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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunshine & Smiles

This card has been made for the Bearly Mine challenge who have a sketch to follow - I hope you like my interpretation of it!

The green backing paper is from the Nancy Watt collection and came free with a Making Cards magazine last year sometime and has been edged with Tim Holt distress ink - worn lipstick.  The flowered paper was also a free paper from a craft magazine, but not sure which one has been layered onto white card.

The image has been coloured with promarkers and finished off with a gem in the centre of the bow.  The edge of the image has been finished off with Tim Holtz distress ink - shabby shutters - and faux stitching with a gem swirl to complete.

I've used a Martha Stewart punch and an eyelet punch to make the border, coloured a piece of white ribbon with a promarker, threaded it through and finished off with a double bow.  The edges have been finished with Tim Holtz distress ink - worn lipstick.

The sentiment is from the Lily of the Valley "dreamy days" set, the flowers have been coloured using promarkers and Tim Holtz distress ink - shabby shutters - has been used around the outside.

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - sketch
Amber's Crafts - try a new technique
Freshly Brewed - flowers
The Pixie Cottage - paper piecing - WINNER
Simon Says Stamp - spring colours
Craft Us Crazy - spring
Dutch Dare Cards - spring has sprung
Little Miss Muffet - stitching
Pixie Dust Studio - lace it up
Just Add Ink - inspiration challenge


  1. This is a really sweet card! Love all the coloring you did and you can't ever go wrong with free papers, can you?! Really nice! Thanks for sharing your new technique with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. I hope you'll join us again real soon.


  2. Cute card! I love the threaded ribbon and the stitching looks great! Thanks for joining us in the Little Miss Muffet Stitching challenge!


  3. Beautiful. I love the lace punch with the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

  4. such a fab take on the sketch, and I love the image you have used…..
    Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


  5. So pretty.

    Thank you for trying out a new technique this week and sharing it with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  6. that's very pretty...
    thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

  7. Great card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  8. The card is gorgeous! I like girl!
    Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    With best regards,

  9. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with the Pixies this week, we hope to see you back again!

  10. This is lovely hun, is that Annie? I got a couple of images a while back of her :)
    Beautiful take on the sketch. Thank You for playing at Bearly Mine x


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