Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Noel I am again with another Christmas card! The last challenge of 2017 starts today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', so a great chance to join in and show off your last minute Christmas creations for this year...or your first Christmas creations for this year if you're a 'leave it to the last minute' kind of person :))
I used my all-time favourite Christmas stamp to make this card, I think it's such a beautiful image. Simply stamped onto white card, cut an aperture in the gold card and then used gold glimmer paste through a MB stencil. The die cut star is covered with the same paste. I rounded the corners of the card to echo the aperture.
Thanks for looking!

Please scroll down if you want to look at two snowmen!

Challenges entered:
sisterhoodofcrafters  -All about Christmas
merrychristmas #47
words2craftby #48
hollyandivy #21
TIOT Twinkle twinkle
dreamvalley #169
fashionablestamping #130


  1. Very beautiful Chris! I just love the gold and black together, very festive and elegant! Beautiful image and the texture rays coming from the star are just stunning! A lovely holiday creation. hugs :)

  2. How lovely and serene, Chris. I love the simplicity of the image with her peaceful, meditative pose - you can see the calm in her dear face. Your amazing shining star, so meaningful and graceful, is a beautiful touch to telling several stories all at once in a single glance! Lovely! hugs, de

  3. Wow, this is stunning, Chris!! I love the beautiful image!! You've highlighted it perfectly with the sparkly rays from the shining star!! This is gorgeous!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Really gorgeous card, love the gold and the lovely image in black looks superb against it.
    Oh dear, you have missed me out I am on next years now.

    Kath x

  5. Wow Chris, this is stunning absolutely love this.xx[aNNie]๐ŸŽ„

  6. this is stunning Chris - I love how you used the sparkle through the stencil xx

  7. A beautiful, festive and elegant card - a wonderful design! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    We are looking forward to see you in 2018 at our TIOT's Challengeblog again with your lovely artwork! Your participation is much appreciated!
    oxo Susi

  8. Gorgeous card, Chris! I love the elegance of the black and gold, and the "shining star" is fabulous! Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Words2CraftBy!

  9. This is a really beautiful card, the stamp is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

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  11. Love how you trimmed and matted the stamped panel, really makes it pop!! Thanks for sharing this with Words 2 Craft By!

  12. Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  13. Gorgeous image on this beautiful card Chris. I love it. xx

  14. Beautiful card!! This stamp could be used for so many wonderful occasions. It would be one of my favorites, too! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again next year. Happy Holidays!

  15. Chris, This is just so pretty, and I love the effect of the glimmer paste! Thanks so much for joining our Christmas challenge at Words 2 Craft By, and have a wonderful Christmas celebration. Hope to see you in the new year. :)

  16. A beautiful Christmas, love the B/white image agains the gold textured background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  17. Chris, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love that image and your card design is utterly PERFECT for it! Stunning!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  18. This is a beautiful christmas card, wonderful designed. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  19. This is so lovely, the background is fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  20. Fab card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx