Southern Girls ~ Sparkle

Hey there my lovely blog pals. I've a sweet treat for you today. We have a new challenge at the Southern Girls for you today and it's Team Lou's turn to give you a little inspiration. This challenge we are looking for all things Sparkly. Simples!

We are being sponsored by Star Stampz and Norma J Burnell this challenge. So the DT have been given some really sweet images to work with. I used a cute one called 'Candy Girl' from Star Stampz. Check out the lovely images from these fabulous sponsors. Our lucky winners are in for a real treat this challenge.

This card I made for my sweet little niece who has just turned a year old. Her mummy LOVES pink, so I think she'll approve of this card. I wanted to use a different sentiment to the one that I did, which said 'Sweet Wishes' and came from the same set as the sentiment I used, but it was taller and wouldn't fit the little gap at the bottom of the card, so I used the 'Have a Happy Day' sentiment instead. The set I used is a Tina Wenke for Stampavie set called Sweet Wishes. So sad to have lost Stampavie last year, our lovely stamp companies seem to be struggling to survive in this world where there is so much copyright abuse. I'm all for supporting the true talent out there, not derivative artists or stamp thieves. 

I coloured this cute image with my Promarkers and added a bit of glitter glue here and there for sparkle. I also used a sparkly ribbon, though I'm not sure this shows well in the photos. The Joanna Sheen Starburst and Whimsy Corner have been cut from a pearlescent paper too for that added bit of subtle sparkle. I also used a cross-stitch die from a Paper Smooches set called 'Stitched' to add some kisses underneath the image. Just for a bit of interest and texture. 

I had some paper on my craft desk, which I'd not yet put away from a recent Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine cover gift. (The September 2015 issue). I often leave them on my desk a while in the hope inspiration will hit! It's from BoBunny and is called Isabella. I really like the grey and pink combo in this paper pad. So I was inspired to make a really girly pink card with this sweet image and pretty papers.

Well that's me for this week. Do pop on over to the Southern Girls Challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have been up to. We have some awesome new DT who are rockin' the blog with their gorgeous makes, so do come and check out what all the DT have been up to. I'll see you again soon with another crafty adventure. Big hugs until then, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: February ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #333 ~ Luscious Locks
Stamping Sensations: February ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: #91 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #125 ~ Sparkle & Bling
Crafty Creations Challenges: #309 ~ Something to Eat/Drink (Candy!)
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #345 ~ Anything Goes (Optional Sketch)

Update: I was awarded a Top 3 spot for the Crafty Creations Challenge. Thank you ladies! I'm truly honoured :)


coldwaters2 said…
Oh my this is such a delightful, pretty card Wendy I love not only that gorgeous image but the papers and card design an excellent creation
lorraine x
creationsnz said…
Another lovely piece of work from you; that spray up the side just links perfectly to the rest of the card.
Karen Oliver said…
She's gorgeous Wendy. Love that we used the same image yet she looks so different. I seem to have more hair...different interpretation lol.
What a gorgeous card - love that paper!!! and the bow, die cuts and cross stitch are perfect accents!
brenda said…
A sweet image and card Wendy, many thanks for joining in with our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
Chris said…
A sweet and girly card, Wends, with that cute image and stunning papers! Lovely die cuts and L/O too!
Rene said…
So cute! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Pat said…
What a beautiful card for a little girl Wends, the image is so sweet and the pink and grey paper is absolutely gorgeous.

Pat xx
Wendy said…
Gorgeous card Wends, she's adorable and love the colours.
Wendy xx
Louise F NZ said…
So sweet Wendy :) Love your colouring and gorgeous papers. xx
Debs said…
Adorable card Wendy - such a sweet image and I love the DP.
Debs xx
That is super gorgeous Wends, I love the beautiful star burst die, adds so much fun to the card along with this cute image xx
aussie aNNie said…
Absolute stunner, love the image and colours are
Gina's Cards said…
Such a sweet card and a lovely image! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
coops said…
so gorgeous wends.i love the sweet fun image and your pretty colours and sparkle are stunning ;D

xx coops xx
Kat W said…
I have these papers too and I keep taking them out, deciding they are not right for the project I'm working on and putting them away again. It's a shame as they are so pretty. I'm glad you managed to make good use of them and that swirly design works so brilliantly with the image to give a lovely magical feel.
It's always the little touches that finish a design perfectly and you have certainly done that here; the die cut stars, bow and sentiment are lovely :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
A very sweet card Wends, gorgeous papers and detailing.

pinky said…
What a sweet little image, lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Shelly said…
Fun card, really cute!Thanks for joining in my Lucious Locks Challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week! Shelly x
The Crafty Den said…
Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP for Shelly's 'luscious locks' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
coops said…
me again wends.
Thanks for joining us in our Lucious Locks chhalenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx
Sally H said…
Cute card, Wendy! great colouring and sweet image! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!
alethea said…
What a fab and funky card! Love how you have coloured her... Thanks for always stopping by my blog and sorry I never do the same... Hugs (from your (slack) fellow SGC DT member.. Alethea xx

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