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Saturday 10 November 2012

Michael Powell Christmas

Hi Folks
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Spent a bit of time in my crafty room today putting inserts and envelopes and boxes with cards that I have made.  I always intend to do them as I go along but that just never happens.  So I just end up with a box full of cards that need packaging up with inserts and envelopes.  But got most of them done so feeling rather good about that.
We are off out for a meal tonight as it is my Mother-in-law's birthday today.  Going to one of our favourite Indian restaurants so all is good.
Just thought I would show you a quick christmas card I have done using one of the Michael Powell urban stamps by Docrafts.

I used a spotlight technique to highlight part of the image.  Quite effective and meant not too much colouring. Although you can't see it very well I sprayed the coloured part with some Spray n Sparkle to give it a nice sparkly sheen.  The background was done by stamping a snowflake image on black card with Versamark and using Mica powder to pick out the image.  I then matted using gold mirror card and added a glittery Happy Christmas sentiment.  A few gems finished it nicely.
I really enjoyed doing this and think a few more with fill out my christmas card box nicely.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Craft - Christmas no red or green
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
Ribbon Girl - Add sparkle
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything goes
Papertake - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - No flowers
MAWTT - In the spotlight
Paperplay - Snowflakes
Delightful Challenges - Snowflakes let it snow
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
One Stop - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a lovely evening, whatever you are doing.
Take care.


Unknown said...

wow fab card hunnie..love the highligting dome very pretty indeed hug ssassyxx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Mags, love the image. The spotlight technique looks amazing.

Donna x

karen said...

Great technique Mags, very effective, a fabulous card, enjoy your meal, Karenx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and love the spotlighting.xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Mags, the spotlight technique works so well with that image and I love the sparkle.


Daniele said...

gorgeous spotlight card mags, works really well with this image

Caroline said...

This is stunning I love how you have spotlighted the coloured bit very clever. Caroline xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Mags, I like the spot light and the papers.
Kevin xx

Sharon said...

I have the same good intentions as you when it comes to inserts and boxes. going to be my new years resolutions to completely finish a card.
Gorgeous card and image and love the spotlight effect.
Hugs Sharon. x

Desire Fourie said...

Mags this is a beautiful xmas card. Hope you enjoyed your night out.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Lisa Jane said...

This is a fabulous image to use for the spotlight technique .. brilliant card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Debbie said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Sue B said...

Oh this is fab Mags! I zoomed in and can see the sparkle on the coloured area… it looks really pretty and the spotlighting works so well with the whole image… Love the snowflake background with the mica powder - it's a really gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Michelle Looi said...

This is really cute! Love the image!
Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I have just popped back to see your gorgeous card again Mags and say Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Tracey T said...

I love the way you have used the Spotlight technique to highlight this gorgeous winter scene. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Sashika Taylor said...

I've not seen this technique before- but I love it! Thanks for the inspiration x

Sue said...

What a great technique and card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super, what a great creation, Love it. Thanks for playing on MAWTT with our Spotlighting Challenge this week, Hazelxo

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh this is gorgeous Mags! (I'm doing a Michael Powell cross stitch at the mminute and am lovin it)

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card - love your spotlight technique, it looks fabulous! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Michelle Pearson said...

cute! Thanks for entering the OCS challange! =D

Madge H. said...

Very serene. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.