Monday, 3 August 2009

Christmas in August

On BBTB this week the team were asked to use accent 13 from accent essentials. This is the perfect snowflake cut. I cut it at various sizes twice, then ran the top layer through the xyron backwards, so that the top surface was sticky, and dumped glitter onto it. The two layers were attached using silicone glue so that they 'pop'

I added lots of gems, as the dare over on Daring Cardmakers this week is Bejewelled Blitz - more on that later..... The card base is a pre-embossed one by papermania
On Cute Daisy May, the challenge this week is also Christmas - help, we haven't seen summer here yet! I chose these sweet little carollers, the papers are by Papermania UK

The flowers are from a bunch that I won from Poppicrafts


Why not have a go at both challenges? For Cute Daisy May, you don't even need a CDM image


So Bejewelled Blitz is a game on Facebook, you have to match gems and eliminate them, simple and addicting. I had never heard of it until Lythan (who is a teamie of mine from Funky Hand) set the challenge on DCM. So although I hate Facebook, I ambled over to see what it was all about. I had to clear my messages (about 20 people I have never heard of in my life want to be friends with me, I say yes, because you can never have too many friends), lots of people wanted to have a drink with me, and I had been sent flowers by six friends (it was very nice of them, but I still don't know who they are). I am now friends with some of my children's friends, it's difficult to accept a virtual flower from a thirty year old who you remember as the kid who dropped his orange juice all over your brand new cream carpet


50 comments:

Kath said...

oh I am getting the christmas mood....gorgeous cards and I love the snowflake one....lots and lots of bling....big hugs kath xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow fabulous cards!
Love your gorgeous designs and wonderful colours and detail!
hugs
kim x

Rachel said...

I just LOVE snowflakes (as you can tell by the 900 snowflake cards on my blog, LOL!) and both cards are gorgeous but that 1st one is my fave and it's just beautiful!!

~~Lorrie~~ said...

Very nice as always! Love the snowflake card, the glitter really adds punch!

Brenda said...

Wow I LOVE both of these cards! I never thought of using silicone glue to add depth....how clever of you!
hugs
Brenda

eiyiyi said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Those snowflakes are just killer. Yes, facebook is quite the trip. I have an entire collection of tiaras! hugs, eileen

chilli pip said...

As always lovely cards

Nannieflash said...

Ooh Enfys I gringed at the thought of orange juice on a cream carpet. Im afraid all family and friends have to drink those sort of things in my kitchen/diner as I also have cream carpet everywhere. Love the cards they are really lovely, the second one is really such a gorgeous card for Xmas. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyssss

pinky said...

Loving your snowflake card, very pretty and the DM one is just gorgeous for Christmas. I joined face book 2 weeks ago and took myself off it again last week lol. Couldn't understand who, what or where i should be posting etc. Too much like hard work.
Pinky

kisatrtle said...

Facebook has it pluses but also a whole lot of minuses. All those punks from high school asking me to be friends so they can find out if I'm fat like them is one of the minus. LOL

Your cards, like always, are fabulous.

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh so pretty En! I see we both were glittering up a storm (or should I say blizzard. Thank heaven for the Xyron! Darling cards, both of them! I have yet to go to visit facebook. I can barely keep up with my blog! xxD

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

I really love the snowflake card. I think even a card making newbie like me can handle that one?

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! These creations are stunners!! I love the pretty snowflakes on the top card and the adorable design of the second!! What classy cards today!! TFS! :) HUGS

Jan McConnell said...

You never cease to amaze with your creations! I need lessons from you. LOL. I am still struggling with the blog thing. Come visit me again sometime. No one has found me or ???? Know I don't get to post many cards. Time is my major problem, don't know how some of these gals do all they do.

Anonymous said...

Love them both. The snowflake is my favorite!

KristenR

Karen said...

Gorjus, gorjus cards Enfys. I love the elegance of the snowflake card and the colours of the traditional Christmas card.

Love Karen x

Judith said...

Love the snowflake card and the fabulous amount of glitter.
I have to say that I am a fan of bejewelled on face book and often find myself saying 'just one more game'.
Pop by my blog when you have a mo there is a little something there for you. x

Lean said...

Great story about facebook..hihi.Love your christmas card with the bling bling snowflake......AUGUST????.Still not wear any bikini alright thit wear shorts.
bye bye,Lean

Tonya said...

Very pretty cards. Love those sparkly snowflakes. Super job.

lisa said...

