Saturday, 11 October 2014

Sparkle In Pink

I love the weekend, and I am really enjoying this one. I finished my chores as quickly as possible and have enjoyed the garden in the spring sunshine. I did a little crafting last night, although I have been working on my Project Life too. I was so far behind (four years in fact) that my initial job was to get them into order in the albums. I have been going through and adding in journaling cards and sometimes printing some additional photos.

I've struggled to make cards this week. I was just too tired after work, but last night I was a little more relaxed and I put together this pretty little pink number. I love the sketch Amy O'Neill has for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. I'm a big fan of Amy's work so it stands to reason I'd like her sketch, and her card too. You just need to click on Freshly Made Sketches and it will take you to the blog where you will see oodles of inspiration.

While I was sorting out my design, I decided to use the colours in this week's colour challenge at ColourQ. Black, pink and silver can be put-together so many different ways. I chose to use Blushing Bride because I didn't have Pretty In Pink, with a teensy bit of black, and a little more silver. It was lots of fun layering up the Flower Patch blossom. Die cutting is a breeze with the matching dies, Flower Fair framelits. Project Life Cards & Labels framelits cut a strip of silver glimmer paper. Silver Glimmer paper has a tendency to blunt cutting blades and punches, but doesn't seem to cause the same problems with framelits.

It does seem to shed a bit of its glimmer on the Big Shot cutting plates, causing lots of the projects that follow to 'sparkle' too!!!!!

I wish the camera had succeeded in picking up the gorgeous sparkle, you'll just have to believe me.

On Wednesday night this week, I had the thrill of seeing the later stages of a Luna eclipse, after the cloud cleared. I found it amazing to see the distinct shadow on the surface of the moon.

Happy card-making,



  1. This is so pretty! I love how you used "sparkle" with the glimmer paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Sweet card, Rachel, so glad you played with us at the colourQ.

  3. This is so cute, love the sparkly label! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!


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