Monday, 2 November 2015


Hi there everyone I'm posting my DT card for CCAYR this month.  The theme is Oh Christmas Tree and we would like to see a Christmas tree as the main focal point on your creation.   I decided to make a CAS card because I wanted something pretty, lightweight and simple so that I could do a few of them.  I did this when I was having a play with glues, gilding flakes and WOW powders.  I couldn't get the gilding flakes to work with the glues so ended up using my WOW powders with a Kanban clear stamp plus an embossing folder I got free with a magazine. 

I love this for a quick and easy card because it looks really sparkly in real life!  I mentioned before that I'd been playing with gilding flakes and foil and when I popped the embossed piece on top of the blank card there was something missing so I put some Zig Two Way Glue along the edges of the card blank, fished the bits of foil I'd been using out of the bin and then 'dibbed' them over the wet glue and I got this lovely shabby chic gold edge so I am dead chuffed with the result.  Did the same with the mat under the sentiment (which I foiled on me Minc machine - oooh this is such a lovely bit of equipment) added a few gems and voila!  Very plain and very simple and I'm very pleased!  


6" x 6" white card blank - C & C
Christmas Tree - Kanban Clear Stamps
WOW 'Twinkling Lights' Embossing Powder (WS73R)
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Free with magazine a while ago
Piece of white hammer finish card
Zig Two Way Glue
Gold Foil - Heidi Swapp
Christmas sentiment - Typed then foiled on Minc machine
Gold Sequin and gold gems - stash

I do hope you can enter our challenge this month - Christmas is sooooo close and you know you need to get those cards sorted!  There are two cling mount Christmas rubber stamps up to win so come on join in!

Thanks to all of you who commented on my last card and for all your comments on Facebook (must admit I'm getting better on it now - woo hoo) regarding my weight loss.  Don't like to go on about it too much 'cos it is difficult to lose weight and the only reason I'm managing so well is because my diagnosis of diabetes in early March has given me a boot up the bum!   As of last Wednesday I've lost 3st 9½lbs - that means one more pound and I'm in the next stone down. 

So sorry to go on - I know reading about someone else's weight loss can be a big yawn but me 'n' the maestro are so chuffed.   He's stabilised at a good weight now and has lost over 3st himself.

Anyway you can wake up now - don't forget to enter our Christmas tree challenge - you know it makes sense  :) 

Lots of big hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafters Cafe Challenge No 136 - Inspired by a song (Oh Christmas Tree)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge No 23 - Use a stamp or a digi
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Emerald Faeries Challenge No 73 - Oh Christmas Tree
Whimsy Inspires Challenge No 87 - Fall Colours or Christmas


  1. An elegant and beautiful card Sue, love the sparkle and the gilding!
    Congrats on the weight loss, you're doing so well to stick with the diet!

  2. Love all the embossing and sparkle, such a beautiful card..

  3. A wonderfully elegant card. The Christmas tree is fabulous.
    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Use a Stamp or Digi on your Project” and good luck x

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  5. A really lovely and so elegant Christmas creation Sue and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. This is so beautiful! I love the clean and simple design with just white and gold! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper.

  7. Gorgeous card Sue - very elegant. Well done on your weight loss. I'm trying but it is tough going.

  8. Such an elegant card, love the white and gold! :)

  9. Beautiful gold and white card....Thank you for joining us this week @ Fun n Funky....Julieannex

  10. So very elegant! Thank you so much for entering our Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week!

  11. Lovely elegant card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  12. A very elegant card Sue, this is gorgeous. Carol x

  13. Hi Sue
    Elegant and stunning. The tree does actually look gilded.
    Well done you on the weight loss. You must be able to hide behind a toothpick now!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  14. OMGoodness, Sue, this card is just pure elegance. It's gorgeous!
    Congrats on sticking with your diet. Losing weight is so hard, that you should feel proud about and happy to share it! Apparently if you keep at your goal weight for at least 6 weeks, then it's easier to keep it off. At least that's what everyone is telling me :-) Stay strong!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  15. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and giid luck x Susan x


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