Hi Enfys. I love both your Xmas cards, but my favourite is the snowflake one. I love that, it is so simple but really beautiful.
You don't have to be on Facebook to do Bejewelled. I don't do any of the social networking sites, I'm more than happy with my crafty friends on Blogger, but my other half has Bejewelled on his itouch and I'm obsessed. I play it in bed and suddenely find it's nearly 1am and I'm still going. I've had to tell him to refuse to give me the thing in the first place. You can also get in on your PC off the internet, but I've had to resist that too.
Have fun!!

Lisax

spiritofcreativity said...

Two fabulous cards En - and I know what you mean about facebook!! I haven't a clue what I'm doing!
Ann x

SMK said...

beautiful!! love the sparkly snowflakes :D

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Yes, you are definitely getting everyone in the Christmas mood...your cards are awesome

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Enfys and lovely colouring, love the papers and design you did.
Hugs Linda

Marlo said...

Oh my gosh.. I love the cards especially the snowflake one. Awesome job :)!

Nita's World Handmade said...

Ijust "love" your cards and your blog!! Great job!

Carol said...

These are gorgeous En, the snowflake one is sooo pretty! Love the cute carollers, i think i have those papers too.
The FB thing made me laugh, me eldest daughter is quite addicted...told her she needs a hobby :)

Hugs
Carol x

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Enfys,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Kris L said...

Gorgeous cards Enfys. I'm like Kath - you're putting me in that "gotta-make-somthing-Christmas" mood...Kris

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Enfys I really love both cards. Those snowflakes are definately the best and the little carollers are so sweet.

Love the facebook story and the orange juice on cream carpet, don't you just love em.

hugs
Kaye x

Kreativmonster said...

Though both cards are so different, both are absolutely marvellous and I could not say which one I would prefer!

Kerry said...

Fantastic cards and I just love your glitter snowflakes, where's my skis :)

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous, especially love the snowflake one.
That game is addictive almost worst than stash buying and they reset the scores each week so you have to keep trying to beat your friends again. Good Luck
Luv
Debby

SueH said...

Beautiful cards as always Enfys and very ‘Bejewelled and Blingy’ indeed, especially the snowflakes!

Thanks for ‘daring’ to join us this week.
Sue
x

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, orange jusic on cream carpet! Oh Enfys, what possesed you to get cream colored carpet, and then let kids in the room! Trusting soul. lol This is one of those stories you can laugh at now. But it sure wasn't funny then! Love the cards.

craftaddict said...

Beautiful snowflakes, love them.
xxxeileen

jem said...

Hi En, two fabulous christmas cards,love the cute daisy couple. It's great to be joining you on the Lily Boo team. janex

Norine said...

so very cute love the snowflake white on white and and the DM is adorable as always
Hugs
Norine

~Jeri~ said...

Gorgeous card Enfys!!! Your work never disappoints!! I have an award for you over on my blog but I see you already have it, so just know that your doubly(is that a word...lol) liked and respected!!
Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!!

Tammy said...

Great cards En!! Love your work as always:) Wow to even think about Christmas when I have so many birthdays in August, I think I need to get through those first!

Hugs,

Tammy

Carol said...

Oh my ... another beautiful creation Envys ... I really do like the snowflake card. Thanx for sharing your beautiful creations!
Hugz,
Carol
from the Cricut MB

Lythan said...

I'm very sorry for luring you over to facebook. LOVE the cards though - especially all that sparkle :)

Crystal said...

that snowflake card is so gorgeous, enfys! i love the glitter and it just makes me wish for winter - especially since we are roasting here with 100+ temperatures! hugs!

Justine said...

So elegant Enfys!! just stunning! Love 'em both...
Justine x

Lana said...

Beautiful creations En and the snowflake is fab
hugs
Lana x

Lean said...

Hi,i have a award for you on my blog.
bye bye,Lean

Terrie B x said...

Enfys your ards are `gorgeous` Grea start to Christmas!!!!:)
Have a great week:)x

Heidi Van Laar said...

Those snowflake are absolutely stunning! I love all the glitter! and the second card is so sweet and totally adorable!

(-: Heidi

It's Jenn! said...

What beautiful cards! I am loving the white sparkly snowflakes on the first one and all the dimension. Check out my blog here, I have a little goodie for ya!

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Margie said...

OMG, Enfys! Love those dazzling snowflakes!