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Monday, 3 December 2012

Bring out the baubles

Evening Folks
I did intend posting this card yesterday evening but was shattered after our weekend away so ended up having an early night.
We spent a lovely weekend in Manchester with our youngest daughter.  We did a bit of christmas shopping during the day at the Trafford Centre.  In the evening we went into the centre to wander through the  christmas market.  I can certainly recommend the hot spiced cider and hot chocolate with Baileys.  Very warming on a cold chilly night.  All in all we had a super weekend and only another week and a half before my daughter is home for christmas.  Good times.

Anyway, here is my card share for today.

I decided to have a go with my Flitterglu and gilding flakes.  I chose a stamp from Papermania that I bought last year.  I wasn't sure if the stamp was going to work as I thought it may have had too much detail.  But I followed the instructions for using the flitterglu and it came out a treat.  I did colour the holly at the top with some glittery pens that I have got and added some stickles for the berries.  Kept the rest of the card quite simple as I did not want to detract from the image.  I think the gilding flakes has given it a vintage feel.  If you click on the photo you can really see how the gilding flakes have picked up the detail from the stamp.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I am watching the Royal Variety performance at the moment and will attempt to do some commenting at the same time.  Wish me luck lol.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Use some texture
Lexis Creations - Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Pastel or vintage christmas
Crafts and Me - Ribbon or trim
Delightful Challenges - Festively floral
Crafts for Eternity - Christmas chaos
Fussy and Fancy - I love christmas
Natalie and Amy - Winter wishes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Cards Galore - Christmas
DCC and Friends - Christmas
Lisa B Designs - Christmas joy
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - Silver and/or Gold
Craftymess - Vintage Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas cards


Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Mags the baubles look fabulous and the hot chocolate with baileys sounds yum. Caroline xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Oh snap Mags I am watching the Royal Variety too! Love your card, I have never heard of this medium before but it's just so gorgeous! Glad you had a nice time in Manchester, did you go on the Ferris wheel? Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Mags, the gold on the dark blackground looks so effective.


Doreen said...

Beautiful card...lovely baubles and colours.xxx

Linby said...

I've never used flitterglue, but you have produced a fab card with it.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

cheiron said...

These baubles are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Babette said...

What a fabulous card and a great image.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mags, I like the baubles the ribbon
Kevin xx

Ellie said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful sketch and I love how you stamped on the dark cardstock. Looks stunning!
So glad you shard with us at penny black and more!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hello Mags, thnaks for entering the Lisa B Designs blog challenge. This is a stunning card, the baubles look amazing against the black.

Susan Flynn said...

Just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Festively Floral Challenge hugs Susan x

Penny said...

Love those ornaments, thanks for sharing with us at CMM

Rachel said...

It's gorgoeus, love the colours gold and black!
Hugs Rachel

Nicky Wilcox said...

Gorjuss baubles thanks for joining us at crafty mess xx

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

DeBe said...

A beautiful, striking card, I love it! Thank-you for entering the DCC & Friends Christmas Challenge, Denyse x

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Love all the ornaments...Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Shelby said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card and love all of those different ornaments!


brenda said...

That image looks really affected with the flitter glue Mags and makes a delightful card. I've yet to get to grips with it, most attempts end up in the bin.

Thanks so much sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

MagsB said...

How fabulous all the gorgeous gilding looks! You're right, there's a gorgeous vintage feel, like an antique Victorian card!

love Mags B x

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card with great colors and details.
Thanks for joining Crafts 4 Eternity this week.

Hugs Berit

Helene E said...

Wow Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with us at sftw and good luck!

sammi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us in our December anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

sammi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us in our December anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

jo said...

So pretty & love the colour! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

maryr917 said...

sounds like you had fun with your daughter-your card is so pretty-I love the image-not sure what flitterglu is but I am going to google and find out-thanks for sharing this beauty in our anythinggoes challenge at Great Impressions Stamps

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us over at Cards Galore this month.

Linda DT

Jodie Mackrell said...

very pretty! thanks for joining this weeks challenge at catch the bug!


Tammy Miller said...

Now that is adorable I just love it! Thanks so much for joining our Bingo challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Shary said...

ooo lovely elegant card. Thanks for playing along with us at CMM.x

Andree said...

A fantastic card, the baubles look amazing. Thanks for joining us at DCC & Friends and good luck

caroline spice said...

Beautiful . Thank you for joining us at DCC & Friends and good luck in the challenge xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card and l really like the stamp.
Thank you for joining in the It's your Choice challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allorts and good luck x Susan x