Sunday 15 December 2013

Some sparkle - and some sad news

Hello all and I hope that your weekend is proving to be an enjoyable one!  The usual comings and goings here - but as I had a couple of hours on my own yesterday (a very rare occurrence in this house!) I wrapped some presents for under the tree!  How organised am I?!  Don't be fooled!  The "To do" list in my head is gathering pace even as I'm writing this lol!

Anyway, it's time to share a 'make it sparkle' mid-way inspiration card with you for our month long challenge over at Joanna Sheen.  But before I share that with you, there is some news on the challenge blog from our Team Leader Paula :-
"I do however also have some very sad news that this will be the final challenge from the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog as money for advertising and PR is always in great demand and there are several other ideas that Joanna wants to pursue. I am gutted at this decision as running the challenge blog has been a huge part of my life over the last 2 years and I was so proud when we were named as Craft Beautiful's craft blog of the year 2012."

Needless to say, the Design Team were all gutted when we received this news a little while ago, and I will miss the challenge and the team such a lot.  I was beyond excited when I was asked to join the DT and so feel so sad and disappointed that it's coming to an end - and just want to thank Paula and the rest of the team for having me!  But do pop over to the challenge blog and read more about this, see the fabulous DT inspiration, and leave us a comment to let us know if you've enjoyed the challenge blog over the last 2 years! 

My 'sparkle' card uses a gorgeous image from the Thomas Kinkade Christmas collection -

I hope you can see the sparkle from all the stardust Sprinkles that I used, even though I'm rubbish at catching the 'sparkle' with a camera! 
I've used pearl card on the based and some pearlised coredinations for the embossed panel, and some mirri card added for extra bling! The flower is a Spellbinders die with a pearl centre (from WOC). The lace is from stash. 

So do pop over to the Joanna Sheen challenge and see the gorgeous creations from the DT - and join us for this final challenge (sniff!) with your sparkly creations. 
Back soon,
Kim xx


  1. This is so lovely Kim. It is a sad time for everyone that the JS Challenge blog is closing.


  2. That is sad news about the JS challenge blog ending and I'm sure it was a very difficult decision.
    Your card is breathtakingly beautiful... like a mini masterpiece and I just love it.

  3. This is sooo beautiful! The image is gorgeous as is your gorgeous design! Sorry to hear that the JS challenge blog is closing, I am sure it will be greatly missed!
    Gina x

  4. Your last card for JS is so beautiful. I love the snowman's image repeated in the small window. Have a nice week though.
    Anna xxx

  5. a beautiful card, soory to hear the news about the blog

  6. Fab card Kim so really sorry to hear about the challenge ending, I have won some wonderful things, such a pity its ending and can't fully understand the reasoning, oh well lots of huggles hun Sue xxx

  7. This is gorgeous Kim. I love the image and wonderful sparkle.
    I can still hardly believe this is our last challenge - such a big shame!
    Sue xx

  8. Absolutely beautiful Kim...So sad we are posting our last cards for the JSC :(
    Wendy x

  9. Beautiful card Kim and so sad, Hope you have a lovely Christmas xx

  10. Hi Kim,
    that is very sad news indeed. I have only entered this challenge once and got into the daily talent spot too.
    Love your card it's so very beautiful and just what I would expect of a Christmas card.
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Love your snowy scene and fab sparkly touches, lovely card. Such a shame the challenge is ending. Hugs, Lisa x

  12. So beautiful the sparkle and such a gorgeous wintery is sad when a DT blog closes feel so lost for awhile..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


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Kim x