Friday 1 November 2013

Sparkle and Shine

Good morning to you and I hope you all survived Halloween.  We stayed in for the early trick or treaters then went out for tea and so see the film Captain Phillips which was excellent a real nail biter and had you sat on the edge of your seats, Tom Hanks was his usual excellent self.  I am writing this at 0700 as when it publishes I will be running around getting ready to leave.  I am off to Spain until Tuesday with my friend who has a villa over there and looking forward to seeing some sun and warm weather if only for a few days!

Today sees the start of the new challenge for November at A Little Bit Crafty where the theme this month is Sparkle and Shine.  Pretty obvious what it means I guess, here is my card:

The image was very kindly given to me by one of this month's sponsors Pink Gem Designs and is called Snowdrops.  I lightly coloured Snowdrops with my Copics and added Stardust Stickles to make it sparkle.  I cut the image out with Spellbinders Nesties and made a frame using mirri card and Spellbinders Exquisite Circles.  The background is Centura Pearl which has been run through a Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing folder and lots of sparkly gems added.  Sentiment stamped and cut out with a Marianne die and stamp using silver embossing powder.  Here is another view:

We have some fabulous sponsors this month:

2 free Digis

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£20 Voucher

Wow some fabulous prizes and sponsors so why not get out your glitter and bling and have a go - you have to be in it to win it!! Please pop over to A Little Bit Crafty and have a look at what the rest of the DT have done, there are some brilliant projects and lots of inspiration!

That's it from me I will have another scheduled post tomorrow.  I apologise for not coming around to see you all whilst I am away as there is no internet connection at the villa.  Thank you so much for coming to see me and any comments you leave, take care xx


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Susan, beautiul card, love the snowdrop image and the beautiul frame. Have a wonderful break in the sun, hugs Kate x


Hi Susan
Gorgeous and beautiful card fabulous colour's and design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Susan.
Gr Elly

Sue said...

I love your very pretty card and the colour.Hope you have a fabulous time.

Unknown said...

Spain oh wow it sound so far away from here and all the places I want to visit are so far away....wish I was with you...

your card on the other hand is absolutely gorgeous...sparkly and beautiful.xx

Viv said...

Well - you certainly know when to leave!! Raining hard and not very warm at all!!!! Hope you're enjoying the sunshine - and I am hoping the snowdrops will be here very it least it means spring is on it's way!!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card the image and beautiful embossing. hugs, xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love the sparkle you have added to the snowdrops and the embossing looks beautiful.
I hope you have a fabulous time in Spain
hugs Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Susan… what a beautiful snowdrop image! I love the silver frame it looks awesome! and the embossing with the crystals looks fab. It has a lovely classy and elegant feel to it! :-)
Hope you have a wonderful time in Spain!!
Thanks for your lovely comments
Big hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card ! Have a great few days away xx

vic said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susan wow such a pretty and elegant card :) sounds like you have been very busy I hope you enjoy Spain and fingers crossed its nice and warm!!

Have a lovely break
Vic xx

Unknown said...

I missed out on a couple of your posts Susan due to serious computer problems, glad I've got things working again though ;-) Your latest creations are amazing, you are such an inredibly fine card maker! Enjoy the sun, have fun! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Claire said...

Lovely card Susan, love the design. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

So classy and beautiful the sparkle and shine,gorgeous nestie frame and love the embossed background with the gems.


susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Susan, l love snowdrops a sign of spring is soon on its way x Susan x

Carol said...

Very pretty Susan. Enjoy Spain. Carol x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Susan. The image looks fabulous and I love teh design, very elegant
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

chrissy xx said...

This is soooo pretty! LOve this image Susan and GORgeous design and colours.
LOve your new photo's x

rachel said...

Stunniing card susan. Great embosding. Hope u have a great time in spain xc

Wendy said...

So beautiful Susan, hope you have a lovely break.
Wendy xx

JJ said...

Hi Suzie,

Beautiful card, love the snowdrop image, it certainly sparkles and shines.

Good to see an update piccie of your Grandson too, he has grown. He has a little cheeky face lol!

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Susan - love the embossing and super sparkle.
I saw that film last weekend and thought it was fabulous too.
Have a wonderful few days in the sunshine - well jel lol!!!
Debs xx

mags said...

This is simply gorgeous Susan. Love it.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Loving this card hunni, it's beautiful and love the snowdrops too...

Have a lovely weekend!!
hugs and xxx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Susan, I love your embossed background.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image is delightful and your colouring beautiful.

Deborah A

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.beautiful floral image and i your design is so pretty ;D

xx coops xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Susan, , love the embossing folder and the exquisite circles die cuts, not sure if it is one or two circles but it is certainly gorgeous!