Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Flowers with Sparkle

Hello All,

Can you believe it's February already? What exactly happened to January, and more importantly why didn't Summer bother to turn up this year? It's been the most miserable cold and wet Summer in Sydney I can remember.

It's time for another challenge at Ruby's Rainbow and this time the theme is:


It took me a while to figure out how to tackle this one for my DT work, I like the occasional sparkles but my cards aren't very floral at the best of times. Fortunately I found some lovely paper flowers that I could pair with my new Magnolia Doohickey leaf die, a bit of KindyGlitz glitter glue and ta-da - sparky flowers. I also attempted my first very easel card and I'm pretty chuffed that it turned out how it was supposed to!

I made this card for my friend Amanda, who had her gall-bladder removed yesterday. Poor little kitten. She is only 34 and this is a life changing operation for her. A naturally petite person who never has to watch what she eats (insert chorus of "that's so unfair"!!!!) -  her diet consists of lots of the wrong foods. I think she is in mourning for many of her favourite dishes which she will now have to eat rarely, if at all.

This gorgeous image is Sick Lily from Pink Cat Studios. This is my second PCS digi stamp and I think I will have to add plenty more to my collection. They are so cute! She has been coloured with copics and die cut with my Spellbinders lacy squares.

I chose my DPs to best represent a living room, with swirly beige carpet and pink and white wallpapered walls. All papers are from Sassafrass Lass. Ribbons, flower brads and blue half pearls are from my stash.

To see what my teammates have created, and to add your own sparkly flowers creation, please visit us at Ruby's Rainbow.

Entered into the following challenges:
Hooked On Craft - Something Bright
Shopping Our Stash - People who need people
Kaboodle Doodles - It's all about the girls

and shared on Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes

Until next time,


Basslady said...

hun, your card is so makes me smile at once with this cute image!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lisa Minckler said...

I feel bad for your friend and I do hope her a speedy recovery. That's sad at the loss of her favorite foods. I'll join in the "that's no fair" chorus with you! I don't have to eat it, I can just look at it wrong and I'm instantly lugging it on my hips.
You're a wonderful friend and I'm sure this fantastic, sparkly flowered, amazing first time easel card, will certainly cheer her up!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Love your card Tracey, although I'm sure you'd rather you weren't making it for your poorly friend! Hope she makes a quick recovery. Helen x

Jo said...

Fab card, cute image, love how you've done the living room wall!
Get well wishes to your friend!
Hugs Jo x

Tracy said...

These colors just pop Tracey! Those PCS stamps are really cute. I have several including the boy version of this. Your sparkly flowers are really fun too. I see you've got this linked up at MIM too. Glad you shared it. :-) Hugs!

Chris said...

I hope your friend has a speedy recovery! Your card is sure to brighten her spirits. I love the soft colors,too! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


June Houck said...

Tracey, this is a beautiful card! Your easel has so many pretty elements: the flowers, ribbon, pearls, layered sentiment, and that yummy polka dot paper. So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash: People Who Need People challenge.

Unknown said...

What a sweet card. Your friend will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Unknown said...

Lovely card...Iparticularly love the pinks and how the flowers match so prettily....I am sure it will bring a smile to your friends face when she receives it. xxx

Alica said...

Very pretty! Love your coloring!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)