Friday 5 December 2014

White Christmas

 Good Morning,
I am afraid todays card has not photographed very well at all,
The card is in fact Coconut White and Silver, I started the card by embossing white card with the Holly Swirls embossing folder from CE, I matted it onto some silver mirror card and placed it on an 8 x 8 card base.
I cut a silver mat from California Collection Frames (B) and then the corresponding die from set (A).  I then die cut several Holly Sprays in both white and silver and then Spellbinders Poinsettia Die in both white and silver, layered them up with silver at the bottom, then two further layers of white, topped with a crystal
flat back gem for a little extra bling! I made two large, two medium size and two small to make a good size cluster, I arranged the Holly Spray die cuts so that they framed my sentiment focal point and gave a dimensional base for the flowers.
The sentiment was a Justrite Christmas Stamp which I stamped with Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Silver detail Embossing powder,
I so wish you could see the card in real life, like Mrs B and Pat did, I really wasn't sure about it at first as it was quite blingy for me as I don't really use Silver mirror card, but the effect was supposed to be a cold frosty morning!
I have added two extra pictures to give a closer shot of the flowers.
This layout would work in any number of colour combinations, feel free to use as inspiration.
Tomorrow's card is also blingy but in a more glittery way!
I would love to hear your comments today, they have kept me going all week. I think I maybe starting with whatever the girls have had this week as I feel so Hot/cold/achy today, poor Lucy has had the whole week off school almost and is still suffering, its so worrying when they are at such a crucial stage of their education, but its parents sending their children to school ill that causes so many pupils to catch these bugs! I have a feeling there will be two of them home tomorrow as Sophie is not so good tonight! Luckily the two older ones that both have reduced immunity(because of the horrendous drugs they take for their Arthritis) have both managed to avoid catching it so far!
Have a wonderful weekend my lovely friends,
Huge Hugs
Sandra xxxxxxx


  1. Hi Sandra. I am delighted to see this gorgeous card. It does look even more stunning in "the flesh". Photos never do these beautiful cards justice do they! Sorry to hear that you are not feeling so bright, make sure you take really good care of yourself my lovely. I know Paul will look after you over the weekend so make sure you get plenty of liquids and rest. Take care. xx

  2. HI Sandra
    I love this card. If it hasn't photographed well , then it must be simply stunning. Thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear you don't feel to good hope you and your family are all feeling better soon. Gentle hugs to you all.

  3. Stunning card Sandra so very beautiful.
    Hope you and the family are soon feeling better, I know the feeling, things have not been going too well for us but as I always say we are still breathing, time to worry is when we stop!
    With love
    Margaret xx

  4. Hi Sandra.
    Oh I was so looking forward to seeing your card today when ....I was Mrs. B mentioned it yesterday....and I'm not disappointed..... it's stunning.
    Oh I do hope you and the family are feeling much better very soon....gentle hugs to you all and stay warm.

    Love Sheila xx

  5. Hi Sandra
    Wow stunning card today I love all the poinsettias & ivy leaves in the corner draws the eye in. The White & silver combo is beautiful.
    Sorry my lovely your feeling under the weather hopefully you & twins are better very soon Love Lynda xx

  6. Sandra. Oh Mrs B was so right saying we needed to see this card, its WOW, WOW. Stunning, everything is just perfect. Oh I just love it. Sorry you are not feeling to good, lots of hot drinks and keep warm. Poor Lucy, not good she still isn't over it, and that Sophie isn't 100%. I have to say Anna isn't feeling to good, thankfully she finishing school at 1.15pm today. Take it easy. Hazel xx

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments today, they really give me something to smile about, I have another glitzy card lined up fir tomorrow too!
    I forgot until Paul came in at lunchtime and reminded me that I have physio this afternoon :( , but I am going to be strong and say NO to acupuncture!
    Huge hugs
    Sandra xxxx

  8. Stunning. Love silver and white, gorgeous focal point framed lovely. Hugs Theresa (TOB)

  9. Hi Sandra. Gorgeous card never mind the photography!. I've been looking back through your blog and your cards are incredible. I especially like how you make cards using sizes we have at home. Hope that physio wasn't too horrendous and that your girls soon feel better. Sue xxx

  10. Hi Sandra,
    What a gorgeous card! It is stunning and the little bit of mirri looks lovely.
    Love the lay out the flowers , everything.! You are a talented lady! I'm a little behind but I've been so busy this week . Hope are feeling a little better by now.
    Have a lovely weekend! Will be cold for football! Brr!
    Lots of love,
    Myra xx