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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Imagination In Bloom

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and enjoying the start of your weekend.  It was my big birthday yesterday and I had a lovely day.  I know I am being taken out tonight but no idea where I am going so that will be a nice surprise. 

But before then a new challenge is starting today over at  the Imagination Crafts challenge blog.  Our theme for the month of March is:
Imagination In Bloom
You can create any project you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.  So let your creativity go wild.  If you do use any Imagination Crafts product in your creation you will go in the draw to win a £40 gift voucher for Imagination Crafts.  Any entry is eligible to be picked in the Top 3.

Here is my inspiration project using a gorgeous stamp set, Clematis,  from Imagination Crafts.


IC products used

I stamped and embossed the main image onto white card and then watercoloured using mica powders.  I stamped a second image of the largest flower to add some dimension.  The background of the card was stamped using one of the smaller stamps in the set onto pink card using versamark.  I then went over with mica powders.  The corners were punched out and then it was matted onto some darker pink card.  The butterflies are also from the stamp set and were coloured using the mica powders over versamark.  You can't really see it here but the mica leaves a lovely shimmer to the card and I also added some stickles around the sentiment for added sparkle.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations.  Just pop over to the Imagination Crafts challenge blog to enter the challenge.  Don't forget to check out the fab creations from my wonderful teamies too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Make own background
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Something spooled (ribbon)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
Eureka Stamps - Add a butterfly
Kaboodle Doodles - Use ribbon
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting By Designs - Colours of spring
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment for a girl
Cute Card Thursday - Springtime
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Jellypark - Things with wings
Natalie and Amy - Flowers

47 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Mags, this is just so beautiful love the soft pastel colours and the beautiful butterflies.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kathryn said...

Stunning Mags xx just love the colours xx

Michelle said...

absolutely beautiful card mags. have a great time tonight. Michelle x

Avril Ann said...

Oh Mags, I love the softness of the colours here, Beautiful card hun xxx

Have a super evening hun xxx

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous Mags. So pretty xx Jan

rachel said...

so glad you had a good birthday Mags - hope you have fun this evening too! Love your pretty card - so gorgeous xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags,love the colours and image.
Have a lovely time tonight xx

Cheremane said...

Totally stunning Mags xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Beautiful card love the cols xxx

Annie said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes Mags x sounds like you have another fab day ahead. Love this gorgeous make for the March challenge...very inspiring....love it

Have a great weekend x

Sue said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Mags, I am pleased that you had a good day.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and such beautiful colours.
I hope you have a wonderful evening and enjoy your surprise!
Sue xx

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

A beautiful project. Love it. Chris x

alex said...

Such a gorgeous card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments
Alex x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card and colours Mags.

Hugs Julie xxx

Claire said...

This is really pretty - lovely colours. Hugs, Claire x

Rachael Evans said...

Really pretty card - gorgeous soft pastels. Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy birthday for yesterday Mags, hope you have a lovely time tonight. Your card is gorgeous what a beautiful stamp and love the sparkle! Susan xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is stunning Mags, gorgeous image and colours. Marlene

Sandra H said...

Mags this is truly beautiful x

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweets love the colours, hugs Pops x x x

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is so pretty Mags, I love the colours and the beautiful bow. Hugs Jennifer xx

Linda Palmer said...

What a gorgeous card Mags. I love the soft pinks and the beautiful papers. Wonderful card.

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations.
Louise x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So pretty, lovely flowers and colours

Carol said...

very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at 613 Ave Create challenge.

Susan Hogan said...

Firstly, Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good day. Your card is stunning and the colouring is beautiful as usual! Love the ribbon touch. Thank you for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox for our 'spooling' challenge.

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

Belated Happy Birthday Mags! love card. The main image is great! I love how you've decoupaged the flower, it gives so much dimension! The stamped background is also really nice! Thank you so much for joining our Make your own background challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
Mirella DK
DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

vinita jain said...

HI
This card is lovely. The pale pink colour and pop up flowers does wonders for this project. the glitter effect is so cool.
Vinita

pam hicks said...

so lovely and colours are fab, Thanks for joining Artistic Inspirations & Good Luck Pam DT x

Mad Moose said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is gorgeous I love the colour of that flower also the script background, those butterflies and bow look super.
hugs
lorraine x

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card love the design and all the mica powder and gorgeous flowers just lovely Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

KarenB said...

I love the dimension of the flower and the butterflies. I've never used mica powder before - you've piqued my curiosity and I want to learn more about it now :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Mags,
What a stunning creation! I love your water coloring and the delicate look to those butterflies. Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our "Things with Wings" challenge.
Hugs,
Georgia

Mel said...

thanks for joining us at creative moments... love the image Mel DT

Zella said...

STUNNING!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps!
Blessings,
Zella

verybellemakes said...

Very pretty floral card. Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

verybellemakes said...

Very pretty floral card. Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the very beautiful image and scrummy design.

Donna x

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Mags! The pretty butterflies are the perfect addition! Thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! The flowers and butterflies are stunning.

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Mags..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful flower card.
Gr Elly

Bad Kitty said...

nice card

Linda Palmer said...

Gorgeous card!! Beautiful work.

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers and color choices. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for any girl sentiment.

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful card - love the sweet l'il butterflies x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo