Friday 18 September 2009

A bling Christmas

It's time to seriously get on with making Christmas cards, so I'm glad to see that a few challenges are spurring us on!

This card is based on the sketch for challenge 18 on Allsorts:

Allsorts also called for the card to be based on a colour combo, so my choice is bright red and turquoise - not colours I would often put together, but I think it's worked.

It also covers these challenges:

Winter Wonderland 15: Frosty the snowman (sorry - a bit late for this one)
One stop craft 46: Let it snow!
Paper Cutz 9: Christmas with LOTS of bling!

Because I need to make a lot of Christmas cards, I recently bought a kit of Christmas concept cards from QVC, although I prefer not to use it in the prescribed way, but take bits and pieces and use them in my own way.

Unfortunately, because this is a scan and the light is too poor to get a flash photo, the 'bling' of the foiled card doesn't show up as it does irl. It is a much richer, brighter red foil with cold foil swirls and the surrounds of the circle and sentiments are foiled with a bright turquoise. Also, the snowflakes are glittery.

I'm adding this photo taken in daylight that shoes the mirror card a bit better:


  1. Fab use of the sketch thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  2. Beautiful card, fabulous embossing. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x

  3. This card is wonderful! Great job!

  4. Hi Hazel, Beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous and work so well together.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    Lisa x

  5. Love the metallic bling of the bit on the left. Great card for Christmas.

  6. I love snowmen & yours is so gorgeous Hazel. The red foil just sets it off. Great card.xx


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