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Sunday, 30 October 2011

OSAAT #86 Christmas


There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and the theme is
CHRISTMAS

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I love Christmas, especially trimming the tree and I adore this image Lite Brite from Stitchy Stamps. I have always loved how elegant and simple it is and I am so glad I had the chance to work with this one. I coloured the pot and stalk of the tree with Promarkers but the rest of it is pure glittery goodness. I always felt this card would be great with multiple colours of glitter for the lights. It was quite time consuming and VERY messy but I am delighted with how this has come out. I used a fine tipped pva glue and just played with lots of colours of glitter, working on one colour at a time. I added a decoupage layer for the star and 2 more layers for the pot and bow. I added lots of gold glitter to the star to make it twinkle even more J

Using the current Tuesday Morning Sketch I layered candy cane papers in red and white and the green striped paper is from the Smirk Christmas pad, I thought the card needed a bit more glitter LOL. The image was matted onto some scrap black card to provide a strong contrast to the papers and tie the black tops of the lights together. I added some gold ribbon from my stash and the digi sentiment was diecut with a Nestabilties label die and embossed
I love this card so much and think I may do some variations of it in different colours. I think a blue and silver one would look good……

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Please pop over to OSAAT to see the fab cards from my colleagues on the DT. I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Papers – Dovecraft Festive Treats & Smirk Christmas pack
Sentiment – Free Digi from Elegant Word Art by Bethany
Embellishments – ribbon and tonnes of glitter 
Tools – scissors, 3d foam, Fiskars hole punch, Nestabilities die
Techniques – Decoupage, punching,

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-

43 comments:

Jane said...

Hold on while I put on my anti-glitter-glare shades Mandy. A huge fan of your bright & happy cards, always a treat to visit and this is no exception. Bring on the glitter !! xx

Hazel said...

Those tree decorations are wonderful. I bet they WERE time consuming. Good job! Hazel x

Josephine said...

I love that image, and I love how you've glittered it! Beautiful.

Dora said...

Aww this is really pretty, love how you decorated the tree, so colourful xx

Wuzimädi said...

What a wonderful image, the glittering looks so pretty!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Michi

Arlene said...

Wonderful image and you've made the bar very high - love the design and great bold colors.

Tammy said...

Awesome Christmas card. Love the shiny lights! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle!

Marjo said...

Wow Mandy, all that hard work really paid off, it's awesome! Gotta love all that glitter...

xoxo Marjo

Tip Top said...

Wonderful - do like all the lights! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

karlinchen50 said...

A very lovely card, nice colors.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
**Karla

Joey said...

Mandy this is so sweet and just how I like my tree full of twinkling lights, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

~*Nina*~ said...

What a super cool christmas card. It´s originelly and the colours are really bright and charming. Great work!
hugs
Nina

P.S.: Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. I would love to see you next time playing again! :)

Melissa Craig said...

What a super cute Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Linda said...

This is an adorable card! I love the tree and ll the time your took to decorate it. The sentiment is perfect.

ahlers5 said...

Love this card. What a great image! Thanks so much for joining us at DDSC this week.
Diane

Theresa said...

Totally too cute!! Love all the Christmas bulbs. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Ann said...

Wowsa tons of amazing entries this week at Humbug Hall. I guess we all love using die cuts. Thanks for sharing your fab card with us.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a cute card, I love that tree of lights! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

Max said...

The finished result is well worth the extra effort needed to glitter up all those lights. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

butlersabroad said...

Boy Mandy, you're a glutton for punishment glittering all those lights, lol! They do look great though and you've obviously got more patience than I have!!

Hugs
Brenda Bah Humbug GDT

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mandy, love this gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Stephanie Lee said...

Hi Mandy, what an adorable card!! I love your bright and happy cards and this one is no exception. Thanks for joining us this week at Wags n Whiskers. xxx Steph

Linda said...

This did take a lot of time and work, but the end results are so worth it! Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week.

Bianca said...

That´s such a fab card. I love the funny little bulps! thank you for joining us at fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
And a clever idea!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Love that image and all that glitter. Great card Hugs Julie x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for playing with us at Wags-n-Whiskers and showing us such beautiful work. We hope you will join us again.
And, I would love to invite you to swing by my blog - I'm having a give-away this week while I'm Guest Designing, so please stop by and enter the freebie. I'd love to follow you as well. Hope to see you soon:
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
Karen - Design Team Member for Wags-n-Whiskers

Annemaritta said...

Lots of bright colours, we all need them when it's getting darker. :)

Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenge “Anything Goes” this week.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just so beautiful just love the image,and the colors you have used on this,bless you for playing at creative craft this week,hugs cherylxxx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic image. I love the image and all the glitter. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous colours and great use of the image. :o) Hugs

NIKKI

Fiona said...

another lovely card...

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

Abi said...

What a lovely card! All those little bulbs are fab & such a great layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a really great, fun card Mandy! :) Love the image!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohh I'll bet this is even more fabulous in real life with all that sparkle! (Don't forget to link Dream Valley Challenges in your list if you want to be included in the draw for the pize!) Lynne :)

Basslady said...

this is such a fun-card for christmas!

i love the light-bulbs on the tree!

gorgeous idea!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Andrea said...

This is lovey. Thanks for joining in with the Jingle All The Way To Christmas challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog. Andrea xx

sara said...

fab card love that cute little tree thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges.

Liv

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful Christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at Little Darlings for the NOT square challenge.
hugs, Janiel

alethea said...

That tree is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for the Üse a Digi" challenge!! Hugsxx

PokSa said...

Your christmas tree looks simple and funny. Great work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Sara said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with CMM!