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Monday, February 10, 2014

Christmas Card with lots of Gold and Glitter

I want to be well prepared for Christmas this year, so I've set myself a goal of making some Christmas projects each month.
Seeing the color palette over at 52CCT I decided to play with these colors: gold, red, black and green. I also decided to go for a paper pieced poinsettia, made with a Papermania stamp, left over papers and gold glitter EP. I believe this was one of my first Christmas stamps buys.
The red background DP is a new one, it was part of a paper set I won over at Kate's blog.
The circle shaped sentiment I received as a calendar gift in December. I heat embossed it using clear EP.
I stitched around the edges using a  gold metallic thread and I added 3 green gems that I think have been in my stash for several years now.

This card is for these challenges:
1) 52 CCT - Color
2) Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C222 Glitter
3) Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas
4) Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss That
5) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #163 Something old and something new
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Jacqueline said...

This is stunning - love the use of gold. Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

chrissy xx said...

Your design is Stunning Pia!
I LOve your flower and foliage..
Hope to see more of this Beautiful metallic thread it is so pretty.
I'm trying to keep in front to this year!

Mynn xx said...

Your cards always amazing me, friend! This is no exception! GORGEOUS clean design and a beautiful use of paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a real stunner Pia. I adore the gorgeous creation with it.s lovely colours and thread. Very stylish.

Laine said...

Such an elegant festive creation Pia. Love the traditional colours. Lovely warm feel to your card.

Crafty Lark said...

I like the layout of your card very much Pia. I was so rushed last year to do many cards so I must also start soon. xx Flora

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the rich colours, beautiful poinsettia and wonderful layout. Your stitching finishes off the design perfectly.
Sue xx

Darnell said...

Another fantastic card, Pia! This is a keeper design!! Hugs, Darnell

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love the red and gold combination, it's so rich and your poinsettia is wonderful.

Unknown said...

Lovely exquisite card with the red and golds..beautiful spotted flower.xx

loz said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and colours Pia.... I spotted this on MIM..Loz

Chrissy said...

Gosh..this is beautiful elegant..and your POTW card on MIM was so well deserved..and you are so very welcome.


Rose said...

beautiful :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

Maire Gamber said...

Very pretty Pia! Love your beautiful card!

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhh...I love the way you set the sentiment circle just off the edge of the focal point...brilliant card!

Glad you liked the glitter...I was nervous about it and I usually itch till I get a rash after using it.
I might make another one tomorrow as there is a mess now anyway so may clean it all up after the second one.
If you need me to mail you a half sheet of the Sookwang, let me know.

Lau W said...

OH love this Christmas card, superb flower ! love the design, very elegant !

Peanut said...

Pia, you never disappoint! This card is super classy and you have picked the right tones. The poinsettia is perfect! Thanks for joining the February Colour challenge at 52 {C}CT.
Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Jacquel said...

Gorgeous card Pia & LOVE the colors you used! Great layout too....I think the poinsettia came out FAB!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

I guess you are going to be ready for Christmas this year. I love red and gold together and the poinsettia is beautiful. Love the gold thread.
Hugs, Pat

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Pia - how gorgeous! I love the stitching around the edges - a really nice added touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.

scrappymo! said...

Back again with my design hat on.
I love this stiching on your card. It really finishs off your card so nicely.
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Marjorie said...

This is really lovely Pia, I promised my self to also start early for Christmas, and look we are half way through February already!.. Love what you have done with the poinsettia!..
Marjorie x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Beautiful card. Love the minimal colours and embellishments. The gold is beautiful and far from brassy, and the red sets it off perfectly.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous and I love how you did the circular wording.
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alethea said...

This is really beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ last week.. HUgsxx

sandie said...

love the colours in this Pia and you are being so good with your Xmas cards...I may have one in the next week as I have an idea...will I actually get to it mmmmm!

Rocio De Alba said...

Another beautiful card, Pia! Love the simple elements. The color combos really work so well. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

Rocio -DT

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh wow! this is also soo pretty.. :)

Louise van Vuren said...

This is beautiful and has so many interesting parts- love the flower and the round sentiment.Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT
Louise xx

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely beautiful! Such a rich, elegant look and the paper pieced poinsettia is great! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

scrappymo! said...

Back with my design team hat on...Lovely card, Pia.

Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Maureen aka Scrappymo!