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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sparkly TioT

Hi Folks,

It's time for a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would love to see your 'Sparkly Christmas' creations, and don't forget, for our month of November, we are sponsored by Crafty-embelies
who are offering our monthly winner a £10.voucher.

I don't know about you, but I do like sparkly and bling at Christmas, so I decided this holly swirl from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) would look good in Gilding Flakes, and as I make all my Christmas cards, easy enough to do a small batch. Picture factory mode - CB on knee when watching TV and embossing with Swiss Dots - long strip of card repeatedly stamped with Greeting - gold EP over whole sheet, heat emboss. Flitter Glue and Flakes (everywhere) the hardest part of that bit is using the stamp too many times - but I must say the stamp cleaner is good!
If you need inspiration for your Christmas Sparkle, please pop over here and have a look at the gorgeous creations my teamies have on show.

I am entering this in :
  Gingerloft - A Touch of Gold
  Crafty Catz - Lets have Sparkle
  Christmas Card Challenges - Double Embossing
  The Paper Players - Silver/Gold
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thats it for now, and thanks for looking.

Avril xx


Analia Faul said...

Hi dear,this card is a magic autumn,I love this!!!

brenda said...

So so elegant Avril, I'm yet to get to grips with gilding flakes, but it looks lovely on the stamp.

B x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image and colours.xxx

butterfly said...

Stunning - that golden holly looks sensational! Am now so sorry I left my gilding flakes at home...
Alison x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous embossing, Avril!
Such a nice card.....

greetings, Alie :-)

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card Avril. The flakes look wonderful - you might be hoovering them up for a while but they are well worth it! Nicola x

Christine L said...

Oooh I love this fabulous card Avril... and what a brilliant idea to use the gilding flakes to create the sparkle! Bet you had a lot of cleaning up to do after the production line tho!

I've been up to my eyes in Frantage this afternoon... got a bit carried away with the glitter.. tis for next week's In The Pink!

Hope you're well
Christine x

Julia S-W said...

Very, very pretty. I'm impressed with you using those annoyingly light gilding flakes so beautifully. They look wonderful.

Christine said...

Hi Avril wow this is so effective lovely shimmer & sparkle great holly stamp..

smiles Christine x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card. Can imagine your production line but this does look as if it took hours to make, its so beautiful.
Yvonne x

Elizabeth Hart said...

So very elegant with the pretty gold - thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Gingerloft Challenge.

Netty said...

Gorgeous card and loving the fab gilding flakes, x

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous image...so pretty with the embossing! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week and sharing your project with us!

Terry said...

Very pretty card and just the right amount of sparkle! Love this! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!

Linda said...

Morning Avril,
Beautiful Christmas card - very elegant.
Love the stamp and you've done a great job with the gilding flakes. xx

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Avril
Awesome holly on your beautiful card .Love the embossed layer too. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Mad Moose said...

A stunning card hun. Thanks for sharing it with this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

sandee said...

LOVE your sparkly card, I love all things blingy and shiny too, just like a Magpie! lol I wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog, I have made the changes and appreciated everyone's suggestions! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)


Hi Avril
A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

My name is Cindy said...

Lpve that sparkly swirl!! Great card Avril, Cindy x

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Avril :) Just been catching up on your blog hun - stunning cards!

I was pleased to see your card spotlighted on Joanna Sheen - its beautiful.

This card is very elegant hun, love the rich gold and fab image! :)



Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I still haven't tried gilding flakes yet! Gorgeous stamp.

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Fabulous use of that scrummy stamp .. .. I think I need some flitter glue now!!!! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Avril, the flakes have worked magic on this stamp, I love it.
I am away on a winter break, never done it before, but enjoying some sunshine. Thanks for all your lovely visits and comments.
Take care.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sweet Fairy said...

What a stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous! I have only finally got round to using guilding flakes recently so I am really inspired by this card. The stamp is beautiful too.