Friday, 26 December 2014

So That Was Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Massofhair.  So glad you have joined my elite following.  LOL.  Hugz to all my followers and friends.  Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day.  Did Santa bring you all the goodies on your list?  Do you have a list?  I have one for crafty goodies which undoubtedly will be getting bigger again soon as everyone launches their new ranges for 2015.  Gosh, 2015!!  I must admit I didn't really get into the Xmas spirit and since it's over I can stop thinking about all the Christmas cards I didn't make and move onto other things.  How about Chinese New Year??  Over at Marks Finest Papers there's an Oriental Sketch Challenge and I combined this with Cheery Lynn's gorgeous Koi Fish die.  

I started with a black base card and added a gold and red layer.  On the red layer I used the small round stamp from PaperArtsy LPC022 set.  I cut Cheery Lynn Tiny Bubbles Border from red and gold card and layered them on black.  I removed all the big bubbles from the gold layer but only some of them from the red layer so you see both the red and the black peeking through.  Quite like that look.  I cut two circles and a square from gold mirror card and layered them on black.  The fish is Cheery Lynn Koi Fish cut from gold metal and some card I coloured with distress inks.  I paper pieced the negative metal cuts into the coloured body.  Love the detail on this cut.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 164 - Anything Goes
MFP Speedy TV Oriental Sketch Challenge 59
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick a Fave  I picked To Die For

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great Boxing Day.  Hugz


  1. Gail, this is stunning. I love how you added extra texture by using the negative pieces of the dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  2. Thank you for the lovely HELLO, waving back and hope you are having a fab Boxing Day!

    Beautiful card with lots of layers and glorious colours, a lot of work but so worth it:-) xxx

  3. What a fantastic Chinese New Year card, great design and so colourful. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Happy New Year, Julie x

  4. Wow Gail. A very bright and cheery card. I love what you did with the CLD tiny bubbles borders and very unique the way you did the CLD koi fish. Great ideas. Thanks for joining and sharing on the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge . Best of luck to you.

  5. Beautiful card! Love the vibrant colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

  6. Stunning card! I love the bubbles border and the koi fish is gorgeous! Thank you for joining Cheery Lynn Challenges~!

  7. What stunning colors! Thanks for joining the OSC at MFP.

  8. Oh, my goodness, Gail.....LOVE that gleaming gold!!!! Wow. Also, love how you did the layering of the Tiny Bubbles border with selective removal of the dots. Very effective!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. beautiful card! the colors are gorgeous!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!


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