Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sparkles Forum - One You Love at Christmas

It's a lovely theme for this fortnight's challenge at Sparkles Forum-


My husband and I don't normally exchange cards, so for this challenge I tried to make a card he'd really appreciate. I didn't want to overdose on sentimentality, so I searched high and low for an image he'd like. Needless to say I found Kenny K, with his gorgeous girl digis and after a big debate between digi Mrs Claus and Mistletoe - chose Mistletoe for my DT card.

Isn't she fabulous?

I paired this image with a stack of presents digi and a fantastic "Naughy or Nice" sentiment digi, both freebies I found online and lost the details for. If you happen to recognise them please let me know so I can give credit to the artists. I will be ticking "naughty" or "nice" before giving my hubby the card, I am just monitoring his behaviour. :)

I am thrilled to bits with this card. I have tried to keep it as masculine as possible, so have used simple embellishments of metal snowflake charms, silver stars and ribbons. Colouring her was a dream, I happily spent hours on her hair and her dress, and love how she turned out. I hadn't done black hair before and was a bit daunted, but think it doesn't look too bad.

My teammates have all come up with gorgeous cards for their 'other halves'. I hope you'll visit the Sparkles Forum challenge blog and check them out, and of course join us for the challenge. Crafty Emma is generously offering our winner this fabulous Dove Craft Paperpack prize:

I hope to see you there!

Also entered into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas Tradition (Mistletoe)
Southern Girls Challenge - Ribbon (three types, silver mesh style, red ribbon and blue feather ribbon)
Here Come The Boys - Masculine
kenny k kraftygirlz challenges - Texture (my blue feather ribbon and silver mesh ribbon, plus the embossed card)
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine Holiday Card
Fab n Funky Challenges - Anything Goes

Until next time,


Jacq said...

Hi Tracey,
Oh WOW this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love that simply sassy and Fabulous image from Kenny K, love the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured to perfection as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous x-mascard Tracey! Thanks for joining KKKG this week!


Shanna Shands said...

Very cute. Thank you for playing with the Southern Girls.

Pat said...

Great card, super image and papers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab ‘n’ Funky this week.

Pat xx

Craftdee said...

Those Kenny K's are just great for the guys, aren't they? I love that your'e monitoring hubby's behaviour, made me smile. What a great card "for the man in your life" - thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys this time and hope to see you again, Donna

Anonymous said...

Very Sassy! A really lovely card! Thank you for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

tiggertastic said...

wonderful make, adore the tones of blue

thank you for playing and i hope you join in this weeks challenge released today at Kenny K

Happy Christmas

hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Pami said...

Fabulous card Tracey! Love the image and colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x