A little Christmas sparkle …

Hi, and welcome to my blog.  

I’m back as hostess again this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown with another new challenge.  And this time, I wanted to see some Christmas sparkle, so the stash challenge is for glitter and bling …


I water coloured the Lili of the Valley image using my Stampin’ Up inks, an aqua painter and blender pen.  Once the image was dry, I added dazzling diamonds using a glue pen …


Some glimmer paper snowflakes added a little more bling, with star centres and adhesive rhinestones …


I had some Christmas designer series paper from last year, which was too pretty not to be used.  The colours were just perfect and the patterns went so well with my theme. I love these cute little penguins … so adorable!


I couldn’t find a shade of ink I was happy with for the penguins’ beaks and feet, so I first coloured them with daffodil delight, and while the ink was still wet, went over them with a little calypso coral using a blender pen. Now that colour I was happy with! 

I hope you like my card for this week. Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have been making for you at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: pool party, whisper white;

stamp: Lili of the Valley;

inks: black stazon, pool party, basic grey, pretty in pink, daffodil delight, calypso coral, crumb cake, strawberry slush;

punches & dies: deco labels, snowflake, star, doily lace edge punch;

accessories: adhesive rhinestones, dazzling diamonds, glue pen, stampin’ dimensionals, Christmas dsp (retired), aqua painter, blender pen.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today.


14 Comments to “A little Christmas sparkle …”

  1. oh Gill, elle est vraiment adorable, tellement mignonne, biz

  2. Darling card! The image is super cute! It’s been nice working with you at 52CCT–all the best! HUGS! Mynn xx

  3. Hi Gill, what an adorable card, it is so sweet, I love it! This card has your signature elegance with beautiful accents and touches! Another fab challenge from you this week!
    Have a great week, Ruth x

  4. Gill – love this challenge! Your penguins and igloo are so sparkly! And the colours are so frosty – great work!

  5. The penguins are super cute – just love their little pink cheeks! I also like the way you used the itty bitty star in the centre of the snowflake too! A lovely card in a cool blue, one of my favourite Christmasy (is that a word?) colours. Thank-you the 52 CCTD team for a great challenge. 🙂

  6. A gorgeous Christmas card Gill – beautiful images – Jacqueline xx

  7. Oh so cute, Gill. The colours are perfect – icy blue with shimmer and shine. LOVE it.

  8. Those penguins are just too adorable! You rocked this challenge! 🙂

  9. Such a cute card Gill. LOVE that paper too – I agree, it’s too pretty not to be used. Terrific glitter from those great snowflakes too. Hugs, D

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