Sunday, 22 April 2012

Holly & Globe


Well i do apologise in advance, if there are any problems with this posting only Mr Blogger in his wisdom  not, has changed me onto the new system and i'm trying to find my way around it.
We've had a fabby free day out at today South Lodge (it's where Obahma had a meeting when he came over to the UK and it's very swanky indeed), they had an open day and laid on lots of activities - H decorated 3 cupcakes (a frog, hedgehog and chick).

I have seen this stamp embossed in Silver, but i thought i would give it a whirl in Gold (i've used mirror card, as the pearlescent looked dull against the image) and i'm so pleased with the result, as i think it looks just as good as the Silver. I've used 2 different embossing folders on the cream card and i've also used my much neglected CB 'Ice Crystal !!. Would you believe the brads started off 'Green', but i covered them in Versamark, dipped them in gold embossing powder and heated - hey presto, now Gold brads.

Today's Card and Challenges :

Crafty Hazelnuts - where Challenge No: 69 is 'Lots Of Layers'

Penny Black Saturday - where Challenge No: 198 is 'No Patterned Papers'

Sweet Stampin - where the Challenge is 'Use More Than 1 Ribbon' - I've used 2 a sheer gold one and a sparkly gold one on top.

Simon Say's Stamp - where Dawny has come up with a fabby sketch

ABC Christmas  - where they are up to 'H for Hardware' - i've chosen brads

Moving Along With The Times - where the Challenge is 'Merry Christmas'

Stampin For The Weekend - where Challenge No: 8 is 'Sparkle and Shine'

Image - Penny Black - 'Holly & Globe'
Embossed Cream Card - CB - 'Ice Crystals'
     Sizzix - 'Flowers, Stars & Swirls Set'
Snowflake - CB - 'Ice Crystal'
Sheer Gold Ribbon - Bridal Inspirations, i bought it from the NEC 
Other Ribbon and Brads from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Catherine said...

Fabulous christmas card, loving the white and gold and the embossing....

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sam - love it. Give the new blogger time, I think it's OK and its easy once you have sussed it out. Hugs, Claire x

Pia S said...

Colors and design make this card so elegant. Love the panels and the image. Love your card!

Hazel said...

That is stunning in gold - lovely card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 69 - hope to see you again soon. x

susiestacey said...

Hi Sam, love your elegant card x Susan x

kath said...

wow sam a gorgeous card...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Fluffles said...

Hi Sam, love this image & your great card. The gold & white look great together, & I love all the embossing. Sounds like you had a good weekend & it's so much easier when the kids are entertained too. Have a great week, Jx

brenda said...

Hi Sam

I took a look at new Blogger and changed straight back. Goodness knows why they feel the need to change something that works. But I didn't realise they were doing it automatically, that's scary.

Super card, gold embossing looks so elegant.

B x

Annette said...

stunning card and so different i love it well done xx

coops said...

so stunning sam.gorgeous classy design :D

xx ooops xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card hunny love the simply clean stylish look! and awesome hardware (brads) love those... Thanks for entering ABC Christmas challenge this time,
hugs Samantha :0)

Debbie said...

Lovely card thank you for showing us over at ~Sweet Stampin'~ Good Luck. Debbiexx

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous so elegant
hugs Kate x

Mau xx said...

Lovely Chritmas card Sam, its so classy looking with its Gold detail.
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
Hugs Mau xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Sam,
This is beautiful :) xx

Catie Cuddles said...

Stunningly elegant. Love it!

Anonymous said...

What a nice card, I love the shiny gold, It's a really nice Christmas-card!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sam :-) so elegant and stylish ! I LOVE it :)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Borqna said...

Good luck!

Debs said...

Stunning card - so elegant :o)
Love the embossed panels and striking gold image.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous christmas creation, very classy! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Helen said...

Fabulous card - love all the different embossing!
Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge & ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Pauline C said...

Stunning Christmas card - very elegant. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
pauline x

Dot said...

Lovely and stunning card, I love your embossed panels. Thank you for joining our H for Hardware challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge