Saturday, July 05, 2014

Summer Fun

Well it's not Summer here, and I haven't been having a great deal of Fun... but that's the theme of the new Challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, so I'm going with it :-)  BTW, this is a loooongggg post!
The time has so got away from me that it was Thursday midnight before I remembered that the challenge was starting today... didn't leave me a whole lot of time but there's always enough time for an easel card I reckon, lol.  Luckily this image "Butterfly Fairy", available here, was sitting printed and ready to colour so she's "it"!  Allsorts Challenges has Fairies and Crafty Creations has Things With Wings for their challenge, so I'm entering there.
Bearly Mine Challenges wants us to go digital, easy peasy, and Delightful Challenges wants us to use our Favourite Things, that would be digital images and nice fresh papers ... ooh, and Copics; which I coloured with, adding lashings of Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder to her wings - and to the little butterfly that I painstakingly cut an extra wing for to give extra dimension... and it hardly shows, lol. Corrosive Challenge wants us to use our Favourite Colouring Medium (Copics) so I'm in while Hobbycutz and Sweet Stampin' want to see Pink, so in there too :-)  
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Fine and Sunny collection, nice and Summery, he he; I'm entering  Little Red WagonMy Mums Craft Shop and Crafty Little Fairies Summer Challenges as well as Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  
The white mats are cut with Spellbinders Floral Ovals, using glittered cardstock, the blue cardstock is from my stash.
I followed the fab sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and paper pieced and popped up on foam dots the clouds in the top right corner to fit with the sketch, sorta kinda, lol.  I added Stickles to the one cloud, it's nearly the same as the EP. Bunny Zoes Crafts want to see our Layers, here's mine :-)   
The flowers are from the Ribbon Girl and Mulberry Crafts, the organza ribbon is from my stash, I smothered a piece of Card Candi in Stickles and added it to the centre. Divas by DesignPaper Crafting Journey  and Craft Your Passion have Ribbons and/or Flowers challenges so I'm entering them.
The inside uses more of the Fine and Sunny paper and the strip at the top was one of the die cuts that came in the pad. The sentiment is computer generated, if you'd like it grab it here or from my freebies page, don't forget to click on it to open before downloading to give a better version :-)
Tuesday ThrowdownPaper Creator CraftsThat Craft PlaceThrough the Craftroom DoorPapertake WeeklyAud Sentiments and Catch The Bug all have Anything Goes Challenges running so I'm entering them too.
That's it for today's card, check out the rest of the Design Team's work, fab as always, and I hope you get to join in the challenge with a great prize from the Cutting Café 
I seriously promise to be back soon with one of the cards from my drafts - though I have made my first crossover card and I'm so pleased with it that it may jump the queue, lol
Talking of Crossovers, one of the things that has taken up my time, along with continuing health issues, (sick babies not just me, lol) and it being the end of the Financial Year (every Bookkeeper's stressful time) is MY NEW CAR. Here's a "few" pics taken at the car yard before the plates ... oh, and the sidesteps - I am short and the car is not, lol - were put on
Now, I should say at this point, that as mentioned in a post some time ago, new car not my idea!  Hubby has been angling for a new car for me (he got one in May!) for two YEARS.  Mine was 10 years old, but only has 77000 km on the clock, and is immaculate; it sits sad and neglected pending sale on our spare driveway, poor thing.  I've got to say, the new one is pretty spiff.  
This is my first ever new car, it has all the fruit; leather interior,  panaromic sunroof, Sat Nav, Blue Tooth  and so on... all I've got to do is learn how to use it all, lol!  and it's a dream to drive.  I am, despite myself EXCITED!!  We got a 7 seater so we can take the family out with us - but as the booster seats have to go in the middle row, it's short straws for the third row, lol.  It's a toss up between the short (my folks) who fit better and the fit (my sons and DIL) who can actually get in easier!!  We haven't even got baby seats yet, so no rush for straws, lol.
That's 10 km on the clock... just over 5 miles!!!
How lucky am I... and maybe now I won't be getting dragged around car yards every weekend, lol
Anyway, I really will be back in a few days, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Desire Fourie said...

Just soooo pretty and girly with a delightful summer feel. Congrats on your new wheels.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the image and beautiful design. Love the car too hun.

Donna x

Rosanne said...

Such a pretty, summery card! She is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

Di said...

Hi Donna
Your card is awesome, i love the summer colours, really stunning and so is your new car!! enjoy!!
Big Hugs Di xxxx

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

wonderful card design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty Donna. Gorgeous papers/image and your colouring is awesome. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey for our very last Challenge.
Cathy DT Member

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love the whimsy of this card. The image is beautifully coloured and I love the sparkly wings. The papers are fun and your embellishments work beautifully. Love the lacy frame around the image with those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for playing along with our Ribbon Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. I hope we see you again soon. Congrats on your new ride!

Melanie Smith said...

What an amazing card....I adore the image and how your have created this card. So sweet! You car is SWEET as well. Thank you for playing along with us over at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon. Melanie, DT

Mari K. said...

Lovely card, I love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug this week, hope to see you again soon!
Mari K.
Bugaboo DT

Pulsatilla said...

Oh WOW - your card is amazing, I love the colors and the image - its so wonderful. I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design Challenge!!! hugs, ANDREA

debby4000 said...

Adorable, fabulous card.

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous card hun u did a great job and thanks for linking up at Tuesday Throwdown hugs Judith DT x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card...and colours...just love the rainbows too.

Congrats on the new wheels !!

Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion (sorry my comment is a bit late) Lynn, CYP DT

brenda said...

So very sweet Donna and perfect for our theme.

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts Fairy challenge this week.

B x

Kat W said...

A beautiful card and just perfect for our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies - thanks for sharing with us!
Kat x

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely easel card and great colors. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

thecraftycavalier said...

Stunning card! Fabulous image teamed perfectly with those gorgeous papers! Beautiful. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Little Fairies, Jayne x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

You car is gorgeous, love the colour & only 10km fabulous...stay safe in your new toy xx

Love you card, those papers are so scrummy!
Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a beautifully coloured image and pretty papers - perfect for our Let's go digital challenge at Bearly Mine Designs this month.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

cotnob said...

Hi Donna, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments with anything goes challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Hazel said...

What a sweet image. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x