Friday, June 28, 2013

Mistletoe Kisses

I spent ages on this simple card. I just could not find a backing paper that worked with the Mistletoe image which was an old saved Christmas card that I wanted to use. Then the die I used was a tad too big when I cut it out so had to trim it smaller and do rounded edges. Having discarded the latest paper I had laid the Mistletoe and the green cardstock on the white card base whilst I went in search of other papers when suddenly a light bulb moment. It worked without any other papers needed!

 It all came together within 10 mins after that. I used some of the discarded frame for the corners faux stitching around the edge (to mimic the stitching already on the leaves ) using a gold highlighter and pearls /bow from my stash. Simples!

 
Entering into the following challenges:
Rudolph Day: Something Festive.
Crafty Hazelnuts #130: Christmas Greenery.
52 Christmas Cards Throwdown #26: Use sequins or pearls.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #6: Anything  goes.
Sparkles Christmas #29: Buttons & bows.


19 comments:

  1. You \re right...It does not need anything more. I think the boldness of the green is just so nice against the white. It looks great and the addition of the bit of gold is perfect.

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  2. A lovely way to turn something old into something new and beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  3. Beautifully crafted - thanks for entering this into both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon x

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  4. Perfect as is and love the whole design and colour combo.xx

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  5. Morning Mrs A......Your card is perfect for our challenge at Sparkles Christmas "Buttons and Bows" l love how you have brought it all together and although lim its still a stunning card and l like the fact you used up the discarded frame to create your lovely corners and the stitching on the leaves looks effective too good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

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  6. Gorgeous card....great design and details.xxx

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  7. I adore buttons on a card - your card is gorgeous! It has a nice homespun feel to it which I do like a lot.
    Sandy

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  8. Using your scraps to embellish the corners of the card worked really nicely! I like the clean and simple design of your card. Thanks for sharing it in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT.

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  9. Fab Mrs A! Just goes to show how we can sometimes overlook the simple options! xx

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  10. It's great when that happens! Love those mistletoe images. Love that lime green colour frame. Thanks for playing along with us this week in the embellishment challenge at 52 CCt

    Louise xx

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  11. Oh, how cute! I can see why you wanted to use the mistletoe image. Great card!

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  12. Serendipity strikes again I see!
    Lovely card.
    Hugs
    xx

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  13. I had to chuckle at your story, as the same kind of thing happened to me with a cardinal recycle, and my idea for using, just wasn't working. Wish I had thought to do what you did! Loved all the buttons, and your use of the frame was inspired. This is so sparkly and pretty. Loving all the green. I thought about Hazel's challenge as I saw your picture. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

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  14. Lovely piece of recycling and it looks fine just as it is.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  15. Your time has been well spent. It looks wonderful.The colors blend in perfectly.
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.comCHris

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  16. Very pretty clean and simple design. I do like the way you've echoed the faux stitching. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  17. Cute card and I like your little pearls and stitching! Thanks for playing at 52CCT.

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  18. This is such a fresh and zingy card, love it x

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