Posts tagged ‘Christmas Pines’

November 26, 2016

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…

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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!

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

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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!

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October 29, 2016

Christmas pines …

Hello and welcome to my blog. This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, we are asking you to use a previous sketch.  We’ve had some lovely ones this year, so there are lots to choose from.  I chose one I’d missed first time round, from July 2016

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I broke out my new stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up – Christmas pines stamp set and the matching pretty pines thinlits… 

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It’s a little hard to tell from the photos, but the sentiment was gold heat embossed on vellum, making a circular window in the card.

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I added some stamping and punched corners to the inside layer too, inspired by my team mate, Deborah, who always makes the inside of her cards look just as beautiful as the outside. I think I need more practice …

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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. Don’t forget the DT call too – we’d love you to join us.

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

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