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'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Inspired by a Christmas Carol with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Good morning my lovely blog friends......hope you're all well & happy
April to you all.......April already!!!!!
Thanks ever so much for all your get well wishes....I'm still feeling rotten
can't remember having a cold this bad before! Anyway, the reason for
today's post is to tell you all about the new challenge starting today over
at Sparkles Christmas Challenges where the theme is 'Inspired by a Christmas
Carol'!  Oh wow, I loved making this making Christmas things
 anyway but for some reason this is already a favourite for this year!
So, as usual, you can make any Christmas craft item you like just so long
as it matches the theme & you could be the lucky winner of this fab prize
from this month's sponsor Marianne Designs!
I used a gorgeous image called 'Catching Snowflakes' from Time for Tea, the
1st time I've coloured it up and for once I'm happy with my colouring lol!
I was inspired by the Carol 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'....I love Winter
so this was fun for me to make! Do try & find time to pop over & join us, after
all, it's never too early to start prepping for Christmas & don't forget to go check
out the amazing Dt makes.......everyone's a stunner!
Rightio, off back to my hot water bottle & my box of tissues......thanks for calling
today.........see you soon!
Catching Snowflakes digi - Time for Tea Designs
coloured with Copics
papers - Dovecraft
snowflake dies - Marianne & Sizzix
bunting die - Sizzix
banner die - Die-Namics
brow card & pearls - stash
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at 4 Krafty Girls
anything goes (Christmas) at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at Paper Crafting Journey
anything goes at Completely Christmas
fav colouring medium at Christmas Card Challenges
anything goes at Aurora Wings
cute, die cuts & punches at The Cutie Pie


  1. Fabulous card Jo and a great song choice, love it, i can't stop singing all these songs lol
    Hugs Shaz xx

  2. This is gorgeous Jo. I love the pretty image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous papers.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. so stunning jo. fabulous papers and details and i love the gorgeous image ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. Oh I just love this hun, the colours you have used are fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. This is gorgeous Jo. I love the image and papers. Hope you feel better soon.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. Love your colours choices. this is so fun and vivbrant for Christmas. You did colour that image so nicely too!
    Off to have coffee out with a girlfriend...haven't seen her for about 3 months as she went to Australia...guess I am going to see some fabby pictures!
    Well come back tonight and have a proper catch up on your posts..

  7. Gorgeous as always hun....:o)

    Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. what a fabulous card Jo - love this to bits - its brilliant! Big hugs to you xx

  9. This is a stunning Card beautifullly coloured image and a great layout xx

  10. Beautiful Jo. I love the beautiful papers and your coloring is fantastic. Wonderful...

  11. Wow Jo this is a stunning card the image is gorgeous, beautiful papers and snowflakes.
    Hope you feel better soon Jo.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  12. This is gorgeous Jo! Love your colours and the designs fab too!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Aurora Wings Challenge.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  13. What a fab and fun card dearie.Love the bright colours, gorgeous image and fab layers.Hugs x

  14. This is simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x

  15. This is stunning! I can see why it's your favourite, I love it! Take care of yourself! xx

  16. Lovely card Jo, gorgeous colours, great bp, super cute image and super choice of Christmas Carol.

    Pat xx

  17. Really pretty papers and image and the layout works so well! Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  18. I always love seeing Christmas cards, and this one is just adorable, Jo! Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  19. This is gorgeous Jo, love it

    Hugs Helen P xx

  20. Very pretty, great layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT Member

  21. Gorgeous use of die-cuts and patterned papers. Fabulous image too!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  22. Hi Jo, apologies for the long absence - I don't know where the time has gone. It's ages since my last visit, isn't it!

    Your card is just stunning - great colouring and love the cute image, wonderful colour choices as well.

    Thanks for joining in with us at the Cutie Pies as well.



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