Monday, 3 August 2009

Flowers, lace and sparkle galore!

Well, having got back from a week's holiday yesterday evening, I've had one more day off work today before getting back to business tomorrow ... so inbetween feeding the washing machine all day long I have been getting back to the business of cardmaking! I've been at it all day long and yet somehow have managed to make only 2 cards ... I'm normally pretty slow but not sure what's happened today!

The first card I made must stay behind the scenes for now as it is my PBSC DT card; but here's the second one I made, using stash both old and new including one of the stamps I bought last week on my visit to The Glitterpot.

For this card I followed the sketch over at Secret Crafter Challenge #43 ... it would be rude not to seeing as I found out this morning I won their monthly random draw whilst I was away ... woo hoo and thankyou!!
I would also like to enter this card for

One Stop Craft Challenge #40 - Swirls and Pearls: my floral stamp and paper both have swirly elements in the design, and my background embossing is using the Cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" folder (first time out even though I've had it quite a while .. tut tut!!) I have used pearls both in the flower centre and edging decorations.
My Time to Craft #71 - floral frenzy
Dutch Dare #57 - lace on your card
Creative Inspirations #14 - Bling! and
Daring Cardmakers - Bejewelled Bliss! Both of these would like to see bling or sparkle - well I have got a few iridescent gems on the corners of the card, and it is also quite sparkly as I coloured my stamp with Twinkling H2O's and Cosmic Shimmer paints. Also my embossing is done onto iridescent pink card - fabulous how it changes colour when it catches the light!

And here's a close up to try to capture the iridescence and sparkle!

And the inside....

Main image: Penny Black "Day-Dreams", heat embossed with detail gold powder and coloured with Cosmic Shimmers and Twinkling H2O's;
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards "Oh My Words!";
Paper: Magenta; iridescent pink card from Edwin Allen;
Supplies: gold lace from Quixotic Paperie; gold spacer from The Hobby House; Papermania iridescent gems; flowers, pearls and dragonfly brad from my stash.
( Main image stamp, sentiments and paper all from The Glitterpot)

Well having done all this washing I guess I'd better get down to some serious ironing ... work tomorrow (sigh!). Have a good evening!


  1. Gorgeous card Pauline!
    Love your new stamp!
    Helen x

  2. Stunning card pauline and fab new stamp. love all the details.
    Thank you for joining in this week's SCSC and DDCC challenges.
    Cathy xx

  3. Incredibly pretty card Pauline and such a gorgeous embossed image, love the pretty papers and such elegant colours! Congratulations on winning this months SC prize draw, very well deserved! So pleased you could join us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

  4. wow its gorgeous, love the colour and the image is very pretty. luv gina xx

  5. wow Pauline, your card is absolutely beautiful, I love the pearly DP and the image is beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

  6. Beautiful, both in and outside! You did a good job with the embossing, not so easy! Hugs Nilla

  7. Such a pretty card Pauline, love the image, and the embossed background. Love all the little embellie detail too. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. LOuise x

  8. Gorgeous card Pauline.
    Love the lace and new stamp.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC.

    xoxo Karin

  9. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for ‘daring’ to join us this week.

  10. Gorgeous card, wonderful colours and shimmer, love the floral image too.

  11. fabulous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  13. I love how you have coloured this card. thanks for making it sparkle a la Daring Cardmakers

  14. Gorgeous card Pauline,such a pretty stamp and love all the elements you have put into it.
    Thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations and good luck.

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  16. gorgeous card hun thanks for joing us this week over at creative inspirations love cheryl xxxx

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  18. Absolutely GORJUSS! Best of luck to you with my candy, but do you think others with think it's rigged if my twin wins;o)

  19. What a fabulous card Pauline, love all the detail & admire the effort that goes into your creations.

  20. This is incredible, Pauline. I would have a birthday every month if I thought I could get a card so lovely as this!

  21. Wow! What a stunning card- I love it :-)


  22. I love the shine on this card, it's really pretty



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