Sunday, 24 March 2013

CCC Challenge - Use Kraft

Good morning friends.

Two weeks ago when I was making my CCC challenge card it was snowing, and here we are again  in even worse conditions I think - at least in this part of the country.

 Now this certainly was a challenge for me! I have never used Kraft card, although I did buy a pack some time ago so at least it has come in useful.  I must confess that this is certainly not something that I will be leaping to use again in a hurry. It really isn't my thing I'm afraid. But hey, that's what challenges are all about aren't they,  pushing you out of your comfort zone? Well it worked, because I am definitely out my particular comfort zone! I'm not happy with my card. I think I've settled for something very boring, but I just couldn't think of what else to do. I am going to make second card just to see if I am any happier with that!

My Card
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I embossed the Christmas Tree with the Cuttlebug embossing folder onto Kraft cardstock and mounted it onto red and Kraft card. The red pearls and red bow are from my stash. It all seems rather dull, sorry. It was almost impossible to get a decent picture too, so that doesn't help!

Well, enjoy your Sunday. If I manage to make another card I'll pop back with another post.


  1. Hi Christine, I'm not a big fan of Kraft card either except for layering but I think this is very pretty. Love that embossed Christmas Tree with the pearls (I have to have pearls :-))

  2. Mooie kerstkaart Christine.
    Hier ligt een laagje sneeuw en dat op 24 maart.

    Groetjes Karla

  3. Good Morning Christine,
    Love it, not boring at all.
    Simple, very elegant and rather effective.

    That`s the tree I used on my cards this year. Is is so effective you really do not need much. Quickest I made my cards in years.
    Have a Great Day
    Hope you manage to get out. We HAVE to get out to stock up on "fresh" fruit & veg

    Patricia xxx

  4. Hiya Christine, well I know what you mean about Kraft card, I've never used it like you have, only for matting and the odd backing for a sentiment but your card isn't awful, it's just different from what you usually do and you know what they say, we are our own worst critics lol.
    I finally managed to suss out the Bloglovin thing too ha ha.

  5. Your card is gorgeous Christine. I love the embossed tree with the added pearls.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Sue xx

  6. Beautiful card,love the design and gorgeous

  7. I think it is a beautiful card Christine. Like you I also bought Kraft card and so far I have only used it once - every time I take it out and think I will use it - then I put it away again. I think this is a very elegant card.

  8. Christine, what a LOVELY card! It looks so simple, but that is just why it is so beautiful!
    No snow over here, but an icecold stormwind is blowing our breath away. It feels like minus 15 ° C. All people are complaining over here...
    Dutch TV was showing the horrible winterweather with 'mountains' of snow in the Midlands and Northern England yesterday. It's like Siberia, and it's nearly April..
    Well, it wil be gone when were coming to England in May-June (I hope).
    Have a crafty and nice sunday!

  9. This is perfect for the challenge Christine, the red looks fab with the kraft. My favourite embossing folder too. Carol x

  10. Je kaart is prachtig geworden, heel mooi bewerkt.
    groetjes Janie

  11. thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, what a rich and élégante card, love red and gold, hope to see you next time, biz

  12. Hello Christine, I do think its good to leave our comfort zone sometimes and your card has a very modern look, especially with the red to enhance it. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xx

  13. Thanks for playinf with us at CSAYL
    nice card

  14. It's a lovely Christmas card Christine you are being too hard on yourself hun - it's good to push yourself out your comfort zone hugs Karen xx

  15. Gorgeous Christmas card Christine. I love the kraft and red colour combination.
    Lorraine x

  16. Hi Christine I love, love this gorgeous card it looks ACE so does the one above I think you have done a splendid job with both of them.
    lorraine x

  17. Very pretty! This embossing folder is really elegant and I like all the red pearls. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  18. I love this card...I think you are just not used to using the kraft kind of grows on you!

    Yours is so well executed...the embossed tree with the red pearls is fabulous...It has a staely, elegant look!

  19. This is beautiful - thanks for entering it into my CHNC challenge extra for March xx

  20. I agree with Mo. It's actually beautiful. I've got the same problem with kraft. It's great when someone else does it but a disaster for me. Sure rings true here - your's is great!
    xxx Asha

  21. Super card. Love the elegant simplicity. Zx

  22. Wow, diese Karte ist wirklich toll. Klasse Details.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

  23. Well I love this one too hun. Love the simplicity of it which makes it so effective. Big huggles xxxx


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