Sunday, 27 November 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 21 - Sparkle... and a mini DT call....


I'm back for another challenge at Dream Valley! This time we are being sponsored by our very own Mags (who is now calling herself MagsB....) Please pop over to her blog, she makes some gooooorgeous creations! Anyway, so on to the challenge.... One of my faves this time - we want to see some


I put a bit of sparkle on nearly all of my cards and with Christmas fast approaching there's certainly no reason to put away the glitter just yet :-)

I've made a couple of matching cards for my niece and nephew using one of my fave Lili of the Valley images, James the bear in the snow.

I used holographic embossing powder on the hat trim and snow.... can you see it? Try squinting a bit.... :-) And then there's silver glitter around the edge.....

And the matching blue one....

Same holographic embossing powder but I couldn't get this to show up on my photos at all! How disappointing. It's soooo sparkley IRL. Why have I got to wait till Christmas for my daylight lamp???? Grrrrr!

I used:
Image - LOTV
Holographic embossing powder
Silver glitter
Papers - Pink: Tatty teddy Christmas pack, blue: Dovecraft
Silver mirri card
Silver trims and ribbon from stash
Snowflakes - Marianne creatables dies
Gems and sentiments - stash
Card candy - picked up at NEC craft show

Blue card only
Creative Inspirations - Winter colours: Blue, grey and white
Ladybug crafts ink - Winter blues

Both cards
Charisma cardz - snowflakes
Lili of the Valley - Anything goes
Sketch 'n' stash - Fab sketch, new stash: card candy
ABC challenge - D for dazzle
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes at Christmas

Dream Valley Mini DT Call
I must let you know about the DT call over at Dream Valley..... We're looking for some new teamies so if you'd like to join us, please pop over and read the post on the Dream Valley blog and add your name to our linky thing.... But make it quick cos there's only 1 day left!

Now I do need to apologise for how quiet I have been in blogland just lately. I don't want to bore you with the details but just to let you know I have a few things on my plate at the moment - all of which I hope will be resolved in the near future so I can be back to my usual blogging self! In the meantime, make sure you pop over to Dream Valley and have a look at all the other sparkley creations the DT have made - they're such a talented bunch :-)

Hoping to visit you all soon!

Love 'n' hugs,


Lynne in NI said...

oooooh these are gorgeous Mel! Any idea where you got your skinny tinsel from ... I'd love to get some of this for next year's cards!

Susie said...

These are gorgeous, Mel! I love James Bear too and the silver card, silver glitter and embossing powder look fab! Susie x

MagsB said...

*Blush* Thank you for your kind comments!!

Mel, I love the LotV bears, and you've really done James proud in these fabulous cards!! I hope life is settling down, hun, and the run-up to Christmas isn't too stressful.

All I can say is, thank goodness for the Internet when buying Christmas pressies!

love, MagsB x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Mel!
Two great cards,he looks fab in pink and blue :) xx

Donna Mosley said...

Two beautiful cards Mel, Love the sweet image and gorgeous details. Love the silver details hun.

Donna x

coops said...

gorgeous cards the sweet bear and your colours and sparkle are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Cat's sCrap said...


Pink or blue card, I like the both ! Clean and well-kept work. Adorable stamp. Which creativity !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week.

Hugs from France.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both of these are gorgeous, I like the image, great take on the sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Kevin xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your beautiful card its gorgeous in both colours!

Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx

Jack said...

These are both brilliant. And silver ric-rac - oooh I need this, lol. xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful, adorable cards.

Pauline said...

These are just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz!

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Winter Colours theme at Creative Inspiraitons! xxx

~@ngie~ said...

they're both gorgeous but the blue one is my fave... as most people know... blue is my all time FAVE colour :)

Thanx for joining us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck :)

Hugz Angie xXx

louise said...

Two fab cards love both colours
Hugs louise xx

pinky said...

Love your cards in both colour ways. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

CraftyC said...

Hi Mel, I love both your cards with James Bear, he's fab. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge

Melly said...

These are just stunning! Lynne is right, that tinsel is perfect weee finish to the funky Christmas! Lovely colours hee
Hugs M xxx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning and cute thanks for sharing with C.I.

xxxtglxxx said...

Both these cards look brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,



Gemma said...

this is a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in our Snowflakes challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

craftymum said...

two great "sparkle" cards. Thank you for joining us at TG this week.I hope you will play along again next week.

Sarah x

p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog when I reach 300 followers

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just had to pop over from the challenge post for Dream Valley- I love pink and think this card is awesome!!!

rc trucks said...

Both of these are gorgeous, That image are great take on the sketch, I am very late to attend this excellent challenge, I sure you all are enjoyed lot.

Anonymous said...

2 lovely cards with James bear, thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our Sparkle challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Daniele said...

awwww I'm so lovin' these cards love the tinsel, thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash this week