Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sparkly challenge

Good Sunday morning everyone!! Are you ready for another High Hopes blog challenge?? This week, the FABULOUS Anna is challenging us to use sparkle on our cards!! That's an easy one, especially as we all are in the midst of making Christmas cards! You can use Stickles, glitter, glitter pen, rhinestones....anything that sparkles!! There's another drawing this week....up for grabs is Christmas Kitty Fun and Meowy Christmas! Just post a comment on the High Hopes blog with a link to your sparkly card for your chance to win!!



For my card, I chose to use an older stamp, Charity Winter Angel. I colored her with Prismas & gamsol & added LOTS of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to her wings & the snow on the ground. The dotted paper is from the DCWV Christmas stack from last year. It's a beautiful deep burgundy color, although it doesn't show its gorgeous color in the photo. I also used Fun Flock for the very first time, covering her "fur" on her coat with it. You may have to click on the picture to get a better view of that ~ Fun Flock is not the easiest thing to photograph! I added some glitter to the Primas as well, just in case the glitter on the wings & snow wasn't enough. That's right, I wanted to out-sparkle everyone else!! LOL!! I did some sewing around the card, but please don't look too closely at that!! I finally figured out the perfect tension on my machine, but not until AFTER this card was done so some of the stitches are rather loose. I fixed it best I could, but I knew the more I kept fixing it, the more apt I was so completely ruin it. So it is what it is, not my best but not my worst!!



Please go check out all the other Divas creations on the High Hopes blog. There are some wonderful creations there that makes me just want to sit & create sparkly cards all day. I need to make tons more Christmas cards.....I know some people who are DONE with theirs! I didn't send any out last year so I need to make up for that. I hope you all have a great Sunday!!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have done a fiar bit of quilting one thing I learned was always use the same thread top and bottom on your machine or it can throw off your tension. I had one machine that I had so much trouble with years ago and later found out that cheap polyester thread have rough texture like little knots on them that will throw your tension off.I now use cotton or cotton coated threads or if I rally need a specific color and need to use polyester I use Gutermans thread. Ann Lind

zmajcic said...

Hello...Nice blog...greeting from Serbia.

Niki Estes said...

Great card, Michelle! I love your coloring and the sparkle on her wings!

Deb Wood said...

Very beautiful, fab coloring!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your card is beautiful! You know what, I have this stamp...I haven't even mounted it on EZ Mount yet, but you totally make me want to ink it up and color it. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl your coloring is out of this world, happy Sunday!

Ann said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous! Love those papers and, of course, the SPARKLE!!! :D

Amy said...

Wow Michelle... talk about sparklemania... I absolutely love it!

Carmen said...

Michelle I love the card and the bling is great! Sparkle is always perfect.

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love this card, Michelle. I love the highlights you left on her coat. And close up, I can see the flocking and it looks so great! I love the sparkle you achieved in this creation. Just beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Woohooo look at that wonderful card. I just ordered this stamp. I think it is one of my favorites. I love all the wonderful extras you have here. Really great job Michelle.
TFS,
Dawn B.

kk127g said...

Wow What a cute card. I have to start joining these challenges.
You do great work,
Thanks for sharing.
KK

Kelly Schelske said...

e, it is gorgeous! ! Love the fun flock, love that stuff! Fabulous coloring too, very pretty!! Hugs, Kelly

Jennifer Love said...

Gorgeous card!

I dropped my machine in the floor...**PLOP** it fell...now I can't fix the tension for ANYthing. So frustrating...so I don't sew much on my cards...oh and I can't seem to sew straight to save my life. LOL!

Cheryl said...

This is very pretty! Love your soft coloring and the paper you used!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh she sure is gorgeous Michelle with her little cute friends and love your colouring and the flock, I have this stamp and haven't used her yet but after seeing your stunning card will go and get her out ready now, Hugs, Nikki x

Stamp Maryland said...

Awesome coloring! Great Blog.

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty, and I love that stamp, and your coloring on her as well!! Also love the dp!

Cheryl

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhh lovely card-I always like sparkle!!!

Tammi said...

I love you coloring, I just stare at it! :) Beautiful card, but they all are! And you can never go wrong with a sparkle!

ink'n'rubba said...

such a cute card with an adorable image and pretty papers, and I love the sparkle! hugs, annie x

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous card!! I love this stamp and all the glitter and fun flock looks Fabulous!!

Pam Limric SCS "craftea19" said...

Michelle not only is your coloring always beautiful but you sure have a knack for making your layouts so perfect. Each one is a little piece of art! This one turned out just perfectly!

Leslie said...

Beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs, Leslie

Kathy ~~~ said...

The Charity Winter Angel is adorable. Love your blog.

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