Sunday, 7 April 2013

Silver and another!


Silver and another colour that is! It's time for another challenge over at the Christmas Card Club. Sylvie at Gibmiss  challenged us to this gorgeous colour combination and I'm glad she did! I love working with my glimmery, glitzy papers and as I was rummaging through my Christmas stash, not only did I find this elegant silver damask patterned paper, I also found a highly glimmery, heavy weight red cardstock, suitable to make the card base.
It is really hard to photograph...no matter which way I tilted it, the background which is highly metallic, gave off terrible glare. I had flash switched off of course, but still had  it bouncing off the card.
Here is another view...slightly better for glare but i had to tilt the card at a funny angle...

Earlier this year I made my first folded card and I am hooked! Both papers I found were 12 x 12...usually these never work out for cards for me as the patterns are generally too big. In this case, I was lucky enough to be able to use them and therefore had enough paper to make a 6 inch square folded card.

I had a couple of the scalloped rectangles left from some Xmas cards in 2012, so decided to use it for the flap. The scallop is a really heavy weight as well, so will take the wear and tear of being the part that gets handled to open the card.
Here is the inside of the card. I left room for signatures and that's about it.


All in all, I am really pleased with how this card turned out. The only drawback is that it will never fit through the slot at the post office so I will use it for a hand delivered card.

Recipe
Card base - red glimmered heavy weight cardstock from my stash, 6x6 folded card
DP - Creative imaginations, Silver Damask
Matt Silver Scallop card front - from my stash, originally from Michaels
Dies - Memory Box, drop ornament and Emma ornament
Bling - teeny diamonds from my stash,
Peace Bling - from my stash, originally from Michaels

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1.CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
2. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge- must be Christmas
3. Sister ACt Card Challenge - Anything goes
4. 2 Sisters Challenge - Anything goes
5. Jingles Belles - Shine on Shine on.
6. Speedy TV Friends of Speedy Tv - Song, Book or Movie, I heard the bells on Christmas Day Peace on earth,  Goodwill to men
7. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Simple Salutations - Anything goes
8. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets, my snippets are the ornament and the white card base offcuts that  the inside sentiment is on
9. Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with Sparkle
10. Squirrel and the Fox - Inspired by a song or movie, I heard the bells on Christmas Day...Peace on Earth and Goodwill to men

41 comments:

Crafty Kitten said...

Oooh this is gorgeous. Love how you did the word and the inside is fab too.
xxxxxxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Fabulous card .... Really gorgeous.....
Thanks for your help......still no go....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Maureen, love the bauble die and the damask paper. Carol x

dutchess said...

Wow a really lovely combination and that BP is to die for! lovely card I know what you mean most of the card have to be given not posted...xxxxx

Hazel said...

What a super, gorgeous card - love the way you've done the word Peace and the fold of the card - such a gorgeous response to Sylvie's challenge and thank you for entering it into my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you there again soon. x

Stamping in Pink said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the red with the silver - very classy and elegant as well as very Christmassy Karen x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful christmas card Mo, I like the bauble and the peace in gems.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Hun....and thank you for all your lovely comments too sweetie....-:)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Redanne said...

This card is stunning, I love the pop of red in the background and that Memory Box die is one of my favourite Christmas ones, love this! Hugs, Anne x

Pia S said...

This is such an elegant card! Love the papers you've used - so beautiful - and a great layout too!

Sharon said...

This is lovely. The bauble is gorgeous and love the design and beautiful papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Very elegant card Mo I love the fold! Susan x

Sue Althouse said...

Love this color combo, and I am totally impressed that you are making Christmas cards in April!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Beautiful card. I love your decorated inside. Thanks for playing Simple Salutations on Speedy TV. Hope to see you next week.

Tracy said...

Another beautiful Christmas card...your going to be completed them way before the season :)

Di said...

Gorgeous card Maureen.I love the folded idea design and red and silver are fabulous together. The 'Peace' bling makes a great finishing touch!

Hugs, Di xx

Janine said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card - the silver and red is a lovely combination. Glad someone used a Christmas song for our FOSTV66 challenge. Check out FOSTV67 later today!

Linda said...

lovely card.
Thanks so much for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox, hope we'll see you again next fortnight!
Hugs,
Linda xox

Asha said...

Gorgeous! Red and silver really do go together. Love this combo.
xxx Asha

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Oooo! This is so pretty!

Trisha Stanley said...

This is beautiful, Maureen!!! I LOVE the "blingy" peace!! I'm so glad you joined us at Sister Act for the first ever card challenge!!! Best of luck to you!
Hugs
~Trisha

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So pretty!
love how it opens up :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maureen,

This is a beautiful card. I can see the metallic in the photos. Sometimes it's just hard to get the pics the way we want them!

I loved your story about Giant Head's Road. Very cool. It's an ape head and every time I drive up to Los Alamos I see it. Shh, I took those photos while driving - really point and shoot. I love digital cameras -- no waste of film!

Hugs,
Kay

DebiJ said...

What a stunning card...love all the silver & 'peace' in red bling, and the inside is just beautiful too. What a treasure of a card.
Hugs xxx

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mo love the red with the silver, the bauble and the lettering looks fantastic.
hugs
lorraine x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow, I love this...Your Christmas card is just beautiful. I love that tri-fold design and the silver is stunning. joann sassy raggedy

Hazel said...

Glad you added this for my CHNC challenge extra for April x

Lynn said...

Wow, superb card outside and inside. Lynn x

Bonnie said...

Super elegant! Love that big, shiny ornament!

SmilynStef said...

Oh so pretty ... love all of that holiday bling ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

MaryH said...

Super gorgeous card! You know by now I'm hooked on MB dies. You really hit it out of the park with this shimmering, glimmering card. That die is so effective on this folded card. I'm awestruck at how you did all the folding, layering here. Really effective. Colors were great together,& someone is going to receive a very glamourous card from Miss Scrappymoi! TFS & Hugs too. Oh, nearly forgot to say: That rhinestone Peace...fabulous touch.

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Mo! Well done you.
Hugs
xx

Carol L said...

WOW! This is quite a stunning card! I just love that sparkly ornament and the unique fold of your card! Beautiful!

lauren bergold said...

what a beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful and sparkly holiday card! thanks for blinging along with us at JINGLE BELLES this fortnight!!! :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is a SUPER festive card Maureen. LOVE it to pieces. Told you you are awesome!!! LOL!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Bubbles said...

I love that bauble die - and you've used it so beautifully. If you're ever in my area, you can hand deliver a card like that any time *lol*
Just visiting from the Crafty Snippets Playground,
Bubbles
at Patchwork Apples
# 35

Gillian said...

wow wow wow, this is just stunning

Amanda said...

Such a fabulous card, love the shimmery card and both colours work so well together too. Well done for using all the papers too. Hugs, Amanda x

Lisa said...

oh my! this is simply gorgeous. elegant and stylish and the way you decorated the inside too? wow! Thanks so much for joining in on my prompt over at Jingle Belles :-) !!

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really elegant card.

Thanks for joining CHNC.

Helen x
(GDT Member)