Thursday, 7 November 2013

Glitter Explosion!!! A Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to my new blog post!

Christmas is getting closer!!! just one month left to put the Christmas tree up (I usually put it on the first or second week of December), with all the nice decorations I've been collecting over the past few years). I just love everything about Christmas...  Now that I live in the Highlands, I really want a white Christmas!!!! that would be a really nice bonus to all the excitement and fun! Alaia is looking forward to it as well. She has her little list for Santa (she knows she needs to be a good girl!), and we can't wait to write the letter to Santa together....

Going back to talking about crafts, I've treated myself to new a storage unit!!! yay! I haven't got a craft room, just the space under the stairs in my living room, and I need to be a bit clever about how I set up my craft area, so I got myself an 11-drawer multicolour tower from Hobbycraft and I love it! My main tools and embellishments are now more organised and handy! I would still like it to be a bit more organised, but well, I have to work with what I've got!

Today's card is one of my favourites so far....

To make this Christmas card I've used this great image, a digital stamp called "Winter Fairy Halla" by Mo Manning (Mo's Digital Pencil).

The papers I've used are from "Somebunny to love" paper pad, Christmas decorations paper pad by Usborne and some from my stash that I can't remember where they came from, sorry! 

I used sandpaper to distress the edges of all the card stock. 
 I have put glitter almost everywhere!!!! When I start with the glitter I can't stop! For the Fairy blow I used the Marianne Creatables Swirl die, which I covered in glitter. 
I punched glitter paper to use as falling snow. 
The other dies I used are the Sizzix Doily thinlits and Joycrafts snowflakes. 

The green rose is from Wild Orchid crafts. The white roses I've had them for a very long time, I don't remember where I got them from. And of course, I added some glitter to them!!! Sparkly flowers!

And my favourite thing... colouring! I used my Promarkers.
For the face and boy: sandstone, vanilla, blossom and blender pen.
For the hair: Eggnog, buttermilk, mustard and blender pen.
For the clothes and wings: Duck egg, mint green and blender pen. 
I added some glitter glue to the wings and pom-poms. 

Another close-up.....

The ribbon is from Do Crafts. The brad and rhinestones are from local shops. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 

Please leave a comment if you like this card, I really enjoy reading the comments, they give me so much encouragement! 

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Thank you so much for taking a look and until next time!


  1. Awesome card & LOVE all the sparkle! Great design, coloring as well as attention to detail....FAB work! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!

  2. Really lovely card and a beautiful image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  3. Aw this is sooo lovely Mirella, what a gorgeous card. I love everything you have done with this card xxx

  4. Just gorgeous - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem and good luck!

    Helen x

  5. This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  6. Brrrr, what a lovely card Mirella!Fab colour combo and frozen effect!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Mo's Challenge Blog this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  7. This is a great card, Mirella. I love the colors and all of the layers. Great coloring of that sweet image. Thanks for the lovely comment that you left on my blog. Glad to have you as a follower!
    Cathy xx

  8. A gorgeous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "lots of layers" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  9. Fantastic card! The image is so cute.

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    Andrea :-)

  10. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at PTW this week! xxx

  11. Beautifully coloured image, love the background and fabulous embellishments. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN DT

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, from one Mirella to the other ;-)

  13. Beautiful ,,,love the layers and that image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at JIC!
    Cindye DT

  14. Beautiful! I love all the details! Thanks for joining us at JIC!

  15. Lovely creation thanks for joining us at Divas by design and hope to see you back next week

  16. Wonderful card,super image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our Christmas challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

  17. A gorgeous card. I love the frosty colours.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Crafty Little Fairies
    Lorraine x

  18. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  19. A brilliant card with lovely colouring and such patience to cut all around hwr hair line too. Very impressed. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

  20. Mo's winter fairies are so awesome. The layering on this card is amazing. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining our favorite Mo card challenge!


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