Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Dragon Bearing Flowers

Do not adjust your computer screen, I really am back for the second post in just two days. How I wish I could blog and card make this frequently more often, if only I didn't have to work!

Speaking of work, today is a momentous occasion, for I started a new job today. Instead of marketing salt, gravies and cooking aids, I will now be do the marketing for a premium bread brand. I am very happy to be in a new role in a new company, and out of the toxic environment I battled for the last 6 months. Sadly I am back to the horrible 1.5 hour commute each morning but it will be a small price to pay to enjoy work again.

Anyway, enough about me, for this post is about the new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and this month our theme is


Now it's so nice to be part of a UK Design Team to 'experience' life on the other side of the world. Obviously it's Autumn here in Australia, but seeing all the Spring themed work from my teammates really made me wish it was Spring.

I chose to do a Mother's Day card for my DT work, getting in nice and early for Mother's Day in Australia which is in May.

Now if I was to ever meet a dragon I'd like for it to be this fellow - Fergus from Wild Rose Studio. Isn't he the cutest?? I usually colour this little fellow in greens and pinks but thought I might try something different for this one and used greys, beige and red. I'm not convinced I like it yet.

I hope you'll visit the Sparkles Challenge blog and enter your own Spring or Mothering Sunday creation. Our sponsor this month is Di's Digis and they are offering a $10 prize to our lucky winner.

I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenges- Mother Goose or Fairytale
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Mum's the word
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Things with wings
Lexi's Creations - Mother's Day
Craft Your Days Away - Mother's Day

Until next time,


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo & those papers are fab!
hugs shell xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Tracey, I love all the background and the image is very cute! xx

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Tracey!! How cute is that image and wonderful papers! Pami x

jackiescrafts said...

This is a great card Tracy and I love your dragon image it's cute

Jackie x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracey this is gorgeous! Love that cute image + your great colouring. Love the layout too! :)

shaz earl said...

Gorgeous card Tracey love the bps and that dragon is so cute, i like him grey :)
hugs Shaz x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Tracey...I love the image and the papers are beautiful.
Debbie x

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Lisa Minckler said...

Awww, even dragons love their mommies. This card is adorable!!

julie_woolston said...

Such a sweet image and lovely colour combination.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Margaret said...

This is so sweet! LOVE the adorable little dragon and how thoughtful is he with that lovely bouquet for his mother! Great colors and paper on this too!
Best of luck with your new job! It is so important to enjoy what you do!

Jo said...

He's the cutest little dragon i ever did see!Gorgeous card and good luck in your new job!
Jo x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the little dragon image and the papers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lexis hugs Susan x

ps good luck in your new job xx

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Tracey,love the cute little dragon and your colours are lovely...Hope the new job goes ok...Sending a big hug and pat for Loki,still as handsome as ever I love seeing his pic when I visit...
Mandy x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Lovely card Tracey and welcome to our Spring! Please look at my blog 'cos I've got something there for you! Helen x

Marjorie said...

What a lovely image, and coloured so lovely too! beautiful flowers and papers..