Thursday, 22 August 2013

Winter Botanicals in Silver ... no sentiment

Evening Everyone,

At last, I've been back in the craft room and making a start on tackling that pile of A4 card and paper that's teetering on the edge of my desk. And to start with, as Hazel, over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 138, has asked for no sentiment this week, this what I've come up with.
Is there anything more difficult to photograph than mirror card?!?! 

This is really a case of using up stash. Everything that has gone into making it has been tucked away and forgotten for one reason or another. For example, the pale aqua base card came from a pack of mixed coloured cards bought cheaply from a high street shop way back when I first began to think about making cards ... trouble was, when I got them home and opened the pack I found they were badly scored and folded. However, with a bit of judicious pruning, this one is now squared up perfectly.

The patterned paper, part of a Christmas gift from a crafting buddy, has been stowed away just waiting for the perfect project .... in other words, I didn't really want to part with it because I like it so much! But that's just selfish and the time has come to share :) The black card? Well, it's recycled and the topper is from testing out the embossing folder when it was new ... that will be last year some time then :) Even the ribbons and the gems have been around as long as Methuselah!
Materials:
  • pale aqua square base card 
  • Jennifer Ellory design paper
  • black card
  • silver mirror card
  • Sizzix Winter Botanicals embossing folder
  • Anita's red, turquoise and green gems
  • red grosgrain ribbon and narrow silver edged black ribbon
And this week I will remember to submit to Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for August - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.

And, of course, I'm hopping and skipping along to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week 86 ... the snippets are the black and the silver card used for the topper. There's a new kid in the playground, Parsnip's the name, that I'm keen to meet :)

Ah, it's good to be back and crafting again :)

Take care everyone and happy crafting,

9 comments:

MaryH said...

Your silver embossing showed up very sparkly..I think it photo'd quite well. Loved this EF, will have to search it out. Your dp behind the sparkles was so pretty, my eye just kept going further back & further back...the sparkle caught my eye first. Loved the added gems. Glad you felt like creating today! TFS & Hugs

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
I am so glad you are feeling better and back in the craft room, love the card, its great to use up old stash and make something lovely.
Glad you liked the seeds we had a lot left over from DD2 wedding last year
janet

Rita said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. I do love the beautiful embossing. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your card Elizabeth, Mirror card is terrible to photo but you have captured yours beautiful here and the backing papers are gorgeous well matched with your stunning image and gems everything about it is gorgeous and well done for recycled goodies xx

Jackie said...

Superb card, I love that topper :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

First of all, it's lovely to see you crafting Elizabeth. Been thinking about you a lot since your post about the dreadful fire.

How I love this card, have a strong suspicion I might have that backing paper somewhere as well and it's lovely. Very unusual of the paper company to mix red and turquoise but it works just brilliantly. Am sighing over the lovely embossing folder you used too - gorgeous!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

YAY . . . so pleased you didn't let the buggers get you down for long Elizabeth. Fab card, beautifully finished as always.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card, Elizabeth - love all the silver. Thanks for entering this into both CHNC challenges - hope to see you soon. x

coops said...

so stunning elizabeth.the silver embossing looks fab :D

xx coops xx