Thursday, 23 October 2014


I made this card with one challenge in mind and realised that it would do for quite a few more!
I'm entering it into the following challenges

Addicted to Stamps #118  Holiday, I've taken this as Christmas holiday
Papertake Weekly  black, white and one other colour
Crafty Sentiments Designs  use a sentiment
Creative Card Crew #73  bows
Addicted to CAS  use vellum
Allsorts #281  embossing
613 Avenue Create #94  anything goes option candy treats
Sister Act #79  anything goes

I embossed the gold vellum with an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion, Christmas Elegance.  I like this folder as it has both designs with a plain band across, perfect for placing ribbon. I matted it onto white card, for stability, with black brads from my stash.  I had previously trimmed the panel down to be smaller than the base card.  Black ribbon was wrapped around and secured with strong dsst.  I stamped a bauble by Spellbinder's with Versafine ink and cut it out leaving a small border and attached it to the panel with a brad.  The panel was then mounted onto the base card with 3D foam pads.  I finished it off by adding a gold ribbon bow.


  1. Lovely card for our embossing challenge at allsorts Tracy x

  2. Very pretty & love the texture!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

  3. This is a stunning card Margaret - the gold and black is a very classy and elegant combination. Love the embossing, and the finishing touch of a Christmas bauble.
    Thank you so much for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

  4. The gold embossed vellum looks very impressive. Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

  5. What a beautiful elegant and sumptuous card just perfect for Christmas. Love the gold vellum so decadant and just perfect for our challenge at ATCAS. Thanks so much for joining in and good luck.

  6. Beautiful card Margaret. The gold looks gorgeous embossed. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftySentiments, Susan x

  7. What a fabulous holiday-inspired card you've created! The layout, the images, the embossing: so eye-catching and elegant! Thank you for sharing this gem at ATSM!

  8. What beautifully elegant card.Love the texture you've given the velum,it's super effective.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  9. So elegant. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  10. Hi Margaret. It is good to see you. Your card is stunning in gold. Very beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  11. This looks fantastic, very elegant! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx