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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Birthday Blog Hop with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Morning lovelies........happy Saturday!
Can you believe it's February 1st's also our 3rd Birthday
over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges and to celebrate our lovely
boss lady Shaz has organised an extra special Blog Hop! The theme is 
ANYTHING GOES  and as usual, you can enter any crafty creation you
want as long as it's Christmas themed! So here's how it works:
You need to hop through the Dt blogs leave a comment at each then
 go back to the main blog & add your creation before Feb 25th.....
and to tempt you even further we have some fantastic prizes to be
won from our amazing sponsors!
Pink Gem Designs - 2 Digi's
Marianne Designs - Dies & Stamps
Crafty Ribbons - £10 voucher (exc postage)
Di's Digi's - $12 voucher
Joanna Sheen - assorted
Dawn to Dusk - £10 voucher
Fantastic Ribbons - £10 voucher
 As if that's not enough, there's even more prizes to be won along
the way....just keep hopping for the chance to be a winner of a Dt prize!
 You can start hopping by visiting Shaz then follow the links through all the
Dt blogs and if you're low on Christmas inspiration you're in the right
place......the Dt makes are fabulous!
You should have come to me from our lovely Brenda and your next
stop should be our fabby Debs......but don't worry if you get lost along
the way, you can always pop back to Shaz and start over!
Jo - you're here!
Helen P
Helen N
For my card I used a gorgeous Marci stamp from La La Land coloured 
with Flexmarkers, die cut & punched snowflakes, die cut trees, I stamped 
a sentiment on a fishtail banner that I cut on both ends, used some
gorgeous creamy/beige card, pearls & the papers were freebies with
a mag......hope you like it! I have a little prize on offer too......just leave
your name in the linky & a little comment & I'll choose a random
winner at the end of the challenge!
So that's it friends, thanks for calling...............hope to see you
over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges......happy hopping!

anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Christmas Card Challenges
anything goes at Passion for Promarkers
Christmas at Fab n Funky
Winter snowflakes at The Sisterhood of Crafters
anything goes at 4 Krafty Girls


  1. Gorgeous card Jo, super cute image and those snowflakes are fantastic.

    Pat xx

  2. Fabulous card Jo! and a mysterious candy too how exciting shame we can't enter

  3. Beautiful card Jo and nice to see a mysterious candy along the way

  4. What a beautiful card Jo, love the sweet image and gorgeous colour combo.

    Hugs Julie xxxx

  5. Gorgeous card Jo. I love the cute image, beautiful papers and wonderful detailing too.
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Gorgeous card Jo, love the elegance of it, I want your die cuts:O)!

  7. ADORABLE creation Jo! Love the snowflakes and trees! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Winter Snowflake’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Gorgeous adorable card, Hazel

  9. LOving your colours Jo..Such a sweet image too.
    These Snowflakes are so pretty .

  10. So beautifully crafted, wonderful colour combo

  11. this is a fabulous card jo. i really love the colours. beautiful. will try ti do the hop on monday. i'm on a crafting course just now x

  12. so stunning jo.your soft colours are beautiful and i love the adorable image :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Such beautiful soft and delicate colouring, the added details are fabulous! Thank you for the blog hop x

  14. I totally LOOOOOOOVE the color scheme and those die-cut snowflakes are amazing (who's is the die?).

    Hopping now to the next stop :)

    Hugs from Finland,

  15. Thanks for a great hop and fabulous project!!

  16. WOW I love your card the image is so cute but the colours you have used just make it POP, its gorgeous

  17. Beautiful card, love the colours that you have used, and all the embellishments really make it stand out. Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky
    Crafty Hugs Kelly xxx

  18. What a delight! Gorgeous image and such lovely design. Ruby x

  19. oops me again Jo.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  20. Very pretty. Love the colours and all the die cuts. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  21. Jo, you have made a stunning angel card. Beautiful. I have made a card and will add it to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog once I have competed the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym

  22. This card is gorgeous. I love the image and she's colored to perfection. The blue and gold theme is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes! Hugs, Gail

  23. Beautiful card, love the cute image and the super colours

  24. Love all your die cuts and the fab pale blue and beige colour scheme! Thanks for the chance to win your candy! Best wishes Karen x

  25. Beautiful layout and embellishments. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  26. Lovely card with beautiful embellishments. Congrats on the 3rd anniversary of the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog.

  27. Love your colors of gold and blue together - the snowflakes and trees are fabulous embellishments to this elegant card.

  28. Oooo what a gorgeous image and a great layout too, Luv Sam x

  29. Gorgeous card, Jo. Beautiful Love the papers/colours and that image so cute and beautifully coloured! Congrats on the 3rd anniversary. Luv, Wilma

  30. Wonderful card, with a beautiful image, and the snowflakes are soo lovely. I love snowflakes. Congrats on the 3rd anniversary of the Sparkles Christmas Blog. Hugs from Lisbeth

  31. Hi Jo - the blue and brown colour combo is a great favourite of mine and I love the cute image and your beautiful embellies.
    Alison x

  32. Oooooo . . . this card is gorgeous!! I LOVE those snowflake die cuts; they are so elegant. Your image and your coloring are beautiful. I just linked to your list, I have linked on the Sparkles blog and now I am off to continue the hop!

  33. Lovely card. Super image and snowflakes. Christine

  34. Gorgeous, love all the gold. Thanks for the chance to win. I also have some candy on offer so hop over

  35. Stunning, I am in love with your color palette. So fresh and lovely. The layers are perfection. What a wonderful design with your trees and snowflakes....tfs. I am enjoying visiting with the team and have entered my card into the challenge.

  36. Cute image but I love the colouring on your embellishments.

  37. Gorgous card. Love the colours and fabulous details xx

  38. Your Christmas card is so beautiful. I love the colors you have used!!
    I have entered my card in the challenge.
    Hugs, Wenche

  39. Oh wow!! Your card is stunning!! You have coloured the image so beautifully and i love all of your pretty die cuts :)
    I have entered my card in the challenge. Thanks so much for a chance to enter.
    Fiona L x

  40. love your fabulous colour sccheme and gorgeous colouring on your image.
    pauline x

  41. The colours are great and so soft and love the snowflakes and design

  42. Great card Jo, love the colours, layout and all the die cuts are the perfect finishing touch!! Must hop,
    Love Jacky x


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