Saturday, 30 July 2011

Christmas in July

Good afternoon, the weekend is upon us once again so it must be time for Shirley to hit the challenge trail!

This is an entry for three challenges:

Crafty Catz #93 Christmas in July
Crafty Creations #129 Christmas in July
Totally papercrafts #77 Bling It Up.

So here we have an unusual colour combination for Christmas but I think it works.

The main image is from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque). This was stamped on acetate and gold leaf was applied to the back for the first bit of bling.

This was layered onto glossy card which had been coloured with various alcohol inks. Once trimmed to size the edges were picked out with fine gold peel offs (not something I use often but they do have their place).

This was mounted onto black card which had been embossed with the brand new embossing tools from the makers of the Cuttlebug. It was a corner embossing tool that was positioned on the master board and used to emboss each corner. This layer was mounted onto a pink A5 card blank and then the holly berried were highlighted with gold glitter glue for added bling.

The "Joy" sentiment was also embossed on gold textured card using the Cuttlebug system, cut to shape with a circular Nestie and backed with the scalloped circular Nestie to finish the look.


  1. Hi Shirl, A gorgeous card hun, what a beautiful scene.xx

  2. Hi Shirl
    A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Hi Shirl, stunning card I love that scene. hugs Shirleyxxx


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