Saturday, 24 November 2012

Glam and Glitz

We went to see my son sing in a concert this week in Bury St Edmunds where he lives. The repertoire consisted of English part-songs and were sensitively performed by the Kirbye Voices. It was a really good concert, we enjoyed it enormously.
On to the challenge at Less is More, which this week calls for a spot of twinkle and sparkle and is entitled Glamour and Glitz.

I'm sorry that this is such a dreadful picture, but it's simply Stampin' Up's gorgeous reindeer stamped with Pool Party ink and gently glittered with Glamour Dust. I gave the edge of the mounting square the same treatment.
My favourite white on white again with some rather fancy embossing powder to give the glitz, I think this one is WOW hologram sparkle.
Here are two of my least favourite items... acetate and ultra fine glitter, I seem to get in a mess with both of them. This is stamped with Stazon and glittered on the reverse. More details are on the Less is More blog.
A little twinkly elephant adorns this baby welcome card, it's from a Martha Stewart punch and I think it's really cute. The paper is from Pink Petticoat.
I had a great visit with my dear friend Mandi this week, she tried to evade my camera, but I snapped her when she wasn't paying attention! The shop was being re-decorated and re-plastered, so things were somewhat awry, but all her ideas will make it amazing!
I do wish her every success.


  1. Hi Chrissie
    Fabulous cards love all the glitzzzzz...... Happy you had nice day with Mandi.....
    The shop looks fabulous.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  2. Awesome card examples, just love the dress, how you managed to add the glitter to the acetate is amazing.
    The concert sounds super and it is so nice to meet up with family.
    Great to see Mandi and her new shop, that's a huge project to undertake, but so exciting. I am sure with all her ideas she will be a huge success.
    Don't think I will have time for a card this week unfortunately but hope to be with you the week after. G xx

  3. Your acetate card with the glitter is gorgeous! Wonderful idea!

  4. FABulous cards for the challenge and so pleased to hear that Mandi's plans are all coming together so you could both enjoy a fun day


  5. Hi,
    the dress is gorgeous. Love your cards.
    Hugs Tamara

  6. wow what a gallery of have made a billiant job of all of them fabulous hugs sassyxxx

  7. Fabulous cards Chrissie, love that dress one esp.How lovely to see Mandi and her new shop also, great photo's thanks :) Viv xx

  8. Ooh I love that dress Chrissie! Definitely a "cruise" model:) Great to see photos of Mandi's shop too, glad you had a good day. The concert sounds lovely, we were singing at a big award ceremony in London last night and we are at the Hampstead Christmas light festival tomorrow!
    Val x

  9. I love the white card,
    the different embossing are so beautifully.

    warm wishes

  10. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Fabulous makes Chrissie - love the glam dress and the little sparkly elephant. Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

  12. I really like your cards - so very pretty. Very glam dress and the deer is super. Great to see the photo of Mandi - the shots of the shops are looking good.

    Great challenge this week too!

  13. great cards, my fav is the glittery dress - fab.
    thanks for sharing the pictures of Mandi's business venture, looks great.

  14. Gorgeous cards as always. Love the glittered dress - really stands out!!

  15. all great cards but i love the w on w one best.
    nice sneaky shot of Msndi ;-)


  16. Awesome cards Chrissie! Love the shimmering dress. Would go good with my shimmering shoe...

  17. That acetate and glitter looks amazing, lovely bunch of cards as ever

  18. Hi!

    I love all your cards. I´ve seen one at the LOTV blog but I can´t comment there so I´ll try here instead.
    You have a card "just to say" that I love.
    But I don´t understand how you done the frame?
    I can see that you used a Nestabilities sqaure.
    But it also looks like you on the frame have one part that is sort of embossed.
    An "edge" around the frame..
    I don´t know if you understand how I mean, I´m writing from Sweden but I do my best :-)


  19. Stunning selection of cards, Chrissie - especially love the glitzy dress hanging in the window! Fab design! Hugs, Juliexx

  20. All of these are fantastic, Chrissie, but that dress is breathtaking!

  21. Lovely cards Chrissie. Rudolph looks great in the soft shades and a bit of sparkle. x

  22. I love how you use sparkle in such a subtle way..... you've made me look at it in a whole new light!! However that dress is over the top shimmery and looks just amazing, well worth tackling the demon acetate and ultra fine glitter :0)
    Jenny x

  23. forgot to say thanks for the update and photos of Mandi's shop, I bet she loved having you there :0)

  24. hi chrissie... fab cards as always... i'm beginning to wish i had bought that reindeer now before it was retired

    Jen xxxxx

  25. Very glam dress. Great to see the photo of Mandi and the shots of the shops, pity you have to cross water to get to it otherwise more of us might pay it a visit.

  26. Fabulous cards - your glitter dress is absolutely stunning. I'd like one in a size 14 please :-)
    Lovely to see some pics of how Mandi is getting on.
    Caroline xxx

  27. Wonderful cards, what a fun challenge!

  28. How fun that you got our Mandi. Silly girl, she should be standing tall and wanting to be photographed, proud of what she is accomplishing!

    Chrissie, your cards. You never post one that I don't adore. Hard to choose ~ one after the other, perfection ~ but when I got to that sweet sparkly baby elephant! Shut up! So precious!!

  29. OK, my favorite? The dress! Love how you did it on the back, and sandwiched it in. Great construction!

  30. I missed this challenge, but wanted to pop over to say how much I love your sparkly cards. That glamorous, glittery dress is amazing, and the sparkly elephant is too cute for words. :) Ann


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