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Hi Bloggies!

Another Christmas Card today!!! Don’t worry … I still have plenty of non Christmas to show you! I have had a run of cards that I needed to MAKE … so I had to make time to sit and create! Now at least, I can keep blogging for a little while! 😀 This is for the latest Christmas Card Challenge #41 “Stars”. I managed to use another 2 of my new dies … YAY! 😀 I am also submitting this card as a 2nd entry into the Sparkles Christmas Challenge #20 “Sparkle & Bling”

I knew the Christmas Tree with the stars was perfect to fit the challenge. That was my starting point. I fossicked around for some Christmas DSP and found some lovely Ski Slope Baja Breeze snowflake paper. Now I just needed a colour to team with the blue so I grabbed my colour coach & discovered that Cherry Cobbler was a good fit! And … it contrasted so well behind the Silver Glimmer Card (tree). Perfect! Now … cutting the glimmer paper with such a delicate die was a little tricky. This was my third try! I found that the best sandwich was …

  • Multipurpose platform
  • 2 thin card shims (I used the backing card from SU! DSP)
  • Cutting plate
  • Die
  • Card
  • Cutting plate

Obviously though … every Big Shot is different … so this might not work for you. The lace border was the same sandwich but with only 1 shim instead of two!

Well … it is finally raining. We do need it for our tanks so I am not going to complain! Bree is asleep … nice and snuggly warm in her cot. So … I am enjoying a little time on my computer! Hope you are having a nice a day as I am!


9 thoughts on “Stars

  1. Oooooeeeeee….Lurve this die too….you are the WORSTEST influence EVER Andrea,…hee hee hee. This Chrissy tree is v v speccy and looks so grand in sparkley bling. Magical card darl. ooxx


    • Very sorry, Lynda! I don’t mean to be leading you astray! I didn’t have the will power … But then … I had gone looking for some new dies! Thanks for the sweet comment! Hugs xxx


      • I am sure (perhaps on some things anyhow) we lead each other astray darl!! Besides…I always love to look at ur stuff….u know that!! ooxx


  2. This is a lovely sparkly card
    Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month
    Jackie x


  3. A fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x


  4. I can’t believe that I walked away from a store last weekend without that incredible die. I am in awe of how you put this together. I probably would have – much less creatively – gone with the tree on blue since it’s actually in the snow – and the red around that. But as I study your card, it has much more impact on the red! LOVE it!! (Now I just have to talk myself out of the hour drive to the store with that die.)


    • Oooh! What fun! I made Kim envious! Usually it is the other way around! It is a really special die … isn’t it! I will try and post another soon … just to help with that 1 hour decision! Hugs xxx


  5. Lurve it, and that die is so gorgeous especially in glimmer paper, all so modern yet delicate, just adore it. xx


  6. Hi Andrea,

    That is such a pretty die, especially when used with glimmer paper. Have you seen the new glimmer ink in the SU Holiday catty? had to order some.

    Fi x