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Sunday, 9 January 2011

Glitterbabe #26 Rose Bouquet

I made this card using a lovely digi from Glitterbabe which was a freebie from I Did It Creations blog last week. They give away free digi's which the DT have used in their sample cards. I had intended to get this card linked up to go in the last challenge but the light was awful and I couldn't take a decent photo. I suppose that's what we get for the nights drawing in so early at this time of year, not great for taking photos with glitter on !!

Anyhoo I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers and added lots of stickles to the flowers and bow. The base of the card is covered with a spotty paper from the Papermania Summer Blooms pad and the green is from the Papermania Rose Garden pad. Both have been edged with ink to make the panels stand out more. I used the sketch layout from Glitterbabe's current challenge #26 so I don't feel quite so bad about missing the IDIC challenge.

The lace is a gorgeous find. It was in one of those bargain bins at a local haberdashery as there should have been a ribbon threaded in the centre so was really cheap. It is great for me though as I can easily thread a narrow ribbon through it from my stash mountain. This ribbon was spotty on one side and plain on the other. The spots didn't look classy so I opted for the plain and I am much happier with it.

The little tag, I am so proud I used it. It is from Craftwork Cards and I bought a load of bumper items in the sale YEARS ago and I ashamed to say the majority has never been used. One of my missions this year is to use up stash that I have hoarded for a very long time, hopefully to make more cards for general occasions so that I have them ready and to send Thankyou cards more than I ever have. I never have any in my box so end up not sending them and I should break that habit. I have attached it on with a bit of paper string and attached one of my gorgeous but hoarded Papermania pearl brads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

54 comments:

Caryn said...

Wow, what a stunning card - so vibrant. Thanks for joining in at Passion for ProMarkers.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Tanya said...

Beautiful card!! Great color choice.

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Mandy said...

Hi Mandy,

Your card is stunning! I agree, it's very rewarding to use up stash that's been stored for sometime.

Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card Mandy. The lace just sets it off nicely. Thanks so much for your entry Love Cynthia x

Dawn said...

Great card! Love the colours! I agree with your resolution to use up old stash!!!I love a bargain too!
Thanks for playing along at Digi's With Attitude! this week! Hope you join us again!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Juls said...

this is so sweet! Love how you have threaded the ribbon round the lace! Hugs Juls

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA "Something New" Challenge! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow mandy! it's gorgeous! and look at all those challenges you entered! holy moly!!! thanks so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

hugs :)

almondeyez2000 said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks for playing with us this week at "The Shoe"!

-Tanisha

Dawn said...

Holy Smokes- that is a lot of challenges!
Wonderful card with Stef's image.Just beautiful.
Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co this week!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a darling card. Love the ribbon weave in the trim. So pretty and feminine. Please come back again soon and visit us at Claudia & Co.

Smiles!
Gwen C&Co.

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Mandy. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the colours and the glitter. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Marianne said...

Beautiful card! Love how you weaved the ribbon!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!
Marianne

joey said...

Hi Mandy

this is so pretty, a gorgeous design I love the ribbon running through the lace, thanks forjoining us at inky impressions

Joey x

Jen said...

Lovely card, the ribbon and lace set the image off so well. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Jennifer said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at DWA!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. I really like the lace and ribbon too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

coops said...

gorgeous card mandy.i love the image and polka dot paper and beautiful colours.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

What a stunning card, lovely fresh colours.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and fabulous dots, thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Hi Mandy
a gorgeous card, pretty design, luv the ribbon detail, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Spyder said...

Lovely card! It looks real! (If you know what I mean!) Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's "New Beginnings" Challenge this time round, hope to see you again, don't forget to come back and vote on Friday for your favourite card and ask your blogging friends to vote for you!!

((Lyn))

Gro said...

Beautiful card. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful little card - thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Netty said...

Very beautiful~! I love that little tag :).
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Regan said...

Sweet card! Lovely image and that ribbon certainly was a find! :)

Sara said...

So sweet! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

Dena said...

How pretty!
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Scrappin Chris said...

Hey Mandy when you said you get one card to fit many images Dang girl you sure do. Thanks for playing along at Glitterbabes.

Chris

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Mandy, love the colour combo and threaded lace. Thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Ribbons and Pearls Challenge, take careX:)

Claire said...

Wow, fab card! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll, Rainbow Lady's challenge and Digi's with Attitude! this week
Claire xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Ah this is great thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady and MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Suzi said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely work.
Hugs
Suzi xx

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the pink polka dots. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

karen said...

Very pretty card, love the ribbon and lace detail, thanks for joining us over at fab n funky, Karen

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a pretty card!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Girly Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

MommaJess said...

This is so simple and sweet. I love effortless cards like this. Thanks for playing along with our Girly Challenge over at Card Makin' Mamas!

Good luck and I hope to see you next time.

Jess

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Pretty card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Sammi said...

This is really gorgeous!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions for the ribbon and pearls challenge :D
Sammi
xx

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

*Vicki* said...

Hi Mandy!! WOW! Your card is just precious!! I love the ribbons woven through the lace!! Thanks for joining with us at Inky Impressions! Please check out the challenge for today!! HUGS

racinggrandma61 said...

Adorable. Love the colors. Great job. TY for joining us at Stamp n Doodle challenges and be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Anne said...

Very pretty and I like the little tag!

Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!
Hugs
Anne

Brandi said...

Very cute ~ love the sparkle! :) Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Hey Mandy! Beautiful card. So glad to have you play along at STAMP-N-DOODLE & FAIRY KNOLL this week:)

Cat said...

How pretty! Love the ribbon and lace! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust!

dragonllew said...

Great card love the ribbon & lace thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!
Jenny x

Tazza said...

Wow! now that is a Challenge list! LOL Great Job on the card, love the stamp. thanks for joining us at Digi's with Attitude!
Tazza
DWA DTL

Tazza said...

I love your card, Stamp is great and I do love glitter. sorry if this is a double post but i thought I commented but now I don't see it! LOL...
Thanks for joining us at Digi's with Attitude!
Tazza
DWA DTL

Poppet said...

Great card Mandy, love the glitter on the image and the pink lace looks fab.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Faith S. said...

Beautiful card!! And your blog is lovely! Thank you for joining us at Card Ideas!