Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's a Candy Cane Christmas

Thank you Jennifer for the inspiration for this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Christmas Candy.  For me, all candy is wonderful....however, when I think of Christmas, I think of Candy Canes.  My little House Mouse is filling a stocking with lots of wonderful candy. 

I was hosting a workshop on Inspiration.  I had already colored my image and was looking for the perfect Holiday papers.  I opened my "Christmas Stash" box and this is what I found:  The base of this card is a solid red, which was layered with a piece of green decorative paper from Graphic45.  On to it I layered a piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  It's been hanging around for awhile as the paper pad says 2011.  I think the stripe piece is also from that collection, although it was laying loose in the box so I can't be sure.  The Merry Christmas is from the new Poppystamps Winter 2014 release.  I'm loving all the new sentiment dies.  I had to show you this one.  I backed all the layers with a piece of brown cardstock.  I think it makes the papers pop and gives a bit of dimension.  The sequins adds a bit of shine and I've got to tell you, I'm loving sequins. 
And here is the inside.  I used pieces left from the outside and this card is finished.  I hope my little card inspired you to join us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Christmas Candy is the theme, and Marianne Designs is the most generous sponsor.  You just might be lucky enough to win......
Marianne Designs 2 Dies or 1 Die & 1 Stamp
You can't win if you don't get going!  For rules on how to enter, hop over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog page.  And a BIG THANK YOU to Marianne Designs for sponsoring this month's challenge.....
 Would you like to see some FABULOUS inspiration I found on Pinterest?  Well, check it out here

Before I go, I want to share a photo of my babies.  I think the heat of summer has faded.  My little ones pulled all their favorite blankets into a pile and then snuggled in.  This is how they usually help me craft....
All these blankets on the couch don't make the family room look very neat, but hey, the kids are warm. 

I don't want to make anyone scream, but it just dawned on me....there is only one more Sparkles Christmas Challenge get creating!

From me to you....Happy Crafting!
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy



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