Saturday, 4 September 2010

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #3


I am sorry for being so late with my CYDA post - I have been trying to post since 9:15am this morning and Blogger wouldn't play.  This is about the 10th time I've logged in today and (hooray!) it finally seems to be working.  Anyway ....

Today is my turn to set the new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away challenge blog.  We had some fantastic entries for our last challenge - With Wings, don't forget to check out the Top 3 and the lucky winner.  The challenge for the next two weeks is:

Girly and Glitter

So, its time to get your sparkle and bling out to make a totally girly card.  To me, Tilda is the ultimate girly image and I've used one of my favourite Tilda stamps.  However, I do have a new favourite Tilda which I can't wait to use - bought her a couple of days ago (well, it was pay day and you have to celebrate that!). 



For my card I used an orange coated glitter card from DCWV and the double sided paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I coloured the Tilda image with pro markers and then covered her dress with Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Sparkles.  The green glitter brad was part of a Papermania Henbury Lane set, that I bought the other day, for a bargain 99p!  The lace, pearls and roses are from my stash.


I have been coveting this butterfly punch for ages but, you know what its like, you can't buy everything that you want for your craft stash.  So I made a deal with my OH who was trying to upgrade the hard disk drive in his PS3 and to use the PS3 old HDD to make a new portable storage device for his PC.  He tried and failed ... I said that if I could do it he would have to buy me the butterfly punch.  I'm no computer expert, but it is amazing what can be accomplished when there's a butterfly punch at stake!!!  Job completed and I was soon leading him to the craft shop!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
CES Challenge - Floral frenzy
Wild Orchid - Make it sparkle
A crafty little place - Anything goes
The Wild flower patch - fall colours

So, don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and to check out the rest of the DT's work and the amazing card from our guest designer Crafty Nat.

Be back soon!

Amanda

15 comments:

Liz said...

Wonderful card Amanda great glitter
there

liz xx

Doreen said...

Stunning Amanda I love the page turn.xxx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card, Amanda!! Love sweet Tilda and the wonderful touches of sparkle!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Amanda, love the colours. Thanks for playing along in the CES Challenge and well done on getting the punch!
Clairex

Jennifer said...

Love your card Amanda! Fab cute image. Lovely colour combo, papers, and sparkle. xx Jenny xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love the card Amanda, very glittery and girly.
B xxx

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card Amanda, I love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Your punch story is so funny. Thanks for sharing that along with your adorable, glittery card.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Carrie said...

Lovely card...love the colours..the dp and flowers work so well together!
Thanks for playing along at CES this week xx

Marjo said...

Hi Amanda,

Loving the color combo on this gorgeous DT card!

Hugs, Marjo

Elisa said...

Gorgeous card.Good luck at CES Challenges.Elisa.x

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card, love all the sparkle xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, love the colours and such wonderful colouring.
Hugs, Donna x

Simone said...

Such a cute card Amanda! Love it!
Simone

Vixykins said...

Thats really sweet Amanda, not seen her done in orange before

Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x