Tuesday, 1 February 2011

All that glitters and sparkles

Believe it or not I am posting for a second day in a row, miracles do happen. It is extremely hot in Sydney so instead of doing my daily excercise I am blogging.  Hopefully it will cool down soon, I normally love the heat but this is way too much, maybe I would be thinking differently if I could be at the beach or in the pool the whole day but dealing with angry customers at work and stinking hot weather is too much for me.

I came across this challenge over at Leearts. It's a very small world, Leanne lives in Karachi, Pakistan which is where I was born, my family migrated to Sydney, Australia about 27 years ago. My family are good friends with Leanne's inlaws and she knows my cousin Marie as well, I was pleasantly surprised about all this at first but then I realized we are all connected in someway.

I am including this card for a challenge over at Flashback Friday Challenges. This is an easy challenge as I wasn't required to make a card in a hurry. The challenge is to post the first card made with glitter. I don't often work with  glitter mainly because it gets everywhere and when I was very young child I was making something out of glitter and made a huge mess. As my punishment I wasn't allowed to craft for a week which even at that age drove me mad and this has stuck  in mind everytime I make something out of this shiny stuff.

I made this card for a glitter challenge and yes I did make a bit of a mess but it was worth it as I ended up winning the comp and got a nice prize for it as well. I ended up selling this card to a friend at work who gave it to his mum and she at first thought that he may have made it but then Daniel had to come out with the truth.

7 comments:

Sabina said...

what a very sparkling card!!love it!!

Emily Keaton said...

So pretty! I just love all the sparkly butterflies. :)

~amy~ said...

I loved reading your blog post...first that you made a connection with someone via blogging...and how you've been a long time crafter...even when you were young and how the glitter all played into it...sooo fun:) I'm so glad that you played along in Flashback Friday 7.0...your card is gorgeous...love the glittery butterflies!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card!!

Ravengirl said...

I think this is lovely with all it's sparkle!

Amy C said...

So very pretty!! You did wonderful on this card and I can see why it won a challenge.

Thanks for joining us for Flashback Friday 7.0!!

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

E.T said...

This is stunning! I love glitter!