Friday 23 October 2020

Sparkly Christmas Wishes


If you have taken part in the previous month you get a new image to play with.

This month we were given Sugar IMG 242 from Oddball Art Co. You get a zombie version and this one I used which is the cute version.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some shading with coloured pencils to the hair and her top. I used a sakura metallic glittery gel pen to put some eyeliner around her eyes. She has a sad, melancholy look to her face and I felt the eyes drawing you into the image. I used a fine black pen to accentuate the eyelashes more. I had already printed out the image to use but decided to do something different with it so I fussy cut around it so I was free to place on a different project than intended.

I found this super sentiment in my digi stamps from Bross Artful Designs. Tracey's blog is not available at the moment and her Etsy store still exists but is not trading at the moment so I do hope all is okay with her. Goodness knows 2020 has been a very strange year and has affected lots of people in so many ways 😟

I printed the sentiment in a large rectangle so this gave me the space to place Sugar underneath. I coloured the stars with different shades of blue and added Stickles glitter glue. After all with that sentiment it would have been criminal for it not to sparkle!

I used some chalks from Pebbles Inc. to add some subtle colour around the sentiment and Sugar. I then added some silver peel off snowflakes to make it more Christmassy.

Silly Sugar is going to freeze wearing a sleeveless top at Christmas. Reminds me of a Christmas do in Broad Street in the middle of Birmingham a few years ago. We went to a nightclub and when we came out was snowing quite hard. I was really, really glad I had a long warm coat on.  There were so many young girls on a night out with no coats, totally not dressed for snow and tottering about in heels so high I would definitely have fallen over on my bum LOL Maybe that is why Sugar looks so sad, she's freezing!

Anyhoo, I digress..... The base of the card is a sheet of A4 navy blue iridescent card. I have added a blue embossed card with silver foiled stars on it. I have had that card for many, many years and normally I would think is too good to use but I am not getting any younger and have so much 'good' stash I thought I really ought to use it. 

The image is matted onto some more of the navy card and mounted on some foam squares. I added some stars that have been die cut from holographic card. I used some star shaped brads and these are threaded through the card layers and 3d foam squares to make sure they are securely held in place.

Although I hadn't originally intended to use the image this way I am really happy with how it turned out and that is another Christmas card in the bag.

Card Details -

Size – A5
Digital ImageSugar IMG 242 from Oddball Art Co
Digital Sentiment – freebie from Sparkle All The Way by Bross Artful Designs (Etsy store not currently open)
Dies – generic star dies (magazine freebie)
Colouring Medium – Promarkers & Arteza pencils, Sakura blue metallic glitter pen, Pebbles Inc Chalks
Embellishments – peel offs, Stickles glitter glue, star brads

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Fabulous card, Love the die-cut stars. Thanks for sharing at PFP

  2. A Lovely bit of sparkle. I feel cold just looking at her. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  3. I love your holographic stars and beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  4. Fab card! Loving that sentiment - such a cool design. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  5. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  6. Lovely card, great colours.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
    Buffy (DT) x

  7. This card reminds me of the song "Santa Baby"! Great job!


  8. Love all the sparkle!Thanks for joining The Library.

  9. I love the way your colouring has changed the expression on her face and she actually makes for quite a happy Christmas card! Super sentiment and fabulous stars! Loving the sparkle! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  10. Wonderful Christmas card - i like all the sparkle on it. And you did a a great job with your "B" Words for our Challenge over @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


  11. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  12. I think she makes a great Christmas card and all the sparkles and starry background paper all work so well with the sentiment, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  13. Great Christmas card love the image and sparkly stars.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
    Carol DT x

  14. Beautiful card. Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  15. Nice card, like those stars, sparkle is great, thanks for playing our All Occasions Challenge this week at Krafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/KC

  16. Hi, I´m so sorry that I´m running a bit late with my comment on this card. It´s looking fabulous by the way! I love those shiny glossy stars on the pattern paper and the sentiment looks beautiful too. Wonderful colour palette as well. Thank you so much for playing along with us at I LOVE PROMARKERS. Hope to see you back with us soon again! Nick

  17. Wat een prachtige kaart, dank je wel voor je bijdrage aan de Creative Sketchy Gilrs Challenge Blog.
    Groetjes Ilonka DT

  18. Wonderful card
    Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers this week

  19. Back again and still fab!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  20. Wonderful card with great patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  21. Beautiful sparkly card. Thank you for sharing at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  22. I love the silver and blue together, especially with this sweet image. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  23. I love the silver and blue together, especially with this sweet image. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  24. Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


    DT Creative Sketchy Girls


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