Friday, 20 November 2015

A Card For My Christmas Stash & Trying A New Toy

Today my lovelies, I have a card that I made a couple of days ago, but I didn't post it then as I have been trying out a new 'toy' . . . a light-box DH bought me for my birthday - because the lighting this time of year here in my part of the world is very unpredictable!  My good friend Loll of Stamping With Loll was helping me decide whether it was worth it or not, as I was unsure.  We decided that it was, so here are those pictures.

For this simple card, all I did, was make a circle mask, by cutting a circle out of a piece of copy paper and lightly sponge some distress ink through the stencil and then spread some sparkle gel through a stencil, the name of which escapes me at the moment as this was just to try out the light-box.  The panel was cut out with a WPlus9  die from the 'Sunshine Layers' set.

I finished off with some silver twine from Stampin' Up and a blue gem, stamped the greeting from a Crafty Impression set called, 'Christmas Bauble Sentiments' with Encore Silver pigment ink, brushed with silver Perfect Pearls powder and then mounted on to a base card with foam tape.

Thank you for visiting today and for your kind comments!  Have a great day!  Hazel xx


  1. Gorgeous card Hazel, love it.
    Did you use the light box to make better pictures ? Or to lay your card on it for making your card ?
    Veerle x

  2. What a beautiful and simple card - it's definitely one for my CASEing pile. I adore that blue! I had to giggle too as I've been thinking about a light box as well. I found instructions on how to make one online, but haven't had anywhere near the time to try to do it. I'd love to know the one you got to add to my research pile. I so need more lighting as our house is quite dark and like you say, it's getting unpredictable at this time of year too. Xx

  3. What a gorgeous card!! The ornament looks amazing!! Absolutely beautiful!! The pictures are fabulous, too!! I have a lightbox and it's all I use anymore...I don't think I could do without it!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I am glad you posted this gorgeous card! The soft blue and silver are perfect together! I love the way you did the sentiment. The scalloped/stitched edge is perfect for this card too~

  5. Love the soft effect on this beauty, Hazel :)
    Really very pretty. X
    Which light box did you end up with?
    Also in UK... and I HATE being cold!!!

  6. I LOVE this card Hazel!! Fabulous CAS design and beautiful colours. Great job with the light box ... your picture shows all the beautiful details of the card. I didn't realize that this was a birthday present ... so fun that your hubby got this for you ... and let you have a play with it early! :) xx

  7. This is a beautiful card Hazel! I love the blue and silver together, they go perfectly. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

  8. Beautiful Christmas card, Hazel! I love how you just used a simple circle cutout to make such a gorgeous ornament. I'd love to learn more about your light box. It sounds like a great idea, especially during these dark winter days!

  9. So beautiful. I would love to have an ornament like this on my tree.

  10. What wonderful shading on your little bauble (or as we say here, ornament)! I do almost all of my crafting at night so a light box is an essential crafting tool for me. Good luck with yours!

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the colour of your bauble! Great photos too!
    Dawn xx

  12. You created such a wonderful sphere with your sponging, it looks very dimensional. Looks like your light box is working (wonder which one you selected?). Debated on purchasing one, some time back. Another blogger shared pictures of a homemade one she'd designed - using clear plastic boxes and lights to shine through. So that's what I've been using, and it seems to work pretty well. Happy for you that you have one that is working like you wanted it, as the pictures are perfect! TFS & Hugs.

  13. This card is beautiful and the photos are marvelous, my friend! I think I may have to look into one of those light boxes. I may be heading over for some recommendations.

  14. Your bauble looks great, my friend!!!!! I love the soft blue and the little sparkle gel stars!!!!! The sentiment really looks great how you have stamped it!!! And what a neat little bow you've got there!!!! Love the scallops to frame your lovely bauble!!!! Such a beautiful card, Hazel!!!!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
    PS. Please let me know when you have your birthday, Hazel.


Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x