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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 53 - red and gold

Challenge 53 this fortnight at The Glory of Christmas is red and gold

This is my second attempt to make a red and gold card.    Firstly I tried stamping with versamark on red card and embossing with gold embossing powder, but I couldn't get the stamp to stamp properly (as my hands are too sore) so when I embossed there were bits missing so I threw that away and started again.

I printed out sentiment and image from Daydream Designs and changed the colour to red and made the background light red with a red border.  Cut out and layered over red ribbon and gold glitter card.  (The shine of the glitter card doesn't show up in the scan).  Added gold star and gold Christmas tree brads.  Layered all onto red card.

Unfortunately Diane had to close her shop so you can't buy her images any more.   I was lucky to be on her design team and have lots of her images.

I hope you will go over to The Glory of Christmas and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

12 months of Christmas cards link up - anything goes

Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 21- anything goes

Sweet Stampin Christmas February challenge - only words

Word Art Wednesday 171 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse.


  1. I love the glitter and colours you have used to create this card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. Fab Christmas card, I love the glitter. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Love the gold and red... and the glitter just makes it...
    thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Link UP..

  4. This is a fabulous Christmas card, lots of lovely sparkle.
    Thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra.

  5. A beautifully sparkly red and gold treat! We are delighted that you decided to play along with the CASSettes at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month with this lovely spiritual card. Hugs, Lesley

  6. This is lovely and well worth the effort. I can't tell you how many pieces I've thrown away... some days it's just part of the process to make a pretty card like yours.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll join us again.


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