Saturday 6 December 2014

All that Glitters!

Good Morning Craft Friends,
Today's made from a shimmery chocolate brown card and some Best Creations Gold a Glitter card for the Baubles and Pine Bough die cuts at the top of the card. I used a soft gold card embossed with the Snowflake Embossing Folder (A4) from Creative Expressions for the background.
I cut 2 sizes of the Vintage Bauble Die and alternated the colours with the gold glitter card and chocolate brown shimmer card. I embellished the large bauble with some complimentary coloured pearls. I arranged the Pine die cuts along the top of the card to hang the baubles from, I attached them with Pinflair Glue Gel, as the lets you jiggle them around until you are happy with position.
I added a Gold Ribbon bow to the corner at the top to hide the ends of the pine branches and popped a die cut tiny flower in same card, because you can never have a naked bow!
My sentiment looks wonky but infact it's kind of undulating to look like it's moving, the Happy Christmas is a Spellbinders Die, that I bought on Sale at Christine Emberson's Hope and chances Website, fab for all things crafty!
I hope you like it, it's another big and nil guy card, I think I may calm it down for tomorrow, we'll see.!
Thank you for stopping by I love to hear your comments,
Huge hugs
Sandra xxxx


  1. Hi again Sandra. I was just about to log out when today's post popped up and I just wanted to say it's wonderful. I would never have thought of using chocolate brown for Christmas but the sparkle just sets it off perfectly. Have a lovely weekend. Sue xxx

  2. Hi Sandra. Oh yes, this one turned out beautifully, I love it : ) (and the flower on top of the bow). I hope you are all feeling better today, and if not, rest and lots of liquids are a must! Take care my lovely friend. xx

  3. Morning Sandra and all blogging ladies. Firstly I must thank you Sandra for your inspiration. As you all know ive been really struggling with all the cards both for market and those special cards we have to make. But when I visited your blog Wednesday I think with the holly spray it opened my eyes to what I could do with the sprays that Tina E cut for me and posted, it was a lovely idea and helped me bang out 3 more cards similar to your's but each had a slight difference so thank you so much. Secondly, I do all my blogging etc on my phone so when I tried to download the new version of whatsap the memory was full so whilst husby was trying to sort it for me somehiw all my bookmarks were lost ! But Im so glad to say I have you, Hazel and Patricia back where I like to see you, in my phone bookmarks and boy am I pleased as you and I have similar crafting styles, and you give me the help I need when my brain comes to a halt. Ive now caught up and the past 3 cards are beautiful. I dont have the bough die but I do have that bauble set, so I think I will dangle my bauble from the holly sprigs. I also have a fair few boxes for cd's and dvd's (something different to hide what's inside) to decorate ready for the last market before xmas but how do you decorate a box for a guy ? Can I pick at your brains ladies please for some masculine box idea's ?
    Sandra, hope your poorly family are feeling better, then they can look after you !
    Have a lovely Saturday and layer up if going out its freeeeeezing here in Bolton and Im sure it is where you all are.
    Sending hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  4. Wow oh Wow Sandra this is stunning, those colours work so well too. Hope you and the girls are feeling a bit better. Very frosty here so if it's the same with you the best place to be is in doors, keep warm. Hazel x

  5. Hi Sandra,
    It's a WOW from me too's exquisite! As has been said I would never have thought of using Chocolate brown on a Christmas card but this works beautifully. Many thanks for your inspiration,
    It's a clear, sunny day here in Nth Wales but bitterly cold.
    Stay warm and hope you are feeling better.

    Love Sheila xx

  6. Hi Sandra,
    I really am catching up ! I was only going to leave one message covering all your lovely Christmas cards but each one deserves a special mention! The baubles are lovely and the pine boughs too. Have done them in white and green with snowy tips but not silver! Thanks for the inspiration.
    You probably know this - but just in case - if you take the outer cutting dies from each bauble and place small one inside big one and cut out you get a broader frame for the large bauble! I found this by playing! It's just something else to try - Sue's dies are wonderful!
    Ps I have made one with silver ivy!
    Get well soon to you and the girls and stay warm
    Lots of love,
    Myra xx

  7. WOW Sandra this is a beautiful card. I love the way you have used different colours for the pine bough, it looks so effective. This really is a stunning and inspirational card. Thank you for sharing it. Sending crafty hugs love Brenda x
    Sorry didn't comment yesterday, What a gorgeous card you put on your blog. I was having problems with my computer it's refusing to recognise the printer
    Spent far too long trying to sort it out, in the end I gave up, maybe today I'll try again

  8. HI Sandra
    What a lovely card the colours give it a rich feel and so different from other Christmas cards. Hope you and the family are feeling better today

  9. Ooh Sandra what a beauty. You really have a flair for the composition of your cards they are a delight to see. Hugs Theresa (TOB

  10. Hi Sandra
    I'm playing catch up as Toms Internet keeps popping out. Another stunner you lovely lady, such an inspiration to us all. Take care Nd wrap up warm if your going out. Crafty hugs to you and the family.