INAS #48

Good Morning,

Wow!  You realize how fast time is going by when we get to this challenge.  It is the last challenge of the year for International Art & Soul #48.  The theme is "Add Some Sparkle".

I am a sparkly girl.  I have been since I was little.  I remember my mom used to let me go out and get the Christmas mail when I was too small to go to school.  She let me open the cards and I always loved the ones that sparkled.  To me a Christmas Card isn't complete until it has some sparkle!

Here is my card:

The elves are from a stamp set that I bought years ago from  Craftin Desert Divas. I gave the elves a little wreath that says "Elf Kisses".  The present is from the Queen & Company Happy Holly Days Kit. The paper is from Photo Play Holiday Cheer and Prima Sweet Peppermint.  I used Ranger Glitz Stickles to make everything shiny and I made the little bow with my die set.

Here is the inside:

The sentiment is also from the Elf Stamp Set by Craftin Desert Divas.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Christmas Crafts All Year Round - December Challenge - ATG
Love To Scrap - #116 Season's Greetings
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - #5 December ATG Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - ATG with sparkle, glitter or flocking
Sweet Stampers Challenge - #26 Christmas
Craft Dream - #71 Winter/Christmas
Brown Sugar - #285 -Winter Scenes and Events
Crafty Catz - #441 - ATG with Optional Glitter/Shine
Pattie's Creations - #153 Winter/Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please stop by International Art & Soul to see see what my DT Sisters have made, then play along with us!  You have an entire month to play along!  Can't wait to see your projects.

P.S. In case you were wondering what Merry Anne is up to today, here she is working in her herb garden!



  1. Chriss this is adorable. I like sparkle...just doing like putting it on and having it all over the place, lol.

  2. Cute! I love some sparkle too. Happy Holidays!

  3. Love the sparkle and shine AND that pair of darling elves. So cute and fun - and pretty too!

  4. Super cute card and sentiment. Merry Anne looks like she has quite the green thumb! xxD

  5. aww.... cute card! Love the shaker present!

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge..x

  7. This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Winter/Christmas” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  8. Super cute card!!! Love the shaker and the elves! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  9. Fabulous and fun and very cute...Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Super cute elves! Love them :) Thank you for joining us at SparkleNSPrinkle Creative Challenge!! Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

    Jess - DT Coordinator

  11. Sweet card! And, I agree ... it isn't a holiday card until there is some sparkle! Your card is super adorable. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge - Chris, DT

  12. Hi Chriss, so happy you could add this adorable elf card to the Quick Quotes Holiday Celebration challenge this month. I love those little guys! such a great job, thanks for sharing.


  13. What cute little elves. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

  14. I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting but you know my eyes have been playing up. They're much better today so I'm going to try and visit all the DT blogs. Your card is really sweet and I love the shaker element. Hazel x

  15. So cute! Love the elves - they're just so cheerful!

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas and all good wishes for the New Year.

  16. ADORABLE!!!! I love all the glitter and shaker present! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Monthly Creative Challenges!

  17. Love your sparkly creation! Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  18. Very pretty! Thank you for playing at Pattie's Creations Challenge.
    Ellen DT

  19. What a sparkly cheery Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes!

  20. Great card - love those little elves.

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen x


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