Friday, 18 May 2012

Sparkle, Sparkle!

Hello, and welcome!

I hope it's a bit warmer where you are!
Usually, at this time of year, we have all the doors and windows open, so that we can enjoy the gardens and the warmth and brightness of the sunshine.  Lookin' out of my tightly-closed window right now, the wind is blowin' a flippin' gale, the trees are bending sideways, and it's freezing..........spring-time in England....haaa!
Hope the weather gets better for when we go to Cornwall, this time next's usually lovely, but ya never know!

Well, it's time to invite you to have a go at another challenge at 
and this week we want to see all your lovely creations that 

We are sponsored by the fabby

and Linnie is giving 2 sheets of her lovely digi stamps to our randomly chosen winner, this week!

Our Design Team created some absolutely gorgeous cards, and you'll find loads of inspiration if you pop over to the challenge blog to drool over 'em....haaaa!

Here's mine.....

I used two kinds of embossed scrolls paper (cream with white scrolls, and pink with gold scrolls) from Craftwork Cards, using a border punch to cut lacy borders from them, and then layered 'em up onto a white card base that I'd scored into a tent-fold.......

Believe it or not, this little lady is glittered to the nines, but I'm rubbish at takin' the photos......hangin' head in shame......but she's a darling. don't you think?
I used a Nestie label die to cut her out, and shaded just inside the embossed edge with a little pink chalk......of course, she's coloured up with Promarkers.......

I like the way the sentiment is shaded.......I have a sheet of these in different colours, but can't remember where I bought them, or I'd go get some more........brain cells have been on holiday for the longest time, so don't expect 'em back ....haaa!

The brown leaves are cut from some small pieces of wood veneer that I bought yonks ago, and have never found a use I have!

I cut a corner with a Martha's punch and layered a couple of Prima flowers with Card Candi.......they just had to be splodged with sparkly Mod Podge, now didn't they?

Three more pieces of Card Candi finish off my Sparkle, Sparkle card!

Over to you.....come on, you know you want to!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Birthday card with sentiment  Things with wings


  1. Fabulous card Anne- Marie. Love the cute image and cutting leaves from wood.... simply inspired.


  2. Anne-Marie, you've done just a smashing job of this! I love all the glitter details (yes they are there!) and the leaves!

  3. Well, no spring for you and an extremely early winter for us! what is wrong with the world????
    I am loving the LO of your card and my favourite embellie is the wood veneer leaves, simply gorgeous!

  4. Spring just returned to us today and is supposed to be better this the sparkling card

  5. A gorgeous card,love the fab image....

    No I am still using the heating never done that before in Mid May xxx

  6. So sweet, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  7. Oooh! Love the sparkly bits!!! She is very sweet. fab embossed papers too, A gorgeous card,

  8. Oooh! Love the sparkly bits!!! She is very sweet. fab embossed papers too, A gorgeous card,

  9. it's TOO freakin' warm where i am yet i refuse to turn the air on. so i keep my windows and blinds shut until the evening and then i open up the house. stays pretty cool that way.

    finally got everything up and working but my cable company will be hearing from me on monday. can you believe they want to charge me $30 for the service call when it was THEIR BOX that was defective????? oh i'm pissed all right.

    all else is good and i'm as happy as a lark. ALWAYS good to see YOU.

    hugs :) oh.... gorgeous card!

  10. Aaww . . . what a sweet creation!

    It's been quite lovely here in Oregon, so i have no complaints except it makes me feel guilty for not doing yard work :)

    I would enjoy seeing you at Tuesday Alchemy: - You still have time to join in the fun :)


    PS - I'd love for you to join me for Jewelry Joy, a celebration of the art of jewelry, on my blog starting tomorrow.

  11. Very pretty...Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy's.
    Sassy Raggedy

  12. Hi Anne-Marie, I hope all is well :)
    I love your card, the colours, the image, all the details - in fact everything!
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter & good Luck.

  13. Oh, a beautiful pink, cream and brown confection! I love those colors and that sweet image.

    Blessings & hugs,
    Shelly xx

  14. I feel like I use this word all the time on your blog, but GORGEOUS!! Hey, it fits!! The paper is so pretty and then you went and added the sweet glittery image and all of those wonderful embellies!!!
    Hope your days are warming up! It has already turned hot and humid here... So much for spring...

  15. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie. Love the pastel colours. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine B x

  16. Splendid card, (had to use my thesaurus to find another word for fab, lol)the backing papers are lovely, really lovely.
    Weather here is freezing also.

  17. Korttisi on ihana --kiitos osallistumisesta Paper Shelter Challenge - birthday card with sentiment-haasteeseen tällä viikolla !
    Aurinkoa sesääsi sinulle sinne <3

  18. How very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsy