Thoughts of Summer

I can’t believe we’re into the third week of Pear Tree Designs challenges – think it’s definitely a case of time flies when you’re having fun!

This week’s challenge consists of a sketch with the twist of including some flowers in your project.Here’s the sketch:

A rather gorgeous stamp by Pink Gem Designs is being offered as the prize so why not visit the challenge site to take a peek at her and take part.You’ll get to see the other DT’s fabulous creations too!

I’ve been desperate to ink this little beauty up for the short while I’ve owned her so I grabbed the opportunity as I had quite a few challenges in mind that I could enter using her.She’s a C C Designs Swiss Pixie and I’ve coloured her with Promarkers.I was going to use the Out-of-the-box technique so that her legs stuck out over the edge but I decided to cut her out and mount her on foam pads over a Nestie cut scalloped circle that I had embossed with my new Kassie’s Brocade Cuttlebug folder for something different … And not because I’d stamped her too close to the bottom of the card and cut the bottom scallops off.Ahem *moves swiftly on*.I’ve layered this onto a larger scallop and pierced around the edges.I then took a strip of card , punched the bottom edge with Martha Stewart’s Hydrangeas punch, scored some lines,added some more piercing and rounded the top corners.The paper is K & Co and I’ve stamped the greeting from the Siwss Pixies set and coloured the flower with Promarkers.I cut the two flowers with  Floral Dies 1 and the swirly leaf  from Ribbon Flower 3 dies by Marianne Designs Creatables.The flower gem has been tinted using a Promarker.Diamond Stickles have been used to pick out the embossed circles on the flowers,the centres of the flower in her hair,the one on the sentiment and her wings.Here’s a closer look:

She looks very thoughtful laid among the flowers and the greenery.There’s nothing I like to do in the Summer than relax in the garden,soaking up a few rays lost in my own world.Mind you it doesn’t last very long – one of the kids always wants something.Bless them!

The challenges that helped with the creative process are :

Creative Card Crew – Pink and Green

Little Red Wagon -Altered Embellishment (Gem and flowers)

Stampavie and more – Summer

Your Next Stamp – Use a border punch

Charisma Cardz Challenges – Flowers

Everybody Art Challenge – Summer

Meljen Designs – Dry embossing 

Pixie Dust Studio – Punch it out

E.C.P. – Green

Stampin’ for the Weekend – Summer/Travel

Our Creative Corner – Summer Inspiration 

Crafty Ho’s Challenge – Anything goes

Cupcake Inspiration

Sentimental Sunday – New  (stamps and folder) or Neglected (paper).

Sundays with Crissy– Relish to embellish

The Corrosive Challenge – Die cuts

Busy Beauties Creation Station – Anything goes

Alphabet Challenge – F is for Flower

Ai Factory Challenge – Anything goes with a punch

Stemple-Magie – Flowers

Paper Makeup Stamps – Flowers

Oh Alice! – Show us your muchness (I’d say this card is typical of my signature style plus the cute stamp,Promarkers and Stickles)

Caardvarks – New (stamps and folder)

Craftalicious – New (same reasons as above)

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays – Handmade embellishment (flower)

Tuesday Throwdown – Trees and Nature (flowers and colours)

Paper Play Challenge – Flowers and Sparkle

Cupcake Craft – Dazzle Us


Lisa x


39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. debby4000
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 11:25:37

    oh wonderful card , beautiful cute image and fab colours too.


  2. Avril
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 12:03:00

    This is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon this week!


  3. Alex
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 14:52:15

    very cute image!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex


  4. Rachel Hope
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 16:29:17

    Adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!


  5. Anesha
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 18:56:10

    Really sweet card, lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Anesha


  6. Faye
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 21:42:02

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh! What a pretty card, loving the image! Thanks so much for playing at Charisma. x


  7. Lisa M/Lisabee
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 21:42:22

    It’s a very sweet card! Thanks for joining us in the PMS June Release Party Challenge #2!


  8. Ida
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 22:31:17

    Totally adorable.


  9. Melanie
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 23:58:39

    Hi Lisa! This is just lovely…the image, the colour combo, the layout…gorgeous! I really love the touch of glitter on her wings. Thanks for playing along at Sundays With Crissy!


