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 ...

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.


  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

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

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

  4. Wonderful and girlie card


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

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

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

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. very pretty and elegant, lovely inside too

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

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

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

  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}}}

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

  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 ;)

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

  16. Absolutely stunning!

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


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

  18. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  19. pauline,
    love the twinkling H2Os.

    Thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It On!

    -- dalis


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Pauline x