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Monday, 2 September 2013

Happy Birthday Sparkle

Hi Folks
Hope you are well and had a good weekend.  My daughters are going to Greece on Thursday for a week's holiday together.  They are taking great enjoyment in reminding me of this fact every possible minute they can.  All I can think of at the moment is a week of peace and quiet and no mess lol.  Glad I am at work on Thursday while they are packing, it will be manic here.

Just wanted to pop by and share this card that I was asked to make by a friend of mine.

 I have been having a play with sparkle medium and stencil from Imagination Crafts.  For the main image I used the Butterfly Blossom Border stencil and Rose Shimmer sparkle medium.  I did a bit of inking with some aged mahogany distress ink around the edges and in the centre.  This was then matted onto kraft card.  The background paper is from a First Edition paper pad called Sweet Owl.  Again, I inked around the edges with the same distress ink.  The central sentiment was stamped onto white card, distressed round the edges and mounted onto a spellbinders scalloped square die.  I added some ribbon across the centre and topped it with some pearl trim from The Hobby House.  A sentiment from Craftwork Cards and some flowers and gems from my stash completed the card. 

Thanks for popping by and for the lovely comments you leave.  I enjoy reading every one and would love to know what you think.

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Sharon said...

This is lovely Mags. The stencilled image is gorgeous and glittery and I love the design and embellies.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Mags, such a beautiful design and all the detailing you have added looks wonderful.
I hope your daughters have a fabulous holiday (and you enjoy your peace and quiet)
Sue xx

MagsB said...

Mags, you make such gorgeous cards using so many different techniques! This is fabulous!!

Enjoy the peace and quiet while your girls are away - I hope they don't come home with loads of washing, like my kids always did!!

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card, love the design and the beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

Chana said...

Hi, Mags! This is so lovely! I love that stencil and how you have presented it! You have inspired me! Thanks so much for joining our challenge and becoming a regular player! I have become a fan and look forward to seeing your projects! Thanks for leaving another beauty on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Mags. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

Nikki said...

This is stunning.
What a beautiful card x

brenda said...

Just cottoned on to the fact after seeing your kind comment that I was not one of your stalkers. Trouble with DT's is that you comment on entries and recognise regulars and assume you are following, so I am sorry but just rectified things.

Lovely card here btw.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

One gorgeous make .. . love the background and your super neat stencil work.

Sounds like your daughters are well excited. You are looking forward to no mess .. .. but you just know you will miss them!!!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Mags - lovely that your daughters are going on holiday together - reminds me of my holidays I used to have with my sister before she went to live in New Zealand. It used to be fab xx

Avril Ann said...

Lucky girls, Mags, hope they enjoy their holiday, and I am sure your SIL will love this card, so great that she is also your friend xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

sue w. said...

Hi Mags, the stencil looks wonderful, love the glitter. Fab layout.
Hope they have a great time. Enjoy the peace and quiet!
Hugs Sue W.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is beautiful! Love the color combo! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

~ginny said...

That pearl trim is really beautiful Mags- makes the card quite elegant along with the steciling! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
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Taniaj Scott said...

Love the image, great card. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations for our Button/ anything goes challenge hugs txx (DT)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just gorgeous Mags! I love the stencil you've used! Hope your girls have a lovely holiday!

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

SOMA Das said...

Oh wow love the colors.......... it's fab........Works really well.............Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy............We hope to see you again.
Have a nice day!!!!!

(Whoopsi Daisy DT)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx