Saturday, 30 March 2013

One more

One more Christmas card added to the finished cards bin. It sure has been nice to see that stack of cards grow! I made a commitment to make at least 3 of these cards per month so this is my final Christmas card for March. Whew...I was cutting it close to the wire! Had to get this posted before month end so that it counts in my totals.


Not sure that I like it all that much,,, I send cards to a wide variety of people so I know it will work out OK for someone...just have to figure out who!

Just one little tip and then on to the recipe as I am tired from our Stanley Park train ride and visit to the Aquarium afterwards. The large red cardstock was embossed in the center with a spellbinders square die...then the white cardstock in the center was embossed with a size smaller square die...and finally...yes...you guessed it the red cardstock square in the center was embossed using another smaller square. Hard to photgraph so thought I would share that detail.
Recipe:
Card base - Michaels 5x5 card and envelope pack from my stash
Cardstock - red and white from my snippets stash
Dies - Spellbinder squares used to emboss a frame around the white square
         - Corner Die Marianne Creatables LR0143 (a candy win from Shaz in OZ @ http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.ca/
Bling - Dollarama from my stash
Ribbon - a very teensy snippet from my stash...could hardly tie it!
Stickles - Stardust stickles around the embossed edge of the smallest red square and the white square.
Sentiment - a rub-on from my stash...so old that I don't know the name anymore.
Stamp - unknown from the stamping day at the LSS (next time I  will stamp one image and record the names for my files.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets...think I might win something for using the teensiest piece of ribbona nd managing to tie it too!
2. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
3. Marks Finest Papers SpeedyTV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
5. Jingle Belles Rock - Jingle Belles are Blinging I used stickles and lots of diamond gems
6. Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations - Anything goes

26 comments:

brenda said...

Very crisp and elegant looking Maureen.

Happy Easter Sunday.

B x

Redanne said...

I do like red and white for Christmas so I do like your card, especially the little charm in the centre - very charming (well it had to be said didn't it?). Hope you are having a lovely weekend, although it sounds like yours has been exhausting. Hugs, Anne x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the embossing on background, die borders, as well as the gem embellishing on a wonderful Christmas card. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the bauble the the corners and the gems.
Kevin xx

Angie said...

Oh this is stunning!!! I love the gems and the corners!!! So pretty!!! Love the ornament front and center! I missed 2 of my CCC for the month of Feb. Missed 5 for March!!! I am hoping to get to my craft table tomorrow and make some CCC and catch up!!!

lauren bergold said...

let me know if you can't think of a recipient who will ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ this gorgeous card, b/c i sooooooo totally do!!! this is so fabulous, i love that you've incorporated loads of gems and those fab corners, but the pretty ornament is still very much the star of the show! thanks for BLING-ing along with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! ♥

Sue said...

This is so lovely Maureen..so crisp and clean I love it!! hope you recover from the outing on the train hun lots of easter choccy huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

May said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Love those corner die cuts.. so pretty!

WOW.. Lovely to have all that Burlap.. they make fabulous gift bags at Christmas.. I make a lot of Burlap flowers using the Tim Holtz tattered flower die... I coat the burlap in mod podge first before cutting them to mould into shape otherwise the burlap won't stay in shape!!! lots of videos on youtube to help That's were I got the idea!! Have fun...

I was in Calgary in Canada last year for 2 weeks... I had a fabulous time Beautiful country!! and I got to visit Michaels the craft store... WONDERFUL...bought tooooo much but loved it!!
I hope you are enjoying the Easter..I am on a day off work & chocolate what more do I need.. tee-hee

Hugs May x x x

Diana Seal said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Mo!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy Easter!
Diana

Hazel said...

Delightful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – hope to see you again soon. x

Di said...

Beautiful Christmas card Maureen. I've always thought I didn't need plain Nesties squares or rectangles - you just convinced me other wise! Love the bold red and white and you do get a prize for the teeniest scrap of ribbon! Super card!

Hugs and Happy Easter, Di xx

Mary said...

I love square cards and yours has lots to love. Very nice young lady. Happy Easter and an Early Merry Christmas.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So pretty with the bling photo corners and frame around the ornament!

Jo said...

That's a lovely card Maureen, the embossed squares look fab! Hope you're well & having a great weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Hettie said...

Very pretty card there Mo. Love red and white.
x

Tracy said...

I think this card is really pretty.
I like the christmas ornament in the center.

SmilynStef said...

Love those fancy corners & the wonderful embossed frames ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love that red and white and those corner dies are fabulous. Great card. joann sassy raggedy

Laura said...

I love it
I also said I would make Christmas cards throughout the year this time... I haven't started yet though... :/
Thank you so much for joining us over at Crafty Ribbons
Have a good week
Laura
:)

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
hugs Anke

Lynn said...

Beautiful creation - what is there not to like about it?! Lynn x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely vibrant card. That bow has to be the cutest.
Hugs Mrs a.

MaryH said...

Your embossed squares show very nicely on enlarging the pics. I think this is a very lovely red & white card. Really like that S/Binder that you used here...and the corners are the perfect finishing touch. Your center ornament was nifty too. I need to emulate your goal of 3/per month. Kudos to you for keeping it going too. TFS

Lisa said...

Its such a classic Christmas colour combination and the embossing is perfect! the touch of bling is gorgeous and I would be willing to add myself onto your list to receive it if you can't think who to send it to :-)
Thanks for joining in on my prompt over at Jingle Belles!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing how you did the embossed squares. I keep forgetting that I can use my dies for just embossing - the effect is lovely. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Debs Willis said...

This is really lovely, a very elegant card!
Hugs, Debs x