Monday, 23 June 2008

Daring Card Makers Challenge - A Quick Card

Wow, last week flew by and I hardly had time to get my craft things out at all. Some stuff was good like hubby's birthday - he was well chuffed with both his pressy and his birthday card, despite the teasing about my inability to stick stuff down straight! Some stuff not so good like pulling an extra shift at work. Hope this week I can get some more crafting done! To get going again the Daring Cardmakers Challenge to make a "quick card" was ideal on 3 counts: firstly time has been at a premium for me recently, secondly I did promise myself I would get a ahead of the game with my cards for Christmas 2008 and finally my mind had been wandering to thoughts of Christmas cards as the date for this month's "Fab's Big Christmas Challenge" draws closer - so this project is a nice little warm-up before the 25th of June arrives.

The card took a little over 20 mins to make. First I punched out 2 circles of card, stamped and heat embossed them using Gold Sparkle EP and the Holly background stamp from the Elusive Images Christmas Flourish Themeplate, coloured them green using a Stampin' Up brush marker and cut some little tops from gold card to stick to the back (what do you call those bits you suspend Christmas baubles from?). With my two baubles ready I chose a background paper from the Artylicious Season's Greetings CD. printed it off and covered part of my card. Finally I stuck on my "Christmas Baubles" and added a couple of green organza bows and a peel-off sentiment - I figured peel-off sentiments are OK for quick cards.


  1. What an elegant card. Love it!

  2. Gorgeous card Phree ! Love the baubles, exquisite work. Fab XX

  3. Fab card and what is all this Christmas thing that's appearing all of a sudden - we haven't had summer yet..heee.heee.

  4. first visit. Love the cards and blog.

  5. Good deal...a Christmas card complete and a beautifully elegant on at that!!...Jan

  6. Phree, thank you for stopping by the blog :) good luck in the draw
    Jennie x