Friday, 5 October 2012

The beauty of colour and flowers

Good evening my fellow blogger friends. Thank you once again for your comments and time in viewing my projects it means a lot and is truly appreciated. When time allows and health allows me I blog hop and visit all of your blogs and comment when I can. You are all very talented and its amazing how crafting in any way helps the mind and takes your mind of problems and pain.

Well I've been unable to do anything today apart from crafting from my sofa making this beautiful card for a little girls birthday. I love how flowers and colours make a card and how vibrant and beautiful they can be.

I started of with an A4 card blank scored in half to make a landscape A5 card blank. I then matted and layered with gold textured card and some white flower patterned paper. I cut some white card to the size I wanted and then embossed with m-bossabilities embossing folder. I then inked over with pink chalk ink to make the raised bits more visible. I used pink organza ribbon and stuck around the embossed card to make a border and then stick some pink gems around the ribbon border.

The stamp was coloured with promarkers and then cut with spellbinders labels dies and layered onto the larger size of that die. Before doing this I inked through the die with the pink chalk ink before removing the die. I cut some more die cuts from my spellbinder dies and layered up to create a flower where I then glued a rose bud into the centre. I finished of with die cut flourishes , rose buds and a sentiment.

I hope you like my card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dilly beans challenge -black, pink and purple

Jelly park challenges -Pink

Our craft lounge challenges -Go pink

Pin and tack-Anything goes

Pink gem challenge -For the girls

Atcs with attitude challenge -Anything goes

Delicious doodles challenges -Flowers

Emerald Faeries challenge -Flowers

Craft door magazine challenge -Anything goes

Make it Monday challenges -anything goes

Have a lovely day to everyone and much love to you all!


Patricia said...

Ahhhh!! Sharon how sweet is this card, I love it.
You have got great texture there, your colouring is fantastic


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Sharon. Such a sweet image, beautifully coloured and I love the pretty embellishments


Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Sharon. Your colouring is really good. Very cute image. Well done on resizing your photos.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sharon, this sweet card is so stunning! I just LOVE your colouring and that darling image!
Thank you for leaving some love on my blog!
Hugz2u! Sharon xxx

In paper heaven said...

Delightful card loaded with embellishments.Love it. Saw it first on MIM

Jenn Borjeson said...

Just adorable, thanks for joining us at Jellypark! :)

Pamela said...

Very pretty card and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
such a pretty card. The image is soooooo cute, and wonderful colouring in too. Fab design as well.
Sorry to hear your not well again. I hope you will be feeling better soon.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Christine Harrop said...

Fantastic card Sharon. The little girl, whoever she is, is going to love it. Lots of layers and embellishments which look great. Hope youare feeling a bit better. Christine x

Crafty Lark said...

This is such a lovely card, loving your layering. xx Flora

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, So sorry to hear you are still not feeling well, do get better soon, our thoughts are with you.
Beautiful card, gorgeous little 'angel' image, beautifully coloured by you, lovely layering and embellishing, simply beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet creation, love the layout & embossing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Cindy :) said...

very pretty, your flowers are so lovely, I have the larger die but not the smaller ones you used as centres and I think they make great flowers as well, probably even work as snow flakes tooo, love your card, feel free to share your creationsin our gallery, even if they haven't been entered into any challenges, we'd love to see them, and I'm sure so would other members, hugs :)

Anne Fenton said...

An adorable card, great coloring, thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Sandy said...

Hi Sharon, your card is so sweet, a cute image and so beautifully coloured, love the layout and the extra embellies.
Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy :)

Laurian said...

What an adorable card Sharon, such a sweet image and your colouring is great! Love your design, fabulouse!



Jenn Borjeson said...

P.S. You should link this up with Dilly Beans - Pink & Purple Challenge (we have a 10-challenge limit, you'd be just at it if you join!). xo

MaryH said...

Hi Sharon, found you through the Outlawz and hope you will come to visit me when you have time on your blogging journeys! Your card is so lovely, so much beautiful detail. I"m sure the recipient is going to just love it. You're doing fine as a new blogger. I'm new as well (March 2012). I just joined your site, so you're gaining followers! It's fun to blog and see people enjoy what you make. I read through your post about not ever feeling that your art is 'good enough'. Welcome to the world! I feel the same way! Maybe we can help inspire each other's confidence!! See you soon. TFS

Gemma said...

Beautiful card...

Thank you for joining us at Gem of a Challenge & good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Melissa said...

This is so darn sweet! All the detail and embellishments - it's just outstanding. We are so glad to have you join us at Dilly Beans this week! Check out my blog for a chance to win some Cosmo Cricket goodies -

Joanne said...

What an adorable card. fabulous colouring. so glad you joined us at Atcs/Cards with Attitude.

Chris said...

is it possible to not like this card? it's so soft, sweet and feminine. thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

Scratch Cards Printing said...

What a lovely card. So gorgeous design. I like the colors you've used and that image is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.