Blog Name

Why is my blog called "Creative Smiles"? My designs are the result of covering up mistakes. My fumble fingers drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly. Hence, the giggles and smiles of creative patience all throughout my crafting process. xx

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sugar Plum Snow Ballerina {Scrapy Land #32}

Best Wishes to all for a very happy holiday season, 
and may the new year be especially good to you and yours!

Welcome new followers Cara Malmrose of My Creative Chaos, Cheri Weston of Stamp'n Boomer, Jenny Alia of Jen's Paper Obsession

Today I have fun card share for Challenge #32 at Scrapy Land
For those who enjoy the Nutcracker Suite At Christmas Time
The Sugar Plum Snow Ballerina!

Challenge #32 at Scrapy Land is 
Anything Christmas/Holiday Goes with die cuts. 

To enter the challenge follow the theme AND use any die brand that Scrapy Land sells
and become eligible for a fabulous prize and badges!

My card measures A7 (5" x 7") using the following "mix-and-match" dies from three Scrapy Land manufacturers.

(Scrapy Land dies shown below with their links)
Poppy Stamps Poinsettia Bloom

We would love for you to become a Follower of the Scrapy Land Facebook page and the new Pinterest boards.

I'm not sure where I acquired this graphic. It was lightly precolored, so I added the blue and some extra pink, to bring out the "sugar plum" theme. It's a silly, sweet creation.

Looking forward to seeing your creations on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog!

NOTE: A glimpse into the future! Hope you enjoy!

My Christmas Cacti this season:

Scrapy Land Products:
Other Supplies:
  • Inks: Sky Blue dye, Spun Sugar dye, Worn Lipstick, Tuxedo Black
  • (partially pre colored image unknown)
  • Rhinestones, Stitching, Patterned Paper, White & Pink Cardstock
  • Stickles (on flowers) and Sparkle N Sprinkle Bubble Gum Glitter G1088
  • USArtquest mini Prills "Mango"
Playing in the following fun challenges please:

  1. Avenue 613 #154 "Create Your Own Challenge" 12/20 (Col 1- image, sentiment, PP, Solid Paper Col 2-  die cut, Col 3-  Stickles (on flowers), Col 4-   Pearl (center of lace), bling (rhinestones by sentiment) sequins (on lace), flowers (poinsettias in corner and Chloe Stems), Col 5 - lace, real stitching in frame.
  2. Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #167 Non-Traditional Colors 12/20
  3. The Christmas Challenge #74 Anything Goes  12/31
  4. A Gem of a Challenge "Anything Christmas Goes" 1/2
  5. A Snowflake's Promise #12 Anything Christmas 12/28
  6. Fan-tastic Tuesday #116 "Make It Sparkle" 12/21
  7. Holly Jolly Christmas Anything Christmas  01/16
  8. Eureka Stamps Challenge #171 "Non Traditional Christmas Colors" 12/21
  9. Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenges December - Use Loose Glitter (on Snow Dancer's tutu and head ornament). 12/31
  10. Shopping our Stash #231 "Let It Snow" 12/23

Christmas Hugs,


Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh Donna, your Sugar Plum Snow Ballerina is just heavenly, how adorable!! Love the little swag underneath and all the glitter is so captivating!! Your cacti are amazing, seems you have a real green thumb!! I can barely keep my plastic plants alive!! HAHA! hugs :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

She's so cute and sparkly! Love the colors you've used. and the Chloe stems are a wonderful addition to the card. Great thinking! Very creative use of dies as always, giving so much more dimension to your work. Love it Donna. Are your gorgeous cacti in a sunny spot - I can't get mine to bloom this year at all?

Lori Kobular said...

I love that Sugar Plum Snow Ballerina she is so adorable with her bright pink glittery tutu! Such a fun and lovely card! I love how you put so many beautiful dies together! Your Christmas cactus are gorgeous!! They must love that Florida sun!

SD pooja said...

How pretty is the card !! I loved how you ave glittered up the cute ballerina's dress !

Samra said...

How adorable!!! Donna, your creations always make my day!!!

Paper Talk with Samra

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Donna!! Your creation is absolutely stunning!! What a darling snowman image and I love that everything is pink and sparkly!! Very stunning design!! Thanks for sharing your lovely post!! HUGS

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable and so not like you :-). Isn't it fun to create something your normally don't do? Love the pink tutu. I certainly wish I had a green thumb like yours. Your Christmas cacti are amazing looking.

