This card was made using  new stamp I won as part of a very generous prize donated by Janlynn for a challenge at By the Cute and Girly.

She’s called Buttercup and is by Stamps Happen.I’ve coloured her with Promarkers and given her wings some magical fairydust sparkle with Diamond Stickles.Here’s a closer view:

I’ve inked around the edges with Scattered Straw,Dried Marigold and Broken China Distress inks.The papers are K & Co and the card is Core’dinations Gemstones.I created the flowers using Marianne Design Creatables Floral 1 Dies and added pearls to the centres.I stapled a piece of ribbon with a sentiment from a mini flower set I won in a forum challenge stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink.I didn’t know ’til today you could do that.Although I have to say I prefer the results from Versacraft pads – it serves me right for being too lazy to dig them out!I’ve also added a length of jute ribbon to give added texture.I’ve used a mix of a Lip Pattern corner punch and a Large Corner Rounder.

Here are the challenges that inspired me to make this card :

Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble:  with the theme ‘Spring Garden’

Cupcake Craft Challenges : ‘Make your own flowers’

Allsorts : ‘Petals and Pearls’

Totally Gorjuss : ‘Texture’

Flutterby Wednesday : ‘Sparkle’

Paperplay Challenges : ‘Shiny Happy People’

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: ‘Things with wings’

Crafty Anns Challenge : ‘Let the sunshine in’

Pollycraft Monday Challenge: ‘Anything goes’

By the Cute and Girly : ‘Fairytales’

I really have to apologise about the quality of the pics.They are as clear as a bell on my camera and computer but I’ve had problems all this week with Photobucket.Once I’ve edited a photo and sent it back to the ‘puter  I seem to be losing the sharpness of it.If anyone has any suggestions of anywhere better to edit them I’d be most grateful.The only thing is I’m a bit stingey so it would have to be free. 


Lisa x


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. margie c
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 02:34:40

    What a lovely card! I love the image and flowers all around!

    Picasa! I’m a huge fan of Picasa for pic editing and it’s free too 🙂
    I had the same probs with Photobucket, my pics would come out all hazy and blurry…

    Thank you for joining the Pixies this week 🙂
    hugs, margie


  2. Kim E
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 05:24:58

    What a beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful and I love all of your little added details. Thanks for helping us “let the sunshine in” at Crafty Ann’s this week. Hugs, Kim


  3. Ayelet (Jenny)
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 07:50:58

    Hi Lisa,
    Beautiful Card! I love the springy feel it has, and Buttercup is soo cute!
    Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck In the draw! X


  4. Beryl
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 10:16:02

    What a fantastic image. A truly ‘sunshine’ card. Love the layout and the bp’s too.
    Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann’s challenge.
    Beryl xx


  5. Ann Whitfield
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 11:13:57

    Absolutely beautiful and that is a lovely image. It’s certainly letting plenty of sunshine in! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann’s
    Ann x


  6. Rainbow Lady
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 11:52:15

    Very pretty card lovely and sunny. Thanks for sharing with Crafty Ann this week Love Cynthia x


  7. Chrissie
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 12:14:54

    Such a lovely card Lisa, your sweet stamp goes beautifully with those flowers. Lovely and summery!
    Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann’s challenge.


  8. Debs
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 12:40:01

    Lovely card, that stamp is fab x


  9. Brenda
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 17:04:20

    Hi Lisa

    Oh so pretty and what a brilliant match of DP’s for your image.

    Thank you for joining in my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week and also BTCG challenge.

    B x


  10. Lorraine
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 18:13:18

    Oh my this is a real beauty those papers, flowers and image make a perfect combination for letting the sunshine into our lives thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Crafty Ann’s
    Lorraine x


  11. Jodi
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 20:17:23

    This is a very cute image and I love the colors you used for your card!! Thanks for joining us at FBW!
    Jodi =)


  12. Julie M
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 22:26:50

    Very cute card, Lisa – the image is gorgeous – love all those buttercups.

    Thanks for entering my challenge this week on PaperPlay.



  13. Kat
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 22:43:55

    This is lovely. Love the texture. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x


  14. Kym's Crafty Cards
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 23:16:26

    Lisa, what a gorgeous card you have produced. It’s nice to put things we win to good use as well. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann’s Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx


  15. Chris Olsen
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 21:41:28

    Oh how pretty!! I just love all the yellow, the darling fairy and your dp and flowers. Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!


  16. Shelly
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 03:29:23

    Wow this is beautiful. The yellow really pops. Thanks for joining us Pixies. Thanks for the inspiration.


  17. Squirrel
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 08:44:16

    Great card, thanks for playing with us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Squirrel x


  18. freckleface
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 17:24:09

    Such a pretty card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs


  19. Shelley
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 12:20:36

    This is a gorgeous card and a great interpretation on the crafty ann’s challenge, thanks for joining in.
    Hugs Shelley GDT xx


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