Woo Hoo, it's Sunday & we're back!!!
It's finally time for the first challenge of 2012 over at
The theme for our challenge #153 is New Year Sparkle!
The design team were asked to make a project using one of the latest
Crafty Pad images, Lulu with Cake!
She's a delightful little lady & look at that cake!
She's on Special Offer too at just 59p!!!
I made an A6 gatefold card.
I used a piece of green A5 cardstock for the base.
Scored & folded then added matts of "Celebrations" patterned paper
from The Paper Cellar to each panel, inside & out.
I coloured little Lulu up with my promarkers & added more than
a touch of Diamond Sparkles.
I then cut her out with an oval Nestie, inked the edges with an Ink It Up
ink pad & added more glitter too.
I matted the image onto a scalloped oval, cut from the green card!
I cut out the sentiment ticket
(A Freebie on the challenge blog this week)
then edged with the ink pad & glitter before matting
onto the green card.
This is a close up of the mulberry paper roses which I added glitter to.
Not sure you can make it out very well & the pic does look a bit odd
as there's a bit of glare from the glitter!
Next I added the computer generated greeting,
which I made using the same font as the sentiment ticket(Vivaldi)
The little black circle you can see is a magnet which is used to keep the card closed.
It's the first time I've used these & I'm really happy with the result!
Here's a close up of the greeting which I cut out with the oval nestie &
matted on to a scalloped oval of the green cardstock!
I added a few little self adhesive gems just to keep the theme going!
Don't forget to stop by & check out the other DT projects for a bit of inspiration!
I do hope you'll find the time to join in our
New Year Sparkle Challenge this week!
Forgot to mention our lovely Sponsor for this week.
The prize is £10 to spend in the Online Store
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint Birthdays
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Pan Pastel Anything Goes
Sparkles New Crafting Goodies (Magnets & Papers)
Stampin' Sisters In Christ Something New Magnets & Papers)
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Sparkles
Catch The Bug Birthday Challenge
Sweet Stampin All That Glitters
Totally Gorjuss Use A Star Somewhere
Coffee, Chocolate & Cards Glitter Latte
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Something New (Magnets & Papers)
Just Inspirational Challenge Photo Inspiration
Sassy Studio Designs Let's Celebrate
Some Odd Girl Bling It Up
Southern Girls Sparkle
My Mum's Craft Shop Here Come The Girls
Whimsy Inspiration Happy Birthday
Going Grey With Scrap Creations Glitter
Paper Take Weekly Die Cute Special
Passion For Promarkers Inspired by a song (Happy Birthday)