Tuesday 15 March 2016

Christmas Glitz

Hi there,

I decided to pause my cross stitching to make a Christmas card. I wanted to try using my masks and stencils with a different technique I saw - using glitter - messy!!

To start with I decided to use the Sketchy Colours Sketch #267
 alongside the Always playing with paper colour scheme of Navy, Grey, Blue and Lime.

And this is what I came up with:
I used a pale green base card from The Works. I applied the Memory Box modern sprinkles mask stencil onto a woodware double-sided adhesive sheet, and then sprinkled grey papermania glitter over the area. After removing the mask I used navy blue Glitz-it glitter to fill in the remaining areas - giving a nice background:
This was layered over Helz Cuppleditch and papermania Christmas papers and washi tape applied over the top. This panel was layered onto the base card. Finally, using lime and blue papermania glitters, and gold glitter, with a glitz-craft stencil, I made the topper and added a charm to the top corner to finish. Unfortunately I think the extra glitter on the topper is a little too much and a more basic topper would have emphasised the background better - more excuse to try again lol.

Other challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
jingle belles Spirit of Christmas past (it reminds me of making cards with lots of glitter when I was younger - also traditional topper image)
crafting by designs Anything Goes
crafty hazelnuts #272 Add some gold (hence the gold glitter that sneaked in)
Winter Wonderland Must have a charm

I let Billie and Piper play out this weekend - the first time in their new room. Unfortunately Billie still cannot fly, due to losing his flight feathers - and he managed to well and truly confuse Pip, by going into the Rabbit hutch.

But even without working wings he still managed to get to the top of the curtains!

Please pop back tomorrow for our new challenge over at Creative Moments!

Thank you for looking,
Hugz Tinz


  1. Very different Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland, Carol S. DT

  2. Different colours for a Christmas card but it looks lovely. Nice to see some modern designs too. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland this week.
    Love n hugs

  3. What fun glitter masking ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  4. Beautiful card Tinz, love the layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 272 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too x

  6. Such a fun card! I can imagine that it was an messy process! Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors!

  7. Lovely layering and fabulous shimmer! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge! Anita :)

  8. It looks as if you really had fun making this card. Love the abstract feel you have achieved here, and the glitter looks great. Thanks for joining in with our 'Must have a charm' challenge at winter wonderland, and hope to see you again
    Eileen x

  9. Just look at all that sparkle. Yum! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Challenge!

  10. ohhhhhhhhh yes, LOTS OF GLITTER is always good!!! so pleased you could join our old-fashioned xmas fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥


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