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Friday, 13 September 2013

Christmas Corner...

Good Morning All,

It suddenly seems to be September already and although I've done most of my crafty shopping for Christmas I haven't really started playing and designing yet.  I thought the best way to motivate myself is to make Christmas Friday.  Therefore todays creative offering is a Christmas card.  I intend to try to post something with a Christmas theme every Friday!

Todays offering is a card, this was made out of the scrap from my design team card for HobbyCutz that I posted on Monday.

I simply layered the sheet I cut the snowflakes out of, Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake pendent, with foam pads, to a background piece. The background is a sheet of PMD Navy card which I embossed with a Darice A4 folder and then rubbed over the embossing with Silver Pearl gilding wax from Creative Expressions.

I wrapped a piece of woven ribbon down the side (really to hide the blank bit!) and mounted it onto a silver card blank and decorated the card with gems and a leftover snowflake.

Finally I added the laser cut peace that I tested the Gilding flakes on.



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  2. Oops looks like a pressed a wrong button and deleted what I said before, you wait till you get old! What I said was..
    Another lovely card John. I do love the way you use up scraps !!
    Happy Friday
    Maggie x


  3. This is stunning John,


  4. Gorgeous card John, well designed although you say it was leftovers. You must have a good eye to spot potential in a piece of card. Love everything about this, the embossing, gilding wax etc so lovely.

    Wilma x x x

  5. Fantastic card John, brilliant use of your left over piece.
    Colours are wonderful
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  6. Hi John. Lovely card. You wouldn't know that it is made out of scraps would you, very clever. Take care.

  7. Hola John
    its a festive display of gorgeousness!
    I've done one using the cut out piece on top but its not elegant like this one. One day, I will learn to do elegant rather than elephant! (that will only make sense if you have seen my blog post today lol !)
    Have a great day!
    Ang x

  8. Hi John

    Christmas Friday sure sounds good to me as im always looking for new ideas as you know
    Todays card is another beautiful card the colors , snowflakes and gems are just perfect

    Have a nice weekend

    Elaine H X

  9. Looks good John. Wait till you see my post later, a Christmas creation!!! Not got time now going to do Susies hair and then fat club lunch out!!!!! A big fat Italian..mmmmmm
    Create and Craft arguments now given me a refund I,m so bloody mad cant describe how I feel about the ******company. Explain later

  10. Hi John,
    Great card and a super way to use the left over piece of card. Looks good.

  11. Well they say waste not want not John and you have certainly not wasted anything making a lovely card into the bargain. Best wishes Jackie

  12. Love the card John and to think I would have probably put this in my bin!!. I'll be sifting through it later.
    I know I'm going to love Christmas Fridays.

    Love Val x

  13. Lovely card John, I am glad that someone is actually doing some festive cards, (I know there are a few). Can't actually get into festive cards. :-( Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  14. another great card John.Laura O

  15. Hello John
    Such a pretty card. I love the way you've created a snowflake aperture - so effective. Lovely balance of colours and tones.
    Best wishes
    Anne O