Tuesday, 8 July 2014


Tuesday is here again and the fabulous weather continues I have had a stinking cold and cough so haven't been swimming but the good news for me is I have been able to go walking and I have been clocking up about 3½ to 4 miles a day :) so long may the warm weather last!

Over at Top Tip Tuesday this time we have Elaine hosting the challenge her chosen theme isMagical
Ie, Fairies, dragons something like that....

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For my card I have used a pre coloured image that I won a couple of years ago from Nicecrane Designs, I have added to the image by shading and adding a background design too.

 My Top Tip is 
Add tracing paper over your papers to tone down the
colours to make it more pastel, you can see the centre flower is the same as the background green check but with the tracing paper over its muted.

The Flower is handmade just circles using my Nestie dies, I have sewn the tracing paper into place and this also adds some texture and the Blue pearls were white ones I have coloured with spectrum Noir pens.

Here are some challenges I am playing:

A & T Emerald Faeries -  Hip Hip Hooray ~ Birthday
Bearly Mine -  Let's go digital
Cards Galore Encore - Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp
Crafts and Me - Add Wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
2 Cute Ink Challenge -  Kids
Card Mania -  Circles
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Digi
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Make something from scratch - The Flower

Have a great rest of the week
hugs me x


  1. Hi samantha hope the cold improves quickly and i would much soon go for a walk with my doggie than go swimming but at least the weather is good. Beautiful card and love your top tip. Thanks for having me for this challenge as your GDT. xx

  2. This is just pure delight. Love the distressing and the layered flower.
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  3. She is ever so cute Samantha and I love the look that the vellum gives...great idea. Hope the cold and cough leave you soon!! xx

  4. She's lovely . I love how you've done the sentiment. Hope you're feeling better soon honey. xx

  5. That really makes a difference with the tracing paper on top doesn't it?! Such a clever idea and the blue/green combo is so pretty with that cute fairy :-)
    Hope you feel better soon and that the lovely weather continues...hmm, except that it has been raining on and off here all day :-(
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  6. This is adorable and a great tip too. Hope you are feeling better. Elaine

  7. Lovely card, your flower is beautiful and I love how perfectly you've matched the pearls to the rest of the card by colouring them. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. This is such a sweetie...the image is super cute and the papers are fab!

    Thank you for joining in with the cuties xx

  9. Such a lovely card and that handmade flower sets it off just right. Thanks so much for joining us over at Bearly Mine Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  10. Me again, wonderful sweet card lvoe the colours too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  11. so gorgeous samantha.really pretty fairy and i love your fresh colours.i hope you are feeling better now.i love walking, you can`t beat it.i would love to swim but chlorine doesn`t like my skin :S

    xx coops xx

  12. Oh this is so sweet Samatha! Thanks so much for joining us for our Kids challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hugs Deb

  13. This is just beautiful! Your coloring is very good! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Card mania challendges.

  14. Samantha, I hope you feel better now. It's been fab weather and your card is delightful. It looks very light and sweet. Colours are beautiful together and sewing is a very good method to put things together and also embellishes the creation.
    Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #7 "Use Stamp or Digi Stamp". Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!
    Annemaritta - CGE DT

  15. Love it! Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. Love the image and innovative flower. Jacqui DT Bearly Mine

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x

  18. What a great image to have won, it has beautiful colours and I love what you've done to the background to make it match. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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