Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Celebrate the New Year with Creative Embellishments!

I am so thrilled to be back with the Creative Embellishments Design Team! I really had to step back from crafting the last two years due to illnesses in my family and a move to Tennessee.  Now we are all settled in our new home and I'm ready to get my craft on!

I'm starting the new year right with from Creative Embellishments' Large Tag for their January challenge.  The mood board this month is a serene collection of winter images sure to spark your imagination.  The twist is to add texture to your project which is an easy thing to do!

The Challenge
Here's my take on the challenge, a large snowy tag.  I added texture by first painting the background with white gesso, then stenciling on texture and lastly painting with Stamperia Glamor Gel.

The photo is my sweet Nika, a standard poodle, she doesn't really like the snow as is evidenced by the look on her face!

I used the Falling Snow Set and Chipboard Snowflakes for embellishments.  To make them sparkle I first heat embossed with Soft Fallen Snow Allure Powder by Emerald Creek and then added a coat of Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel.

I used some sugared flowers to complete the icy scene.

Stop by the Creative Embellisments blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Products Used from the Creative Embellishments  Shop:

Other Products Used:
White Gesso
Stamperia Glamour Gel
Emerald Creek Allure Powders - Sparkling Snow
Stamperia Blue Stars

How to enter the challenge
The monthly challenge is always the first post on the Creative Embellishments Blog.  Be sure to check it out, you could win a great gift certificate to the store!  Here are the rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of January 1st, 2020.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
  • Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.
Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. How lovely to be starting the New Year with a return gig to a team you love, and with the knowledge that you'll have more creative time and energy to spare in 2020. Look forward to it all! This is a wonderful start - those deliciously intricate snowflakes look fabulous, and that photo put a smile on my face.

    I'm still in Christmas hibernation (don't come out fully until after 12th Night on 6th January!), but am trying to do a bit of catching up with people even so. Happy New Year!
    Alison x

    1. Thank you Alison for you kind comments! I am so looking forward to this year, seems as if the weight of the world has finally lifted!

  2. Such fabulous tag!! Very sweet and creative! Love all the embellishments added!

  3. Adorable tag! I love that you incorporate your sweet pup in the mix. So sweet! The colors combo is perfect. Love this sweet project! :) Happy New Year to you, family and fur kids!

    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you. Hope your year is fabulous!

  4. Happy New Year Maggi! Love the tag, especially the snowflakes mixed with flowers. Looking forward to seeing what you create throughout the year.


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