Monday, 4 September 2017

Time to sparkle ........

Happy Monday .......

I hope your week is off to a good start.  It's a busy one in the old craft room ..... blog challenges, DT stuff, and a workshop to prepare for.

I've got another blog challenge for you this evening and it's time to get a little festive.  It's the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge .... Ho! Ho! Ho!

As you can see the theme is Anything Goes, with this month's optional twist ...... SPARKLE
We all like a touch of sparkle now and then ........ and especially on those Christmas projects!

I've gone for lots of sparkle on this CAS design ...... although it's not easy to photograph!!

I've used a Sweet Poppy stencil for the wreath, with white paste stencil paste through it.  Whilst the paste was still wet I sprinkled over the top with fine crystal glitter in a beautiful festive green shade

Just look at the detail.
I then added some dots of white enamel accents over the top of the berries, and then sprinkled these with fine crystal glitter

A simple festive greeting on the bottom ..... from HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments ...... heat embossed in gold is the perfect finishing touch

I've shaped the stamp so that it follows the curve of the wreath ...... something which is so easy to do with clear stamps.

As with all the HLS challenges there's a $20 Gift Certificate for the winner, to spend in the HLS store

I look forward to seeing your designs in the challenge gallery ..... Happy Stamping!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week.
I'll be spending most of mine in the craft room ....... projects to finish, deadlines to meet.  And, there's less than 3 weeks now before we go away on holiday so I'm trying to get everything done for the start of next month too!

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. White misty mistletoe fruits are a beautiful ornament of your card. Wonderful Christmas wreath. I love the way you put sentiment.
    BożenA xx

  2. I can just imagine how glorious the sparkle is on this gorgeous card Linda, I love the design of that stencil! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Wow what a fabulous stencil and love all the bling and the detail. So so pretty x

  4. Love this card, Linda! CAS and sparkle -- my favorite :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Linda. Would look amazing IRL. The close ups show us nicely. Love the cas style - perfect for easy posting. Love the sparkle - a must for Christmas!

  6. This is fantastic Linda. I LOVE all that glittery sparkle - I totally get it with the photography issues... sigh. I love this wreath and I love the white berries... Beautiful card.

  7. Gorgeous wreath and such a fabulous idea to have white berries. Amazingly clean look from that stencil, well impressed!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Linda, love the sparkle :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  9. What an elegant wreath Linda and such a great idea to glitter the embossing paste. I bet it looks amazing in all it's sparkly glory!
    Carol x

  10. What a beautiful wreath, love all that leafy green! The way you stamped the sentiment looks fab! Great card!


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