Leave a little sparkle

Sorry for my absence and thank you so much for all your kind thoughts and messages with regards to my dad passing away just before Christmas.

I would also like to thank Craftyfield for kindly covering for me during my absence as it was my turn to host this month’s challenge over at Country View Challenges; to welcome in 2022 I’ve chosen the theme of A Year to Sparkle and Shine.

“We would like to see LOTS of sparkle and shine on your projects, no “token” gems or sequins please; you really need to go sprinkle that sparkle! This means that you can use lots of different sparkly and shiny products (like metallics, sparkly embossing powders, glitters, lustres, foil, glazes, mirror cardstock, mica sprays or paints etc) as part of your designs”

I created this mini art journal page as inspiration; you still have until the end of this month to join me with your sparkly creations. I do hope that you will join in the fun, it would be so lovely to see you there!

I started by applying two coats of Villainous Potion Distress Paint to my chipboard page. Then when dry, I used a stamp from a Christmas Time stamp set by Tim Holtz to add all the starbursts using VersaMark Watermark Ink and two types of Gold Ranger embossing powder.

Next I stamped the wording and added some tiny stars around the page using a new Dovecraft stamp, the Watermark Ink and Gold Ranger embossing powder. Then I stuck the cute sparkly dog in place which I had fussy cut from an old recycled Christmas card and to finish, I used a white Uniball gel pen to add some highlights and the snowy foreground.

You’ll find lots more sparkly and shiny inspiration from my fellow Design Team members over at Country View Challenges.

I look forward to visiting you and seeing what you make and you never know, you might even win a £20 voucher for the shop, Country View Crafts! Before you enter your project, please read the rules!

Stay safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. Hugs, Jo x


As well as Country View Challenges. , I’m pleased to join the following challenges:

Art Journal Journey and the lovely Erika from BioArtGal who is hosting this month with her Let’s Face It challenge; I think the sparkly dog’s face looks super cute on my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #159 – Anything Goes challenge with my sparkly page.

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and their LTSCB #153 – Anything Goes challenge with my Leave a little sparkle page.

Out with the Old, in with the New over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with the new word stamp and old recycled Christmas card image that I used to create this page.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Four Legged Friends challenge with the sparkly dog I added to my page.

Anything Stamping Goes with the option of Wings challenge over at We Love Stamping with my stamped Leave a little sparkle page.


23 thoughts on “Leave a little sparkle

  1. Such a beautiful page Jo! Really loving gold snowflakes and that little doggie steals me heart!! Love your sparkly fun here! I’m in the middle of a page and hope to finish to play along! This year I’d like to start some AJ pages! Thanks for the inspiration! Sending hugs to you for your loss.

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  2. I’m glad you’ve been able to do a bit of art to share with us Jo, and that you are hanging in there. This is a fun page and full of sparkles. That dog is very cute. And he is perfect for my face challenge at AJJ too. I’m so glad you’re able to join us. I hope you’re taking care. Hugs-Erika

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  3. a delightful page Jo- love the sparkle, and of course that cute dog!
    I was wondering where you’ve been and was hoping you were away on vacation. So very sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Hoping that the many happy, fun memories of him will soften your aching heart. XO, Linda

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  4. Jo I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing and send my deepest condolences.
    Your sparkle page is very much like you – leaving a little sparkle in every post for us and I am so grateful for you continuing to share your talent and enthusiasm every month. Take care xxxx

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  5. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. I ‘ve dealt with the same since 2016, and it’s the kind of loss that stays with you all the time. I find myself still talking aloud to my Dad simply because I was so used to telling him everything. Prayers go up for you during the days to come and the sparkle you worked to achieve on paper shines for you all the while! That little Dachshund is so ADORABLE in his sparkly sweater and that gem button for his pom-pom! My Mother raised them and fostered several as well. She’s ‘down to four’ in her ‘retirement’. The doxies seem to be so collectible and he’s sure to catch the eyes with all the sparkles!! So glad you feel up to crafting and especially for sharing with us over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique as I always love seeing your entries!

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  6. So very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember losing my dad all those years ago as if it was yesterday but time will help to heal that big gap you feel. He may be gone in lots of ways but he will always be with you in your heart.
    Your page is lovely. I have not used VP as yet but having seen your page covered in it I can see I need to get it out and use it. Love all the sparkle you have given us and that little doggy is adorable.
    Take care of you
    Gentle hugs, Neet xx

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