Thursday, 23 July 2015

Dare To Be Sassy #291 Sparkle is a Girl's Best Friend

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new Dare To Be Sassy Challenge. This week we are challenging you to add some sparkle to your project.

I used the gorgeous Ella At The Ball for my card and one of my fave colour combos of pink and aqua with lots of butterflies, pretty die cuts and, of course, lots of gems for the sparkle!

I thought I would also enter the Noor! Design UK DT call with this card. I have a huge addiction to dies and all these beautiful ones from Joy Crafts are some of my faves. I love the versatility of them and how they make a project just look so elegant! I love my layers, as you might have guessed, and these dies let me add lots of extra layers without making a card overly bulky as well. The pretty papers are a huge favourite of mine too and I have collected quite a few of the paper blocs now. 

I was recently a guest designer at Noor! Design UK and loved being part of the DT for the month. I loved making a variety of projects, not just cards and felt that I stretched myself a little bit more than usual by making some 3D projects, which I don't tend to do for no particular reason.

I am mostly a Copics colourer but have started to try my hand at using Distress Inks, but need to become more confident at using those! But now I am on my summer holidays I will have more time to practise! 

I am on Pinterest (sometimes for too long! LOL) and Facebook (again for too long at times!) and am on a few other design teams too, which you can see on my side bar. 


Stamps: Ella At The Ball from Sassy Studio Designs

Papers: Strawberry Slush (Retired), Coastal Cabana (Retired) & Whisper White all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ribbon (Retired) & Primrose Petals Ribbon (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Gems from Papermania, 2 pcs  Butterflies Dies 6002/0390, Heart Frame & Butterfly Dies 6002/0381, Butterfly Edge Die 6002/0389,  Oval Frame Die 6002/0304 & Ornate Border Die 6002/0357 all from Joy Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E79
Lips & Butterflies - R83, R85, R89
Aqua - BG32, BG34, BG23
Skirt - RV10,  Rv21, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Sassy Studio Designs Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there! 


  1. It's gorgeous!!! Love the colours and the stamp!

  2. On wow Vannessa this is just so beautiful with the aqua and pink and I adore the butterflies.
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  3. So gorgeous the colouir combo and your image is beautiful and love all the dies and fabulous card design..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Such a gorgeous creation, love those colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x