Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A touch of gold!

Morning Folks!
I can't believe we are already into March, where does the time go lately?
We have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:


I have been trying out a couple of ideas for batch making Christmas cards that are quick and also flat to post - I don't want to be sending them at the large letter rate!! I think my DT card today might fit the bill:

This is a 12cm square card and in real life the tree die cut is quite glittery and sparkly against the slightly textured black background. This is the best picture I could manage, last night my camera was seeing the gold as a muddy green colour - not sure whether it was the lack of light or the camera having a strop!! As you can see, I've had another retro moment and added a peel off sentiment and corners. My original thought was to heat emboss a sentiment but when it came to it, the stamp I planned to use was a touch large. Then I thought about previous disasters embossing on black - I always seem to get a few stray dots of cooked embossing powder on the background, no matter how much I use anti static dusters etc. Suddenly peel offs seemed to be the way to go and goodness knows I could do with using up a few! 

Please click the piccy to visit the main Sparkles Christmas blog and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by DesignsAnything goes
Hiding in my Craft RoomAny holiday = Christmas
Through the Craftroom DoorAnything goes 
The Crafty Addicts BlogspotAnything goes / CAS
Word Art WednesdaysAnything goes
CHNCC Anything goes as long as it's Christmas
CHNC ExtraAnything goes as long as it's Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes


  1. Love the use of peel- offs and the colour combo looks very classy, such a beautiful card..

    Hugs Babs x

  2. Your cards are always Stunning! and coloured so beautifully too! x

  3. Classy and elegant, love the embossed gold against the black it looks gorgeous. Great way of using up your peel- offs too!

  4. Wow Jacky your card looks so elegant. Simply beautiful. Good idea to try and keep the postage costs down too, that's my plan too. Hugs xxx

  5. Hi Jacky! It's so fun seeing a Christmas tree at this time of year. It's beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by Word Art Wednesday and play along in our challenges. It's such a blessing to have you join us and I hope you will visit again soon and often. Have a wonderful and creative week.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello when you can.

  6. Beautiful card Jacky! I love that black and gold combination.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

  7. So wonderful creation and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours you have on this!! Love the gold so !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  8. Jacky, This is so pretty! I love that gorgeous tree, as well as those corner embellishments. :)

  9. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 322 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too x

  10. So elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra.
    Julie T


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