Sunday, 11 January 2015

Welcome 2015

Happy Belated New Year! I'm hoping 2015 is a wonderfully happy and healthy year for all of us. I personally am pleased to see the back of 2014.

I was going to show you the Card-io Christmas cards I made but I was running out of time to post them so off they went. I then realised I'd forgotten to photograph them! So here's the Christmas card I made for my in-laws.
and a close up of the embossed wreath.


Card Ingredients

Card stock- Centura Pearl white with a hint of gold and jade pearl card from stash.
Die cuts- Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles, Cheery Lynn Happy Birthday and Joy Crafts card stand two.
Stamps- Stamps by Chloe Starry Trails and Starry Wreath.
Ink pad- Versamark
Embossing powder- Stamps by Chloe Silver Bells Wow embossing powder.
Glitter- Stamps by Chloe Blue Lagoon ( possibly. There's no label on the jar and I didn't write the names down when I bought the glitter set from Create and Craft, doh!)
Other stuff- white organza ribbon from stash for bow, small gems and petal shaped diamante on bow from MeiFlower.
The Starry Trails was stamped around the big circle embossing it with the Silver Bells after each time I stamped it so I could see where I'd stamped. The jade circle was going to be another Decorative Circle die cut which it was in a way. I forgot to use some wax paper with it and it ripped on removal from the die so I cut the decorative edge off leaving the plain circle.
A big thank you goes out to my lovely blog friends who have been checking on me, your messages have meant a lot. Thanks Marianne for showing me that I'd posted this halfway through writing it (I was trying to write it on my phone on a bumpy journey and pressed publish instead of save!) I will get back into commenting on your blogs.
 Big hugs coming your way, 
Debra x   


  1. Hi Debra, I hope 2015 is a better year for you. Your card is stunning. I love the little stars stamped into a wreath and the silver embossing looks great. Your dies are wonderful and the teal, white and silver colour scheme is very classy. Sally.x.

  2. So gorgeous, I love this sparkly card x

  3. Hi Debra, this is such a stunning card! The embossing looks so elegant and I love the dies you've used. A gorgeous colour scheme too! Thank you for your lovely comment this evening. I know we have different conditions but I do understand what it's like to live with something difficult everyday and wanted to let you know that I think of you. It's so great to see you back with this beautiful creation and I hope that you are able to do lots more crafting this year. x About the birdcage die: I do use a very thick Kraft cardstock and have lots of trouble getting it to cut too! I add a piece of plain paper between the layers which helps a little. I run it through about three times then have to carefully push the pieces out with a pokey tool and trim the frayed bits. It's quite a lot of work for one die so I think it must be a problem with all of them! x

  4. Debra sorry I have missed this most beautiful card....time does slip away and I have had such busy weeks since Christmas and with my dad turning 102 celebrations were in order...and a success.....Keep the beautiful creations coming.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  5. Wow Debra this is just gorgeous, love the card stand, die cuts and colors.

    Hugs diane

  6. Just popping in to say Hi and thanks for always popping into my blog...♥ aNNie

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  7. Such a lovely design Debra, just gorgeous! Hope you're feeling much better now xx Hugs, Lisa x

  8. Oh I missed this card! Think I saw your half finished post and then it disappeared so never saw this!
    This is just stunning!! That embossed wreath is so beautiful! I'm really impressed! Love the little gems and pretty ribbon to finish! So classy!
    Lucy x

  9. This looks so delicate Debra, what a wonderful card, I really love this one.
    Hugs Jacee

  10. Debra, would you mind contacting me by e-mail, you'll find the addy on my blog, can't seem to find an email on yours to contact you, would just like a quick word.
    Thanks Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design


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Debra x