Monday, November 26, 2012

Silver and Gold Recipe Swap with Catered Crop

Hello!

*Yay! This card was selected as a Top 3 Winner at The Shabby Tea Room...Thank You Ladies*

How is your week starting off? My fellow American bloggy friends, I hope you are recovering from the Thanksgiving weekend. We are trying to play catch up after spending the weekend away. It was nice to get away, but all that catch-up work after is no fun especially with the holidays approaching and the house is array with tubs and totes everywhere.  

I had the distinct honor of having my shabby xoxo card chosen as one of the Winning Recipe cards at the Catered Crop, so I was asked if I would create a card in this weeks Quickfire recipe swap.  
So here is my quickfire card using Silver and Gold! :-)
I stepped outside my norm and created a 5x5 card base using Rustic Cream. I layered a textured white cardstock by DCWV which has been embossed with a damask pattern. 
I am trying to get a jump on making some Christmas Thank You cards to have ready for after the Holidays....so, this will be the first of many in the days ahead I am sure.  The So Sweet of You sentiment is from Paper Sweeties You make Me Smile

The glitzed and glammed die-cut tree was actually ready to go just waiting to be used on a project. I had cut this last year and never got around to using it and thought it was perfect for this challenge. Another reason to NEVER EVER TOSS anything out. :-) The only addition I added was some chunky snowflakes to the edges.

The gold and silver ribbons are from MayArts. 

Further inspiration for this card was found at:
The Shabby Tea Room - Just Neutrals

Paper Issues - Holiday Happy
Stampin' For Pleasure - Final Rudolph Day
Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of your day with me. I know this is a busy time of year! It means the world to me!
Hugs and blessings!
~Tammy~

34 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, I love the silver and gold and that tree is awesome all decorated with rhinestones.

Have fun decorating. Finish up, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just perfect- so elegant!

Sasha said...

Such a really pretty tree, Tammy. I love the colour and rhinestone baubles :) x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the tree..xxx

Lisa said...

Congrats on your winning shabby xoxo card!! This card is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant!! The tree is beautiful!! The embossing is fabulous, as are the snowflakes!! Awesome as always my friend!! Have a great week :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Susan Flynn said...

A gorgeous card Tammy! Just shows it pays to hang on to things! Susan x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! Love all the glam and glitter! Congrats on having your card chosen and I'm sure there will be many more in the future! Love your work!

Stella said...

Well speaking of nailing challenges; you just did. The tree is perfect and a lovely focal point. Love the snowflake ribbon; I have it too :)
Fab card!

JD said...

Beautiful card!

Annette said...

totally gorgeous..Love all those gems...

Charlene said...

So cute Tammy!!! And I love the Paper Sweeties sketch :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS!! I love love love love love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the tree!!!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Such a gorgeous card Tammy! your tree is so beautiful and love the little sparkly gems...so pretty and elegant! I can't believe your on thank you's...luck girl. I still have a boat load of Christmas cards to get done, yikes!
Hope you had a wonderful wknd away:) We had a great Thanksgiving...but a lot of traveling. Glad to be back home and now a big shove to get my house decorated, baking done AND of course some crafting :) Already exhausted thinking about it, lol!
Have a great evening my friend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Linda McClain said...

Holy Moly - It's gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the snowflake embossed background with those snowflake embellies! LOVE the tree, too! FAB card, Tammy!

Jessi Fogan said...

EXACTLY. Never throw ANYTHING away. Well, nothing CRAFTY, anyway ;)
I love the line of snowflakes - and the sentiment is so sweet :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

This card oozes with luxury!! From sparkly gems to 24K gold, this design is priceless!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous card, Tammy! LOVE all the sparkle and shine to this cutie and love the neutral color palette! The mix of silver and gold is just stunning. So love those snowflakes and the embossed background. Love that you found a good use for that tree you cut last year. I am with you......never throw anything away! :)

sandi said...

Wow! Just so beautiful in every way!

Debbie said...

What can I say ... stunning! I adore a holiday card in a neutral palette! Congrats on your win at CC and thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties - sweetie :) Hugs - xoxoxo

Connie Mercer said...

Oh I can see why~gorgeous card!!! So shabby chic ~love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today:):)

Bonnie said...

That tree is gorgeous, Tammy! Much too pretty not to keep forever!

Rea said...

Pretty card. I have blog candy if your interested, details here, http://theantiquewardrobe.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-blog-candy.html

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love your silver and gold and the fabulous tree and design. Congrat's on your win!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Tammy! That tree is so elegant and I love the embossed background!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a pretty, neutral number, Tammy! LOVE the embossing and your beautifully decorated tree! Thanks for playing with us, this month, at Paper Sweeties!

Maria said...

Ohhh, what a gorgeous neutral Christmas card! Am lovin' that beautiful tree! Lovely embossed background and pretty gems!

Sharon said...

What a pretty card! I love the ribbon you used, and what a clever addition of snowflakes.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Tammy . . . this is a beautiful after-Christmas thank you card.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day. Good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Borqna said...

BRAVO!
Good luck!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Tammy - This is beautiful! Love that tree all decked out in gems!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tammy, your sparkly christmas tree is fabulous! Hugs ~S~

scrappymo! said...

Very elegant card. The silver and gold is just so stunning! I have those snowflakes too. I just love that ribbon.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Really, truly gorgeous and elegant! Btw, noticed your new photo frames and want to say Great Job on GIMPing!