Thursday, 3 January 2013

One for CraftyHazelnut's Challenge #105

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick share today - a Christmas card that would seem to fit well with this week's CHNC challenge #105 - Anything Goes

Edited note: At Hazel's suggestion this card is also being submitted to her CHNC challenge extra for January - also Anything Goes. Thanks Hazel!

Hazel is asking us to show any Christmas card that hasn't been seen before or make a start on cards for next Christmas - this is one that hasn't been seen before.

This was a quick and simple card to make but only because I had already created the embossed paper used for the topper ... you can see how this was made in this earlier post. All I had to do was trim it to size, ink around the edges with Tim Holtz DI, Festive Berries.

Then wrap a length of white vellum ... stamped with the greeting using VersaMark and embossed with gold powder ... round the lower part of the topper. Voila!

To finish, the inside is stamped with one of my favourite PB stamps and another greeting.

Materials: white card base; smooth white card; Tim Holtz distress inks in Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw; Penny Black Holly Bough stamp; Papermania greeting stamp from Noel set; gold mica powder; Darice Snowflake Swirl embossing folder; strip of white vellum, VersaMark; gold embossing powder.

That's me done for today - I've been merrily crafting away for much of the day and, at the same time, making a serious dent in the snippet pile - more of that later :) 

Life will be getting back to normal for you all, as it is for me ... in my case, that's normal for someone who no longer has to go out to work. The odd thing is, that even though I've been fully retired for three years now, I still look forward to the weekend and the holidays. And, I treat Saturday and Sunday quite differently from the rest of the week. The EM, who has been retired a lot more years than I have, keeps telling me that taking off and doing fun things does not have to be confined to the weekend anymore. That being the case, we are off to visit my sister tomorrow :))

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


  1. Beautiful card - love the embossed paper - very classy - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 105 - you could also link this for my new monthly challenge - - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. Beautiful! The paper you made has a shimmery almost holographic look in a subtler sort of is really lovely. I like the colours swirled into it and the EF is just right!

    Enjoy your visit with your sister!

  3. Happy new year Elizabeth, Oh so beautiful is your card the colour and shinner is stunning xx

  4. I really like this card, its very classy indeed! xx


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