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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sparkle & Shine On a Sketch

Pile It On has a fantastic challenge for us this week; Challenge #17 - Sparkle & Shine. Here are the rules: Combine Pile It On's challenge with atleast one more current challenge (at the time of their posting) and link it to their blog by Saturday evening. It can be a card, scrapbook page, altered item, etc. Easy peasy! Who doesn't love adding Sparkle & Shine to their creations lol? I know I do! The Pile It On design team have posted their stunning creations on the blog for your viewing enjoyment. 
In addition to this week's challenge at Pile It On, my card today was made using the fabulous inspiration of Dawney's sketch. That is this week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. One of the product designers being showcased this week is Martha Stewart so I used one of her punches on my project too. The design team has some awesome creations for you to look at so be sure you have a peek.

Here is my take on Dawney's lovely sketch. I had so much fun making this card. 

Here is my card laying flat, ready for giving.

My monthly kit, "Graceful" from Created With Paper arrived last week and I couldn't wait to make something with it. I love the fabulous colours in the So Sophie papers from My Minds Eye. I used another Sarah Kay stamp, Isabelle with Puppy Coco, which I stamped with Momento Ink. I coloured my image with Copics using B21, B34, C1, C3, C5, E000, E23, E29, E33, R000, R01, RV25, RV29, Y06, YG63 & a Blender Pen. The flowers and rhinestones are from Prima and the ribbon is from my stash. For the lacy trim around the outside of my card, I used the Martha Stewart border punch, Doily Lace Trim. I have left the sentiment off when taking my pictures because I wouldn't want the recipient to see their card ahead of time if they happen to look at this post.
Well, I have a few things to get done this afternoon, so I am going to get my card linked up and get off this laptop. Catch you all later, and thanks for stopping by to visit.
Hugs xo


  1. Lovely card Tracey, love the image and the colours are gorgeous
    Kat xx

  2. Gorgeous card Tracey, so very pretty and the image is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and for entering my candy :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. This is beautiful Tracey. Here is the link for the tutorial of the criss cross card that I made, enjoy. Teresa xx

    1. Thank you so much for the link. I can hardly wait to give this card a try.


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