Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bella, Blossoms, Butterflies and Bling

The card I have today came about when I was showing my sister how I colour my images... she used to come to my Decorative Painting classes, and still paints up a storm but has never used Copics or Prismacolor pencils and was interested to see how it works ;)   
I had this cute image printed and ready to go, it's Bella's Flower from Sassy CherylFab'n'funky Challenges has Cute and Cuddly so I'm entering there 'coz Bella is Cute AND Cuddly. As I said I coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, then fussy cut Bella and her cute little bug friend.
I made my favourite kind of card; an easel!  The papers are from a pack I got in Spotlight called Gelati.  Simon Says Challenge is to use a Bit o' Green and Crafty Creations has Show us some Green - plenty of green here, I'm in ;)  
I cut the image panel with Standard Circle Nestabilities and the mat with an Mpress Scalloped Flower Die. Totally Papercrafts has Punch It (Use Punches or Dies) as their theme so I'm entering there and The Paper Shelter has the same, so in there too. 
I made the larger flowers using a Nellie Snellen punch, and the smaller ones using a punch from my LSS shaping and  colouring them with some light yellow ink before heat embossing them with iridescent sparkle EP (those tiny flowers were FIDDLY!) I then added centres with pearls from my stash that I coloured to suit with Copics.  
Sassy Cheryls Tuesday Challenge theme is Flowers Flowers Everywhere, Addicted to Stamps has Bring on Spring (lots of flowers), My Mums Craft Shop has Spring has Sprung, Allsorts Challenges has Springtime, One Stop Craft Challenge has Spring and Oozak has Anything Goes with Spring; so I'm entering all those.
I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut the butterflies before giving them the same treatment, the leaves are from a punch I've had for yonks.   Cupcake Craft Challenges has Sparkle, Corrosive Challenge has Sparkle or Glittter Digital Tuesday Buttons or Bling - obviously I'm going for BLING ;)
I added a jotting panel to the inside of the card, the ribbon is from my stash, and the sentiment is a die cut from Craftworks Cards, the edges are embossed with the same Iridescent EP as the flowers and butterflies.  
Bearly Mine Challenges has Mother's Day or for a Special Lady, as does Creative Craft ChallengesJoanna SheenTotally Gorjuss and Crafts 4 Eternity so I'm entering there.  Papertake WeeklyCraft Us CrazyStamping With The DragonColour Me Copic and That Craft Place all have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm entering there too.
Well that's it for today's card. I'll be back soon, until then Happy Crafting, Donna

34 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

how refreshing and a cute image on a perfect easel
Hugs Kate xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such an adorable image gorgeous card Ginny x

Shirley said...

This is such a pretty card, and the dog is absolutely adorable! Thank-you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and fabulous layout. Your flowers are beautiful.

Thank you, also, for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
Sue xx

Jackie said...

Fabby colouring of the dog, gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this week. Jackie DT

sari said...

Such a sweet and adorable card! Love the colors and touch of sparkle! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Kellie Tannahill said...

Always love your work, esp this

having a {me} day said...

Beautiful card, lovely fresh colours. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Spring
Hugs
Dewi

brenda said...

Your card is so pretty Donna and full of Springtime, just perfect for our theme this week.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and what a sweet image.
luv
Debby

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a beautiful easel card. Super fun, beautifully colored and oh, so lovely. Love it.
Thanks for playing along with the Sassy Cheryl DT this week.

Laine said...

This is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.
Laine
xx

Ann English said...

Oh, Karen, this is fabulous! I love your card design and you've done such a great job coloring little Bella! Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Hello dear Donna, I wanted to thank you so much for your encouraging words and compliments you left me on my blog. It was so nice to read and made me feel so much better. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Your new card is absolutely beautiful! I love how you colored the puppy in, the design papers match wonderful.

hugs and hope you have a great week.
Claudia

Sanja Grdinić said...

A very cute card, indeed! :)

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, love the cute image and colours...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image and fresh spring colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Donna, I saw your card on the Sassy Cheryl Blog and just had to come take a closer look at your wonderful card. Lovely coloring and design. joann sassy raggedy

Joey said...

Donna I absolutely LOVE this card, great design and colourwork. Thanks also for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

Samantha said...

Hi Donna, LOVE your card so cute and love the style of card and your colouring too! Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

Kim said...

adorable card! Gorgeous papers. Glad you joined us at Color me Creative Challenge.

Pat said...

Hi Donna! How fun to craft with your sister!! And what a fabulous card you've made! I love this little Bella...and your coloring is gorgeous!! Love all the green too! I'm so glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Merkkari said...

Wow! Your layout is absolutely stunning. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week, hugs Merkkari

Olga said...

Very nice card and image and your coloring! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Donna & your colouring is perfect :o)
I hope you're having a lovely week.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

cheiron said...

Wonderful pup image and great folded card. Thanks for playing along with the Bit O'Green Challenge this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in at Joanna Sheen! xxx

Dana said...

Aww....this is so cute. Thanks for joining us at CMC.y

NancyD said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Donna, so cute & pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx

Magpies Delights Crafty Home said...

Beautiful easel make xxx Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at That Craft Place (((((HUGS))))), Caroline xxx

Ruza Rebel said...

What an adorable card! Love the image, the DP, your layout, and the shimmery flowers! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
Ruza, CDT

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Adorable Donna, just love this one!!