Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Flutter By Wednesday meets Crafty Cardmakers

Here we are half way through yet another week and the birthday celebrations continue at Flutter By Wednesday. This week we have two very special Guest Designers - Mathew(8) and Annabelle(4), Danni´s children and I have to wait to see their creations owing to the time difference in USA.

The theme this week is to use "SPARKLE" along with your butterfly or fairy and yet again Danni has candy up for this challenge.

I have used the sketch from Crafty Cardmakers and will definitely use this one again.

Sorry for bad photo but this is the best I can achieve, backing papers are metallic and really luxurious but boy were they difficult to adhere.
I used my Copics for the skin tones, hair and shoes and then not actually paper piecing but acetate piecing - glittered from behind and a bit glamour dust added to her hair ribbon. Popped her up with 3d pads onto this gorgeous handmade paper which IRL looks like snow and backed this with glitter card. My flowers are by Petaloo and these are a very small part of the candy I won on Crafty Cardmakers Blog, added a few punched holly leaves to these gorgeous glittery flowers and the sentiment is from a stamp I borrowed from my friend Angie last year, now I am pleased I stamped plenty of these up when I had the chance.


I have taken this with the flash on but as you can see it reflects against the acetate but also allows you to see how sparkly this card is.


41 comments:

Sally said...

Nicola,
Your card is absolutely fabulous. I love the handmade paper.

pinky said...

Stunning colour way for your card, really love it and that sentiment is excellent.
Pinky

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful job with the image and love the swirly sentiment.
luv
Debby

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is so pretty, love the sparkle.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!!! Nicola, this is just AMAZING girl!! I love this gorgeous layout and your coloring is beautiful too!!! LOVE THIS!!! TFS! HUGS

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow nic! this is awesome. i love, love, love how that sentiment is done not to mention that the angel is to die for! just gorgeous!

hugs,

Sheila said...

I just adore this image Nicola, and I love what you have done with her, boy does this girl sparkle!! :, that backing paper is just delish!!, isn't it great when you find the 'perfect' paper for the job in!:)... fantabulous card sweetie.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Michelle said...

Holy moly this is AWESOME!! Talk about shine & shimmer - you definitely got it and it's so BEAUTIFUL!! She seems so angelic - I ADORE THIS, Nicola!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

She is gorgeous!! I just love all the sparkle!! Gorgeous coloring!! Your sentiment design is awesome.
hugs,
Chris

Nancy said...

OH WOW Nicola:O) This is amazing! I love that pretty image, and you have made her STUNNING!!!! That dress looks wonderful. Gorgeous with all the sparkling papers. Love the sentiment swirl. What a fabulous Christmas card.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Marcea said...

Oh my lord - health warning please!!!! I need my shades for all that sparkle - wow, this is stunning!!!! You have achieved such a gorgeous effect -I love it!
-x-

Nancy said...

The sparkle just makes me plain happy! Joyful even! I love it! And the coloring of the image is fantastic! AWesome job!!

Lelia said...

Wowzer, Nicola! This is absolutely divine! Wouldn't I love to get one of these beauties for Christmas! Wonderful job!

Hugs,
Lelia

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Nicola how gorgeous!
Loving all that sparkle!
hugs
kim x

Jodi said...

I just love your glittered girl! She is such a sweetie!! Very pretty layout on your card!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Biscuitlid said...

so much sparkle Nicola, it's lush. I haven't used acetate like that in such a long time - it looks fantastic.
Victoria
x

Christine said...

What a lovely creation! You definately followed the challenge!!! I want that dress to my many sophisticated parties that I get invited to each holiday season (he-he).

Blessings,
Christine

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Love all the sparkle!!

Cheryl said...

hi sweetie this is amazing great image and loving all your detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow stunning creation fabulous colours and image and all that gorgeous sparkle......awesome.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Cassie said...

oh wow - now THIS is sparkle -- it's gorgeous!! love the card and that sentiment swirl is awesome!!!

Eunice said...

Wow! you have done it again,absolutly stunning,the sparkle made it just great,very Christmassy.Love it Hugs Eunice

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Stunning & Gorgeous Nicola, love the sparkle and the way you did the sentiment,

Chris xx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful card!

Julie

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear, this is just stunning I lovehow you ahve added all the sparkle, never thought of making her into a christmas card but it works so well. Fabulous. Hope you are all well sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Holly said...

Hi Nicola. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment! I hope you enjoyed the squigglefly blog hop!
Wow, you've got some fabulous creations here! Your coloring and card design is exquisite!

Debby said...

Beautiful!!!

Heather said...

Wow!! Beautiful.. Love all the glitter!!

Paula said...

Oh wow Nicola this is just stunning all that sparle is fab and what a sweet image and detail.
Paula xxxx

Crafty Cardmakers said...

Ooooh sparkly sparkly!! Absolutely gorgeous card hun, thanks for joining in crafty cardmakers challenge x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

I absolutely love glitter, angels, and Christmas, so this ticks all the boxes for me! The greeting swirl is such a lovely idea too. Fabulous card Nicola.
Thanks also for the sweet comments you left on my projects - I really appreciate them.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Rach said...

love all the glitter sweetie, and that sentiment looks awesome. hugs rachxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card, I love all that sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

Pepi said...

Muchas gracias por visitar mi espacio, haces unos trabajos preciosos y por eso te seguiré, perdona pero esque no entiendo ingles y las traducciones de la red no son muy buenas. Un saludo.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Nicola, hope you are well!!
Clairex

Sharon said...

Wowee! This is one stunning creation Nicola. Loving all the sparkle. What a wonderful way to add a sentiment - you are a clever clogs ;o)
Sharon xx

Sam said...

Wonderful card. Love what you have done with the sentiment. Fabby papers.
Sam x

Rachel said...

OMGosh!! absolutely stunning! i LOVE all the sparkle you used.
hugs,
Rachel

Susie Sugar said...

She is the most beautiful Christmas angel ever , I bet lots of work went in to this card but it was all worth it
Hugs Susie xx

Chris Arlington said...

Nicola, your card is beautiful! Well done!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Oooooh all the perfect ingredients... red, green, gold, a beautiful image and loads of sparkle. Gosh i do so love sparkle, i would add it to everything if i could get away with it lol. A stunning card Nicola i love it.

Love n hugs
Vikki xx