Tuesday 5 January 2016

AAA Card Challenge # 55 - Take 2

For someone who doesn't usually have much glitter on their cards, I can't believe I've made two cards in a row with so much sparkle!!

The theme for this AAA Card Challenge is 'Glitter' and as I had a chance to play around with some Xmas stamps that I didn't get to use in December, I had to include some glitter somewhere:

I did some shopping at Pretty Pink Posh before Xmas with great intentions of creating amazing Xmas cards with the stamps. That was a great big FAIL and I didn't get one card out at all!! So these poor stamps have been sitting there very unused. I felt so bad I thought it wouldn't hurt to make a few more Xmas cards so I'm extra ready for Xmas 2016!!

I stamped the puppy and hat from the PPP stamp set 'Holiday Pals' onto some white CS and coloured with pencils. I also die-cut one of the bows from the 'Twine and Bows' die set from a red paint chip. And I cut two narrow strips as well for the rest of the ribbon. I had a negative of white CS after using the PPP 'Stitched Duo 1' window die and glued the strips and bow onto it, as if it was a present. 

After fussy cutting the puppy and hat, I popped the present on some foam tape in the middle of the card front. I glued the hat to the puppy's head and popped him up on foam tape too, as if he was sitting on top of the present. I then stamped the sentiment (from the PPP 'Holiday Pals' stamp set) in black.

I also cut the larger PPP 'Scallop Frame Die' twice from white CS and once from silver glitter CS and glued them all together. I then adhered it to the card front. And for a bit more bling, I glued on a few PPP Clear Sequins. This card is 100% Pretty Pink Posh....yay!!

Pretty Pink Posh have also just released some new products today. How I wish I could afford to buy some but they will have to go on my wish-list for now. Paulina has such good ideas when it comes to die-cut designs and I haven't finished playing with her stamp sets yet, so there may be more Xmas cards to come......

Take care


  1. Oh, I do hope you'll put my name on a sticky note to receive one of these, Shona! It couldn't be any more adorable and the schparkle is fabulous! Happy New Year, my friend and WTG getting a head start on next year's Chrissie cards!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Now this is precious Christmas card is going to make someone extremely happy. Good to start now because we all know what the holidays are like. Always feel like I'm running on a treadmill.) Anyway this is going to be a winner...I feel it in my bones...no pun intended...or maybe it was.

  3. So cute, Shona ... and such fabulous detailing ... love that gorgeous sparkly frame! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. What a sweet, magical, darling card you've created, using your new PPP goodies! The puppy, sporting his Santa hat, makes me smile! And the shimmer and sparkle adds such impact! I, too, wish I could afford PPP products (only one tag die resides in my collection). My list is long...very long *grin*

  5. That pooch is adorable, Shona, and I love the sparkly frame!

  6. Thanks for displaying our logo and playing along at AAA Cards :) I love the frame, it pulls the whole card nicely together!

  7. Adorable...just so sweet. I love your sweet little puppy sitting on that package, so cute.