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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Gotta Love Christmas Trees

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well on this Saturday evening.  Went over to BJ Crafts this morning for their demo weekend.  Had a lovely chat with Sue and Linda who were there from Imagination Crafts.  A few little items jumped into my shopping basket while I was there but it was all stuff I really needed lol.  Anyway, thought I had better post this before we sit down to watch Doctor Who.  


The image is a stamp from Imagination Crafts.  I stamped onto black glossy card using versamark and then dusted over with mica powders.  A good tip is to spray the image with cheap hairspray when completed to seal the mica powder so it doesn't rub off.  I mounted the topper onto a die cut shape.  You can't see them very well but I added some pearls from the Hobby House around the die cut as well as some distress ink.  The background papers were some freebie ones in a magazine from Craftwork Cards.  Made a messy bow from seam binding ribbon and also added a snowflake charm - also from The Hobby House.  The sentiment was also stamped onto black card and dusted over with mica powder.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Use sketch
The Hobby House - Pearls
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Pearls
As You Like It - Spots or stripes (love spots, so versatile and go with any images)
Fab N Funky - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Add a bow
Sweet Stampin - Cause for celebration

27 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the sparkle on the image and beautiful papers. Your bow looks fabulous too!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Sue xx

Linda Simpson said...

Card full of gorgeousness :) Love it!

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Jennifer Johnston said...

I love this Mags. the colours are beautiful and I love the stamp, I think it has a modern look to it. The ribbon just sets the whole card off. Hugs Jennifer xx

Debbie Fisher said...

This is beautiful Mags, great colours xx

Ginny said...

fabulous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

rachel said...

super card Mags - glad you had a nice time at BJ Crafts! Wish I could have been there! Hugs Rachel xx

Sandra H said...

Your card is beautiful all of the embellis image and backing papers are stunning such a beautiful creation x

Merry said...

Beautiful card…that bow is just wonderful.

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Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Mags. Love the image of the trees and what a gorgeous bow! Susan x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A great Christmas card. I love the layout and your backing papers very much.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

An awesome gorgeous creation Mags. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxx

Kate at the Hobby House said...

gorgeous Hobby House pearls, and a super card love the design with the added snowflake charm thank you for joining us at the Hobby House challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used, the beautiful paper and image. Great job!

rachel taylor said...

hi to you thanks for sharing your lovely card and image with us this week at brown sugar
Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love that little snowflake charm!!
Thanks for joining us at TMS #225!!

(Isn't it wonderful when supplies just jump into our basket!! LOL)

Lisa Sumpter said...

really lovely.thanks for playing in our Christmas challenge at Charisma this challenge

Lisa xox

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a great card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew
Denise
CCC-DT

Avril Ann said...

Outstanding Mags, love the image and all the colours you have put together xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

I just love this card and especially the contrast it has. The tip about the hairspray is good to know...I've used the mica powders before, but not with hairspray. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Lynn, BSCB DT

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Pia xx

Bea und Doreen said...

lovely card Mags.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Doreen xx

Samantha said...

Fab card LOVE the spotty Green paper too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Ellie said...

This is so beautiful! Love the effects you got using the mica powder, fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More! Good luck!

paper fun said...

Fabulous with that charm and pearl on the gorgeous bow.

Thanks for joining us in our pearl challenge at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love patterned paper choice and how you make image with powder.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Celebration” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Natali

Grandma Bonnie said...

Mags, oooh i love this techinque..and i am glad you shared it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Thank you!