Sparkle & Shine Challenge Eleven: Photo Inspiration sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh

Hey everyone! It's time for the new Sparkle & Shine Challenge, sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh. I just love this photo inspiration:

Isn't it beautiful? Although I thought it very tempting to create something with gorgeous flowers, I chose a cute card for this challenge:

I wanted to play with my new Mama Elephant set for this. I never thought I would like that much orange, but I actually do! I hope you'll join us for this challenge!

Thanks for visiting today!




Secret Agent Birthday Party

Hey everybody! I hope you are all well! I've been busy with various stuff - celebrating my girl's 7th birthday was the funniest of all, then there were difficult things happening and some secret things I am working on that I can not yet share. But for now I am sharing the fun we had on the 7th birthday party. This year we had a secret agent party. Some may say it is not very girly - but we always have boys and girls for the parties, so it is suitable for everybody. The children loved it! And detective/agent seems to be very popular at that age. These were the invitations I made:

I created the cardbase using the WRMK envelope punch board to make it look like a file. Then I stamped all the elements from the PTI Secret Agent stamp set. Very simple and fun. Here is the inside:

I typed the text on my computer and printed it out before stamping the "confidential".

For the party, we prepared a lot of games for the kids. And we chose an authentic outfit to welcome them:

These were the missions they had to accomplish:

They had to lift fingerprints and identify the suspect, had to decipher a text, find hidden letters, had to dismantle a (water)bomb, go through the laser beam maze and do some target practice. Oh, and they had to disguise themselves to stake out the suspect:

The "suspect" had to try very hard not to break out laughing when he came into a garden full of disguised little ones with mustaches, hats and newspapers with spy holes :o)

I'll be back soon with my regular card posts! Thanks for stopping by today!



Sparkle & Shine Challenge Ten: SKETCH Inspiration sponsored by Winnie & Walter

Hello everybody! Can you believe that it is time for the 10th Sparkle & Shine Challenge already? This one is a sketch challenge again and it is sponsored by my sweet Winnie & Walter girls! Here comes the sketch:

And this is my take on it:

I used the beautiful Winnie & Walter set In Bloom: Addie's Garden. The Hydrangea is heat-embossed using gold embossing powder and colored with Distress Inks + water. I fussy-cut it to adhere it to the card. The sentiment from The Party is embossed on a strip of structured vellum.

I hope you'll play for your chance to win a gift card from Winnie & Walter! Thanks for stopping by!