Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Something Sweet...

I normally stay in a Christmas frame of mind for a week or more after Christmas and New Year, making a head start for the next  one (then leave the creations untouched for 6-7 months! ha ha).  but today I want share something out of the seasonal vein ... I guess a little Spring-ish (although I'm in the grips of an Aussie summer).

Using StretchNBubble's Flower Friend image...

Ingredients: White, Pink Cardstock; Glitter Pens; Glaze Pens; Pink Organza Ribbon; Pearl Strip; Clear Rhinestones...

First up - my apologies for the colouring in the photo - our natural light today is quite yellow... yay unpredictable summer sun!  I have coloured the image with a variety of glitter pens, and blended with a waterpen in some areas.  The wee ladybug is coloured with glaze pens, so she has a sweet shiny wet look.  After adding a pink matt, I wrapped a length of narrow pink organza ribbon, and fixed it at the back, then topped it with a strip of cream pearls.  I finished by adding some rhinestones to the corners...

I have entered this card into challenges at
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card (12/1)
That Craft Place - #2 Sweet Treats in Pastels (3/1)
The Crafty Pad - Anything BUT Christmas (15/1)
Whoopsi Daisy - Sparkle and Shine (3/1)

As our Stretch'N'Bubbles Creator is stretching her wings out of the digi world, she is offering you all a fantastic sale purchase..... do visit the SNB shop in our last few days together and spoil yourself!  Thanks for peepin'!

9 cared to share!:

That Craft Place said...

Such a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge!
Lisa xx

Diane said...

A lovely card Pauline !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Jennifer said...

This is so lovely, even with the lighting! I think it gives it a soft glow look. Beautiful flower and I love how you added the strip of pearls to your ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a very Happy New Year!
Holiday Hugs,
Karen C

Debbie said...

Very pretty card and love how you have used your ribbons. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge. :)


May said...

What a beautiful card, lovely flower, Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place, good luck, Hugs May x x x x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Trish and Treasure said...

Love the colouring with the glitter pens.I forgot I owned some of these pens ,I will have to get them out.Beautiful flower card and I love that sneaky ladybird!!

Tracey said...

I hope you survived the super hot day today - I think it was about 37C where you are. It's forecast for 39C here tomorrow - yikes. This is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Forum. I hope to see you there again soon,