Softly Falling And Hang Your Stocking - A Perfect Pair

by Joanne James11. December 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! Before I get into my post, I must just give a shout out to the lovely Linda, Hannelie and Colleen who have been the most awesome guest designers with us for the last six months; these ladies have done a fabulous job and I will miss your contributions and do hope you continue to play along with us from time to time. Thank you for sharing your designs and creativity with us! Whilst we are sad to see these ladies leave, it also means we will have some new guest designers joining us too; watch out for more news on this with my mid-week reminder post on Wednesday to see who will be joining us to kick off 2017!

Meanwhile, it's the turn of the lovely Jaydee to host this week and she has a glamorous colour challenge for us to work with:

    

All the sparkle of silver and gold, paired with brilliant white! I decided that a glamorous stocking was going to be my focal point today and I also used Amy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout - here's my card:

 

My card today is another one with lots of layers and a variety of foil and glimmer paper to add lots of sparkle: my diecut stocking is gold foil layered with gold glimmer and a white glimmer top with embossed holly decoration, I layered a silver foil doily behind and added a piece of silver foil acetate between my white cardbase and mat, which I embossed with my favourite embossing folder of all time, Softly Falling, for added detail. I used my Stitched Shape Framelits for my sentiment square (you will be pleased to know theses will be available to order again early January in time for Sale-A-Bration - yay!) and chose a sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set to complete my card as this seemed the most appropriate, which I also heat embossed in gold.

This is the kind of stocking I imagine someone like Joan Collins to own (or maybe Donald Trump, since he seems to be a fan of all things glitzy and gold!) - either way, definitely all about the luxury! I'm more of a traditional red and white girl myself :-)

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
 Jaydee
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
 
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

 

I look forward to seeing what you create with this colour palette this week. This morning I will be recovering from a Christmas night out yesterday and this afternoon we are officially decorating the James household for Christmas. My wreath is made and hanging proudly on my front door already, so with the tree up and the rest of the decorations in place, I'm sure it will start to feel like Christmas is well and truly on its way!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (8) -

Laurie
LaurieUnited States
11/12/2016 22:50:13 #

I love the sparkle on the stocking..so festive and pretty! That's a cute sentiment, and right back at you....have a sparkly Christmas filled with lots of joy and happiness!

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Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
11/12/2016 23:21:52 #

Well my friend this is gorgeous!  Beautifully designed card and oh so elegant!  It has been an honor to design alongside of you this year!  Thanks for having me!  Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
12/12/2016 23:41:34 #

Glamorous indeed!  I love how this sparkles!  Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
13/12/2016 17:29:46 #

Wow, this is one gorgeous stocking, Joanne! Love the gold glimmer on top of the gold foil. Great use of the sketch too. Thanks for a wonderfully fun year with the Paper Players! I've enjoyed every week.

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Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
14/12/2016 03:06:44 #

I love this Joanne!  So elegant and luxurious.  Love the contrast of the glitter and gold foil and the teeny metallic holly sprig is wonderful.  Great use of the sketch too!  Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

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Narelel farrugia
Narelel farrugiaAustralia
14/12/2016 10:25:03 #

Oh this is lovely! I love the sparkle you've added to your stocking. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
16/12/2016 12:50:17 #

I would love a stocking like this one!  GORGEOUS  and elegant!  The layout is just perfect!  Congrats on your win and FMS, too!  Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, My Friend!  XXX

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
17/12/2016 15:08:20 #

Joanne, your stocking is fabulous.  I love how much texture and layering you got onto your card - yet it still feels so clean - really allowing that gorgeous stocking to take center stage.   Thank you for rocking my challenge again this wee
hugs
jaydee

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