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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Faye


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.



Materials used:
Stamp - Faye
Coloured with promarkers
Wings and cuffs glittered with:
Glamour dust - crystal & gold
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



xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

33 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card, and like how you've done the flower xx

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  2. aww soo cute love theimage and embellishments tracy

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  3. very pretty card,love your Crochet flowers sue xx

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  4. Hello...wonderful creation, love the desig and that fab crochet flower. so glad you could play along with us at TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS, x carol

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  5. oh wow! Such a beautiful card. I love the sweet image and your crochet flower is gorgeous. I'm a big fan of Heide's card too.
    Hope you have a great weekend
    Hugs Sue

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  6. Oh such a pretty card,love all the details.xxx

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  7. Gorgeous card and lovely image
    happy hopping
    Lorna xx

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  8. Aww this is gorgeous, love the flower :-) Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

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  9. This is sooo fab Sazzle....love how you used the buttons and those crochet flowers are supberb!

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  10. Beautiful card, well done on the crochet flower I am self taught also. Thanks for playing along at PFP and good luck. Jane x

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  11. Gorgouesly pretty card sweetie, love these colours and your fab crocheted flowers...clever girl :) Donna ♥ x

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  12. Gorgeous card and I love your crochet flower, I may have to have a go at these. xxx

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  13. What a cute image and I love the flowers

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  14. Oh Sazzle! This card is beautiful! I love your gorgeous crocheted flower! (Cheering and hand clapping over here!)And those pretty little buttons on the flowers are precious! This is such a pretty and delicate card that is sure to bring a gasp of joy to whoever receives it!
    I'm so sorry to hear that the weather has postponed your daughters fundraiser. I hope that the sun is shining brightly next weekend!
    Have a great weekend!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  15. Stunning card, sweet image, love the button flowers and your gorgeous crochet flower.
    Anne x

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  16. Gorgeous card, love the buttons on the flowers.

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  17. Gorgeous card great image and beautifully designed. Caroline xxx

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  18. Your card is stunning Sazzle I love your layout and wow your crochet flowers are amazing clever you xx

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  19. forgot to say I will keep my fingers crossed for your daughters BBQ xx

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  20. This is such a sweet card. I love the idea of using buttons as flowers.
    Heike xx

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  21. Fab detail - love the button flowers
    Linda

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  22. Sick of the rain too hurling it down as I type!!!! I too can only crochet sqares made my two grandaughters blankies and the youngest one3yrs won't go anywhere without hers.I love your crotchet flowers and could I be cheeky and ask where you got the pattern from please?
    carol x

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  23. Very sweet card, and love your flowers. x

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  24. Hi Sazzle, such stunning creations since my last visit, I have a wee award on my blog for you. xx

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  25. This is stunning Sazzle, love the gorgeous design and details.

    Donna x

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  26. Great little card love all the details.

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  27. So pretty! Certainly hits the spot! Lea xx

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  28. pretty card, i love it and thanks for taking part in the crafters companion monthly blog Louise xx

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  29. What a fab card, love the crochetted flowers.

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  30. What a sweet little creation. I love the crochet flowers too. I think the weather has cancelled everyone's summer:( can't even get the grass cut! Thanks for having me over at F&F. I really enjoyed it and thanks for your lovely comments.
    Hugs
    Pinky

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  31. Beautiful project! Love the button flowers and the crocheted flower is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

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  32. Gorgeous Card Sazzle.. fab design & colours.. Brillant flower.. Hope the rain stays away for the BBQ... hoping for sunshine Sat 30th my daughter gets married then... I've been a busy bee!! Hugs May x x x

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  33. Hi Sazzle gorgeous cute PG creation lovely colour combo & design love how you used the buttons for flowers..fab take on the recipe chall..

    smiles Christine x

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xx Thank you for all of your lovely comments xx