Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sparkly Silver

Hello!

How is your weekend going?  Well, I hope!  The boys were at their Nana's today so it has been a quiet Saturday catching up on cleaning and crafting.  I started off with the intention of tidying up my craftroom but ended up making more of a mess with stencils and embossing paste....


I used a combination of distress inks to create the night sky - Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean and SSS's Falling Stars stencil with silver glitter embossing paste.  The heart and sentiment are stamped from Hero Arts Written in the Stars set.  The heart is embossed in silver and stamped on grey cardstock which was sprayed with a bit of shimmer mist.  A strip of silver glitter tape finishes the card.

This was one of those cards which I haven't made for any real reason other than to have a play with some crafty supplies.  Stencils have definitely been amongst my favourite crafty products of 2014 and I now use them on lots of cards.  As it is a SSS stencil I will enter it in to the SSS Flickr Challenge #7 and as the background uses distress inks I will also join up with Virginia's View Challenge to Distress It!

Whilst I was working with blues and silvers I made a very simple Christmas card (still need a few!):



This beautiful dove stamp was my favourite Christmas stamp from last year's Uniko Studio release. It is just so lovely!  I used clear wink of stella on it and matted the panel over some navy blue and silver glitter card.  I thought I would leave it CAS after all of the distress ink and embossing paste on the first card :)

I will link this card up at SSS Wednesday's Challenge which is Christmas/holiday cards and at AAA Card Challenge's Blue Christmas - I am really enjoying the AAA challenges now that they are fortnightly.  I never seemed to get time to play along before :)  I will also link up with the CAS challenge over at Addicted to Stamps.  Finally, I will link up at Merry Mondays where the challenge is 'feathered friends'.

I hope you like my sparkly cards - thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x

25 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous starry sky, Sarah ... isn't it fun just to play?! Your dove card is beautiful ... this is one of my fave Uniko images too! Anita :)

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  2. Beautiful cards Sarah, love the starry sky, it looks so sparkly, Cathy x

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  3. I'm still in need of a bunch of cards too, Sarah - hoping to get them all done soon! Love your gorgeous, starry card - beautiful blues! And your card with the dove may be simple but it sure is pretty! Thank you for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  4. Sarah I am just getting going on Christmas cards to mail out--Ugh! I am so last minuteu this year. Your card is fantastic!!

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  5. Beautiful cards; love the star-card; the sparkling stars looks great!

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  6. Easy to see why the dove was one of your favorites last year. It's so understated and elegant. Love the CAS"ness" of your card. Thanks so much for playing with AAA this week!

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  7. I love your sparkly cards - especially the one with the stars!

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  8. I love how you played with your embossing paste and distress inks on your first card, and your CAS design is just beautiful on the 2nd one! So glad to see you've had some fun in your craft room after a busy week! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

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  9. You have such a great range of talent for making cards, Sarah! Your beautiful distressed card is sensational and, of course, you stole my heart with your CASlicious Christmas card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Wonderful cards, you know I love the CAS dove card! Pleased you got to enjoy your free day xx

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  11. Navy, silver and white a stunning combo Sarah! So CAS. LOVE it! Hazel x

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  12. Of course I love the inky sky but your simple card is elegant and gorgeous. And it's for 4 challenges. How often does that happen?

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  13. Two beautiful and sparkly cards Sarah. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

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  14. That is one gorgeous night sky, Sarah! And I love the simplicty and elegance of the second card! So happy you could join us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  15. Love that sentiment, and it looks fabulous with the dove focal image - what a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  16. I'm back again, now that I've seen this gorgeous card in our Merry Monday gallery, too! I'ts just perfect for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Merry Monday!

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  17. Both your cards are beautiful Sarah and I love all the sparkle:) Hugs xx

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  18. Fabulous cards Sarah! I really like the silver embossing paste against the Distress Ink background - it has amazing depth.The second card is beautiful too - the combination of navy, silver and white is perfect!

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  19. These are both beautiful! I love that dove card so much! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  20. Both cards are lovely, Sarah, Your inky sky highlights your twinkling starts and that heart is so sweet. Your second card is quite beautiful in its simplicity -- looks easy but so hard to pull off nicely done.

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  21. Hi Sarah,

    I'd like your permission to feature your Christmas Blessings card from this post on Trendy Tuesday for Paper Crafter's Library blog. You can reach us at customerservice@papercrafterslibrary.com

    Thanks!
    Laurie Davenport
    Trend Reporter - PCL

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  22. Popping back to congratulate you on the shout out over on the Trend Watch at PCL, Sarah! I'm in the company of stars!! Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell

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