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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Merry & Bright

Good morning all.

Holiday Monday and it was dreich and dreary here all day, hope it improves for the rest of the week!!

Another card using the faux pearl technique, this time a Christmas card.
Hmmm the layers don't look very straight on this photo but I have been back and checked it out and it is straight!

I used Festive Berries and Pine Needles to colour the card...I've been exceptionally heavy handed with the acrylic paint on this one but the recipient won't know that lol! The bauble dies and stamps and the sentiment stamp are from Spellbinders, gem, bows and cord from my stash.

....and it wouldn't be a Christmas card if it wasn't finished inside!!

Challenges entered:
Paper Creator's Crafts - early Christmas
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafting When We Can - Christmas come early


  1. oh love this to bits hun the background is brilliant hugs cheryl xxx

  2. Beautiful......can't wait for some free time to try this technique, your card is fab!
    hugs Jo x

  3. Another stunner, I love the technique.

    Patricia x

  4. This is fabulous, I especially love the background.
    Linda xxx

  5. Very elegant Carol, the background is stunning. Susan x

  6. wow... this is awesome!
    love the background!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

  7. This is such a lovely christmas card Carol!!

  8. Beautiful Carol is your card x

  9. A gorgeous card Carol, I love this technique - your baubles look very elegant.
    Whoever said "the camera never lies" had obviously never tried to photograph cards - mine always end up looking wonky!

  10. This is really pretty love the technique you used, I bet it looks super shimmery in person. And the baubles are perfect compliment.

  11. This is gorgeous Carol I really love that background you have created and those baubles look super. My cards always seem to look wonky as well Carol it always worries me as I can't cut a straight line even with a paper trimmer.
    lorraine x

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

  13. Hi Carol, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

  14. Lovely Christmas card! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can this week.

  15. Love the gorgeous background and thanks for the link to the tutorial, I'll have to try this. Hope to see you again soon at CHNC Extra.


Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x