Monday, 5 November 2018

Sparkling into November

We had our first frosts last week...brrr and the nights really are drawing in now.
However the frost gives such a pretty sparkle on the plants in my garden.

 It's time for my Monday design team inspiration for Visible Image.
This month we have the new challenge theme of "Make it sparkle". Although many of you might be thinking of fireworks later today I am thinking ahead to Christmas and getting my stash of cards made.

I wanted to make something festive and sparkling using the lovely girl in the Daydreamer stamp set
I thought she might be dreaming about a white Christmas so I set about making a snowy background for her.
I added some blue alcohol inks to glossy card and then added clear embossed the snowflakes from 
I also used the circles from
to create this snowy background.

I had the idea to have her at a window waiting for the magic of Christmas. I die cut a window form Kraft card and stamped one of the Christmas sentiments from the Go to Christmas words set
I put acetate in the windows for glass on which I clear embossed "ice" using the Two tone set again. Is it only me that remembers, before the days of central heating, that ice used to form on the inside of windows in the winter?!  I also added some DecoArt "snow" and added glitter to it.
I made a few of these windows and I have other plans for them too.
Of course I need a star to sparkle, well it is Christmas isn't it?
I used the star from the Peace, hope and love set
and glitter gold embossed it onto my snowy background.
I stamped my daydreamer and fussy cut her out. I just added colour to her face, hat and hair. I added glossy accents to her glasses (seen in the final photos).
I then put my design together.

A close up showing the glossy accents on her glasses and the speech bubble.
and one last shot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #338
Sparkles Christmas 1/3 heat or dry embossing mine is heat.
The artistic stamper 1/3 square it I have made a square card.
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Christmas at sweet stampin 2/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more 2/3 anything goes
Die cutting divas 2/3 anything goes I have used my Tim Holtz Bigz widow die.
The Ribbon girl 2/3 anything goes
Cute card Thursday 2/3 anything goes
Dragonfly dreams 1/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas 1/3 anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the new challenge album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £40 coupon to spend on the website.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

You can also follow all the latest news and inspiration via


Remember to add your "sparkle projects" to the FB album here The challenge
ends on 30  November. It will be great to see them all and you might even be the randomly selected winner of a £40 voucher to spend on the that would be like Christmas coming early wouldn't it!

And "what if" we really did have a white Christmas.......? We can daydream can't we.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A fabulous wintry card Jane, love the window. It was such a heavy frost the other morning, winter is definitely on its way xxx

  2. I like this card with a difference Jane and the thought process you had behind its making. (something I lack). We have had frosts too up here, then another mild couple of foggy and definitely bonfire..ish. Great post. xx

  3. Awe I do love 'Jackie Girl' ... and that blue too! :)
    No frost here today, its grey damp and very mild again!!
    Have a great week my friend,
    V x

  4. What a lovely card! Fabulous frosty background , the stamp is gorgeous, love the design, it really does bring 'dreaming of a white Christmas' to mind!
    Thank you for joining us at CASS this month

  5. Gorgeous card, Jane! Another lovely post, Jo x

  6. Brilliant use of all those stamps Jane. Fab card, especially love your background and clever detailing in glossy accents. Nicola x

  7. WOW!! Love all the details on your card:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  8. What a great effect on your card with that fabulous snow!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Your frosty photos are fun to look at.. we don't have frost very often here for some reason. Love the card.. and the snowy photo of your garden!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. This is so pretty! Fabulous the details. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

  11. A very interesting post (and yes, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas too) and a lovely card. Thanks for joining in with the November 'anything goes' challenge, best of luck, Mary x

  12. Wow Jane, what a fabulous card! I adore it - and the window is especially clever. I love that you explain how you made things.


    Di xx

  13. This is so beautiful, thank for joining us at The Ribbon Girl challenge this time, good luck
    Andrea x

  14. What an imaginative and creative Christmas card Jane and your background is just gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  15. Jane your snowy background is just deeelish!!!... in fact your whole card is just the style that I absolutely love, gorgeous Christmas card, I love how you have used these wonderful stamps. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge x

  16. I love that snowy background... it looks so vibrant!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!


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