Wow it seems like I've been away for a while, not intentionally I must add! Unfortunately we've had some ill health in the family and it has distracted me from crafting, but it didn't distract me from doing some serious online shopping for which I have my wonderful Mum and Dad to thank xx Ahh retail therapy, don't ya love it!
Just recently due to the arthritus in my thumbs I have been finding it painful to use one of my most prized pieces of equipment and one I have had from very early on in my crafting, my beloved Big Shot, I love my Big Shot but I'm sorry to say I have replaced it and treated myself to a wonderful Cut 'n' Boss and along with that I decided I NEEDED some new dies and some new embossing folders, well we crafters can never have enough of those can we?! lol
Then at the end of a very difficult, stressful and tiring week I came home to find that I had been a Designer Favourite over at TEW AND I had also won TEW Facebook challenge, so thrilled and I won 4 TEW images, lots of smiles and happy dancing! You could say it was just what the doctor ordered! lol
Anyway I have used plenty of new bits on this card that I'm sharing today. The image is TEW Lucy Loo Snow Queen, coloured with Spectrums, First Edition Markers and Sakura startdust pens, the background is embossed with Embossalicious Clouds (new), then diecuts added, JS banner, Cheery Lynn Designs Colonial Lampost (new), Crafty Cutters label die, snow flake punch, sentiment stamp from Paula Pascual Stamps (new) finished off with a flower, leaves and gem from my stash. (and there's more new stuff I haven't used yet!)
Also took one with the flash to show off the sparkle.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #93 ~ Sparkle
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #213 ~ punches & dies
Creative Fingers #89 ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #91 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #118 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #72 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #23 ~ Anything Goes