Tuesday, 27 November 2012

All the Sparkles.....

Hi folks

Hope you had a good weekend , Sorry if my posts have been limited this month we are still suffering from weather gremlims in the PC plumbing and so haven't been able to blog as frequently as I wound have liked.
last weekend we went little black dress shopping,  ( not half as little as it used to be) the annual Christmas do is fastly approaching and the wardrobe was bare!!.
Found the most amazing shoes to go with it and a cute little everyday bag to finish the outfit, so I very successful trip indeed!!

 And its put me in the mood for a bit of bling so my first project is quite sparkly for my usual creations but hopefully you will like it. The Tree stamp is from a clear stamp set called Holly Christmas and is from Butterfly Kisses at Hobby Arts and comes with a good collection of sentiments , both the top and bottom greetings are from the same set. The  backing paper is also stamped with a sentiment from the set onto black card with a papermania  embossing powder seasalt white. The tree image has been coloured with alcohol pens and then decorated with tiny red gems from my crafty stash.

The  image has been cut out with a spellbinders Decorative rectangle die and then trimmed around to fit in the green glittery frame. The green frame was made from a technique shown by the amazing Ali Reeve from 'Stamps away' so I cant take the credit for it but am happy to share how its done as I think it's a great way to jazz up a frame or border .

Step 1
 Take some gold mirror board and have a good scribble over it with some Alcohol pens I've used blue and green on mine
Step 2
 while the ink is still wet, throw some thick embossing powder on the top and heat from above with a heat gun

step 3
 when everything has cooled and set ,cut out your frame  with your spellbinders die

you will get the most amazing shine and glitter frosting look on your frame or shape without having to take the glitter from the shelf , why don't you try it , bet you love the look you get x

 Below is another card made from the same Stamp Set Holly Christmas but with a different Spellbinders die this time I used Fancy Floral Ovals and cut from some different backing card , this was made the same way as before but I have used a different stamp this time from Stampendous  called Christmas background from their rubber cling stamps range, and a corner Punch from woodware on the corners.

thanks for visiting my blog , hope it has inspired you in some small way and hurry back soon

I would like to enter these cards into the following Challenges
ABCChallenges/Anything goes
EurekaStamps/challenge 16# let the holidays begin
MakeitMonday challenge 117# / AG
Eclectic ellapu Challenge /Christmastime


  1. Just Gorgeous! I love this!! Cool Technique! Thank you so much for playing with us at Eureka Stamps this week!! I hope to see you back again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  2. I love this... so sparkly and lots of gorgeousness. thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  3. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cutting Challenges!
    <3 Pam, CCC DT

  4. Awesome card,..great job. Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenges.

    CCC DT

  5. Your cards are lovely! Thanks so much for joining us @ ABC Challenges!!!

  6. Terrific card! I love all the sparkle and details. I found you at Make It Monday.

  7. Gorgeous Christmas card love the tree and the sentiments are beautiful.

    Wilma x x

  8. what a stunning card ...love the glittered frame idea too,thanks for sharing it...
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

  10. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours, design and attention to detail. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  11. Saw your card on MIM and thought I'd pop over to say hi. Your card turned out really well. Thanks for sharing.

    Lisa D.

  12. Wow, gorgeous love the glitter. Thank you for joing us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

  13. Love the sparkle from the frame and the Christmas Tree is colored so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Blog Challenge this week, Lela

  14. Lovely card, I really like the red gems on your tree! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges this week!


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