Monday, 7 December 2009

At last ... a non-Christmas card :-)


It's my dearest schoolfriend's birthday tomorrow, so despite having been somewhat run off my feet this past two weeks i thought I'd better sit down and make a bit of an effort ... and here's the result. The light here is really terrible today, so the pictures are pretty awful but alas i think this is as good as they're going to get .... roll on spring!!

As usual I did my best to take inspiration from a few challenges. I used the fab sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge #80, which I thought really suited the fairly large stamp I had in mind.


I also made it with the following challenges in mind:

Stamp Something - Glitzy Somethings. I have coloured my flowers with Twinkling H20's and decorated liberally with glamour dust; and have also used iridescent pink and holographic silver cardstock - it's such a pity the light is so poor that the photo doesn't really show it up very well lol!
Charisma Cardz #48 - Dreaming of Summertime. Summer makes me think of flowers, so hopefully the DT will agree!
Cute Card Thursday #89 - Swirly Girly. Well ... I mean ... how girly is this pink & silver & sparkly card hmmm? rofl!!
Everybody-Art-Challenge #68 - Stitching.
Pile It On #27 - Tinsel Town ... yes I know that sound like it should be a Christmas card ... but it actually says use glitter .... and i have sure done that lol!
Etsy Inspired #65 - So Stinkin' Sweet -I discovered this blog when i visited Pile It On ... this week's theme is to make a creation inspired by one of their soaps. So I have chosen "Pink Sugar Type" which you can see here - they describe it as "a girly girl's soap for sure".

Here's a very poor attempt to show the glitz and sparkle ...

And the inside ...


Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Fantasy", heat embossed in detail silver and then coloured wtih Twinkling H20's and decorated wtih glamour dust;
Sentiments: penny Black (inside and out);
Papers: Crafty Creations (I think!);
Supplies: brads and spacers from The Hobby house; silver lace from Bunny Zoe's Crafts; prima flowers; pink iridescent card, silver holographic card, dragonfly brads and pearls from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "doily lace" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Branch" punch.

Just off to do some jobs around the house now .. hope you're enjoying the start of your week.

19 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely card, such pretty colours & I love the softness of it.

    Thanks for joining in our Summer challenge at Charisma

    Jan x

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  2. Great card. I love all the detail on it and the pastel shades.
    Thanks for joining EAC.
    Jenny

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  3. Gorgeous card. Love all the detail you have added. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

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  4. Wonderful and girlie card

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  5. An adorable image and card lovely detail and embelishments too. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  6. very pretty! :0) nice pastel colours too! NO snow! lol! :0)

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  7. What a beautiful card Pauline, i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  8. very pretty and elegant, lovely inside too

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  9. Beautiful card Pauline...I love that stamp, and the sparkles are gorgeous!
    Helen x

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  10. lovely image and card
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
    AllisonX

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  11. Wow! The inside is just as pretty as the outside!

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  12. Hi Pauline - it has taken me forever to get get but it was well worh the trip! I love this card for your friend - that image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured! Fabulous embellishments Pauline - totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

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  13. Oh WOW this is beautiful, gorgeous colours and details.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. Hi! You card is beautiful and your friend will be delighted I'm sure! I can see all the sparkles and glitz, all yummy! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp Something!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

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  15. Wow dear this is just stunning, so nice to see anything buy a chrissie card
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  16. Absolutely stunning!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

    Hugs
    Leanne
    xx

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  17. Oh WOW this is beautiful, gorgeous colours and details.Thanks for your participation to S.S.
    Hugs COCO

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  18. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  19. pauline,
    love the twinkling H2Os.

    Thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It On!

    -- dalis

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x