Saturday, 20 July 2013

3 2 1 Recipe challenge

Yeah, the summer holidays have started and for me that means 6 weeks without work!  My first holiday starts tomorrow, when we are off to Morroco for a week or so, looking forward to taking lots of photographs - my other hobby. This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a recipe challenge.  These are such fun! Just follow the 'recipe' and see what happens ( if you're like me, it might be a triumph or it might be interesting, you'll not be able to predict the exact outcome when you start.)
Here's your recipe

I've been very strict with myself, and my card is simply 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 gems, nothing else- no stamping, nothing. Well, apart from a card base! This is it

The Happy Christmas paper was a freebie from a magazine, the birds paper was already glittered.  I cut out a frame for the central panel and a mat in Cherry Cobbler The ribbon is a Christmas wrapping ribbon that I bought in The New England Store. Where to put the three gems was the next problem, I decided in the middle of the frame. My neutral base is from Naturals White cardstock. Really getting into my papers for this month's challenges - look out for next week!


  1. Fabulous job on Patricia's recipe Louise and you were very strict with yourself to use ONLY those things, well done you, you ended up with a very festive card! I love the gem placement on the frame! Have a wonderful holiday and I hope you get lots of beautiful photos! Ruth x

  2. I think this is fab! I do like the printed ribbon and the pretty birds on the inset paper. This is gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful time in Morroco - I visited many years ago - it's a lovely place!

  3. Really gorgeous Louise. I love the paper that you used and the placement of your gems. Very festive and very wonderful. Enjoy your trip.

  4. A great card Louise - love all your co-ordinating colours - Jacqueline xx

  5. I find your card really beautiful Louise! Love this modern twist in your central image and the ribbon is very well suited!
    Hugs Rosi

  6. Hi Louise! This card really was a success! You didn't need anything else because it's perfect. I especially like the layout of your card and the bow!


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