This week we have another fab challenge theme for you ...
Sparkly & Bright
Now I'm sure most most of you will love this one - it certainly worked for me, and got me feeling all Christmassy (which can't be a bad thing as the Big Day is now less than 2 months away!) In fact I tried to go for a whole variety of sparkly and shiny effects .... glamour dust on ted's hat and snowflakes; glitter card for my snowflakes and greeting; silver gems; blue paper with glittered effect; and white paper with shiny self-coloured snowflake pattern (not very easy to see in the photograph).
I couldn't resist using my brand new LotV "James Bear" stamp, which I was lucky enough to be able to choose following my win on the LotV challenge a couple of weeks ago. I totally adore these bears - their faces are just so lovable!
The way James is standing in a shower of snow kinda reminded me of a snow globe for some reason, so it fitted in very nicely with this week's Just Cute Bears #38 sketch by my fab bloggy friend Helen - cos that kinda reminded me of a snow globe too!!
Main image: Lili of the Valley "James Bear - In the Snow" coloured with Promarkers and decorated with glamour dust;
Sentiment: peel off from my stash;
Papers: from my stash;
Supplies: ribbon and silver gems from my stash;
Tools: large classic circles nestabilities; "Fancy Tags" shapeabilities; Martha Stewart "Arctic Snowflake" punch and "Embossed Snowflake" edge punch.
But before I get on to the rest of my challenge entries with this card, I must admit that I had a bit of a dee-ZAR-stah with it (as Craig Revill Horwood would say). Due to various circumstances I was a bit last minute making my card, so I had to take it to work to photograph in daylight before bringing the camera home to load my photo onto the PC ... so I was already in the last chance saloon photography-wise. However I noticed that I had somehow put a mark onto the matting circle ... I think I must have scratched my face in "thoughful work mode" and put some makeup onto my fingers - oops! But that wasn't the worst of it ... my attempts to clean it off with a soft tissue and pencil rubber just took part of the surface off the card !! :-(
Something tells me that whoever eventually receives this card will be overwhelmed by the abundance of punched snowflake shapes around teddy lol, but for now this is as good as it gets ;-)
Other challenges I would like to enter:
Lili of the Valley #70 - Winter Fun
Fussy & Fancy #22 - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Pad #94 - Christmas
Delighful - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Wee Memories #28 - Cute Holidays
Totally Gorjuss #53 - Sparkle
Frosted Designs - Die-Cuts
Spoon Full of Sugar #127 - Let's Get Punchy
Teddy Stampers #22 - Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #90 - Anything Goes but Buttons and Bows
Hope you will be able to join in with this week's PTW challenge - don't forget to check out the other DT members' fabby creations for more inspiration.