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Thursday 27 January 2011

Winter Birthday

Good morning, I have another card to show you today. For this card I wanted to try and not cover everything in backing paper, something I usually do, but also show off the beautifull muted gold colour of my base card (Crafters Companion). I found it difficult though to make it interesting enough, as to me it looked pretty bland at first.

Also, since my craft room is pretty cold in winter and last night especially so, I retreated to the living room with just limited stash and planned the card upstairs to take only the necessary stuff down with me. Again a first for me, I usually change and change back my design while I am working on it. I will probably do that again next time, if only I would not risk being frozen to my chair! :)

Anyway, here is the card:

I've matted two squares of backing paper with mirri card then used snowflake brads to give it more interest. The image is a twisty pyramage one. Matted the sentiment on little pieces of glittery red card (I love this stuff and can't bring myself to even throw away any little bits I have left, however small). I was thinking about adding something in the upper corners of the card, but thought that it would defeat the purpose of choosing a gold base card.

I want to submit this card to the following challenges:

* DCD Christmas Challenge (Winter Birthday)
* Allsorts Challenge (Male/Boy)
* Creative Card Crew Challenge (Show the colours of your country; red, white and blue for the Netherlands)
* Incy Wincy Challenge (Winter Wonderland)

I'd better be off, I am working from home today but have a long list of to do's, better get to it!



  1. Love the picture and great layout, thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas blog!

  2. A lovely card,
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Fab Card and the picture is just so much fun
    Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
    Hug Nikki and the rest of the DT

  4. What a cute card. Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back soon.
    Renee DT

  5. love the image you have use here

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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