Monday, 19 August 2013

Sparkle and Shine

Good morning to you!  I am writing this on Sunday and scheduling it as my gorgeous grandsons will be with me and I will be otherwise occupied!!

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Lexi's Creations. The theme for this fortnight's challenge is Sparkle and Shine.  I decided to go with a Christmas card!


The stamp is by Marianne Designs and I stamped in Versamark and added silver embossing powder.  The die is a Marianne Craftables and I added some silver mirri card behind it for the shine!  I used Pearl Centura Card it has such a lovely sheen.  The border was made with my Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders - I love these!  The poinsettia is a Marianne die with a pearl flower in the middle.  The bow is made from clay in a sugarcraft mould and then painted with some Martha Stewart glittery acrylic - my sparkle!

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Please go over to Lexi's Creations and see what the rest of the DT have done!

Thank you so much for calling by today - I will try and catch up with you all when I can but things will be a bit chaotic here til Friday!! Take care, xx

27 comments:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and design.xxx

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful Susan, very elegant, love the dies they are gorgeous.

Hugs Julie xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.
Gr Elly

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Susan, such a beautiful design and wonderful colours.
I hope you are having a wonderful time with your Grandsons.
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

Such a lovely design hun. Hugs, Claire x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Susan, gorgeous design, love the dies and such a cute image.
Have a lovely time with your little ones, Kate x

Amelia (mimi) said...

hi Suzie, beautiful card! have a nice time with your grandsons!
xxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Sharon said...

This is stunning Susan. The silver and white is gorgeous and I love the sweet image.
Hugs Sharon. x

rachel said...

Hi Suzie - this is fabulous - really shiny! Hope you're having a great day! Hugs rachel x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Susan - love the curved border - just bought some at The Great British Craft Festival but not used them yet!!
Hope you are having a wonderful time with the Grandchildren.
Debs xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Simply gorgeous Susan, love the sparkle and shine you gave it! Love the heat embossed snowman, all very classy looking!
hugs
Glenda

Basslady said...

your card is so awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ira Huberts said...

A perfect card for the theme Susan, love the shiny silver and fine use of those dies, really lovely! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

cotnob said...

This is lovely Susan, elegant design and I love your curved border.
Pauline
x

Chrissy said...

Oh! it is a lovely card Susan, love the silver embossed image and the mirri card, so elegant..have fun with your grandsons..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and colour scheme.
Lorraine x

mags said...

A beautiful christmas card Susan and very elegant.
Mags
x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

very pretty card Susan xx

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous creation Susan!
LOving your colours..LOving your design too..This Spellbinder die is a Beauty lol....LOve it.
Chrissyxx
Enjoy your week!

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great card, love the image and all the pretty dies. They really stand out nice against the silver xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Susan, hope you are having good fun with your boys.xx
Love the card, the die is so pretty and love the curved border.
Hugs Mau xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, just love it !

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Susan, love the design.
Hugs Wendy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.i love the sweet snowman and your design is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Carol said...

A stunning card Susan, so elegant. Enjoy your grandsons. Carol x

Hazel said...


Gorgeous card Susan.

Hazel

Patricia said...

Absolutely stunning I love it.
Have a wonderful time with the children.
Happy Days

Patricia xxx