Saturday, 9 September 2017

Snippets and Glitter

Hi to all you crafty people, I hope you're having a good start to the weekend. I've got a couple of cards to show you today which I made to try and get myself motivated while Mojo is absent.

First off I headed for the pile of card snippets and cut a few of the Memory Box 'chloe stems' die. This is one of my favourite dies that I've had for a few years now and it doesn't cut as well as it used to (no matter what I try) so I ended up getting the scissors out to snip those last little bits. The sentiment is a HLS stamp from the 'mix mash' set.

 The stems are actually more autumnal looking but in the photo the greens looks a bit blueish and the rust red looks pinkish. Who says the camera never lies?... and I did try it on various settings!

I'm heading over to the following challenges with this

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Memory Box challenge 'falling for fall autumn cards'

Next up I've gone all glittery for my christmas card covering the card base with an Xcut adhesive glitter sheet. I used a magazine freebie embossing folder and dies from Marianne Designs, Tattered Lace and Tim Holtz.

I'm heading over to the following challenges with this

Double D challenge 'glitter glitter glitter'

Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge 'sketch'

Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge 'use leaves'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'anything goes christmas + option add some flowers or foliage'

I'm way behind today as I overslept this morning so I'm off to try and get all the jobs done so that I can have a crafty play later. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Darlene said...

What a beautiful holiday creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Andrea. Great die cuts and colours! Kisses, my friend.

Sarah said...

These are lovely Andrea. Love the colours of the first one and the dazzling glitter paper of the second day is fabulous...really festive xx

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Andrea, such a pretty die on the first one and a lovely selection of colours.
Your Christmas card is fabulous, such an elegant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
2 wonderful and very super creations.
They are botth wonderfully created, and love the glitz and design of your 2nd one.
Oh by the way the Chinese dies cut perfectly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

Always love Poinsettias Andrea, but I very much like the dies you used on the first. Have you tried using some baking foil and running through your machine with the die, often it sharpens the cutting edge.

B x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Andrea, I love the way you've used the stem die in the top one.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Two lovely cards Andrea, the Chloe stems are one of my favourite dies, still cutting fine, maybe I haven't used it enough, great card.
Love all the glitter and the gorgeous poinsettia.

Kath x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Both lovely creations x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! 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!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Liz said...

Two super cards, Andrea, the Chloe Stem die is one of my favourites too and love how you've used it with five different colours. Beautiful poinsettia on your second card, really striking against the white. xx

Anne said...

2 lovely cards Andrea, have that Memory Box die and don't think I've ever used it so thanks for the inspiration :o)

Anne x

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! What a gorgeous poinsettia card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jenée said...

Very pretty card. The poinsettia tag is lovely. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards Andrea, love them both.xx [aNNie]

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kanda, love the pretty glitter background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Debbie said...

Both are wonderful cards, but I really LOVE the fancy dies on the Christmas card!!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

scrappymo! said...

Your poinsettia on the pretty diecut tag is beautiful! It makes up into a gorgeous card!

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Andrea! LOVE the snippets one of course, like you I have the Chloe Stem die but unlike you I don't use it nearly enough!

Thank you for joining us in the Snippets Playground!


Di xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, you've made two lovely cards here and, WOW, love all that glitter on your Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge at Double D!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two very pretty cards. I recently bought the Tim Holtz floral dies and I could see them being used as on your first card so thank you for the inspiration. Your second card is beautiful. It has a great layout and I love the dies that you've used. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Wanda said...

Pretty cards! Love the poinsetta card and how you used the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

SARN said...

Hi Andrea . . . I am totally with you on the Chloe Stem die . . . a definite favourite and I love the card you've made with it. Perfect way to use up snippets. However, in frustration with its poor cutting and the amount of tearing involved trying to get the paper out of the die (despite adding release foam to the die) - I had GREAT SATISFACTION in bending the blinking die in half and lobbing it in the bin the other day! Had enough!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Andrea, two beautiful cards, love the birthday card with the Chloe stems in rainbow colours. The Christmas card is very sparkly. Have a wonderful week... Megan GD Snippets Playground

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 350 and CCAYR August challenge – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

Hazel said...

Sory, that should have said September challenge, not August x

Cindy said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.