Thursday, 7 July 2011

Christmas Bling in Silver

Ah yes! Another Christmas card and another made with more of the Christmas tree decorations that was in the box given to me by Lynsey. My ever faithful helper (husband) snipped off the hanger loop at the top of the star as it didn't look right on the card.

I found some sort of silverish linen effect paper in my stash which I've cut up and dotted liquid pearls around the edge so that it fits the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch (below). I intentionally left the middle panel bare as the pearlescent paper I had just didn't quite sit right with everything else.

I've wound some thin silver craft wire around two brads and across the card three times, threading various beads and sequins from my stash onto it.

Glue was not dry when I took the photo hence it is lying flat as I didn't trust myself to take the picture quick enough!

The card also fits the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: N for No Nonsense (no patterned papers)
Little Red Wagon: Christmas in July
The Paper Variety: Christmas in July
Celebrate The Occasion: Christmas in July (no red)
Shopping Our Stash: RAK
Tuesday Throwdown: Christmas in July

  • Decoration: Donation from Lynsey
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. ooh this is great - love the star and the little jewels on the wire
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  2. Beautiful! I love the stitching and the wire with beads, nice touch. Thanks for playing along at CTO.

  3. Wow, Ruth what a star!!! Love your silver star and your bling what a great christmas card. Love your silver paper you''ve used.
    Great job and thanks for much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  4. Cute card, love the jewelery! Thanks for playing with CTO!

  5. Nicely done! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO

  6. This is SO PRETTY! I love the beaded strand and tinsel star. Thanks for playing at CTO!

  7. LOVE the silver star and that you threaded beads onto your wire!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. I love the simplicity of your gorgeous Christmas card. It is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us the week.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  9. Look at you go Ruth! Wonderful Christmas card Ruth, I love that star & the wire & bead detail at the top looks fab too :)
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Wow, this card is glorious!!! Such wonderful glitz and glamor!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  11. Love the glitter and the bling - a really inventive design and totally fabulous! Perfect for our challenge at MAWTT this week - thanks for joining in the fun. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  12. Pretty, very nicely done, thank so much for joining CTO!

  13. What a super holiday card and I really like the dots of liquid pearls! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  14. This card is great...i love that you used the star from someone else and the pearls around the outside of that paper look great...thanks for joining in at the SOS this week!

  15. How creative you the idea of re using our items to create a beautiful new usable card. The star makes a beautiful focal image and I love your beads and things on the wire. Thanks for playing again this week at SSW. We love having you.
    Patti DT/SSW

  16. Hi, Ah this is super and what a great card for our Christmas challenge on MAWTT, Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

  17. Really pretty card, I love the silver and the star is wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  18. So pretty. I love the wire work at the top of the card. The colors you used are just striking. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

  19. Very pretty card. I love the bead/wire work at the top of the card. Beautiful choice of paper. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

  20. Love your sparkly Christmas Star Card!
    Judi SSW DT

  21. What a lovely card! The silver paper is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  22. A very elegant Christmas card! What a terrific idea to use the star ornament. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

  23. What a sweet christmas card. Love Wour star. Arlana@SSW!!!

  24. Oh AWESOME bling! love this and love how you used there sketch too! thanks also for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

  25. Oh wow! Fab Christmas card, I love the star!! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

    Genevieve DT

  26. very cute card..

    Thanks for playing with us at CTO...


  27. Gorgeous the star!

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and hope to see you again next time!

    Kitty xx

  28. Stunning card, love the simpilicty of it.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  29. Beautiful card, so elegant and pretty.Thank you for joining our N challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    hugs Dorte

  30. Wow... Simply stunning and absolutely beautiful -- Loved the mixed media!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  31. Wonderful card. Great take on the No Nonsense Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenges. We have another fun challenge for you today: O is for "Older image" - image must be at least a year old. We hope you can play along again.
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


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