Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Less is More- Week 300 - Time to Celebrate

The current challenge over at Less is More is 'Time to Celebrate' - and Chrissie and her brilliant team certainly have every reason to celebrate is it's Week 300! Congratulations ladies!

I love to join in with Less is More whenever I can and was determined to play along on such a special week. I chose to celebrate Christmas at the same time with this card:

I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- piece of backing card in pearlescent deep red, cut to the same size as the card front and glued in place

- piece of white Centura pearlescent card, embossed using a Sheen Douglass folder called 'Frosty Ice Border', trimmed to slightly smaller than the red layer of card and glued in place

- next I used the Sue Wilson Festive Collection 'Joy' die set to cut out the solid letters J O Y from more deep red card and set them aside

- using the scroll work die from the same set, die cut the word JOY(that layer is an 'all in one' cut) using gold Xcut adhesive metal effect sheet

- stuck the red letters behind the scroll work JOY, then added little spots of glue to the backs of the red letters using a Woodware fine line glue bottle and popped the whole assembled word onto the embossed card front. The glue behind the solid letters plus the adhesive on the back of any uncovered gold scroll work holds it nicely in place

I'd also like to enter this into three other challenges that I love to play along with:

Allsorts  Challenge Week 387 - 'Let's Make A Start On Christmas'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 305  - Anything Goes So Long As It's Christmas

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November - Always Anything Goes

Made three the same and although I've slowed down a bit in production due to this wretched back, there's a nice healthy box of cards which probably will cover us anyhow. But, I won't stop production just yet, of all the cards I make, it's the Christmas ones I enjoy most. Weird or what?!






30 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Di and I love the Sheena Douglass EF, which I have too, courtesy of the playground, and the 'Joy' with the red letters behind the scollwork is just perfect and complements the red of your card base beautifully. x

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  2. Beautiful, Di, so classy and elegant. The embossing folder makes a lovely frame and I love the JOY die cut in red and gold. xx

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  3. A stunning card and another die for my 'wish list'!
    Kath x

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  4. This is gorgeous Di! I love that embossing folder which makes such a perfect frame, and the JOY die is really stunning. Fab colour choices too! Thanks for sharing with us in our 300th challenge at Less is More :)

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  5. It's a simply gorgeous festive make Di.
    Hope your recover from that back of yours and the shingles ASAP!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. This is such a pretty card :) love the embossing and the gold on the joy!
    Hugs
    preeti

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  7. A beautiful card Di, love the embossing folder you've used.

    Sue xx

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  8. Beautiful card, Di. The 'joy' die set gives a stunning result and the embossing folder is fabulous. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  9. Very elegant CAS, so lovely! Fab shining and embossing!

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  10. Not at all weird in my book Di - I love making Christmas cards too! I love the gentle sheen and gorgeous embossing on this beauty. Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Beautifully elegant, crisp and sophisticated Di and a perfect take on our 300th challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More, it's always a pleasure to see your cards. Oooh I am loving the header on your blog too. Sarah x

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    1. he blog makeover was done by the lovely Loll Thompson Sarah! She's so talented.

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  12. What a lovely card Di. The embossing folder is a lovely frame for Christmas and I like the JOY is red and gold. Barbxx

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  13. Wow, this card is a stunner. I love that Frosty Ice Border embossing folder and the beautiful layered letters. I got such a kick out of reading about your trick or treaters. Love the dog wanting to come in! It had to be so funny to hear that little one being so extra polite. How cute that is. We had a little girl one year who tried to come in when I opened the door and she tripped over the threshold and fell flat on her face before I could grab her. Her candy went everywhere and she just got up and started picking it up, looked at me and said "trick or treat" like it never happened.

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    1. So cute! It's the little ones that are the cuties for sure! :)
      Hugs

      Di xx

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  14. Very pretty card Di, I love the embossing. You have been a trouper making your Christmas cards, I struggle starting them before September but this year I could have done with starting in January! I really hope I have enough for the fair!! Hugs xx

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  15. Simple but beautiful creation, love it.

    Kath x

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  16. And those are three more real beauties you've added to your stash, Di! That's a cool e/f, just perfect for your brilliant joy, and perfect for LIM 300!! I'm keeping you and your wretched back in my thoughts and prayers that it gets better soon! Lots of love and gentle hugs, Darnell

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  17. Stunning card Di, and not weird at all :) take care of yourself xxx

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  18. So elegant & beautiful, Di! I'm with you--making Christmas cards is my favorite!

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  19. Wow! That 'joy' looks so incredibly rich and luxurious Di! Loving the red and gold colour combo with the fab swirls. The embossed border is such a beautiful frame too. Thanks so much for joining in Less is More's 300th celebration xx

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  20. Beautiful design Di. Love that pretty dry embossing that frames the JOY. Hope you are starting to feel better. I'm with you about card making ... Christmas cards are my favourite! xx

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  21. A fab design, Di! The rich colours of that beautiful joy die really pop against the lovely embossed background. It sounds as if you are making good progress with your Christmas card making. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  22. A gorgeous, classy card Di!
    Janice x

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  23. A joy is exactly what your card is, Di! Love it. And it sits within that frosty border perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  24. Ooh this is so gorgeous! The red backed joy looks fabulous within the wonderful icy frame! xxx

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  25. Not weird at all. Christmas makes are THE BEST makes to make. I do not know why, but they are.
    I recognise this embossing folder. I bought it after last time I saw it on a card you had made.
    Not used it yet though!!!

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