Friday, 30 November 2012

Glitzy Deck the Halls

This card was so fast I almost wet met myself coming back:
I used:

- A6 white card stock

- Crafts Too embossing folder called 'Swirl Frame' - perfect for Christmas cards as it has some little stars in the design

- sentiment from a 'Personal Impressions set called 'Many Greetings', designed by Kirsty Wiseman

- schparkly holly embellishments from a Paper Studio pack, bought in Hobby Lobby whilst shopping with the lovely Kay in New Mexico in September - it seems a lifetime ago but only yesterday if that makes sense :(

This card is for the current Less Is More challenge which is 'Glamour and Glitz' - it's got the glitz for sure! But I fiddled with the self adhesive embellishments for a while, I really wanted them in a line but it just didn't look right as they aren't equally sided. Hint, if playing round for placement of self-adhesive embellishments, it's useful to use a piece of acetate as I do so you can sit it over a card to see what the end result will look like without actually sticking onto the card - OCD at work again!

Snort, we could do with an OCD house cleaning fairy here right now - the dining room is piled high with school newsletter stuff, envelopes and umpteen boxes of printed newsletters that I collected today, all glaring at me and saying 'Just get ON with it woman' :(

Di
x

21 comments:

  1. I have seen those schparkly bits at Michaels etc and wondered where i would use them...now I know. this is a great card...simple but sparkly!

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  2. You have used those twinkly bits really imaginatively Di!
    Looks super.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Hi Di

    I could do with some "so fast I meet myself coming back" creations happening here.

    Lots of white and sparkle .. .. my idea of a Christmas card (and also the view out of our windows this morning).

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

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  4. That card is just perfect Di. It really is right that less is more ins't it? Well done you.
    Hugs,
    A x
    ps good luck with the news letters....I've done my ironing :-)

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  5. Beautiful Di, simple design but with a BIG impact.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Love this Di, so simple, but sooooo beautiful.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  7. fab little card di

    thanks for joining us
    Jen x "Less Is More"

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  8. Lovely and glitzy and oh so CAS . . . fabulous dahling!

    Now get stuffing . . . . SNORTING and SNIGGERING here! Full of useful advice aren't I? LOL! xxx Ouch! That HURT! xxx

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  9. A great card Di. I've also got this embossing folder and have usually cut out the middle and used it as a frame, but I love your glitz on the middle - must give that a try!
    Kath x

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  10. Really like this CAS with glitz card.

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  11. Well you fiddled until you got those pretty stones perfect, Di! It looks like holly! Love this card!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This is a lovely card. Love the glitter bits on the icy white,perfect background for the merry reds & greens. Inspired idea to use the rhinestones like this. TFS. Hugs

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  13. OOOOo! Such a delicate and pretty card here Miss. Don't envy you with your stuffing job! Never mind - good practice for the 25th though the turkey will have a bigger cavity than an envelope!
    Tee Hee!
    xx

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  14. Gorgeous card Di and as always your creations are perfect for the challenges you enter xx

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  15. Well I really can't get over you, not physically by the way, for someone who avoided the LIM like the plague, you come up with some stunners
    Love it.

    Kath x

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  16. This is one where I am thinking "I wish I'd thought of this". You couldn't get any simplet and yet it is absolutely beautiful. I love that embossing folder.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

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  17. Love the sparkly bits and of course the embossed frame is terrific. Hope the onerous newsletter is now dealt with and out of your dining room by now :) Elizabeth xx

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  18. Just a stunner, this. Love the sparkly holly and berries. The frame looks lovely. Very creative.
    Monica xxx

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