Monday, 30 April 2012

Love Is Like A Butterfly

Hi all, hope you're all well.  The sun is shining here in West Yorkshire YAY!...I have done some laundry and it's drying nicely.  How sad am I?

For today's card, I used a butterfly stamp by K&Company.  It's in a set called 'Lotus Floral'...I've had these stamps for years and never used them. I coloured with Aqua Markers and then sprayed several layers of Spray and Shine to give an enamel effect. I formed the body from Fimo then added some liquid pearls and wire antenna.

All the embossing on my card was done with M-Bossabilities - 'So Trendy' folder. My frame and sentiment label are Spellbinders - Labels Twenty-Two and Fancy Tags Two.  The sentiment is by Flourishes 'Butterflies and Blossoms'.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Craft Your Passion - Lots of Texture
Flutter By Wednesday - Sketch with a Butterfly
Flourishes 'Timeless Tuesday' - Bingo (Line Down - Bling, Die Cut, Emboss) 

Thank you for stopping by xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Botanical Bookplate - Bookmark

Hi all, hope you're enjoying your weekend.  And for those of you here in the UK...isn't this rain just too much? Although we have a lot of trees in our garden to soak it all up, my hubby had to go around and fork the lawn, as it was completely waterlogged.  I'm worried about our new laurel edge, as laurels don't like their roots standing in water.  Hope it dries up soon and we all get some sunshine.
Today I have bookmark created from the new Flourishes Botanical Bookplates Volume 1...available from Make the Day Special.
Apologies for the horrible photo's but it's so dark and dismal here today...
I used a cream embossed card base, then added some DP from my stash stamped and embossed white with embossing powder. I threaded some purple velvet ribbon through a piece of Madeira handcrafted lace, then attached it to the bottom of my bookmark.
Bookplate stamp was coloured with PM's then cut out and mounted onto another piece of cream embossed card. To embellish, I added a purple eyelet, velvet ribbon and butterfly charm, (charm from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop).

Entering this into...
My Bingo middle line down is... Lace, Ribbon, Flowers

Thanks for stopping by xx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Timeless Tuesday - Let's Play Bingo!

Hi everyone.  Hope you're all doing okay.
Today I have a card for the 'Flourishes' - Timeless Tuesday challenge - Lets Play Bingo!  I love Flourishes stamps, and this is the first time I have entered one of their challenges.  
The stamps I used are from the Cherry Blossoms set of stamps.  I know my choice of colours aren't those of cherry blossoms, but I rather liked the deeper pink and red against so much white.

To colour, I used distress inks...Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters, which I applied using a water brush. I also dotted some black and white acrylic paint for the stamen.
I completely embossed my base card with So Trendy by Spellbinders M-Bossabilities. My three layers are Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two, and I added a few small white pearls for a bit of bling and to define the corners.  My ribbon is white 25mm sheer elegance from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

For my bingo I chose a line down...Bling - Die Cut - Emboss

Thank you for stopping by xx 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

CR84FN Color Challenge

Hi everyone!  My posts have been lacking again.  We have been having floorboards renewed in all of our bedrooms and the landing.  I haven't been able to get to my craft room, which has been a pain.  Anyhow, everything was put back again yesterday, so I managed to make a card today for the CR84FN Color Challenge.
Here is my card...

My card base is Kraft. I added a mat of white card which has been embossed using the faux letterpress technique. I used a Spellbinders label twenty for my focal point, I stamped this with a stamp from the Fleur De Lis set by JustRite stamps. I have used  Pearlescent Orchid ink by Brilliance on my background, label and roses. The flourish is the Tropical Flourish by Cheery Lynn designs.  I cut this and my butterfly from Kraft card and then stamped over them with white acrylic paint.

That's all for today folks.
Thanks for stopping by xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sophies Dress

Hi everyone...hope you all had a lovely weekend.
First of all, I would like to thank and welcome my new followers.
I'm thrilled to have been chosen in the top three again at CR84FN with this card  here.

Today I have a birthday card for my lovely niece, Sophie.  She is very girlie and I thought this little dress suited her style so well.
The image is by Impression Obsession.  I coloured using water colours then added glossy accents for the buttons and to emphasise the flower spray on the dress. To embellish, I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities on white card stock and pink vellum, then added a pretty bow and a tiny flower button.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...
Sugar Creek Hollow - Die Cuts or Punches
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Thank you stopping by xx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

JustRite - For A Friend

Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter.
Today I have a card for a friend.  I used one of the stamps from JustRite - 'Plant a Little Love' set of stamps, and my sentiment stamp is by Flourishes. My image and surround are coloured with Pro Markers.  I used Spellbinders LG circle dies to cut out my image.  Spellbinders labels twenty-two and Moroccan accents to embellish. I embossed the largest die with M-Bossabilities 'So Trendy' embossing folder.  The lovely 15mm green organza ribbon is from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
Apologies for the poor's been very dull here all day.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...
Allsorts Colour Bingo - Green, Ribbon, Pink
Simon Says - April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

Thank You for stopping by xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Tre's Chic - CR84FN51 Color Challenge

Hello everyone.  The sun is out and the snow has melted...YAY!!
I was so thrilled to be chosen in the top three of the last CR84FN Color Challenge with my card here.

Today I have a card for the new CR84FN51 Color Challenge...

I started by attaching two of the largest Spellbinders Fleur De Lis dies onto the back and front of a small card base. I then cut the next size down to stamp my image.  My image and sentiment stamps are by Flourishes, and I used Pro Markers to colour. My matching bow was made with ribbons and twine from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

Thank you for stopping by xx

Monday, 2 April 2012

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - April Challenge

Hello everyone! Hope you are all well, and the weather hasn't turned too cold where you are.  We were really lucky to have so many bright and beautiful days last week.
Sorry for not being around for the past couple of weeks, but I had to take a break from blogging. I have missed you all.  I would also like to thank and welcome my new followers.
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. Sarah has set the challenge to use dies or punches in your creations this month.
Here is my card...
I used a pale turquoise silk card base, then added cream card that was die cut with Spellbinders Borderbilities. My stamp is by Impression Obsession. I coloured the image using a brilliance ink pad with a water brush, then added some tiny glossy accent buttons, and two tiny punched flowers.
I added a colour matched bow to the card front, along with the silver heart, punched tag and daisies.  Sentiment is by JustRite stamps. The15mm Aqua satin ribbon,and heart charm are both from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
My team mates have created some beautiful cards this month, so why not pop over to the Blog, and take a look. We would love you to join in with the challenge and have the chance of winning something pretty. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a Great Week!!