Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Glowing Candles, First 2014 Christmas Card!

At last! I have the first of my Christmas cards to reveal. I am entering a few challenges with this one, I also challenged myself to only use dies, punches or embossing folders...
I used the Glowing Candles Memory Box die which I cut in gold card then created white candle insets so that the gold dripping wax effect was enhanced. I cut the foliage again in white, and added bits of it here n there! I made punched twiggy bits using the Martha Stewart branch punch in white and gold and a couple of sprigs of spruce using a Lea'abilities set. The poinsettia flower was hand cut
 The frame behind is the Victorian Lace die by Tattered Lace which was cut using white pearl card. 
I had a bit of a struggle with the sentiment I couldn't decide where to put it or even whether to use it at all, I'm still not happy but it's stuck down now! next time I will try it without!
To begin with I wanted to create a white on white card but half way through I changed my mind after seeing my gold and white card together on my desk! unfortunately I have found it very hard to take photographs of this card, either the white looks grey or shines too bright to look at. this gold is lovely but is looking more of a garish yellow, (very frustrating grrr)
I added a bit of bling with amber coloured gems to finish the card off.

I am entering this card into a few challenges.....
Crafty Card Makers.....cut it out! die cutting or punching
House of Cards.....use a punch or die
Winter Wonderland.....Gold Christmas
Allsorts.....Christmas
Crafty Bloggers.....Christmas

It's nice to find some challenges to enter that are not haloween based, as I am a Christian I do not celebrate halloween at all, I would much rather celebrate light than darkness! mind you, being totally scared of spiders even at my age  makes halloween something I want to miss!

Dies used: Glowing Candles by Memory Box, Victorian Lace Antique Ovals by Tattered Lace
Spellbinders Edgeabilites Classc Scallop and a decorative inset from another Edgeabilities set Lea'bilities Holly set (used spruce)

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have a good week!

12 comments:

  1. Great card - love the white and gold colour scheme. Very classy for Christmas. Thank you for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this month.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

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  2. Oh, how I love this!! fab use of the diecuts and set off so very well with the gold. Thanks for joining us at HOC this month--hope to see you again soon!

    Toni
    HOC DT

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  3. I am TOTALLY in love with this amazing card! I adore the white and gold--so elegant! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  4. That card is gorgeous, I love all the little detail to it!

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  5. Stunning card, so rich and opulent looking.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  6. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
    Mags
    x

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  7. Thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts Tracy x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the white and gold combo. So elegant! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog.

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  9. A beautiful stylish card - I love the candles die.
    Kath x

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  10. wow, I just love all the gold and you used so many wonderful die sets! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Cut It Out' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  11. Awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Cut It Out" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog
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  12. This card (I just found your blog!) is breathtaking!!! I LOVE the gold and white together! You did a superb job on this card, die and all the extra branches, etc in the front of the candles!!!! EXCELLENT!!!!! Love the oval also. Really adds to the whole thing!!!!

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