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

20 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Really pretty!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  12. super chic et élégantes, quelle classe, biz

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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