Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sparkles Christmas Challenge

It's time for another Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I'm so happy to bring you two Christmas Cards this month.  Pat chose a theme based on a Christmas Carol.  I love snowmen and this trio singing Joy to the World was such fun to create. And here's the inside....
One of my goals this year is to use what I have.  The base of this card is craft stock.  The red and gold metallic paper has been hanging around my craft room for Years.  They are from Hot off the Press - Paper Pizazz - Metallic Gold.  The punched trim is from DCWV Metallic textured stack.  Also paper that's lived in my craft room for many years.  The snowmen are from Uptown Rubber stamps designed by Sandi Gore Evans.  The sentiment on the outside is from Northwoods and on the inside is from Stampendous.  The punches are Martha Stewart.  The ribbon is from my stash and was on one of my Christmas gifts.
Here's my second card.  I had a bit more time  this week and decided the best way to spend it was to make another card.  I used the Sunburst layout using snippets left over from an album project.  The green is suede and I love the texture it adds to this card.  Santa is an embellishment that I honestly can't tell you it's origin.  It's been hanging around my Christmas embellishment box for way too long.  The background on the sentiment is glitter paper I made and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.  I heat embossed the sentiment using JudiKins gold transparent embossing powder..  Sorry the photo doesn't show how pretty the embossed sentiment truly is.  The base is craft paper.  Here's the inside:
The inside was also made from bits and pieces.  The Teddy Bear is a left over embellishment too.  The rubber stamp is from Stampabilities. 
 This month Marianne Design is offering a most generous prize.  You could win two dies or one die and a rubber stamp.   Head over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and check out the rules, add your card and have a look at what the design team made this month. 

I'm off for now, I'm thinking I have a little time to create another Christmas card.  Until later,  Happy Crafting and I'll see you soon....

Hugs to all,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Fabulous card Mary and a great song choice, love it, are you still singing cuz i am lol
    Hugs Shaz xx

  2. Both are really lovely Mary. I love how you stage your photographed cards with Christmas stuff too. Very professional. xxx

  3. Both Mary are truly beautiful creations x

  4. Beautiful cards Mary and what a great idea to use what you've got. I must do this more...Lovely carol choice too.Hugs Debbie x

  5. Super cards Mary, love your choice of Christmas Carols.

    Pat xx

  6. These are lovely

    Hugs Helen P xx

  7. Love all these cards! So fun to see what you're creating! XOXO

  8. All 3 cards are beautiful and I hear you on using what you have. LOLOL Told my daughter when I die to have a garage sale and put both GC through college. LOL


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