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Monday, 21 January 2013

Dream Valley 49 Girls, Girls, Girls

Wow it seems ages since I blogged!

A couple of weeks ago when I was about to start my New Year’s blogging I had a very bad stomach bacteria that laid me flat and left me weak as a kitten. Thankfully I am now over it and champing at the bit.

So my first project of 2013 is on behalf of the Dream Valley team and we would like you to create something on the theme of Girls, Girls, Girls. I don’t know if whoever chose this particular one is an Elvis fan, but that silly song keeps coming in and out of my head. ‘Goin swimming, in bikinis, a walkin’ and a wiggling by, yay, yay, yay ….. I’m just a red blooded male and I can’t stop thinking about girls’ Look how the world has moved on since the 60s when that was a hit, but boys still think mainly about girls and I guess they always will.

Anyhow I was rambling there for a bit. We are sponsored by Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps with 5 digital stamps from their extensive range.

DV Girls, Girls, Girls

For my card I used an image from the Crafter's Companion Swalk range of stamps that have just been released as digital images on a CD. These two little girls are meant to represent my best, and lifelong, friend Pam and I when we were children, she is the soft brown haired girl and I am the darker haired girl, and here we are swining away on the swings outside my old home. I have coloured ‘us’ in with copics, with some chalks for the background.


The papers are from Memory Box’s viola pad. The flowers were cut with Marianne dies in my new Happy Cut and the butterfly and small dragonfly are Magnolia DooHickeys.

DV Girls, Girls, Girls Image

The pin and the Magnolia berries are from my stash as is the crystal stem. The fabulous swirl diecut is a Memory Box die Riviera Corner.

I matted a layer of the Viola onto 6x6 cardstock and then trimmed up another in the pad using the Martha Stewart flourish punch, which I had been after for ages and ages and luckily they re-issued a short while ago.

I edged that layer and the layer beneath the image with glamour dust. Some faux stitching completes it.

The butterfly has ended up with different coloured card where it’s filigree patterns should be as I was trying to save time and cut two butterflies at the same time. When I peeled them out of the die, the filigree bits from the top piece of card had transferred themselves onto the bottom butterfly. So I left it there. Pam later told me that some of them had popped off in the post, so I should perhaps have added a little glue to keep them in place.

I’m entering this into the following challenges:-

Card Crafter’s Circle - #58 Layers

Color Me Creative Copic Challenge - My favourite colours (all shades of purple are my favourite colours)

Copic Marker Europe - #13 Anything Goes With Copics

Crafts and Me - #116 Something New (all dies cut on my brand new HappyCut)

Drunken Stampers - All That Glitters

I Love Promarkers - #151 Layer It Up

Stampin’ For the Weekend - Something Girlie

Stamping Sensations - Friendship

That Craft Place - New Year, New Goodies (all dies cut on my brand new HappyCut)

The Corrosive Challenge - #166 Put a Pin In It

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Stunning card Lin, gorgeous colours.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. This is such a beautiful card Lin. I love the swalk images, and you've coloured this one so beautifully, the colours are gorgeous and all the embellishments make for a beautiful card. I love the Riviera die, very pretty.

    Jo x

  3. Lovely card Lin, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  4. Beautiful card, love the flourishes and the marvellous colours on this card, Your colouring of the images rocks! Another fabulous piece of work!

  5. Delightful card! Love the pretty pin and all the fabulous dies! That delicate flourish is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  6. What a super sweet card, love those little images.Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  7. Aw, super sweet, i have a girlfriend that needs a lavender birthday card, and this would fit the ticket!!! Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle!

  8. Love your layout and purple with anything always works or me (-: So glad you played at Color Me Creative (-:
    Linda CMC DT

  9. Cute image and so pretty. Love everything that you added to the card as well. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  10. Fab card - I love that swirl x
    Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  11. Gorgeous card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place challenge blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry x


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