It’s time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, and this time round we have a sketch for you.  This means that you can make anything you want, any theme, any style, any anything!!

The sketch is on the challenge site, so pop over and have a look.  The winner and Top Picks from the last challenge have also been posted so it might be worth your while to check that out in case it’s you!

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I used a new stamp from Lili of the Valley to make my card.  It’s not one of their new releases, I got it at Christmas and gave it its first outing!  Also new is the La La Land banner die, which has been on my wish list for quite a while.

The top paper is from Dovecraft, the bottom striped piece is from an unknown pack that I won last year in a blog candy.  I covered the join with ribbon from JoAnn’s and a punched strip of scrap card using a Martha Stewart edge punch, and I used the same striped paper to make the banner.

The image was coloured with Prisma pencils and Crystal and Fruit Punch Stickles.  It was edged with a little peg stamp and Martha Stewart ink in Watermelon.  The three little heart sequins are “card confetti”, the type you’d put inside cards to make a mess when the recipient opened it!  They’re mirrored, so are difficult to photograph.

The sentiment came with the stamp and it’s also stamped with the Martha Stewart ink.  Both image and sentiment are mounted on to Mulberry type card from Fiskars.




Darnell’s NBUS Challenge ~ New Schtuff! (The stamp, the die, both papers.. need I go on??)



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