Friday, December 2, 2011

2 Glitzy cards for TCPTUES187

 Hey there! I was a lean (well, not as lean as I'd like!), mean crafting machine yesterday! I managed some magazine submissions, 2 birthday cards, these 2 cards, gift tags/ornaments, AND my project for next week's colourQ! Whew! But of course, 24 hours of neglect to my house and it looks like a bomb went off! Time to clean, so I'll keep this short!

I recently ordered some new dies and other goodies from The Cat's Pajamas! Last week I was the randomly chosen weekly winner, so I got 10$ in credit, plus they've had some great sales over there lately! I got 3 new dies in the mail, the scalloped border, the pennant die (finally you won't have to listen to me whine anymore about how I don't have one!;) and that lovely snowflake die. I used them all on these 2 cards, the challenge was to make something SHINY!! :)

So this first card with PJ is pretty fun! I added a border on the right using a glittery paper & the scalloped border die. Used lots of rhinestones, even highlighting the pattern in the paper with teeny little rhinestones. You like? :) PJ is paper pieced from a scrap of kraft plaid paper and I even gave him rhinestone buttons. He's holding a flag made from the new mini pennant in the set, I stamped the sentiment on there.
On card 2, I used all 3 new dies. I used the gold paper again, some red glitter gems and some gold ones too. I tried to temper the glitziness with the muted DPs and a wood snowflake behind the glittery one. I used the scallop die to create the "landscape" for the trees which have wood trunks from that same wood sheet. Initially I was going to add PJ in his Santa hat to this card, but once I got working on it, I really liked the way it turned out.

Well that's it for me right now! I've got some more goodies to show you in the upcoming days, so stay tuned! :)

Hugs, Noelle


supply list: stamps and dies: TCP; papers: SU!, MME,  and Authentique; glittery paper: Martha Stewart Crafts; gems: various; inkpads: SU!; stickpin: Little Yellow Bicycle

8 comments:

Bonnie said...

That glittery paper is gorgeous and I love how you have used it! I just ordered that beautiful snowflake die so I will have to remember to use it with glittery paper - these are both so pretty!

Luanne said...

Very beautiful cards and clean. Love them!

Lynn said...

Oh Noelle I am loving the glitter. GORGEOUS!

Annette said...

how fun to be the lucky winner...it makes getting new stuff fun...Love your cards and fun new dies...now you better get to cleaning that house...and when your done come and do mine...lol..

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful cards Noelle!! I love those pretty trees and the snowflakes are gorgeous!! :)

Anita Scroggins said...

Noelle love the cards!! You were super crafter to get all that done!! Great job :o)

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

These are lovely! The blue/orange is a great combo, and all that gold on the Christmas card is fabulous!

Julie Marshall said...

These are gorgeous! I love all of the gold accents. Thanks so much for stopping by my little world last week ;)