Saturday 23 January 2016

Twinkle town

Hello friends, hope you are well and not suffering too much with the extreme weather at the moment, be it two feet of snow or blistering heat. Here in my part of the UK it's....raining...again, and just when I thought the fields couldn't get any wetter, still each day that passes is a day nearer to spring.

Anyway, weather report over!! I am here to share another Christmas card that I made with a New Year present to myself.

The fabulous stamp set is called Twinkle Towns by Mama Elephant and although very different, for me, I had to have it.

 Coloured with Promarkers the bauble then had a liberal Stardust stickling. 

I heat embossed the bough with a glittery green embossing powder that I had long since forgotten about and added a red cord to hang the bauble from. The sentiment came from a Wplus9 set called Woodland Wreaths (Carol...this one is all your fault!!).

Apologies for the appalling photography!!

So, another Christmas card for the box and some challenges to enter too.

Winter Wonderland - Something New (Stamp sets)
Simply Create Too #101 - Something New (Stamp sets)
Craft Rocket #7 - Clean and Simple
ABC Christmas - B for baubles
Crafting by designs - Winter, Glitter, Sparkles
Ooh La La challenge #196 - In the country
Crafting With Friends #12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Time January - Make it Sparkle

Until next time xx


Unknown said...

This is fabulous!! What an awesome stamp set!
Don't know about the weather but I'm suffering an awful migraine! Really shouldn't be doing commenting oops must rest up!! Have a lovely wkend xxx

Janice said...

I don't know where you find all your crafty bits Sarah, but you always seem to have great new stuff! This is a brilliant bauble! Any that lovely winter scene is perfect for my country challenge at Oohlala. Thanks for joining us! Finally, next time your online shopping, might I suggest a snorkel for Surprise, poor think must be so fed up of the wet, we had a lovely day, but I guess that's no consolation! Jx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, such a fabulous bauble and lots of lovely sparkle.
No rain here today, just thick fog - I thought I was going to get lost on my walk this morning!

Wynn said...

Ooohhh lots of it. It's a beautiful Wintery scene. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenge. Wynn DT

Brenda said...

Sarah, this is so sweet, I'm into tiny right now and in my eyes this is the perfect tiny little scene you've created! love the heat embossed evergreen too!

Jo said...

That's gorgeous Sarah, a fab stamp set & the embossing looks lovely.....something I'm on a mission to do more of. I'm ashamed to say I have too many pots of embossing powder sitting in a drawer! Wet, dull & dark here too....thank goodness for Ottlites!
hugs Jo x

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is a great design Sarah x

Tracey said...

Absolutely beautiful Sarah & I love the embossed branch :o)

Carole Pollard said...

What a great present to give yourself love this fab design its so different and gorgeous Wonderful card Love and hugs Carole x

Darlene said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Sarah! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.


Unknown said...

I love that bauble stamp and how you have hung it from the bough....beautiful card :)

Chrissy said...

GORgeous the sweet scene in your bauble..what a great stamp and fabulous the embossed branch and red cord..I'm sweltering here and looking forward to Autumn..


Julie B said...

Super design Sarah, love the bough stamp.
The sheep are beginning to get webbed feet but they have gone up to the lambing sheds so the patter of tiny hooves isn't too far away!

brenda said...

My theory as well with Spring Sarah and like you pretty muddy paddocks.

Great design, the little scene is pretty and the embossing carried the colours from the trees perfectly.

B x

Carole said...

Stop doing the rain dance Sarah !!!
Love this card, simply beautiful
Hugs Carole x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah...Brilliant bauble and pretty colours...We to have little granddaughter seems to be living in her wellies...roll on spring...Joolsx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I have this set and haven't used it yet!! thanks for the inspiration! I have got it out next to me now, all I need is some time to ink it up :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Wendy L said...

This looks so pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, x

Pamellia said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Love the bright green and all the glitter! Rain here too, nothing but rain. Not strange for some people, but where I am in Canada, it's highly unusual. Since I love snow, it's a little sad too. Stay dry! hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card Sarah, sure love the colours and design. Raining here too but so hot and humid, yuck weather...x

Vicki said...

Sarah, this is a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Double D!

Laine said...

So pretty Sarah with stunning sparkle.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the bauble design
Lorraine x

MaryH said...

1)your photo looks fine on my monitor (2)love the scene in the ornament. The sparkle you've added really makes the design stand out so nicely, and I'm loving the gleam of the green bough and the red tie. Very lovely, and very well done! Hope your rain will cease, and you get some nice sunshine to go for a good ride. TFS & Hugs.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh that bauble stamp is gorgeous Sarah, lovin the sparkle too!

Diane Louise J said...

Your card is lovely... thanks for sharing it with MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES, EMBOSSING CHALLENGE... good luck in the draw and hope to see you next time, Hugs Diane Louise (DT)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a super stamped bauble image, love the colouring and your embossed tree branch. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge this week.
Lorraine DT

Stampsnob. said...

Scene in ornament just lovely TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis Dt

Annette said...

You really are getting ahead for next year. Fab card though hun, love the sparkle.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is so sparkly and gorgeous!! Love your design here Sarah! HUGS

Carol S. said...

Lovely card and love the design. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Linby said...

How clever to make it a Christmas country scene - perfect for our challenge at OLL.
Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
Lynn x

Sue said...

Sarah, I love this card, such a gorgeous and truly inspirational design.

Karon said...

This is a stunning card - wow! TFS

Lena said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the sparkle you added and the beautiful bauble. So very elegant!
Hugs ~ Lena

Christine Harrop said...

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Crafty Time this month. Good luck and we'd love to see you again soon. Christine DT x

Peanut said...

You know I like a good sparkle... yep I do!
x Asha