Saturday, 2 July 2016

Saturday and the Purple Princess is away from her desk today

Hello everyone,

Hope your weekend is coming along a treat .. we're on the downhill slope from decorating. In fact we've done all we can now, until the carpet fitters turn up on Tuesday ... so we're having a restful but messy weekend, as we've had to empty the bedroom in readiness! 

That said, I am away from my desk today .. I'm meeting a pal at Newbury Racecourse and we are attending the Newbury Papercraft Show - YAY! A little STASH retail therapy and catch up with a pal ... one that INCLUDES lunch! It doesn't get much better, does it? Wish us luck!

I'm leaving hubby at home to admire his handy work and, possibly, cut the grass .. so, not really THAT restful a weekend, eh?

Anyhoo, I'll be late with my LIM entry today as I don't expect to be back in time to submit one today so ... do check out tomorrow's post instead!

I do, however, have a little something to share with you today ....

My card
And a close up of the gorgeous twinkle provided by the glass bead glitter gel
The front, back and inside of my card, along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of yellow card cut to 14cm square and the resulting strip of leftover card reserved for the shaped panel
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • Taking the strip of yellow card and cutting it in half I then used the fiskars finger trimmer to cut a freehand curve
  • Kitchen Sink Stamps layering "swipes" used to ink stripes using Brilliance jade and Memento rosebud inks
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment set in to a curve on my acrylic block and inked using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel applied through a Memory Box stencil using a metal spatula and using the offcut from my freehand curve as a mask - super twinkly!

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 200 .... 4th Birthday - See photo inspiration .... I went with sunshine colours and stripes and circles from the inspirational design below
  2. CAS Colours & Sketches - challenge No. 180 - Sketch and colours below
  3. Ruby's Rainbow - challenge No. 132 - IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE
  4. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 318 - JUST ADD "S" .. in my case S for STRIPED, S for SHINY and S for SHAPED panel
  5. Seize the Birthday - June 30th challenge - BIRDS, BEES & BUTTERFLIES TOPPINGS or ANYTHING (Birthday) GOES .... since you probably can't see any B, B or B you will realise that I went with the ATG option!


Over at Creative Corner I spotted that I had won some digi images for the card below, thanks so much peeps.


Have a great weekend everyone


SARN said...

Have a fantastic day out mate.

Love yr sparkly card xxx

Debs M said...

Thanks for a lovely day, that card looks great with glitter glass bead gel and well done on your win x

Viv said...

Great card and love the colours too Kathy😀 Viv xx

karen h said...

The glass glitter paste is very cool! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Loll said...

Congrats on your win Kathy. And hope you are having a great time at the craft show and buying LOTS! :) Gorgeous card with that glass bead gel ... it's so pretty! xx

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty CAS card. Love the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

LesleyG said...

Downhill decorated card for the downhill slope of your decorating! Xxx love it!

Nikki Spencer said...

Great take on the Just Add "S" challenge, very cool and Well done on adding so many. Thanks for joining us this week.

Pat said...

Love the sparkly paper. Thanks for sharing with Ruby's Rainbow.

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card thank you so much for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again in the future
Shaz DT x

Anonymous said...

Stunning glitter effect - I love how shiny it is - great with the colour underneath too. Chantell JAI

Cara said...

Love the zing of this card and sparkly too! Cara x

Patricia Hays said...

Wow, lots of festive sparkle here! You did a great job combining the various challenges. Thanks for making CC&S one of them!

Liz Bailey said...

What a fun CAS card - I've never even heard of glass bead glitter gel, I can see some retail therapy in my future!! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week - hope to see you again soon. Liz x

Tanja said...

love the sparkle - thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More

shirley-bee said...

Love those sparkly squares! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

Beverley said...

Beautiful CAS card and LOVING the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

Patti said...

Happy sparkly card!! I love it!!

Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday!