Friday 25 February 2022

A day to shine!

Hello, crafting friends!
Has your card-making style changed over the years? Mine definitely has! I've noticed that while I was once a very clean and simple kind of card maker, there isn't quite as much white space as there used to be on my cards these days - although weirdly, I'm making more one-layer cards now. Anyway, today I'm going back to my CAS roots:

What do you think? It's the simplest card ever! I raided my snippets drawer for tiny offcuts of different colour foils to make the focal point. The branch is actually a bit of tree from a large Build a Scene X Cut die called Christmas House. I used a snippet of copper foil to cut it, glued it to a piece of silver foil and trimmed the edges. This was then mounted onto a piece of gold foil.

Before attaching the small panel onto my card base, I stamped a tiny sentiment from The Greetery's Just Mason Around, heat embossed it in gold and then glued the panel above it. To finish, I added a single gold faceted jewel.

This shiny little number was placed in the top 3 at Perfectly CAS :)

I was inspired by Perfectly CAS where we are asked to use 1/3rd of the card or less and the theme is Metallic; I'm joining in with two challenge's birthday celebrations too - Less Is More is celebrating its 11th birthday and Time Out Challenges is celebrating its 8th birthday. Congratulations and happy birthday to both and a big thank you to both design teams for all their hard work! AAA Cards has a fun 1 out of 9 challenge going on where you divide a card base up into rectangles and pick one! I chose the central rectangle but didn't go for the optional animal :) I'm also playing along at The Snippets Playground where we must make cards using snippets and offcuts - the card base of my card is the only thing that isn't a snippet.

I would stay and chat, honestly I would, but having spent hours trying to get a photograph of this pesky shiny card and putting my back out bending sideways to avoid having my reflection in it, I'm running a little bit behind on all the things I'm supposed to be doing!

Sending hugs,


  1. Your foil topper is stunning Vicky,a wonderful CAS design

  2. What a pretty card! I like the clean look and its so great that you used little bits of products to create such a nice design. Thanks for playing at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  3. WOW- that’s a stunning shiny CAS card Vicky. I adore it. Talk about less is more - this is a master class in a using a little but having a LOT of impact.

    Sorry to hear about you putting your back out. Grab a comfy chair in the Playground treehouse and I’ll bring you a nice cup of soothing herbal tea and a slice of cake. Bound to make you feel better xxx

  4. Oh Vicky this is AWESOME! Love your tree branch snippet and your overall design is just perfect! WELL DONE my friend!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Perfectly CAS challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


  5. Fabulous CAS card Vicky. I must admit to thinking twice before using very shiny card. I usually have the camera lens or me gurning into the reflection so I truly know what you mean about doing contortions! That said - it's utterly gorgeous - very clever to use just the centre part of the tree die, it makes the viewer want to see more!


    Di xx

  6. OH! This is so beauitful, I love the shiny effect, the simplicity which you are so clever at. I hope you feel better soon.
    Faith x

  7. Photographing shiny cards is definitely a PITA! I struggled yesterday myself. This is gorgeous in it's simplicity. Love that you were able to combine so many challenges. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Perfectly CAS challenge blog Vicky!

  8. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  9. Great use of all those metallic snippets for this super CAS card. I agree, shiny is a nightmare to photograph especially silver as it always shows the colour of my top!! Thanks for sharing at Perfectly CAS. :)

  10. What a great way to use your snippets drawer! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards, Less is More and Time Out Challenges!


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