Saturday, 15 March 2014

52CCT - Theme ....

...  Hello everyone!  According to the calender it's only a week until spring starts, but looking out my window to the snow on the ground, it is still very much winter!  It's time for our new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week Patricia has picked the theme "STARS".   Here's the card I made:

It's Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Frame-It, Festive Foliage; CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Christmas Carols
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Chocolate Chip
Dies: WMS - Pine Cones; Die-namics - Scattered Stars
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gold Card; SU DP - Garden Green; SU Markers - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Old Olive


I've used the colours from this week's Merry Monday - MM#99 challenge: brown, green, gold with either white or cream.  I have to admit this is not what I initially came up with.  I had a much more vintage card with brown base and I didn't like it, so I started again.  This time I have a clean, layered card and I'm happy.  I cut a panel of white card slightly smaller than the base and die cut the stars.  I stamped the sentiment, layered gold card behind and adhered it to the card base with dimensional tape.  I coloured the pine cones and branches with markers, stamped the image and cut it out with the matching die, adhering it with very thin dimensional pads.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of green design paper and on the white panel stamped the pine cones again (second generation image) and a simple sentiment.

It's Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I know that we're now well into March and many of you can't see why we are making Christmas cards as we come up to spring.  Well, if you've joined in since we started this year and made only one card, you have 13 cards in your stash.  The idea is that you get ahead so that you have more time for the parties and being with family.  Come on - we are looking forward to seeing your cards based on a Star theme.  As always, our Design Team have wonderful inspiration cards to share with you as does our Guest Designer, Scraplady

That's all for now.  We have a photography filled day planned today.  Kathryn is really enjoying her new (and expensive) hobby, and we have a Family Pass at most of the shoots.  I know I'm biased, but Kathryn has some lovely shots from last week - here's one:

Andrea Dreams - photo by Kathryn Frings - Deborah's Gems

If you want to see more of Kathryn's work, here's the link.  Bye for now!

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17 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

A lovely clean & simple card. The stars are really cute all lined up on one side of your card. Good luck to your daughter with her new hobby! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

lilybygilly said...

I love your idea to use the stars in the background Deborah - it's simple and yet stunning, and the stars really show off the rest of the card. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill x

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty clean & simple card, Deborah! I love the stars! Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Vicky Hayes said...

I really love the stars with the pine cone and needles Deborah. Looking on the bright side, at least the weather is helping with Christmas card inspiration! What a great photo Kathryn took here - she's a natural! Vicky x

Mynn xx said...

Deb, all those stars look AMAZING! LOVE how they are highlighted by the clean design! Fabulous, friend! HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx

fabiola jaques said...

une magnifique pluie d'étoile Déborah, j'aime ton interprétation du thème, biz

Bonnie said...

I love these little gold stars and the pine spray! A lovely CAS card! As always the inside is as lovely as the outside! Thanks, Deborah, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Asha said...

LOVE you take on the theme... panel of star on the side. Stunning CAS creation, Deborah. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
xxx Asha

Judy1223 said...

Deborah, this is such a clean and simple Christmas card, and perfectly uses the Merry Monday colors this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely CAS card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Gay Peplow said...

Lovely gold stars and pine cones on your card, brrrr, don't fancy snow, I hope yours clears soon! :D x

Louise van Vuren said...

Love your stars and the way you've made them, they look great against the softly coloured spray of pine cones. A beautiful card
Louise xx

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty CAS card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Jacqueline said...

I think this is stunning Deborah - fabulous border of stars - Jacqueline xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Very classy card Deborah! LOVE the falling stars (at least I envision them as falling). Wonderful color combo. Hugs D

Daen'Ys said...

They look great all those stars and the pin cones fit very well on this beautiful CAS card!
Rosi x

Ruth M said...

Beautiful card Deborah, I love the seasonal foliage paired with the sparkly stars! Fabulous inside of the card too! Ruth x

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