winter wishes

** 12/15/17 Highly Commended Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Another fun challenge is launching over at Crafty Catz and I’m popping in this morning with a guest designer project! The theme this week is Sparkle N Shine and our sponsor is Polkadoodles, so come on over and play with us!

I purchased this adorable image, Christmas Shopping – Winnie White Christmas, for my stash and couldn’t wait to use it! I don’t often use pre-colored images but this one was just too perfect to pass up! I cut the image with a double-stitched square die. You can’t tell in the photo, but I used Versamark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder on the entire surface of the image to create a very special wintery sparkle.


I chose a pretty blue gingham paper for the background, along with some glitter cardstock and several different die cuts to embellish this adorable focal image. I stamped a sentiment in black ink and cut it with a fishtail die. I finished the front with a double loop bow created from beautiful wrinkled ribbon.


For the inside, I stamped a simple sentiment on a panel layered on blue cardstock. I’m so loving how this turned out!


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #14 – Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #28 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack, Doodlebug Design 6×6 gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Polkadoodles Christmas Shopping – Winnie White Christmas digital image; Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Double-Stitched Square STAX and Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip dies; Spellbinders Postage Stamps and Classic Scalloped Squares dies
Accessories:  Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Prairie Bird Boutique blue wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a sparkly and shiny project with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “winter wishes”

  1. Morning from a cold England. Fab pick of image and love how you framed it and great sentiment inside. Have a great week


  2. Fantastic card Lesley, I love the sparkly frame and it looks gorgeous in blue! Love it
    Hope you are having a great week!


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