Sunday, 2 January 2011


This is my first challenge of 2011 and the theme of Pile It On this week is Anything new - what a great challenge to use all those new christmas items - I am!

This is my first project over Christmas as I've struggled to do anything over the holidays - think I've been in hibernation mode!

For this project I've done a Christmas card purely because I wanted to use this Magnolia image I won earlier in the month but with the holidays I've only just received.

Firstly I used two rubber stamps to create this main image and then coloured with copics.  Having only had my prisma pencils for a few days I then had a go at rendering the image - a technique I am hoping to master in the next few months or so.

I cut the image out and then distressed the edges both with a paper distress tool and with inks.  I added some white smooch spritz ink before adding stickles to the candy cane and Tilda wings for a bit more sparkle!

I embellished with a paper flower cut with Marianne dies, some paper flowers, pearl flourishes, heart, ribbon and charm. 


marksfinestpapers    use something new
sweetstampinchallenge   your favourite song -  ......sweet as sugar candy....
creativefriday lets party
justmagnolia anything goes
sewmanychallenges anything goes
totallygorjuss for someone special
totallypapercraftsanything goes
digidoodleshopsbest anything goes
southerngirls anything goes
stamp-n-doodle  anything new
craftypurplefrog christmas 
digistamps4joy anything goes
ynschallenges lets party
mytimetocraftchallenge brand spanking new


Joanne Travis said...

Your coloring is really gorgeous on this cute image. Love it!
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

Melanie M said...

Lovely card Sharon. Great card and very cute stamps.
Thank you for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy challenge blog :)

Pamela said...

Happy new year Sharon.

Your card is amazing.

Thanks for joining us at CF.

Hugs Pamela

Tracey T said...

Happy New Year, Sharon! Such a sweet card - your colouring is gorgeous! You'll enjoy using your Prismas - I wouldn't be without mine. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jane said...

What a fantastic card so well coloured thanks for playing at StampinSanity
Luv Jane xxx

Dana said...

Oh Wow, Sharon!! I love this!! Your coloring is fantastic and I adore those red shiny parts!!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and happy crafting in 2011!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring! Cute image - thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Harriet Skelly said...

YOur image is so sweet and your coloring is outstanding! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Becky said...

Your card is adorable, wonderful coloring.Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

Vicky said...

Fabulous card love the gorgeous image.
Thankyou for joining us at CPF & Sweet Stampin. Happy New Year.

Hugs Vicky xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Hi Sharon your card is soo sweet,
i love your combination of stamps
have a good week

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you have layered those stamps and the bloom looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining our 'Party' challenge at Totally Papercrafts and I hope you're having a wonderful start to the New Year.
Caroline xxx

Gemma said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for joining in with the Anything Goes challenge over at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma :)

Ninchen said...

gorgeous card!
thanks for joining us at creative friday!

xx and a happy new year

Chrissie said...

What a super card!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MTTC and Happy New Year!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
An adorable image, lovely details and beautiful colors - great take on the theme.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Happy New Year!

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty and a good headstart for later this year!Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Ruth x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with our Sparkle challenge at StampInsanity, hope to see you back tomorrow for the new challenge :D

karen In Houston said...

Youe card is sew cute, just love it. Thanks for playing at Sew Many Cards.

Julie said...

Great card! Thankyou for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Southern Girls,Have a good week,Julie.x

Suzanne said...

A fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

Jo said...

Such a beautiful card, fabulous image used too.
Thank you for joining in the fun at sweet stampin
Jo xx