Stampin’ Up UK glimmer stars for a Christmas challenge …

I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are passing by – it’s 1st March today and time for another 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge.  This week there is a sketch to follow…

Christmas stars sketch

My collection of handmade Christmas cards is growing nicely. Every week there is a new challenge set, and joining in really helps to focus your creativity … 

Christmas stars 4

I started by punching stars from real red and white glimmer paper, and then popped them up on dimensionals and adhered them to the card …

Christmas stars 5

The sentiment was stamped in basic grey ink – I find it’s less harsh than black.

Christmas stars 2

I love all the glitter and bling – Christmas is definitely a time for your cards to sparkle!

Christmas stars 5

I stamped a message on the inside too, and adhered a little glitter star to match …

Christmas stars 6

The rest of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown design team have lots to inspire you, so do hop on over to see what they’ve been up to.  And if you are feeling inspired, we would love to see what you come up with too, so do please join us for this week’s challenge. 

Just for fun, I have entered my card in the following challenges:

 Christmas stars

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, real red, real red glimmer, white glimmer;

stamp sets: more merry messages;

inks: basic grey;

accessories: gold sequins, stampin’ dimensionals.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today


23 Comments to “Stampin’ Up UK glimmer stars for a Christmas challenge …”

  1. A fabulous card Gill, I love all that festive sparkle! Perfect take on the sketch & the sequins are a wonderful accent! The sentiment & star inside adds such a special finishing touch too!
    Enjoy your weekend! Ruth x

  2. Your card is screaming Christmas … and I LOVE it!. Fabulous accents and gorgeous sparkle, Gill. Enjoy your weekend!
    xxx Asha

  3. Clean, simple, shiny and gorgeous! I love the festive stars!

    • Hi Deborah. Thanks – I love the stars too – they are so versatile as they can be used on any project …. a star is not just for Christmas, it’s for life 😀 Gill x

  4. Hi Gill,
    Welcome to our first challenge here at Completely Christmas, and it is a gorgeous design you have entered, thank you for taking the time to join in with the fun, we would love your company in next week’s challenge as well…..
    Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas

  5. A fabulous and festive Christmas card Gill. I love how you used stars and the sequins are just a terrific accent. I just got my order with them and can’t wait to use them after seeing your card today. Hugs D

  6. This is FABULOUS, I would expect this to cost a fortune in M&S 🙂

  7. Hi Gill
    Fabulous glitzy stars….. Gorgeous card….
    Thanks for joining us at Fan_Tastic Tuesday …..
    Hugs Sylviexxx

  8. Gorgeous christmas card!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab ‘n’ Funky!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  9. i love the sparkly stars 🙂 So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  10. This is SUPER gorgeous, Gill! LOVE the red glitter starts and the glam of the sequins! HUGS and have a wonderful week! 🙂 Mynn xx

  11. super joli, j’aime l’idée des étoiles, elles scintillent et c’est superbe, biz

  12. Thank you so much for entering our first ‘anything goes’ challenge on Completely Christmas, Hazel, DT – thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – we hope we’ll see you again soon,

  13. fab card and so effective, thanks for joining us over in divas by designs x

  14. I totally love the bold glittery stars! You did a fabby job with the sketch! 🙂

  15. Great CAS style card. Thank you for joining us at Fab’n’Funky!

  16. Love those dramatic, sparkly stars, what a great idea for this sketch. Never used sequins myself but they ;look perfect here. Awesome job, Gill.

    Louise xx

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