Friday, December 4, 2009

Glitzy Christmas Cards

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone had a great week. I can't believe we are another week closer to Christmas and I still have yet to shop! I'm hoping to get something done this weekend, fingers crossed my plan will work out. Hope you have some fun things planned too.

Today I have two cards to share with you. One for the new challenge at Stamp Something and the other for the new challenge at Just Magnolia. I've made two Christmas cards to add to my ever growing collection. At least I'll be ready to send out cards soon, even if my shopping isn't done!

First, I'll share my card for Stamp Something. Our challenge this week is "Glitzy Somethings." We want to see lots and lots of sparkle, shimmer, and shine! This is the perfect time of year to bling up those creations too! Our sponsor this week is Paper Maniac and there is a fab prize up for grabs!

I've used this sweet Holly the Christmas Fairy image from Mo's Digital Pencil. She's been colored with Copics and then I added lots of glitter accents with a Spica glitter pen. I've used some My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter papers that have glitter already on them with some red and ivory Stampin' Up! card stock. I've embellished with rhinestone brads, satin ribbon, flowers, vellum snowflakes, roses and glimmer mist.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Mo's Digital Pencil - Christmas Card using traditional colors
Cute Card Thursday - Swirly Girly
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Sparkle
The Pink Elephant - Favorite Coloring Medium
Pile It On! - Flowers and Fourishes

My next card is another holiday card with more glitz and bling and this sweet Tilda image. Our challenge at Just Magnolia this week is to make a card/project for a special person, this week is also our special monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. I won't say who my card is for as I don't want to spoil the surprise!

I've created an easel card for this project. I am loving these card styles, not only are they super easy to make, but they really create a nice way to display a card. I've colored my image with Copics and highlighted with a white gel pen. The papers are SU! from a retired pack of designer prints. I've distressed all the edges. The white layers have been embossed with a snowflake folder and CB then I sprayed them with glimmer mist. I am loving this stuff!

I've embellished with felt snowflakes and some acetate and glitter snowflakes that I made with a punch and some glitter. I also added some doodles and sticky pearls, ribbon, and a snowflake charm!

This card also fits the challenges at:
Simon Says Stamp - So Charming
Magnolia Down Under - Christmas Card

Thanks for dropping by today. Be sure to stop by Stamp Something and Just Magnolia and join in the challenges and check out the beautiful creations by my fellow design team members. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy stamping! :)


Andrea said...

what a wonderfull cards you made again,
love the blue one
hugs andrea

JazzyH said...

I love them. Love the red

Jane said...

Your cards are gorgeous! love the colour schemes on both and your colouring and details are beautiful. Please I am not the only one who still needs to do the
Christmas shopping! I am so behind this year! hugs, Jane xx

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Denise, these are both sooo gorgeous hun!! You did blitz on both of them!! Love the Mo image and the fab mag too!! Stunning creations!! ;)

LORi said...

Stunning, Denise Lynn!!! WOW! Thanks for joining in the TPE fun this week!!

Hugs- LORi

CraftyC said...

Hi Denise, hope you are well. Love both these cards, gorgeous images and will be greatly received!

li-bee-ti said...

Hi, Your cards are really fab!

there is no Mr. linky or comment option at stamp something,and I wish to link my card.
could you please leave me a comment on my blog?
thank you so much!

Annie said...

Both cards are just fabulous. I love them.
Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Good luck and hope you'll join us again next week for our new challenge.
Ann xxx

Lorraine A said...

Oh these are both just gorgeous Denise ! I love em both :-) the holly fairy is beautiful ,, and the tilda,, well ,,, she is always cute ! :-) I am sure whoever receives these will treasure them ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says charming Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

stephanne said...

Holy Moly, these are out of this world gorgeous!!! Love what you've done with that Mo image, the paper is divine, and your Tilda creation is precious!!! Isn't this the cutest stamp ever, little sneaky thing!! Love your choice of colours and those beautiful snowflakes and charm, too cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC, I hope we'll see more from you in the future!!

Elaine L. said...

What a pretty card! I love the embossed velum. Thanks for joining us in Mo's challenge this week.

Deb said...

oh wow, stunning cards Denise, they are both so perfect, love them! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job! I love blue and silver for Christmas!
Thanx for joining us at MDUC

coldwaters2 said...

I love these cards the colours are so vibrant and the images are both adorable I have enjoyed visiting and thank you for sharing with us at Digital Tuesday this week

Lorraine x

Sue said...

Both cards are beautiful. Your magnolia card has so many details and so much to look at and enjoy. Thanks for joining us at the MDUC this week. Hope you can come back for our next one.

Ellibelle said...

These are both gorgeous cards Denise. I love your image by Mo. Your coloring is amazing. And I also love your Magnolia card. So very cute.
Thanks so much for playing the digital tuesday challenge!!


Jodie from Oz said...

Stunning card, I love the colours and all the glittery goodness. Unwrapped Tilda is one of my favourites this Christmas, but I must say they are all so cute. You have coloured her beautifully and fabulous Easel card. Thanks for joining us a Magnolia Down Under Challenges & hope to see you next time. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Cathy said...

Denise, Your Holly Christmas Fairy is gorgeous and your coloring is outstanding. Love all the beautiful elements. Thanks for playing the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week :)

Lynn said...

WOW! Both cards a glitz-ally gorgeous!!! I especially love the Christmas fairy image...she is so sweet!

Mina said...

wow Denise two complete stunners, beautifully coloured Mo's image and your Jm card is them
Mina xxx

li-bee-ti said...

Hi Denise,
I don't know why, but I'm still don'f find Mr. Linky on stamp something challenge blog :(
I've made another card.
thank you so much and sorry fot the trobble!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Denise. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge. Hugs, Peggy

cats whiskers said...

Wow wow wow these are both just stunning cards dear, couldn't pick a fav as they are both beautiful
Hugs Jacqui x

Deanna said...

Wow these are all so beautiful! Thanks for play with PIO this week!

Justine said...

This is fantastic Denise, I have just sat here admiring all of the little details like your distressed edges and the little snowflake designs you put on the scallops of your circle

Anne said...

A really beautiful card in gorgeous colors!

Hugs, Anne

Anonymous said...

girl, these are just breath taking!

Thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It on!

-- dalis

Anjou Krelovich said...

All your cards are beautiful! Love the Mo Manning image with the vellum especially! Thanks for sharing at DTC this week! Hugs, Anjou

Iris said...

Brilliant card, really amazing.
Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Iris and the DT

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise-lynn,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lisa said...

Hello Girlie!!! Such beautiful projects you've created! You know I love your work so that's nothing new! Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week!

debby4000 said...

WOW two amazing cards, they're absolutely beautiful.

Caryn said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining in at Mo's this week.

Caryn xxx

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous.. I love the reds you used on her dress.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's.

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