Wednesday 25 March 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 2

Well, I did it! I finally dived into my 6x6 paper pads and came out with some gorgeous paper for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge.

This is such a cool sketch and as usual I immediately had an idea using white cardstock but I told myself 'NO' and even though it took me about 30 minutes to choose the right paper, I'm so pleased I stepped out of my CAS comfort zone:

I just can't resist warm gold with a pinky/peach colour and I'm glad I was able to capture some of the shine in my photo.

I started by cutting the patterned paper into the size of my card front. I then used my cutting board to cut a section out across the middle. This allowed me to pop both pieces up on foam tape with a gap in between. I cut a rectangle piece of vellum and attached the banner to it with some more foam tape. This was quite handy because I could add the glue to the vellum behind this so it wouldn't be seen as I stuck it over the card. A few co-ordinating sequins (of course!!) and voila, hardly any white CS to be seen! It was nerve wracking but I love the result.

The paper is from My Minds Eye 'Fancy That' (this is an incredibly gorgeous paper pad with a lot of gold patterns on nearly every page). The sequins are from Neat and Tangled. The banner is from Rosies Studio.

I will also link this to Darnell's NBUS Challenge # 4 as this is the first time using this paper pad. This is my third and final entry.

I really want to make some more cards but I just can't keep my eyes open. Its my own fault, too many late nights with very busy days. Usually once a week I have to go to bed early and re-charge the batteries. I just wish I could take the batteries out and put them in a re-charge device while using another set, would make my life so much easier!!

Take care


  1. I love the gorgeous patterned paper. So beautiful!

  2. Wow, this looks fabulous with the gold patterned paper and the vellum! Love it!

  3. What wonderful papers and super fun design.

    Hugs Diane

  4. What a stunning card you have created here...Very nicely done!

  5. Love it! The patterned paper was the perfect pick!

  6. Beautiful card, Shona! Love that patterned paper.

  7. Truly worthy of a little "discomfort" coming out of the zone, Shona... wow is this beautiful!
    =] Michele

  8. This is beautiful! I love the gold.

  9. Woooow Shona
    You made an incredible shiny BG
    Beautifully made..I look from my Mobile phone..not easy to write with tiny keyboard LOL
    See you again at my blog Shona..

  10. Oh so FUN!!! LOVE that the sentiment is the name of our challenge - how fabulous is that?!?!? Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkle and Shine!

  11. Okay, well, I can't speak for others, Shona, but as for me, I'm buying that paper! (In fact, I actually stopped and left your blog and went off and ordered it! Short-term memory and all that!) You deserve a commission!! Your elegant and stunning card took my breath away!! Thank you for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! And I like your idea of rechargeable human batteries!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. That's such gorgeous DP, Shona ... you've used it beautifully with the split panel and that fabulous banner ... so eyecatching! Anita :)