Sunday, 1 December 2013

Make It Sparkle! - Joanna Sheen 'Make it Sparkle' Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone!

Well...not long now until the big day and my tree's up, the pressies are bought and all I need to do is  make a few more cards, wrap the pressies, make the mince pies and buy a few little bits for Christmas Day tea and that's it.  Yay!  I'll soon be able to sit back and just enjoy the build up.  Never been this organised before and think I'll make a habit out of it as it's so much less stressful.

Anyhoo...it's the start of the Christmas Challenge over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog and this time Team A and B have come together for a month long challenge which has a prize of a £30 voucher to spend at www.joannasheen.com!  Wow!  How fabulous is that?   The theme is Make it Sparkle.  I'm starting off the challenge and hosting for the first two weeks and then Paula will be coming in with a mid challenge post on the 15th Dec with more DT inspiration and some important news for you, so make sure you check back then. 

Right...on with my card and I'm quite proud of this one too, as I think I'm finally getting to grips with this cardmaking malarky!


For this card I have used a digi from Joanna Sheen's Housemouse Triple CD Collection...one of my favourite images.  I have coloured the image using the following Promarkers:

Pastel Beige, Khaki, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Caramel, Sandstone and Blush.

I have hilighted the sprig or wotsit the dove is carrying with some glitter and used white(ish) glitter card for the snowflakes (cut with a Spellbinder die) to 'make it sparkle.'

All the fabulous papers are from the 'Christmas Wishes' set by Bearly Mine Designs and I have also adapted one of Donna's (from Bearly Mines) sketches to create this layout. 

Because the papers and layout work so well it didn't need much embellishment so I just added a few blue faux gems to finish off.  The inside is decorated to match. The matting layer is textured, metallic card from my stash.

Yep...pretty happy with this one.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 2 Dec

http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/ - Use a Previous Theme (Christmas Animals Only - March 2013) - 6 Dec

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Inspired by Christmas Song or Carol (Let There Be Peace on Earth) - 6 Dec

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com.es/ - Anything Goes - 7 Dec

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 3 Dec

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas Mouse - 5 Dec

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 8 Dec

http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 6 Dec

http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 7 Dec

http://time4scrap.blogspot.fr/ - Christmas with an Animal - 7 Dec

http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas - 1 Jan

http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/ - Feeling Festive - 6 Dec

http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas - 4 Dec

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 4 Dec

Take care everyone and happy crafting!
Lexie
xx

25 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love the layout and the papers, the image is very cute and the colour is fab, :-) xxx

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  2. A super sweet card Lexie. I love the soft colours, the adorable image and the gorgeous papers. The layout is fabulous too. This will look wonderful in my livingroom (hint, hint) xx

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  3. Gorgeous card as always Lexie, I am sorry to hear you have been poorly.

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxxx

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  4. Gorgeous card Lexie, adorable image and fab layers.
    Wendy xx

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  5. This is just gorgeous,fab image.xxx

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  6. A gorgeous card Lexie. The little mice look fab and I love the layout.
    Lorraine x

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  7. Very sweet image and fab layout. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at WW

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  8. I think your cute little mouse is just gorgeous. I do like the colours you've used. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  9. As always Lexie, your card is gorgeous, love the layout and the DP , brilliant colours and of course the cute image.
    Hugs
    Janet xxx

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  10. Such a fabulous card! Your image is darling and the coloring is AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: We've got a blog hop/DT call going on at House of Cards--I'd LOVE for you to join us! :)

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  11. Totally gorgeous a perfect entry for the Winter Wonderland challenge this week, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate x
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

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  12. Still on the copy and paste I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make, say hello and thank you for joining in a Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  13. Oh what a sweet image, and I love the shades of blue. Thanks for joining us at I Love promarkers xx

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  14. Wonderful, love the layers and the colors. Great image, nicely done. Thanks for playing our Christmas challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

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  15. Beautiful image and lovely colors, your card is very well put together. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  16. Gorgeous, Lexie! I love all the layers and the non-traditional blues are just fabulous! :-D

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  17. Lovely image, Lexie! Your layering on this project is fabulous! I love the shades of blue and the combination of prints is wonderful! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  18. What a gorgeous card Lexie. Love all the layers and the image is super cute x

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  19. Beautiful festive card Lexie. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Inspired by a Christmas Song/Carol challenge x

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  20. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland with this gorgeous card! Yummy colours and a perfect image too :)
    Kelly.x

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  22. Greta card, I love the colour combo and the snowflake dies

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a great Weekend!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  23. OMGosh - absolutely beautiful! LOVE the blue and all the amazing layers. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT.

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  24. This is adorable. So love the cute image and all the layering with the black/brown edging.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  25. Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

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