Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Let's Party"

I am so excited because I have recently been asked to be a guest designer for Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I have always loved their stamps and glitters and have had the privilege of working in their booth several times at local conventions.  It is such an honor to be asked to play with their wonderful products and create for them.  I have previously posted several cards using their stamps but for today's card I am using two sets that were just recently introduced.  With all the cold and snow lately, I am really ready for spring.  The other day I noticed that several of my daffodils have started to peek out of the ground and felt that first sense of excitement for all that spring offers.  It is such a beautiful time of the year with all the flowers blooming.  Last year was a real thrill because we  moved in fall and were getting to discover all the different plants that had been hiding throughout the winter.  Our neighborhood was absolutely gorgeous.  With these new stamp sets, I just had to celebrate the joy of spring.

I used a yellow card base and added a layer of bright, deep pink cardstock with small flowers throughout.  I used the sentiment Nature's Way (3389-425C) from Sparkle N Sprinkles stamp set 425 - Spring Swirl.  I stamped it in deep pink onto yellow cardstock, cut out with a die.

I stamped these adorable chicks (Three Peeps 3439-42C)  from their stamp set 426 - Easter Chicks in black on a white circle.  I added some of their new Sun Dazzle sparkle flocking (S112 - see technique here) It really adds a soft, fuzzy look to these little guys with a hint of sparkle.  You can never have too much sparkle.  I layered this with pop dots onto a purple floral die that I covered with Purple Dust semi-transparent glitter (G1093).  It has such an awesome sparkle.  I added more of the Sun Dazzle sparkle flocking (S112) around the edges of the yellow cardstock base.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Creative Craft World Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #96 - Whateva
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #65 - As You Like It
CES Challenge #21 - Bold and Bright
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Sparkle It Up


April said...

I just got back on line yesterday. Your last few cards are so pretty. The chicks are too cute! Congrats on being a designer at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Hugs, April

Kat said...

This is really sweet. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Donna said...

How darling, Marie! Too tweet for sure! :-)

creativearts said...

Lovely card and the yellow Sun Dazzle flocking is perfect for these peeps!

Jack said...

Such a sunny card, and who doesn't love sparkle! Love that ribbon too. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card! I love all the sparkle!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Emma said...

Such an adorable card, love the sparkle.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Judie aka Craftymess said...

such a fun and happy card, love the sparkle

thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Judie xx