Sunday 18 September 2011

Christmas in silver and black

I do like working in black and silver. Something about this combo that says special holiday to me.
This week's Christmas card to add to my stash is destined for someone special.

We're back to the dreary days of winter again here in Scotland therefore the pics aren't that great. I've tried to reduce the glare a bit.
I followed the sketch over at Midnight Madness this week. MMSC#121
The silver embossing powder was added to with some purple glitter. this also gives a "distressed" look to it as well as some glitz when the light hits it.

Also used was matt black and satin silver card stock.

Black satin ribbon edged with silver lurex

flowers are snowflake sizzix die with little white flowers (coloured silver) in the centre

some lilac gems

The candle stamp is papermania

The swirl is HOTP

The base ink used was SU! whisper white

The pins are homemade using black glass beads and silver metal beads

I an entering this into the challenge over at
Midnight Madness - sketch MMSC#121
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Christmas card - they have a wonderful prize of FOUR prima paper pads - wow
Christmas Inspirations - Candles
Crafty Emma's - Embellish me more - at least 4 different embellies - I count at least 5 here


  1. Hi! What a unique treatment for this Christmas card! Very creative. It look so intricate, and the way you wove the ribbons is spectacular!! Well done!!
    So glad you took the Midnight Madness challenge.

    MMSC Design Team

  2. Stunning work! Thanks for playing at CES...good luck!! xx Jenny xx

  3. Wow! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope you will play with us again along the year.

  4. Soooo elegant and downright gorgeous! I love your creativity and thinking outside the box! Thank you for sharing your work and for joining in the Midnight Madness challenge this week! We hope you will join us again very soon!

  5. What a beautiful card you made!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

  6. What a beautifully designed card. Love the silver and black. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness.