Saturday, 5 July 2014

52CCT - Christmas Blog Hop ....

.... Hi!  We're doing something a bit different this month. Welcome to the 52 {Christmas} Card Christmas in July Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Danielle's blog you are on the right track!  If you haven't and want to participate for a chance to win honours and/or prizes, please go back to the original hop post and follow along with us!  Come and take a peek at the creations I made using our prompts for the month!

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

Dies: Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A (S5-131) #4, A2 Matting Basics B (S5-132) # 6 & #7
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Black Card; Silver Peel-offs (stickers); Copics; Sakura Glaze Gel and Moonlight Pens


I decided to pick our Stash challenge and use up some of my enormous collection of peel-off stickers.  I adhered the large candle onto some scrap white card and then coloured it with a mixture of Copic markers and Sakura Glaze Gel pens.  You can't really see it in the picture above, but the big candle has a lovely shine.  I used a die to cut the rectangle.  On the black panel I adhered a simple peel-off sentiment (which is actually silver and not gold as it appears here), a couple more candles and some little bubbles.  I coloured the smaller candles with Sakura Moonlight Pens which are opaque on black and also a bit neon.  On the inside I cut another mat layer in black and on the white panel added a simple sentiment and another candle.  I coloured the candle with Copic markers while it was still on the carrier sheet, once dry I carefully removed it and it is now multi-coloured!!!


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

I was on a bit of a roll, so I decided to make another card with peel-offs.  Once again there is no stamping on this card at all.

Winter Sparkle - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Dies: Spellbinders - A2 Modern Stationary (S5-219) #5, #6 and #7
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Black Card; Silver Peel-offs (stickers); Copics

This one is ultra clean and simple.  I made the shaped card by using my Spellbinder die to cut the card base and also the black panel.  On the panel I added a simple Christmas tree with a little robin (silver peel-offs) and a fun sentiment on the side.  On the inside I cut a mat layer in black and added a white panel on which I adhered some more Christmas trees.  I coloured them while still on the carrier sheet.

Winter Sparkle inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Thank you for coming by to leave a comment!  Don't forget--hop along with us starting at the original 52CCT post for multiple chances to win honours and prizes!  Your next stop will be Fabiola!  Merry hopping!  Have fun and see you soon.

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34 comments:

sweet art designs said...

I have never used stickers on my cards, and now you have inspired me. Love the candles!
-Myrna

Jacqueline said...

Morning Deborah - what a lovely card, your stickers stand out so well against the black of your card - Jacqueline xx

lilybygilly said...

Wow Deborah! You have made those stickers look stunning! My sticker cards never turned out that well - yours are amazing. Have a great weekend, Gill x

Judy V said...

Beautiful cards Deborah! Love the stickers against the black!

Danielle Vincent said...

Two gorgeous cards Deborah. I LOVE how the colors from the candles pop against the black base. Happy July :o)

Margaret said...

Your candles look so good I must go and look out the masses of stickers I have in my stash.
Hugs
Margaret M

sarahstone said...

Hi Deborah! I love your cards. This is a fun blog hop. I seem to remember that I was supposed to participate in it, but then my email address changed and I forgot all about it. I'm so sorry! I'd love to do it next time, though!

meg said...

Like all the others who have left a comment this will inspire me to look out the stickers and peel offs languishing in a box, love both cards

Lee-Anne said...

Love this, Deborah! Thanks for the reminder to pull out my Peel-Offs and put them to work :)

Cheryl said...

These are awesome stickers! At first it looked like you embossed the whole card...then I saw the recipe you used! Silly me! But that aside...I like this card! Thank you so much for sharing!

Pia S said...

I think most of us have peel off stickers in our stash and kind of forget to use them. I think your last card looks so stylish, it has a great CAS look and it feels so right for the season. I also like your idea of coloring the stickers, and also the space inside of the stickers. Well done!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Deborah,
How can so little say so much and look so beautiful? Blessings,
Carole

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I've not used stickers, but you have definitely inspired me to give 'em a try! Lovely cards!

Ruth M said...

Wow, Deborah you've done a great job with the peel off stickers, I love how the images pop against the dramatic black! Great idea to colour the stickers too! I LOVE the way you shaped the second card, what a sophisticated look!
Have a great week! Ruth x

Louise van Vuren said...

We so often scorn peel offs and I don't know why when you can make a card as fabulous as these. The candle is my favourite, the colours are so vibrant on the black background.

Louise xx

Rosina said...

Hoi Deborah....nicely done with those stickers Very nice card ...
greetings Rosina

Mynn xx said...

WOW!!! LOVE these beautiful creations--those stickers are AMAZING! HUGS! Mynn xx

fabiola jaques said...

très originale Deborah, une jolie et sympathique création, biz

Patricia Hays said...

The bright colors in the first card are a fun, festive touch! I really like the opposing rounded corners on the second card. Nicely done, Deborah!

paper fun said...

Lovely use of stickers. Very pretty.

Mari

Denise Storck said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Admire your work very much!

creatingwithpaper said...

Wow... your use of those silver stickers is fabulous! Beautiful card.
- Shauna

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop

Sandie Gough said...

oooh might have to dig out my stickers now..lovely
Sandie

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely cards - and excellent use of stickers. Not something I have used either - may have to give it a whirl!

jenniesilver said...

Nice. I like the texture

Kimberly Clark said...

Stickers are great to make a quick card! I used them on mine as well. Thanks for the hop!

Ema M said...

Wow, what a great use of stickers! Great inspiration as I'm hopping along. xx

Shauna K said...

Stickers definitely seemed like the hardest challenge- great job taking it on! Especially love the third one with the trees, so simple and pretty :)

Asha said...

WOW! Deborah! How brave of you to do the Sticker challenge .... and you've pull it off beautifully! Perfect!
hugs, Asha

Sarah Nancarrow said...

What great stickers - I love how the candle has a real stained glass effect :)

scrappymo! said...

Great use of your stickers...That last card is very modern looking!

Ellen said...

Lovely use of stickers! The candles look like cut glass!

Marianne said...

Oh, I've been meaning to use up some of those peel-offs I've had in my stash like forever and your cards have just given me another reason why I should. Wonderful cards.

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