Friday, November 22, 2013


The Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog is celebrating it's 4th year anniversary!  To celebrate this important anniversary, the challenge this week is CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION so that can be ANNIVERSARY, BIRTHDAY, or just plain CELEBRATION cards or projects. My card is a celebration card!

I used this adorable digital image from Whimsie Doodles. Isn't she just too cute, and being a digital I made her the size that fit my Nestabilities die.

The star background is an embossing folder and I used gold metallic paper. I think it looks just like metal embossed. I threaded some gold twine through the black lace. She's colored with Copics and I got the idea to give her yellow dress, socks and headband some texture with my white gel pen from Julie Price's blog. I glittered her sparklers with Diamond Sparkles glitter by PSX Designs which is a transparent glitter with a gold hue to it. The sentiment is a stamp from Lili of the Valley. I used punches for the sentiment and scallop, but dies for my main image. The gold dots on the bottom...those are flaky 3-D gold glitter flat-back self-adhesive. I bought them at Hobby Lobby.

The challenge blog has it's monthly sponsor of The Ribbon Girl with a generous £10 voucher.
We also have these sponsors for this special challenge week:
Bunny Zoe with a £10 voucher
Crafter's Companion with a £10 voucher
Wild Orchid Crafts with a £10 voucher
Sweet Stampin' surprise package of crafting supplies 
Your card MUST meet the challenge requirements or it will be disqualified. Remember, the challenge theme is CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION and anniversary, birthday or celebration cards are what we're looking for. The Design Team has made cards for this happy occasion and would love for you to peek at them and perhaps leave a comment or two. Hopefully, these will inspire you to join the challenge this week with all these yummy prizes.
Happy anniversary to Abi and Fiona on their 4th year of having the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.

This card is entered in the following challenges: 
Scrapbook Stamp Society, Paper Playtime, Scrappers Delights, The Sisterhood of Crafters, Crafty Girls, Creative Creations, Fairytales Stamper, Whimsy Inspires, Ribbon Carousel, Craft-dee Bowz


  1. Gail this is gorgeous - I love how you've achieved such a vibrant look with your choice of colours, those panels do actually look like you've used metal - how amazing well do black and gold go together, and what a great card this would be for the New Year - I absolutely love it hun, big hugs Jo x

  2. Wow and Wow again! Love, love, love this combination in yellow/gold and black - perfect for celebrating a special occasion. The embossed gold card is stunning. So happy that you're one of the Sweeties, Gail. Happy Birthday to us. Huge hugs, Tracey xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the black and gold! x

  4. Stunning card, Gail! Love the colour combo! The cute image with her sparklers is perfect for this theme, a really lovely celebratory card!

  5. This is just precious Gail! What a wonderful design and fabulous coloring/sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. wow this is a gorgeous card Gail.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Such a stunning card Gail, I really love the embossed gold. Thank you so much for being such a lovely member of the SS team & celebrating with us. Hugs xx

  8. Your card is gorgeous Gail, I love the layout and adorable image.

  9. She is adorable Gail!! I love the embossing. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Sparkle' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  10. Hallo Gail
    eine wunderschöne Karte .
    sehr schöner Glitzerglanz.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Fairytale Stampers.

  11. WOW...Love this card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  12. Wow das ist wirklich richtig schön glitzerig geworden. Ganz toll!!!
    Hab lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Fairytale Stampers
    GLG Tamesis

  13. Black and gold is such an elegant color combination and it works so well with the girly theme of your card! It's beautifully glittery and sparkly, and it's such a great layout too!

  14. Very cute and am loving all that sparkle and texture from the embossed panels. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

  15. Hi Gail, gorgeous cut image and so beautifully coloured to, fabulous layout. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  16. Such a cute image and love the colours they work really well very glitzy !! Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  17. Aw this is so cute - I love the colours and that lovely lace - thank you for playing along at Whimsy stamps challenge this week hugs Judith xx

  18. WOW Gail I love these colours together. Smashing card. Judy x

  19. Gorgeous Gail, I love the metallic paper with the embossing gives it such a nice appearance. Also what you did with her outfit is just adorable. Lots of detail there!

  20. She's a real cutie! Love the embossed background and her sparkly dress, very sweet
    Hugs julie P

  21. Gorgeous ccard - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  22. What a cute and lovely card! Your color combo is great!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers Challengeblog!

    Greetings Katrin

  23. Such a gorgeous card!!
    I love your colouring of the sweet image, her clothes seems to sparkle, and with all the glitter on your card it matches perfekt to our challenge at Fairytale Stampers!

    Thank you so much for joinig us!

    xx Karola xx

  24. So cute and very beautiful! Perfect coloring on the sweet little girl image! Lovely stars embossed on the metallic paper! Pretty trims and bow, too!

  25. A wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at fairytale stampers.

  26. I love this card! All the gold and sparkle is so pretty.