Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sprinkled with Sugar and Crafting by Designs Challenge

Hi everyone. Summer has actually arrived in the UK with a heat wave inland. Here on the coast there's a bit of a breeze which is good as my MS hates warm weather.

Just a tell you that a new challenge is launched at Crafting by Designs today with the theme 'Get Ready For Christmas'. This is a chance to get your Christmas cards started early so that you're not frantically crafting just before the big day. More on this further down....

My card today is using one of my favourite stamps from Lili of the Valley. It's called 'Sprinkled with Sugar ' and is one of the mice stamps which are sadly retired now. I made this card for my son Chris' girlfriend Lexi. As she likes baking I thought this card would be just right for her (you should have seen the scrumptious Oreo cake she made for him).

Showing the little secret message...

and a close up of the glitter and glossy accents....

Back to the challenge. The sponsor for the challenge is the marvellous...
Prize - 3 single digi images OR 1 set.
These sponsors are just so generous! So get ahead with your Christmas cards and join in with the challenge at Crafting by Designs.

Card Ingredients.

6" x 6" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- LOTV 'Sprinkled with Sugar'.
Sentiment- Stampendous 'Mice Wishes' (enjoy your day). Lindsay Mason Designs 'Everyday words Happy Birthday'
Papers- LOTV 'Country Lady' retired but try Nitwits Collections. Dovecraft 'Curiosity Corner'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Distress ink 'Walnut Stain '.
Medium- Copic pens Ciao and Sketch.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades card'. Create and Craft 'White Linen card'.
Dies- Spellbinders 'Framed Tags' and 'A2 Curved Borders One'. Magnolia Doohickeys Box magazine 'Volume 10' (banner and heart die cuts).
Flowers- Prima flowers. Dovecraft 'Orange paper blooms'.
Ribbons- from stash.
Pearls- Andy's Crafts.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'crystal' and Glossy accents.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girl Challenge- Use Any Image
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge- Punches and/or Dies Used Dies.
Classic Design Team Open Challenge- Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog #82- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge- Always Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart- Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge- Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow

Before I go, I just want to say a huge thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave me. It really lifts my spirits to know there are such lovely people like you just a few button clicks away when I'm feeling a bit fed up with myself. So I'm sending you all my biggest hug :).

See you soon,
Debra x


  1. This is awesome. The image is so adorable and you did full justice to it with your coloring and the layering

  2. ahhhhh LOVE this, such a happy card...I can see that icing going everywhere it.xx {aNNie}

  3. Hi Debra, a totally G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S card love the hidden tag idea, the glossy accents on the jars and I love the sparkle on the sugar, I bet the bench and probably the floor will be sticky for days after the mice are finished with that bag of sugar ;-) thank you for the inspiration... Megan

  4. This is beautiful, love the colours

  5. What a stunning design and love that stamp shame its retired Bet Lexi just loved receiving this thoughtful card. Sorry not been around last few days been away for a couple of days in North Yorkshire for our Wedding Anniversary bit of a last minute decision Hope it gets a bit cooler for you Love and hugs Carole x

  6. Oh, your Birthday card for your son's girlfriend is adorable!!! I pinned it
    Soooo cute image, really perfect for all baking lovers and the jar with its glass looks stunning, as well the sparkling sugar falling down!!! So feminine design with these colours! Love the layer with the curved borders that seem doilies, the distressed edges of the papers and the lovely tag! Great work, surely Lexi will smile looking at it!

  7. This is really lovely Debra, it has a grear0country kitchen feel about it. Love the way you have incorporated the little tag pocket xx

  8. I adore this card! I love the image and your coloring and the layering and layout are awesome. Your embellishments are perfect on this card and your bow is so darn sweet. I really do love this card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our July challenge. Hugs, Gail

  9. Love this image you have used it is just super gorgeous. Great design and colours. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  10. Thanks for joining in our current Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges, good luck.
    Angie DT

  11. Oh I completely missed this!! It's so gorgeous! Love the dies you used! Such a lovely design!
    Lucy x

  12. Oh my gosh what a darling design Debra and wonderful image and details.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Beautiful card - love the hidden message.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  14. This is sooo cute, Debra! The image is adorable and your coloring is gorgeous!
    big hugs Regina

  15. Awwwww, this is just beautiful and oh so cute! The combination of papers and pretty flowers looks gorgeous :-)
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at The Ribbon Girl!
    Kat x

  16. Absolutely beautiful. Love the image - ADORABLE. The colors you used are gorgeous!! I am a new follower too!!!

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

    Laine DT for

  17. This is lovely - that little mouse jumping up and down on the sieve just made me chuckle! Love the papers and the dies you've used. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Die cuts and/or punches) Challenge this month. Please remember that in order to be eligible to win a prize you must become a follower of our blog - if you aren't already! Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  18. Such a sweet card! The LOTV mice are adorable and you made them look even better! Great idea to hide a secret message on the front of the card! Well Done!!! I wish there was a way that I could get a notice in my email when you post a new card. I love seeing your cards! xoxo, Janet


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