Now, not a lot of that blingyness is showing up in the photo (what's new), so I've taken a few close ups that at least hint at it :-)
The challenge is being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads, and so I thought why not use one of Di's fabby images for my card? Its' called "Christmas for Big and Small" and it's being sitting quietly waiting on my cyber shelf since I bought it last year, all we had to do was wait for Christmas!
I've coloured the image with Copics, the scarf was a bit bright with the BG's I used so I desaturated it by going over it with a Toner grey, worked a treat! The papers are from Kaisercrafts Carnival Christmas and my stash; how yummy is that teal foil... it's corrugated as well as shiny, so bling and texture, what more could a girl ask for? Bearly Mine Challenges and Lexis Creations both have "Untraditional Christmas" as their challenge themes, I'm entering there and hoping the little bit of red I've used doesn't disqualify me, but do "get it" if it does, lol. Papertake Weekly has I'm Dreaming of a "whatever colour" Christmas, in my case it's a teal Christmas.
I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, always a good source of nice sketches. The sentiment is from Bizzy Becs, it was a freebie but I don't know if it is still available at all. Cutie Pie Challenge is to use a sentiment, easy peasy, I'm in.
My little guys look like they're having fun in the snow, which fits Pollycraft's theme of Christmas Fun and Crafty Calendar's of Cold and Frosty and Digital Tuesday's which is Winter Wonderland.
Cupcake Craft Challenges has "Don't look at the light: Sparkle, shines, gleams or glints" as it's challenge (cool name, guys) and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge hasChristmas Glitz… glitter bling and sparkle and lots of it! This really fits the bill, so I'm entering there.
The Pink Elephant has Snowflakes and Sparkle as their theme, I have snowflakes that sparkle, lol, punched with Martha Stewart's Glacier Snowflake and heat embossed with iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. Crafty Creations has Embossing and Glitter for it's challenge, so I'm entering there too.The centres are soooo sparkly IRL, they're Sparklets from Kaisercraft.
The inside of the card is finished simply, the sentiment is from Tickled Pink Stamps, stamped with Kaisercraft ink and embossed with Iridescent Sparkle.
Copic Oz, Paper Play Challenges , Paper Crafting Journey and Divas by Design all have Christmas challenges running, so I'll be entering there too.
Well, that's it once again for my contribution to the Sweet Stampin' challenge inspiration, do pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the DT's lovely makes: Now your Christmas card making is finished like mine (hahahahahahahaha) you can create your own bit of glittery goodness and be in with the chance to win $10 worth of your own Di's Digi Downloads, come to think of it, you don't even have to be finished with your Christmas cards - like I said, one can never have too much bling on a Christmas card :-)
I've still got a couple of cards that I haven't put a post up for yet, I'll do that over the "holiday" period and hope you get time to pop back and check them out - I do love your visits :-) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna