Sunday, 1 January 2017

Lots of Glitter at Sparkles Christmas

Happy New Year! And before the needles have even finished dropping off the Christmas tree, here I am with the first of my Christmas cards for 2017. Last year my New Year's Resolution was to make at least two Christmas cards a week all through the year. In fact I not only kept to it, I made rather more than that and by the time Christmas was made I was able to donate a fair number of cards to charity as well as having enough for my own use.

One way to help you to keep making cards all through the year is to join in Christmas themed challenges, and our monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas is one of the challenges designed to help keep you motivated. This month our challenge is Lots of Glitter so we'd like to see lots of glitter on your cards.

For my card, I used a glue pad to stamp the sentiment panel and then sprinkled it with gold glitter. I scored a pair of lines above and below the sentiment (TIP - position the lines by scoring lightly from the front and then turn the card over and score more firmly from the back). Then I used the glue pad  and glitter again to stamp the background stamp from an old Hero Arts set all over the remaining space. I had some glittery peel off borders which I used to fill the spaces in between the scored lines.

I am  sharing this with
Crafty Creations Challenges - Any Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Add Snowflakes  


  1. Happy New Year Jane! Very Christmassy! Love all the sparkle on your card, bet you had nearly as much on you if you're anything like me!

  2. This certainly is a very sparkly card Jane. It looks absolutely gorgeous. I was interested to read that you used glitter rather than embossing powder with your glue pad. Something I've never thought to try - but I will now. Barbxx

  3. wow a jump on your Christmas cards, how fab. I tried to make 1 a week last year and succeeded, still have a few left over. I sold a few, this year I should sell more, I need to address them earlier then I will know how many I have to sell. So scrambling to make "winter" cards because you missed the timeline to make Merry Christmas ones. Will check out your site. for me I use the Jingle Belles Rock, and ABC Christmas.

  4. This is so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Anna-Karin DT

  5. Wow well done you Hun. I need to try and be more organised with Christmas cards. You've inspired me. Such a beautiful and elegant card. Hugs xx

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR January challenge, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenge 314. x

  7. Happy New Year, Jane! This is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the white and gold palette... and your CAS design. :)

  8. Happy New Year Jane.....I love your sparkly card Sooooo pretty.

  9. Ohhh gorgeous!!! Lots of snowflakes!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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