Tuesday, 29 November 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

A quick post for three cards. 
The challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is Glitter. We all love glitter.
I've used the messy get everywhere kind. I've glued it onto an acetate circle, then glued it acetate side up so most of the glitter is trapped underneath. Some still seems to be escaping though.

I'm not sure about this. Is it too plain?

The next two are for CAS Colours and Sketches. This week it's a sketch. 

The first one I made used an embossed panel which I inked over (oh, I inked the embossing folder too) and then finished by rubbing in silver ink. The embossing folder wasn't quite long enough so I turned it round and the ribbon is covering the join. 

It is pink as well, I'm not sure if that shows here.

Then I had another go with a stamp I suddenly remembered I had. I stamped and embossed the stars, wet the paper and dropped on brushos. I stirred it around a bit but didn't like the  look of it so bunged it on the windowsill to dry.
I should know not to pay too much attention when it's wet. When it was dry, I loved it!
I ironed off the embossing powder and added some sequin stars and glitter. I'm not sure if it's very Christmassy but I don't really mind. 

I used:
Stamps from Creative Stamper magazine
Inky Doodles star stamp
Embossing folder from magazine last year
Embossing board - Keepsake
Ink - Danube blue, angel pink, Lulu Lavender, Tumbled glass
Tonic circle die 
Brushos - yellow and peacock blue

I've used snippets so I can run over to Pixie's Snippets Playground.
Also it's Rudolf Days at Scrappy Mo's so I have just go time before the deadline. 
The internet was working, the photos loaded and I can go and finish cooking. 
See you all soon. 


  1. Well I love the first card...well i live them all really, but I think it was so clever of you to think to turn the acetate over to hopefully encapsulate the glitter!...a great CAS card.Love your backgrounds on the others...perhaps after Xmas i will find the time to play with my brushos........and a load of other things that haven't been opened too!

  2. Hi Alison - great to see you playing with us again! Missed you! And I love all the cards, most especially the first one where you wonder if you need to add more. Stand back kiddo - it's perfect as it is! And your official 'snippets' card is a real beauty - why do Brushos go like mud when they see me coming?!


    Di xx

  3. Three really lovely CAS cards Alison the bauble is a beautiful green and so glittery, the snowflakes and stars panels work really well and such pretty colours too. x

  4. Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S! Your cards are wonderful! I love the sentiment up the side on the first one; and your color swirls on the second are perfect!

  5. Three fabulous cards Alison. Esoecially love the second with the embossed snowflakes and the stamping down the side. Thanks for joining us at the Rusolph Days challenge xx

  6. I love all 3 of your cards. Must admit to chickening out with using real glitter. Only type I use now is sheets of ready made but even then it still manages to shower the floor/carpet.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Love those colour swirls, really gorgeous. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  8. You're on a roll! I think they are all absolutely lovely. Love the two you've made for CASC&S. However, I'm commenting on your perfectly CAS green glitter Christmas ornament - love it! Not too simple at all. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  9. Your cards all look so pretty,but I think my fave is the fist. The shaker card design was a brilliant idea!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.


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