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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Totally Gorjuss - non traditional Christmas colours

As most of you know, orange is my most fav colour ever so that uber cheeky Lisa J challenged me to make an orange Xmas card!  Luckily this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is to make a Xmas card with non traditional colours and I do like to be different...


 This week's challenge is sponsored by Crafters Companion and I am sure you all have Xmas cards you can submit this week!  Go take a look at the other gorgeous DT cards on the blog here.

Now I need some advice from you!  How on earth can I fix it so that the glitter stays put?!!!  It's driving me nuts, it's everywhere!  Now don't laugh, but I sprayed some hairspray on it and it helped a bit, but there must be something out there that can help - advice strongly appreciated!  Anyone with a fix for this will get some blog candy from me!


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas

Stamps: CC Designs snowflake and sentiment stamps
Mediums: Doodlebug glitter, brown chalk (around gingerbread man), Sakura white gel pen
Accents: ric rac ribbon, Doodlebug orange gems, black flat backed pearls
Tools: Sizzix Bigz gingerbread man, Nestabilities lable dies, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, EK Success border punch (inside card)


25 comments:

Pami said...

Oooh he looks so good I could eat him!!! I think you've met the challenge from Lisa! I like the snowflake punch. Fab!! Pami x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. The colour works well and I love the gingerbread man.

Nikki x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Mary. I ove your gingerbread card and wonderful colour combo!
Clairex

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is yummy enough to eat! Such a cheerful Christmas card!

Michelle said...

ooh what a yummy looking gingerbread man!! Fab card Mary J! Well done on meeting Lisa's challenge.

As for the glitter, I always wipe my card first with the little anti static bag thingy and then leave the glitter to sit for a while to "set" before I shake it off. Seems to work great for the card but does nothing to stop the glitter from ending up all over my craftroom ;-D

Michelle :-)

chris said...

Hi Mary wow this is so gorgeous. so love it, orange is one of my favourites too.
hugs chris xxx

Monique said...

Hi Mary this is such a fun Holiday card,,I just love ginger-men :)

Lisa Jane said...

wow wow wow Mary .. i knew you wouldn;t disappoint me ... will have to think of a prize lol.. not sure what to suggest re the glitter .. i get it everwhere .. Michale even asked how it got into his boxer shorts the other day!! and its not how you think lol!!That gingerbread man looks good enough to eat .. which part do you bite first?? I always go for the legs first!
Hoep you are having a great day..
Lisa ;)

pinky said...

it looks good enough to eat Mary, just love the colours. As for glitter it ends up everywhere in my craft room, even gets as far as the car!! If you get a tip pass it on lol.
Pinky

Nana Diana said...

Hi Mary, this is just so adorable. You have certainly made the orange work beautifully and the colour you used with it works so well. I love your faux stitching too. Gorgeous card!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Mary how SWEET!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card Mary J. That gingerbread man is adorable and the orange looks very pretty!

Milla said...

Love your gingerbread man! Such a cheery card!

As for the glitter... Have you tried spray fixative (the kind that artists use to fix e.g. charcoal drawings)? Glitter might be a bit too heavy for the fixative to hold but it's worth the try (and it's surely kinder to your paper than hairspray! ;) ). Hope you find a solution for your glitter problem! :)

Whimsey said...

Love the gingerbread man - you caught him! :D

What a cheerful card; love the colors you've used!

Rusty said...

Awwww how cute! I love this card x

Gingerbread Gal said...

SO CUTE! LOVE IT! So jealous I have been trying to get that gingerbread die, but it's retired. Wonderful card!
:) Rachel

Mrs.B said...

Great fun card, works really well with these colours.
Avril B

Carly said...

How super cute!!! I just adore that sweet little gingerbread man!

SassyCricut said...

so dang cute... love the colors you used...

DesigNeAl said...

That's super cute! I love the gingerbread man and the colour combination is great!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This gingerbread cookie looks good enough to eat. The snowflake border is cute.

Silli said...

OM, this is very pretty MAry, love the colors... BIG hugs

Berenice R. said...

So adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Love this gingerbread person, love the attention to detail.

Hugs
Tamara

Helen Ann said...

I love the gingerbread man and the colours are perfect - love it
Hel x

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