Friday 9 September 2016

FMS 253

Although it is technically spring, and it was indeed springlike for most of the week, a miserable freak Antarctic blast has much of the country in its grip today. The heat's back on and the view from the window is bleak but at least I can be in my craft room guilt-free!

Since I got a bunch of Christmas goodies during the week, I've been on a Christmas card spree. The lovely sketch at Freshly Made Sketches lent itself nicely to a Christmas card and let me try out my newly acquired foil acetate too.

The acetate is beautiful and I can see I'll have to work at not putting it into the 'so-beautiful-no-occasion-is-good-enough-to-use-it' mental box that some things seem to end up in. 

Attaching it was an interesting experience. It was easy to tape it under the other items but the top was just a bit too floppy. Well, it turns out that with care and patience, glue dots can be cut into quarters and successfully applied underneath polka dots. I see that in some parts of the world, foil acetate is included in this week's specials - but sadly not in New Zealand or else I'd be buying up another packet!

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Foil acetate, DSP from Peace This Christmas, Gold metallic paper.
Stamps: Holly Jolly Greetings, Peace this Christmas (on the inside)
Inks: Versamark(outside) Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede (inside)
Other: Christmas Greetings thinlits, Star framelits, Gold embossing powder, dimensionals


  1. Oh that gold is so very pretty on your holiday card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Love the simplicity, clean fresh design, and the fact you can make a number in a short space of time.


  3. What beautiful Christmas card! I love the gold acetate! Red and gold are some of my favourite Christmas colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!