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Hi Everyone,

Before I start I want to announce the winner from last months Challenge… Drum roll please…………….. and the WINNER of a £15/$15 WOW! voucher is HELEN…

Congratulations Helen, absolutely beautiful as is Sparkling Snow … please contact me on and we'll get your voucher to you.

This month we're doing something a little different from our normal Challenge.
As you know we are absolutely LOVING the Pink and Main Stamps and Dies so we're giving them the SPOTLIGHT this month.

As it's December the prize this month is £25/$25 just for leaving a comment as you hop around…. It's as simple as that !!

All our Design Team are going to be showing you what they've done with this fabulous brand !! So make sure you play along and visit each one of our Design Teams's creations along with the fabulous Design Team from Pink & Main.

Blog Hop line up starts here 

I feel like I'm cheating a bit on this one as it's not my card, but I had to share it as it's so fab !!!
I've already given a little peek on our Facebook Page, so this is for all of you who aren't on Facebook.

First off, Well done Polly on such a lovely shaker card… I don't have step by steps (I'm breaking all the rules here… sorry) as it was made in a rush at the NEC.. the girl's brilliant !!

It's fairly self explanatory, just always remember once you've die cut, place your acetate on and then position your foam pads around the die cut close together so no Sparkles can escape !!!

What I love most about these Pink and Main Stamps and Dies is the tiny intricate snowflake dies, they make it soooooo easy and NO fussy cutting !!!
Everyone loves a shaker card… what's not to love !!! Merry Christmas EVERYONE !!!
And THANK YOU for all your support this last year, we really appreciate you.
Here's what Polly used..


  1. Wonderful inspiration. So glad to have teamed up with WOW for this amazing blog hop! 😊

  2. Very sweet project love the snow globe!!!

  3. Love the cute snowflakes. Cute card by Polly.

  4. Have visited each blog there are broken links to a few (clicked home then found the correct post). Susane’s blog will not let me leave a comment keeps sending me to sign up for a google+ account. I am already signed in. My comment for her post is. Lovely project thank you for sharing.

    1. I had the same issues with Susane’s Blog and I am signed I as a Google account. I loved the watercolor effects she produced...

    2. Thank you Roberta. Hopefully these are all fixed now. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Good luck for the draw. hugs Jo

  5. Oooh...I'm the lucky winner of last month's challenge - what a lovely surprise!
    Thanks so much, will email you now.
    Helen x

    1. Yay Helen! Well done and very pretty creation. Hugs Jo

  6. Great card and just another inspirational piece for the holiday season. Hugs Jo

  7. Lovely shaker card! Off hopping now...

    1. Finished hopping but I couldn't leave a comment on Susanne's post as she has turned on the Google+ comments option and only readers with a Google+ profile or page can comment.

  8. Well that was a fun collaboration hop [that I accidentally found] Thanks for the eye candy and an introduction to some new stampers~ I do love my WOW products.

  9. Polly your shaker card is just adorable!!

  10. That is so cute. Penguin in a snowglobe. Love it. Hugz

    1. My new obsession right now is interactive cards! I love shaker cards the most and have been slowly gathering pieces to create beautiful art like you have!

      Very cute!

  11. This is a fun blog hop. I really like Pink & Main's stamps and dies. And Wow! of course has amazing stuff! Looking forward to loads of inspiration like Helen's lovely card!

  12. You did well to share this card, it would have been a shame not to share such a lovely shaker !!

  13. Love the penguins on the snowglobe card... adorable!

  14. What an adorable penguin shaker card.

  15. What a darling little shaker! Love the monochromatic look!

  16. What a sweet snow globe! Love it! This is my first stop. I was looking for challenges, and found a hop! Yay! So I'm on my way to the others! Great work to all the ladies!

  17. oh really lovely shaker the monochromatic too...sweet Image....hope I win their stamp


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