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Sunday 30 November 2014

Christmas Card Club "Silver Bells"

Good morning all.

Another two weeks have passed and it's time for the penultimate challenge of the year at our little Christmas Card Club...EEEK! Asha had the job of choosing a theme this time and she's chosen "Silver Bells". I've been going around singing it all weekend...not a pleasant sound I can assure you!

Here is my card:

Base card is made with silver mirri card, apologies as it is a nightmare to photograph. The silver bells are courtesy of a Tattered Lace die which was a magazine freebie, I've cut the die down so I was left with just the two bells and layered four die cuts together to make a nice chunky die. I used that new stick it stuff for the first time and it was great for sticking all the layers together but I did have to add some wet glue to the base after the photo was taken as it wasn't coping well with the embossed surface.
The base layer has been stamped with a Bo Bunny distressed dotty stamp in lavender, the same ink was used for the Bo Bunny music border stamp which I masked in the middle. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with silver detail EP. The line stamps were also from Clearly Besotted and after masking the lines I didn't want I stamped in purple.
The purple star is a recent magazine freebie including stamps and a stencil. I stamped over the top of the dots in purple then realised the stamp has been sitting nestled in a stencil of the same size so I stuck it to the card and embossed it through the Grand Caliber....of course at the half way point it suddenly dawned that the edges of the stencil were going to emboss in funny places all over the card!! I did however manage to deboss them out as by now I was on my third attempt at getting the stamping right!
Card was finished with some gems and a little bow from my stash...and of course my signature insert with the punched snowflake corners (well it's the only Christmas punch I own). Oh how smug I feel now with a box full of cards all with inserts!!

Challenges entered:
Less is More the 200th challenge - celebrations
Delicious Doodles - let's face the music
Sweet Stamps - bordered sentiment
Winter Wonderland - dies and punches


  1. You should feel smug too Carol! My cards are all done - minus inserts! Better get moving. I really love this card and you have put so much detail into it too. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Morning Carol, beautiful card just love those bells xx

  3. So beautiful is your card Carol those bells are stunning x

  4. Beautiful card Carol. Love these dies. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. This is beautiful Carol - love those bells and the star background. I'm like Christine here in that I've made my cards but they need inserts! Oh well back to it!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  6. This is so pretty and what an amazing freebie die, love it.

  7. Lovely card. I still have to finish sticking the inserts into my cards.

  8. This gorgeous Carol, the die cut bells look beautiful and your design is so elegant.
    Sue xx

  9. Beautiful card Carol, love the silver bells.
    Linda xxx

  10. This is so beautiful. Love how you did the star for the background! The sentment border is a treat as well!!!

  11. Beautiful card, I love your very "elegant" design
    it's amazing how many have done this "subject" and everyone is so, so different.
    Have a great evening

    Patricia xx

  12. Gorgeous Carol, lovely dies and design too, hugs Kate x

  13. Gorgeous design Carol. Love the bells on top of the star --- so creative. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

  14. A very elegant and beautiful card, Carol, for Asha's CCC challenge x

  15. The TL bell die is not one I have yet, and I keep seeing it on so many lovely cards. I'm weakening on my resolve to put a 'stay' on ordering new dies. It's brilliantly used on this beautiful card. Love all the sparkle from the mirro c/s and your embossed designs are wonderful with the silvery bells. Had fun reading the post about the 'how-to'...sounds a lot like what goes on here. I spent 2 wks looking for a particular stamp, then had to go with an alternate choice. Carol, this is great. Love everything about it! TFS & Hugs (sorry I just noticed your lovely blog header. I'm a bit slow! Old age ya know).

  16. Beautiful card Carol xx Jan

  17. Super stylish design, it looks gorgeous Carol :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  18. How fabulous Carol such a wonderful design. Susan x

  19. Hi Carol
    Fabulous card... Love those Bells...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  20. Your bells look super on top of the star, great dimension Carol!
    Thanks so much for joining our 200th Challenge at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  21. Beautiful design Carol used along with gorgeous colour combo.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

    Candy is on my blog....

  22. A super crisp and clever Christmas card Carol
    Thanks so much for joining our special 200th challenge this week and for your continued support.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  23. More beautiful filigree bells. This die is really pretty and looks very stylish with the star behind it. I'm glad I went with the original theme as I don't have any bell images or dies. hugs Mrs A.
    p.s Oh dear might just have to go and buy some now!

  24. Such a beautiful card Carol, glad the stamping came right in the end, I sooo know that feeling. Great design here and I love those pretty silver bells too ;) Viv xx
    Guest LIM Designer

  25. Super card Carol and I know what you mean about the singing! Maybe we could do a duet!! LOL

  26. This is so pretty Carol, the bells look wonderful!
    Thanks so much for joining in on our celebratory week!
    "Less is More"

  27. So very, very gorgeous Carol! I have the star stamps and stencil on my desk at the moment - have really enjoyed playing with them! It is a real relief to know that most of my Christmas cards have now been made and are ready for me to sit and write out later on this week - as usual still got to get the special ones made! Really stunning stamping and texture on your card - love it! Karen x

  28. Such a gorgeous and elegant card! And now I'm singing this song lol

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  29. Those silver bells are stunning! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

  30. Wow those silver bells are so pretty :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS


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