  10. Leah C.
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 01:07:16

    Such a sweet card! Your coloring is beautiful…thanks for joining us at TT!


  11. Georgia Ehrmann
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 01:22:40

    so very pretty and that image is delightful! Thanks for taking the challenge at AiFactory this week!


  12. Chelsea
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 01:53:16

    Hi Lisa, gorgeous card. Pink and green, my favorite color combo. Your work is beautiful.


  13. Davi
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 02:54:52

    Great job…very pretty dp, border and image. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.


  14. Lauren
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 03:35:29

    This is adorable! One of my favorite color combinations! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! I hope you will join us again next week!



  15. Fink
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 07:01:37

    Holy Moley! So many challenges with one card! I love how you colored the girl plus the embossing of the circles! Nice! Thanks for joining us at AiFactory


  16. Sandye Curry
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 14:01:25

    Beautiful card! Layout is fantastic–and you thought of every little detail. I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.


  17. Lesley
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 15:09:16

    Pretty card! I love the colours and the image. Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx


  18. Lauretta See
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 15:16:38

    beautiful!!! love your color combo. thank you for joining us this week on the MelJens designs challenge. Good luck!


  19. The Crafty Den
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 17:57:16

    Hi Lisa, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my “dazzling” challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x


  20. madebyfifi
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 18:45:12

    very pretty card -thank you for joining in the alphabet challenge this week x


  21. Dee (Sprytebyrd)
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 20:46:45

    Such a sweet card! SO pretty!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Dry Embossing challenge at Meljen’s Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥


  22. georgina
    Jun 09, 2010 @ 02:15:13

    Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our first challenge. luv gina xx


  23. amy
    Jun 09, 2010 @ 15:05:54

    very very very sweet image..just CUTE!!!!


  24. Audrey
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 00:11:21

    This is SO CUTE! AWESOME work on the image, GREAT colors and LOVE the border punch you used! Thanks so much for playing at AI FACTORY challenges this week:)


  25. Deirdre
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 09:54:07

    Beautiful card – thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥


  26. JanJay
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:22:19

    Oh such a sweet card, what a gorgeous image

    Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Craftalicious

    Jan xx


  27. Kim Howard
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 14:17:23

    Very pretty card, the image is sweet! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice!


  28. Jeanette
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 16:40:25

    What a sweet card! I love the insect! 😉

    Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho’s Challenge this week!


  29. Rae Anne Springer
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 18:43:09

    Note to Self: CASE this incredibly card’s ladybug embellishment!!! The patterns and textures on your card are simply outstanding!!! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! 😀 MWAH!


  30. Ann English
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 20:35:49

    Cute card-and so many challenges! I am in awe! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!


  31. She
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 22:54:43

    fab card – thanks for joining us at the alphabet challenge this week. x


  32. sammi
    Jun 12, 2010 @ 01:33:16

    Lovely! This is just so cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Oh Alice!!


  33. Lisa C
    Jun 12, 2010 @ 21:55:23

    Beautiful piece! Thanks for joining us at Sunday’s with Crissy!


  34. tammy miller
    Jun 13, 2010 @ 04:57:52

    Great card! Thanks for joining the Crafty Hos this week! Hope you”ll be back next week! 🙂


  35. Nicole Anderson
    Jun 13, 2010 @ 20:09:23

    AW!! This has an AW-factor for sure!!!!! Hope to see you again this week with the SPARKLE/BLING challenge at Meljen’s Designs!! Nicole


  36. wynneth
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:48:13

    Great card Lisa, love the image and colour combo and that fancy flower border is lush :o)


  37. Di
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 22:48:01

    How cute love your layout and the image is wonderful!
    Thanks for joining SFTW!!
    Hugs Di xxxx


  38. Nancy
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 23:36:32

    What a darling card:O) Love the pretty papers and design, cute image.
    Thank you for joining Stampin’ for the Weekend, good luck!


  39. Moshie
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 00:29:15

    Very sweet card! Love your choice of colors! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craftalicious.
    hugs, Diana


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