Sunday, 19 December 2010

Elegant Christmas

Today's card is a little bit different for me...no cute image...no colouring...and lots of pearlised card. This is the Christmas card I've made for my Mum...look away now Mum if you're reading this! She has a bit of a thing for Christmas trees, so I thought I'd use this rather elegant 'Swirl Tree' by Hero Arts...as I haven't used it at all this year! I embossed it with silver powder on white pearlised card, and did the same with the Paper Makeup sentiment. For the background I embossed more of the same card with my 'Snowflakes' Cuttlebug folder. I matted everything on to pearl blue card, and added a few snowflakes cut with Marrianne Designs Creatables, and Cuttlebug dies, and an organza ribbon bow.


Here's a view from the side which shows the embossing a little clearer:


Challenges for this card:

21 comments:

jules said...

Hi Helen wow gorgeous!!!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card Helen, very classy.

I'm sure your Mum will love it.

Hugs Jane x

Stefanie`s Bastelecke said...

Wow, your card is so wonderful, simple and elegant, great !!!

Hugs
Stefanie

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

This is a beautiful card for your mum - very elegant. Sarahxx

Mummylade said...

that stamp is absolutely fantastic, how have I missed that? Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this fortnight, good luck and have a wonderful Christmas

Dot said...

Hi Helen! A wonderful Christmas card for your mum!
hugs Dorte

downrightcrafty said...

Totally stunning love the pearl feel and the embossing just beautiful, lucky mum
Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Paper Pixie Wedding Invitations and Handmade Cards said...

So Love this card its gorgeous........K x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this has such impact and look gorgeous the design is superb thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card Helen.
luv
Debby

Delphine said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! so elegant and the image is fantastic! And thank you so much for the card you sent me, the image is so funny and the colour combo is one of my favourites:-)! I DO like pink! Hugs Delphine xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely stunning Helen, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

marsha said...

How elegant! I love the embossed tree and your paper embossing! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you join us again for another exciting challenge!
Hugs,
Marsha
CSCB-DT

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Helen! So very elegant and classy, yor mum will love it!
Sarah xx :0)

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

Colleen said...

Gorgeous! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Claire said...

Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Christine said...

Wow, your card is exquisite. I love all of the texture and embossing. It is wonderful. Your mom is sure to love it!! I know I would. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see more of your lovely cards again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Karita said...

How wonderful card! :) So beautiful and elegant. Tree looks just fantastic and great card design.

Thank you for joining at SSC this week and Merry Christmas :)

Hugs,
Karita

Suzi said...

Wow, what a stunnin card this is. I love the design and the fantastic embossing. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Suzi xx