Sunday, December 7, 2008

Glitter and Glitz




Hello and warmest greetings. I am getting my HM post in just under the wire, but this week didn't allow for stamping (except for gift tags) or visiting and commenting on wonderful projects that I'm sure you all have posted. I'll try to get caught up soon, but I did get my card done for the HM challenge, plus one more card which I'll save and post sometime this week so I don't go so long without a card to share. This week's HM challenge was glitter and glitz, and I have to admit I love that part of the Christmas season. It's just so festive, and these little mousies are trying to do their part in looking festive. I used
Stickles on the ornaments and pine needles and clear embossed the lower background area. I also gold-embossed the sentiment and mounted it all on festive paper that I ordered a month ago from Scrap Supply. I think it was part of the Making Memories papers. I have lots more wrapping to do, cards to get out, a brunch to get ready to host and lots more, so I'll have to get back to work. I did get our presents wrapped and sent to the UK so I was happy to get that in the mail. I hope you're all enjoying the season even though I'm sure you're all as busy as I am. Hugs,.....
Edit: I put the close-up picture in to show the embossing and glitter even better, but it must lose something in the upload process. From my computer it shows up nice and clear, but alas, by the time it got to my blog it lost clarity. Sorry 'bout that.

8 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Karen this is fantastic! I love the glitz and sparkle. These guys are darling!

mycardz said...

Wow, Karen, this card is awesome! I love the gold letters and the saying is sooo perfect for this image. Great job on coloring and the layout is very nice! Glad you made it this week! Hope things slow down a little for you :)

Cindy said...

I'm so glad I popped by your blog to see what you have been working on. This is a darling card. I love the image of the mice decorating. Your embossing details are fabulous and of course the Stickles just add to the charm. Sounds like you are pretty busy getting ready for Christmas. I'm just getting started.

Mary said...

Oh these are soooooooooo cute. I will be following you so I don't miss anything.lol

Sue said...

Darn cute! I know what you mean about stamping...:( no time here either!

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful! Love all your details! Have missed you not posting, but I know this is a busy time for everyone. Looking forward to you getting back into the swing. :) Hugs!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Absolutely exquisite!!! I believe this in one of my most favorite Christmas cards!!! I love how you gave the illusion of snow by clear embossing. How very clever!!! I also love the scalloped "swags" at the top of your card, and your fabulous coloring!!! Such an incredible card!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Rachel said...

soooo sparkly i just LOVE this card!