Tuesday 17 May 2022

Something pink and sparkly

Hello, crafting friends!
Isn't it lovely to have new crafting goodies?! I recently took advantage of a flash sale at Uniko to stock up on some stencils I've had my eye on, and a new sentiment set. Today's card is the result of my first play with a couple of the items.

I was thinking pink in quite a big way!!  The Gerbera stencil was positioned over a card panel and I sponged three shades of pink ink into it; the stencil was then moved a tiny bit and I used a sponger dauber to add a touch of yellow in the centre. Once the stencil was removed, I added lots of detail with some coloured pencils to get a bit of depth to the image. When I was happy, I trimmed the panel with one of the Crimped frame dies from the Greetery.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiments set - I just love the fonts in this set! I carried on with the pink theme using a light and a dark pink ink to stamp the different words. I wanted to add a bit of sparkle, so I attached a few pink sequins...

... and used a Wink of Stella pen to give the flower petals a lovely shimmer.

I'm joining in with the Sisterhood of Crafters where Sistah Diane's theme is Pink; I'm also linking up with Allsorts where Pauline's challenge is to Add Some Sparkle; the May challenge at Four Seasons is Anything Spring Goes, so I'm also entering there too; and last but not least, this is the first outing for the Gerbera stencil and the sentiment stamp set, so I'm sharing this card at Darnell's NBUS challenge where we show off our Never Before Used Schtuff.

A friend of mine has recently welcomed a deerhound puppy into her home and asked me to bring Eva round to set a good example. My eyes did widen a little when my friend praised Eva as 'such a good girl' but I went along with it. We set out on a short walk and I'm afraid the first thing Eva did was dive off into a hedge where she had unerringly guessed there would be a ditch filled with muddy water... The pup didn't join in but she did watch with great interest as Eva emerged from the hedge looking like The Creature from the Black Lagoon!

Sending hugs,


  1. Beautiful card Vicky .. fab stencil and I love the colouring and sparkle. Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Allsorts this week
    Pauline x

  2. Gorgeous stencil and so very pretty with highlights and sparkle. Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts.

  3. Wowza, this is a stunner! Big, bold and beautiful! And I am sure eventually Eva will be a good role model to your friend's pup, LOL!

  4. Beautifully done Vicky, gorgeous stencil as well, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    Mud and wet is soooo good, whilst our two big girls aren't keen, neither is little Poppy, the messier and wetter for Rosa the better, she's just the original mucky pup!

    B x

  5. A wonderful combination of pink tones on that beautiful gerbera stencil and your sentiment. Eva was just showing that pup that even good dogs can have fun.

  6. This is beautiful Vicky, I love all the different pinks and the yellow really sets it off x

  7. This is a gorgeous CAS design and a pretty stenciled image. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Four Seasons Challenge and we look forward to seeing more!

  8. Oh Vicky what a gorgeous creation! LOVE your coloring & design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


    P.S. Thanks for also sharing this beauty in our Four Seasons Challenge ... good luck!

  9. Love that you added highlights to the stencil Vicky, something I've not seen done before, you have a stunning result and card.

  10. Beautiful stencil! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  11. What beautiful blending of the different shades of pink, and I agree - that sentiment has a really nice font. Thanks so much for joining in at Four Seasons!

  12. Oh Vicky what a beauty! this jumped right out at me from the gallery.The stencil is magnificent beautifully sponged and then the pencils to add depth .The touch of sparkle and the pretty sequins make this into a work of art.Now if I was a betting person.........As for Eva she is a sassy little madam I wonder if your friend will visit again with her puppy!

  13. Your shading is just the best Vicky! An awesomely pretty sparkly card, and Eva's antics made me smile xxx

  14. I think it's very impressive how you used the template and I'm thrilled that you reworked it with colored pencils. I have to remember that!! Gundi

  15. Wonderful colouring on that pretty stencil. The new birthday sentiment looks great with it. xxx

  16. Another beautiful daisy, Vicky - just love all the shimmer on this one!! Thanks for joining us again at NBUS!! May Guest Designer

  17. BIG and beautiful, Vicky!


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)