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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Sparkle

My goodness what a week it has been since my last post.  My friend Jo and I went to see the new Breaking Dawn film and can't wait to see part 2 next year. Not sure what you all thought of it, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.  The husbands didnt want to go so we had a girly night out.
My hubbies car decided to break down and I took some time out from work so he could use my car, me thinks that this was a good opportunity to get some cardmaking done - failed miserably, still trying to get more christmas cards done - at this rate I will have to go and buy some !!!!
My week got better as I won a card done by the lovely Jo Channon on her last Joanna Sheen show on Create & Craft.
However my final bit of good news is that I was lucky enough to win the Pennants & Bunting Challenge at the Allsorts Challenge.

Anyway enough chatter here is my latest creation (better late than never).

Have used the grand spellbinders (what did we do before these) in circles and scallop circles, I also used Create a Snowflakes dies.  The main stamped image is another one of the beautiful stamps from Heartfelt - Snowy Winter Background which I embossed in silver.   The little snowman stopper was 'Fun Snowman' from Woodware.  Everything was distressed with the new Tim Holtz distress inks Iced Spruce topped with Evergreen Bough and then I dabbed Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles on everything to bling it up. Just to add a little dimension I sculpted the snowflakes then placed them around the background image.
Simple but effective don't you think.

I am entering my little creation into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Going Round in Circles
Sweetstampin Challenge - Snowmen, Snowflakes
ABC Challenge - E for Embossing
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampsblog - Christmas Bling
Stampsruschallenges - Emboss It
Papertakeweekly - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Snowflakes & Sparkle
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yipee

As always thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for all your lovely comments they are all appreciated,

Hugs xx


  1. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining in at ABC this time
    Hugs Julie P

  2. wonderful card, fab stamping!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'.


  3. A really pretty card Maria, it has a really magical feel to it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  4. Oh lovely card, nice snowflakes I think may be another die I NEED.
    Fi x

  5. Fabulous card Maria - love the stamping and the inking.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Simply stunning, I love this. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stamping challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  7. Beautiful card. Simple and rich in one time. Love it!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Snow” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  8. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Divas

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. Wow Maria, this is so elegant and beautiful! Love it! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  11. Wowzers is this ever Pretty! Love all the Elegant swirls of sentiment and the Fabulous Snowflakes too! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

  12. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us & thanks for playing along with Sweet Stamps blog.
    ~Jeannie Sweet Stamps Design Team


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