Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Christmas Alphabet - C for Celebrate

Afternoon All,

A quick and uncomplicated card today based on a card seen in a Stampin' Up stampin' techniques booklet.

The base card measures 4.5" x 5.5"  - a good size for going through the mail, especially as the embellishments aren't too bulky.

All it took to decorate was a snippet of DP big enough to cut 3 x 1.25" strips, some really nice grosgrain ribbon wrapped round and the topper. The topper was made by stamping this really useful Banana Frog stamp using Versamark and embossing with gold EP, then trimmed and adhered to a scalloped circle of co-ordinating green card.

The back has a strip of the DP too - can't leave it without decoration :)

Materials used:
  • Cardstock – Stampin’ Up, Baja Breeze (4.5" x 5.5" base), Certainly Celery, Whisper White
  • DP: Papermania bauble pattern (sorry, leftover from last year and name forgotten) snippet big enough to cut 3 x 1.25" strips
  • Stamp: Banana Frog's Time to Celebrate (free from Craft Stamper, Versamark, Heat it Up gold embossing powder
  • Ribbon - Anna Griffin Lulu Stitched Grosgrain
Apart from participating in the the A-Z challenge at Docrafts, I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:
Jules Crafty Snippet Challenge - Week 41 - plenty of snippets included, design paper is leftover from last year, tiny pieces of white and green card.

Do you stack up 41: use your scraps

Lexi 51: just a sentiment

Lothian crafts 19: anything goes

We have had the most awful weather here - almost all four seasons in one day, I think. Rainstorms this morning caused flooding on the roads ... so much so that the fire brigade turned us back on the road out of town ... a sudden change to our shopping plans! Then the sun came out and it was quite pleasant this afternoon ... what will this evening bring, I wonder. Oh,oh, I've just got my answer, it's raining again now :(

Oops, time to go - time flies when I'm crafting :) Time to think about preparing dinner.

Happy crafting,



  1. Fab way to use some snippets - lovely card. For a moment you had me thinking it's Friday today - lol! - thanks so much for joining in my CHNC challenge 42 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. wow what a beautiful card Elizabeth...I love the modern cas feel to it and the colours are stunning
    Mina xxx

  3. Beautiful card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Hi Elizabeth

    Such a lovely Christmas card!!

    Not a colour combo I would have put together .. .. but I love it!! That shade of green is so lush! Great use of your snippets.

    Your DP is just perfect for this and a great sentiment feature too.

    Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Beautiful card, very elegant! Love the DP!
    Blessings Bernie

  6. A beautiful card, I love the blue/green colour combo :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. So simple and pretty

    kitten DYSU team

  8. stunning card elizabeth.i love the stylish design and your colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  9. A simple yet beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations. Hope to see you again soon.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx
    Blog Owner

  10. A simple yet stunning card with beautiful colours and as always gorgeous on the inside too.



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