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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Sparkle and Shine

Good morning all.

A day of washing and general housework yesterday, then several hours (to little avail) spent trying to sort out Google Chrome again as it kept crashing grrr! It appears to be this new profile thing causing the problems and every time it happens I have to re-start the computer...it's exasperating!!

A Christmas card I made on Thursday to share today...this was meant to be a quick 15 minute card...hmmm two hours later....

Base dies are from Spellbinders and the snowflake mat is being used for the first time. Penguin stamp set and die are a new acquisition from Lawn Fawn coloured with promarkers. Landscape die also from Lawn Fawn. Christmas die from Clearly Besotted. Snowflake dies from Paper Smooches, they've been heat embossed with blue lagoon EP from WOW. Finished with a few gems and some stamped snowflake and a happy.

Nice and flat for posting.

Challenges entered:
Cut it Up - embossing
Fussy and Fancy - things with wings
Jingle Belles - bring in the new
Patties Creations - fun in the snow
QKR Stampede - shaped cards
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - winter dreams
Holly Jolly - lots of sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown - embossing


  1. Wonderful card Carol love those cute penguins! Hope you get your pc sorted its so frustrating! Susan x

  2. Love this Cutie Carol xx Jan

  3. Adorable card.....we would love to have your join our challenge for "Winter Birds" (ends tonight) you just need a project sold at CCNS (Spellbinders)
    here is the link (we have a fantastic prize)
    Diane CCNS DT

  4. Love this Carol, fab colours and those little penguins are adorable......and I think I need that snowflake mat lol......more for my wish list!
    hugs Jo x

  5. The heat embossing really makes those snowflakes sparkle and pop! wow! This is precious and well worth the time you put into it.

    Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Adorable Penquins, making a brilliant card, love it.

    Patricia x

  7. So cute...beautifully done card...well worth the two hours Carol!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Things with Wings"!!
    Take care,

  8. Gorgeous Carol, I do so love penguins.
    Linda xxx

  9. This is gorgeous Carol, I do love penguins
    Linda xxx

  10. Lol, I have the same trouble, a card that I think is going to be quick, takes forever. Love this card with it's cute penguins and that snowflake mat die is really pretty.

  11. Oh my word Carol this is absolutely gorgeous that edging looks fantastic, I adore those sweet Penguins a terrific make
    lorraine x

  12. This is so cute Carol what a beautiful card lots of huggles Sue xx

  13. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the snowflakes, the dies, and the cuuute penguins. Thank you for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge , “Lots of Sparkle”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  14. Fabulous card Carol, love the penguins and your design, hugs Kate x

  15. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the cute penguins and fabulous design.
    Sue xx

  16. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the snowflake framing ... so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  17. So pretty is your card and so adorable are your penquins and such a stunning layout too xx

  18. This is a gorgeous card Carol, your snowflake mat is fabulous and those little penguins are so cute.

  19. So pretty and cute Carol. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Patties Creations.
    Cathy DT Member

  20. Adorable card...thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "anything goes" challenge
    Diane TSH DT

  21. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  22. BEAUTIFUL card...the 2 hrs. was worth it! Love the snowflake background and the penguins are too cute! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge "Shaped Cards"!

    Brenda DT

  23. I am lovin' those fun little penguins on skates ... and the glittery snowflakes are a great accent ... so very glad you brought in the new with us at jingle belles.

  24. Love your card. I love the penguins they are adorable. Thanks so much for Joining us this week on Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  25. Oh this is soooooo adorable, Carol! LOVE the details and the shape. I like how you shake (or shape?!) things up... I'm lazy that way. But your efforts certainly pay off. Have a great week, friend!
    What a sweet project, Lovely colours and details. Thanks for “Embossing” along with us over at Tuesday Throwdown.
    hugs, Asha

  26. Such a cute card Carol.

    Hugs Erika.

  27. This is a beautiful creation. Wonderful colours and design. Thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  28. Oh so lovely. I really like the die cut for the shape of your card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one!

  29. Thanks for playing in our "FUN IN THE SNOW" Challenge #106!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  30. i have to laugh at the 2hr "15 minute" card... i thought only *I* did that... i feel better in such good company! :) meanwhile those uber-cute penguins were worth every minute of time! sooooo fun & fab! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun again! :)

  31. This is so cute! I love those little penguins. I totally get the 2 hour, "15 minute" card. It happens to me all the time! Thanks for joining our shaped card challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  32. Thanks for sharing your great card with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

  33. So glad you shared with us your fabulous card Carol. Love the penguins, fabulous colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

  34. Super cute card, and not just 'cuz of the penguins. Lovely job.

    Thanks for playing along at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.

    Lynn, HJ DT

  35. Carol, I can't believe you made this beauty in just two hours! I love it :)
    Gorgeous dies and terrific coloring. Thank you for linking up at Cut It Up!


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