Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Let's get the November challenges started ......

Happy Wednesday to you .......

I hope you're enjoying your week.

Yes, it's challenge time again ..... I love the beginning of a new month, it's always so busy with lots of fun challenges getting underway.  That means it's busy in the old craft room too!!

I'm getting November's challenges started with the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge.  It's all about Metal this month ..... faux or otherwise!
You could use metallic inks or paint ...... embossing powders in gorgeous metallic shades.  Metal foil with punches or dies, or simply metal embellishments to name a few.

As always the challenge is sponsored by the Happy Little Stampers Store

And the challenge winner will receive a $15 discount to spend in the shop.

I've gone for the metal embellishment option, still keeping things CAS though .....

I started by stamping the snowflakes across a piece of white cardstock, using a blue (second generation stamping) and a grey ink

I then die cut the words from the stamped card, and again from a piece of coloured card from my stash

I'm not entirely sure what it was coloured with .... I think it was Starlight Paint, smooshed over white cardstock.  Its pretty though ..... it's got this gorgeous metallic sheen to it when it catches the light ..... the perfect frosty look.

I inlaid the blue die cut into the stamped piece of card and then attached the whole thing onto the front of a 7x5 cardblank.

I added a touch of fine crystal glitter to the grey snowflakes ......

attached my little metal snowflake .......

and  added more of the design to the inside ..... along with a HLS festive greeting (Mixed Christmas Sentiments)

Now it's over to you ...... Happy  Stamping!

If you need more inspiration on using metal on your cards check out the HLS Blog today ..... the Design Team have been having fun.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time


  1. OMG, this is sparkly delight!!! All that metallic effects, snowflakes, shimmery sentiment and color, love all that!

  2. real winter breeze. Beautiful color sentiment. I love your beautiful card.

  3. Stunning card Linda, and I love the sentiment set into the card like that.
    Avril xx

  4. Love your colour choices and the shading within them is fab!
    Gorgeous card!


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