Thursday, 10 October 2013

Finally I've made a Christmas card!!!!

Hello there. I keep looking at different blogs at the lovely Christmas cards everyone has made and I've started to panic as I haven't made any. Things have been conspiring against me (my excuse and I'm sticking with it!) and I just haven't got around to it. Anyway, at last, I've got one made to show you. Just the one, mind you, but it's a start.  

This is just a close-up to show the glitter on the card. Glamour dust is used on the image, the Tattered lace corner is cut out of glitter card, even the ribbon has glitter snowflakes printed on it.

The sentiment is stamped with a Versamark watermark stamp pad and then embossed with silver embossing powder on a tag stamped with snowflakes and swirls. The charm is tied on with a lovely fluffy thread and then Fran-tage encrusted jewels are sprinkled and then embossed to add a little bit more sparkle just in case there isn't enough!

Card Recipe

Card blank & stamping card- Craftwork cards
Stamp pads- Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark watermark, Colorbox robin's egg.
Pens- Copic Ciao
Stamps- Lotv Festive post and set 35 Christmas handwritten phrases. Hunkydory Snowy swirls.
Paper- Lotv Beach bliss, Maja It's Christmas time, Kraft card, glitter card.
Ribbon- both from stash
Fluffy thread- Ek success adornments- had this a long time so don't know if still available
Tag- Blade rubber stamps
Charm- Hobby house
Die- Tattered lace corner die
Other bits & bobs- Stampendous Fran-tags encrusted jewel white kit. DecoArt Glamour dust.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges-
 The Ribbon Girls October Challenge Make It Sparkly

LOTV October Challenge Anything Goes

I had a fabulous time last Saturday at the GNPE at Harrogate. I bought lots of crafty goodies but the best bit was meeting up with Carole, who I started following on her blog as her cards are lovely and has some great ideas for them. We had a good natter as we kept meeting on various stands and I felt like I'd known her for ages! I think we both bought more than we intended but you can never have too much craft stuff as I keep telling my hubby, lol. I have to say a big thank you to my son who was a big help reaching over peoples heads to get me things as the stands were busy and to him and his girlfriend, Lexi, for their company at the show. Thanks!
Well that was a long post today so I should really go and start a making a card.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you like today's card.
Sending you a big hug,
Debra x


  1. All I can say it was worth the wait!! What a fab card just love this stamp and your design and what a great idea with the frontage it makes the whole thing just stunning. Good luck in the challenges and looking forward to Christmas card number two no pressure. I loved meeting you on Saturday. Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  2. Hello Debra. Wow! your first Christmas card well done you its lovely. The cute image is on my wish list to get next week. I really love the embossing & the corner is lovely in glitter finish. The snowflake ribbon is very pretty & I love all the sparkly & bling.
    Happy Crafting.
    Hugs Karen x

  3. You can't have too much sparkle or too much crafting stash! Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge 'make it sparkly' best wishes, Mary G

  4. Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' challenge Debra, it was lovely to see you at the show x

    Good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley


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