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House of Cards and Paper Players

House of Cards is hosting a blog hop and is having a DT call- I am glad I found out about this  - just in time.......I have played in their challenges in the past, but lately I did not get a chance.....but lately I have not gotten to do much card making anyhow. Perhaps after the Holidays are over I'll manage to have more time in my craft room. One can always hope.....

So here is the inspiration picture - very elegant and festive - it calls out for a Christmas card!

And here it is:

I took several pictures in an attempt to capture the glitter and shine of this card.

The square under the wreath is glimmer paper and the wreath is die cut with two different types of glitter paper.

I added some gems and a pearl.  I like it very much - I hope you do, too!

And as luck will have it my card also fits the Paper Players theme:

And, because I used some Snippets its going into the Snippets Playground
I am also linking this card with  the CHNC challenge extra for December - Anything Christmas and the
  regular CHNC challenge - whatever is urgent to make and aren't Christmas cards right now urgent?

Sentiment: Mama Elephant Merry Greetings, 
Dies: My Favorite Things dies


Kim M said…
Oh my gosh, Cornelia! This card is stunning! I just love everything about it. :-)
Rocky said…
A very elegant card, I love the shine and sparkle. Thank you for joining us at HOC.
MaryH said…
I liked it very much indeed. The glimmer & sparkle were captured in your photo so well, and your choice of 2 diff papers for your wreath really added some great shading. It showed up so well against that glimmer paper, and wow, did you ever get that inspiration photo translated into such a marvelous, sparkling card. Merry Christmas, TFS & Hugs
Anita said…
So elegant, love this. Thanks for playing with us at HOC.
Ang said…
Beautiful and elegant. Love it!
Di said…
OH MY GOODNESS! What a fantastic interpretation of the photo inspiration Cornelia. You sure made a really stunning card. I ADORE it! The different shimmers work beautifully together.

Hugs, Di xx
Ruth M said…
This is beautiful Cornelia! Simple yet so stunning, I love the shine & sparkle! The bold sentiment is fab too! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at HOC & for applying for a DT spot - good luck! Ruth x
Sarn said…
WOW - this is so elegant. Gorgeous.

Sarn xxx
Tammy said…
WOW your wreath is gorgeous, fabulous design and sparkle! Thanks for joining us at HOC!
Tammy x
Darnell said…
Unbelievably elegant and a stunning wintery beauty, Cornelia!! One of the best W-O-W cards I've ever seen! Hugs, Darnell
Rosmarie said…
Hallo liebe Cornelia.
Ja, man sieht den wunderschönen Schimmer auf deiner Karte, er zieht den Blick direkt magisch auf sich! Wie jede deiner Kreationen ist auch sie wieder perfekt gestaltet.
Vielen Dank für's Mitspielen bei House of Cards Blog Hop.
Ich drück dir ganz fest die Daumen!!!!
LG Rosi
Mynn xx said…
Absolutely stunning work! LOVE the gorgeous shimmer and shine! Thank you for joining us at HOC for our blog hop and DT call! Good luck! Mynn xx
Cathy said…
Beautiful card Cornelia, I love the sentiment too, Cathy x
Irene said…
Such a beautiful nd stunning card.
Hazel said…
Stunningly beautiful - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x
Vannessa said…
This is so gorgeous and elegant. Thanks for joining in our December blog hop challenge at HOC.

Hugs, Vannessa
Superb, Cornelia. Shaz in Oz. x
Annie said…
Spotted your card on Snippets blog - totally gorgeous.
Ann xxx
Elizabeth said…
Hi Cornelia, love this card - the greeting is wonderful. Elizabeth xx

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