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:

scrappymo! said...

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!

Chrissie said...

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

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Lovely, so elegant.
Hugs Tamara

Jules said...

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

Annie said...

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 :-)

Irene said...

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

Gillian said...

Looks fab Di

Caz said...

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

Jen said...

fab little card di

thanks for joining us
Jen x "Less Is More"

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

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

Kath said...

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

maria f. said...

Really like this CAS with glitz card.

Bonnie said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Samantha Elliott said...

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

Sandra H said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

MaggieC said...

Stunning! xx Maggie

Planetsusie said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Monica said...

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