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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Bright and Beautiful

Hi Folks
Well it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day here.  The sun is shining and already quite hot.  It is my eldest daughter's birthday today.  She will be 27 which makes me feel quite old.  Where have all the years gone I wonder?  She is coming round tonight and we are going to have a takeaway so looking forward to that.

I am caught up on all my DT work so thought I would make a card to enter into the Little Claire's monthly challenge.  They have two prizes up for grabs this month and one of them is to be a guest designer for them in August and September.  A fab prize and would love the chance to work with more of their gorgeous stamps.

Here is the card I created using the sketch provided.

This little stamp called Spiky Flower is one of the first stamps that I bought from Little Claire.  I just added a touch of colour with my promarkers and then added some stardust stickles for added sparkle.  Not sure if the photo has really picked this up.  The papers were in my scraps box and I inked the edges with some distress ink.  Added a ribbon and bow, some flowers and gems to finish the card.  The flowers were purchased from Samaflora.  She makes some gorgeous flowers - here is the link to her Facebook page.  I also punched out some little corners for the image.  Do love this corner punch that I have and use it quite a lot.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do enjoy reading all your comments.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Little Claires - Bright and beautiful and sketch
Bunny Zoes - Layers
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi stamp
Divas By Design - Ribbons and flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Favourite things
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Catz - Stars or stripes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Pile It On - Add some flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes


Jan Ltc said...

It certainly is bright and beautiful, love it xx Jan

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Mags. I love the image and the design is gorgeous as are the papers.
Have a lovely evening with your daughter.
Hugs Sharon. x

Michelle said...

So gorgeous Mags. Lovely layout and best of luck in getting a chance to guest design with them. Happy birthday to your daughter. I hope her day is wonderful. Time does go really quick with the kids doesn't it. I'm noticing that with my son - Michelle x

Janette said...

Very pretty card Mags...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Mags, this is just so elegant and the bow very scrumptious. Just pink and greens is the perfect colour combo.
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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Mags, love the gorgeous colour tones.xx

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Lexie said...

So pretty and girly...love it. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

rachel said...

a gorgeous make Mags and good luck with the GDT thing - I'm trying out too - love their stamps!!! Big hugs rachel xx

brenda said...

Really like the layout/design Mags not to mention the pretty colour palette.

B x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Mags lovely design.
Hugs Julie xxx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Mags lovely design.
Hugs Julie xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Mags is your card

Judith said...

This is so pretty Mags and a great layout too - I know how you feel about your daughter being 27 - mine was 30 this year eek! Hugs Judith x

rachel taylor said...

lovely card I like the layout and the flowers thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

Jennifer Johnston said...

Beautiful Mags, so pretty and such lovely colours. The image is so delicate, love it.
Hugs Jennifer xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image and the colours.
Kevin xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation with gorgeous colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments this time...aNNie ♥{Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

Cynthia said...

Lovely design and fabulous ribbon, Mags. Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the bug this week!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card again Mags!!
Love the colors and your bow is magnificent!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Lynsey said...

This is such a great card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Mad Moose said...

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

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love the colours on this & the layout! The contrast of the spiky image works so well!
Dawn xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great use of the sketch, love that stamp and the colours good luck with the Gdt call. X

Diane said...

Such a lovely card Mags and great take on the sketch sweetie !! Thanks for joining us this month at Little Claires !!

Good luck !!

hugs Diane xxx

Cheryl First said...

Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the layout and pretty papers and your ribbon is so lush! Hope your daughter had a good birthday, Susan x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our July Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug! Don’t forget to check The Bug Blog for our 4th Annual Christmas In July Week long event!

Anna Jasiolek said...

Fabulous flowery card, love this layout and this beautiful and elegant bow. Thank you for joining our 'Flowers' challenge at Pile It On and good luck in the draw!
Anna xxx

TRACEY MO said...

What a gorgeous card love the image & colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us at scribble & scrap today

Tracey dt

Isobel said...

Super card
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore