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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Spring has sprung - again

Hi blog friends

I'm definately on a pretty card thing at the minute - my daughter wanted a birthday card for her mother in law and this is what she got!  Its another of those Lili of the Valley pretty girlies, they're always so easy to colour (I've asked for some of the new ones for my birthday next week and its a suprise which ones I get so I just can't wait).  I started off making this with the LOTV challenge in mind but didn't get it finished in time! not that it matters, but it did make me think outside the box a bit because it was a peaches and cream challenge. I haven't got those colours in copics so I went back to my promarkers and brought in more colour with my prismacolor pencils, I think it worked in the end.  I decided to go the whole fairy thing and give her a real helping of glitter - dres,s wings, shoes wand - the whole shebang as well as the roses, have to say I'm not usually a glitter girl but I did like what it did for this card, I don't think glitter photographs very well as its making it look sort of dirty - but I promise its not its lovely and glittery.

the inside

I don't always photograph the inside of the cards I make but this is such a sweet message I thought it need an outing!  It was cut very simply from spellbinders labels sixteen to match the front and the sentiment is from a Whiff of Joy text set of nine called Magical Wishes.  The tiny buterflies are a fikars punch I picked up in a local craft shop sale bin for 50p- bargin!

You can see the glitter better in
close up
What I did ......

Stamp - Lili of the Valley - pom pom
papers - first edition - spring feast
Card and MAM stamps - craftwork cards
Dies - spellbinders labels sixteen
Pearls - from my stash
Cream ribbon - carnmeal cottage
Tiny butterfly punch - fiskars
Banner dies- Whiff of joy
Glitter -Martha Stewart - topaz glitter glue
Tag - sizzix
Sentiment and stamping on tag - Dawn Bibby
Sentiment inside card - Whiff of Joy Magical wishes
Flowers - wild orchid and Prima
Coloured with copics, promarkers and prismacolor pencils

I'm entering this card for the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Things with wings (152)
The Poodles Parlour - Birthday (74)
Crafters Companion monthly challenge - Spring
Flutterby Wednesday - #193 - Spring Time
CES challenges - Flower frenzy

Well thats me for today

Going to try for another card tomorrow - so might even see you then?


Judith x


Cheryl said...

oh this is beautiful Hun,just love that image,and those colours are just perfect,hugs Cherylx

brenda said...

Your card is gorgeous Judith.

Thank you so much for joining in my Spread your Wings theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Danni said...

Beautiful card with such a sweet image! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Sue said...

Hi Judith, I love the card shape and the soft pastel colours! and isn't she an adorable fairy! beautiful papers and embellishments - the bunting and the delish flowers are all so pretty !!
Hope you have a good weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Judith just popped by to say Hello, I hope to get to know you better very soon as we are going to be Partners in
Hugs Mau xx
Love your pretty card, the papers and bunting are superb xxx

Jacq said...

Hi Judith,
What a Pretty little card!!! Love the gorgeous LOTV image, the dp, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx