Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sparkly Ornament....Serendipity Stamps December Challenge #62 ~Sparkle


Happy December...and a frosty, crisp morning it is here! The scarves-mittens-toque-parka season has officially arrived!  Brrrr....

Let's shift gears from chatting about the cold and move into our very warm welcome to Serendipity Stamps December Challenge #62On the first of the month, we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning and again at the half way point. You have the whole month to join us! The only 'rule': use at least one Serendipity Stamp image on your creation. The incentive: winning some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

Our challenge this month is a perfect fit for the holiday season:  *sparkle*! Doesn't even 'saying' that word make your face light up?  Glitter, gold embossing, sequins, sparkly paper...whatever you have, bring. it. on!
Since I don't have a wide range of sparkle-type stuff  in my collection (a vial of glitter...which I inevitably spill the second I open it #clumsy; one holographic embossing powder, which I have yet to use...), I went for a wander around blogland, seeking inspiration for what I do have: sparkly paper. Found it!!  Just Us Girls Challenge #371~Photo Inspiration!
Gorgeous...silver, purple...sparkle!!  And so is my my card, featuring the oh-so-lovely and intricate Ornament die, taking center stage atop a backdrop of purple shimmer paper....
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Such a pretty die with so many possibilities...

To see impressive sparkle creations please visit my amazing team-mates. Bedazzling, all!

Before you go: 
  • December's 50% off stamp-of-the-month: the lovely, tranquil Winter Doe scene.
  • AND Mary has something *extra* special:  the Snowperson With Wreath will also be 50% off for a another day or so! Head over now to take advantage of this fabulous deal!
Your turn!
How does *Sparkle* spark your creativity?
What Serendipity Stamp will you feature?

Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!

Be sure to link up at the challenge blog by 11:55 pm (US EST)

Also sharing at:
AAA Cards Challenge #78~Circles 

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


  1. That sparkly ornament over the purple background is just gorgeous Carol! Lovely take on the inspiration! Hard to imagine that you are are freezing when we are in the middle of a heatwave! Tomorrow is forecast to possibly be the hottest December day here on record!

  2. Oh my goodness, that is one stunning and magnificent ornament and card. Wow!! I love the colors and the sparkle. You nailed this one. December is coming in kinda chilly. After a warm fall with little to no precip today we may not get above freezing. Well, I think it will help me "get in the mood" a bit! :) hee, hee. Stay warm and keep making these gorgeous cards!! Hugs!

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! Glimmer, shine and beautifully Christmas! Love the purple!!!

  4. So elegant! Gorgeous card - Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

  5. Oh my gosh this is absolutely gorgeous Carol! Really love the elegance of the bauble and your pretty colors showing through the design is so dazzling!! :) Love this! HUGS

  6. Oh goodness, what a beautiful card Carol! I am so loving that beautiful ornament!!! Once again, crushing. lol Hugs, Brenda

  7. Lovely card! The purple and silver are done beautifully on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  8. That's certainly one beautiful ornament die Carol. Love your purple and silver colour combo and a perfect take on our challenge at AAA Cards this week. thanks for playing with us. Sarah x

  9. This is so elegant and shimmery, Carol. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls.

  10. Oh my, Carol, this sparkly, silver ornament is so stunning with the gorgeous purple paper behind! And the elegant font of the sentiment is perfect for this card! Love it!

  11. Stylish and so elegant, Carol ... what a gorgeous shimmery ornament! Hugs, Anita :)