My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

First GDT Post for Crafty Sentiments: Sparkle and shine

Good morning all - I hope you are well and happy and enjoyed getting back to normality yesterday - if indeed you did!!!! My day went well thankfully - and there'll be more normality I hope today!

Today is my first post as GDT for Jan and Feb over at craftysentiments challenge blog. There's a new challenge starting over there today called 'Sparkle and Shine' - this is the card I made using Annabel the Mermaid that you can get here:

Isn't she just gorgeous? What a fabulous image - she's coloured with promarkers and I've added glitter here and there. The background is done using Sparkle medium (from Imagination crafts) pasted through a stencil. The bottom of the card was spritzed using dylusions and then the shells added to keep the easel card up. The fluorishes are from a sizzix sizzlet die. the thankyou sentiment is a grunge LOTV sentiment from the everyday selection.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

incywincydesigns Something new - I've used a new stamp plus the card was thanking my parents for my new Christmas crafty goodies.
artisticinspirationscrafts: Add sparkle
Lexi'slexiscreations: Anything goes
OSAATonestitchatatimechallenge: New stash - new stamp
Totally papercraftstotallypapercrafts: Something new: new stamp
Delicious doodlesdeliciousdoodleschallenge: Sparkle and shine
Do craftsdocraftsblog: Shaped card

I hope you can pop along to the Crafty Sentiments website where the challenge details will be given in full. Thanks for popping along here today and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Crafty Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Love this card Rachel, such a gorgeous image and colours

  2. Morning sweetie, this is simply stunning!! Huggles Pops x x x

  3. Fabby card Rachel, gorgeous've done a great job with her! Congrats on your GDT spot too!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Hi Rachel! Congratulations on your GDT spot - it's well deserved!!!! This is a beautiful card. I love your sparkly background and your wonderful colouring. With my DT 'hat' on, thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  5. Hi Rachel, a gorgeous card, the image is super and the shells are a great idea.
    All the best for 2013

  6. oh I love this cutie.
    the shells are magnificent
    Thank you so much for Entering our challenge at Artistic inspirations.

    We wish you the best of luck on your creation this week, We hope to see you back soon.

    Hugs Tammy Ortiz Design Team for Artistic Inspirations

  7. a gorgeous make, love the image and the sparkle you have used is wonderful trace x

  8. Such a sweet card with lots of lovely detail. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC.

  9. This is stunning Rachel. I love the pretty image and gorgeous sparkle. Those shells look fab too!
    Hugs Sue

  10. This is brilliant love the colours you have used Ginny xx

  11. Gorgeous card. You've really captured the underwater it. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles. hugs, Pat K

  12. Wow, I love your fabulous card today Rachel, all that sparkle in the background is fabulous and the shells are a lovely touch. Hugs, Anne x

  13. fabulous card Rachel, love the sparkle and the mermaid is beautifully coloured x

  14. Stunning card and fab image :o) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck and happy New Year

  15. Such a cute card and image. Love the bits of glitter and your colors.

  16. Adorable and so clever to use the shells!

  17. Wow great use for the shells! Awesome card. Just love the look.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. Oh Wow! This is absolutely stunning sweetie, I love the image and the colour and the die cuts look wonderful you have really captured the underwater feeling
    Lindsay xx

  19. Wow this is just GORGEOUS I saw it on the challenge site, its so pretty and it prompted me to buy some shells too. I lived by the beach all my life with Mum and Dad and had thousands of shells that I had gathered, but they were all binned when Mum and Dad moved, so I went to hobby craft to purchase some for my cards . Hugs Elaine

  20. Fabulous card Rachel, I love the shell embellishments.

  21. Awww how beautiful, love the style of your card and those shells are so fun. Congrats on your GDT spot with us at CS and thank you also for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck xxx

  22. What a lovely stamp, love the sparkle and that you used real shells, very effective :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'New' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  23. Fabulous card, clever idea to use the shells as a stopper. Thanks for joining in at Artistic Inspirations this week, Judith DT member for Artistic Inspirations, xx

  24. Oh this looks absolutely fabolous. Love the circle shape and easel design with the shells from the sea so suitable for that image. Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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