Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Jingle Belles .....

.... the girls at Jingle Belles rather enjoy bling all year round, and they would like us to make a Christmas card with sparkle A LOT OF SPARKLE!!!  Well, it's a Christmas card and if you can't have bling then, when can you have it?  I've not managed to play along for the last few weeks, but I wasn't going to miss this one!  Bring on the bling!

For my card I've gone for a background of sparkling snowflakes in shades of blue and green.  I inked up the snowflakes with Versamark first and then added colour with distress inks, once stamped I quickly poured on some Kaleidoscope embossing powder which has a lovely sparkle when heated.  I stamped a Christmas tree in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  I cut the tree out using my Spellbinders dies and added colour with my distress inks.  The tree is made up of lots of swirls containing little dots and I used glitter in different shades of blue and green to colour the swirls.  Finally, I added a simple sentiment - appropriately "Jingle Bells" - I coloured the sentiment to match the tree's background.  I added a bit more glitter around the edge of the sentiment.  I'm not sure how well the sparkle shows up on the photo - but in real life it looks just fabulous!!


Stamps: Impression Obsession - Leigh Hannan Snowflakes
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Spellbinders:  Labels 20 (S5-026) #4
Accessories:  Card, sentiment label, Martha Stewart glitters, Kaleidoscope embossing powder - all from stash

I quite like this design and my have a play with it again - but this time in non-traditional colours - I think it would work quite well!

Gosh, it's been a busy day today.  As it was raining we took a pass on the trip to the zoo - but we'll get there before Kathryn has to go back to school.  Instead we headed off the local adventure play area - Wizz Kids and Kathryn very nearly didn't get in.  There is a maximum height of 4' 9" - and she's jsut a bit taller than this but still only 9 years old!!  Fortuantely, they let her in and Kath met up with some of her friends and had a ball!!  She was shattered when we got home. 

Tomorrow is the WMS Blog Waltz - this month the theme is tea/coffee - such fun.  Do pop back as I'll have a card or two to share with you.  That's all for now.  See you soon.

18 comments:

June Houck said...

Beautiful Jingle bells (belles) card, Deb. I love your glittery tree :)

Candy said...

Love this card Deb!! Those colors are fabulous and I love the bling in the tree stamp!!! TFS!
Candy

butlersabroad said...

That is absolutely lovely! Particularly like the blue and green snowflakes embossing.

Hugs
Brenda

Ros said...

Deb this is terrific!! ... I love the sparkles ... when I click to enlarge your pic .. it shows the detail on the tree ... the different tones of sparkle ... so lovely!

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous sparkly tree Deborah!
The adventure play ares are good fun, unfortunetly James out grew them a long time ago tho but would benefit from the physical challenge!
Jenny x

Lisa said...

love the stamped snowflakes and the tree is just so sparkly and fun. such a lovely card

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love that tree image and the Nestie you put it on is perfect - looks like an ornament! :)

SmilynStef said...

Love those fabulous colors and all of that wonderful sparkle ... so perfect for snowflakes and a super-cool swirly holiday tree ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun this week.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card. I love blue/green together and your tree is fantastic :)
Jackie xx

Craftilicious said...

Loving this one Deborah - the colours are right up my street and that swirly sparkly tree is gorgeous!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh lovely! The glittery tree looks great among the pretty snowflake images. So glad Kathryn managed to get into Wizz Kids to meet up with her friends!

Lisa said...

Great card Deb! Love those snowflakes and that tree!

Stella said...

Glitter and glamour; my oh my. You sure know how to make my jaw drop :)I love this christmas tree; all glittered up and it looks amazing. And the way you displayed it on that beautiful label... It goes so well with the snowflakes. These colors are my favorites; love it!
You had rain... we had no rain the last three days and I sincerly hope that we are still getting a few warm summer days. I had the idea that we skipped the summer and went right on to fall....
Hugs!

Paula (PEP) said...

Striking with those snowflakes & the tree is lovely & unusual - I like Christmas trees for there are so many things that can be done with them.
Glad you managed to enjoy the day after all.
Paula (PEP)

lauren bergold said...

HOLY WOW!!! what a masterpiece of the embossing and stamping arts! i'm IN AWE! ♥

Marie B. said...

Wow is right! This is BLING-tastic!!! :)

Rosemary said...

My gosh, what a gorgeous card! It looks so elegant and shimmery here, I can only imagine how BEAUTIFUL it is in person. Love the effect of all your hard work, it shows!

Linda said...

Wow this is really stunning!!!!! Wow love the tree and the papers you used!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!

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