Tuesday, 26 October 2010

'Strictly' Christmas ;o)

Hello folks! So sorry that I have been such a bad blogger of late. Life has just swept me along. I won't bore you with all the details but I will share that I was lucky enough to be in the studio audience of Strictly Come Dancing this week. Hubby and I had really enjoyed the whole experience. What a week to go.... window boxes, unicycles, and the amaaaaaaazing flying starship-Widdicombe.
Anyway, back to craft.... I printed this glorious winter scene from Glynn Williams 'Times Gone By' CDrom onto photo quality gloss paper. I cut out the layers and decoupaged them using dimensional glue gel. I added some highlights with my Stickles glitter glue (you can see this better on the first picture) I layered the decoupage onto some sliver mirri card.
I wanted to keep the card quite simple so I used white velvet paper on the background. I really love the luxurious texture the velvet paper gives. But then I couldn't leave the design alone so I added the white ribbon (thank goodness for thin double sided tape) and then went completely OTT and added all the self adhesive gems. Sometimes I think I should learn to 'step away from the card'. I would love to make more clean and simple cards.
Here's a pic on the inside. The paper again was printed from the CDrom. I chopped out some of the bricks from the insert paper, rubbed the cardstock with some antique linen ink and adhered the insert on top.
I'll try not to leave it soooooo long before my next post. I am beavering away at my craft desk working on something very exciting being released by Joanna Sheen next month. I don't like teasing but I'm hoping you'll forgive me this time.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Rosietoes said...

A stunning original card Sandra. It's beautiful.

Edna x

Fiona said...

Lovely image of the church and a great card too, very christmassy.
How exciting to be in the audience of Strictly, I missed both shows this week as I was working:(

Marina said...

Wow Sandra! That's stunning and I love it!


Ann said...

No don't walk away Sandra this is stunning - the ribbon and gems just take it to the next level - well about 3 levels up actually. I love it.
Ann xxx

Jan said...

It's a beautiful card Sandra, I hope you enjoyed your time out xx Jan

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Sandra,the image is quite stunning.xxx

Jane said...

This is very clever & original, def' NOT over the top, perfect!!

craftycrafter said...

I bet that was lovely for you to see the dancing, we just watched commoner style I bet the clothes were more beautiful in real life,anyway back to it, this is a lovely card someone will love to receive it at christmas love Dorothy xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, very classy!

Tara said...

This is such a pretty and elegant card Sandra, I love the Christmas scene! ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

lisa said...

Ohhh Sandra lucky you getting to be in the audience. We are Strictly fanatics and watch avidly every week.
I love this card and don't think you've gone OTT, your cards are always so beautiful. I shall have to check out this CD, the scenes are lovely and traditional, just how I like them.
Glad all is well with you.
hugs Lisax