24 November 2012

Week 95 Recipe Glamour and Glitz

Challenge 95 
For the recipe this week, we'd like you to include 
Glamour and Glitz
By that we mean something to include glitter or bling, something that twinkles, sparkles or shines. (Mandi would love this one, in fact she probably chose it!)

I had a wonderful day over on the Isle of Wight with her, despite the rain. It was great to see her new shop which was a hive of industry with walls being re-plastered and walls being painted. She is going to make it beautiful with her immaculate taste and imaginative ideas.   

The wall on the right was the one that had been painted and is now awaiting being dressed.The picture below shows the rear of the shop and you can see one of the walls which has just been re-plastered.
Mandi did a pretty good job of evading my camera!
Now, from somewhere full of Glamour and Glitz, on with this week's challenge!

(Back from her holiday)
So after a sunny week in Egypt I hope I managed to visit you all last week... so I have 2 cards today for you using some new stash.  Here is the first...

I used a set of snowflakes from SU and the flitterglu from Indigo Blu to add clear glitter onto pearl card. I then wrapped it with some gorgeous wool felt and used my new Die-namics bow maker die to add a felt bow... Sorry the photos are not great it just didn't want to focus at all.. 

Onto my second card...

I have used an SU embossing folder to emboss the Kraft card stock and then added clear glitter to the spots over the pattern.  It's finished off with a Pink Petticoat sentiment, a butterfly punch from SU and a glitter button from my stash.

I hope you all have a great week... can't wait to see what you come up with...
Jen used quite a lot of layers on this one, but the design is really clean and simple!

This is an Impression Obsession stamp which Mandi gave me, stamped in Stazon onto acetate, then glued and glittered on the back of the impression. I adhered another sheet of acetate behind that, to prevent the glitter from rubbing off. I stuck these behind an aperture in the card and added another sheet of card, also with a corresponding aperture cut into it, to hide where it had been attached.
This is a bargain stamp from Rubber Stampede, the image from which I gently coloured and twinkled with Glamour Dust. I added some Glossy Accents to the cake stand to make it look like glass, but sadly neither of these features shows up well in the photograph.
I added a few gems to the embossing and the ribbon.

We hope you really enjoy this one.
Let us see you sparkle!


  1. So happy to be the first one to submit a challenge...
    Super theme at the right time of the year.
    Monica xxx

  2. love them, especially the bow!!

  3. Wow great challenge - especially for this time of year. Your examples are gorgeous. May not have time to contribute this week but shall be keeping an eye out on everyone's entries.

  4. Lovely cards already everyone, no ideas as yet, off for a think. So great to see Mandi's shop too thanks Chrissie, it looks fabulous ! :) Viv xx

  5. this shop looks really fabulous and I wish Mandi all the best.

    And thanks for this inspiration cards, there are beautifully.

  6. Gorgeous cards ladies. Especially love the fabulous dress and felt bow.

  7. Wow the shop look fabulous and l wish you all the best, another fab challenge and great inspiration from these gorgeous cards x

  8. what fabulous cards from the DT! I am really in love with all this fantastical pieces!

  9. Lovely recipe! I love Glamour & Glitz....

  10. Glamour, not only sparkling, also in Christmas time...thank you for your inspirations!DanielaC.

  11. hi ladies :) loving your beautiful cards :) loved joining in this challenge :) as I love sparkle and bling ♥

  12. Chrissie & Jen,

    I am so honored to play along with your charming recipe, Glamour & Glitz challenge. Congrats to Mandi in all the TLC she's done with her royalty bridal shop. Hope she gets a chance to see my post since it's a Happy I Do card.

    xo, Marian Garcia from CA (USA)

  13. We all need a bit of glamour and glitz in our lives! Great fun, thanks ladies! Vicky x

  14. Gorgeous inspirational cards, ladies. Thank you for a great challenge theme.
    The shop looks wonderful...wish I could visit.

    Jennifer. x

  15. Love me some glitter and bling....great challenge recipe!! And as usual your DT examples are awesome!!

  16. Wow, the shop looks fantastic and absolutely glamorous. Beautiful cards from both of you.

  17. you don' think there is a lot of white space,? you have got to be kidding me, it is mostly white space with some silver circle, yeeshuh, you guys are crazy, I am not doing your challenge anymore, so unsupportive.

  18. Another fun, fun challenge and beautiful cards!! Mwah!



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