Well I don't know about everyone else but I'm sick and fed up of the rain now! My daughter had arranged a bbq and rounders game for Thursday night in aid of cancer research for around 60 or 70 of her work colleagues. It's taken weeks of preparation and what happens, yep you've guessed it - rain!!!!!! It's now been postponed until next week so fingers crossed for better weather.
On a brighter note, it's challenge time again over at A Gem of a Challenge and Christine's given you this great theme, although I had to keep checking to make sure I'd included all of the items below on my card :-)
BUTTONS, BOWS, BLING & BUTTERFLIES
You'll also notice on this card that I've got a couple of crochet flowers that I've layered up. Over the past couple of months, in between all my card making and the day job, I've been teaching myself how to follow a crochet pattern and mastering the stitches. My Mum taught me the usual granny squares when I was a youngster (which was quite a few years ago) and I was inspired again by the gorgeous work of Heide (BusyBeeMueller) over on DoCrafts. After trying out different types of threads and yarns, as well as size of hooks, these are the end result so you'll be seeing a lot more of these on my cards in the future! Why not pop over and have a look at Heide's gallery and check out here work? She's such a talented lady.
Anyway, here's my card for the challenge and if you need more inspiration why not pop over to A Gem of a Challenge and see what the talented Pink Gem design team have created too.
Stamp - Faye
Coloured with promarkers
Wings and cuffs glittered with:
Backing paper - First Edition - spring drop
Faux stitching - Marvy lePlume pen - peacock green
Liquid pearls - lemon yellow
Buttons, butterfly peel off & ribbon from my stash
Crochet flowers - handmade
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - glitter & pastels
Crafters Companion - time to embellish
Papertake Weekly - bingo (ribbon, free, blooms)
Totally Papercrafts - inspirational picture