Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sparkle and Shine

It's Thursday morning again and it's my turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week. This is the sketch I have for you

and the theme I have chosen for the week is 

Sparkle and Shine
I would like to see some glitter, gems, or gloss etc.

Don't forget - you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine.

I chose this theme to challenge myself as much as everyone else because, as anyone who knows me will be aware, I rarely use glitter on my cards.  This is the card I have made

Fairy Dance has been coloured with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers, I also coloured some white Seam Binding to match.  I have used Ice Stickles on her wings, around the outside of the image and on the butterfly embellishments.  This is the first time I have ever used stickles and I love them - will now have to buy some more!  There are also some small gems on the butterflies and on her crown that has also had some gloss added.

This is the inside of my card that has been decorated to match the front

Card Recipe:

Card Stock:  Dies To Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Martha Stewart - Edge Punch, Die-namics - Butterfly Die,
Spellbinders - Classic Rectangles
Embellishments:  Seam Binding, gems, brad and Ice Stickles from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Sentiment Tags

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stampalot June Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon/Lace, Polka Dots, Green)
Dream Valley Challenge 35 - Things with Wings
Anything Goes Challenge 70 - Polka Dot with a Birthday Theme
(PIN)spirational Challenge 13 - Inspirational Photograph (I was inspired by the colours)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 127 - Cute and Girly
The Paper Shelter Challenge 70 - Punches and/or Dies
Creative Card Crew Challenge 13 - Easy as 1 - 2 - 3 (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 butterfly embellishments)
Crafty Creations Challenge 176 - Embellish It - Ribbon, Butterflies, Gems, Stickles, Punched Border, Brad

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 4th July to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store. Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme. 

We are also having a DT call, so why don't you come and join us, you will get to play with lots of fab Willow Designs images.

Thank you for visiting this morning, I hope you enjoyed your visit and pop back again soon.



Doreen said...

A beautiful card Pauline,lovely colours and fabulous

Seafield Jo said...

This is such a pretty card Pauline, and looks lovely with the added sparkle.

It's funny, I have a draw full of glitter that I seldom use!

Jo x

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and the papers are beautiful

Hugs Sue

Victoria said...

My email has just popped up to say you've left a comment on my blog... spooky... passing each other in cyber space! I don't like glitter much so rarely use it like you, but it does add the perfect finishing touch to this pretty fairy!

rachel said...

This is beautiful Pauline - lovely image and love those papers! Hugs rachel xx

Shirley said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

kanda said...

Hi Pauline, This really is such a super card. The image is so sweet and I love the colour combo xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, love the colours. Carol x


Gorgeous card Pauline love the image and fabulous colour's and paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Pauline, it's me again with my DT hat on to say thank you so much for joining in with the Fab n Funky Challenge


Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Pauline! I love this sweet fairy and you've coloured her beautifully - I love her sparkly wings!! The papers and embellies are gorgeous - I love the lush ribbon and wee butterflies - such pretty colours!
Oh I love my Stickles…couldn't live without them… I have quite a few colours now... but Star Dust is my all time favourite as it has lovely translucent effect !! :-))
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Susan Flynn said...

Just adorable Pauline, love the soft colour xx

Kathy said...

Such a sweet and whimsical little fairy. Love your color palette and the way you've finished off the inside, too. So glad you joined the cute and girly challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

brenda said...

n adorable card Pauline, I love brown and aqua together.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.

B x

Lozzapops said...

This is beautiful Pauline! Love the colours you have used! Laura x

Kellylouj said...

I just love this sketch and the colours you have used.

Fab card xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love this card and all the glitter. Im the opposite and if it moves I have glitter on it (including the doggy!!!)
Great sketch and theme love Hxx

Rosietoes said...

Super card and image. Lovely theme too.

Edna x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the image and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

Annie Anya said...

This is gorgeous. wow. I think I may just attempt this challenge and the sketch which I just adore...your newest member is now ME>..xx

Steph said...

What a sweet and pretty card. Love that image and the pretty colours you've used! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So sweet, I love the image and the bow looks stunning
Lindsay xx

Elaine said...

What a super little image Pauline , fabulous card.
Ref My flowers today they are a photograph , they are not real.
Hugs Elaine

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, lovely image and great colour scheme.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
Hugs Debs

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, love the sweet image and pretty papers...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Sande said...

This is one cutiest card!

I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

Hugs, Sande xx

Jo Davies said...

Afternoon.... fab card love the image and papers! Jo xxx

Cathy Clouston said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week!

jimlynn said...

So very pretty. Love those little butterflies on here and that beautiful bow!
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

grandmabonnie said...

Pauline, it is so nice to see your card again this week at {Pin}spirational challenge! I love your cards! Don't forget the new challenge begins tomorrow can't wait to see you again!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your colour combo and sweet image, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline, what a fabulous image and I love your colouring and the gorgeous layout. hugs Shirleyxxx

Margaret said...

A very pretty card. Love the colour combo that you have used

Thanks for joining us at The Creative Card Crew

Margaret DT

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Pauline that image is a wee cutie and what super colours, I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge #13!! Be sure to check out #14!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Love the colours.I always forget to add glitter.Yes,buy more Stickles!
Lisa x

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

Sarah said...

Hi Pauline, awwww such a sweet image a beautiful card. Love your colour choices.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at Dream Valley.


PS - Love my Stickles too, but Glamour Dust gives a really beautiful shimmer as well. I alternate between the two!!