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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bling it on!!!

And a very good evening to you all
Finally feel that I am winning the battle of the christmas cards.  The end of the list is in sight.  Still got some presents to get and most of the wrapping to do though lol.

Onto today's offering which is a bit sparkly.  The challenge set by The Stamping Boutique was to make a card using non traditional christmas colours.  Purple is my favourite colour so was an obvious choice for me.
I followed the sketch set by Sketch and Stash challenge as the layout for my card.  Most of the items used was stuff that was in my stash from last christmas.  The only new item used was the flowers.
The stamp is one from Woodware.  I bought it last year but never used it so thought it was about time it came out of its packet.  Kept the image quite simple by just adding some glitter and pearls.
Hopefully you can see the glitter effect a bit better on this closer photo.

I used Coredinations cardstock for the purple backing card and some papers and glitter card from my stash.  The little pearlescent snowflakes are actually peel offs and I thought they went quite nicely.
Added some ribbons and flowers for the finishing touch.

I would like the enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch n Stash - challenge 76
Totally papercrafts - #95 Let It Snow
One Stop Craft Challenge - Week 160 Let It Snow
The Stamping Boutique - #21 non traditional christmas colours
Papertake - anything goes
Sweet Stamps - #44 Christmas bling

Thanks for looking.  Time for a nice cuppa and a quick catch up with blogland before I snuggle up in bed.

Mags
x

16 comments:

sarah-Jane said...

Super Christmas card. I love the image and all the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Mags, love all the sparkle.
Wendy xx

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card hun...
Thanks for playing along at sketch n stash & good luck :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Ani said...

Your card is so beautiful and elegant! Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and hope you'll play along with us again!
Hugs, Ani

Joey said...

Mags this is gorgeous and so striking, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the colours, great take on the sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Kevin xx

Kerryn said...

That's gorgeous Mags! I love that stamp!

Rebekah said...

What a fab card Mags! Thanks for your comments on my blog. I get my cheesecloth through e bay I pay around £3-4 but it lasts ages! Hugs Rebekah xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mags, a very beautiful card, love the fab image and gorgeous colours.

Donna x

Mandy said...

Hi Mags,
Thank you soooo much for taking the time to comment on the problem I had yesterday,I really appreciate it...Gorgeous card I really love your purple theme and the image is fabulous....
Mandy x

SVIT said...

Your Christmas tree is lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at OSCC this week! Good luck!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping at my blog. Your card is stunning. I love the color all the sparkles and the pearls.
Hugs,

Mandy said...

Just dropping by to say have a lovely weekend..
Mandy x

Jenny said...

A lovely card. I really like the tree.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.
Jenny

Aletha J. Williams said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

What and adorable card! Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stamps blog.
~Jeannie Sweet Stamps Design Team