Thursday, 24 April 2014

Christmas Card Club #9: Black & White + One Other Colour

Time for another Christmas Card Club fest, hosted by the our super talented Karen P. Her theme of choice is "Black, White and One Other Colour". What better "plus one" than GOLD on a Christmas Card! Here's what I made:

Just 3 colours, but I think this card really screams Christmas ... in a sophisticated way, I hope!
The black polkadot paper is from Papermania's Liquorice Sherbet pad.    

I stamped the star on some black CS and heat embossed it in gold and for the greeting
I used VersaFine Onyx Black. And all of these are from WMS Seasons of Love.
Spot the bling!

Here's a full frontal that will not make you blush! I popped the star over a piece of
gold embossed vellum held down by 4 gold brads. Final flourish: a big sheer white bow

You know me... there's always something on the inside. 

You'll see my star over at these challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges  #21: Ho Ho Ho or AG Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks #191: Embossing
Word Art Wednesday #129: AG Uplifting
Creative Knockouts: AG
Emergency Crafters: Polkadots
CHNC Extra April: AG Christmas

I'm posting my card early and not on Sunday, as the rest of the gang will be. It's a hectic weekend of back-to-back DT postings for me and I wanted to make sure the Christmas Card Club will not be missed. Here's a list of all the girls who will be showing off their festive makes on Sunday:

Karen P ... Maureen ... Margaret ... Carol ... Lizzie ... Hazel ... Karen B ... Sue P ... Sylvie ...
Sue J ... Zöe ... Christine ... Mary ... Lorraine C ... Rita ... Rachel ... Valery

That's all from me today. We're having a long weekend here in Portugal. Tomorrow is a holiday in honour of the Revolusão dos Cravos (Carnation Revolution), affectionately known as 25 de Abril. 25th April 1974 marks the end of half a century of Salazarian dictatorship and led to Portugal's withdrawal from its colonies in Africa and Asia. Forty years of Freedom and Democracy... that's a good reason to celebrate!

Thank you for stopping and have a lovely weekend, my friends.



  1. Very beautiful and very classy as always huni. Thank you for taking part and following my black and white plus one other - got to finish mine tonight! Hope you have a good national holiday Karen xx

  2. This is so elegant and love the star!

  3. This gold embossed star looks fantastic with black and white. It's so elegant!

  4. This is such a beauty. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Abundant Blessings, Carole

  5. this is very beautiful Asha - I love the star - looks brilliant - sounds like a sensible choice of when to post! Big hugs rachel x

  6. This is stunning! That star is gorgeous! TFS

  7. fab card Asha, pretty CAS! And that one single gem is perfect x

  8. Beautiful card!!! Hard to think that we're already thinking about Christmas!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is stunning! I love the gold, black and white combo. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
    Tina - DT

  10. Love, love, LOVE the black, white and gold for a Christmas card, Asha. Magnificent design!

  11. Afternoon asha, stunning and i love that gold star xx

  12. This is really stunning sweetie. Very different and awesome.
    Have a super weekend.

  13. Gorgeous, elegant card Asha. A fabulous interpretation of the theme.

  14. Een mooie, CAS kerstkaart. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  15. This is very pretty Asha - love gold with black and white - such class! I think the stitching is wonderful, I keep meaning to try this but never do. I love your card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  16. oooh you naughty girl I woke up on friday and saw your post and thought it was sunday!....what a lovely classy card....beautiful Asha....nice challenge this one hope you are having a lovely weekend xxxxx

  17. This is gorgeous Asha - so elegant. Love the bow and all the gold!

    Karen x

  18. Oooh that is lovely. Bold and bright and stunning! Zx

  19. Stunning card Asha. Love it. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  20. This is beautiful! Really like the gold with the B&W...looks great. This is so on trend at the mo...Fabulous card and Happy 25th de Abril!

  21. This is super using the gold as your added colour. The star looks stunning. Hugs ValeryAnne. (aka Mrs a. )

  22. So elegant Asha! I just love the gold. It makes it so rich too. Hope you enjoyed the celebrations! Hugs Christine xx

  23. THat's definitely a great reason to celebrate! Enjoy!
    (I laughed right out loud at the full frontal caption...teehee!)
    I think it's incredibly elegant - love that embossing!

  24. I love your choice of adding gold with the black and white - an adorable card for Karen's CCC challenge and also for my CHNC challenge extra for April (don't forget that you could also add this for Completely Christmas - we'd love to see it there too) x

  25. Definitely a classy & elegantly styled card. Love that gold star as it draws the eye right in, to enjoy the pretty vellum, the exquisite stitching, & that black paper was spectacular with the gold. Loved that gauzy bow too. Great card. TFS & Hugs

  26. This is really awesome. Love the non traditional look of this.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  27. Love your Christmas card with the non-traditional colors...So beautiful! So blessed to have you join our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again for a new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with God's Word in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Hugs always...

    JO ANN


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