Thursday 9 September 2021

Sparkle & Shine Challenge card 3

Good Morning Ladies, 

I can't believe I am writing Thursdays post already,  this week has flown, we have been blessed this past couple of days with weather that was much better than was forecast. Tuesday we spent a lovely dayat the beach and yesterday we relaxed by the pool,  the wind had picked up so sitting on the beach that has fine sand is just uncomfortable.  So I am writing today's post from my lounger in beautiful sunshine!  
As its Thursday I thought I would share a 'Throwback' card, this one is from April this year.

Onto today's card, I had the most enjoyable afternoon playing with inks, spritzing them, watercolour washing then, heat embossing, I did a bit of stamping too, the set I used is called 'Awesomely Artistic' (I wish I was) lol, 🤣😂

I was quite pleased with background, so I thought I would adorn it with a majestic Dragonfly, his bottom (detailed) layer I stamped and embossed, the top layer I die cut and added a swish of glitter pen to enhance his beauty. 
I hope you like it my lovelies, 

Yesterday was the Anniversary of losing Mum, so we had quite a reflective day, I can hardly believe its been a year! 

I hope that you all have a lovely day, 

Sending my love and hugs to all of you, 



  1. Great card SANDRA I love the “shine” but to me seems subtle which I love
    Glad the weather has been kind Us too have had sunny warm weather
    I hope it lasts because this afternoon we’re having Tea on the Lawn and on Saturday we’re going to Pub in the Park organised by Tom Kerridge
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Morning everyone.
    Lovely card Sandra, love the stamping background and the beautiful dragonfly.
    Hope you have another nice day, either by the pool or on the beach. Was thinking of you yesterday.
    It's raining here today but still quite warm so no coat needed yet.
    I having injection this morning for my hips and then I have hospital for my knees this afternoon and in-between I need to pop in to town so a pretty busy day.
    I wish you all a good day and I am sending hugs to you all. Take care and stay safe xxx

  3. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Love your Dragonfly card, the colours you have used are gorgeous making the background blend in with the dragonfly and the glitter pen adds a lovely finish .

    We are off to the hairdresser this morning then shopping afterwards so a busy day ahead of us. It’s always lovely to go and have a good old catch up with our hairdresser friend.

    Hope you manage to get to the beach today Sandra.

    Have a good day everyone. Love and hugs. xxx

  4. Hello, very humid here today, heavy showers this morning.

    Love today’s card, the touch of gold is the making of it.

    Been ironing this morning, runner beans to prepare this afternoon.

    My sister in law called me yesterday to tell me they raised £700 donations for my brother, it is for the local children’s hospice, she was thrilled with the total.

    Hope you have a good afternoon, Lilian

    1. Lillian that’s a fantastic amount. Not surprised she was thrilled.
      The donations are going to a very worthy causes. xx

  5. Hi everyone
    A lovely card, and I love the beautiful dragonfly.
    Hope you’ve had another lovely day today. Weather has changed here, been raining on and off but still warm.
    Karen, hope the rain held off for your tea on the lawn this afternoon and you had a nice time.
    Maria, hope your injection and hospital appointment went well.
    Brenda, hope you had a nice pamper and catch up with your hairdresser.
    Lilian, fantastic amount raised for the children’s hospice.
    Sending extra hugs Sandra for yesterday, was thinking of you.
    Have a good evening everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and ally in the Cafe today. This is a gorgeous card, I love the subtle sheen in the dragonfly. Great to see it again. This last year has flown by hasn’t it. Thinking of you my lovely and hope the weather continues to be good for you both xx
    I thought I had commented yesterday but obviously I hadn’t but loved the card, adding the mirror card really makes it pop doesn’t it.
    Maria, I hope the injections help your hips and that you get some help for your knees this afternoon. Do you have to have X-rays before they decide what to do? Take it easy xx
    I hope you all are ok. The weather has changed a bit with lots of rain but still very humid.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx