Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Sparkle . . .

Hello my blogging friends ... hope you're having a fun filled Thursday!
Just one more day left in the month of November ... can you believe it???

Today's creation was made with a couple fun challenges in mind.  First of all the "Non-Tradition Christmas Colors" challenge at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and also the November "Christmas" challenge at  WOW! Embossing Powder, UK challenge blog.

 If you are not familiar with either of these products, you are missing some amazing dies and fabulous embossing powders.  I purchased these items from Joan's Gardens on my last visit and you can order them online at her online store found HERE.
Here is a list of items used for this card creation:
Papers:  White cs, Medium Blue cs, Kiwi embroidery paper (pink) from JoAnn's, Hot Pink cs
Image:  Crafty Secrets Christmas Images & Journal Notes Booklet
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B184-Holly Corner, Cheery Lynn Designs B186-Merry Christmas Set, Spellbinder Create A Flake Three Snowflakes, JoAnn's pink satin ribbon, ProvoCraft snowflake embossing folder (5x7), Martha Stewart Icicle border punch, WOW! Embossing Powder -Neutral Ultra Shimmer WS02R

Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle of the WOW! embossing powder around the border of the image, on the icicle border and on the large snowflakes.  You should see how it sparkles IRL!!  Isn't this image adorable?  It's one of my all time favorites in this Crafty Secrets Christmas booklet because these little kids are so dang cute!

Other challenges I'd like to enter are:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Glitter & Sparkle
For Fun Challenge - Christmas with Sparkle
The House that Stamps Built - Holiday card using Non-traditional Colors
Inky Impressions - Pastels or Vintage Christmas
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Around the Corner
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
TandaStamps - Anything Christmas
Elke Kaart Een Feestje - Christmas Non-Traditional Colors
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Christmas Must be Blue & Pink

Lots to get done around the house today so I'd better get busy!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today ... I truly enjoy hearing from you!


sassy said...

hiya darlene hope you hd a great anniversary and loving your card colours are perfect that image is glorious hugs sassyxx

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Dar!!!! LOVE that image...and so pretty and perfect for both challenges....I could kick myself for getting some of that WOW eb powder...guess I should order some.....have a nice weekend girlfriend!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous. Love all the little finishing touches and the colours work well. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

perfectly4med said...

Gorgeous card with an interesting palette - it works though! Great use of the WOW! Powder :)
Thanks for joining the WOW! Embossing Powder November Challenge and good luck.


Kerry said...

Your card is Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful image and love the papers and layout. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lisa Carroll said...

Stunning card! Love how you played up the pinks and blues in the image with the diecuts. :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

Nan G said...

Beautiful non-traditional colored Christmas card! Love the image! They are too cute. The glitter looks to be a very fine much sparkle even in the pic! Great job, Dar!

Margreet said...

Hi Darlene...I'm here again and now to thank you for entering Divas by Design with this gorgeous the image and all of your details!
xxx Margreet

Basslady said...

this is totally gorgeous! i love the vintage-look of your card so much!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Aletta said...

Prachtige kaart !!

Leuk dat je meedoet met EKEF

Groetjes Aletta

Helen Dooley said...

What a sweet card! I love the colors, and the image of the kids is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun!

Debs said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, lovely papers and image.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Judy McKay said...

I love the vintage Christmas card with all it's sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful card Darlene. I love the sparkle and the paper, a beautiful image. Thanks joining us this week at Holly Jolly for our Pink and Blue Christmas Challenge. Regards Meighan

beadz said...

Lovely card- great colors! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Kathy D. said...

I love how you have the glitter around the edge of the image. Reminds me of a post card.
Great job on the glitter/shiny Christmas Card...thanks for playing at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday for a new challenge!

Katy said...

This is so pretty! Love that image and the colors that you used! Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous image, love the non christmasy colors too. Thank you for joining us at Creative moments this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely vintage image, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
Ruth x