Sunday, 27 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 21 Sparkle!

Afternoon, all! I hope you're all doing well. It's time for another Dream Valley Challenge and this time the theme is SPARKLE!. So get out the glitter, the glamour dust, tinsel and gems - and remember, it doesn't have to be a card!

The prize this time is two Lili of the Valley stamps:

Well, I'm in full Christmas flow, so I made a Diamond fold Christmas card following the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. I used a 12 inch by 4 inch strip: if you use A4 paper you have to adjust the two side flaps, making them 1mm narrower than the centre - it sounds complicated, but it's really quite simple.

The folds look like this when you're done:

I like that the base card makes the borders so you don't have to mat the papers on coloured card!

So what else did I use? The papers are Papermania 'Noel' collection, which are glittered and shiny! The cute Santa, which I cut out and popped onto foam pads, is a Whiff of Joy stamp, coloured in Promarkers. I slathered Glamour Dust over the white fur. As usuall my naff camera skillz mean that the glitter doesn't really show, but in real life it's nice and crunchy!

I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the word 'Noel' and then distressed with Vintage Photo ink and a spot of stickling. They show up better in real life!

I'm entering this for the current Papertake Weekly challenge, which is 'Christmas Crackers' - ie a Christmas card. Well, this fold always reminds me of a Cracker, et voila!

Have a look at the gorgeous creations the Team has created, it's sure to be inspiring!

Have a great week, and thanks for looking!

love, MagsB x

Promarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Lipstick, Poppy, Crimson; Holly; Powder Blue; Burnt Umber, Chestnut


Susie said...

Wow, this looks fabulous, Mags! The shape looks so clever and I love that paper! Susie x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the style of

mags said...

Lovely card MagsB. Never tried one of these cards myself. Love the Santa image.

Macpurp said...

oooh this is lovely! I might have a god at a few of these!
have a great Sunday
love teen x

Jules said...

Oh Wow Mags .. .. this is brilliant!!

I am loving the stack you have taken these papers from .. .. but have to admit to having passed these ones by! I must look at them again now after your lovely inspiration.

I hope you have had a good weekend and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Wow what a fab card. Love this fold - it looks like a Christmas Cracker. xx

coops said...

love this card mags.the shape is fantastic and i love the fab santa and gorgeous papers and details ;D

xx coops xx

melsanford said...

What a fab card! Love the shape :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jenny said...

I love shaped cards, they always look so intricate.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! This is so fabulous Mags! Love the shape!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cracker card Mags, love the vintage style papers and cute little santa, smashing design :) Donna x

Mel said...

This is so clever!
I love the fab card, might have to try one hee!
The papers are delish and love the wee image!
thanks again for sponsoring the wee challenge!
Hugs M xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags when | first saw this I thought it was a Christmas Cracker, lol, it is terrific I love that card fold I have tried it a few times and it really looks special the papers and that image are truly wonderful.
Lorraine x