Sunday 25 October 2015

The weekend has flown away from me.

Well it is Sunday morning and I am sitting here wondering where on earth the weekend has gone?? Sometimes it goes just too fast!

The good news is that it is Crafters Companion's 10 year anniversary this week which means that there have been lots of lovely new releases and loads of shows on Create and Craft, which will be going out all through the week.

Tomorrow sees the launch of the fabulous and long awaited Sparkle pens and here is a sample that I made painting them directly on to water colour card. Unfortunately I am rubbish at photography so you can't see the lovely sparkle, but trust me, it is there!

There is also a clear sparkle pen in each set and I used mine to colour the little hearts and put a bit of glitter on my backing paper, as well as colouring my flowers, which I had pre coloured with my Spectrum Noirs.

They are very versatile as they come with a built in brush so you can paint them direct, paint on to acetate and mix or water down , and colour over the top of other mediums…they really are fun.

My card today is a suspended butterfly as you can see and, in case anyone was wondering, the trick to this is to attach 2 strips of nylon thread to the back of the aperture and then you have something to attach the butterfly to.  :-)

So, before I go, I would like to enter a few challenges, and here they are:

Bye for now. I am off to make the most of what is left of the weekend.  :-)



  1. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  2. A lovely card Sharon, the butterfly is really pretty
    Lorraine x

  3. Hi this is a very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 48 “Animal Antics” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  4. \pretty card and love the butterfly. Gorgeous colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Wow, a really beautiful design and the suspended butterfly looks lovely :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  6. Beautiful card, I love the butterfly. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we would love to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  7. really stunning
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  8. Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations. CraftyNatalie {DT}

  9. Stunning work - really special - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  10. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  11. A very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges Caz DT.

  12. Very pretty, love the fence and your layout. Thanks for joining us for Challenge # 73 Pearls/And Or Lace at Sparkles Monthly Challenges xx

  13. Just gorgeous, Sharon - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x


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