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Monday, July 7, 2014

I love girly cards, flowers, butterflies, pearls and all things pretty!

This week the challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog is Anything Goes. I used this adorable image from Crafty Sentiments Designs named I Love Flowers.


I used an older piece of design paper for my background and a solid salmon and a solid soft yellow as layers. I love the color peach/apricot and I love this peach and soft yellow together! The paper doily is from a restaurant named '11:30 the Restaurant' in the Center where I work. I was taken there for my birthday by my friend, Bobbi, and they served us extra salad dressing with doilies under the dressings. I swiped the doilies cause I thought they were extra pretty! The butterflies (with a bit of stickles on the edges) are a die by Memory box, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I used a Stampin' Up punch on the sentiment. My flowers are from Wild Orchid and I used a button with the shank cut off and glued it in the middle of my bow (and colored with Copics to match my card). The pretty yellow pearls (pearls are my birthstone) are from Queen & Co.  I used two different washi tapes on the bottom of my image just because (If I could have thought of a good reason for using the washi tape, I would tell you!). Here's a close-up of this sweet image.


I colored my image with Copics but ran into a dilemma after coloring her pants. I had used Copic #RV32 and couldn't find a darker shade to use for shading. I took out my Prisma pencils and found #928 was a bit darker than RV32 so this card is a combination of marker and pencil. Oh, that little curl in the corner of the image--it's a leftover from when I used a corner punch a while ago.

Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs and the prize this week is this fabulous CD of digital papers.


The Design Team has made some awesome cards with Crafty Sentiments stamps to inspire you and with a challenge of ANYTHING GOES I know we'll have lots of entries. Remember, if you use a Crafty Sentiments stamp, there's an extra drawing for those cards!

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you enter the challenge this week!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                               Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly, Paper-crafting Journey, Divas by Design, Crafty Girls, Crafty Ribbons, Fussy and Fancy, Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, Sister Act, The East Wind, 613 Avenue Create (Create Your Own challenge: image, sentiment, solid paper, flowers, ribbon) , Pile It On, Ribbon Girls, Crafting from the Heart, Deep Ocean, Scrappers Delights, Art Impressions Stamps, Art by Miran, Fairytale Challenge, Fitztown, Crafting at the Weekend, Natalie and Amy's, Crafting Musketeers, Sisters of Craft, Cards Galore Encore, Dragonfly Dreams (Pearls are my birthstone), My Mum's Craft Shop, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craft-Dee Bowz, Ladybug Crafts, Die Cut Divas, Crafts for the Craic, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Creative Corner

38 comments:

  1. This is so cute, Gail! I love how you have arranged the flowers. I also love the colors and your coloring is super!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  2. I love you card Gail, wel done.
    And your flowers are beautifull.
    Hugs, Marianne

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  3. this is a gorgeous card Gail with this cute image.

    gr karin

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

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  4. Adorable card Gail. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.

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  5. Awh! This is so pretty Gail, love the image and your embellishments are lovely...
    I have become a follower as I think your cards are so lovely and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations...

    Thank you also for joining us this week at 'Papertake Weekly'... good luck with the challenge:)
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx (DT 'Papertake Weekly')

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  6. Gorgeous card Gail, love the image and the flower bg paper, fab embellies too, hugs, Colette xx

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  7. What a fabulous card! I love how you've kept the theme of the roses running through each layer and the bouquet of mulberry roses is stunning! Hugs, Tracey xx

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  8. What a cutie and such a beautiful layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxxx

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  9. This is so adorable Gail. Gorgous flowery paper, sweet image and fabulous details xx

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  10. Forgot to say - thanks for joining our last challenge at PCJ cc

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  11. Oh, this is just Gorgeous (with a capital G in case you hadn't noticed!)
    The colours are so pretty and I love how you grouped the flowers together, oh and that clever use of washi tape - brilliant :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  12. Beautiful card, love the colours, so clever to use the little scrap from the corner punch makes such a good embellishment. x

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  13. So very pretty, Gail! Adorable image, beautiful colouring, l/o and papers. These colours do look lovely together!
    Chris
    x

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  14. OH This is sooo beautiful!! Love the flower decoration with the bow, and the small butterflies are so sweet,
    Adorable image that is beautiful colored!
    Hugs Anna

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  15. totally beautiful card. i love copics to.. you colour so beautiful

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  16. What a super gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  17. Oh, this is a beautiful card! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July Challenge.

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  18. She is so cute. Great colouring and so much wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights

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  19. Hi Gail another beautiful card, your attention to detail is fabulous! Susan x

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! The colours are stunning, your image is delightful and the floral bouquet is perfect for your paper, beautifully done Gail
    Hugs Julie P

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  21. What a cute image and lovely DP! Love your coloring... :)

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  22. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous card love the sweet beautifully coloured image and papers,great layering and love the embellishments-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and joining in the Create your own Challenge option
    Carol DT x

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  24. Hi just popped back to say -thanks for joining us at CFTH
    Carol DT x

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  25. Great job with this sweet Crafty Sentiments girl. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sister Act. Cathyxx

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  26. Very sweet image, Gail, and colored perfectly!! I adore your flower bouquet and the little butterflies flitting around the card. I'm finding that I prefer pearls over gems nowadays, too, for some reason. Beautiful, stunning card and perfect papers to match. Crafty Sentiments is lucky to have you on their design team!! Congrats!!

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  27. Such an adorable image coloured beutifully x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

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  28. Love the image and your bouquet of flowers. Just lovely.
    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  29. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty- love the tiny butterflies and the detail you put into them
    Thank you for entering it in the Sisters of Craft Challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

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  30. Gail congrats and it is such a gorgeous card and i am your new follower
    Adhiraacreations

    Adhiraa@Facebook

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  31. This is gorgeous. Love the details with the bow, flowers and butterflies. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

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  32. This GORGEOUS Gail.... amazing job... xo Nikki

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  33. Fab project , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

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  34. Gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x

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  35. Gorgeous card. Love the papers, the image, your colouring, the embellishments, in fact - I love it all! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use A Stamp Or Digi #7 and Good Luck!

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  36. Fabulous card. Love it all...the colouring, the details and the layering.


    Thanks for taking part in the Craft for the Craic challenge with us.

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