Saturday, 7 December 2013

A touch of metallic!

Sometimes it's the simplest of cards which I find the most pleasing! This one took only moments to make and yet I find this kind of design really satisfying... a couple of die-cuts and a sentiment on a raised panel!
The colour challenge at "Less is More " is for something metallic plus one other colour. The metallic elements here are a scrap of gold mirri card and some gold embossing.
It's also for
CASual Friday - Out on a limb


The gold embossed sentiment doesn't show up well on this card, but I really like the mix of gold and the kraft elements  here. I love my new jingle bell die from Memory box,  it means I can have the look of them without the bulk of real jingle bell charms.
It would have been better if the sentiment was stamped on the same piece of card as the wreath in this one, but I didn't think about using a sentiment in that position until I had added the embellishments, so by I then couldn't fit the wood mounted stamp accurately in the centre... you know the rest!

I was called to Bath to look after my grandson who has developed chicken pox for a second time. He had a very mild version some weeks ago and the doctor warned that he might get it a second time. He's really covered this time. Poor little chap.
Tomorrow we will be singing carols at a local Victorian farm in Upper Hamble country park. It was the venue for the Wartime Farm, a TV series which was broadcast last year. The group of singers, who are all friends will be coming back to me for lunch, so today I shall be doing a lot of preparation for that!
I hope everyone has a great weekend.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Chrissie,
    Don't I see a bit of gold edging around those trees too. It makes them pop. Thanks for the tip with the punch. I use my SU word window punch this way, but never considered trying it with any other one.
    Happy Christmas.

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  2. Three lovely cards Chrissie - the trees are so pretty but my fave one has to be the wreath!

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  3. Lovely cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  4. As always, your cards are gorgeous, Chrissie! I love how you added the jingle bell without the bulk...very clever and perfect for your cards!

    So sorry about your grandson having to deal with Chicken Pox twice! I hope he's feeling better very soon, and that you will enjoy your day tomorrow with friends...sounds like fun!

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  5. love your cards especially the wreath one

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  6. Three beauties with gold! love the gold edged green trees, the sweet jingle bell (I can hear it ringing!) and that lovely wreath with the red berries!

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  7. A gorgeous set of xmas cards, love the touch of gold to the trees

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  8. FABULOUSly simple but beautiful as only you know how to cards.

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  9. Oh, Chrissie, these are all fabulous ... love the simplicity of the trees, those jingle bell die cuts are adorable and the wreath is so beautifully delicate! Anita :)

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  10. These are all three so beautiful, Chrissie! That first simplest tree card is astounding!! I hope your wee grandson recovers quickly! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, I think my favourite is the top one. I love those trees. Hope your Grandson recovers quickly xx

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  12. Chrissie, these are all CAS gorgeous! I love the gold metallic outlining your trees. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. Lovely cards as always Chrissie, but I particularly like the wreath (although I understand your frustration about getting it to work!) Sending get well wishes to your poor grandson and hope the carols and the lunch went well. Vicky x

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  14. Lovely cards as always Chrissie, but I particularly like the wreath (although I understand your frustration about getting it to work!) Sending get well wishes to your poor grandson and hope the carols and the lunch went well. Vicky x

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Thanks,
Chrissie