Sunday, January 09, 2022

Black and Gold.

It's time for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our first makes of the New Year.  Kate has chosen Black and Gold as our theme. Way out of my comfort zone. My fingers are playing up so I have kept my card very simple and used one of Fluff's stamps from her FaDoodle range of stamps called Holly.
(Her latest one is also out now 'Snow Peeps' , already available at Whimsy Stamps and here in the Uk very shortly from Dies To Die For.)

I have made a slim line card measuring 8.25" x 3.75" from black card  and used a Die Cut Frame by Marianne Design CR1569 which I have backed onto gold cardstock before adhering to the cardbase. the holly and sentiments have been embossed using Wow gold embossing powder. 

Amendment

I posted the card above at  9am but it was so out of my comfort zone that I couldn't leave it as was so here is the 4pm version. I simply added red and green glitter stickles to colour in the holly and  leaves also  a bit of shinny bling.I am now back in my Happy Zone !!


Rabbit Update 
He is coming along. I am up to step ten now. He is looking more like a mummy from a tomb in Egypt  at the minute though!!
He can sit up unaided on his back legs. 👌  Next step is to feed him up with lots of carrots!!


Stay safe and well.

39 comments:

Aquarius said...

Great card, love the impact of the gold on black. Your hare is looking good so far - as you say he needs feeding up a bit !!

dutchess said...

Lovely card Mrs A…love a slimline card so elegant…..
Your hare is coming along…really looking forward to seeing him finished…..take care xxxx

Viv said...

Lovely card Mrs A
Bunny looks a little bit 'alien' at the mo! But can't wait to see him finished! x

pinky said...

Your card is so beautifully elegant in the black and gold Valery. I would have to colour in those holly leaves though as I never know when to stop lol. I have always wanted to try needle felting. This looks like it's going to be a big rabbit. Can't want to see it finished. Happy New Year to you xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Valerie. Very Classy too. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandra H said...

Happy new year Mrs A l love your slim line card and the gold is gorgeous with the black background lovely holly and ivy too! wow you can see the outline to your new project its going to be amazing once finished plenty of carrots here if needed take care enjoy your day x

brenda said...

So striking in black and gold and looking forward to seeing the bunny's progress.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy New Year!
Beautiful Gold embossing Mrs A and a lovely black and gold card.
Lorraine

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, look forward to seeing the hare finished xx

Mac Mable said...

Very elegant and classy card and looking forward to seeing the progress of the 'mummy' rabbit....lol x.

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your card is gorgeous. I love it. Well done with the felting. It all does comes together in the end. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautifully designed card Valery, I love the simple design and perfect for the challenge. Your rabbit is coming along well.
So sorry to hear that you are having pain in your fingers, it's such an awful condition, take care, Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

I like DL style cards and I love your gold embossing. Christine xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card and love the black and gold-Hare is coming on well
Carol x

Valerija said...

Wonderful card and I like your progress with rabbit.
Valerija xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A super card and the gold embossing looks great against the black background. Your rabbit looks very interesting and I'll be looking forward to see how he progresses x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card and I love the 2nd version.
That mummy of the rabbit is stunning. Love to see him after eating a lot of carrots.
xxx Margreet

Christine Harrop said...

There was nothing wrong with your original card ValeryAnne but the colour does it make it pop. Christine x

Chris said...

An elegant and beautiful design in black and gold- very classy! It looks great with or without the glitter.
OOOh bunny is looking a little scary at the moment- looking forward to seeing the next stage.
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab cards look foreqrd to seeing the finished rabbit

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Such an elegant card! Love it ❤

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A and can't wait to see your finished rabbit! sorry I've been m.i.a contracted the dreaded covid over Christmas and New Year and it's been really horrible..but hopefully getting better now hugs Sue x

Mrs.B said...

I love both versions of this stunning card, I always thing black&gold looks elegant.
The hare looks interesting. off to check it out.
Avril xx

Donna said...

Very elegant and beautiful card and wow the rabbit is looking like a rabbit already!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Valery …. And well done with the rabbit xx
Hugs Sylvie xx

rachel said...

Great card Valery...and the hare is coming along very well! All the best for 2022. Hugs Rachel x

Brenda in IN said...

Adding the stickles sure dressed the card up with shine. It looks beautiful. Wow, the rabbit is really coming to life. You have a lot done.

Betty said...

Your card finished well :) it looks very pretty - the rabbit looks interesting, the structure looks good and I am looking forward to seeing how he turns out. Betty (wood fairy)

Liz said...

Beautiful black and black card, Mrs A. I would have had to add some colour too! Your rabbit is coming along well, looking forward to seeing him finished. xx

Freubelmina said...

I like the top card already, but the 2nd version is definitely better.... How clever you are making the rabbit Mrs A, I'm curious about the end result.
Lots of love xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, I quite like the uncoloured version but the coloured one is beautiful as well.
Your rabbit is certainly coming along nicely.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Valery Anne and a wonderful start of the hare, can't wait to see him finished.

Sue xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

OOh, I love the glittery version, I can see why that makes you happy. Erm, I like the Mummy thing... ;) x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the Christmas card. I always feel that this is a good time to start them while the Christmas feeling is still there. Pleased to see the felting coming on too. Have alovely week, Angela xXx

Joan said...

Your first card is lovely but the colours additions really make it sing. Wooo
rather you than me attempting that hare although I'm sure the final result will be well worth it, lovely Hare,


Joan x

AlisonC said...

I like both versions! Your bunny is coming along nicely. What a challenge. x

Sue - said...

Great cards but I do prefer the 4pm version! Interesting needle felting - look forward to the finished rabbit. Do you follow http://carolssussexcraftycorner.blogspot.com/2022/01/red-is-here.html? Lots of needle felting being done there. xx

Elizabeth said...

I can understand, ValeryAnne, why you feel this challenge was way out of your comfort zone but both versions are perfectly lovely. Your rabbit is coming along nicely. x

Donna Ellis said...

It's hard to jump out of our glittery boxes, isn't it? I loved both versions, ValeryAnne, and especially like your jazzed up version with the additional sparkles. Beautifully, done! hugs, de