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Day 5: Go for the Gold: Twinkling Lights


I seem to be channelling Bob Ross quite a bit lately… let’s see if we can use his help to make a tree. And use a little sheep’s help to make it twinkle!

Twinkling Lights

I have an issue with this Lawn Fawn stamp set. Because it’s called Baah Humbug! What a sad name for such a darling little set, right? LOL! My little sheep is having lots of fun decorating for Christmas – and making it shiny gold and silver! (Cue the Burle Ives song!) To see how I drew the tree, watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

And Don’t you just love how the set of 3 Pearl Pens makes the lights look dimensional? Squee!!

Sandy Allnock Go for the Gold Twinkling Lights 2Bonus card

On Periscope today I did a little session on coloring with zigs – and the audience helped with deciding on the background!


Your turn!

I hope some of you try out the tree on a card…I’d love to see us grow a forest of pines in the Inlinkz gallery for class!


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44 thoughts on “Day 5: Go for the Gold: Twinkling Lights

  1. Oh My Word! Both cards are so adorable…I agree the set is names wrong 😉

  2. […] Pens, shared on Day 5: There’s a perfect set of three available, great for small embellishments. Squeeze it out in […]

  3. Oh I love the lamb. Cute, cute, cute! I’m Puertorican so I was singing Fleece Navidad in my head. Thanks for a wonderful class.

  4. Such a cute card. Loved the happy tree tute, but with a “fleece navidad” card maybe a palm tree would be more fitting lol 🙂

  5. Sweet card. Love how you did the tree and I am enjoying seeing all the different gold products. TFS

  6. I love how you take stamps and create a background for them!

  7. Love how you made that tree!

  8. I am fascinated by some of the little things you do. The tree with the light glow is brilliant.

  9. You are so talented and these are so cute. I might have to try a tree. Yours is amazing!

  10. This is too cute. Gonna try me a tree. and a night time scene.

  11. Great golden goodness! This card is so cute!

  12. Wow! Fantastic card!

  13. Oh Sandy, I can sit there all day and watch you colour everything! What a nice tree with a cute sheep 🙂

  14. Adorable card! Love that glitter pen!

  15. Wonderful, shimmery goodness! Thanks for sharing – enjoyed watching you color!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  16. You make it look so easy! Thank you for these Go for the Gold classes! ! I want to get the pearl pens, but wondered if the white that you painted on, (did you say something Copic?) is available at Ellen Huston, too? Thank you!

    1. I used the set of 3 pearl pens – is that what you’re asking about?

  17. Enjoy it? YES!!!! I guess you know to plan on another one next year, also! (And maybe a Christmas in July.) Or maybe Let’s Go Pink for valentines day. I have enough suggestions to keep you busy all next year in case you run out. LOL Thanks so much for this treat! (No calories involved!)

  18. Such a sweet sheep, Sandy … and an amazing tree … all those little touches of shimmery gold are fabulous! Anita 🙂

  19. Great card I had so much fun watching the video. Happy World Card making day to you!

  20. Adorable

  21. Hi Sandy – I’ve been feeling very inspired by all your lovely posts. Just wanted you to know that I clicked through to this post from your email. After looking through the post I wanted to access some earlier blog posts. However, because of the purple banner at the top it says that I can’t download files to my Mobile device, I am unable to pull up your main menu and thus see other things. I wasn’t sure if you were aware of this glitch but it does prevent me from being able to get to other blog posts.

    1. I know 🙁 I’m working on it! My new site will launch hopefully in November, and I can’t wait…it’s all a hot mess right now 🙁 But – a cheat is to go to my Pinterest page and you can see just the main pics for all my blog posts and get to anything from there!

      1. Thanks for the “cheat.” I was finding that same thing on my phone.

  22. I am so glad I did not get the tree stamp. Thank you for showing me I have Zig CC 43 and 46 to get the job done! Any idea what time you may be scoping? My notifications isn’t working 🙁 Makes for a sad sheep. Thank you for sharing! ~Mari~

    1. Sorry, I’m slow at getting to comments right now – you can catch up on

  23. cute card – love the gold . TFS

  24. Your tree is absolutely amazing. I think one of these days I’ll have to go freestyle and try one too. I also love your tip for stamping the versamark with a slightly dirty stamp when heat embossing with a darker powder. Such a cute card! 🙂

  25. Such a cute card, wonderful gold, and I LOVE THOSE SHEEP!

  26. Sandy, you really know how to solve problems. I love the embossing tip as I have had problems doing this…no more. And the card is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the tip and for sharing your talents.

  27. Adorable card, Sandy. Really have to try creating a tree from scratch and digging up my Viva pearl pens from my stash.

  28. Such a sweet card and sentiment!
    great tutorials!
    Thank you so very much!

  29. This card is full of shine and cuteness! I just might have to try to draw my own evergreen tree. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  30. What a great set of videos…thanks for such a comprehensive list of products! Are there any issues with the Pearl Pens being “sticky?” I have had that problem with papers sticking to Liquid Pearls.

    1. I’ve been experiencing the same problem with the pearl pens. I intend to try adding a thin layer of glossy accents next time I use my pens.

    2. Just let them dry completely. And I mean completely! Most folks put it in their card stash before it really dries. And make as small of dots as you can, no thicker than necessary 🙂

  31. Very cute Sandy! TFS

  32. I have to say Sandy,I’m having such a wonderful experience with these classes My brother has been TRYING!! ,TO TEAM ME HOW TO PUT IN MY CARDS LOL.THEY MAY JUST HAVE TO COME IN ALLLL AT ONCE.if I can remember the steps,These classes are just PHENOMINAL INSPIRATION & FUN…THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART

  33. I love this card with subtle gold details and lovely tree. You make it look so easy, especially with only 2 colors of green!

  34. What a wonderful card and collection of videos.

  35. I love shiny things. Unfortunately, I can’t access the video. When trying to view from the blog I get a message that I must sign in to see the video. If I click the link to view it on Youtube, I get a message saying the video is private.

    1. Sorry! YouTube messed up but it’s working now 🙂

      1. Thanks Sandy! Everything is working now.

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