Sparkle & Glitter! GDP Theme challenge.

Hi Crafty friends

I escaped the very, very rainy day here in the UK and played along with this week’s Global Design Project Theme Challenge. Just to cheer myself up, I added glitter. Glitter can brighten any gloomy day! Right?

Global Design Project #GDP099



This design would work for a Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement, versatility is key!

The camera doesn’t translate the sparkly-ness (a word in my world) of the card but trust me, this card sparkles! The extra dots of sparkle were created with a fine tip glue pen and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The champagne flutes and sentiment were both heat embossed which always a great look for these kinds of celebration cards and adds a professional and classy touch.

You’ll find a link to the products used at the end of this post.

It can be tricky to adhere anything to glimmer paper or to cut it to size. Here are some tips to help you with that.

  1. Scrape a little of the glitter away where you want to glue your layer.
  2. Use a good amount of Multi Purpose Liquid glue and leave it to dry.
  3. Turn your glimmer paper over to cut on your trimmer.


Till next time!

Esther xx

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Milkshake anyone? #GDP095

Hi crafty friends

Global Design Project have given us a super fun theme challenge this week! It’s time to go cute with :-

For my card I thought back to what I loved as a child. It was, of course, food related!


Being a child of the seventies, Milkshakes seemed to epitomise American glamour. I think that had something to do with Grease! I thought every American teenager spent all of their spare time either at the Drive-In or eating burgers and drinking shakes at the diner!

Kids are far more sophisticated these days but I still think they wouldn’t be able to resist a milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry on top. 🙂

Esther xx
Apologies for using retired enamel shapes! You can still order them in Brights, Regals and subtles.
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Everything's Peachy! GDP 094

Hi all

It’s challenge time again! I love taking part in the Global Design Project Challenges and this week GDP have set a sketch challenge.

It’s been a tricky week at Gather & Create HQ but it’s great to count your blessings as well as your trials and that’s what I thought of when I used Peekaboo Peach. Maybe not everything is peachy but there is plenty that is!

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Global Design Project 094| Sketch Challenge 


Here’s my entry:



To make the project:

Create card base with  Thick Whisper white card

Peekaboo Peach layer 10×14.4cm

Whisper White Layer 9.5×13.9cm

Stamp the heart border in Peekaboo Peach 6 times

Clean a piece if Whisper white with an Embossing Buddy, ink with versamark and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Cut out with Oval thinlit. Cut scalloped edge oval from gold foil.

Stamp the flower image on White following the same process above.

Squeeze the Peekaboo Ink pad (closed!) and use the ink in the lid to colour the flower with an aqua painter.

Use Embossing Buddy all over the Whisper White layer that you stamped with the hearts and stamp the dots, emboss as per the flower and sentiment.

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the Whisper White layer, tape at the back to secure. Tie a smaller piece of ribbon to create the knot.

Glue the gold foil oval with multipurpose glue, use a couple of glue dots to secure edges.

Glue the flower to the gold oval and add the sentiment with dimensionals.

I hope you give this cute card a try and head over to the GDP blog to check out all the other entries!

Esther xx

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GDP entry – I hope you're feeling special…

Hi crafty friends

It’s been a while since I’ve taken part in a challenge…although it has been on my ‘to do list’ you know how it is! I really couldn’t resist this week’s colour challenge from Global Design project though because I love the colour combo so much.


So yummy, right?? Lemon Lime Twist is my absolute fav at the mo.

Global Design Project 093 | Colour Challenge

Here’s my entry


I used the Garden in Bloom Stamp set, the two step stamping always gives a lovely effect and I knew it would lend it self to the colours well.

The large flower and butterfly were fussy cut and raised on dimensionals to help them stand out and I used a Perfect White Accent for the centre of the flower. The ribbon was wrapped around the card and secured with some Tear & Tape adhesive, I then took a shorter length of ribbon for the knotted piece.

Let me if you have any questions or just to say hi! Be sure to check out the rest of the entries and maybe have a go yourself!

Esther xx

Lemon Lime Twist 1/2


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