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Saturday 3 November 2012

Super sparkly Birthday Wishes

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.
I have had a PJ today and spent some time in my crafty room.  Got a couple more cards done but the plan for tomorrow is to have a good go at getting some of my christmas cards done.
Going out tonight with some friends to our local pub to see a band.  Should be a good night but not so sure about my head tomorrow lol.  The eldest daughter has gone to the cinema to see the new James Bond film.  Now I don't know about you but I really can't get excited about a Bond film.  To me they are all the same, good guy, bad guy, good guy wins, end of film lol.

Anyway, here is my offering today.  It is a birthday card that I have done for a birthday coming up in December.  With all the christmas cards I have to do I thought I had better get the December birthdays out of the way.

Now I am quite pleased with myself because apart from the stamp and pearls the rest of the items on this card were made using my old stash.  The stamp is a recent purchase from Imagination Crafts and is one of their decoupage stamps.  I stamped the image onto cardstock and used some distress ink to age it a little.  The dragonflies were then stamped onto acetate and I used the Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts to add the glittery sparkle to them.
I made my own background paper by using a small dragonfly stamp that came with the stamp set. I stamped it randomly in versamark and then used Mica powder for a bit of shimmer.  The flower is a Tim Holtz die which was distressed with some ink and then some glitter added.  As you can tell I used several dies on this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash - use sketch and old and new stash
Sweet Stampin - All that glitters
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
A Blog Named Hero - Punch or die cuts
Hotshot Craft - Bling it on
Love to Create - Lots of layers
Lexis Creations - Birthday
Cutie Pie - Distress
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Anything Goes - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Lots of layers
Crafts and Me - Bling it up
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Die cuts/punches
Forever Friends - Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Add texture
Crafts 4 Eternity - colour challenge

Thanks for popping by and for all the lovely comments you leave. Welcome to my new followers and hope you like what you see.  Will hopefully get round to do some commenting tomorrow.
Until then enjoy your evening and weekend.
Take care.


MagsB said...

Oh this is lovely! I love the gorgeous background, and what about those fab dragonflies! Ace card, hun!

love Mags B x

emma mitchell said...

This card is so beautiful .
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge .
Hugs Emma xx

Paper Profusion said...

Your background is beautiful and then matches perfectly with top dragonflies - they are wonderfully coloured and sparkled. Saw Bond earlier in the week - same plot as ever but I did indeed enjoy! Nicola x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,such a lovely design and colours.xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Mags the dragonflies are beautiful as are the colours. Caroline xxx

MagsB said...

A confession: I've just ordered some of the mica and 2 stamps because of your gorgeous collage cards ;)

I might be back next week to ask for tips!!!

love Mags B xx

Unknown said...

hi mags...this is super and love the colours amazing card ..love it hugs sassyyxxxx

PaperDaisies said...

Beautiful card Mags. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

kavitha said...

Such a beautiful card.Love the colors.
Thanks for joining us at love to create challenges.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Mags, I like those butterflies the embossing and the colours.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

A lovely card Mags, thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Daniele said...

ohhhh what a fabbie glittery butterflies such a scrummy card Mags

Sue said...

this is gorgeous Mags, I love the colours and the butterflies are so beautiful

Thank you for taking part in the Sketch n Stash Challenge


Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful colors and I love the embellishments.
Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create.
Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Amanda Phillips said...

IT is super sparkly and really lovely. Thank you for sharing with us over at Love to Create Challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous!! Love those sparkly dragonflies! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges!!
Jacki - LTC

Jules said...

Tee hee Mags .. .. hope it was a good night and your head wasn't too bad yesterday!!

Great card! Love what you have done with the acetate dragonflies! Beautiful!

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Mags. Dragonflies are my favourite. Fab layout and colour combo.
Caz x

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous Mags, love the colours and all the added details
Hugs Kate xx

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration on the One Crazy Stamper challenge this month. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake One Crazy Stamper

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lov ely card Sweetie, thank you for joining in LEJ Designs challenge x

craftymum said...

Super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Bling it on Challenge

hugs Sarah x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Gorgeous Mags. Fab design and stunning colours. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
Love Sandra xxx

Rach83 said...

This is gorgeous. Love those dragonflies. Your background is just the perfect base. Super embossing too.

Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Unknown said...

back to say hi..with my dt hat on Superb card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week hope to see you again hugs sassy xxx DT

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love your colour scheme and lovely butterfly embellies.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Bente said...

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

Kim said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Glenda Atkins said...

What a beautiful card, love all the details, each and everyone a delight! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

paper fun said...

Gorgous card. The dragonflies are beautiful with all the glitter. So vintage.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Judith said...

I love your cute card - the layout is lovely thanks for playing at inky impressions this week hugs Judith x

Jackie said...

What a lovely creation! I love the colors and detail work! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge, we hope to see you join us again soon!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in our bling it challenge over at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Kim said...

fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo! JOY DT

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us this week at sweet Stampin' :) Helen x

Jen Leeflang said...

How beautiful and elegant!
Thanks so very much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge this week. Good luck in the draw. I really hope you joining us for the next exciting challenge.
Luv 'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Unknown said...

This is beautiful. Love the butterflies and colors. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xxx

Donna said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

Jacilynn said...

very cute Mags! Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Cris said...

Beautiful card! the colors you used are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

Wattage said...

Gorgeous card Mags - hope you had a good time at the pub! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x