30 March 2014

'So Much Sparkle!'

I can't believe its the end of the month again! The good thing is we have a new challenge starting over at Natalie & Amy's. This months theme is a fab one.....


You can do either heat or dry embossing, just make sure you mention it in your post if its not easy to see.

This month I decided to make a Christmas card, using one of my favourite artists.

I just love any image by Sylvia Zet, she just draws the cutest images!
For those of you who are regulars will know I don't really do glitter/stickle only a small amount & very rarely. Well I surprised myself with this card & covered the tree lol. I'm not sure if it looks ok or not?!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Allsorts- use those dies
Cut It Up- anything goes with die cuts
Paper Crafting Journey- anything goes

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Winter Fairy' By Whimsy Stamps from Natalie & Amy's
Skin- dusky pink & blush
Tim Holtz distress inks
Hair- black soot, vintage photo & scattered straw
Ear muffs & flowers- peacock feathers, tea dye & antique linen
Birdie- broken china, tumbled glass & spiced marmalade
Holly leaves & berries- festive berries, pine needles & mowed lawn
Snow- salty ocean & tumbled glass
Colour distressing done using- spun sugar, mowed lawn & tea dye
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Modern Christmas' Back to Basics from Natalie & Amy's
'Star Dust' Stickles from 
My stash- blue card, sentiment & 3mm white pearls

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue 
'Collall 3D' glue with tools 
Sizzix Bigshot
'Christmas Village Decorations' die cuts by Marianne D COL1330 from
'Classic Petal' Edgeabilities die cut by Spellbinders from
'Snowflake' embossing folder by Provocraft
Stix2 'Pick up Pencil' from

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be around to see you hopefully on Tuesday, as tomorrow we are helping with a charity event at Gentleshaw...wear your PJ's to work day, so I'm wearing my Stitch onesie & Nige is coming along to help out. But instead of him wasting money on some PJ's he decided to sponsor me instead lol...
Hope your having a great weekend 
 Happy Mothers day to all you gorgeous mommy's out there xx
hugs xx


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a fantastic card. I love the images and your coloring, especially around the edges of the image. I also love the addition of the three pearls on her earmuffs!

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Shell. I love the cute image, beautiful colouring and fabulous embossing.
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

This is really sweet Shell. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Shell x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Shell fab card, love the image and your colouring is brilliant. Love teh layout with the embossed piece behind. Susan xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Shell… such a sweet image and your colouring is really beautiful !! I love the embossing and the cute deer! the sparkly tree looks fab btw!!
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

MagsB said...

I love Sylvia Zet, too, and that is one of my favourite images by her! Your colouring is fab!

I hope you had a fun day in your onesie, what a great idea for raising money for charity!

love Mags B x

coops said...

so gorgeous shell.fab pretty design and your image and colouring is beautiful :D

xx coops xx