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Sunday 15 December 2013

Imagination Crafts Midway Inspiration

Hi Folks
Well only 10 days until the big guy arrives.  Can't believe how the time is flying by.  Just a few more christmas cards to make and will then be finished for this year.  I really must start earlier next year.

Today it's time for a little midway inspiration for our challenge over at Imagination Crafts Challenges.  Our theme for this month is
Merry Christmas

Don't forget that if you enter a creation using Imagination Crafts products you could win a £40 gift voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.

Here is my inspiration project.

I made a christmas card using a lovely decoupage stamp set available here at Imagination Crafts.  I stamped the main image onto acetate and used different colours of sparkle medium on the reverse.  I created the background by using one of the little stamps in the stamp set.  I just randomly stamped the image over the gold card.  The gold card was then matted onto red and black card.  I then went around the edge of the gold card with stardust stickles.  The sentiment is also in the stamp set.  I added a lovely red organza bow and finished the bow with some large red pearls.  

Thanks for popping by and for more inspiration just pop over to the Imagination Crafts Challenge blog.  The design team ladies have been very busy and created some beautiful projects.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Make it sparkle
Cards Galore - Christmas
Penny Black and More - Traditional christmas colours
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at christmas
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Ribbon and pearls
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Card Crafters Circle - Use gold
Polka Doodles - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Happy holidays
Hobbycutz - All tied up
OSAAT - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Mags, so rich and vibrant, love the fabulous bow.

Linda xxx

downrightcrafty said...

oh my goodness this is so rich and gorgeous and perfectly placed ribbon
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the image, such beautiful colours and the ribbon looks wonderful.
Sue xx

Kathryn said...

Beautiful Mags x such a fab effect xx

vic said...

Hi mags wow this is stunning love the image and the red ribbon finishes your card beautifully :)
Vic x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning card, I love all of the gold and bronze, it looks so opulent.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Shirley-Anne said...

This is an awesome creation .Lots of detail to enjoy . A real eye candy
Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

downrightcrafty said...

oops back with my DT hat on, thank you for entering at the WW
Hugs Kate xx

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

A stunning card Mags. Love all the colours and the glitter behind the image. The gorgeous ribbon just finishes it off. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card the ribbon is just stunning and makes a really nice finish to compliment your image xx

Jac’s Playground said...

Gorgeous, the image looks fantastic with all it's sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Divas by Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

rachel said...

I just adore this card Mags - so brilliant - the acetate works so well - will be trying this out for sure! Thanks for the inspiration! Big Hugs rachel x

Angie said...

Cute card love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

NGCARDS said...

This is such a cute creation! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen and I wish you all the best for the festive season! xxx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Mags, love the sparkle.
Wendy xx

Chris said...

Fabulous sparkly card, Mags! Love the bow! So lovely to see you play at Hobbycutz challenges!

brenda said...

Just beautiful Mage and pretty colours, thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

Josephine said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Dawn Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous darling, so sparkly and perfect for THE festive season and the sparkle medium looks so good on acetate behind the image x

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous card Mags, great design love the sparkle!
Thank you for entering our challenge at One Stitch At A Time..... good luck in the draw.

We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Mags, loving the sparkle. Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz this time x

Kim said...

love all that sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz! Don’t forget to check back for the winner & top 3 in January! Kim x

PaperDaisies said...

Such a great job. Love the ribbon. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

~ginny said...

Well done Mags! I like the elegance of your focal image - there is a lot of time and effort in this piece! The large, red half-pearls that you used to pin the ends of the ribbon is a very creative touch! Thank you for playing the “Anything Goes” Challenge at the 613 house!
~ginny DT for 613 Ave Create (http://avenue613.blogspot.com/)
RubberMAD ( )http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

Ingrid Mason said...

Stunning card Mags ....The sheen of your glittery image is so striking and the ribbon and bow so pretty. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful and I love how you did the bow.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pop's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie, love the colours too, hugs Pops x x x

Sam K said...

What a beautiful card. Great effect stamping on the acetate x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x


Little Pear Tree

Joanne said...

Such a lovely card! It's perfect for our challenge at CC&CC for our Happy Holidays challenge. Thanx for joining us! Joanne

Chana Malkah said...

This is so pretty! I love the creative use of the glitter, particularly on your focal! Very creative and nicely crafted! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner

michele said...

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

Qie said...

Adorable Christmas card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Unknown said...

SO nice! Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Unknown said...

Hey Mags! I just absolutely adore this card. In fact, this project is showcased as my Feature Friday blogger choice for this week! Check it out and Merry Christmas! Amy A. all things beautiful http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2013/12/feature-friday-122013.html

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls. Merry Christmas & Happy new year and thank you for all your support joining in our challenges xx

Merry said...

This is so beautiful…love how you created the topper and attached the ribbon.

Linby said...

This is just so pretty and loving all the sparkle.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Merry Christmas
Lynn x

Linda Levoir said...

Beautiful design, love the tails on your bow! Thanks for joining our Sparkle at Christmas challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card....thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creatvie 2014!
xxx Margreet

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous card as always Mags. I love the flower and the sparkly medium is fabulous.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Margaret said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us or this OSAAT challenge. Good luck. Maggie - DT