Sweet Stampin' ~ May Flowers

Hey there my lovely blog buddies, hope you've had a good week. Mine has flown past and that means it's time again for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We've a lovely theme for you this week which is (May) Flowers. We'd love to see anything with a flower on it, paper, image, embellie. As long as there's stamping and a flower of some description on your creation then you're in with a grin!

I've coloured this lovely image called Fairy Summer from The Greeting Farm with Distress Inks. I wanted to create a soft wash around her, so went for my distress inks rather than my Promarkers. I'm happy with the effect but I do need to do lots more practice with my Distress Inks and Markers. Oh to have more hours in the day!

I used a lovely striped paper from an MME paper pad which had a yummy honey coloured hue in it that worked well with my fairy's hair. The butterflies were on my craft desk, 'off cuts' from the cards I sent out with the winners parcels from my last candy. Speaking of candy, I just had a delivery of some fabulous stamps that I imported from Sweden ready for my next candy, I've been hunting the globe for these, so I was super excited to find them. It's going to be a good candy, so watch this space!

I've added some Wink of Stella to the darker shading on the fairy's wings, to the sentiment and the centre of the flower. I've also added it to the wings of the butterflies and created little trails behind them. Which of course hubby made rude remarks about. But I like them! The lovely sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley set called Fairy Sentiments. The button and flower are from the MFT Dienamics Blueprints 14 set. The wee tags are cut with a La-La Land Stitched Elements Die set.

We are being sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons for this challenge. So our winner is in for a fabulous prize pack. Why not join in with us, with your own (May) Flowers creation. We'd love to see what you do. Go check out what my awesome teamies have been up to for this challenge too while you're there linking up. They're a madly talented bunch. We say a sad farewell to two of our lovely teamies this week Jacky and Debbie. I'm deeply saddened by their departure. Happy crafty adventures to you both ladies. But on a happy note, we welcome back Sue to our team. We missed her, so it's fabulous to have her return. Welcome back my lovely.

I'll be back before long with another crafty adventure. In the meantime, I wish you a beautiful week, filled with sunshine and butterflies. Huge hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #323 ~ Females Only
The Ribbon Girl: May Card Challenge
Creative Moments: #92 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting By Design: May ~ Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #128 ~ Flowers Everywhere
Allsorts Challenge: #362 ~ There's Magic In The Air
Stamping Sensations: May Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge: May Challenge ~ Things With Wings
As You Like It: Favourite ~ Patterned or Embossed Papers. Patterned, definitely patterned. I love the embossed look, but it's the pretty patterned papers I love the most, florals, striped, spotty, paisley they're all yum.


coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful card Wendy love that image, I have this one but haven't used her yet, I love the soft colours and sentiment, a super make
Lorraine x
Pat said…
Beautiful card Wends with a gorgeous image and lovely pastel colours.

Pat xx
mixamatoasties said…
Beautiful card Wends. I love the soft colours and the image is fab - it's beautiful the way it's come together!

Have a good weekend. Is it Mother's Day for you?!

Susan xx
Chris said…
More hours in the day would be wonderful Wends...I'm retired now and thought I'd have loads of spare time...but somehow it doesn't work out that way!
Your card is beautiful. the sweet image looks fabulous coloured with distress inks...the softer effects suit her perfectly. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy said…
So beautiful Wends, love the image and soft colours, so pretty.
Wendy xx
What a wonderful card Wends - love the simple fairy image and the sweet sentiment - I agree with you - the butterfly trail is pretty. I too am supposedly retired, but there are still not enough hours ion the day to do what I want....
brenda said…
A really pretty creation Wendy, she's such a lovely image and it's a great design as well.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges, many thanks for joining in.

I have some Tattered Lace candy here

B x
Dawn T said…
Just gorgeous Wendy. This is a lovely stamp and so beautifully coloured.
aussie aNNie said…
Pretty as a sunny day...love the card and the fairy is gorgeous...love it all...xx  {aNNie}
Angie said…
Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Creative Moments.
Angie DT
Gina's Cards said…
Such a beautiful card and sweet image. Thank you for sharing at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Kathleen said…
Super card Wendy, beautiful image and a fabulous design, love the little rosette.
Thank you for joining our Magic in the air challenge this week at Allsorts.

Lynne K said…
This is gorgeous, such a lovely image! Thank you for sharing her with us at Stamping Sensations.

MagsB said…
This is gorgeous, Wendy, what a beautiful image, and I love the soft wash of colour around her, it works really well! :)

love Mags B x
Zw@@n said…
Oh wow, I love your card, Wendy. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love the design and paper too. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma
LeslieT said…
Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with Barbara and I in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge this week!
Leslie, MSCB Hostess
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Pop's Cards said…
This is perfect as always sweetie :0))
Gorgeous card Wends.....Love the pretty image and your colouring....great papers too....If you find more hours in the day let me know...Joolsx
Stunning card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x
Craftnut said…
Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy X
Karen said…
My sweet friend, at last I am here to shower your blog with sweet bloggie love! Things have been hard but I am doing my best to get here. <3 Your card is magical... I am so in love with the image and sentiment! Her radiant aura was created so perfectly and I love the darling detailing you added to the scene. Such a pretty color palette, too! I hope you know how much joy you deliver to my heart with each post. :o) Everything you create is lovely. Thank you for inspiring my heart so richly, Wends. You are a gem. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Aunty Sue said…
Such a lovely card so please you joined us at CRAFTY CATZin our Women only challenge.
Aunty Sue DT co ordinator
Tina Z. said…
wow, I love your card and image.
Jo said…
So pretty & a fabulous layout too! Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x
Tracy said…
Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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