Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The children were nestled all snug in their beds...

... While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

I adore that poem. It sums up everything wonderful and special about Christmas, so when Jingle Belles posted this week's challenge from Amanda Profumo (Crafty Paper Girl) with the title "Visions of sugar plums", I knew it would be a wonderful prompt.

But to add even more scrumptiousness, we were given this style board that Amanda had discovered on one of her favourite blogs, Paperdoll Romance:


We could use any or all of this style board as a type of photo inspiration for our cards and there was so much to take in, I felt a bit overwhelmed. If I could have incorporated every single one of the photos into my design I would have. However, I was drawn to the colour, the name of the board itself, the old gold colour here and there, the bead droplet earrings, the snowflakes and the overall prettiness of all the photos together. I was disappointed not to have any tulle and will have to add it to my shopping list next time I am in town. 

Anyway, here is Jingle Belles challenge #21! 


I even added ice glitter to the letters to make them look a bit like sugar! 

Yippee for an already HUGE pile of cards!

9 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! This card is fantastic! I love the glitter you used on the letters, that looks so cool! You really did an awesome job with this challenge!

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  2. oh my gosh, yes, i know what you mean about being overwhelmed by how FABULOUS the style board was and how many cool elements there were to use on a card! but you've done really *BRILLIANTLY* here in distilling down the "sugar plum essence" of the entirety into one GORGEOUS card! (i especially love that you've used the phrase on the card... i kind of want to go back and add that to MINE now!) <3 <3 <3

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  3. Absolutely stunning, love the 'sugared' letters and the crystal droplet is gorgeous. Whoever receives this card is one lucky person.xxx

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  4. SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so totally digging this card in every way, shape & form. It is just awesome. You rocked it! :D

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  5. So pretty... I love your card! I love the glitter and the little charm off the snowflake. I love little details like that! You did a great job on the visions of sugar plums... don't you just love that vision board?!!

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  6. Love love love the ribbon in the corner and those fabulous sugared letters ... such a festive inspired design ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

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  7. What a wonderful interpretation of that style board. I can see how you were influenced and with such great results.

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  8. beautiful card~love the color!

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  9. thats so pretty!!

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