Saturday 2 July 2011

A bit of bling

Over at Stampin' Dymonz' Scrap Shack we have a weekly "Christmas Card Club". Trying to stay ahead of the game when it comes to making cards for that time of year. This week the task is to use acetate. I thought I might as well incorporate some of the challenges over here in blogland so, following the sketch over at Midnight Madness #110, this is my card.
The acetate is a panel inserted to make the card square. I used matching vellum on the other side. (HunkyDory) Mounted onto pearlised black CS. Ribbon from stash has "with love at Christmas" peeloffs added. The ends are covered with card candy. The image is from Delicious Doodles, coloured with promarkers and glossy accents on the flame. Edge distressed with Barn Door and Black soot DI. Layered onto dark red and pearlised black. The tiny pearls from Pizzaz aplenty... thanks Terry

This shows the speckled green CS base I used and some gorgeous 2 tone ribbon with gold threaded swirls. If you look at the front it looks green.

The back of the image covered, both to neaten and provide a writing surface for a greeting

You can see the pearls better here and see I added a bit more dimension to the ivy.

A couple of challenges I am entering this into
Midnight Madness - #110 - their sketch
Delicious Doodles - Flourishes and Bling
Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge - Dark colours / trees
Crafty Purple Frog - Pearls and swirls


  1. Love this card, thank you for participating in my Christmas Challenge. X Fab

  2. Great bling and take on the MMSC sketch this week! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next time too! :)

  3. Hello Helen. You always manage to come up with something very unique and special, and this is no exception. Absolutely gorgeous, and so much detail to complete the look.
    I hope you are keeping well sweetie. Happy crafting.
    Lots of love, Sandra xx

  4. Very cool. What a great idea. I love the tiny little bead flourishes. Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  5. Hello,

    What a stunning piece, those flourishes really set it off perfectly.

    Thank You for joining in with this current challenge over at Delicious Doodles. Its always lovely to visit your blog, you are one of our most frequent crafters I reckon and its always a pleasure to call in!

    Hop by on Friday as Teri is having a DT call!

    Keryn x

  6. What a lovely card - Christmas Cards already - yikes. Hazel x

  7. Hello Croms - this is fabbulous - it is great to see a Christmas card - reminds me to get moving with mine!! Thanks for showing the extra photos - I love seeing your lovely details close up! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we always love to come and see your wonderful creations! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Fabulous card - love what you've done with image and the acetate. Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles. Good luck. Claire x

  9. Hello Croms,

    Just had to call in and say Teri is having a DT Call for the next 4wks over at the blog.

    Have you thought of applying?! Hop over and have a look!

    Keryn x

  10. wow thats beautiful,, my first visit here,, just lovely!