Sunday, December 20, 2015

New Challenge #168 at Glitter N Sparkle

Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year to you all.

This will be the last Post I do for Glitter 'N' Sparkle this year,
as we are all taking a well deserved break over the Xmas Holidays.
So I wish you all the very best over this holiday season.

I will be back in 2016 with a New Challenge
and some good news!

The Theme at

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Sami Stamps who are offering
a $12 Gift Certificate for their store.

Cute As A Button who are offering
2 Images from their store

My Project this
week is:-
Curious Gifts Digi Stamp
(One of our sponsors)

To begin with I used an A4 Sheet of Dark Green Card
which I then folded in half to make the Base Card.
Next I matte and layered it using 
Red Glitter Card
(The Range)

Next I printed off the Image
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens.
Lipstick Red
Berry Red
Meadow Green
Warm Grey 1
Ice Grey 3

Next I die-Cut the Image out using
the large Ornate Frame
(X-Cut - SCU503043)
To make it 'Sparkle' I added
Xmas Green and Xmas Red Glitter
(Glitter Magic)
to the Ribbons.
I didn't think it was enough so I then added
Holographic Embossing Powder
to the Presents and Paper.
I think it slightly changed the colour of the Glitter 
that was already on when I added the heat oops!
Note to self always add the loose glitter last.

I used a strip of 6cm Sparkly Red/Green/Gold Striped Ribbon
(Boyes Haberdashery)
and wrapped it around the corner of the Red Card Layer,
so that It looked like a Wrapped Present.

Next I  Die-cut out my Sentiment
Using a scrap of Dark Green Card
using the Merry Christmas Die
(Creative Dies)

Finally to the Bottom Left Corner of the Image
I added a 2cm Red Rhinestone Flower
(which I found in my Gems Stash - so not sure where they came from)
and to that I added 6 2mm Green Rhinestones

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Challenge #167 at Glitter 'N' Sparkle

Well hello there,
It has been a hectic fortnight,
hence the lack of posts and this one is also Late.
Been cramming for my Exam which is later on today
(fingers crossed).

I also had my middle Sisters Baby Shower on Sunday,
which went amazingly,
probably down to my little Sisters brilliant planning
and organizational Skills.
hopefully it will only be a month and a bit
then I can say 'Hello' to my new Niece.

Well on with the crafting
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Traditional or Non-Traditional Colours

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Pattie's Creations who are offering
2 Images from their store.

Crafty Sentiments who are offering
3 Images from their store

Ike's Art who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Crafty Sentiments who are offering

5/3/1 Images from their store

My Project this
week is:-
Oh Holy Night! Digi Stamp
from Stitchy Bear
at Sunsational Stamps
(One of our sponsors)

To begin with I used an A4 Sheet of Pearlised White Card
(Ross Papers)
which I then folded In Half to make the Base Card.
Next I matte and Layered it using 
Silver Mirror Card
(The Range)
Whiter Glitter Card
(The Range)
and Silver Holographic Card.

Next I printed off the Image
on White DC Paper
And to do something different I used
True Silver Glitter - Stars
Holographic Silver Glitter - Writing
Holographic Gold Glitter - Crosses
Iridescent Yellow Glitter - Windows
Holographic Moss Green Glitter - Trees
(All glitter from Glitter Magic)
Crystal Glamour Dust - Snow
(Deco Art)

Finally I added 3 Holographic Snowflakes
(Craft For Christmas)
to the Top Right Corner.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
A Snowflakes Promise - #12 - Christmas/Winter
Bastel-Traum - #36 - Winter
Bunny Zoe's - Nov/Dec - Sparkle
Crafty Creations - #304 - Happy Holiday
Crazy Challenge - #211 - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - #340 - Merry Christmas
Inky Chicks - #60 - Merry Christmas
Paperminutes - #413 - Winter Greetings
Whimsy Stamps - #89 - ATG/Winter

Friday, December 04, 2015

New Challenge #13 at Morgan's ArtWorld

Hello Again,
Well its been a Chrismassy kind of week.
The decorations are all up,
and the Christmas Presents have started arriving in the post.
I will have to sort out some time to wrap them all,
otherwise I can see me staying up all 
Christmas Eve night wrapping lol .

