Friday 15 March 2013

Peace On Earth......

.....and Good Will To All.  It's been a reasonable morning so far, coffee with an old school friend, shopping done, washing out and the car passed it's MOT. I hope your day goes well too.
   This week over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown it's a colour theme, black ,white and metallic gold. Jingle Belles are looking for neutral colours only so I'm hoping this one will just scrape through and Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra is for anything Christmas.
  The image is stamped on gold satin mirri card and heat embossed in black. I'm sorry I can't give the name of the stamp as it was made on a craft evening using a friends stamp. We often take a few stamps along to our club and have a 'borrow' night, it really is good to share and build up a little box of toppers to dip into later.
  The gold in matted onto white, then black, white and gold again before finally onto a black card. The black card started life white, it's been coloured around the edge with Distress Ink Black Soot, I don't use this pad much but it really is a good strong black.  To lift the black I have used some tiny gold peel off stars in groups of three to add a little sparkle.  Hope you like it, sorry Ruth but the inside isn't done yet!
I would like to enter in the following:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Black, white, metallic gold
Jingle Belles - Neutral colours


  1. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the stamp and your many layers are just gorgeous, Rocky! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  2. Lovin' all those layers, Rocky and that's a gorgeous stamp, whatever it is!The little gold tars are the perfect finishing touch. Sounds like you had a lovely day too. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT again

    Louise xx

  3. Lovely card reflecting the true meaning of Christmas - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Love the gorgeous embossing on gold ... you really turned your neutral palette into a stunning holiday design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  5. I really like the embossed image - so lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    PS - Pleased you had a good day :)

  6. balck embossing on that gold mirri card... HOLY WOW! what a gorgeously dramatic effect, and then you've made that panel into the center of a completely stunning card! this is gorgeous and proves that a neutral palette DEFINITELY doesn't need to be dull! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!!! ♥♥♥

  7. Wow Rocky this is so very gorgeous. Pure elegance! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  8. LOL Rocky! At least you said "isn't done YET" so I'll let you off as you're not saying it won't get done at all! ; )

    What a fabulous card, I love the black embossed image on the gold satin CS, so elegant! I love your classy matting too!
    Another wonderful card Rocky, thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT & I look forward to seeing what you make for us next time! Ruth x

  9. A wonderful and precious card!
    Congrats for the honors.

    Rosi x

  10. What a lovely Christmas card - regal and holy! love the gold and black!

  11. Your card is really elegant...I love it! :)

  12. wonderful card! I love the silhouette image. Thank you so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)


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