Tuesday 17 November 2009

Super Sparkles!


Happy Tuesday! Wish I could say it's happy weather here too, but that'd be one big lie! Soggy, windy and bloomin' freezing! Proper winter weather round these parts this week is not helping me get outta bed in the mornings LOL!

So how about something to brighten up those dark, dull days? How about some sparkle?

Yup, it's time for another challenge over on APFP! For this challenge we wanna see bling on your creations!

Here's my example:So how do you make a tree blingin'? Answer: smother it in Crystal Stickles and be VERY patient in waiting for it to dry!

I had so much fun christening my Holiday Tree and Signature Christmas stamps! I dunno if you can tell, but I went that extra mile in decorating my lil' tree. I stamped the row of stars from Around and About Sentiments across the tree to add some more detail. That is, if your eyes can see it through the dazzling sparkles ;DThe gems were originally clear, but I wanted them to stand out a little more and still match my card so I coloured them with a Promarker in Berry Red! I think it works a treat, so I'll be buying lots more clear gems in the future for coordinating bling LOL!

Stamps - Holiday Tree/Signature Christmas/Around and About Sentiments
Card - Stamper's Select White/Dark Chocolate/Pure Poppy/Rustic Snowflakes DP
Ink - Spring Rain/Spring Moss/Fresh Snow/Dark Chocolate
Others - Pure Poppy Polka Dot Ribbon/Spring Moss Button/Jute Button Twine/Stickles Crystal Glitter/Clear Gems Coloured with Promarkers/Nestability/Cuttlebug/White Gel Pen

Well as always, I'd love it if you could play along! Your creation has to feature just one PTI product to qualify and if you're within Europe, you could be the winner of some PTI goodies!

Catch ya later!


Alex said...

Beautiful card Aimes, love all the bling :)

Hope you're well and having a good week.

Bye for now,

Alex x

Emma said...

This is fandabbydozy - Pine would be proud. I think this is my fave Christmas set and you have truly inspried me to get the glitz out :D

As always an Aimes a day keep the blues away :D

Emma x

Taheerah said...

Aimes, what have you done?! You've made me want to get this stamp set now, lol!

A gorgeous card through and through, love all the little details on it. I know you don't always do sparkle but this just goes to show that you do it very well when you do!!

Maureen said...

Yummy!! I saw this on the Papertrey blog and it was love at first sight!! I didn't know you can colour clear gems!! I will have to try that!! Great idea!! Did you order much last weekend? Have you ever gone for the "I want it all?" I haven't yet. Four of us went in on an order and it weighs 17 pounds!! EEk!! Can't wait to see the new tile colour in person!!

Andrea M said...

Wow Aimes - so gorgeous! Love, love, love it! That tree is super fantastic - love how you used the bling!

Ted said...

Aimes, you always do such wonderful work and this is no different! :) I love the chocolate color in this card...it's classic. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

How CUTE!!! I really need this set!

~amy~ said...

such a delish card..love it!!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous! Love your bling! I hope I make it this time!


Stephanie said...

Simply fabulous :) xxx

BethieJ said...

Aimes I LOVE it!! Such a FUN set.. I used it yesterday too.. havent shared it but I did! LOL! Coloring clear gems and white pearls is my FAVORITE trick! No more needing to buy them in every color.. I still manage to do that! HA!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Alison said...

Love it! I'll just take off me sunglasses now! I really like the stars on the tree, and what an elegant greeting that is, I love that.
Great idea for coordinating the gems, I'll see if the copics work as well.
Great work again Aimes!

Vicki said...

Oh Aimes, I'm laughing to myself here, I thought the gems on the tree were from crystal stickles, so why doesn't mine look like that? And you've even coloured it with copics, Wow! Then I read it again (gonk)...lol

Vicki x

Terri said...

Sorry to hear the weather is crummy over there. It is not that great here either. Nice job on this card too. I just ordered some of that patterened cardstock. Looking forward to using it now.

anya said...

Wow! I love every single thing about this card! It is beautiful!

Ann said...

Eeee!!! I LOVE the colors and the sparkle! This card rocks!

Caryn said...

This is gorgeous Aimes, I adore the glitter (naturally!!).
Ooh, I'm so excited about next weekend too. It's going to be a right larf! I have prepared nothing except for buying some new PJ's in Marksies yesterday!! I will need to give Steph a ring and make sure I bring everything I need! Not long to go now!

Caryn xxx

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