13 Mar 2016

Playing with glass beads

Hello. How is your weekend going?
I've been busy in my craft room this weekend.  Well, where else would anyone want to be? 
When looking through my stash for some inspiration I came across some teeny tiny glass beads that I bought ages ago and thought I'd blow the dust off them and give them an outing, so to speak.

After I'd finished coughing and sneezing these are what I came up with:
For the mainly green card with the wreath I'm entering that into:
the 52 Christmas Card Countdown challenge. where the March colour challenge is Green and White
I've also used the sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches and this is my second entry there.
For the mainly white card with the tree I'm entering this into  Simply Create Too challenge which is Use Green Only
Can't believe how far I'm getting ahead with the old Christmas cards this year! These two cards bring the count to 16. Hopefully I'll have enough ready to post to the UK in plenty of time for Christmas.
Ok - time for the close-up shots and details.
Don't you just love the texture and sparkle of those glassy beads?
 Items used on the mainly green card:
Penny Black Adornment wooden stamp
Woodware Traditional Greetings sentiment stamp
Versamark with Personal Impressions Opaque White embossing powder
Detail glue and micro glass beads
Items used on the mainly white card:
Penny Black Majestic wooden stamp
Woodware Traditional Greetings sentiment stamp
Adirondak ink - Bottle
Detail glue and micro glass beads
Well, I'm off to try to sweep up all the little beads that got away and are currently on my floor and work surface - pesky things.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again tomorrow.
Sharon xx


Kathyk said...

Looks FAB-u-LOUS


Liz Bailey said...

Sharon - I do indeed love the sparkle and texture of those beads. What a great wreath. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches for a second time this week. Liz x

April Cheetham said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

karen h said...

Beautiful cards! I really love how the beads bring more dimension to wreath! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Cara said...

Brilliant cards, what a great use of those beads, just stunning. Cara x

Asha said...

Absolutely stunning. That wreath is just ... WOW! It's sort of sunny here today, but not warm. Hope it's all sunshine and blue skies for you.
x Asha

Jane said...

That looks like real precision crafting. Beautiful results so well worth it. Thanks for joining in at CC&S.

Kajcyika said...

Lovely cards! I love both of them :)
Thanks for joining us at 52CCT :)

Patricia Hays said...

Wow - that beaded wreath is amazing! Thanks for sharing your card at CC&S and 52CCT! :)

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

Louise van Vuren said...

Beautiful cards, love the frondy wreath, it's gorgeous, like frost. Thanks for joining in at CC&S
Louise xx

Julie said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Green and White color challenge at 52 CCT
Julie T