Sunday, 10 February 2013


Hi - been wanting to try out my spellbinders die and the just rite stamps that complement them. Looking around blog land I decided to follow a couple of challenges I saw to create this card. The first was based around a colour challenge over at 52 Christmas card throwdown
Don't think I've ever made a card using this colour combination so was definitely a challenge for me. The second challenge was over at Crafty Hazelnuts where she doesn't want to see any snow!
Here is what I came up with - I added some colour to the stamped bauble using copics. The card blank I cut off a small a small strip on the front using a scalloped blade. I made a lovely double bow with ribbon from Grimsby Crafts  - Hope Kate appreciates my efforts lol. She attempted to show me how at Copics craft class yesterday but I struggled! Anyway after practise I am pleased with my bow now. (

This picture shows the edging better. I added some hotfix rhinestones around the bauble and some bauble ribbon and a glittery peel off border - don't use many peeloffs nowadays but thought it needed something else. The backing paper was from my Christmas stash. I chalked the edges of the card using a soft brown .
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
craftyhazelnutschristmas-we dont want any snow
christmascardchallenges/use scallopes


Zoƫ said...

What a fab colour combo for a Chrimbo card and such a pretty ornament. Zx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness - this is just stunning!! I am in love with that double bow - must try that. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT for the color combo challenge. You did an awesome job with it!!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - the colour combo definitely works - I love that gorgeous bauble - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 111 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. X

Jacqueline said...

Love your ornament die cut, you really went to town with the colours too - fab details. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

mags said...

A lovely card. Love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenges and good luck.

Robin Parker said...

Wow, love the different color scheme for this ornament creation. Love all the rhinestones around the edge of your frame. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Rhinestones.

Mynnette said...

Susie, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the bling and your double bow is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, Susie, this is a gorgeous Christmas card - I love the non-traditional colours!

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Ruth M said...

Oh my goodness Susie, what a beautiful Christmas card! You've done a wonderful job with the unusual colour combo! Love all your pretty detailing - the bow is very impressive indeed!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT & I hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

downrightcrafty said...

An absolute stunner so well put together and so pleased you practised with your double bow, it looks amazing and the perfect finishing touch for your card
Hugs Kate xx

Debbie said...

A beautiful card Susie. I love the colours and your fabulous bow.
Hugs Debbie x

Asha said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous, Susie. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Deborah Frings said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the pretty border!

Margo said...

Love the ornament shape , and the peel offs are gorgeous on this card!
Thanks for joining us at CCC!

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers