Friday, January 10, 2014

Getting Back into the Groove

I've had a tough time getting back in the swing of things creatively speaking. I craft in my dining room so it was necessary to put everything away during the holidays. It's been difficult getting everything back out especially since I stuffed things in every out of sight nook and cranny I could! I keep finding things I am missing which is not conducive to getting anything done.

Here I am with a Christmas card even though, like most of you, I am pretty glad to see it over and done. But, I did promise myself that I would get more completed throughout the year so I'm not so overwhelmed in December like I was this year. Plus frankly, I really didn't get to use some of new goodies I purchased during the season. This week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge (#90)  to use ribbon or twine and Simons Says Wednesday Challenge (ice inspiration) provided the perfect excuse to get started.

If you remember from some of my December cards I fell in love with the American Crafts Silver Glitter paper and used it a lot. I didn't see the gold version until I went into the local Paper Source. I snatched it up and also bought a spool of their gold ribbon which matched it perfectly. I don't normally buy much there as everything is usually overpriced in my opinion. I guess the smell of gold glittery paper went to my head!

I cut the gold panel using The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Toppers CutUps for the snowflake border at the bottom and then tied the bow around it. I cut the snowflake from an off white glittery paper that I found at Michaels using the Simon Says Eliza Snowflake. I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Holiday Hellos set with Delicata Golden Glitz ink onto a piece from the Reverse Confetti Tag Me dies. A smattering of gold and white sequins provided the finishing touch. My photograph gave the gold paper a brassy look that is not there in real life. It's a really pretty spun gold.

Products: Simon Says stamp and die, American Crafts Glitter paper, Paper Source ribbon, Delicata ink, Darice sequins, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps, Reverse Confetti die

I promise things will pick up around here soon.

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  1. superbe, j'adore, ce flocon est si dé

  2. This is beautiful, Nancy and I for one never tire of seeing or making Christmas cards. :) That gold glitter paper and matching ribbon are perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

  3. SO pretty Nancy! LOVE the sparkly paper and the sequins!!

  4. This is SUCH a gorgeous layered CAS card Nancy. I love the snowflake border on the gold panel and the fabulous bow. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday

  5. What a great purchase! I love that gold paper and ribbon and the snowflake! An amazing card, Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Sure looks like your crafty creativeness is in full bloom to me. What a gorgeous snowflake and I love the sequins - perfect touch. Beautiful!

  7. Lovely card. I saw it on Merry Monday

  8. Oh what a wonderful, beautiful snowflake card, absolutely love it.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  9. So elegant! I hear you about getting back into the "groove", especially after having to put everything away for holiday gatherings! Been there, done that!