Sunday, 7 April 2013

Christmas Card Club - Silver + Another

Good afternoon dear blog friends. Well finally we have some sun - and I'm posting a Christmas card!

This time it's Sylvie's turn and her choice is silver plus another colour. I am reliably informed that white is a neutral or non-colour so I am safe. It was not the card I was planning to make but with what has been going on the past few days I ran out of time. This is my fall-back Christmas stamp because it is so easy to use.

My Card


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This is a very old stamp about 11 years old! I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with detail silver. I used a promarker to pick out  some details in lilac and then matted it onto silver and lilac card.  The snow was applied with Glossy Accents and Diamond Dust which gives really crisp, crusty snow. A little silver ribbon and some snowflakes stamped in silver, and it was done. I'm not totally happy with it, but here it is.

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.

29 comments:

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Christine, The image is Beautiful, Love the sparkle... Hugs May x x x

Carol said...

Love this Christine. It's a gorgeous image and looks fabulous with all your "snow". Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Love this .... Fabulous image....
Sorry to hear about your friend....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Marie-Louise said...

This is really beautiful Christine. Love the stamp.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine. I love the image and the lilac looks beautiful with silver and white. The sparkly snow looks wonderful.
Sue xx

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, Christine! Love it! Hugs

Rita said...

Fabulous card Christine. I used this stamp for my very first Christmas cards many years ago too. Hugs Rita xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Fabulous Christine I love this stamp, great colour and layout
jacqui x

janieworkum said...

Wat een schitterende kaart, beeldschoon
groetjes Janie

Hazel said...

Some of the old stamps are the best, Christine - this card is so elegant and lovely - just right for Sylvie's challenge - thanks too for entering it into both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. Sending you special hugs at this sad time x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card....love the fab image and gorgeous colours.xxx

Karen said...

A really beautiful card Christine, love the lilac and silver very much! Hope today is a bit more bearable for you darling. Thankfully all the snow has gone although it is still bitterly cold Karen xx

dutchess said...

beautiful Christine and what a lovely stamp.....
I am so sorry to hear about your friend and know that it will be very hard at the moment....thinking of you xxxx

Unknown said...

Oh Christine this is gorgeous hunni. Love all the sparkle and the lilac accents.
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hazel said...


Christine you might have sun but here in Tayside we have snow, not lying but oh boy it's cold. I drove over to Patricia's (summerhouse crafts ) with the snow blowing about and lots on the hills around where she lives.
So your card would not feel out of place today.
Enjoy your sun.

Hazel

Carole Z said...

Oh Christine, every time I see a Christmas card it reminds me of my pledge to keep on making them this year and I haven't made ONE yet! This one is gorgeous, beautiful image too - love it! Carole ~Z X

Patricia said...

Oh oh! Christine!!!! my thoughts are a little different than Carol. Every time I see a Christmas card I think I have gone to sleep for far too long and missed out on Spring, Summer and Autumn. We have snow again today, thank goodness it is not lying.

I love your card, a beautiful Christmas card, love the colours and the image

Patricia xxx

Karla said...

Christine wat een prachtige kaart, mooi de oude stempel en het embossen met zilver is ook heel mooi.

Groetjes Karla

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christine this is absolutely gorgeous all that lovely sparkle the colours and that image look divine. I have totally forgot to do a card I will have to get on and do something but I think I am going to be very late.
hugs
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card, just adore that stamp and how you have coloured it.

Wilma x x x

Brawny x said...

Lovely card Christine! It wil soon be time to add the odd christmas card into my cardmaking. That's how I was able to make all of mine last year.

Best wishes lea

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card. I can see why this is a well used stamp...it is just gorgeous. i have jotted down how you did the snow as I really like the look of it!
Off to catch up a bit with your blog.

sue w. said...

Hi Christine, I love your stamp, it's gorgeous. Fab choice of colours too and I love the glitter.
Hugs Sue W.

Unknown said...

I love it Christine, the lilac and silver go together so well, such a pretty card.
Elaine

Lia said...

Christine, you made an amazing wintercard. I like it so very much! A good idea using heat embossing onto it, because that makes it special! And the stamp? Here we sa: goud van oud, meaning "old is gold!"(meaning: silver for your card!).
Have a nice day,
Lia xx

Peanut said...

This is stunning, Christine. WOW...beautiful Christmas scenery.
xxxAsha

Sonia said...

Good afternoon my dear friend, I'm back from a short holiday in the mountains^_^
This card is really wonderful, very beautiful image and colors used^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

DebiJ said...

What a superb card Christine! A beautiful image, & lovely the 'winteryness' look.
Hope you are feeling a little brighter..these sad thing just keep happening!
Hugs xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful - such an elegant card and the blue and silver work really well together.

Thanks for joining us at CHNC Christmas Extra.

Helen x
(GDT member)