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:

  1. Oooh this is gorgeous. Love how you did the word and the inside is fab too.
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  2. Hi
    Fabulous card .... Really gorgeous.....
    Thanks for your help......still no go....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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

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

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

    Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. Very elegant card Mo I love the fold! Susan x

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. So pretty!
    love how it opens up :)

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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

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

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

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

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  28. Wow, superb card outside and inside. Lynn x

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  29. Super elegant! Love that big, shiny ornament!

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

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  31. 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.

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  32. This is beautiful Mo! Well done you.
    Hugs
    xx

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

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

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

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  36. 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
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  37. wow wow wow, this is just stunning

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  38. 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

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  39. 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 :-) !!

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  40. Beautiful - a really elegant card.

    Thanks for joining CHNC.

    Helen x
    (GDT Member)

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