Wednesday 27 June 2012

Crafting with glitter

I hate to say it, but I'm posting a festive card today...! I know, I know, but since I made this card for a challenge it seems I'm not the only one that likes to get things done in advance! At the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown the challenge is to use glitter and here's what I came up with:

I stamped a piece of Not Quite Navy card stock with glittery snowflakes and punched out squares of it to give this 'night sky through a window' effect. If you use Heat and Stick powder before glittering, the glitter won't rub off your project which is perfect for when it's the focal point of the card.

I added a bit of detail to the card: a piece of white bakers twine wound round the card a few times and finished with a bow, and some gems to add even more sparkle!

I've been scrapbooking this weekend and I liked the idea of giving this card a computer-generated scrapbook style sentiment. The card is about the feeling you get when it's coming up to Christmas and you look out of the window at night and it's begun to snow - I don't care how old I get, it just seems magical to me!

I WAS going to enter this card into Sandra's Rudolph Day challenge too but it's not eligible as she's set a challenge with a twist this month! Do pop over and see.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: None! Not like me at all!
Card stockWhisper White, Not Quite Navy
Other: Versamark, Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, heat tool, Basic Rhinestones, white bakers twine, large and small square punches
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Glitter is fabulous for giving your cards a bit of sparkle but there's plenty of glitz and glamour going on in our house without it at the moment. It's my lovely daughter's prom party tonight and she's been pampering and primping and oh my goodness she looks so beautiful! She's wearing an elegant, ankle length, bronze silk dress with these gorgeous jewelled sandals. Aren't they amazing?!

It's Three Minute Thursday tomorrow and it's just as well because with all the excitement I've got nothing done at all! I've got an idea though so do come back and have a look (and there might even be pictures of my prom queen!)



  1. Love your glittery snowflake card, Vicky. The perfect Christmas card!
    I also love those gorgeous shoes your daughter wore for her prom tonight. Hope she had a wonderful time x

  2. Fabulous card Vicky - love the dark blue with the sparkle, and a clever touch as always making it like the night sky through a window. Love your ideas!

    Hmm, Rudolph Day's challenge was a tough one this time, six cards almost beat me :( But, I got back up and fought back - been a bit of glitter flying round here!

    Sigh, those shoes are gorgeous - hope your DD had a brilliant time!


  3. Love what you have done with glitter here Vicky, and the images are lovely. My son had his prom last week and it was fun to see what everyone turned up in... there were some sights I can tell you!! Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Hi vicky
    Love your card.... Well i love them all .... Stunning card..... Wow!!! Those shoes are gorgeous....... Cant wait to see pickies.... I hope she has a wonderful time .... Lots of love
    Sylvie xxxx

  5. Fabulous christmas card Vicky!

  6. Hope your daughter has a wonderful time tonight.

    Pretty glitzy sandals and card!

    Sarn xxx

  7. Oh wow, this is stunning! A perfect night sky - just like the ones we get in real life, eh? I hope your daughter has had a marvellous party - those are rather gorgeous shoes!

  8. What a beautiful card Vicky, it looks like a perfect winter window scene!
    Hope your daughter has fun at the prom, those shoes are gorgeous!

  9. Another fabulous card from you Vicky and so perfect for our challenge at 52CCT - it's so lovely to have you joining in.
    Hope your daughter has a wonderful time at her prom - Jacqueline xx

  10. Magical night sky Vicky! Can't wait to see the prom pics the shoes are fab!

  11. Great colours on your lovely glittery card Vicki. I do hope your daughter has a lovely night!

  12. I love navy and white on a Christmas card and the sparkle is just gorgeous. I'm beginning to think I'd better make a start on my cards but I keep resisting! Sarah xx

  13. What pretty, glittering snowflakes, Vicky! Isn't it nice to have a head start on those Christmas cards?

  14. It's such a lovely card, and you will be SO smug by December when you have all your Christmas cards at the ready! xx

  15. Yes me must see a picture of the prom queen ! The shoes are gorgeous. Love your card Vicky such a tasteful and stylish glittery creation. I agree wholeheartedly about snow at Christmas .


  16. Gorgeous card Vicky only five more to go and you will have the challenge nailed LOL Hope that your daughter has a wonderful evening, super shoes, so exciting :0) Gay xxx

  17. Brilliant card - love the glittery snowflakes. I started mine and must get it finished I've missed 2 weeks of this hcallenge this month already.
    Loving your daughters shoes - hope she has a fabulous time.

  18. Absolutely beautiful, Vicky! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and I hope your daughter has fun at prom! :)

  19. Vicky, I LOVE your window card with the sparkly snowflakes - fabulous job! I may just have to CASE this so thanks for the inspiration!
    Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week! Ruth x

  20. I just cant make Christmas cards yet! I know it makes sense but I have to be in the festive mood...although I'm all for giving up the hayfever!!
    Your card is definitely magical and sparkly, EXACTLY like a winters night through a window :0)
    I really hope your daughter has a wonderful time...sounds like she is the belle of the will be a late night for you waiting up for her :0)
    Jenny x

  21. It is a magical time of year, I couldn't agree more, and we're all going to be so well prepared this year!! Perfect card, Vicky, I love it
    Louise x

  22. I'm catching up with your posts out of order, just to keep you guessing! I agree Christmas is magical and I love your frosty window. x


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