Friday 4 November 2011

Full of Sparkle with the Winter Wonderland

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today being Friday is the day closer to the fabulous weekend, oh cannot wait this week :) but before I move on to today's challenge I would like to thank the ladies at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge for choosing me as the 2nd winner for their Song Related Challenge - thank you :)

and to say thank you to the ladies at Charisma Cardz for my Top Three Placement

So today's challenge is for the new challenge at the 

with the great theme of 

Make Your Card Sparkle

chosen by the very talented Sally

So here is my design team inspirational piece for this week, but don't forget to hop over and check out the rest of the teams fabulous inspirational pieces.
The base colour and contrast is a lovely pearlescent ruby burgundy card with matching ribbon from stash and pearls from the Hobby House, the papers so sorry I have so many Christmas stacks that I cannot remember which stack this came from but they are sparkly:)  The flowers in the main are from Wild Orchid with a couple from the local department store, these have been airbrushed to soften them and make them feel more natural and distressed, stickles added for the theme.  The next to smallest of the grand scallop and circle nestie dies have been used and over stamping on the image plate has been done with Tim Holtz antique linen.  The image of course is one of the new digital Tickled Pink Christmas images and wow is she fabulous to colour a real vintage feel to her too.

Here is a close up
Coloured in copics as always.

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 500 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 500 follower candy you can do so here, although it ends today so don't miss out and I would like to thank Feline for advertising my candy for me.

Thank you so much :) 663 followers, if you are already follow me please don't forget to put your name in the hat :) I currently have 206 entrants so at least 400+ could enter if you wanted to.

I am going to Grimsby Crafts :) on Saturday morning to get the 600 follower candy in - oh I do so love shopping for candy :)

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! 

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges and thank you to Feline for assisting with this

Clear it Out - Your Favourite Holiday
Deep Ocean - Sweet
Ladybug Crafts - Non Traditional Christmas or distressed
Papertake Weekly - anything goes and bling if you like
By The Cute and Girly - Christmas Girls
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas
Marianne Design Divas - Dying to Die Cut
Craft Your Passion - Bingo Ribbon/Pearls/ free glitter
Kenny K - Glitter and Bling
Tickled Pink Stamps - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - A very sparkly Christmas

Tickled Pink Stamps are also having a Guest Design Team Member call, so thought I would put my name in the hat and cross my fingers, and as I love this new image thought this should be the card I enter it with.

think that about does it, will be linking up when I get home, my new job role does not allow me the luxury or time during the day to find a break to link up like I use to

anyway enjoy your day 


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous image and card kate.
very elegant and beautiful colored.

greetings karin


Hi Kate
A gorgeous and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, Wow what an image!!Beautifully coloured as always your cards are an inspiration truly wonderfully put together and gorgeous backgrounds:) Sandra H

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful elegent card Kate, I like the image which is coloured beautifully, the papers and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Roma said...

Just Gorgeous so pretty x

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh a gorgeous card, luv the image, awesome colouring as always, beautiful papers & embelies, luv the swirls round the image, have great weekend, sue,x

Joey said...

Stunning card Kate, I love the stamping around the edge if the image it looks like the paper is continuing on to it, works so well. Joey x

Unknown said...

gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt


What a nice and feminine card! Loved It. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope to see you again next fortnight;

Sara H said...

Your card is really beautiful! Great job colouring Lil Lolita Christina,she looks fabulous!
Love those beautiful flowers and all the stickles =)
Thank you for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week!!!!

Crafty Loops said...

What a stunning card Kate, I love the colours and the image is so pretty. Lee x

Sue U said...

I LOVE this image, and your colouring is exceptional :-D Gorgeous papers and ribbons too :-D Perfection!
Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink this week, hope to see you again soon!

Sue xx

Jill said...

Fabulous card Kate and I love the swirls around the gorgeous Christina. Your colouring is great and I just LOVE the flowers and the contrast in your colours. Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps this week and good luck in the draw!
Hugs, Jill

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous image, and colors you picked are so beautiful. I like how you stamped around the image, looks fantastic.
Hugs Nat

Tine said...

Hi Kate. Lovely touches of sparkle. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.
Tine :)

Miria said...

Hi, hun. Just a gorgeous card, I love the cute image, perfect colouring and sparkle! Have a great weekend, Miria x

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card Kate, I love the colours and all the lush flowers too :)

coops said...

so stunning kate.i love the fantastic image and your colours and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, love the image and coloured so beautifully.
Wendy xx

Stampalicious said...

oh I love all those flowers, she is stunning too, love the way you coloured her, thank you for joining our challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps, hugs, martina

Chris_P said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! Just love the colors!! Thanks for joining us this week at Tickled Pink Stamps!

Clarissa Schupp said...

oh what a cutie, love the way you coloured her, thank you for joining us at ASC
hugs Clarissa

Dawnll said...

So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Kate! I love the image you've used.

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Well I agree with you Kate, Antique linen, pearls from Hobby house I love this card & those lovely glittery papers too. This card is really lovely. Janet

sallysbitz2 said...

Congrats Kate on your top 3 win x

Your card is brilliant. Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

scrap joanny said...

so great card - I love all of your details :-) sweet image :-)) thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges hugs Joanna

Emma H said...

Just gorgeous, I love that colour combo! Thanks for playing along with our BINGO challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

Linda said...

Hi Kate your card is so beautifully coloured and the flowers around the edge just finish it off perfectly love Linda

Kerry said...

Oh Kate your card is fantastic and your colouring awesome. Love the beige and ruby red together...and don't get me started on the sparkle! Thanks for joining in at LCI this week xx

Lena said...

Kate, your card is simple fantastic.
I love colors and stamp you used!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
I hope see you again!!

Leonie said...

Just wonderful! Love Christina in her ruby red christmas dress!! Love it! thanks so much for joining us this week at TPSC.
Hugs Leonie

Geraldine said...

Love your colour combination and the flowers add a lovely touch to this gorgeous card.
Thank you for Entering BTC&G's Christmas Girls challenge.

Elizabeth Sanchez said...

Lovely card! Thnx for playing with us at TPS Challenges!!!

Regan said...

Kate, such a lovely creation! Love those gorgeous flowers and the stamping around your image panel! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges for "Anything Goes"! :)

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Wow, amazing coloring, I love this card and image and how you stamped swirls around the image. Great job. :))
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Bianca said...

An absolutely beautiful card!
Thank you for playing along with us at allways something creative!

SallyB. said...

a pretty card, I like the many pearls, vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!!! I lovwe the colors and the image you used!!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge this time!!!

Mandy said...

a beauty, love the flowers, thanks for joining us in the cupcake craftroom x

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