Saturday, 17 May 2014

Christmas Card Club #11 A Button, Two Brads, Ribbon And One Other Embellishment - Card 16

I had a fun time making this card for my fortnightly Christmas Card Club. It was Zoe at Stamping Scene's turn to pick a theme and it sure was fun!  Many of you know that I am on a stash busting mission. This theme was right up my alley as I was able to choose items I wanted to use up. I'm sure you all have those kind of bits and bobs hidden away in your craft rooms too.  Little bits of 2 or 3 items left over from larger packets. It is a good feeling when we manage to use up the last of these little treasures!   lol

I tried hard to break my mitchy/matchy mold and combine some colours that I do not usually put together. I wanted the image and the pink die cut I chose, to stand out on the DP.  The two design papers are quite heavily embossed with opalescent snowflakes. It seemed that I would have to introduce a third colour or those papers would have dominated my card.  Hope I was right!

I have a bit of a confession. I had to stray a bit from the brief! I made up some card kits at home and took them with me to Mum's. Her neighbour kindly loaned me a folding table and I set up a little craft area in the guest room. Somehow I managed to lose the third snowflake brad.  It was going to sit on the large snowflake to the left of the image. I had to shift the image over to hide that it was missing! The brads are my VOS item. I think they are at least 10 years old...felt good to use them. The green sparkly self adhesive ribbon is another golden oldie...originally from the dollar store.

As you have probably guessed, the pink diamonds are my "other"  embellishment.
The chipboard button is a NBUS item from a recent RAK win.  I liked that it was a self adhesive style. Easy peasy!

I was not able to finish the inside of the cards I made at Mum's. I will have to finish them once I am home again. There was a limit of what I could manage to carry on the bus. lol

****************This is card #16 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

Card base and envelope -  from my stash
Design Paper - Best Creations, Christmas Wishes glitter embosssed papers
Card stock - snippets of pink and white card from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders
Snowflake brads - VOS, from my stash
Button - NBUS, from my stash
Bling - pink diamonds from my stash
Ribbon - VOS, from my stash
Stamp - forgot to jot down the name...sorry

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper


Christine Harrop said...

Love your card Maureen. Your brads look the same as mine and I can't remember how may years ago I got them!!!! I like the shades of pinks and greens and everything marries together really well. Hope your mum is okay. Hugs Christine xx


Beautiful beautiful!I like banner and layout.Stamp is very funny!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Love the layout and the Papers....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super fun image, haven't seen it before, the card is gorgeous.

Warm hugs

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great card using up your scraps and bits and pieces. I love the papers too.

Karen said...

That is gorgeous Mo! The pink goes perfectly with that shade of green and red - you have got such fabulous colour matching/blending skills.
I am sure Zoe will forgive for the one missing brad as it ran away! Really stunning card Karen xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love this sweet image. I have those same designer papers and they really are beautiful. I love the die frame. Beautiful...Hugs, joann

Planetsusie said...

Hi Maureen - I love this mix of colours and that image made me giggle! Not quite as loudly as when I read the bit about you losing your third brad, fortunately my imagination is good so I am picturing it on top of the snowflake!! LOL!

I have some of these as well and had thought of using them on my first 'joke' card but changed my mind and used three glitter brads instead.

I do hope your mum is OK - btw I gave Graham your hug and he says 'thank you very much' bless him!

Take care of yourselves.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

dutchess said...

Hi Maureen...lovely christmassy colours and those dinky little banners...a real fun card love it
have sent you an e mail with instructions for the sidebar...xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Mo, love the wonderful papers and design also that fab image.
lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Do you know, well I know that you don't, but I still have some of those brads too. Yes just checked and I do still have them.
Gorgeous card, love your trial of different colour combinations and a really cute image.

Kath x

rachel said...

great card Maureen - fab image and great festive colours - brilliant xx

Mrs A. said...

The backing papers works so well together on your card. I didn't miss the thing brad until you said so. Thankyou or your kind words regarding Mum. She is still in hospital at the moment but hopefully she wiil be allowed back to the nursing home to be with Dad. He is a bit lost without her.
Hugs Mrs a.

Hettie said...

Lovely card there. Love that image. I had/have the same snowflakes and am sure they are pre this century! Haa Haa!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a lovely colour combination and I love the little banners.

Peanut said...

Nothing mitchy-matchy on this card, Maureen. rad colours, maybe but with a fresh modern twist. AND you stuck to Zoƫ's recipe! Well done!
hugs, Asha

Sarn said...

That's a very sweet card Mo. Love the die cut circle.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hazel said...

Super response to Zoe's CCC challenge and thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper May challenge. x

Hazel said...

Silly me - please ignore my comment about Completely Christmas - was forgetting that this week is a sketch challenge (back to anything goes next week) x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely card Mo and glad to see the use of NBUS ... have to get to some more of mine, thanks or popping over too :D Shaz in Oz.x

Glenda Atkins said...

Cute and fun Christmas card,adore the decorative circle frame, wonderful papers too!

Carol said...

Love your take on the challenge Maureen, and I think we can forgive you the missing brad! Great colours too. Carol x

Greta said...

Oh wow--what a great card, Mo! Those papers are gorgeous & your choice for the focal point that could hold it's own with them is perfect! I have some of those snowflake brads, too--thanks for the reminder!

Zoe Tant said...

I'm sorry I'm late visiting this beautiful card. I think you did a fab job with my challenge and I'm glad it helped you use up odds and ends. Zx