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Monday, 26 May 2014

CCM 116 Flourishing

I have been missing in action for a few weeks. I needed to make some drastic changes to my bedroom, where I craft, as I was feeling so claustrophobic in there. I used to have a filing cabinet for A4 papers, but it was tall, bulky, grey and ugly, and so it had to go, along with a huge computer cupboard which stuck out in the room far too far and ate up too much space.

I suddenly had a fit once I started pulling things apart and decided to decorate! Madness. It has killed my hand and really aggravated my osteoarthritis, so much so that colouring is now painful as is typing …… ‘so why are you wittering on so then’ I hear you mutter!

Anyhow the upshot was no blog posts for a few weeks, but I am back now with our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, which is to use one or more flourishes in your design.

CCM 116 Flourishing

I have used an image, Fairy Daisy. from our sponsor for this challenge, The Stamping Boutique and coloured her with promarkers and copics. As soon as I saw her I remember a gorgeous freebie embossing folder I got from Card Making and Papercraft and knew it would be perfect for her as it has the same style of daisies on it.

I embossed it and then coloured each of the daisies in with a combo of copics and pros. I added gems to the centre of the daisies, and to the daisies on the image, along with a wink of stella pen in clear to her eye makeup and wings.

The flourishes are from Tattered Lace, the large one, and Joy, the small ones. I cut them from the same shimmery lemon card that I used as a mat behind the image and embossed background, and then coloured them in with the same colours I used in the image.

You can’t see it too well, but I decorated her hair with little white dots using a sharpie pen. Have to say the sharpie pen is the best one I have ever found for adding white over your image!

I am entering her into the following:-

A Creative Romance – Girly Creations
Charisma Cardz – #11 May Flowers
Craftitude – #65 That’s Die-Licious
Crafting For All Seasons – #77 Things With Wings
Crafty Catz – #232 Embossing
Crafty Little Fairies – May: In the Garden
OSAAT – #214 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles – #20 Things With Wings
Stampin’ For The Weekend – For the Girls
Sweet Pea Stampers – Things With Wings
The Crafter’s Cafe – #64 Girly



  1. Oh what a sweet creation, Lin! So perfect for our Things With Wings challenge at Polka Doodles. Thanks for playing along.
    hugs, Asha

  2. love your sweet card thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers this week
    Rachel dt

  3. This is beautiful Lin. Love the gorgeous image and the design is fabulous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Lin, I hope you recover soon! I love your card, that image is so adorable & the flourishes are beautiful!
    THanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. This is a fabulous creation, Lin, with such a sweet image! I hope your osteoarthritis has calmed down a lot, so that you can enjoy crafting in your reorganised space!

    love Mags B xx

  6. Beautiful card love the colours and all the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  7. So pretty - love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge!

  8. I love how you have coloured the embossing. It looks fabulous and combined with the beautiful die cuts makes a wonderful backdrop for this sweet image. beautiful colour palette and love the Wink of Stella touches. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes/That's Die-licious challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.

  9. Super cut! Great with all the swirly flowers and pretty shimmery wings...

    Thank you for playing along with our Embossing Challenge this week at Crafty Catz!
    Good luck

  10. Stunning card, I love the soft greens and blues

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have Friday!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  11. This is so pretty Lin - I think those two colours on the daisies and flourishes are perfection! She is a great little image as well and I lurve the Wink of Stella in there.

    Thank you so much for joining us over on the OSAAT challenge this week. Lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'things with wings' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers this time and good luck!
    Sue x

  14. Such beautiful colours on this lovely card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Christine xx DT

  15. Gorgeous!!! All the coloring is worth it LOL...I did the same thing the other day, I crafted so hard I almost gave myself "claw hand"! I just love the diecuts. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG


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