Monday 5 December 2011

Make My Monday glittery Christmas card

Good morning! And it's a VERY good morning this morning because I'm delighted to have been asked to be a guest designer at the fabulous Make My Monday challenge site this week! There's a brand new theme for December - 'Seasonal' and the particular twist this week is 'glitter'. Well, what with Christmas coming up, I felt that a Christmas card was in order! Come and have a look:

I'm not really much of a one for glitter but there are some times of year when I think it's not just perfectly acceptable but almost obligatory! I started with a card base made from the gorgeous brushed silver card stock, ran a length of sticky strip across it and glittered it with Dazzling Diamonds. I added a strip of Whisper White card stock, trimmed with my Eyelet border punch, and stamped a punchy Merry Christmas in Real Red ink. The Dazzling Diamonds made me feel instantly Christmassy, so I put some festive music on and started making some holly!

The holly's easy to make - just score some green card stock, punch out ovals, fold them in half and nibble bits away with a 1/2" circle punch. I added glittery red berries, punched from one of the papers in the Holly Berry Bouquet speciality designer range, and laid the sprig on some die cut swirls glittered with more Dazzling Diamonds.

The design team at Make My Monday are a very talented bunch so do nip over and have a look at their gorgeous projects - and why not join in yourself? A bit of glitter... oh go on, you KNOW you want to!!!
Supplies needed for today's card:
Stamps: Jolly Jingles wheel (I unmounted mine)
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi
Punches:  Eyelet border, 1/2" circle, large oval
Other: Sticky Strip, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Holly Berry Bouquet speciality DP, Swirls Scribbles die, Big Shot, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I hope you've had a good weekend. It's been busy here but I had a wonderful time with my youngest son yesterday. When he heard that I might not have time to make that advent calendar I talked about last week, he kindly offered to help. Well I couldn't refuse an offer like that, so I dropped everything and we spent a lovely day crafting together. He did everything himself (apart from a few mundane things like wielding the bone folder and adding sticky strip), while tirelessly keeping up a flow of information about Halo, his latest passion. Halfway through, he amused me by breaking off to say: "I REALLY like this Big Shot Mummy!" The calendar looks fab by the way - I'll try to show you some photos this week.

Thanks for dropping by today. I've decided not to run Masculine Monday for the next few weeks while we're in Christmas mode but it'll be back in the new year. Meanwhile, if you're looking for male inspiration, just click on the Masculine Monday label in my side bar.

See you tomorrow for more festive fun!


  1. Brilliant card and thanks for the tip on making the holly and great you had a day crafting with your son they love it had 2 out of the 9 grandkids here yesterday to make there Mums card what fun along with a Christmas fair Luv Sue x

  2. This is gorgeous Vicky. Love your touch of glitter and the clever way you made the holly, A really lovely classy card.
    Thanks so much for making such a fabulous guest creation for MMM.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Hi Vicky , your comments on my blog this morning made me laugh out loud ! Unfortunately you were wrong it wasn't behind me it has definetley left the building. Love your card think its the first time I have seen glitter on one of your cards you do it so well so elegant. As for your son I would love to borrow him for a couple of weeks he is just so funny would cheer me up no end.


  4. I just love this card and the tip for making holly leaves was brilliant - thanks

  5. Hi Vicky
    Fabby car the holly ...must try it....
    Congrats on being Guest Designer.....
    Hugs sylvie

  6. Congratulations on your GDT position, well deserved.

    Brilliant card Vicky, love the sparkle, and thank you for the holly tip.


  7. Vicky, You cease to amaze me! I SO have to make this card today! Thanks so much for your creative and inspiring ideas!

  8. Congratulations! on your guest designer spot, Vicky.
    I love your beautiful holly Christmas card - You even make sparkle look classy!!:)

  9. Hi Vicky, Congratulations on your new Guest designer spot. Gorgeous card and decidedly sparkly, perfect for the season:0) Looking forward to your calendar, how wonderfukl that your son helped start as you mean to go on, he will be getting the best possible training, :0) Gay xx

  10. Hi Vicky.... lovely to have you as GDT this week. This is a simple but lovely card. Suz x

  11. Congrats on your GDT spot. LOVELY glitzy card and fab Holly idea. TFS xxx

  12. A lovely, elegant glitter card Vicky... great to see you as one of our GDT xx
    Suzi B xx

  13. Great card Vicky and the perfect amount of glitter and glitz!
    M x

  14. Beautiful card Vicky and thank you so much for being our GDT - can't wait to see the Advent calendar - Jacqueline xx

  15. Hi Vicky. Love your sparkly glitter card. Well done on your GDT. It's not just my son that's a Halo addict then? Glad you had a good day crafting. x

  16. Fist of all Vicky...congrats on being the guest designer! Very exciting.
    Love this shinny, pretty card! WONDERFUL way to make those pretty holly leaves too..thanks for the inspiration!
    Sounds like you have a future crafting buddy with your son! Know y'all had a good time.
    (I FINALLY got one of my "bird" stamps and posted a card today! Love the Beautiful Season image. Thanks again for all the inspiration!)

  17. That is fabulous, Vicky! Love it!

  18. Oh congrats on being Guest Designer Vicky, I bet you're pleased as punch :)
    I can cope with a bit of glitter at Christmas time *wink* and this is just the perfect amount :)
    Love the homemade holly...very realistic actually!
    Gorgeous card.
    Jenny x

  19. Oh, this is just stunning!!!!! So glad to have you as our GDT this week--very well done! :) I'll be CASEing this--thanks for teaching us how to make the holly! :)

  20. Hello Vicky
    It is lovely to see you as our GDT. This is stunning and oh so elegant.

  21. You're right - you gotta have some shine at Christmas time! :)


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