Fab 'n' Funky ~ Add A Sentiment

Hello my lovely blogland pals. I have a sweet card to share with you today, which has been quickly put together between entertaining the troops (who are off on Winter break now) and making dinner.  I don't know why I think I can do it all, because clearly I can't! I just added my card to the blog half an hour late! Apologies to all my lovely teamies who managed to get their acts together! LOL. Thank heavens for hubbies 'Lightbox' as there was no way I was going to get a daylight pic today!

Our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week is 'Add a Sentiment', chosen by our lovely hostess this week ~ Wendy. I love sentiment stamps and quietly, between you and me, I own far too many! Yet still feel the need to buy more. There's just something fabulous about pairing a sweet image with just the right sentiment. We got to use some fabulous images from our wonderful sponsor 'All Dressed Up' for our challenge this week, and I chose a super sweet image to work with called Hippy Chick.

I added lashings of Wink of Stella to these sweet butterflies, which you can only see in the right light, but I managed to capture some of the shine in the pic below. I've coloured this sweet image with my Promarkers and stuck with a very simple blue and yellow colour palette. I used my Blue Pearl Promarker to colour the doily too, as I decided it didn't look right in white behind the pearly white diecut layer. I love it! So cool to be able to do things like that with alcohol markers and the wide nib works a treat for quick bold colouring. 

I bought a while back a really pretty heart trim circle die from the Creative Expressions range by Sue Wilson and I felt it would be really sweet to use it with this image. I just love how it looks! Thanks to my sweet blog buddy Karen, for the inspiration. I saw her gorgeous creation using this sweet die and just had to have it! I cut a circle of cardstock in a lovely periwinkle blue to back the hearts diecut which shows through really nicely. Behind the blue doily, I popped a kraft card diecut with Frilly #10 from the Go Kreate range and finally laid all these pieces on a lovely Maja Design page from the Vintage Baby range which incorporated all the colours.

The sweet sentiment I used is from a Stamping Bella set called Fay Loves Fall from the Tiny Townies range. I think it fits really well with this sweet image and I have a little person in mind who will love to have this for a birthday card. So I coloured her blonde locks thinking of her.

I hope you'll come and join us this week for our 'Use a Sentiment' challenge. I'd love to see what you're inspired to do. Check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my talented teamies and I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure. In the meantime have a fabulous week. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Passion For Promarkers: #354 ~ Summer Days
Crafty Catz: #333 ~ Add Bling (Pearls and Wink of Stella on Butterflies)
I Love Promarkers: #313 ~ Glitter & Glitz (Wink of Stella on the Butterflies)
Crafty Gals Corner: #80 ~ Monochromatic (Tiny touch of yellow, otherwise a blue creation)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Flora & Fauna (Fauna ~ Butterflies & Birds, Flora ~ Ditsy flowers on Maja paper in background)

Update: I made Top 5 in the Passion For Promarkers Summer Days challenge. So delighted, thank you ladies! In good company too, as my Fab 'n' Funky DT sister Alison won the challenge and another DT sister Wendy also made the Top 5! Yay us!! Go the Fab 'n' Funky girls!! :) :)

Second Update: Another lovely surprise to find I've made the Top 3 at I Love Promarkers. So delighted, thank you ladies!!


Pat K said…
Stunning card Wends. Love the blues...so pretty, awesome colouring and that birdcage is now on my wish list. hugs, Pat K x
Fikreta said…
super nice card!
Chris said…
Such a gorgeous card Wends, love the sweet image and your beautiful colouring.
Lovely colour combo with the soft blues and a fabulous design, the stamped sentiment and gorgeous bow finish it perfectly!
As for timing, I'm absolutely amazed that a busy young Mum has time to craft at all! Well done for keeping (almost :) on top of it all and producing such
beautiful creations! ( I know you do a lot 'behind the scenes' as well!!!)
Alison said…
Oh Wends, this is so gorgeous....!!! I love the image - your card design and the colour combo - where do you get all your ideas from...?? I wish some of them might float my way...
Alison x
That is simply gorgeous Wends! I love it's pretty, delicate feel and a wonderful sentiment xxx
Wendy said…
Absolutely gorgeous Wends, she's adorable and coloured so beautifully, fabulous sentiment and now I NEED that circle heart frame die, it's gorgeous! I popped over to have a look at Karen's card and fell in love with her creations, now her newest follower :)
Wendy xx
Oh Wends - this is absolutely gorgeous - such a sweet card for a wee girl, and beautifully planed and executed.
Tracey T said…
This is so pretty, Wends. Lovin' the circle die! Hope you're having a fabulous winter break with the kiddos. Hugest of hugs xx
Kat W said…
Any girl, big or small, would love to have this beautiful card for their birthday! Shhh, don't tell pink but I have a soft spot for blue for girly cards! I think it can look very elegant and that's certainly the case with your card...it's really stylish with the pretty DP and doily :-)
This is a cute image too and of course the sparkle is the perfect finishing touch for the butterflies!
You have paired up the sentiment with the image brilliantly and that's such a sweet sentient :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
What a gorgeous card Wends....beautiful coloured...love the dies and sentiment....Joolsx
Sharon Noble said…
Wonderful card thank you for playing along with us at I love Pro Markers xxx
Aunty Sue said…
What a sweet card so glad you shared it with us at Crafty catz and good luck
gorgeous card, love the beautiful colours and sweet image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x
Buffy said…
So gorgeous, loving your colour combo.
Buffy xx
This is such an endearing little card! I am so impressed with your serious coloring skills! You've made her look so lifelike and I couldn't help but smile at the scene you created. The layers look amazing, too, and I love the flag you created! Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Ella's Design said…
Super sweet card using that cute All Dressed Up image, Wendy! Love the blue colour theme for a girly card and that little flag sentiment is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week, Lisa x
Julie said…
Your card is just fabulous Wendy, I love these tones of blue and all your embellies. Thanks for joining in our Summer themed challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx
Ginny said…
I love everything about this card, simply beautiful xx
carol said…
Super sweet card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol C

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