Anyway on with this fortnights Card:

The Theme at
Non-Traditional Colours

Please come join in with us HERE.

This week we are showcasing
Morgan Fitzsimon's Images,
Please visit the SHOP.

My Project for
this Challenge is:-

Xmas Santa Digi Stamp

To begin with I used a Pre-cut 3 Panel Screen White Card


from which I cut out a 'Window' 

from the middle of the Middle Panel.
I then shaded the White Card face in with
swirls of Dark Blue, Light Blue and Mid Grey Chalk
(Decorative Pastel Chalks - Dovecraft)
to give it a Marble Effect.
And using Pastel Blue Mica Powder
(from my tester pot)
I buffed over the whole of the Card to give it a sheen.

Next I printed off the Image
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens:
Cool Aqua
Duck Egg
Pastel Blue
Denim Blue
Blue Pearl
China Blue
Artic Blue
Sky Blue
Powder Blue
Royal Blue
Ice Grey 1
Ice Grey 2
Ice Grey 3
Ice Grey 4
Ice Grey 5
Metallic Silver

I then cut it so that it would fit inside the
'Window of the base card.

You can't see it very well in the photos,
but I then added lots of Embossing Powder with Watermark Ink 
and Glitter. 
To start I used Vanilla Sparkle Embossing Powder 
on the 2 Teddies. 
Then I used Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder 
on the White parts of Santa's Suit. 
Silver Bells Embossing Powder 
on the Big Present Bows 
(all WOW! Embossing Powders) 
For the Ground I used 
Seafoam White Embossing Powder. 
And on the Sack I used 
Holographic Embossing Powder.
(both Papermania) 
I also added some Holographic Silver Glitter 
(Glitter Magic) 
to the Belt for the Sack, Buttons, 
Waist Belt, Boot Buckles. 

I went around the 'Window Frame' with 
2mm Plain Silver Peel-off Strips. 
Then I went around the outside of the Card with 
1mm Bobbled silver Peel-off Strips.
I also use a Holographic Silver
'Happy Christmas' Peel-off for my Sentiment
(all from my stash)

I used the scraps of White Paper from the Image
and I Die-Cut out 2 Snowflake Shapes
(Marianne Designs)
I coloured the larger one in using
the Arctic Blue Promarker.
and then used the Holographic Embossing Powder
on both of them to make them Sparkle.
I then made a Bow using
1cm Cyan Blue Organza
(Boyes Haberdashery)
and I placed the Snowflakes on top of the Bow.

Across the Bottom of the Card I used a strip of
Silver Tree and Snowflake Boarder Ribbon
(Boyes Haberdashery)
that I had in My Scrap Box.

Finally I added the Pearls,
I used 6x Light Blue Pearls 4mm and 1x Mid Blue Pearl 4mm
on the Snowflakes.
4x Light Blue Pearls 4mm and 2x Mid Blue Pearls 4mm
on the Silver Ribbon
(it had holes where the Pearls are)
I used 11x White Seed Pearls 2mm for all of the Holly Berries
on the Digi Image.
I also used 3x Blue Pearl Stars 10mm,
to look like Stars in the Sky.
(All Pearls from my stash)

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
4 Crafty Chicks - #275 - Winter
Artistic Inspirations - #146 - ATG/Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Winter
Deep Ocean Challenge - #118 - Santa Is Coming To Town
Fab N Funky - #284 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I Love Promarkers - #297 - Winter
Inky Chicks - #60 - Merry Christmas
Karleigh Sue - #7 - ATG/Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Kitty Bee Designs - #62 - Christmas
Wags N Whiskers - #167 - Ribbons and/or Pearls
WOW! - December - Winter