Glittery Christmas pines, boughs & berries …

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Can you believe that it will be December next week?! Wow! I’m so glad that I’ve built a handy stash of Christmas cards with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I was always leaving things to last minute and ending up having to buy my cards, and felt guilty to boot!  But joining the fabulous ladies at the 52 Christmas Card Challenge means I have my cards all ready and waiting to go. 

Over on the blog today, for my last challenge this month, I have a stash challenge for you – I want you to get out your glitter!  Any type of glitter will do – from glitter paper, to stickles, to that stuff you sprinkle that gets all over your hands and face – wear your glitter with pride!

I edged an oval die cut with silver glass glitter…


Dabs of glitter glue were added to parts of the very vanilla embossed boughs & berries background.  It didn’t quite sparkle enough for me, so I added dazzling diamonds too – much better!


The bow is white glitter ribbon and I added more dazzling diamonds to the pretty pines die cuts, giving a pretty, frosted look.


I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look. I’m wearing my badge that says “yes, I know I have glitter on my face” – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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


25 Comments to “Glittery Christmas pines, boughs & berries …”

  1. Gill – this is STUNNING! I think the embossed background with the touch of sparkle perfectly sets off that wonderful oval with the frosty pine branches and cone! And that sentiment is fab. This was such a fun challenge! Thank you. xxx

  2. I love this card it is so beautiful and graceful. A nice touch of elegance. Great job on your take on glitter. 🙂

  3. trop joli et élégant Gill, biz

  4. Just gorgeous! Love all the glitter!

  5. Lovely card. Where did you get the embossing folder please??

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the silver glass glitter you used. I have have a question what adhesive did you use to keep glitter in place, I gave tried several types but the glitter ends up falling off.

  7. I think your card is so beautiful! What is the name of your embossing folder? It goes perfectly with your gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing!

  8. This is stunning! I love everything about it.

  9. This card is stunning. Is the embossing folder a retired folder?

  10. This is 2016 and just found your card. Did my own version with some Stampin’ Up and another brand of embossing folder which ended up to be the A4 size.. I am so happy with the way it turned out and thank you for the idea. May have to make another!!

  11. Hello,

    Can you advise where to get the white glitter ribbon.

  12. Just love that card. Also, if you sell the ribbon that’s good too. Thank you.

  13. This is a stunning card. Is the embossing folders a retired folder?

  14. This card is stunning! A definite WOW!

  15. Just saw your post – what a lovely card. You sound very much like me perhaps I should join your 52 Christmas card club and then I won’t have to make my cards Christmas and New Year! Lol

  16. Gorgeous card! Thank you for the details.

  17. Beautiful card, love all the glitter!

  18. I’ve been looking for a pine cone die for ages. Any idea where I can buy one please? Xx

  19. I absolutely love this card. Do you happen to remember what paper you used for the pine thinlet dies

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