Friday, 12 May 2017

All that glitters...

Hi everyone. Today's card is my latest for Daring Cardmakers. Our new challenge, set by Shabneez, is 'All the glitters is not gold...'- in other words use lots of glitter as long as it's not gold. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I don't really do much glitter, so I hope you like my take on the theme.

For my card, I've used some fabulous glittery washi tape I found in The Works. I think I may be becoming a washi tape addict, I've started to buy rolls of it whenever I see it and will be drowning in it soon.

The flower is a Crafter's Companion stamp. I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and cut it out using my Scan n Cut (which I am starting to love at last!). Hopefully you can see the sparkle more clearly here:

It is Mental Health Awareness Week this week, so I wanted the card to have a positive statement. I've suffered from depression and anxiety in the past, so I know how much positive words are needed sometimes. The word stamps are by Craftwork Cards, stamped using Versafine ink using my Tim Holtz stamping platform. 

Unfortunately, I found out last week that my time on the Craftwork Cards DT has come to an end. Although it is actually a good thing in many ways, I do feel a little sad and will miss being on the team. Sometimes keeping positive is hard but I am very lucky to still work for two fabulous companies in Hunkydory and Trimcraft. What an amazing 12 months it's been.

I do hope you will join in the dare at Daring Cardmakers this week. Have a fabulous weekend.

Cathy x


  1. A wonderful sparkly card Cathy - the glitter washi is fab isn't it?! There will be many more opportunities for you out there for you with your talent. Hugs, Shabneez x

  2. awesome work, love the washi and the colors (and the topic of the card!!)

  3. This is beautiful Cathy, love the sparkle
    Linda xxx

  4. Such a beautiful card Cathy! Full of colour and sparkle. Wonderful use of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens! #Laine

  5. Hi Cathy this is a stunning card I love all the sparkle. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. This is a beautiful card, Cathy! I keep meaning to engage with my scanncut but just keep staring at it, haha. x

  7. A fabulous card Cathy, lovely sparkle and design. I'm sure we'll be seeing your wonderful creations for other teams xx

  8. Fabulous. I love using that You stamp set too. Xx

  9. I don't have any glitter washi tape. Wpe is me.....
    Love the card - what a wonderfully striking design

  10. I like the idea of a monochromatic card with lots of glitter. It looks fabulous!

  11. Lovely use of glittery elements Cathy, looks great (and maybe you should take note of the sentiment for yourself :-)