Saturday, 14 August 2010

glitter and glitz challenge!!

Wow, a mega migraine knocked me back yesterday and for a bit of this morning but then scott took me to tesco's to get some migraine tablets, took 2 and I am feeling quite good at the minute!!!!
I have even managed to make 2 cards in as many hours ( lou thinks these could be great tablets and she will have a migraine more often!!! romfl!!!).

My first card is my entry for the 'Glitter and glitz' challenge over on penny black at allsorts.

I have had this penny black t is for transparent critters party stamp set in my stamp stash for 2 years or so!!! I have made one card using it but I got it out this morning, dusted it off and stamped away to make this gorgeous card for scott's mum's birthday next week. ( i am posting this in the hope that they have left for the caravan and she doesn't have a sneaky peek at my blog before she goes......!!!!!!)

I coloured it up with my promarkers and added lots of versamark brilliance dazzle, and a bit of at you spica glitter pen dazzle to the cake and candle. I glazed icing and the candle flame for good measure too!! The little acetate butterflies have got glitter on the back of them too that just sparkles through the acetate beautifully.
I made the mum bit with my bargain find thickers from tkmaxx. I put a bit of versamark brilliance on the letters and the roses to glitter them up a bit and the little fronds are one of my yummy marthas!!

The dark green card base is pearlescent cardstock and the gorgeous linen texture looking paper is from my funkyhand deams come true cd, the faux stitching on them is my gorgeous new kelly panacci stamp set ( enabled by the lovely Lou and Fleur xxxxxxxx).

Now onto my second card of the day!!! this card is for my lovely sister in law, verity. I love her to bits but haven't seen her much this year :(. The 2 gorgeous little people on the front are my niece and nephew. My very amazing hubby took this picture of them a few weeks ago when we had a play day at our local nature park, it has a gorgeous park.
I have used my gorgeous funkyhand paper again ( one piece of A4 for 2 card is fab!!). After seeing kathy's fantastic holey cards I just had to do another one with a big window and went for a circle to go with the tunnel they were playing in whe this photo was taken. There was a little girl behind rufus but the magic that is my husband edited her out for me so I could have just rufus and harriet in the piccy.

The swirls are my magnolia swirly stamp ( yup, enabled by Lou again!!!) stamped with frayed burlap distress ink. Inside te card the paper is one of my free my minds eye papers from a mag and a bit more swirly stamp and ink. I cut around the photo where harriet's foot was to make thm pop out a bit.I love how this turned out.
Apologies for if my writing and sentences are a bit waffley, these tablets make me feel a little squiffy!!!! Right off for a womble with mo and the dog, think the fresh air will do me good and it looks terribly like rain again so I had better sneak out while I can!!
Thank you so much for popping in on me,
Big hugs Lou xxxxxxxx


  1. Blimey girl you are in a roll, love all your projects, But have to say I adore the bottom one, your Children look adorable and I love how you have decorated using that fabulous swirl.
    I can see why you had to have the stitch effect, I love that stamp set, I think I may have to have it too!
    hope your Mum love her card I think she will as its really is brilliant. take care, love chris xx

  2. Hi there

    Two super cards, I adore the floatig butterflies on the PB one, great idea.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    Don't recommend too many migraines though, they floor me for days each month.

    B x

  3. Hi Lou! Oh my both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! You are certainly on a mojo roll! Love the butterflies and those amazing swirls, just the perfect touches. Hope that your migraine stays away.
    Anita xxx

  4. Hi Lou hunni hope you are feeling better & hope your migraine has buggered off now!! I wish I could make cards like this when I have a bad heed my goodness, they are AMAZING hun I especially love the 1 for your sister-in-law, WOW you have made that so perfect, its just fantastic. Have a fabby weekend hun & take care

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

  5. Hi Lou, what a stunner - bet your Mum's chuffed with this one, The photo card is gorgeous too. Thanks for the link - glad you got hold of the set.
    Hope you're feeling better, I get really sick when I have a migraine, the last 3 weddings I went to I had to sit in the car all day due to having them - not nice!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Only Me again, meant to say
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. both so pretty, hope your migraine is away now

  8. Hi Lou

    Two brilliant creations .. .. I love them both.

    Sounds like you need to keep some of those tablets in stock "just in case" .. . then you won't have to suffer for so long next time!! (if there happens to be one).

    Love your little butterflies on the first one! They look really dinky!

    Love Jules xx

  9. Gorgeous card Lou, love both of them. That's a super pic of the children, clever Scott!
    big hugs
    en xx

  10. Two super cards i love the image amd the butterfly's on the PB card...x

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge this month hugs Kirsten...x

  11. oh wow two stunning cards, the first one I just love to bits, the butterlfies are sweet and I bet they look lovely dancing in the breeze!! Gorgeous colouring on your image too. The papers on both cards are fab I love Funky Hand papers they are so lush

    thanks for glitzing it up for Penny Black @ Allsorts and the best of luck in the prize draw

    Amanda xx

  12. this is some fantastic work! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts August challenge.

  13. Wow so pretty and I love the butterflies.
    Louise xx

  14. Both cards are fantastic. Those little mice are just too sweet. Wish I could see it in person to really see the glitz.

    On the second card, my comments are WOW! WOW! WOW! What a fantastic way to display that fantastic picture of the children. You and Scot work well together.

  15. Great cards, really like the way you've done the 2nd one. Clever idea to glitter the back of the butterflies too. TFS. Jaqui x


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