Embellished events for some Christmas wishes…

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s my last week as hostess at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this week. I’ve really enjoyed setting new challenges, and have loved seeing the wonderful creations shared. The challenge this week is to use a previous sketch. Looking back at the list, I found I’d missed the May challenge, so it was an obvious choice for me.

Simple May Sketch

I used the Embellished Events stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to make this A6 size card … 


I really don’t know why I choose to make white cards – they are a nightmare to photograph!  I guess ‘cos they are so pretty in real life that I just can’t resist (*note to self: must try harder with my photography!)


I struggled a bit with this sketch, and couldn’t quite get it to work at first, no matter what I did. I played around with the placement, and the embellishments – I don’t know whether it was the shapes I’d chosen or because of the colours, but it just didn’t look right to me.  But once I added a few more elements, such as the rick rack ribbon and adhesive rhinestones, I was much happier with how the card looked. 


The silver ink I used for the bells is so pretty in real life …


I hope you like my card for this week. I went from hating everything about it, to really loving the look of it … funny how that happens sometimes …

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have been making for you.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, brushed silver, silver glimmer;

stamp set: embellished events;

inks: silver, basic grey;

punches & dies: circles dies, small star;

accessories: dimensionals, adhesive rhinestones, simply scored score board;

additional: silver rick rack and silver ribbon from my stash.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


7 Comments to “Embellished events for some Christmas wishes…”

  1. Ha ha! I agree with you about white cards. They really are a pain to photo.
    Your card is gorgeous. I think your glitter stars and bling are the perfect embellies.
    Carooline xxx

  2. Gill, this is so sparkly and pretty. I love the silver against the white.

  3. oh Gill, c’est une très belle création, sobre et chic, biz

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Gill, a stunning Christmas card, the silver and white is SO elegant and I love the rick rack, stars and jewel accents!
    This design would be perfect for a winter/Christmastime wedding too!
    Ruth x

  5. Your card is absolutely beautiful, Gill. That combo is perfect for an elegant Christmas. LOVING the sparkles too!
    xxx Asha

  6. This is soooo lovely Gill, love all your sparkly accents – don’t stop making cards like this! _ Jacqueline xx

  7. You’ve created classic elegance here with the silver and white color scheme! It’s a wonderful card, Gill.

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