Friday, February 21, 2014

52CCT - Stash Challenge - Metallic Papers

Hello friends and happy weekend to you!  A special hello to my newest follower Tam! So glad you have decided to join me in my creative journey:o)

This morning I woke up to snow and quite a bit of it.  Our crazy Montana weather just can't seem to make up it's mind lately.  One day it feels like spring and literally the next morning it is blizzarding.  Oh well, snow really makes me want to make Christmas cards, which are my favorite type to make anyway, so I guess I won't complain too much.

Speaking of Christmas cards... it's time for a new weekly challenge at 52CCT.  Our hostess Jacqueline wants us to dig through our stash and find some metallic papers to use on a Christmas card.
That wasn't too hard for me as I keep mine fairly close by and handy. 

Here's my DT card to share with and inspire you this week - Hope you like it!
I used my largest snowflake die and some brushed gold metallic cardstock. I had stamped the Santa image in gold ink (sadly the shimmer doesn't show up as well in the photo as it does IRL).  After stamping I grabbed my circle dies used part of the image for the center.  That strip in the bottom third of the card is washi tape. I'm happy with how it turned out :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenges - D is for Die Cut  
Divas by Design - Rubber Stamps Only 
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers

I hope that you will decide to join us this week over at 52CCT for the February Stash Challenge - Use Metallic Papers.  The other lovely ladies from the 52CCT DT have made some stunning Christmas cards to share with you as well. Please pop in and say "hi" to them as well.  We love to hear from you :o)
Til next time friends and followers...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. This is very elegant, Danielle, with the monochromatic color scheme and the image placed within that large snowflake. Great design!!!

  2. très élégante et tellement charmante, j'ai un faible pour le père noë

  3. LOL, love that sentiment! ;) The black and gold look so elegant together--and I LOVE that image! He's perfect with that sentiment!!! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your weekend! :) Mynn xx

  4. I should hope that you are pleased because it' s fabulous, love the snowflake behind Santa and your cheeky sentiment. Black and gold is always a good combo too.
    Louise xx

  5. Oh this is beautiful Danielle… what a fab Santa stamp and I love the snowflake frame. The sentiment is brilliant !!
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xxx

  6. Oh I do like all this gold! The snowflake and fab Santa image are just great. I know what you mean about the weather, but I can't imagine just how cold it is over your way - it's bad enough in Michigan!

  7. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

  8. I really like the clean lines of your card with the simple color scheme. Nicely done! :)

  9. I love how you've showcased the Santa image with the metallic paper - simply lovely! Hugs, Gill x

  10. What a great way to frame your Santa image - a lovely card - Jacqueline xx

  11. Beautiful card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

  12. This is gorgeous Danielle, the Santa circle is perfect inside your gold shimmery snowflake! Way to go on a fab use of washi tape - I still haven't used it yet! I have one roll in my stash that I bought many months ago and there it sits!
    I bet the Montana snow is beautiful to look at but I bet you're looking forward to spring arriving soon! Take care my friend, {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x


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