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Sunday 1 December 2013

Guest Design Spot

Good morning all.
Still busy here trying to get organised plus I had a family funeral yesterday so nothing much else got done! I'm off to a Christmas Market today and hopefully we'll have Sunday lunch out too. I'm hoping to get some time to myself this week to pop around and catch up with you all...I am missing you!

I was very lucky (and honoured) to be chosen to Guest Design at The Joanna Sheen Challenge blog today. I've been a fan of Joanna's products for many years now...indeed a fair portion of my retirement income has been spent in her online shop!!
The challenge this time is to "Make it Sparkle" and this will be a month long challenge.

I've used this gorgeous House Mouse Decoupage image which I've die cut with a circle nestie and layered with a gold fancy circle - both from Spllbinders. I've added glamour dust and red stickles to the image to make it sparkle. The background layers are gold mirri card, red and green foil card which looks like glitter (had these for years and found them a few days ago when looking for something else!) and white pearl card which I've embossed with my tied together folder. Gold sparkly ribbon, a sentiment, gold brad and more stickles finish the card off.
And a view showing the layers.

Challenges entered:
Craftyhands Challenge - sparkle and bling
Totally Papercrafts - ho ho holiday
Winter Wonderland - a Christmas mouse
4 Craft Chicks - Christmas
Charismas Cardz - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Christmas/winter
Rhedd and Rosie - Christmas
Shopping our Stash - holiday/winter
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Carol x


  1. Congrats CArol, I can relate to your spending at Joanna's shop on line, I love her goodies and have just now ordered another CD....love this card and it's certainly a lovely sparkly one.xxx

  2. Great card Carol so cute! xx Jan

  3. Gorgeous creation Carol. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs x

  4. So pleased to see you as GDT Carol.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute image and wonderful detailing.
    Sue xx

  5. Beautiful card and congrats on your Guest DT - not luck but talent xx

  6. Many congratulations Carol on your Gdt your card is gorgeous x

  7. Congrats Carol on your GDT spot your card is stunning. Love Alison xx

  8. Congratulations on your GDT position. A stunning creation as always. I hope you enjoyed your day out and had a good lunch too.

    Linda xxx

  9. This is a beautiful card Carol, I love your decoupage image and fabulous design. Congratulations on your GD spot.
    I hope you had a lovely day.

  10. Congrats on your guest slot - such a gorgeous card, Carol - and thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see more of your festive loveliness soon. x

  11. Hi Carol, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

  12. Totally gorgeous such sweet mouses a perfect entry for the Winter Wonderland challenge this week, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate x
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  13. This is gorgeous...lots of sparkle and sheen...the image is wonderful and your design is so great!

  14. Its Purrfect I love it Fab image - congrats on being a GD Have fun

  15. what a sweet, adorable and totally sparkly card! love those sweet little mice! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (holiday!) STASH with us! :)

  16. Oh what a lovely card, and I'm loving all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  17. Wow, so pretty, love the sparkle paper. Image is so cute, and love the 3D sort of effect. Bling nice touch, and the embossing folder at the back. Thanks for playing our Christmas challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

  18. Oh Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon/DT

  19. Great Christmas card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  20. A lovely Christmas design. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  21. I SO love House Mouse images :) Love the amazing intricate details of the decoupage! Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping Our Stash for the winter/holiday challenge!

  22. Very sparkly!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges


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