Friday, 19 November 2010

Glittery Christmas

Good morning - cold wet but sunny here. I hope anyone caught in the horrible flooding in Cornwall is OK.

I am soooooo in a Christmassy mood at the moment and enjoying using some stamps I have had for years.
This card just developed as I went along, I did not intend to make a dangler but it just seemed right. I cut out the aperture using the outside edge of the largest die - I used my craft knife and ended up using the cutout piece inside.

I used Dusty Concord distress ink on the edges and  stamped the branches with it as well and spread the ink a little with a damp brush. The branches were from a Crafters Cute Companions Christmas set - a first outing!!!
Here is the other side of the spinny thing!

I used some card stock in my stash for one side and some fabulous glitter card for the other and for teh small baubles too. The snowman is from an Elusive Images set called Snow is falling stamped with versamark and I used the Wow Sparkle Snow embossing powder. I have coloured his hat with Stardust Sakura gel pens - not sure you can see it! The little sentiment is from a Penny Black Transparent sets. The sentiment inside is another one from Crafters Companion Cute Companions set.
I am really chuffed to bits with the way it turned out.

There are just a couple of challenges I will enter it in!!!!!!!

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas no red or green,

Bah! Hunbug! - Lilac,

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Whatever makes you happy (I love glitter and I loved how this card came together),

Meljens Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Crafty Creations - Beautiful Insides,

ABC Christmas Challenge - X = Xmas,

Creative Inspirations - Anything Christmassy,

Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas Card,

Saturday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine,

Oldie but Goodie - Glitter (I have had all the stmaps used for at least a year - the snowman one for two!),

Little Paper Shop - Die Cuts,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Glittery Christmas,

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Their first challenge is Anything Goes and a blog hop,

Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Christmas Card, and,

The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle


Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your card! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @



Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Ali,
This is a gorgeous and clever card. I love the branch stamp you have used.
Thank you for joining our "glitter" challenge at Oldie but a Goodie and thanks for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Clare x

Sue said...

Hi Ali,loving your card and so sparkly too...stunning:)

Hope you're keeping well sweetie:)


Teri said...

Gorgeous hun! Fab idea!
You could also enter my first ever Delicious Doodles Challenge with this. There is a blog hop with loads of digi's to be won. You don't need one of my images to enter either!
Teri x

Ann said...

What a brill card and you were so quick of the mark too. A great idea and of course it qualifies for our challenge.
Bah! Humbug! DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge.

Irene said...

What a gorgeous card, and of course it counts in our Challange.
Well done on using various old gorgeous stamps, and what a great idea to have a dangling bauble. The fir branches are perfect around your card. A gorgeous card no wonder you are chuffed.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!

Nancy said...

Love the glitter!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge.

craftykitten said...

OMG Ali,
this is gorgeous hun. Love the branches and your spinning thingy as you put it looks fab. Clever idea to use the other bit inside. Love it!!
Dawn x

Pops x said...

Aww sweetie this is just gorgeous i love your colours, husg pops x x

Pat said...

Lovely card, great image and so sparkly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Curlybear said...

Wow very stylish card,and so wonderfully sparkly,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Ali, this is lovely, fab idea and so much detail, hugs Liz xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love all the glitter!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

mckinkle said...

Super card, lovely lavendar shades youve used.

Thanks for joining us on our 1st challenge over at Delicious Doodles Challenge.

Hope to see you next week also!

Keryn :)

Liz, said...

Hi Ali, super duper card, I love it!

Have a great weekend,

Liz x

Lisa Jane said...

what a great card - using lots of different elements. Love that branch
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but goodie this week
Lisa ;)

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for playing along with our first Delicious Doodles challenge

Fleur said...

A fantastic card
Thanks for joining the challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Happy Days said...

Fab card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles 1st ever blog hop and challenge. Good luck. Claire x

AnItA mArIe said...

wow love all Sparkle Snow embossing looks fantastic...Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog!! Hugs!..Anita

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is AWESOME ... thanks so much for joining in on our 1st Blog Hop & Challenge at Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog! Hope you'll join in on our fun week to week!!

Anne said...

Beautiful card! I love glitter any time of year but it's an absolute must on Christmas Cards! Thanks for sharing at DD Challenge! Good luck in the draw! :o) xx

Tracy said...

love this card its fabulous, the sparkle looks so pretty. hugs Tracy x

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at our very first Delicious Doodles Challenge!! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the glitter.

Thank you for joining the Sparkle & Shine challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Ildiko said...

I just LOVE it!!! Thank you playing along on our 1st challenge at Delicious Doodles

Squirrel x said...

Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us in the X Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hugs, Sxx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Basement gal said...

This is a lovely lovely card well done. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Max said...

Hi Ali,
Your card is perfect for our lilac challenge - so nice to see the Elusive Images snowman making an appearance. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Pattie said...

Great sparkly card! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog for our Christmas/Winter Challenge!

MommaJess said...

great suspension card. Love all the glitter. Thank you for joining the Sparkle & Shine challenge at Meljen’s Designs


The Team said...

Wonderful card, Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

Pascale said...

Great card I love the sparkle and glitter. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenge blog hop. Hugs Pascale xxx

Maria (inkymits) said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for joining our 1st challenge at Delicious Doodles,dont forget to come back and see if you have won a prize!
Maria x

I have some candy on my blog,

Ruthie said...

Hiya Ali - hope all is well with you!

Thats such a wacky technique!

Thanks for joining in with our blog hop at Delicious Doodles


blackdragon said...

Hello Ali...i hope you and yours are keeping well.
Thank you so much for taking part in the 1st challenge at Delicious doodles and doing the blog hop.
Long time since i haave visited you...i am sorry...i dont know where the time goes!
Love lynx

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Love the apature! such a vreative card! Hugs Juls