Sunday, 8 November 2015


Good morning everyone, here I am with my DT card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  Our theme is 'Sparkle, Bling and Embellish' - what a brilliant excuse for glitter, gems, pearls, ribbons and everything shiny!!!  I decided to make a Christmas card for a change - as if I haven't been making them since January!

I started off by stamping some little snowflakes onto the LOTV paper I was using and embossing them with sparkly Wow powder - this is lovely stuff!  I added shiny snowflake die cuts and a few gems - there you have it Sparkle, Bling and embellishments!  


7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
'Christmas Dance' clear stamp - LOTV
'Winter Wishes' paper pad - LOTV
Snowflake stamps - Inky Doodles clear stamps plus some freebies from a mag.
'Silver Bells' embossing powder - WOW
Stitched Scallop Circles die - Memory Box Open Studio Dies
Square Frame 1 die - Joy Dies
Snowflakes die - Sweet Dixie Dies (SDD007)
'Twilight' Snowflakes die - Memory Box Dies
Sentiment die - 'Christmas Blizzard' Ultimate Craft Dies
Gems - Scrapberrys 'Fairytale' set
Copics and Flexmarkers
Wink of Stella pens

I have used Wink of Stella clear on the stars in the pic but they are so tiny that it only shows irl.  We'd love to see your creations in our challenge - you don't have to make a Christmas card and I'm sure you'll have no trouble using a bit of sparkle and bling plus a few embellishments on any type of card.

Oooh I've just realised I've not told you about our prize this month - you may have seen on my blog that I get lots of my lace, pearls and ribbons from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials on FB and she has sponsored our Challenge by offering a stash of lovely lacy bits and pieces - take a look.

This is sooooo gorgeous you really should enter our Challenge you will be the luckiest person if you are our winner!  There is one problem though - you will become addicted to all this lusciousness.

Thank you so much for the comments on my cards that you so diligently make, I really am more than grateful to you all.

Take care and I'm sending you all huge hugs.

Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges - 

ABC Christmas Challenge No 10 - V is for Very Cute
City Crafter Challenge No 286 - Getting ready for Christmas
Love to Scrap Challenge No 65 - Bling it Girlfriend!
Snowflakes Promise Challenge No 9 - Christmas/Winter theme
Unicorn Challenge No 3 - Christmas is Coming
Where the HeART is Challenge No 3 - Anything Goes/Winter Blues


  1. What a lovely card Sue, so sweet that little girl! Hugs Ela

  2. Gorgeously girly and sparkly! Lovely design, cute image in her shimmery die cut frame, lovely background with the added sparkly snowflakes, beautiful sentiment die cut too!

  3. Great snowflakes, definitely plenty of sparkle and bling! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

  4. Hi this is a stunning card the image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 3 “Christmas is Coming” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  5. Such a very cute and beautiful Christmas card...lovely colours. Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and we would love to see you again soon.
    Dorte x

  6. What a gorgeous card Sue, love all the fabulous dies you've used. Carol x

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous Sue! Love it! So elegant and love all the shine. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

  8. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    What a gorgeous card.
    Love the fab image and the wonderful design too.
    Great embossing of the snowflakes on the lovely paper, and a beautiful doily die cut too.
    Wonderful photography from the Maestro.
    I do hope he is continuing to improve after his op.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  10. A super Christmas creation and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  11. This is SNOW gorgeous! I LOVE the wintry colors, the fabulous shine, and the darling image! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  12. The sparkle and bling are fantastic! i especially love her glitter-fur edged coat! Thanks for sharing!

    Great Impressions DT

  13. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us T One Crazy Stamper this month.

  14. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  15. What beautiful card. I love all the sparkle. :D And yes, that prize looks amazing!!

  16. Hi Sue
    Gorgeous card. Love the pearly look and the sparkle.
    Must try that Wink of Stella stuff.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  17. Beautiful card, love the colours and those sparkly bits are fab. Thank you for joining us at Where the HeArt is. Helen DT xx

  18. Such a cute Christmas card and I love the sparkle and bling.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  19. Gorgeous christmas card. Love the pearly look and the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  20. So cute card!
    Your layout is beautiful.
    Thank you for always encouraging me

  21. Brilliant design and lovey papers used. { aNNie}

  22. Such a lovely and blinged card! That central die cut is now on my wish list! Wowzers on the colors and image. You make such lovely cards! Awesome sauce layers as well. :)


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Hugs Sue Pxxx