Friday, August 12, 2016

One card many challenges - it just happened

Hello everyone, happy Friday to you all.
Before I share my card, I want to share a happy news, which I totally forgot to share with you guys, I shared it on Facebook and Instagram, and those who are connected with me there has already seen it. I was not blogging those days, so it totally slipped my mind to share it here.

Anyways, I happy to have my first ever card published, I was thinking for a long time to sent one, but wasn't confident of my work. Finally had some courage, and sent it a few months back, and it got selected on the first try!!! :D , I was tight-lipped about it for many months already, it's already out in open, and the magazine has made its way to the subscribers too. I am waiting to get my hands on it :)

Here is the peek of the card, which is published. I don't have the full picture with me, as my media is all transferred to the hard disk prior to my Korea trip to free up space on my phone. I click pictures only using my phone. I need to find that one picture from the pile of pictures on the hard disk now ;) and I will share the full card later.
I have used only Uniko Studio stamps here, the maple leaves are sponged from a hand-cut stencil. It is a fall themed thank you card.

Ok now to the card which I want to share today.
This is my first Christmas card for this year, I don't celebrate Christmas. I make only few Christmas cards over November and December to send to some of my friends. I wonder whom will I send this card!!
It is a very simple CAS card. I was inspired by just a few challenges, and it turned out that it fits perfect with so many challenges. A total 8, which I usually don't link one single card to. I have checked all the challenges, and no one seems to have any no.of challenges restrictions.

I started with WeRMemory keepers nestle circles to draw 2 circles, to get an outline for my wreath, and then pierced holes for sewing. I used sequins this time, I am sewing sequins after 2 decades!!
The outer big circle has big green sequins, the inner layer has tiny pale green sequins, I used a gold thread to run along, and added a few big red sequins, adding 2 jingle bells on the top. A gold bow to finish off the wreath.

A closer look at the wreath, it jingles pretty well. 

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.
I used foam adhesive to add the front panel.  
 I hope you all like this simple card!

Linking this with:

I am joining in with the optional twist
'Holidays with the Optional Twist of No Stamping' 
(stamped sentiments allowed)

A sequins sewn card
Sew easy

Another entry here

I have used just the sequins here
My card jingles in real, joining in for the music which comes from the bells ;)

I have mainly used only this birth stone color on my card
Chriss Blagrave is the Muse here, and I am joining with the wreath, colors, and sentiment here

Metal jingle bells used here, there is stitching, sequins, stamping here

 Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments.


  1. You don't seize to amaze! That is an incredible card.

  2. Wow!! COngrats dear- well deserved! Your card is stunning! LOVE the sticthed wreath!

  3. So beautifully crafted, your stitched sequin wreath is a star! Congrats on being published too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. WOW! This is such a unique Christmas card....LOVE the design and that you actually sewed on your sequins--cute AND clever! Congratulations on your published card, how SPECTACULAR!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

  5. Oh, this is such a fun card and it must sound so festive! So happy to see you in the Muse Christmas Visions gallery!

  6. Congratulations on being published you must be thrilled and so excited? Very creative card today, loving it x

  7. This is so amazing - love the stitching of the various elements on to your card to form your wreath! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Rahmat!

  8. Hi Rahmat! Firstly, I want to say CONGRATS on your very first publication!!! You are so deserving, and your card looks amazing...I can't wait to see a pic of the whole card!
    I love your clever take on the Code Word! Your wreath is gorgeous, and I love how you added the jingle bells for your musical component! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! Thanks for sharing your process with us, too :)

  9. I saw your card at A2Cas and had to stop by. What an innovative take on the code word. Love those little bells and that fabulous wreath. Congratulations on your publication as well!

  10. Big congrats on getting your card published, Rahmat! What fantastic news!! Yay for you!! :D
    And the wreath is just so fantastic - and a great idea! I've been a fan of your stitched cards, and this one takes the cake!! Love it!

  11. Congrats on being published!
    Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  12. Congratulations on being published! This wreath card is stunning too, love it. Cara x

  13. That is a really pretty Christmas card, very delicate. And congratulations on being published, you must be very excited.

  14. A great idea and a wonderful card!

  15. Rahmat, your wreath is a beautiful rendition of the muse card. Beautiful!

  16. Lovely wreath, Rahmat! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers August MM challenge and at AAA Cards too. Congrats on being published!!! :)

  17. how festive and fun! I love how you used the sequins!

  18. Love this! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards and ATCAS!

  19. Congrats on getting published - I can see by the sneak peek that it was well deserved :)

    This card is absolutely fabulous - I love how you used the sequins to create a wreath and the addition of the bells is genius! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  20. Congratulations on having a card published! Such exciting news! And this card is amazing! What a cool idea/design! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  21. Congrats on being featured :) this is an awesome CAS card, beautiful idea :) <3

  22. beautiful card, such patience to sew on those sequins
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  23. WOW! What a stunning Christmas card .... love the sequin wreath. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge and congratulations on being published too xx

  24. Oooops .... did I just say 'HLS Christmas challenge' .... should have been thank you for playing along with the Mixed Media Challenge xx

  25. LOvely Christmas card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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