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Thursday, 10 December 2015

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop - day three

Good afternoon all.

Had a lovely trip to Edinburgh yesterday with my niece and a couple of my sisters albeit it was a tad breezy. We had a leisurely stroll around the markets sampling the Gluwein (just to keep us warm!), then headed down to George Street for a late lunch. At this point the weather became wet and windy, so we enjoyed a leisurely lunch before heading back to the station. 
My train was stranded at the station on the way home....we had no driver as he was delayed trying to get over from Fife!!

A reminder! We're on day three of the blog hop...come and join in the fun.

  • FIVE (5) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by December 13: 
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to today's projects here.

Using a smooshed distress paint background I stencilled one of the trees from the ARTploration Christmas Trees stencil with sparkle medium from Imagination Crafts. Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Vignette: Christmas Block set. Scalloped die from Wplu9, smaller stitched die from Spellbinders.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - happy holiday
Creative Card Crew - holiday season
Holly Jolly Christmas - anything Christmas
That Craft Place - Christmas
Virginia's View - all about glitter


  1. Love the tree,just gorgeous.xxx

  2. So love your glittery tree!! Fabulous card.

  3. Very pretty; love the artsy feel of this tree.

  4. Carol, this just looks like a perfect Christmas postage stamp! Love that glittery tree!

  5. Another brilliant card, love everything about it.
    Patricia X

  6. Oh, this is such a great design for a glittery christmas card. Love it:)

  7. Your glittery tree looks gorgeous
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  8. Hello Carol, lovely card, I do love the tree stencil and your colours are fab, Kate x

  9. oooo Carol I'm loving your tree with the sparkle too. Great background also. A perfect Christmas card.

    Hugs Erika. x

  10. A fabulous card Carol, such a lovely sparkly tree.
    Thank you for the lovely card that arrived today.

  11. A gorgeous glittery tree. I love my Father Christmas card. hugs Mrs A.

  12. I love your background and that silver glittery tree is stunning. Barbxx

  13. this is wonderful Carol - a really great stamp! Hugs rachel x

  14. sorry - meant to say stencil xx

  15. Loved the glittered tree ..pretty card !!

  16. Hi Carol that tree looks amazing so sparkly a wonderful festive creation
    lorraine x

  17. Such a beautiful card Carol, the sparkle medium gives the tree a wonderful dimensional look and the white mat frames the scene beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne x

  18. Wow, this is just brilliant Carol!! Your background is beautiful, so swirly and magical with that glittery tree focal point!! This is has so much festive sheer, love love love!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  19. Beautiful glittery stenciled tree Carol. TFS

  20. I love that stencil and love your way of using it and creating this gorgeous card. Thank you for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge , “Anything Christmas Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, HJ DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  21. gorgeous card and i love the sparkly element! it makes that tree pop! thank you so much for joining us at that craft place challenge blog, for the christmas challenge, and good luck :) Rachel, TCP DT

  22. This is gorgeous! Just love the hint of sparkle in the tree!

  23. Your sparkle tree is so gorgeous Carol!! Love it! xx

  24. Gorgeous card. Love your smooched background and the silvery stenciled tree is so festive. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  25. Wonderful christmas card! Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew
    Hugs, Yvonne

  26. Gorgeous and so festive!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  27. What a lovely and elegant card. Thanks for joining in on our Challenge in December. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT


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