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable and so not like you :-). Isn't it fun to create something your normally don't do? Love the pink tutu. I certainly wish I had a green thumb like yours. Your Christmas cacti are amazing looking.

brenda said...

Suitably sparkly Donna and wonderful stitching especially round those curves.

Your Christmas Cacti look lovely, we have one similar to the pink one but don't think I've seen a white one.

Hope you and your have a lovely Christmas.

B x

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! :)

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karte mit der niedlichen Schneeballerina ist absolut zauberhaft.
Mein Gott was für eine wunderschöne Gestaltung. Ich liebe deine Karten sehr.
Deine Weihnachtskakteen sind wunderschön und so eine Blütenpracht findet man ja eher selten. Du hast den grünen Daumen und die Pflanzen danken es dir.
Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest. Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße Hugs Silvi

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card is so cute and beautiful. I adore your Cacti as well, really gorgeous.

craftieodmae said...

Of course your card is gorgeous, they always are, and those flowers are beautiful!!!! I have 2 and neither one bloomed this year..........

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Donna, this is absolutely stunning!! I could just stare at it all day!! I love the sweet snowgirl in her sparkly pink tutu!! I love the lace you added and the stitching!! I wish I could stitch like that!! This is truly spectacular my friend and I adore it!! And your cacti are gorgeous, too!! I have one that's grown really huge with orange flowers. I put it on the deck every summer and it just keeps getting bigger!! It bloomed last month and I'm hoping for a few on Christmas!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh Donna how absolutely sweet and gorgeous this is. I love the tutu the little snowgirl is wearing and such a fabulous shimmer you gave it
Dr Sonia

Sue said...

How cute is that card. Lovely.

Your Cactus did so well. Mine had a lot of buds, but only about half actually opened.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Unknown said...

Just what we need in our lives a pretty card that has lots of fun and loads of ohh ahhhs. So very creative and full of the Donna sparkle.

OMG is that the future for us!!!.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Donna very sweet and very beautiful card you have made.
Gr Karin

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Wow DONNA , I Love this snow girl and her pink tutu !!! Funny and So Stunning card !

pam said...

Aww Donna! your snow girl with her pink tutu is the lace..glitter and colours on this card..beautiful dies and poinsettia..

I used to have Cacti like these, they got to big so gave them away.
Hugs Pam x

Vic said...

What a pretty crad! love the soft and delicate feel to the image . your christmas cacti are lovely too :) Thanks for sharing with us this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle, Vic - D.T x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, adorable image. Your layers and the poinsettia are beautiful. I love the pink & white. Your Christmas Cactus are gorgeous as well :) Take good care, I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Shirleyxx

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna, where do I start? How about at the very top? I love your blog masthead -- gorgeous for the Christmas season. Then the card -- that glittery snow ballerina is adorable. I love the lace and the delicate die cuts! The pink color combo is fabulous and is a color I rarely think to use for Christmas but I always love it when I see it. The splash of blue in the CS layer and on the image is perfection. Wonderful flower embellie. Next, your Christmas cactus plants are doing so well. I'm afraid mine had their enthusiasm dulled by the freezing overnights last week and this. All the blooms are completely gone. :( Finally, Tinkerbell wearing the Santa hat in your signature block is delightful. How appropriate that she's all sparkly, too. :-D Hugs, NC

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, Donna, your card is so adorable! This made me smile! Love all the sparkle and the gorgeous die cuts! I was super impressed with your cacti - especially the second one (my colour!). You're doing something right!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute snowman Sugar Plum Fairy. A wonderful and delightful card design.

Chris Dring said...

Awww! That snow ballerina is just too cute, and your card looks amazing! Just look at all those layers and embellies! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Nancy Hill said...

Very cute little snow woman or girl. Gorgeous card as well as your Christmas cacti. Have a beautiful weekend and a very Merry Christmas.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, I love the snow ballerina! If she was a stamp or a digi I would say I MUST have her! Love how you enhanced her with the extra color and sparkle. I can see the Chloe stem is a must have, too, and the larger poinsettia is a good size for your card. I have the smaller one. One of these days I'll have to get the matching dies for some of my decorative labels. Really love the pretty trim you added. Perfect for a ballerina! When I see your gorgeous card it makes me want to go dress something up! Such a delight! Happy holidays, Donna!

