Christmas Countdown

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Something for You

Good Evening all,

Firstly welcome to my new followers, I'm so pleased that you think that my blog is worth following!!

I've been busy making a special Christmas card, but I can't mention who it's for in case she visits my blog! but she's someone very special in my life..... I've used another of my unused Magnolia Tilda stamps and coloured her with my Pro-markers. I kept the layout on the card very simple as I wanted to show off the beautiful punch around the page edging that I first saw on Mandy's fab blog - Mandy has a great tutorial on how to do this, it was so easy to follow and is so effective.

I used a glitter background paper from my stash, a ribbon from Little Clare's website and finished of with a LOTV sentiment and of course lots of sparkly! I'm so pleased with the end result.

I keep watching colouring tutorials on You Tube as I still need to work on getting my colouring up to scratch, but it's much harder than it looks!! but hopefully I will improve over time..........

I also followed Mandy's tutorial on how to make a box to fit a card with a PATP edge, as it won't fit in a regular square envelope and anyway, it's so much nicer to give it in a box! It was my first attempt at making a box and again, it was so easy to do!

I decorated the front of the box with a Christmas tree I made with some real Swarovski crystals, that I'd bought for another project and not got round to using!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges: Challenge #122 So Sentimental Week #50 Holly or Wreaths (but any Christmas card will do) Christmas is Coming Week #133 Ribbons Christmas

That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by and please be kind enough to leave me a comment to let me know you've been and I can return the favour. I'm just going to link up to the challenges now and then it's off to bed for me.

Bye for now.

-Vicki x


  1. I just love all the bling on your card Vicki - the glitter paper is just gorgeous and your border is so pretty :)

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week for the So Sentimental Challenge.

    Sharon x

  2. What a lovely card, thanks for joining us this week at Forever Friends.

  3. Hello Vicki, Love your card!! All of the sparkle is fun!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog..........I hope you will come back a visit again..
    hugs, Janiel

  4. Such a beautiful and pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Forever Friends this time, but unfortunately you wont be able to enter the prize drawer, as our rules state that your card must have animal(s) images on it. We'd love you to enter our next challenge and look forward to seeing one of your lovely creations. Love Diane(DT)xx

  5. oooohhhh she is stunning in all that glitzy glitter...can you tell I love glitter lol...perfect ribbon for her too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge this week
    Mina xxx