Sunday, 26 August 2012

Silver church town

For the Christmas Card Challenge for today Deb asked us to make 4 gift cards or 4 small Christmas cards. Well, I haven't absolutely stuck to the challenge, but I hope I'll be forgiven - lol!. I sell packs of 5 Christmas cards to raise money for Tearfund and desperately need to make more packs because I've tended this year to concentrate on making individual cards. So I thought this was an opportunity to make a pack of simple cards - and they are smaller than the individual ones I've been doing, so I think they fit the challenge. If you want information about the Christmas Card Club please contact one of us - the list of those involved is on my sidebar.

So for my five cards I've used a newly acquired Personal Impressions stamp called 'church town', inking it up with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver powder. I then mounted the black card on to silver mirror card before mounting again on to a black card blank.

Unfortunately, you can't see the silver mirror card on some of the cards and the ones on the left look gold instead of silver - I'm still getting used to the new camera (it probably would help if I stopped and read the instructions - lol!).

I forgot to say that before I did these I actually stamped and heat embossed with silver on to some claret deep red card, but then decided they would look better in black - I might try and do something with the claret ones tomorrow.

These are also for:

Holly jolly Christmas: monochromatic Christmas
Christmas stampin all year long 24: non-traditional colours
My time to craft 185: Christmas in August
Willow sketchie: Christmas in August
Crafty Ann 72: Christmas in August
Challenge up your life 76: Christmas in summer
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Totally stampalicious: CAS clean and simple
Tanda teaser 200: CAS


  1. These are very stunning! Silver and black is such an elegant color combo. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  2. Hazel - your cards are so pretty. Stunning in silver. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  3. Oh Hazel these are so pretty, what sweet cards, Thanks for sharing on Willow Sketchie, Hazelxo

  4. Really pretty!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Wow Hazel these cards of yours are so the black with gold & silver...what a great card to receive at Chrissie time!
    Hugs xxxx

  6. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Challenge up your life!

  7. Great Christmas cards Hazel. Love that image in the silver embossing. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

  8. Lovely creation, thanks for sharing at MTTC, x

  9. WOW, what a gorgeous set of Christmas cards! The embossed images look lovely - reminds me a bit of Prague, I love the ambiance of that city! I find it so hard to take photos of mirrors cards as the colors often look funky, no matter what :)

  10. What an elegant set of cards! So beautiful in silver and black! Thank you for joining us this week at Holly Jolly CC!

  11. love them Hazel they look really stunning silver on black.....just great for the challenge...hugs Margaret

  12. super chic et élégantes, quelle classe, biz

  13. These are fabulous.You've done a super job keeping the fine details.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  14. Gorgeous creations....thanks for joining Willow Sketchie!
    xxx Margreet

  15. Hazel, these are absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE the fabulous embossing and the gold accent! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  16. This is a superbly classy and elegant set of Cards, Hazel - beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's

  17. What a great set~ Simple yet the embossing creates a wow. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

  18. Hi Hazel!
    Lovely card, beautiful colours!
    Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

  19. Wonderful cards Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  20. Such lovely and elegant Christmas cards.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)


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