Friday, November 24, 2017

Two Christmas Icons!

 Hello there,
Sunny and chilly here today.  
I was just checking the calendar and realised that this week's Daring Cardmakers' challenge is the last one in November, so we are definitely creeping closer and closer to December and you know what that means!

Today I've a couple of cards to share.  The first for the DCM challenge:

Trim the Tree
You don't just need to think 'Christmas Trees' for this, we'd love 
to see all sorts of trees.  
Could be just one or two or perhaps a whole forest of them!

Click HERE to see what the team have created.
Square aperture cut into main card blank.
A piece of inked and glittered card was adhered to the inside of the card behind the aperture
Apertures cut into another piece of white card and a slightly larger piece of pearlescent deep aqua card to fit over the top
2 lengths of ribbon adhered along the lower border
The tree is cut with a Memory Box die.  There are 3 layers of white card glued together, the top layer was covered with PVA clue and a thick layer of Glamour dust was added.
For the corner elements I used carious holly, pine sprig and snowflake dies, topping those with white and red poinsettias made using the smallest of the four dies in the Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities  Etched Dies set 
To finish: Red beads to decorate the tree, Tiny yellow gems for flower centres. Gold Leaf trim this stuff is a bit garish for my taste so I inked over it with a Sharpie pen to reduce the brightness a bit, Tiny red glitter dots for holly berries, 2 punched gold stars and a couple of gold teeny snowflakes tucked in too
I've used this Layered Poinsettia Die such a lot this year - it's definitely been the best of buys! 

So on to card 2
 The Man in Red
I blogged this one yesterday on the Bubbly Funk Through the Latterbox Inspiration blog, but I'm pleased with it, so its getting a show here too!

From the November Letterbox Box I used:
Vellum Quotation
A bell
A snowflake charm
A snowflake eyelet
From my stash I added: die cut Santa, stars and snowflakes, red and silver glitter card,  red ribbon, silver cord

Believe it or not for such a CAS card, this took a whole day to do.  Sometimes it's a lot harder to keep it Clean and Simple that just bunging it all on, isn't it?

Anyway, that's quite enough for this time - I have crafting to do!
Thank you so much for popping by - lease leave me a comment, I always love to hear what you think.


Cathy Clowes said...

Two fabulous cards today Kathy. I love the green on the the first one and the lovely Bubbly Funk goodies on the second. You finally used the bells! Cathy c

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are fab and very beautiful Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy both of your cards are stunning I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Beautiful, crisp, festive and bright. Fabulous cards!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

such lovely die cuts, gorgeous sparkle on your cards today

Brawny said...

Fab cards Kathy x

Shabneez said...

Two very festive and sparkly cards Kathy - both beautifully composed. Shabneez x

Kate M said...

Two fabulous cards - cant choose which I like best!!

Dawn said...

I love the tree die you have used. Very festive. xxx