Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes

Wow this fortnight flew by in a hurry. I've got the kiddos off school on Winter break now, so we're catching up on all the term chores and planning some fun 'Staycation' outings. Today however, it's miserable out, so we're having a home day, reading, minecraft, singing Phineas & Ferb songs. Ahh, it's going to be a long day. The kiddies watched a Monster in Paris the other day, so Georgie has been singing Vanessa Paradis' 'La Seine' for the past few days. I just can't get the refrain out of my head now! I've been sat here singing it while I craft. It's very pretty and catchy.

Now, onto the business at hand. We are starting a new challenge today on the Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog and it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge, so you have carte blanche! We'd love to see where your creativity takes you. Our sponsor for this challenge is Ppinky Dolls, so I've had a go at colouring up one of their digis. I think I should have chosen a lighter print level as the shadows are quite dark, but I don't really know how to play around with that on my machine, so an experiment for another day.

I've used a beautiful Kaisercraft paper pad to create this card. The spotty paper, the sentiment die-cut, and the pretty pre-cut floral border die-cut were all from the 'Oh So Lovely' paper pad. I added a black doily and some pearls to the Swans crown and the bottom corner from a Magnolia Knicknackery set. I also added a crystal from the same set to the crown on the sentiment die-cut. The crystal showed up better than the pearl on this. I used my Sleigh Bell alcohol marker to colour the pearls and the crystal, so that they matched the golden crown. I love the way you can used Alcohol markers for this.

The design team have been hard at work creating some fabulous inspiration for this challenge, so I hope you'll pop on over to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge and visit my talented teamies too. While you're there, drink in the inspiration and come back and join us with your own 'Anything Goes' creation. We look forward to seeing what you create. 

Card Recipe:

Challenge Entries:
Crafts & Me: July #158 ~ Fantasy
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #286 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #304 ~ Fancy That!
Card Mania Challenges: #70 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #67 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July ~ Feature A Creature
Creatalicious Challenge: #76 ~ Ribbons & Pearls
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: We're Going Dotty!


Pop's Cards said…
Wow sweetie this is just gorgeous such a gorgeous combo and layout too hugs pops x
This is so cute, Wends, fabulous colouring. I have mailed to Loves Rubberstamps several times about my win, but haven't received any answer, is her grandma very ill?

Kan du svenska också? Have wonderful week, sweetie!

Love and hugs
Chris said…
Fabulous colouring of your sweet image, a soft and dreamy look! Gorgeous papers and design, a lovely card Wends!
coldwaters2 said…
Wow this is so beautiful Wendy the colours really give impact to the eye, that image is a little treasure, superb make.
lorraine x
Wendy said…
Absolutely gorgeous! Adorable image and fabulous colour combo and design.
Wendy xx
Super sweet and awesome color combo! That is such an adorable image!
So super cute and your coloring is fabulous.
Teresa Kline said…
hello Wendy! precious card! I am giving away simon says stamp gift cards on my blog all month, stop by to comment for your chance at winning.

I am so glad you played along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*
brenda said…
A very pretty card Wendy, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x
Mrs A. said…
A really gorgeous image and beautifully coloured too. I'm so in love with those design papers! Thankyou for sharing your delightful card with us at Crafting From The Heart. hugs ValeryAnne DT.
Lynne K said…
Gorgeous card! The pink and black are so striking. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Unknown said…
Fabulous coloring and it all goes so well with the stamp you have chosen! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back again.
Anna xxx
Unknown said…
Thank you for your entry to the Passion For Promarkers 'fancy that' challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope we will see your amazing projects again.
Anna xxx
Eileen said…
A super cute image and love the sentiment you have used. Great use of contrast with the black and pink. Thanks for entering our 'Fancy That' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
Eileen x
Melanie said…
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "ribbon & pearls” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
Tracy said…
Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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