Friday, 12 December 2014

IndigoBlu Inspiration

I have been honoured to make the top 3 at the IndigoBlu blog challenge last month, with this card, and I have been offered the chance to join them for this month's theme, Let it Snow, with an inspiration piece.
Not an offer I could refuse...

Now is a good time to bling up our cards and as I normally shy away from loose glitter, I made an effort to use some in a bid to streamline my supplies! But I had also decided to use my favourite shiny supply... gilding flakes, from IndigoBlu of course!

I made a frame with snowflakes die-cuts covered with an adhesive sheet, then glittered and foiled to my heart's content.

The main image is from the Retro Christmas plate. I coloured it with alcohol markers, adding white gel pen and white glitter as "frost".
As a backdrop for my image, I used a circle cut out and splattered some blue, green and silver watercolours with a brush.

A peel off sentiment finishes the card (yes I still use them!)

I hope you've enjoyed my card and will join the Let it Snow challenge, you will find plenty of inspiration on the IndigoBlu blog including from my fellow Top 3.

I will leave you with a bonus picture showing the shine from the gilded snowflakes, bear in mind the sun isn't playing ball these days.


  1. Well done Christine and a great card for your GDT spot.

    B x

  2. Happy to be in the same blogpost as you on the Indigoblu blog! Gorgeous creation!

  3. Huge Congrats on your top 3! Love your GD sparkly, blingy card the mistletoe looks amazing. I still use peel offs also they have to be used up somehow and works well with your overall design. Good to see someone else is using stash up lol :-) xxx

  4. Congrats Christine and a well deserved top 3 with an amazing card.

    Love the bling on the inspirational card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. A very beautiful card.

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Encore une carte magnifique je trouve! J'aime beaucoup ce tampon central, et tu l'as très joliment mis en valeur ici... Super joli. Et je viens de revoir cette qui t'a permis de te distinguer, c'est top toutes ces nouvelles, le succès est enfin au rendez-vous je te félicite!!!!! (mais c'est tout à fait mérité). Bises, Corinne

  7. Very pretty card love the colours and glitz xxx

  8. Gorgous! We were so glad to have you as a guest over on our blog this month!

    Thanks for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge


  9. Beautiful card, thank you for taking part in the Indigoblu challenge this month and for sharing your gorgeous card as a guest designer :-) Sarah

  10. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month. xx

  11. Such a beautiful card and great to see you on the blog this month. Thanks for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x