Thursday 16 April 2015

Can you see the sparkle?!

Hello lovely people,

All the lovely sunshine we have had in my little corner of the UK has really been lifting my spirits so I hope you have all seen some of it too.
I have almost finished tidying the garden, my tomato and chilli seeds are sprouting up, and the garlic is just peeping through; such exciting times :-)

In my crafting world though it's time for a new challenge at In The Pink and our theme this time is...


We are delighted to have The Ribbon Girl sponsoring us again for this challenge with a £10 voucher :-)
As soon as you say 'sparkle' to me I think of fairies so that's what I've done!

Pink, girly, fairy card featuring Tilly by Saturated Canary

If you're searching for the sparkle, I added Stickles to all those little spots on my DP - that took a while!  But it does look pretty, even if the camera was not good at picking it up!

There's also sparkle for the fairy dust and along the edge of the wing.

Pink, girly, fairy card featuring Tilly by Saturated Canary

I guess the star charm counts as sparkly too and I've used one of my favourite tricks of tying twine around a satin ribbon.

Star charm detail from pink, girly, fairy card featuring Tilly by Saturated Canary

I finished this quite simply with a few flowers - I didn't want to overshadow the sweet fairy image.

Pink, girly, fairy card featuring Tilly by Saturated Canary

Card recipe;
Image: Tilly - Saturated Canary (rubber stamp)
DP: Special delivery (girl) - Pebbles (available from Hey Little Magpie)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: from stash
Sentiment: Clear mini stamp set - Kaisercraft
Stickles - stardust

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E50/53/55
Eyes: B02/00
Pink bits: R81/83/85
Tights / legwarmers: C00/T0/T1 & R85/89 for spots
Bag / wings: B0000/000/00/02
Ground: T0/1/2/3

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Deep Ocean (things with wings)
2.  As You Like It (alcohol markers or Distress Inks - it has to be Copics for me as I don't have anything else and I have spent a lot of time practising with them so not sure I want to switch to anything else!)
3.  The Pink Elephant (photo inspiration - I have used pink and flowers)


  1. Pretty card, beautifully coloured xx

  2. So beaitiful, not used one of these images for too long. Fab colouring and layout too x

  3. Hi Kat...

    LOVE the sparkle and layout of this fabbie card... yes I can see the Stickles so it must look wonderfully sparkly in real life! And that fairy.... boy does she have attitude... and you've coloured her so perfectly! I think she'd have had something horrible to say if you hadn't!! hehe!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  4. Absolutely beautiful Kat, she is a real pixie! And yes, I can see sparkles too, loving your little star charm, it's so cute! Hugs xx

  5. It definitely is Pink and Sparkly Kat and it most definitely is fabulous! A gorgeous image so beautifully coloured and a charming layout too. I love it.

  6. Hi Kat
    Stunning card... Love that cute image.... Gorgeous...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  7. I saw this over at the challenge blog and before I saw your name, I just knew it was yours. You have that delicate, girlie style which is so pretty.
    Great colouring on this little gal and I love how the 'sparkly gems' are coming off her hand. Smokin' good colouring on her's gorgeous!

  8. Stunning! the sparkle gems. Your colouring is superb...quite the raunchy fairy me thinks!...gorgeous.

  9. Perfection! Love this Saturated Canary image, I can just image how beautiful this card looks in real life! Brenda

  10. Sparkly spots look wonderful and she is adorable and beautifully coloured with your Copics. Thanks for joining in at AYLI too xx

  11. Gorgeous card Kat.
    Love these images and you have coloured her beautifully
    The touch of sparkle is perfect too
    A wonderful card as always
    Hugs Kelly

  12. Great sparkle and shine - and oh, that stitching!!! LOVE THIS!!! Cute image and of course it's colored to perfection. A lovely, lovely card.

  13. Gorgeous card, Kat!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Your colouring is incredible, I love the stitching, such pretty flowers, and wonderful sparkle! This might be my favorite! :o)
    Yes, I agree...a swarm or rabble just isn't lovely enough when talking about butterflies! :o)

  14. This is so gorgeous! Love that image you've coloured beautifully! Lovely papers and design!
    Lucy x

  15. So gorgeous Kat and coloured to perfection.
    Love the sparkly dots on the DP and fabulous LO.
    I have really enjoyed the gorgeous weather we have been having - it certainly is uplifting.
    Hope to meet for coffee next week?
    Take care
    Debs xx

  16. Gorgeous Kat love your colouring and what a great little image. xo

  17. Beautiful Kat! Love her hair and the sheer finish you achieved on her little ballet skirt. (I still remember wearing those when I was little, LOL) Love your stitching, it always finishes your cards to perfection. Utterly love it! Hugs, Wends x

  18. ekkk i love this Kat !! One of my favorite SC images, and you have coloured it to perfection.
    The little bits of sparkle are perfect !
    The weather has been lovely hasn't it, glad you nearly have the garden done and the seeds are doing well :) xxx

  19. Gorgeous Kat and fabulous colouring. Love the sparkle on the dots on the paper.
    Deborah A

  20. She's gorgeous Kat. I love that shade of pink too.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  21. Just so pretty. Love the image and fab colouring. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

  22. Wow, Kat, you have created yet another stunner of a card. Lovely design, and as always, amazing colouring...especially her hair!!!

    Big Hugs
    Jennifer. x

  23. Lovely card! Love that the image is so visible since it's colored perfectly and should be the focal point of your card. And as a proper girl I love all the sparkly bits. :)
    Have an awesome day...

  24. I can see the sparkle and I can the most beautiful card. You rock x

  25. I don't know why cameras hate sparkle so much but I absolutely love it and can definitely see it on your beautiful card - love what you did to the paper!

  26. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring: it is fab! Image and papers are very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  27. Congrats on your Pink Elephant win! I love this cutie. Yeah!!! Brenda


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