Thursday, 10 April 2014

Birthday Wishes Red & Brown card (Saturated Canary image)

Hi everyone,

I hope it's warming up where you are, most of you have the opposite seasons to us here in Australia, here it's cooling down and quickly! We're due to have a month's worth of rain in just 4 days.

Onto my latest card, I've created this one with a Saturated Canary image, isn't she beautiful, her name is Zoe I think. 

I gave my sister a die cutting lesson the other day and while doing so I discovered the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and dies do actually cut through material! I was very excited about this so I tried it with my brown hessian and voila, I love how it turned out. I have also used some cork paper as backing paper and experimented with punching out some butterflies and they worked too, my lucky day hehe!!

I have used some latte pearls and antique gold pearls from my company, Flourish with a Bling who are having free worldwide postage, see below for details.

Flourish with a Bling have free shipping on all orders over $20AUD for the month of April! This includes Australia and worldwide! No matter how large the order, there's no postage cost. I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products that we've designed ourselves. Click HERE to be taken to our easy-to-use website.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug -  Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes 
Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper 
Crafty Ribbons - Flower power
Cutie Pie - Cute with dies and punches
Fairies Challenges - Shabby chic or vintage gold
Hobbybook Designer - 2 or more dies
Hobby Cutz - Flora and fauna
Just B Creative Crazy - Just because
Just Inspirational - Embossing (heat embossed the chipboard clock to gold)
Just Keep on Creating -  Anything goes  
Lacy Sunshine - Add a flower/s
Let's Craft & Create - Punches and dies
Little Claire's Designs - Tags
Little Miss Muffet - Distressed
Love to Scrap -  Anything goes 
Natalie & Amy - Embossing (heat embossed the chipboard clock gold)
Off the Rails - Add fabric (hessian used for die-cut scallop circle)
Paper Crafting Journey - For that special lady
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything goes 
Pile it on - Feminine
Rhedd & Rosies - Anything goes  
Sassy Studio Designs - Make it creative (used hessian and cork paper butterflies)
Scrapper's Delight - Bloomin' lovely
Sister Act - Anything goes
The East Wind - Use a sentiment
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes  
Treasured Times - Mix it up
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with wings
Word Art Wednesday -   Anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Sketch or photo inspiration - colours in the photo

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy


  1. Wow, Lucy, this is gorgeous! Beautifully coloured as always! Love the colour scheme, and all he texture is fabulous!

  2. Love the chipbard use Lucy and the cork butterfly is so gorgeous
    Dr Sonia

  3. Another super card Lucy, just gorgeous !! Thanks so much for playing again at Little Claires this month !!

    hugs Diane xx

  4. love the image and B.paper fantastic hessian die-cut and love the cork butterflies-I have cut felt with mine but that's it -thanks for the comment on my card and the woodgrain background is a b.paper from a 12" paper pad called daydream from Heidi Grace
    carol x

  5. Another gorgeous card Lucy!! Love all the embellishments and the corkboard butterfly...too cute! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!!
    sharla~ :)

  6. Wow this is fabulous and I love the colouring on the hair! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

  7. Beautiful card .. love the colour combo ... great use of fabric .
    Thanks for joining us at OTRS card challenge

  8. Love your card and such a cute image. Thanks for playing along in our latest challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

  9. Beautiful card and colouring! Thank you for joining us at Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)

  10. Lovely card, great image, your colouring in is fab, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  11. Firstly Lucy I must say the website is chocked full of a wonderful array of flourish loveliness. I will be back later today. This card is layer upon layer of distressed beauty, The layered small tags are too cute. Imagine having all that hair to comb on a daily basis. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

  12. Wow Lucy, as always your work is amazing!

    Thank you for sharing this stunner with us

    Hobby Cutz

  13. Stunning card, love all the attention to detail...a great entry in to our challenge at Rhedd & Rosies...x

  14. Stunning as always!! Love all the different elements you have added...the hessian die cut, the ribbons, it all! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
    Lynne xx

  15. Love the red and brown color theme! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Add Flowers" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  16. Such beautiful coloring and fabulous texture. Thanks so much for sharing with TEW and good luck! xxD

  17. Gorgeous creations. Thanks for joining in with our Flower Power challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  18. What a gorjuss card, lovely image & colours

    Thanks for joining us at hobbybook today

    Tracey dt

  19. Gorgeous card and I love your colouring.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

  20. Everything looks fantastic on this card. I love the main image and the way you have coloured her in looks great, all the other details you have included look fantastic as well.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)

  21. Gorgeous! Such lovely details, and beautiful colouring! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  22. This is gorgeous! Love all the detail and your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  23. lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck.

  24. This is just jaw dropping beautiful! So many wonderful embellishments, a feast for the eyes! Thanks for joining in the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday, and good luck!

    DebbieM - SSD DT

  25. Another amazing card! Such great details! It's fun cutting out of other what you did! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  26. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your beautiful creation - hope to see you again soon x

  27. A stunning card, thanks for playing along at Scrapper's Delights challenge blog.

    kelly x

  28. Lovely colors for any season! Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS :>)

  29. Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in our EAST WIND challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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