Monday, 26 November 2012

A sparkly Happy Hour

It's been another of those hectic weekends so I'm only just getting round to posting my Less is More card today. The theme this week is Glamour and Glitz - and what a shame Mandi is still away sorting out her new business because, as Chrissie says, it's just her thing! But Jen is back from Egypt so we get to be inspired by her gorgeous samples as well as Chrissie's.

I was a bit spoilt for choice on the sparkly front - should I choose rhinestones, dazzling diamonds glitter, metallic embossing, the brushed silver or gold card stock, my die cut snowflakes...?  In the end I opted to use just a pinch of the brilliant (no mess!) silver glimmer paper. Come and have a look:


Happy Hour was one of the first stamp sets to catch my eye when the new catalogue was launched. I love how graphic it looks with the patterned drinks in those beautifully shaped glasses. Today though I opted to fill the glasses with elixir of Christmas cheer instead - that's where the glimmer paper came in!


I stamped the glasses on the back of my glimmer paper and cut out the drink part, then glued those onto the stamped glasses. These were cut out and mounted onto card stock which had been scored to provide a 'grounding'. To finish, I added a few fussy cut embellishments from the Happy Hour set...


... and one of its fun sentiments. I really like the way this one fits the shape of the glass next to it.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Real Red, Pool Party
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, silver glimmer paper, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig, paper snips
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK, France, Deutschland, Nederland or Osterreich. 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 +44 (0) 1280 820593. Check out current special offers here.

So, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that it's now only 29 days until Christmas day - and we need to be posting things considerably earlier than that! Yesterday at lunch, the children were laughing at me for saying that time seemed to be whizzing by. "I know!" said my eldest son. "It seems like only yesterday it was Saturday!" I frowned at him. "But wait!" he added, while the others fell about laughing. "It WAS Saturday yesterday!" Those bad, bold children had better watch out as Santa only comes for GOOD children!

I've still got loads of ideas for Christmas cards and I'll be back tomorrow so hopefully see you then!
Hugs,

32 comments:

  1. Wow Vicky - what a stunning card! I love the whole thing, contents included! Very clever to stamp on the reverse of glimmery paper - why ever didn't I think of that one, doh :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. This is fabulous, Vicky. You always step up to the challenge with great ideas :) x

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  3. Your sparkly drinks look so classy and festive and your sparkly children sound silly like mine!

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  4. Such a fun card Vicky, the use of the glitter paper is inspired! Brilliant card!

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  5. Gorgeous card Vicky and a love your touch of sparkle

    Anne

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  6. Hi Vicky
    Fabby card love it....... Might have to add this to my order..... Will do it later
    Gorgeous...... Still gorgeous here ...... Sunny and mild.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxxx

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  7. Love your glittery drinks, and with the touches of colour on an otherwise white card, it really pops!

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  8. A fabulous card Vicky and a great way to start the festive season!
    Val x

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  9. So creative and just fabulous! Love the scoring on here too!
    Lynn

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  10. Reckon you've got a winner here Vicky.

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  11. Love it, Vicky! Clean, elegant, and festive! The glimmery, shimmery drinks are gorgeous!

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  12. fabulous idea! Love how you share all these little bits of brilliance with us all. I would love a drink of glittery Christmas Cheer like this!

    Louise xx

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  13. Wonderful idea for the sparkle, cheers!

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  14. What a great idea and such a fab idea to put the glitter paper inside the glasses!

    Jan x

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  15. Cheers Vicky, this is great, I love the effect of that paper in the glasses!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  16. Good to see your card. It's beautifully CAS. I have the same set, too. But haven't used it so far. I should do so, as there are not much days left this year...
    Eva

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  17. Vicky, You're so talented. Cheers to you! Your fan from the USA,

    Marian Garcia

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  18. I love this Vicky! Love those glasses and glitter...feel like celebrating?! ;)
    Lizy xx

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  19. What a gorgeous sparkly card, and festive too! I love your use of glimmer paper, and your scoring always adds such a sophisticated touch. x x

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  20. Great card, Vicky! That set is also on my wish list - it looks so cheerful and fun!

    Cheers, Karen

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  21. Love the tongue in cheek sentiment and those glasses are just brill can see that you will get a lot of use from them..mmm think I might put these on my wish list!x

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  22. Beautiful card, Vicky. Very creative.

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  23. Hi Vicky what a fabulous card that glitter paper is exceptional I simply adore it .....what page is it on .... The sentiment also is a perfect match you are so clever.

    Marie

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  24. These cocktails certainly have the Christmas sparkle... love the holly and straw detail :0) Perfect sentiment too.
    Jenny x

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  25. gorgeous as always vicky... i just love your creations....

    thanks so much for joining us this week

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  26. A very clever way to work sparkle in on your card! Love your idea, and execution. Such a great design.

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  27. Your glimmer paper adds just the right amount of sparkle to those glasses. x

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  28. Super cute card...caught my eye right away on the Less Is More challenge, which I haven't manged to get to yet!!

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  29. This is so darn clever! Love the clean feel to it with the touch of glitter and those holly berries.

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  30. Gorgeous sparkly card Vicky, I love how you glittered the 'drink' part too.Made most of my Xmas cards now, trouble is I wrote our names on all the inserts...even for our children...instead of mum & dad....oh dear.:) Viv xx

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  31. I love the idea of stamping on the back of the paper and then cutting out the drink part. What a great idea!!! ... and it looks wonderful with the glitter paper :)

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment - I thoroughly enjoy reading them! Vicky x