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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Christmas Card Club - Stampin' Up! Shaker Card

Just back from a fantastic family road trip in France primarily to visit Olivia's french exchange friend Zoe, and for us to meet her lovely parents Ghislaine and Mattieu.  This is us in Cahors by the unique 3 towered bridge, although the quick witted of you will see the photo is of only 2 towers! It seems ironic to be sharing Christmas cards with photos like the one above when the temperature reached 38C whilst we were there also when today at home too is by UK standards warm and sunny.  

As a result of a week of drinking wine, eating cheese and delicious Canard Magret and Fois Gras (when is France and all that...... it would be rude and foolish not to partake),  I'm late with my fortnightly Christmas Card Club challenge card which has most definitely proved to be a challenge. I have struggled to take a good picture for my card challenge set by  Margaret who asked us for a card with baubles and I thought I'd go for a simple shaker card, but it the picture doesn't show how pretty and delicate it is in real life.  

I've stamped in versamark and then added 'heat and stick' powder and heated it very gently before adding Stampin' Up! gold glitter to the snowflake from Holly Jolly Greetings and the border from Peace this Christmas both sets are in the annual catalogue. The shaker beads are from my stash and the bauble is hanging on gold thread wrapped around the card multiple times and a bow with the new natural trim ribbon with gold.

Now all that remains is the usual post holiday chores and whilst the sun shines I'm off to do more washing!!! Oh joy.  

Please do visit the other ladies in the club who have lots of great ideas for bauble inspired Christmas cards for you.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and have a great week.



  1. That is stunning Zoe I just love the shaker's brilliant inside the bauble real outside the box design.....xxxxx

    1. Thanks Margaret. I like shaker cards, but always struggle with them. Not my mind set but this one eventually came good. Zx

  2. I think most of us struggle taking photos to show the sparkle, but I know from own experience that a beautiful sparkly card on a blog looks even more awesome IRL. What a fantastic, elegant design this is!

  3. That is generous of you to say so Pia thank you. I like CAS cards with an elegant twist. Good for posting too! x

  4. Enjoyed the scenic picture of your adventures in TFS that with us. Also loving this delicate gold & white ornament done as a shaker. Thanks for adding the closeup photo, as it does certainly show the intricate design better. It's just lovely. TFS

  5. Simple but so elegant Zoe, love this. Your holiday sounds fab too....a lovely family photo. Carol x

  6. A lovely shaker element with the bauble. Such a clever idea. Beautiful CAS card. Love it. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. A beautifully elegant shaker card Zoe, a very clever take on the theme.

  8. This card is so pretty. Great idea to use the bauble as a shaker card. I like the fine gold bits you used in the shaker!

  9. Fabulous shaker card Zoe. I still have never made a shaker card and I really must. Sounds like you had a great time in France. Hugs Christine xx

  10. Wonderful shaker card Zoe, love the simplicity of the design and it's a gorgeous bauble, Kate x


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