Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Challenge #60 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hello again,
So it's that time of week again,
and its been a very weird week.
The crafting juices just haven't 
been flowing freely,
I've spent quite a few hours scratching 
my head trying to drag ideas out of the ether.
Anyways for this week.....

the Theme at Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Show us some Snow

Our sponsors this week are:-

Inky Impressions who are offering
a $10 Gift Cert

Sassy Studios who are offering
4 images from their store

Crafty Sentiments who are offering
3 images from their store

This is my project for this week: 

I used the Little Honeys Holiday Belle digi stamp
from Sassy Studios (one of our sponsors).

For my Base Card I used a Light Blue Card,
Which I folded into a Tent fold card.
Then I used Blue Snowflake
Forever Friends Backing Paper,
and backed the two facing sides of the Card.

To make the Castle I used a template 

from StampARTic.
Which I cut out of White Curious Shimmer Card 
(Jellybean Crafts).
I then cut it out again on the patterned paper,
I used Grey Castle Stone Wall
(Erismann Brix),
But I cut off the top buttresses off.

To make the Windows and Door,
I Die-Cut out some of the 
White Curious Shimmer Card
using all 3 (2 of the Middle size) Tag Dies 
(free from Papercraft Essentials - 100)
then I cut out just the Middle bumps
(on the Large and Middle size Tags),
and the Middle three bumps on the Small Tag
and cut them down to 'Window' Length.
and for the Doors I used the left over
side bits from the Large Tag 
placed together and cut again to size.

Using Pure White Glitter
(Glitter Magic)
I added 'SNOW' to the Bottom of the Windows,
Doors, Buttresses and Roof,

I then decoupaged the Castle up with 
foam stickies and attached it to the 
back fold of the Base Card.

I then coloured in my digi image 

in using my Promarker Pens.
I used Chameleon White Glitter 
(Glitter Magic)
for the inside of her dress and sleeves,
and used a Crystal White Gem (stash)
for her earring.
I then cut her out and placed her on the 
front of the Base Card
using foam stickies.

For my Sentiment I used a

'Merry Christmas' Stamp
(free from Papercraft Essentials - 99)
and I heat embossed it onto
some White Curious Shimmer Card,
using Watercolour Ink Pad (Versastamp)
and Tinsel Silver Embossing Powder.
Then I Die-Cut it out using the smallest
X-Cut Rectangle Parenthesis 2.

And for the finishing touch
I added Holographic Silver Snowflakes

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges :- 

Charisma Cardz - #46 - Christmas
Clear It Out - Snow is Falling
Creative Knockouts - #12 - Snowflakes
Flat Friends - #14 - Christmas Cards
Penny's Paper Crafting - #154 - Anything Goes
Scrapbooker PhD - #3 - Christmas without Green or Red
The Crafting Cafe - Nov - Winter Blues
Use Your Stuff - #110 - Let it Snow


  1. Hello, Sam - You already know I love this! I had to pop 'round to see how you made it - all I can say is WOW! It's fabulous!

    Your Glitter n Sparkle teammie,

  2. I love your card! The castle is just perfect with that image! Thanks for playing in the Winter Blues Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Awesome card, great colouring (never tried promarkers or copics myself) love the castle and all the fabulous elements of the card. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the ATG with a snowflake challenge.

  4. Gorgeous easel card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  5. Such a gorgeous card - I love the beautiful layout and your colouring is stunning xx Thank you so much for joining us for the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

  6. Wow! You put so much thought and time into this beautiful card. I love the princess. Her castle was such an ambitious project. Thanks for explaining the details. Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD.

  7. I love the peek a boo sparkle in her dress! Thanks for sharing at Creative Knockouts.