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Friday, December 30, 2011

Anything Goes at Card Crafter's Circle!

How long does your Christmas creativity last after Christmas?  I have a few days of quiet, then a second wind kicks in, putting me into an automatic Christmas mode for the next year.  It lasts for a week or so, then come August, I think "Crikey, where has the last 8 months gone? I promised myself I'd be Christmas ready this year..."  ... a promise I've made so often!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle, since we're probably giving a creativity a wee rest, our theme is Anything Goes... you can show us any creation you decide to make!  We're sponsored by Daisy Doodles, and our challenge winner will receive their choice of 3 Daisy Doodles images!

We have such a variety of creations to share with you this week.... do visit our Card Crafter's Circle to see what the rest of the table created for you!  I used the Floral Frames Set...

Ingredients: Green Pearl, White Cardstock; Stardust Glitter Pens; Chalks; Rhinestones (various colours and sizes); Sentiment stickers; foam tape...

First I created a 5 1/2 inch square card, on pearly green cardstock.  I printed the floral image large than planned, so I went 'square' with the card, and treated the image as a wreath.  I trimmed the image completely, leaving the inner core for the sentiment.  I coloured the image with glitter pens, and left the daisies 'neat' so they appear brighter white.  I liked the contrasting look of the image on plain cardstock, so I left it as such.... just mounting it with foam tape to lift it.  I coloured the core of the image with green chalk, to make it a little more subtle.

The three smaller gift cards, are all single layer cards... all printed on white, with the card being folded of that layer.  I simply coloured the images with glitter pens, and added rhinestones as the flower centres.  Very simple, and I think very cheery with the bright colours on white backgrounds!

I have also entered this creation into the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley Challenges - #56 Colouring (1/1)
Aud Sentiment Challenges - #44 Anything Goes (3/1)
Little Miss Muffet - #25 Anything Goes (4/1)
Do You Stack Up - #52 Rainbow of Colours (4/1)
Crafty Creations - #146 Gratitude (5/1)

I do hope you'll find time to share any creation with us this week at Card Crafter's Circle! Thanks for peepin'!

12 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

This set of thank you cards are so simply sweet! I love the colours you've added to the flowers and then the stark white daisy's for the larger one are so cheery!

NickelNook said...

Very pretty, Pauline! I gave up on being ready for Christmas years ago...it just never happens! lol Lately I just seem to be behind on everything - you saw my latest blog post! haha It just all fun, right?...Nancy :o)

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Pauline - just hopped over from the Card Crafter's Circle to say how I love this quartet of cards. Very effective with their CAS look. Thanks for sharing. Helen x

Stempeltiger said...

I would first like to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Pauline. Your german is great.
Your gift cards are very beautiful.
I wish you a New Year full of creativity, happiness and health.
Greetings from Germany
Swantje

WencheP said...

This is really beautiful! Love the thank you cards you have made. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.

-Wenche

Cleota said...

These thank you cards are lovely. Simple and elegant! Thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet.

Cleota
DT Member

*Jellie* said...

Lovely card. I'm a fan of floral frames and these are so effective.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks so much for joining us in our Crafty Creations holiday challenge....Give thanks gift or card! Lovely set - so cheery and fresh! Cheers Claire x

Trish and Treasure said...

What a lovely set of thank you cards, with such pretty flowers!!
Hugs Trish

Arabella said...

This is a gorgeous set of cards Pauline! Perfect for sending those after Christmas thank yous!

Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!

Arabella

Naomi said...

Beautiful set of cards, Pauline! Love the flowers and the bling centres! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

Hugs,
Naomi

Sarah Hurley said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x