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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown, Snippets, UIU2012, Going buggy

The rules for this week on the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown was black, white and a splash of red  and it should be for Christmas.  I have to admit that I went through several boxes and cupboards to find what I wanted.   I am trying to combine challenges wherever possible, so I wanted to get as much as possible from the scrap box.  However, the red bit was not possible, so the tree image came from My Craft Studio.  I stretched it a bit to get the height I wanted, apart from the star.  After printing it, I sprayed it lightly with iridescent glitter (Christmas has to have glitter, doesn't it?    
I had some bits of black card in the scraps box, but only as large as A6, which I used as the base card, plus smaller bits of black and white for matting and layering, so the card is another tiny one.  The sentiment is a basic gold peel off, coloured with a red Dufex pen.  Three red gems complete the embellishments.  

Once I got going with this one, I did enjoy the fact that it was another card done for next Christmas, I was using bits and pieces (Use It Up in 2012).  So I am also entering this in Di's  Snippets challenge as well.  I have just found another challenge for this card at Enfys Going Buggy Challenge.


Di said...

Wow Maggie, I love the elegance of this card! Also, good to see that peeloffs are still so useful. I love mine and often forget to check them out - something else that's been a nice prompt! Great to see you in the playground again this week. Di xx

Sandra Hoogland said...

Hello, just coming by to cheer on you for the UIU! I'm going to follow you on your journey this year and wish you lots of empty shelves and boxes! :) Go for it!!!

BetteK said...

LoVe that card Maggie! Also must, must, must join you in your quest to Use It Up in 2012 ... got far too much stuff that has been hanging around for far too long to think about and I need space for all the fab new stuff there is around. D x

Mynnette said...

What a stunning image--and it really pops with all that black! Wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT! :)

Jacqueline said...

Lovely - thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

MagsB said...

Oh, yes, I agree with Di, this is so elegant! Really striking with the black and white borders - how useful snippets are!

love Mags B x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Maggie. The tree image is fab and it's a great festive colour combination. Elizabeth x

Bernie said...

This is stunning and elegant!
Blessings Bernie