6 October 2013

Make it sparkly .......

There is a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl Blog today 'make it sparkly'
I'm trying to get one or two special Christmas cards made before the rush begins and still like making criss-cross cards (in fact, every time I visit my teamie Teresa's blog I am inspired to get criss-crossing!!    I spent quite a long time making the insert (the image is from Ikido 'Forever Santa' - I cut it with a nestie, but it was too short for the card and fell to the bottom and could not be seen, so I matted it onto another piece of card after shaping the corners with a rounder punch.  All edges were inked then stickled!

My 'sparkle' comes from the diamante stems, stardust stickles and a starburst diamante embellishment

To embellish my card I used 'Faye' ivory vintage style cotton lace, raspberry velvet zig zag, burgundy satin ribbon, a starburst diamante embellishment, snowflake charm, diamante stems, a dahlia flower from a 'Barley Sugar' pack, WOC mm cream open roses, ivory hip rosebuds, coffee pretty blossoms, mocha beaded stamens and stardust stickles - all are from The Ribbon Girl

Please visit the Ribbon Girl blog to see the fabulous cards by the Design Team - I am looking forward to seeing all of your sparkly projects!

Mary x


tilly's crafts said...

wow stunning card Mary and love the traditional feel to the colours and embellies
Kim x

Ann-Marie said...

Just beautiful. Love the rich tones and I love crisscross cards anyway! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Teresa said...

Simply beautiful Mary, gorgeous. xx

Elise said...

Hi Mary! Well, this is just absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the rich and elegant colors of Christmas! Simply STUNNING design .. I LOVE it!

Hope you're having a beautiful week!

Big Hugs,

Christine said...

Wowzer criss cross card Mary..I too take inspiration from Teresa's creations awesome colours some person is gonna be very lucky to receive this stunning creation..

smiles Christine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Such a pretty vintage criss cross card, Mary. Love your pretty floral arrangement, the gorgeous bow and brooch and lovely rich velvet rick rack over the lace. Hugs, Lesley

Tracey said...

This is sunning Mary, I love the vintage feel & all the details :o)