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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sparkle and shine

Well, I am back from my weekend away at the Queen convention.  I actually got back on Monday afternoon but still feel quite tired.  It was a fantastic weekend and the tribute bands that performed were excellent.  Our daughters came with us this year and had a fantastic time too.  They were dancing away to Queen music at the disco each night.  
I have all this week off work so hoping to get some major crafty time in.  I am taking my youngest daughter back to university on Thursday.  She just has two exams left and then she will be finished.  This four years are gone by really quickly and it only seems like yesterday that we were dropping her off for her first day.

I did have a little time in the craft room yesterday and here is the result.

I used some Glitter Frosting Paste that I purchased at Ally Pally from here.  I used a stencil for the design.  The thing I like about this glitter paste is the drying time.  It is touch dry in a couple of minutes but you can speed up the drying process by using your heat tool.  I inked round the edges with some distress ink and backed the image onto black card.  Some crushed card candi was used for the corners.  
The biggest problem I had was getting a decent photograph.  I really enjoyed using the glitter paste and it really does make for a quick card.  

Thanks for popping by and for all the lovely comments you leave.  I do appreciate it and will try my best to visit your blog in return.  It may take me a bit of time but I will get there in the end.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cutie Pie - Clean and simple
Allsorts - Flowers
Pile It On - Colour challenge
TTCRD - Anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Clean and simple


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Mags so glad you had a good time it sounds brilliant! Your card is fabulous love the image and the distressing at the edges. I bought some of this glitter paste at a show and tried to use it once with the stencil but it looked rubbish. Yours looks fabulous you obviously have the knack! Hugs Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just amazing, love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Stunning card Mags. The flowers look amazing
I am pleased you had a good weekend.
Sue xx

Judith said...

this is just so pretty Mags - I love the shade you've created on the edges hugs judith x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the gorgeous image and fab layout.xxx

brenda said...

I had no idea you were a Queen fan Maggie, I'm another and been a member for years as well.

Never been to the conventions but did see Freddie and the boys live a couple of times and also went to the Wembley concert after his death which had so many well known faces and bands, but he left a huge hole and there's never been another voice to compare.

And all I came for was to say what a lovely card and thank you for joining in again at Allsorts.

B x

Zoe said...

Hi Mags, wow this card is fab! Glad you enjoyed your Queen tribute weekend! Love Queen xxx

Claire said...

This is a lovely card, fab image. Hugs, Claire x

Anna Jasiolek said...

WOW, this is really something with a disco character, reminds me the sparkling fireworks. Fantastic and creative. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Anna xxx

Sandra H said...

Oooooh Mags, your card and image is so beautiful and that glitter paste is stunning xx

Adrian said...

Cute, thanks for joining our CAS challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mgs that central image of the flowers looks amazing, truly wonderful creation.
lorraine x

Penny said...

Beautiful design! Love your image and embellishments, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week Tracy x

Sarah said...

Hi Mags, what a fabulous card! Love the shimmer!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Helen said...

Love it, Mags - the flowers look great and the ink round the edges finishes it perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Esther said...

Lovely card!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!

Esther said...

Lovely card!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!

BethieJ said...

LOVE this! So PRETTY! Never heard of Glitter Frosting Paste.. I have the link open now! :) Need to try it I think!!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!