Friday, November 7, 2014

Holly Ornament Merry Christmas...Inkspirational Challenges #69~Shine, Happy Little Stampers~November Sketch Challenge, Virginia's View Challenge #9~All Things Metallic

Hello everyone...

It's time for Inspirational Challenges #69 and the DT is inviting you to dress up your cards with glitter, sparkle and shimmer.  Yes, the theme is "Shine"...



Use whatever you choose - embossing, sparkles, stickles, Wink of Stella, sequins. the list is as varied as is your creativity -  to bring the shazzam and pizzazz of glitz and glamour to your cards.

This week, we're joined by the incredibly talented Rocky, who is sharing a gorgeous card as well as a tutorial over at her blog.  Her card, alongside the shine-themed cards created by the Inkspirational Team: dazzle guaranteed!


Here are my cards: an inlaid ornament die, using various shimmery papers, as well as an embossed sentiment.  One in gold and bronze...


One in silver and teal...


The duo...

I hope to see your card/s in the gallery; a top pick/s will be invited to guest design for a future challenge.  I'd love if it were YOU...

I followed the sketch from Happy Little Stampers~November Sketch Challenge - but totally forgot to include it in my original write-up. I'll blame that entirely on the excitement of getting ready to visit my family!


ETA: I'm also joining Virginia's View Challenge #9~All Things Metallic



Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

34 comments:

  1. Good morning sweetie, these are just gorgeous, fab colours, hugs Pops x x x

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  2. Perfectly cas and in such beautiful colour combos .

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  3. I love this look, the outline of gold and silver really is a stunner x

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  4. Very cool and crisp and so beautifully shimmery, Carol ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Loving all that shimmer and shine! Fabulous ornament and love that sentiment font!

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  6. Beautiful card Carol. Love both versions! Loll xx

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  7. Oooooh how lovely and so very elegant! The silver and gold shimmery paper is gorgeous! Beautiful work on both of these! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments! You really make me smile! ((Hugs))

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  8. Ooooooh these are lovely!! All bright and shiny just like baubles should be! two super cards. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Yay!! I'm getting my email notifications for your blog again Carol!!! Now to catch up. lol Your bauble cards are amazing! I love the shimmer and shine of those papers you used on those baubles. They shine like no other and I love them!! I love that "Merry Christmas" sentiment font too. Gosh, I've so missed seeing your creations my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  10. WOW!!!!!!! Oh Carol, your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! I mean 'Jaw-Dropping' gorgeous! I can't even choose a favorite, b/c the colors on both are amazing and your choice of elements and sentiment is stunning! You have really out-done yourself this time!

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  11. So elegant with that shimmer paper and the flourish sentiment!

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  12. Be-a-utiful!!!! These are both gorgeous, but I think the silver and teal one just about wins for me! I love the shine of the metallic card, but as it's inlaid it's not too invasive - very elegantly done my darling! :)

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  13. Love this Carol! That ornament die is awesome and I love all the metallic papers you've used. Great design too. :-)

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  14. What beautiful, shiny ornaments! Beautiful cards!

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  15. Dang girl, you've done it again!! These are just gorgeous. The shine on your ornaments is lovely. Such a wonderful design too. You're rocking these challenges my friend! Fantastic. Bev

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  16. GASP!!! More gorgeousness! Perfect colors - beautifully elegant, especially paired with that amazing sentiment (the swirly-ness of it really does make my old heart race!).

    BTW, has the snow melted?

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  17. Simply Stunning my sweet friend! Do you not sleep???? Seriously, where and how do you come up with such amazingness!

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  18. Wow, the inlaid die cutting is absolutely gorgeous! You use d the metallic elements so fabulously, Carol! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

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  19. Fab cards with a great effect !!

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  20. Wow, these are stunning, Carol! Love the metallics you've used!

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  21. So glad you joined in at HLS! I love love love these gorgeous ornaments! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! xx

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  22. Hi Carol! Wow! I have never seen inlaid embossing before! Stunning! Is it hard to accomplish? Thanks for stopping by my blog with warm comments. Hugs, Yvonne

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  23. You do know that at some point my chin is hurting from all the times it hit my desk while I caught up with your blog posts, right? And hopefully you appreciate that while it did hit the desk with moderate speed for your recent cards, these ones sent my chin down via the express elevator *thunk* I mean, holy smokes! I SPARKLES! Not my chin. Your cards! Lovely, stunning, breathtaking, festive … I guess every complimentary adjective can be applied here and one wouldn't be wrong. Looooooove them, Carol!

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  24. Beautiful :) gorgeous use of metals sheets !!

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  25. I love that die - you've made it even more beautiful with all of that shine!

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  26. Fabulous cards!! I love the metallic ornaments they just shine with that sentiment!!! Oh and I picked up that same die last month at a local scrapbook show!!

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  27. You really TRULY are rocking out the Christmas card Miss C! So lovely and shining in all the beauty and splendor of such elegant cards!!!!!!

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  28. This card is probably the prettiest, most sparkly and most pleasing to the eye Christmas card I have seen in a long time!! WOW - love the glitz and shine and it makes me think to my childhood when I loved being by the Christmas tree and staring into the balls and seeing my reflection!! What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful holiday!! I hope you are able to raise a fair bit of money for all these cards you have been so busily making!! Awesome times oh, I don't know, let's say Infinity!!!!

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  29. oh woooww speechless Miss C
    this is really all shiny and ready for christmas
    you are so clever put that element and the silver sentiment
    I adore both
    and I guess you will win one or two of challenges...
    I miss you miss C
    I am sick today
    i have so hard cough and stay at home not going to work
    i cook soup and hope will be better for Monday...
    wish you and your hubby healthy my friend and you rock get 30 comments ..cuase you are so generous lady who always encourage me..
    do you know it was really appreciated and encouragement...
    many thanks for knowing me Carol..
    hugs, Monika

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  30. Love all the shine Carol, so festive!

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  31. I love these ornaments, Carol! Such beautiful cards!

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  32. Hi Carol, these are so very stylish and elegant! You could sell these style of cards and earn a lot of extra stamp money! :)

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