Thursday, 17 November 2011

All that glitters.....

Hello folks! How is everyone? Did you all have fun at the recent craft fairs? One of these days I'll get to one of the bigger ones, I hope, but I'm so scared of spending too much money at those events. Can you imagine how many things would leap into my shopping trolly? It's bad enough that they all fight their way in on a website! Perhaps a car trailer would be needed to go around the NEC ;-)

Anyway, its Colour Create Challenge time again and our wonderful Kerry has picked such a pretty combo this time
with the optional extra of
Here's the inspiration picture:

Now, normally I make all my own card blanks, but a set of gold card blanks launched themselves into my shopping basket on a recent trip to a well known craft store. So it would've been rude not to use one of them wouldn't it? I also fancied a little break from the Christmas card making, so I picked out some butterfly and a floral stamp to maka a base for a Birthday card.
My bling comes in the form of some gold gems and the gold embossing, as well as that blingy gold ribbon.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - D is for Dazzle
Heartsong Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
The Pink Elephant - Embossing
Just Us Girls - Ghosting Technique
Sassy Cheryl's - Stump the boss (Anything Goes)

The Colour Create Challenge is sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor and the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend in store

Michelle's Scrapbooking & More is now carrying La Blanche stamps, La La Land stamps and have just released a new line from The Pixie Cottage. Stop by and see the wonderful selection of stamps, copics, dies, embossing folders and more. Check out their clearance section for some really great deals! They also offer gift certificates for the perfect holiday gift!

Don't forget to take a look at the wonderful items created by the Colour Create design team.
The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend in store

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Lisa Kind said...

Love all the sparkle on yor card! Those butterflies are so pretty! The technique looks great behind them too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning,really beautiful,hugs cherylxxxx

Sassy Cheryl said...

I just LOVE craft fairs. I haven't been to any in a VERY long time, but I ALWAYS enjoy them.
A gorgeous card Sharon!!!!! Love those butterflies and the gold.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sharon.

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna Ellis said...

Love what you have done with the gold embossing powder in the background. Was it difficult to "sprinkle" it so that it looks like fairy dust, rather than a solid streak? Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Marie-Louise said...

Such a pretty card.

Julie said...

Hi Sharon - this is just sooooooo gorgeous!! Fabulous design and wonderful take on the colours! Hugs, Juliexxx

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful elegant card and great embossing.

Thanks for joining us in sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Sabrina said...

Those sparkly butterflies are stunningly eye catching! And the gold embossing in the background...what clever idea.
hugs, Sabrina

jkreucher said...

What a work of art! very striking, rich and elegant, Love it!
Thanks for playing along with us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

Dana Gustafson said...

So pretty Sharon! I love the shimmer and gorgeous layers to your card. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Isn't it amazing how these things launch themselves? LOL. Love the gold based card, a beautiful birthday greeting. Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge, I hope to see more of your lovely work on the 15th! Good-luck!

The Wired Angel said...

So beautiful, Sharon. I love the sparkle the color combo. Thanks so much for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. Come back again!

Jenn said...

I love your card, the gold back is beautiful with the pink and butterflies. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Sharon, love the butterflies and your awesome embossing.
Nicola -x-

Shanna Shands said...

Hey teamie...beautiful card. I really love all the different details. Thanks for playing with ABC.