Sunday, March 01, 2015

New Challenge #126 at Glitter N Sparkle

Well this was a fairly nice week for me.
I finished my 6 weeks Back-To-Work course
and I am looking forward to starting my new Training.
Scary though it may seem after all this time,
having to retrain and possibly start a new career.
And all this and I'm still not sure if my body can
physically take what I'm wanting to do but only time will tell
I guess, so fingers crossed please everyone.

Well I was treated this week to a date with my mister
(why do we never make more time for dating)
to the Cinema,
and yes we went to see THAT film.
Was very surprised that he actually enjoyed it,
and stated that the plot line was rather good
(and he wasn't referring to the Adult Content)

Well I'm off to spend some more quality time with my beloved
as he is finally off work for a bit after
12 solid days of work.

So I will leave you with this weeks
 lovely Spring themed Project,
which I have again used a sketch.

The Theme at
Anything Goes

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Crafty Sentiment Designs who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Ike's Art who is offering

3 Images from their store.

Lacy Sunshine who is offering

3 Images from their store.

My Project this
week is:-

Dand E Lion Blooming Beauty Digi Stamp
from Lacy Sunshine
(our sponsor)

To begin with I used a Pre-cut White Card
On to this I place a 13cm Square of 
Dandelion Wrapping Paper
(Emily Burmingham).
Next I cut a 10.5cm Square of 
Mustard Yellow Card
which I cut diagonally in half.
And also a 7.5 x 8.5cm Rectangle of
Apple Green Card
For all of the Corners I used a 5mm Corner Punch
to round them off.

Using the Mustard Yellow Card again
I Diecut out the Oval Flower Frame
from the A5 Trims Border Set
(X-Cut XCU503057)

I then printed the Image
  on White DC Paper
and coloured it in
using my Promarker Pens

                                                           Skin -        Vanilla
                                                                              Blush (Cheeks)
                                                                              Dusky Rose (Lips)
                                                                              Apple (Eyes)
                                                           Hair -        Pastel Yellow
                                                                              Yellow (Bow)
                                                                              Mustard (Bow)
                                                                              Pear Green (Leaves)
                                                           Dress -      Lemon
                                                                              Pear Green
                                                           Shoes -      Moss

I then cut it out using the insert 
of the Oval Flower Frame Die.

I wrapped a Green/Silver Ribbon around the Card
(Boyes Haberdashery)
under the Apple Green Rectangle.

For my Flowers I handmade them, 
I remember seeing a video on You-Tube ages ago 
(sorry I can't remember which one).
I used White Crepe Paper 
and coloured it with my Promarkers.
Here are the Basic Instructions,
 A 2 x 1 inch rectangle 
(coloured with Gold)
A 10 x 1 inch Rectangle
(coloured Yellow + Gold)
A 8 x 1 inch Rectangle 
(coloured Pear Green)
A 20 x 1 inch Rectangle
(left White)
A 3 inch length of Green Flower Wire.
First I folded the 2 inch Gold Rectangle lengthways 
by a third and cut on the folded area,
then wrapped it around the Wire
Next I made wider cuts all along the 
10 inch Yellow Rectangle then 
wrapped this around the Wire over the Gold Paper.
(this makes the Flower)
For the Leaves I folded the Green in half to make 
4 x 1 inch which will give you 2 Leaves.
Then folded in half the other way,
then cut out a Dandelion Leaf Shape.

To make the Seed Head I cut all along both sides of the
20 inches then folded it 0.5 inch wide
concertina style. 
when all folded I wrapped a piece of wire around the middle
of the paper and just fluffed all the cut edges out.

And to finish off I used Holographic White Fluffy Glitter
on the Dandelion Seed Heads 
to give them a bit of dimension.
And round the Edge of the White Card
I ran the Gold Promarker Pen.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
Allways Something Creative - #94 - Spring Awakening
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - #6 - Flowers
Card Mania - #66 - Spring
Chocolate, Coffee + Cards - #85 - Layout 
(see above sketch)
Country View - March - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #268 - Use Your Dies/Punches
Doodle Pantry - #3 - Anything Digital Goes
Emerald Faeries - #65 - Yellow + Green
Inky Chicks - #47 - Flowers
Kraftin' Kimmie - #269 - Bright Colors
Mema's Crafts - March - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - #151 - Welcome Spring
Robyn's Fetish - #253 - Use A Digi
Sister Act - #95 - Anything Goes
The Paper Players - #234 - Spring
We Do Doobadoo - #4 - Spring Greens


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful spring card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  2. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish challenge. Marlene DT

  3. Adorable card Samantha. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  4. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CraftyCatz this week.....
    It's so pretty....x

  5. Beautiful card. I love the flowers also. Thanks for joining us this month at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC.

  6. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Use A Digi" challenge

  7. So beautiful and great coloring on your image! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge
    xxxx Anneke DT

  8. Beautiful card, love colours combo and flowers!!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  9. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you'll come again real soon. Good luck in the challenge.

  10. Hello Samantha.
    Wonderful looking card.
    Thank you for joining us this month at CVC.

  11. Nice card, love the soft coloring. Thanks for stopping by and playing along with Mema's Crafts.

  12. Beautiful creation. Gives such a nice spring feel! Thanks for showing it at Card Mania challenges! xx

  13. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen ASC-Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße, Manuela

  14. Sehr schön gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei ASC.
    LG Dreja

  15. Beautiful card, love the added flowers! Thanks for joining us for AIMPDC, hope to see you next challenge, Dawn Doodle Pantry DT

  16. lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at The Emerald Faeries. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Emerald Faeries

  17. So pretty- just love your flowers and lovely colour combo - thank you for playing along at Buckwells Craft challenge this month hugs Judith x

  18. Such a lovely cheerful card! Thank you for playing along at Buckwells Crafty Challenge. Sammy-x