Monday, 29 October 2012

Golden snowflakes ....

.... Morning - hope you all had a super weekend.  I managed to play in my craft room and made a much needed Christmas card for my stash.  I used two challenges to make it:



Stamps:  Uniko Studio - The Hands of Time
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Pool Party
Spellbinders: Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #5, Circles Lg (S4-114) #5
Accessories:  Papermania - Christmas Carol Gold Vellum; Gold detail embossing powder; SU Card - Soft Suede, Pool Party; Lakeland - Sentiment label



I made the card base from Stampin' Up! Soft Suede card and the mat from Pool Party.  The gold snowflake theme is a direct result of this lovely vellum.  I stamped the large doily in Versamark, heat embossed with detail gold powder and cut out with a plain circle.  While still in the die, I stippled on some Pool Party, then mounted the circle on a large pinked circle.  I stamped some smaller snowflakes on to the dark panel, embossed them and then added a simple banner sentiment that I've had in my stash for years!!!  I finished off with some pale green gems.  I decorated the inside of the card too - this the time snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party.  

We had a really great time yesterday.  Jonathan and I got to watch the Liverpool vs Everton football match which was brilliant!  Then Jonathan went out to a photo shoot while Kathryn and I headed to the cinema to see Frankenweenie.  Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton, is Disney's Halloween movie.  I'm not going to give a full review - sufficient to say it's brilliant, despite a few tears from Kathryn, we both enjoyed it.  If you're looking for a movie to see with the children at Halloween - this is it!!  

That's all for now - see you tomorrow.


9 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Deb! Love the gold embossed designs and the metallic sentiment!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card - the embossing is terrific!
Caroline xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card Deborah and fabulous embossing...

Anne

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the vellum panel! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stella said...

A gorgeous way to use heat-embossing. Your choice to emboss in gold i elegant and is giving this card something chic. Love it!

Rachel W K said...

so lovely! all the shimmery gold is so perfect for christmas. we stayed and watched the liverpool match too :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Vicky Hayes said...

Yes I am looking for a movie to see at halloween Deborah - and you always come up trumps! I love the gold snowflakes on your card, they're unusual and effective. Vicky x

Beverley said...

Beautifully stunning! I love how you've used the doily stamps. Hugs Bev x

~amy~ said...

I love the look of gold embossing...gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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