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Friday 22 November 2013

Shimmery Snowman

Hi Folks
Well, the weekend has arrived at last.  I have had a busy week at work but from next week I will only be working four days a week.  After working at my current job for 30 years I have decided that it is time for a bit more me time so I am going to be working part time and having Mondays off.  A lovely long weekend every week.  Hopefully I can start doing some of the little jobs at home that I never seem to have time to do.  I can also sneak in a bit more crafty time too lol.

My card share for today is another christmas card using a super stamp from Imagination Crafts.  

I stamped the image onto black glossy card (also available from Imagination Crafts) using Versamark.  I then dusted over it with mica powders (from Imagination Crafts).  This gives a lovely shimmer to the image.  This was then matted onto silver mirror card.  The sentiment was also done in the same way using a sentiment stamp.  I also went around the edge of the sentiment with stickles.  The background papers were a freebie in a magazine which I matted onto silver mirror card.  Some silver glitter strips from my stash were added across the joins in the paper.  A little bow and some sparkly gems finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.  I am going to BJ Crafts at Kings Lynn tomorrow.  They are having a demo weekend and Sue and Harvey from Imagination Crafts with be there along with Linda Simpson.  No doubt a few crafty items will jump into my basket lol.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Use sketch
As You Like It - Spots or stripes (love spots as they are so versatile and can make any project pop)
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
Little Claires - Christmas
Divas By Design - Make it pretty
Inky Impressions - Hats, scarves and gloves
Fab N Funky - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling it up
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Add a bow
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter and sparkle
Craftyhands - Sparkle and bling
Polkadoodles - Anything goes christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Feeling festive


Sandra H said...

Mags this is stunning x

MagsB said...

Wow, hun, this is gorgeous - I have some mica powders, but I'm always afraid that they'll rub off!! I'll have to dig them out and try them with Versamark!

After 30 years, you've certainly earned an extra day off each week - don't spend all the time on housework, have a cuppa and lots more crafting time! :)

love Mags B x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags this is a beautiful card. I just love this snowman image and the papers are lovely. Hugs Jennifer xx

karen said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the shimmer effect , ooh so lucky I would love to go back to a 4 day week, enjoy! hugs, Karenxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the snowman, beautiful colours and wonderful sparkle.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

rachel said...

oh Mags - this is fab - have a wonderful day - I'm so jealous - and well done on stepping down the working week - before long you won't know how on earth you ever managed it xx

Sandra Wright. said...

What a gorgeous card...fits our theme perfectly.

Lovely to see you playing along in our challenge over at CraftyHands...x

LeslieT said...

Your project is awesome with so many great details! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Inky Impressions Hats, Scarves and Gloves challenge!
Leslie, Inky Impressions DT
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

Zoe said...

Great card, fab colours, good luck and thank you for joining Premium Craft Brands, Zoe DT xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a fabulous card Mags! Love how you did the image. A few years before I retire I went down to 4 days a week having Mondays off and it made such a big difference, you will love it! Susan x

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and super colours. Thanks for joining in our birthday celebrations over at Fab'n'Funky, good luck.

Pat xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I love the shimmery snowman - the mica powders are gorgeous.

Emma x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty Mags. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT Member

KraftyKoolKat said...

Still finding this cute card pretty Mags. Lol!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Cathy DT Member

Sarah said...

Love the patchwork effect and the spots are just right for us at AYLI this time. Good Luck. Sarah

Unknown said...

Stunning card, Mags, love the shimmer, and the LO xxx

Patricia Chalas said...

this is so pretty!!
thanks for playing along with us at PolkaDoodles...

Shirley said...

Gorgeous colour combination Mags and the snowman looks lovely stamped onto the black background. So wintery looking.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and more and good luck in our prize draw.
We hope you will join us again in December when we will have more lovely craft prizes up for grabs.


Ellibelle said...

Beautiful! Loving the sketch and the stamping on black looks fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More, good luck and hope you'll join us again soon!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love this snowman stamp myself. It was lovely to see you and your mum today.

Linda xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning cards Mags, love the design.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Supercute card.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT. xx

Liz said...

Lovely, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Billie A said...

Sweet card and great color choices and design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Tracy said...

Loving the shimmer and adoreable image in your card Mags!!
So happy you joined in over at Premium Crafts Brand and good luck.

Helen said...

Great card, Mags - love the image on the black card like that.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen N x