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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

TLT - Sue's Challenge - Christmas Sparkle

Boy oh boy...these weeks are flying by and I can't believe it's another TLT Challenge. It seems just like yesterday that it was Anita's ribbon challenge!

Today is the lovely Sue's turn and she chose Christmas Sparkle. Well, that's a no brainer for me as I LOVE sparkle! You might be surprised at the image I chose but there's a reason for it. Friends of ours are going to Australia and New Zealand over Christmas and New fact they're leaving on the 8th of December and as you know while we'll be shivering in the cold here in the UK they will be warm and toasty having barby's on the beach! I wonder if you can cook a turkey on a bbq lol. As they're leaving so early Sal's decided not to send any Christmas cards and hopes people will do the same with them. Me being me I wanted to send one and when I knew what Sue's challenge was set about figuring out what I could do for their card. This is what I came up with....

 Magnum & Lily on Holiday!!! LOL...see I told you you'd be surprised :-D I think it's pretty cool though didn't quite match up to what I had in my head. You're probably wondering where the sparkle is but if you click on the picture you'll see the sand is made of glitter and actual Australian sand that Nicole brought back from her travels. Also the snowflakes are punched from glitter card, the drinks and umbrellas are glittered as are the coconuts on the palm tree and the sails of the boats. I decided there still wasn't enough sparkles so drew lines of glue down the stripes of the paper and sprinkled with glitter and added some Swarovski crystals to the centre of the snowflakes. What I really wanted to do was glitter up Lily's deck chair but thought she might look even more lost on it than she already is lol.

These two look cooler than cool!

Here you can see the glittered lines on the pp and the snowflakes with their crystals.

To see the rest of the Lovely Ladybug DT cards head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG where you can see their gorgeous creations and see who won the prize of a LCI stamp, badge and a 2 week guest spot!

Thank you to all of you who entered...I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winners!

Have a great day...thanks for stopping by :-D

Catch ya later x

PS This is my 2nd post today so make sure you scroll down to see the first


Lisa Jane said...

Oh my- Teacher is Teacher's pet again this week... Australian sand ?????? cant beat that!
Love this card ..and yes Santa - are you listening ... i have been a very good girl and this stamp would be very nice lol!
Lisa ;)

Helen Ann said...

I love it, I love that you've put real australian sand on, I'm so going to have to borrow that idea for my mates Christmas card
Love how you've put traditional Christmassy stuff with that image :)
Hel x

Pami said...

Oh Kerry, what a really cool idea! The card is fabulous!! Love all the glitter and the sand is is just inspired!! Love it! And THANK YOU ALL so much for picking my card for the last challenge! So excited!!! Pami x

theCook said...

Wow! Big surprise to see this stamp used in a Christmas card! Love it!

Suzy Q said...

Genius!!! What a great idea!! you see...I knew i came to you for advice for a reason!! lol!! Your card is stunning!! xx

Whimsey said...

Beautiful - I want to go on holiday with them!!

Just a great card; love the colors and those snowflakes are divine!!

Anita said...

Kerry, this is awesome. I never would have thought to make a Christmas sparkle card with that stamp but it's perfect! Your coloring is gorgeous and the sparkle is perfect. Love that you've actually used real sand from!

pinky said...

Its just brilliant, pure genius!! They will get a real laugh with this one and what a perfect image. Love the sparkly sand:)

Mary J said...

I agree with Pinky - you're a genius! Adore it Kerry! You know, this would work for the Aussies!!!

Sew-Ink said...

How cute is that, Magnum & Lily on holiday. this image.

Sue Upson said...

Absolutely inspired idea Kerry!! Love all the sparkle and little details - perfect idea for anyone living in warmer countries or going away for christmas :-) Sue xx

Rusty said...

HAHAHAHA do you know if I was clever enough to think of something like that I reckon my whole family would see the funny side!! absolutely fantastic! love it!

Hayley @ said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I love your card, such a fun idea and I love Magnum and Lily sooooooooo cute!!!!
Stunning xx