Saturday 25 August 2012

Glitter, glitter, glitter, everywhere...

some of it even made it onto the card!!

Hello blogworld,

Long time no see.  Been a busy week here at chez Sarah and so no time for blogging.  Have been to the beach, swimming, a kids theme park, essential food shopping and then a day at home tidying up.  Making the most of the last couple weeks of the school hols, only a week and a half left now.

Talking of only a week and a half left - I'm arranging a little candy, as thank you for bearing with the non-blogging I've been doing the last six weeks.  Parcels, various, are currently winging their way to chez Sarah and within a week I should have a little something arranged.

So the reason for this post, apart from all the waffle, is the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin which this week is 'out of the frame', which, in all honesty until someone explained it, I had no idea what that meant!!  Turns out, if you take the run-of-the-mill explanation, is something that I do a lot - where you cut your image out with your nestie (or whatever) but leave part of the image outside of the die when you cut.  Terrible explanation, better to see the card that explains better.

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And this is what I made:
Font shot:

Detail of image:

Arty farty, glittery, flittery shot:

I used:

Digi image:
Saturated Canary - Ava ( I think she might have been a freebie, either that or I need new glasses as I can't find her in the shop!).
Coloured with my Pro and Flexmarkers.

Dies (yes, finally!)
Circle nesties
Memory Box - Macarena corner

Papermania - Blueberry Hill

Anything else?
Craftwork cards - cardblank and sentiment
Mei Flowers hearts from My Crafty Heart - such great service (next day delivery pretty much!!)
Glamour dust and Stickles glitter glue for the glittery bits.

So there we go, hope you get the idea from the pictures more than my explanation and pop over to the blog to see even better examples than mine.

Counting down the days now to school starts - partly with relief, partly with apprehension I do hope she likes Year 1. 

See you soon, 

A challenge, or two:

Saturated Canary Challenge: Challenge 24 - Photo Inspiration

Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 231 - Bling it up

Sketch n Stash: Challenge 94 - Julie's Sketch (my old stash are the papers - I've had them for at least a couple of years; my new are the hearts, they only arrived last week)


Caroline said...

Hi Sarah, gorgeous card the image is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Have a good weekend. Caroline xxx

Christine L said...

Hi Sarah...

Gorgeous card.... I always love that image and you've coloured her perfectly .... and your out of the frame bit is perfect!

And don't worry... she'll love Year 1!!

Christine x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous. I love that image and had coloured in her face and hair in preparation for today's challenge. And then used something else instead!! Must finish her. I hadn't noticed that she was glittery before. Love it.

Oh and apologies, while tidying up my craft stuff I found your birthday card... sorry. Expect it this week *hangs head*

Susan xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah,love the image...fab

Rachel said...

Sounds like you've had a fab week!
Gorgeous card, love the colours.
Wedgie xxx

Sue said...

Hello Sarah.
I love your pretty card. The image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully, I especially love how you have coloured the sky.
I hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Sue

Loopylou. said...

wow sarah this is just gorgeous hun and I love the shiny sparklies.
thank you so much for sharing her with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Awww beautiful Sarah! Such gorgeous colouring and I just love all of the bling. Thanks for playing along with us over at saturated canary too! :D

Jenny said...

Oh so lush. I love the glitter clouds! Such lovely soft colours on your beautiful card. Jenny x

~@ngie~ said...

absolutely stunning... I LOVE the SC images & yours is fantastic... I love the papers & the pastel colours :)

Thanx for joining in with us over a Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Anne-Marie said...

Oooooo...very girlie 'n' glittery! Love how you did her out of the frame...I haven't got the hang of that yet...keep choppin' bits off that are actually necessary..hahaaa...but you did another perfect job, (show-off!)..heehee!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, fab image and love the pretty colours.
Sounds like you are having fun, enjoy the last week and half of school hols.
Wendy xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. I love the soft colours and the glitter.
Sarah-Jane xx

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous card, just loving all that glitter and the soft colouring
so glad you joined us at Sketch n Stash

Faye said...

So this is pretty. The soft colours and glitter really add to the feminine feel. Thanks for the lovely comment today. Sounds like the bootoos are as they should be and that you've had a great summer with Emily. Hope year two is as good as year one for you both. X

Ally said...

Wow, Sarah, this is so gorgeous, I adore this image!
Thans so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash!

Desire Fourie said...

Sarah this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and design.
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Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Sarah! Gorgeous soft colours and love this image, she's so sweet :o)

I'm feeling the same about the end of the school hols... bit worried about Dex starting school, and I will miss them both, but oh it'll be so nice to get a bit more crafting and blogging done in peace! Morgan goes back next Tues, but Dex doesn't start til the following week so I've got a bit longer yet! Hugs, Lisa x

Karen Petitt said...

Sarah it's absolutely stunning! I've still got one printed somewhere and now I want to go colour her differently, so I may CASE your card hun!
I'm sure young one will be okay, but I imagine it's going to take both of you and Emily some time to get used to the new regime Karen x

Natali said...

Really gorgeous. Lovely colours and sweet image.

Vicky said...

Beautiful card love the glitter & the soft colours.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, hope you will join us again.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Plastic business cards said...

soft colors and beautiful design! keep sharing!

Jenny said...

This is so so pretty Sarah. I love this image and those soft colours are gorgeous. x

Nicecrane Designs said...

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xxxtglxxx said...

I love the soft pastel colours on this Sarah! :) Gorgeous image, colouring and layout hun, its beautiful! :)



Klara said...

I like your glittery card...nice image and I love those soft, pastel colors you used :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! It certainly sounds like you have been very busy, i hope you have been enjoying yourself. A stunning card and a beautiful image, I love the touches of sparkle too
Lindsay xx

catherine said...

Fantastic card Sarah and not long to count down now!!. Sorry I haven't beeen around much but been a bit poorly.
Things will hopefully return to normal next week when schools back!!
Hope you have a good weekend
x catherine

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love all the sparkle!
Helen x

Unknown said...

This is so pretty , love this image and the colours are fab Hugs Elaine