Friday, July 16, 2010

CSYAL Challenge #57 - BLING

Happy Friday to you! Welcome to another Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge! This week we'd like to see your cards SPARKLE, SHIMMER & SHINE!! Bring on the BLING!!
We are also being sponsored by In Style Stamps. They are releasing NEW Christmas digi's today and we are showcasing a few of them. I was asked to use TOM..

the Nutcracker in a card. Tom is kind of different for me - I seem to go towards totally cuties kiddy images. BUT when I think of Christmas I can't help but think of the The Nutcracker Ballet - so I really wanted to make a card using this image.

I grabbed some of my fine VINTAGE HOLIDAY paper from TAC (sucks that it's retired!) and created this fine card using Sweet Sketch Sunday #77 for the layout. Since we are supposed to use BLING this week, I added a row of gold rhinestones and I colored TOM with my Stardust Clear Gelly Pen...Believe me, this baby sparkles!!

Hope you've enjoyed meeting TOM! Stop by the CSAYL blog to see all the information about this weeks challenge, link your own creation up and see the other wonderful samples from the DT. If you play along with us, you'll get a chance to win 4 digital images from In Style Stamps! Our challenge ends July 22nd and the winner will be announced on Friday, July 23rd!

I will be going to another TAC retreat this weekend - going to see some wonderful Angels, get my projects on and hopefully get some more MOJO going!! Have I mentioned that the new catalog from TAC just ROCKS!?!?! SO many wonderful stamp sets - if you haven't gotten one, contact me! I'd LOVE to send you one :) Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Tina said...

Too stinkin cute. I love those papers and your fun image.

Anna said...

Great card, Michelle! Love that it's long! Enjoy your weekend!

Maria said...

Wow, beatiful sparkly glittery card, Michelle! You did a wonderful job working with the Tom image. I love the dp. . .I actually have that paper. .very pretty. Thank you for the wonderful sample you created this week!


inlovestamping said...

I think this Nutchrakcer images is super cute. You did a great job coloring him and the glitter touches are perfect!

Connie :-)

Danni said...

Love how sparkly this is! Great card, fun paper!
Have fun this weekend!

Barb said...

Great nutcracker! Love the sparkliness ;)