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Sunday, 2 September 2012


Well there's several firsts in this card for me.  I've tried a new technique with the flower frame, which I picked up from my crafting buddy Wendy (aka Papersniffer), colouring black hair and dark skin and it's my first card for the Gems of Inspiration blog too.

It's always good to try and work outside of your comfort zone because if you don't you'll never know if you're any good at it or not, so the Pink Gem design team are all contributing to an inspirational blog spotlighting the designs from Pink Gem Designs with some ideas to get you started.  Why not pop over and have a look and see what ideas you can pick up from my teamies.

 Material used:
Stamp - Jada
Coloured with promarkers

Skin: Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna & Umber
Cheeks & lips:  Coral
Hair:  Cool Grey 1 to 5
Curls:  Black fineliner 0.3
Top:  Buttercup, Yellow & Sunflower
Trousers:  Tea Green, Pastel Blue & Denim Blue
Logo:  Poppy

Accented with glossy accents
Adirondack ink - sunshine yellow
Splodge-A-Mask - squares
Embossing folder - divine swirls
Stamp - letterbox set
Background stamp - bunch of flowers from the garden set
Adirondak ink - denim
Liquid pearls - silver pearl & lemon yellow
Sequins, gems and flowers from my stash

If you want to have a go at the flower frame please pop along to Wendy's blog where you will find her fab tutorial.  I'm sure she'd love to hear your feedback too!  It's easy to make and looks so effective doesn't it?  Thanks for the inspiration Wendy.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - free for all
Whimsy Stamps - lots of layers
Emerald Faeries - punches/dies
Creative Inspirations - bingo (pearls/flowers/blue)
Sweet 'n' Sassy - something old, new & blue
Southern Girls - it's all about the flora
Divas By Design - let's celebrate

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  1. Gorgeous bright card - love the flower frame xx

  2. Great make, love the flower frame & the colours are great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. This is gorgeous. I love the flower frame, the image is so sweet and the colours are really beautiful too.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    hugs Sue

  4. This is just gorgeous...fabulous image and colours.xxx

  5. Fab card, love the flower border, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  6. Fab card Sazzle, love the design and the colours. I have just ordered the letter box stamps... They look so useful. Have a good Sunday. X

  7. Fab card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  8. This is gorgeous, love the flower frame....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  9. Adorable card, love all the details!

    Thanks for joining us for the "Flowers" Challenge at Southern Girls this round!


  10. What a fab card, the flower frame looks great and thanks for the link back to my blog xx

  11. AWW!! She's so adorable!! What beautiful coloring and a darling layout too!! Thanks for your kind wishes!! HUGS

  12. what lovely bright colours used here. great use of lots of flowers. Thanks for joining our flora challenge over at Southern Girls XOX Tania

  13. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  14. This is so adorable! Love the all flowers and detail! Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC.

  15. Fab card hun love the flowers very cute thank you for joining our challenge at whimsy stamps



xx Thank you for all of your lovely comments xx