Good Morning Ladies,
Michele set us a lovely Challenge to 'Sparkle' up our dull, cold January, you have all loved this 'Sparkle Challenge' and your cards are amazing...……
Brenda's challenge card is absolutely stunning. It is made with a white card base and has Coastal Cabana as the accent colour, I think that colour is one of my most favourite SU colours. Now onto that stunning top image..Brenda got a Foiling Machine for Christmas, all I can say is 'WoW', I want one!
I did see Julia Watts demo'ing the new Spellbinders Foiling Machine at Ally Pally but to be honest I wasn't really inspired at all, had the samples all been like this I may have thought differently.
I absolutely love your card Brena, thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge. XXX
Janet's Challenge card is just so rich and oppulent, it matches the lovely gift box that I featured on yesterday's blog. Janet used one of the Crafters Companion Edgable dies to create that beautifully intricate top section, a card as intricate as this needs only simple embellishments, which is exactly what Janet has used, a simple Bow topped with a Butterfly.
Thank you so much Janet xxx
Lilian has created an incredibly pretty card for this week's 'Sparkle' Challenge, it features a beautifully embossed background, (details of folder please ). To add 'sparkle' Lilian has placed tiny crystal gemstones on each of the embossed flowers.
The focal point of the card is Lilian's beautiful arrangement of gorgeous little die cut flowers and foliage, so simple yet so beautiful.
Thank you so much Lilian for another beautiful challenge card. XXX
Lynda has created such a beautiful Background for her 'Sparkle' Challenge card, I will add Lynda's description below...
" My Cc I put some sticky sheet on the paper I Blended with oxide & glitterd it put die cut over it ( from wish) then matted gold frame blue card gold card"
Amazing Challenge card Lynda, thank you so very much for taking part. XXX
Margaret has used an absolutely stunning die to cut that beautifully intricate design. That little Bird is so sweet too.
I love everything about your card Margaret, including that gorgeous colour.
Thank you so much for taking part. XXX
Maria, despite being busy packing and preparing to leave for her lovely holiday in the snow, managed to make two cards for this weeks 'Sparkle' Challenge.
The first card is so pretty with a delicately patterned background paper that looks almost like those flowers are 3D, Maria has created a pretty foiled die cut topper that has delicately detailed foiled corners too. The foiling is sparkly in itself but Maria has enhanced that by adding some pretty coloured gemstones.
Maria's second card is for a relative that has lost a parent, always such hard cards to make but I think your card is perfect Maria, with pink suede card and then the delicately glittered top layer that compliments the pink beautifully. The little bits of foliage works so well with your design.
Thank you so much for taking part Maria. I hope you have an absolutely amazing holiday in the snow, I hope you remembered your thermal undies!! Looking forward to your photos too. xxx
Two fantastic cards from Michele for her 'Sparkle ' Challenge. The amazing Alien card we saw on Monday as we used it to launch this weeks challenge.
Michele has also made another Christmas card (I am so impressed), here is Michele's description.....
"I used the Christmas shadow box Dies plus scraps of card. Pearlised/Mirri Card & gemstones are the “sparkle “ for my challenge card."
Thank you so much for setting the challenge and making two amazing cards XXX
Sue has made TWO gorgeous cards fotlr this weeks challenge, both using a stunning Tree die, I want to say that it was a magazine freebie but I'm not 100% sure.
The first card has a pretty background paper that features leaves, what a fantastic idea!! A really pretty paper two and you have picked a perfectly matching coloured card too.
Sue's second card features the same die cut, this time in shades of pink.
The 'sparkle' elements are the Birds, Heart and sentiment, which have all been cut with in Super fine glitter card.
Thank you so much Sue, you know how much I love seeing your cards on the challenge board XXX
Last but by no means least is Our Lovely Val, who has been busy making Valentine's cards for the shop, this gorgeous Valentine card has a pretty Heart embossed background (i love that Folder Val). Then Val has the added the die cut word 'Love' that has a Heart die cut out of the centre of the 'o'. That die cut heart has the been used as a perfectly placed embellishment. Both the 'o' and heart are cut out of red glitter card.
Thank you so much Val for taling part in this weeks Challenge, your card is amazing, I might borrow your idea. XXX
Well Ladies, what can I say, yoh have made some absolutely amazing cards for this week's challenge.
I would also like to thank Michele for choosing this weeks challenge topic.
I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday,
Oh, a little bit of exciting news...Sophie & Lucy were buzzing with excitement when we picked them up yesterday, as they had served Prince George and Princess Charlotte who were visiting the Wildlife park yesterday with Kate's parents. The girls said that they seemed to enjoy their Sausage & Chips!!!
Sending lots of love and hugs to all of you,