Stampsnob. said...

Too darn cute Hope she doesn't dance til she is hot .........................Lis

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and love the fun image and pink sparkle love the Chloe stems they are on my wish list -beautiful Christmas cactus we have an Easter one
Carol x

Patricia St Martin said...

I always can't wait to stop by and see what you created and I love everything. Want to tell you your Christmas Cacti are stunning this year. The stitching is wonderful. Had to keep going up and down to see what you did with each die and love how you got them all to work together and LOVE the layers. You went over the top with the colors just wonderful on both cards and the sparkle fantastic. Your snowman is just delightful and you do not say who makes her, just as cute as can be. Merry Christmas my friend.
Hugs Pat

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Donna,
What a splendid use of our CYOC chart this week! So much texture and beautiful detail. I love the stitching and the triple matting on your base and double layering of your die cut . Great palette and the colors are beautifully integrated throughout the project! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create, we were delighted to find it there!
Chana, Owner

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Donna,
Ditto what I said above about thee fabulous design elements in this card! Your project is just perfect for our Let It Snow Challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash! Thanks for playing.
Chana, DT

Lisa Mensing said...

What a cute Ballerina Snow woman!Love the pink. Thank you for playing along at Eureka! Stamps Non Traditional Christmas Colors Challenge. Lisa DT

Tracey C - Unicorncrafter said...

Fantastic Creation and thank you for joining in on the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog this week. Good Luck with your entry.
Hugs Tracey C - DT

Cara said...

LOL ... That you for the welcome :O)

Also - that sweet ballerina! ... love her and the card you made with her.

I am also very jealous of your blooming "Christmas Cacti" ... Mine does not have nary a thought of blooming this year. I am bummed!

Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Donna, your image is adorable and I love the pretty pinks and all of your lovely details.
Your Christmas Cacti are beautiful, I have two in flower at the moment - one pink and one red, not as many flowers as yours though!

Linda Vich said...

So very pretty Donna! Love the sparkle in this card as well as the lace!

Karenladd said...

Oh Donna, this is so fun and so adorable! I love that sweet little fairy snowman (snowgirl?) with her glittery tutu! All the lacy embellishments and die cut frames add lovely texture and detail. Our printer went kaput so I can't even print out digi stamps until we get around to buying a new printer...but looks like I'm going to want to start checking them out after seeing this. Your Christmas cacti are so lush and gorgeous as well. I have one, which was given to me about 7 years ago and this is the first year it hasn't bloomed. I think that I'll cut it back and re-pot it after the holidays to see if I can give it new life. Thanks so much for sharing your designs with us and have a merry Christmas!

Jean Bullock said...

The card is darling and your cacti look beautiful. Merry Christmas to you my friend and a Happy New Year!

Patricia Chalas said...

Your card is adorable... love the cute pink tutus!!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Donna- this card is fabulous! Such a sweet image and colors! It warms the heart. :)

Pia S said...

I'm not really a pink person and certainly not for Christmas, but this card really got my attention! It's lovely! Love the little skirt and the decorative lace. Gorgeous!

Donna said...

Love the pretty pink sparkly awesomeness in your card! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for "Let It Snow" challenge!

Christina Hor said...

Such a sweet snowgirl Donna! She's so sparkly and such a great touch with the lace! Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday and new year Donna.
Hugs, Christina

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Donna :o)
Wishing you & your family a Very Merry Christmas!

E. Marie said...

Donna, love your card. It is stunning with this lovely image, gorgeous colors, and great die cuts. Especially love the little flower in the corner. Commenting as your friend but also from SNS - Thank you for sharing with Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and Merry Christmas.

kReN said...

Oh my! I love your layers! kReN

Alexandra MacVean said...

Your snowman ballerina is absolutely cute! I just found your blog and love your craftiness. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi again Donna I cannot believe that I missed this little cutie she is so adorable in her little pink sparkly tutu, the die cuts you use always leave me with a longer wishlist than ever, lol, the detail of the design is awesome, I love it
lorraine x

Sue said...

How did I miss this sweet snow girl? I'm going to blame it on the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle. She is adorable and love the pastel colors and sparkle. The card is so cute.



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