Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Christmas wreath

Oh dear, I made a card for last week's Merry Monday challenge, put it to one side and then totally forgot about it until it was too late :( The challenge was to use a wreath on your card.

However, there are a couple of other challenges that this card suits (yahoo!) - so all isn't lost after all. First, there's the return of Cuttlebug Mania after the Summer break - and the theme is embossing, I embossed the background and also the holly wreath after it had been die cut. And secondly, the current challenge over at the Holly Jolly Christmas challenge is to use one, two or all of the letters from the word RED - I used R - red card stock, E - embossing and D - diecutting/diamantes:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- silver holographic backing card

- white card, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Holly with Berries' folder

- Spellbinders 'Holly Wreath' die and a snippet of green card plus a snippet of  red card for the little bow

- the sentiment was stamped in silver using a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set and then punched out using one of SU's circle punches

- popped the sentiment circle into the centre of the card and then added the wreath and bow - I'd liberally covered the wreath with clear Wink of Stella beforehand

- final touch, lots of very small diamante gems - got those at a craft show (Newbury or the NEC), lovely and flat so ideal for posting



Hettie said...

Another late night owl! Gorgeous card Miss. I do love a nice wreath, but only the Christmas kind!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your wreath Di and your embossed background shows it off beautifully


scrappymo! said...

This is a great Christmas wreath card!
Those teensy diamonds are precious! They are my favourite kind at the mo as they fit thru the infamous slot you sent!

Great story about how you missed the one challenge but bounced back by finding two more!!!

Sarah said...

Love this Di, a great wreath and the embossed background looks lovely against the holographic mat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
beautiful C card.
I love your fab wreath, and that embossing is so perfect to go with the card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarn said...

Great embossing and lovely Christmas wreath too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

Awh, I'm sorry you didn't get the gorgeous wreath in at MM on time. I love how you've embossed the wreath as well as the background! Thanks for the kind words about my wreath.

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card, but must be something wrong with my eyes cos embossed holly background looks like walnut halves to me!?!
Debs x

scrappymo! said...

Added a card to this weeks challenge that has a link to the prize i won...included a hyperlink to your blog.

I am such a lucky lady and so is Little Miss C. We found a wonderful parcel in our mailbox when we got home last night. I am off to send an email to that lovely lady!

Julie Temple said...

GREAT card for our R E D Challenge! Thanks for playing along at Holly Jolly!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, as always, Di :)

Em x
Creative Em

Jean said...

Great christmas wreath card Di, lovely embossed background and I like how the Wink of Stella gives a nice frosty look to the holly leaves.
Jean x

Carol L said...

That's a mighty pretty wreath you've created Di! The embossed background sets it off perfectly toO!

Karen said...

That is gorgeous! I regularly forget about using die cuts like this - so much try to remember - so very gorgeous Karen x

Sandra H said...

Aww Di this is so lovely l like the embossed folder and the stunning Wreath nice that you added those gems and double bows simply gorgeous as always x

Kathleen said...

Good take on the challenge Di, brilliant card and great wreath and e. f.
Know what you mean about details having to be repeated in payments.

Kath x

Liz said...

Another lovely Christmas card! I love the sparkly wreath. x

Darnell said...

I'm glad this beautiful card found other avenues to display itself! It's a beauty, Di!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Oh such a pretty card! Love the embossing & great wreath!

Jannie said...

Want this embossingfolder!!!
It is sooooooo adorbs!

Love your take on the challenge!

Thank you so much for joining us at the "Anything Embossed" challenge!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Di, I do that all the time ... in fact I'm pretty good at missing deadlines. Super card and so clever of you to work in all the letters in RED. The holly embossing folder is pretty one, and very useful I would think. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Brenda said...

What a lovely Christmas card D! I love that ring of holy wreath, so cute and perfect. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

I love the holly EF and the silver holographic mirror card shows the embossing off beautifully, and the wreath with the pretty bow and gems is the perfect topper. Glad you found some other challenges to enter it in. x

Kimbo said...

Beautiful Di. Love the blingy wreath and the embossed background. I hope to be back in the playground soon and thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Inkyfingers said...

No card is ever wasted Di and this is a great one to add to your stash. I love the embossing detail and the wreath is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas this time.
Carol x