Thursday, 16 April 2015

Anything is Possible with Sparkle and a Little Pink...

Good Morning...

Today's blog post is my first as Guest Designer for lovely Christine and the Pink Ladies over at In The Pink.  

I am so happy and honoured to be asked to be a guest there for a couple of weeks, it is such a lovely and welcoming place with gorgeous challenges and home to everything pink.  I am from a house of men so I have to take every opportunity I can to embrace my inner pink!
This week's challenge at In The Pink is 'Make it Sparkle'.

This challenge is sponsored by The Ribbon Girl, and the lucky winner will win a £10 voucher to spend in their gorgeous on line store. 
As soon as I found out that the challenge involved pink and sparkle I knew straightaway that my card would feature the lovely Stamping Bella Uptown Girl 'Posh' (Posh has Presents).

I coloured her with copics and layered and matted her up with some pearlescent Bazzill cardstock and some papers from a 12 x 12 paper pad I have had for eons called The Rose Garden by Trimcraft (from Hobbycraft I think).  

I used a touch of cheesecloth and distressed the card edges to soften everything up a little.  

I really enjoyed myself adding some sparkle!

I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Pen on the edges of Posh's frock, on the present bag and parcels.  I added some sparkles to her hair with silver Liquid Pearls and finally I ran amok with shimmer domes, gems and sequins. (I tried really hard to get the camera to capture all the sparkle, if you click on the photo, I think you can get a glimpse of it).

I completed the card with some pink twine and a button along with a handbag charm and a 'party sentiment tag.

Such Fun! 
Here we are then, Uptown Girl - Posh - born to party and to sparkle...
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Stamp - Posh Has Presents
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Bazzill Pearlescent Pink Cardstock
Papers from 'The Rose Garden' by Trimcraft
Cheesecloth, Wooden Button and Pink Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Handbag Charm by Bijoux Charms
Party Sentiment Tag from Lili of The Valley (Set 24)
Pink Shimmer Domes and Gems by Papermania
Sequins by SIL from The Range
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Copics - E0000, E00, E02, R11, R22, Y21, E13, E15,
R81, R83, R85, R89, W1, W3, W5, E50, E51
Sakura 'Clear Star' Gelly Roll Pen
Silver Liquid Pearls
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to In the Pink to look at the lovely DT Creations there and perhaps join in the fun!

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congratulations on your well deserved GDt. Gorgeous pretty sparkly card. Love these images but the stamps are so expensive, she sure is pretty though

Christine L said...

It's wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer at In The Pink... and your card is fabulous - I say that with good authority as it's sitting in pride of place on my mantlepiece!! I love it - with all it's fabulous sparkle!!!

Now you're in The Pink Palace, pull up a pink chair, put your feet up on the pink pouffe and enjoy a glass of our pink champagne!

Big hugs
Christine x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! It's a pleasure to have you with us as guest designer. You really came up trumps with 'Posh'. She's as pretty as a picture and the papers you used are gorgeous. She really sparkles.
(Hope you've got your pink slippers handy for lounging on that pouffe)! xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card ... Love the image.....beautiful card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sarah said...

Sparkle all the way Sue, such a gorgeous girly card!! Well done on your guest appearance too!! xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Such a beautiful card. Love it. Beautiful image, colours and layout
Hugs Kelly

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous, girly card Sue and I love all the interesting details as well as your expert coloring.
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous, girly card Sue and I love all the interesting details as well as your expert coloring.
Carol x

Debs said...

So beautiful Sue - the image is gorgeous and coloured to perfection.
Love the pretty detailing.
So wonderful to have you join us as GDT.
Debs xx

Kat W said...

It's lovely to have you guesting with us at In The Pink, and with such a wonderful pink creation!
This image is made for pink and sparkle but I love the distressed/vintage twist you gave it with those pretty papers and the distressing and cheesecloth :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

XxJULESxX said...

Love this card, gorgeous!

Diane said...

Absolutely darling design Sue and what fun embellishments.

Hugs diane

Diane said...

Absolutely darling design Sue and what fun embellishments.

Hugs diane

Sharron said...

Fabulous card! Love the image and all the wonderful coloring and embellishments!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image love the pink and sparkle and love the beautiful distressed papers and texture
carol x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

We are so lucky to have you as GD! This is absolutely gorgeous, such a fabulous image! Love the sparkle and distressing.