Monday, 4 July 2016

Gold!! .......

Happy Monday .........

And Happy 4th July to all of you in the U.S.A.  I hope your celebrations are going well.

It's time to get a little festive now though with this month's Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.  It's only 173 days before the big day ..... sorry!!!

The theme for July is ...... GOLD!!!

There's nothing like a bit of sparkle and shine on your Christmas cards ..... use gold mirri card to accent your designs.  Gold glitter on all those fab die cuts.  Gold embossing powder to give a nice bit of texture ... or what about using Gold Gilding Flakes .... one of my favourite ways to add shine.

I've gone for a traditional, classic look.  CAS, using one of my favourite bauble stamps along with gorgeous, rich gold gilding flakes ........ so elegant!

Gold is hard to photograph though .... especially in this light (we've had a horrible day, it's bucketed down with rain ALL day ...... and it's cold too!)

I've simply stamped the bauble, twice, using IndigoBlu's Flitter Glu then applied my gilding flakes over the top. I polished away the excess flake and I'm left with these pretty, shimmer baubles .... just look at all the detail .....

And so shiny when the light hits ........

A pretty HLS glitter enamel dot in the centre of each one, and then finished off  the front with a festive sentiment (HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments)

I added more of those gorgeous baubles on the inside too ....

Along with  a greeting from the HLS  Everyday Sentiments set.

As always the challenge is sponsored by the Happy Little Stampers store

And the challenge winner will receive a $15 discount to spend in the store

Well .... that's another card done for the festive box ...... how are you doing with your Christmas cards?

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

We've got a Bank Holiday on the island tomorrow .... it's Tynwald Day, the Manx National Day.
Let's hope the weather's a bit nicer than it's been today ..... it's been bucketing it down all day, and it's cold!  The Tynwald ceremonies, which have continued unchanged, except in detail, for over 1000 years, and the celebrations that follow, all happen over in St Johns, outdoors on and around Tynwald Hill.  Fingers crossed the sun shines ........ we're hoping to have a barbecue!

Cheerio until next time


  1. A stunning card - I love the gold baubles.
    Kath x

  2. Such a beautiful card Linda, simple but extremely elegant! Hope the sun shines on the celebrations! Anne xx

  3. Fabulous classic card and the gold gilding works a treat. Fingers crossed for the weather for Tynwald Day - you can always indulge in a bit of shopping at The Mill if it rains!

  4. What a pretty card Linda - love the golden flaked baubles. Happy Tynwald Day!

  5. You did a great job with the Flitter Glu and the gilding flakes (I always struggle with that!). The ornaments are beautiful. So glad you're staying on the HLS Christmas team with me.

  6. I Linda. This is a gorgeous card. You've got me curious about the gilding flakes. I've never used them, but now I need to try them. The effect on your baubles is wonderful. It's great to be on the DT with you. Hope your BBQ came off and your weather greatly improved!

  7. Beautiful bauble stamp and it looks just perfect in gold! Love how you decorated the inside


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