Monday 19 November 2012

Glitter alert....

' Evening all.....

Now after I said that, us oldies will remember a certain policeman called Dixon, won't we?  And Saturday nights watching his exploits... mild though they were!  Onto my card quick before I give my age away!!

I managed to get to the new Hobbycraft in York last  Thursday, and saw this cute little Papermania snownman stamp.. for some reason called 'Tulip Christmas' - (weird it something I'm missing??)  Anyway...  I fell in love with him so had to bring him home with me.  He was surrounded by falling snow on his piece of rubber, which I wouldn't have liked to show in black... so I removed them from the image with my trusty nail clippers...  And here is the result.

I followed their colour scheme with my Copics and Flexmarkers as I loved the dark blue they'd used - really making him stand out.  I thought that would also look good with the LOTV Christmas paper pad I bought from Harrogate... for those interested that's ANOTHER piece of new stash that I've managed to use!!

Oooh and I used some Viva Decor Pen on the image to create the snow... along with my white Sigma pen.


Then out came the glitter.....  enough said I think!  Well I just had to, didn't I???  And then I used Stampendous Shaved Ice for the snow on the ground......  I'm not sure of the effect...  but am relatively happy.

I used a Martha Stewart Snowflake edge punch for the blue panel... some white satin ribbon...  then a lovely wooden snowflake embellie that I coloured blue .... and glittered!!  A rub-on sentiment finished the card completely...  and although it doesn't look straight on the pic....  I assure you it is!  I just think I have a wonky camera!

It's too near my bedtime now for me to keep my eyes open...  so I'll say goodnight and see you tomorrow!

Happy Crafting..
Big Hugs
Christine x


  1. lol...I once opened a post saying that Christine and I got lots of reminders of how old Dixon of dock green was... oops!!!
    Love the card, The paper and image are perfect together and great border too.
    Hugs Mau xx

  2. Gorgeous card but no pink again lol!

    cute image ,love the papers x

  3. This is a gorgeous Christmas card Ginny x

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card Christine I love the snowman image which is adorable and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  5. Oh I well remember Dixon of Dock Green LOL.
    What a wonderful card, and it's a gorgeous stamp :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. Beautiful card and I love all the glitter.
    Louise xx

  7. Stunning card that snowman too and he looks great with the dark blue b/g.
    Love all the glitter too!!

    Jenny xx

  8. Love your snowman Christmas and all the glitz. Gorgeous.
    Hugs Tracy x

  9. Hi Christine, FAB card! I love this snowman image and it looks great against the blue background.

    Lisa x

  10. Ello Ello Ello! Do I see a none-pink card?!
    This is gorgeous Christine - LOVE the glitter and the colouring. The snowman and his pals are so cute - I can see why you couldn't resist!
    The image is from Urban Stamps, made for Do-Craft - I think Tulip is one of the little girls as she features on various other Tulip stamps too.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  11. This is gorgeous Christine! Your colouring is fabulous, love the blue background, is that just with a pencil and blending? And I love the glitter of course!! More bling the better! Glad you are now using your rub ons!! Pami x

  12. Fab image and all that sparkle looks wonderful! Hugs, Lisa x

    PS. as Sylvia said, Tulip is one of the little people characters on the image :o)

  13. so gorgeous christine.really love your sparkle on the snowman and fab design :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Blimey NO but its stunning all the really swet image & love all the blues & that sparkle can see in the dark.. yep me an olde too I remember Dixon of dock green, & his SIL Andy..

    smiles the other Christine x

  15. Wow, your colouring is amazing in this Christine! Gorgeous layout too!

    You asked about the tag - it's My Favorite Things but it's an old one called Die-namics Tag, You’re It and not sure if you can get it in the UK anymore! If you ask Elaine at Quixotic Paperie, she will try to order it in for you - here's a link to her contact page...

    ta ta!

  16. Love the blue and white and plenty of glitter, gorgeous. xx Flora

  17. Lovely Christmas card and thanks for the info about snipping off the snowdots! I have this stamp and haven't used it because,like you,I didn't want black snowflakes!

  18. Stunningly gorgeous, and what a cool idea about the snowflakes.

    The sentiment on my card is from a clear stamp set by 'Clearly Besotted Stamps' called Signature Christmas'.

    Liz x

  19. Hi Christine, ooooh that is just wonderful!! Love the glittery snowman, perfect! The colour scheme is wonderful too.

    I was going to say the same as a couple of others - Tulip is the name of a character in the DoCrafts range. Some of my favourite papers comes from that range.

    Love the elegant CaS card below as well - could see that being a good batch making card.


    PS - Dixon of Dock Green, wasn't that b/w telly?? Before my time I'm afraid, maybe not hubbys' tho!!! ;-) My fav telly from yesteryear is something called 'Monkey' - Google it when you've got a mo, you'll fall over laughing!!!

  20. I love the blue theme and the stamp is gorgeous. And the glitter just sets it all off! Love it Christine :) Sarah xx

  21. Another card that hasn't got a hint of pink in sight.....who are you and what have you done with Christine!!
    totally fab though in every way and OMG I remember watching Dixon of Dock Green in black and white!!!
    ooooo I need a lie down now after that nasty shock!
    HUgs Laurie xx
    Totes fab for your daughter to go along to the SPOTY lol I love that acronym!!

  22. Beautiful card Christine! I love the sweet snowman and Winter Wonderland scene!

  23. Hi Christine, Gorgeous card, love that Snowman, he's so cute, Havee't used the Shaved Ice, looks good.
    Avril xx

  24. Lol, I used to love watching that too. Other Saturday favourites were The Clitheroe Kid and Dr Who and the Daleks that scared the life out of me!

    Gorgeous card Christine! The image is lovely and the glitter and snow look so effective.

  25. Lovely BLUE card, I love the glitter effect every where and the snow at snowman feet! Well done for Xmas!

  26. Christine this is just stunning - I am loving the image and what a great idea on how to remove unwanted 'bits' on a rubber stamp.

    Sorry I haven't been able to pop by sooner - I've been having horrible problems with Blogger but hopefully everything is sorted now (fingers crossed!).

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care.


    Hazel xx

  27. You can never have too much Glitter.
    What a stunning Card, I love the "Tulip" snow scene...........someone looking forward to spring maybe!!!!!
    I love York one of my favourite places.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  28. Gorgeous card Christine, loving the blue colour too....quite into blue now myself...what a shock!loving the glitter also, can never NOT use glitter how ever hard I try lol :) Viv xx

  29. This is absolutely Gorgeous sweetie hugs Pops x


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