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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Week 43 - Recipe - A bit of bling!

This weeks challenge from Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More is:


                          A BIT OF 
                             
I decided to use an old stamp that I bought at Ally Pally 15 years ago but it has no name on it! I think I got it from Stamp Addicts so it's probably Judikins. I inked and embossed in gold on red card and dry embossed a frame around it. I added red and white pearls for the holly and mistletoe berries and used glitter for the leaves and poinsettia. I matted with gold mirri and mounted it onto a pearl base card having already dry embossed a frame for it to go in. Then disaster, I got an inky smudge on the left corner so now you know what my little robin is hiding!!! He is a SU punch.





Just off to peel a few potatoes to go with the lovely casserole that my son Dom has slow cooking in the oven :) We had a great afternoon singing in Hampstead and our audience went wild, probably because they were mainly family and friends!!! We may be on youtube later :)
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23 comments:

Loli said...

Hola Val, WHAT STUNNIN CARD!!!I love this stamp,so elegant and the gold and red is really terrific combo, fantastic christmas card!Valerie.
congratulations to the singers! i hope to see you in youtube, and good luck with your potatoes!:D:D:D.
A warm hug from Palma

Bea said...

It's a beautiful card and certainly stands out - probably doesn't need the bling

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Val lovely colours and your little robin looks great and it's amazing what we can hide
sounds like you had a fun time singing

Anne

Pauline said...

Lovely and festive.

Jenni's Jems said...

Really festive card ,so elegant and great cover up ! x

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Val
That red looks lush Love the bridie

thank you
mandi LIM

Sally H said...

A really fabulous card, and I love the rescue robin! The stamp I used this week is a similar age to yours. Would love to hear the singing - can you post us a link please? x

Chrissie said...

I love the gold with the pearls it looks very Tudor somehow... gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Christine said...

Very beautiful! So lovely with the bird!
Christine

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, love the bright colours.
Yvonne x

Sandy said...

Wow, love that lush Noel and the bling looks fab. Love the sweet little birdie too, A fab card,
Sandy

Beryl K said...

Lovely card
Beryl x

Jose said...

What a rich looking card Val, love the little robin too!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, val... love the embossing! and i love your new blog background and header!!

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous card using the Noel stamp - handy to be able to stick a bird on to hide the splodge!! Who knows, maybe some of the over embellished cards we see have lots of splodges which needed covering up??

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love the stamp you have used
Lindsay xx

Karen said...

Great card Val and no-one would have known about the "splodge"!!!! lol Good to hear that you went down so well at the lights ceremony at Hampstead.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Val! Love the stamp you used and sweet little robin looks perfect!:)

Love your Christmas theme Blog! x

Vicky Hayes said...

This looks all glowing like a stained glass window Val! Love that the little robin came to the rescue! Vx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Val, love the bright rich colours and the embossing too.Oooh will look on you tube for you alter...you are getting qite famous now lol .The 'hover' card instructions now on my blog btw.:O) Viv xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Val;erie, Gorgeous card, love red and gold especially at Christmas, I also love your blog makeover Ho HO Ho :0) LOL Gay xxx
p.s my little box is done with a dimensional paste so is 3D, thank you for your lovely comments:0) Guess where I'm supposed to be in the new year? My friend has decided we need to pop along to the local Rock Choir to check it out, I'll let you know how it goes:0) You still seem to be enjoying your group, all great stuff, Gay xx

Susan said...

Val, I love the gold embossing on the red! So elegant. What a great save with adding the birdie! Very clever! (and if you hadn't told us, we wouldn't know! LOL) Well done!

Hello From Texas said...

Valerie, this is a gorgeous card. I don't know how I missed it but am glad I look over the submissions again this evening.

Well done!

Carole

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