Tuesday 16 November 2021

Color Hues #30

Good afternoon. We are half way through November already and no Christmas shopping done. The road into town has been closed since the beginning of October for sewage replacement and was due to open at the weekend but is still closed until the beginning of December. The diversion is awful, takes about 20 minutes extra and is single track with very few passing places. As a result my forays into town have been limited to the basics of supermarket and hairdressers! I suppose I have had plenty of time to make my Christmas cards and I've used the new colour combo at Color Hues to make another for the stash. I'll have to take my overseas cards to the PO when I go for my hair cut at the end of the month or they wont get there in time! Anyway, rant over here's my card.

The starting off point was the wreath die from Joanna Sheen that I think I got free in a mag some time ago, but I may be wrong. I did win a few of her dies a couple of years ago so it could have been then!!
Anyway, its been in my die cut stash unloved so I decided to dust off the cobwebs, of which we have plenty I can tell you despite my daily spider patrol, and use it to make a wreath style card. I cut it from gold mirror card but instead of the little bits that come with the die, I added some bits I die cut from bits of silver and white card and the tiny snowflakes I punched from a scrap of holographic silver card.
To make the spray, I punched a small circle of gold card and added the foliage to it and to cover the joins, I added a punched snowflake in gold. 
My base card is made from a piece of hammered, dark, silver grey card that's been in my stash for years with a few dots of white gel pen to break up the starkness of the background. The gold die cut wreath was added then the spray. A few of the punched snowflakes were added too before the sentiment from Uniko was stamped and embossed in Platinum EP on a strip of white card and added.

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  1. I am so glad you got that wreath die out, it looks fabulous cut in gold card and the little spray of flowers look amazing. Wonderful splatters too xx

  2. This is a gorgeous card! I love all the bits you added to the wreath, and that gold mirror card just shines on the dark silver background which I love.

  3. Jules know what you mean about single tracks with few passing points I have to go through them here to get to the A38 into Plymouth you do get used to it after 13 years lol. Anyway onto your card I love it, the die is gorgeous. Love Alison

  4. A lovely delicate design and perfect for our Christmas challenge at Allsorts, thank you for entering.

  5. This is so pretty! I love all the bits you added to the wreath! Have a great week!

  6. This is beautiful! With that pretty wreath as an anchor, you've created a gorgeous card. And sorry to hear of your roadwork woes - we recently had a roundabout installed at the edge of town which also caused headaches for months. Sigh.

  7. This is simply beautiful.
    Sarn x

  8. Stylish and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 💌m

  9. Elegant and stylish, Julie! This is one stunning card!

  10. This turned out so beautifully, Julie! Your silver and gold accents are placed absolutely perfect! Sorry to hear about your road issues and hope it's fixed soon! Take care!

  11. Wow, that is a stunner Julie!! Love everything about this card. I had forgotten about your path to civilisation being closed, I sympathise we have had several diversions during this year and, I suspect, another one coming shortly. There is a barn at the end of our lane that is being "converted" (it's a steel frame!!?) and we are the end of the line for services so anticipate the road being dug up soon!! xx


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