Monday, 15 September 2014


Hello Everyone,

Well that was a whirlwind of a weekend, gone in a flash.  Been university shopping but still have more to get, sigh.  We then spent the day with family in Brighton dropping off my nephew for the start of his second year in Uni and here we are again, Monday....

The theme that Sandy has set the DT over at Live and Love Crafts this week is "Sparkle".  I have taken the opportunity to make another Christmas card and I have lots of sparkly bits to share with you.

The image is from Pion Design's Winter Days     sheet and the paper is from      

The tree is cut from a Marianne Design Die and I have added lots of Diamond Dust and then wrapped some silver beads around the tree.

I added diamond dust tot he snowflakes too and then added the little buttons to two of the centres.  I also tinted the buttons with a little acrylic red paint and removed it straight away so that the pattern can still be seen.

I cut the poinsetta from the matching paper and added diamond dust and bordeaux and marshmallow frosted berries to the centre.  The holly leaves have a dashing of snow tex.

I have added some beautiful lace to the bottom so that it trails down when the card put up.  I have also added a row of   organza rose trim.  Last and not least I added the holly charm to the corner of the image.

Hugs Tracy x

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Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Super cute
and elegant
hugs Tamara

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Tracy. I love the Wintery feel to it. Judy x

MinnaL said...

So gorgeous again! That poinsetta and Xmas tree are superb! Hope you had good time at Brighton, it's such a beautiful town :D

Marlies said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Tracy. Beautiful papers, colours, embellies and a lovely flower. Marlies

Christina C. said...

This is so gorgeous, Tracy! Love all the sparkle and that poinsettia is absolutely exquisite!

Anneke said...

wow, this is gorgeous Tracy, so beautiful and such pretty papers it was nice to chat with you on FB
greetings from Anneke

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

So beautiful! I love these vintage tones and the tree looks absolutely stunning!

Anne said...

This is fantasticly stunning! Gorgeous poinsietta, love the diamond dust and how you used the snowflake die. Gorgeous image.

I actually watched your tutorial on how to use frantage today, just searched on google and yours was one of the first on the list. Thanks for the inspiration, just got a heat gun and frantage of my own, cant wait to try it. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Becky said...

wow! This is just stunning! So many beautiful little details to go with this fabulous image.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful; I love the colour scheme and the snowy feel to this card. Also really like how you use the buttons on the snowflakes and the pearl silver thread on the tree. The frosted berries look amazing in the poinsettia.

Hugz, Sandy
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