Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Last of The Foiled Brigade

Hi I'm back with the last of the cards I made for Christmas 2017... finally and hooray I hear you say.  
The first one today uses a lovely background die cut. 
I cannot remember the name or supplier of it... I have had it for a few years and this is the first time I've ever used it (unfortunately it is no orphan in that department!); if you know the supplier let me know and I'll note it on the cover sheet of my die storage
I used gold foiled card as a background and mat for the image and gold Deco Foil to foil the image... which is a sentiment :-)  Again I've included a pic for shine demonstration purposes, lol
I popped the centre panel up on foam dots for a bit of dimension
The very last card of this batch is one I was quite pleased with... especially considering how quickly it came together!
The patterned paper is a scrap from a really old pad, Basic Grey "Jovial", the red mat was cut with Nestabliities Scalloped Ovals, the "image" (again doing double duty as the sentiment) was yet another fabulous freebie from the equally fabulous Paulette at Create with TLC  printed on linen card
I added the shadow to the words (so easily done using Word) and foiled with Gold Deco Foil - the shadow doesn't "grab" the foil, so the sentiment looks pretty clean.... that said I sponged some ink around the edge of the image panel to help it tie in with the grungy style of the patterned paper.  I added dimension by once again layering the oval on some foam dots
... and that is IT for 2017's Christmas cards, promise!
I won't put up a Christmas card for a while, and I won't leave it until more than a year after the event either!  At least that way we won't get Christmas card overload :-)
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter Dies and/or Punches
Pixies Snippets Playground Snippets (that Basic Gray paper, sadly now all gone, sob)
Jingle Belles Look What Santa Brought Me - Use New Stash (the snowflake background die is on its first outing)
Winter Wonderland Snowtime (Snowmen or Snowflakes)
 I will - if I stick to the "plan" - be back in a few days.  The "plan" is to post at least once a week.  Of course, I've already fallen behind, and there are no excuses as I have over a year's worth of projects on hand ALREADY - AND I had this post typed up and ready to go weeks ago, sigh.  
I am also spending a bit of time at the vet... Rocky has had his ACL surgery and is doing really quite well - with his general health taken into consideration... of course, because of the medications he is on for his doggy-lupus he has developed alopecia... with all the shaved spots from various tests, infusions and surgeries now not growing back the poor little chap looks like a very boring, very low-quality quilt!  and now he has developed yet another problem (ruptured anal gland) so he's on MORE medications, such a sweet little boy he really doesn't deserve any of this, and he takes it all with such good grace, still happily wagging to greet us
Anyways, until I do get back, Happy Crafting, Donna

22 comments:

Di said...

Beautiful card Donna - I adore the Christmas colours - perfect! And huge love, hugs and get well wishes to Rocky.

Hugs

Di xx

Sue Crease said...

Thanks for sharing you 2 beautiful cards with us today over at A Gem of a Challenge this time around

Barbara Bruder said...

Hi, I love foiling. Your 3 cards are so lovely and very creative. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. Good luck Ginny ♥ Aud Sentiments
My Blog As I do Rodos

Kath said...

A lovely stylish card. thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Catrin Goodwin said...

Two beautiful cards - i love black and white cards! thank you for sharing them with us a creatalisious challenge - good luck x

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Trish said...

Stunning cards!

Ann-Marie said...

Your cards are just beautiful and so very elegant. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and hope you will join us again.
Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards. Emma

Katrina Brown said...

Beautiful! All of these cards are so lovely with the colors, dies, and sentiments! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

lauren bergold said...

arrrgh I somehow missed this on wednesday! but i'm so happy to have found it now... what an amazingly beautiful background die and you've used it brilliantly! thanks for showing off your cool new goodies with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Anna said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs,
Anna DT

SmilynStef said...

Wow that gorgeous foil is fantastic ... so glad you shared your new goodies with us at Jingle Belles.

Theresa Pace said...

both great cards. love the foiling. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We would love to see some of your beautiful creations in one of our upcoming issues of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine! Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
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Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Gorgeous creations Donna, love that snowflake die. I also miss all my Basic Grey papers that I have used up recently. So happy to see you playing along in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge this week as The Paper Shelter. Many hugs:) Audrey DT

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous cards Donna - not that I'd expect anything else! Sorry to hear that Rocky still isn't 100% but hopefully he'll turn a corner health-wise soon. Great to have you playing over here at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- love the snowflake die on the 1st, the gold on the 2nd and the sentiment panel and DP on the 3rd. Wonderful cards!!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Donna xx

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional winter fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)