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January 23, 2021

Metallic Christmas card

Happy New Year!  It’s still January, so I guess it’s still OK for me to wish you that dear reader. 

I’m joining the stash challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, where the challenge is to use metallic papers …

I always struggle to get a good photo when I use metallic papers, but they look so beautiful in real life – I just love the result.

I chose two designs of Winter Wonderland speciality dsp by Stampin Up – the black and gold metallic striped background paper is really lush.  I’ve been holding on to this paper for a while, stroking it occasionally but frightened to cut into it, but I think it was worth it for this card…

The reindeer topper was cut from silver metallic cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set. The trouble with metallic cardstock is it marks really easily, and it was difficult not to get marks on it from the die itself. I decided to use it anyway, thus proving my card is handmade!

I popped up the sentiment strip and reindeer just to give the card a little bit of dimension. A simple design but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

I hope you will join the ladies over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful designs with us.

Enjoy your Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

November 14, 2020

November colour challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog.

I’m hosting all the challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month, and I’m thoroughly enjoying making and creating for you. This week, a colour challenge to use red and green…

I started with this pretty paper as the snowmen are either wearing red or green hats – how cute!

I then added some sparkly red and green embellishments…

And a red satin ribbon tied in a bow…

I hope you like my card for this week, and that you will join me and the other ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

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