Friday, 5 February 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #5 - Holly

February is always a busy month for crafters in every corner of the globe because, of course, we have Valentine's Day to celebrate on the 14th.
On a personal level, it is also a month jam-packed with birthdays and celebrations for my friends and family, so I'd hoped to be much more organised than I actually am at this point.  Hmmmm ... Do you detect a recurring complaint here LOL?!
Not to worry ... I'm kick-starting my February crafting with this card for our Bah! Humbug! Christmas Challenge #5.

Irene decided on "HOLLY" as the theme and as it's the first challenge of the month, there is a lovely prize on offer for one lucky random entry!  You've got to be "innit to winnit" so get yourself over there sharpish and join in 'cos 
"... it could be YOU!"
Time restrictions has meant that my sample card is very simple this week. 

I used another of my new Cuttlebug Christmas embossing folders, (an exclusive set from Oh My Crafts), on a piece of smooth white card and then cut around the wreath with decoupage snips. 

This was then mounted with foam pads onto 2 layers of pretty white and gold holly background paper matted with gold mirri card. 
The background paper has a lovely soft pearlescent sheen which the camera is just not picking up, but trust me when I say it is quietly luxurious in real life.

A greeting is placed across the centre of the wreath and that's that! 
Job done!

No ribbons ... no gems ... no glitter ... no ink ... no colouring ... no fuss.
If you'd prefer to see something more exciting, then please check out the other samples made by my "Humbugger Buddies" Ann and Irene.  You won't be disappointed I can assure you.


Ann said...

Max this is just gorgeous - I love absolutely everything about it. So classy and it may have been simple to do (don't believe you there cause it's beautifully laid out) but it's stunning.
Total elegance.
Love it.
Ann - fellow Humbugger! xxx

jude said...

Max this is gorgeous sometimes simple and Elegant is best !No need for gems ribbons ect you have done a fine job!Love the Elegant card.Hope your well hun
love n hugs judex:)

the crafty duck said...

Max this card is simply beautiful, its simplicity makes it even more stunning, the backing paper just finishes it off, the wreath is just fab, it doesn't need anything else, love Steph

Queenie said...

Hiya Max
Stunning card and i love the colours!!

Irene said...

Hello Max

Your card is stunning, and I LOVE, LOVE the wreath. The backing paper is so elegant, and rich. Fantastic.

From one Humbugger to another - not long to go now!!!!


Beryl K said...

Wow, stylish, elegant, classy, gorgeous. Can you tell I like it yet.
Beryl x

Beryl said...

This is just so elegant and gorgeous. Very luxurious looking too.
Beryl xx


This is so elegant Max - love the embossed wreath and the soft creamy shades.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Susan.... said...

Beautiful card Max ! l am trying really hard to keep up with the Bah ! Humbug! challenges..
Pop over to me when you can, as l have a little something for you..
susan x

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

your card is fantastic...could you pop over to mine,have something for you.
Luv Maureen x

pinkpuppy said...

Max they are stunning!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)

Can you please visit my blog again as i have some thing there for you xx