Sunday, 7 January 2018

Cold and frosty

Have you been in our top 5?

It's time for our very first challenge of 2018 over at
and this month we want to see 
Cold and Frosty Colours

We have an amazing prize up for grabs with a fabulous collection of
Sizzix Products!

Just please please please remember
Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

I went a bit mad with my Christmas presents and made two cards this month!

I got some lovely new Sheena Douglass stamps and some new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens. Santa was sooooo good to me this year!
For my first card I used the watercolours pens and glycerine for my background and stamped some tree tops and the little bird which I coloured with promarkers.
I then splatered some Gesso to create snow. The sentiment was stamped then I added some glue and glitter.
Items used:
Watercolour card, spectrum noir acqua pens, Sheena Douglass stamps, memento ink, versafine ink, glycerine, glitter, lilac card.

For my second card I used sparkle noir pens for my background, along with my Sheena Douglass stamps, promarkers, snowflake stamp and white gel pen for snowy highlights.
I love making these backgrounds but those spectrum noir sparkle pens leave such a mess on my hands. I am seriously thinking of wearing rubber gloves next time!

I an entering first card into

I am entering second card into

Be sure and pop over to STAMPING SENSATIONS for lots of inspiration and I look forward to seeing your take on our challenge.


Lynne K said...
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Lynne K said...

Stupid autocorrect correct! It should have said:

You've certainly made good use of your Christmas presents, Pinky! These are both gorgeous. I'm loving the effect of the sparkle pens and I see Sally has got some too. I feel some new stash coming on.....

Happy new year,
Lynne x

Lynne K said...

Still messed it up! Teach me not to do comments on my phone! Oh well, you get the gist.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards Pinky. It's always great to play with new stash, it seems to help with renewed Mojo and ideas I think. I love the backgrounds created with the sparkle pens.

Tracy said...

Two equally beautiful creations, love your creativity and the designs. Love your new stamps and goodies too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlene Bonetti said...

Both cards are very lovely! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
Hugs Marlene

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards Pinky and I especially like the second one. I really like those Sheena Douglass stamps and I love the colours that you've used with them. lovely cards and gorgeous inky backgrounds, what's not to love? Crafty hugs, Sandra xx

brenda said...

Hi Pinky,

I had a feeling they were Sheena stamps and what super creations you have made with them and can see you are having real fun with your sparkle pens, they are quite addictive aren't they.

Your cards are perfect for your themes at Allsorts and Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in at both.

B x

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards made with your Christmas gifts. The first is so elegant and I like the fairylook of the the second. Lovely stamps! hugs, Marlies

Joan said...

Two super cards Pinky, you certainly made good use of your Christmas gifts, I'm facinatedvas to how you used glycerine? Must investigate that and also have a look for some of those sparkly pens too


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Pinky, love the design and frosty colour scheme
Lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Ooooo sparkle pens!!!! Why is my birthday not until June?????
Two lovely cards Pinky!

Sally H said...

Two totally gorgeous cards, Pinky! I love them both equally. Glad Santa was good to you and so pleased you have had some playtime :D Thanks for the introduction to the sparkle pens...I need to go back to work so my fingers get back to normal colour!!!

linda said...

these are both so wintery and beautiful! thank you for the kind words, pinky, and for inviting me to be a guest designer!

my local stamp store uses the ranger craft scrubbie so i bought one for myself and i love it. just in case you'd like some help with inky hands. :)

Wendy L said...

Both gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at Allsorts and at Craft Rocket. Xxxx

Lorraine said...

lovely cards

Kuni said...

Stunning card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful cards, loving the stamps and gorgeous colors!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge!

Linby said...

Two beautiful creations and I know from experience the sparke is so much better irl so I can imagine how these would really shine.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Pinky these are two gorgeous, icy looking cards great images and colouring love them both
lorraine x

Michelle Windsor said...

I love this love the blue Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards, love the stamps and l think l need them.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Something New' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Kati said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful Cards for the fairytale-technik-challenge. Lovely Backgrounds!

Bianca said...

What a lovely set of cards. The baggrounds are so pritty, a real masterpice. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. xx Bianca DT

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous colours and a lovely wintry feel to your cards.

Team Clark said...

These look fabulous! Great coloring and stamping. Hugs, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)

Helen said...

A great project - thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Helen x

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next year again.


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Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you shaded the backgrounds and the sentiments are perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊

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