Fab 'n' Funky ~ Buttons and Bows

You know those weeks, the ones that are so full, you land in bed with a thud, your head hits the pillow and you remember nothing until you wake again the next day only to repeat it all?! Yeah, it's been one of those weeks! So much so, I have missed not only posting my DT creation for Fab 'n' Funky this week, but actually creating it! So I'll be off to the naughty step very soon, but in the meantime, I'm in a creative frenzy today (the first day I've actually had time to stop and check what I've got in my calendar!). I'm on limited time, as my sis' is throwing a fabulous cocktail party tonight, so it's best bib and tucker later and only a few hours now to craft! So check back soon and I'll hopefully have something to show for my crafty day. In the meantime, head on over to the challenge blog and check out what my rather more organised, fabulously creative teamies have been up to for our 'Buttons & Bows' challenge. Fab theme isn't it?! Chosen by our lovely hostess Susan. So do come and join in the fun! Hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Whew, that was a full day of crafting, but I'm happy with the result. So let me show you what I got up to. I had some gorgeous digital papers printed from Studio Flergs called 'Over The Rainbow' which suit this gorgeous Bugaboo Stamp to bits I think. The rainbow was on a separate paper, so I cut it out and added it to the cloudy paper. The fabulous sentiment is from Unity Stamps and that wee wooden butterfly button I have had in my stash for so long, waiting for the right card to use it on and I think this fits the bill. I laced some soft grey bakers twine through the button loops to create my 'bow' so snuck in both bits of the challenge - 'Buttons & Bows'.

I coloured the star on her shirt in red at first and then thought "what was I thinking!" so redid it in yellow and fussy cut it then added some Wink of Stella for some pretty highlights. I just love her candyfloss pink hair, that was so much fun to colour. I used four different shades of pink to get the colour grades, so hopefully this shows in the pics. Click on the photo to pop it up to a bigger size for a closer look.

Her tail I coloured with Promarkers and then went over 4 of the colours with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Drawing Inks to add a little sheen and sparkle to the tail. It only shows when it catches the light, but it's a nice surprise when it does. The above pic is a bit blurry, but was the best shot for showing the sheen on the tail and the sparkle on her star and horn.

I'm still having trouble with my printer. I've pulled it apart and cleaned the rollers, which thankfully, meant that now one side at least, will now give me a clean print, which is how I managed to print this wee cutie. It's still printing stripy lines down the left side though, so is ruining half my prints! Not one to waste anything though, I just use the other side of the paper and stamp on it. So all is not lost! Do head over to Bugaboo and check out the gorgeous new releases from our fab sponsor.

Thanks for popping in on my wee blog. I had a wonderful night last night at my sister's Champagne & Canapés party, but had such a Champagne hangover today, I don't think I'll be having Champagne again for while! So I think I've done my time on the naughty step. LOL. I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure. Have a fabulous weekend. Big hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Ooh I nearly forgot to show you the cute paper I used inside the card too! The lovely digital paper set also had a very cute unicorn page, so I used that to line the inside of the card. My daughter Georgie went utterly nutty (in a good way) when she saw this card. So I think it's destined to land in her room sometime soon! Though would work incredibly well for one of her bestie's birthdays that's coming up! LOL.

Challenge Entries:
Lemon Shortbread: #38 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: April ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #13 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #153 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Make A Rainbow
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: April ~ Card Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenges: #338 ~ Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends: #55 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday! (girlie birthday card)
Shopping Our Stash: #297 ~ Tie One On (there's a tiny baker's twine ribbon on the butterfly button)

Update: I was picked as a 'Design Team Favourite' over at Crafting From The Heart. Thank you ladies, I'm really delighted. :)


Juls said…
Wow!!! Love it xx
Oh Wends this is fabulous - totally whimsical and sweet!
Hope your party goes off well
N-Eva said…

Stunning card ....Nice image and fun colors, great job!
I'm so glad that you liked my card for your birthday :-)....it was my pleasure. Hugs Neva

Fikreta said…
gorgeou card!
Kath Stewart said…
this card is super cute Wendy...love how you matched up the rainbow with the background paper...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx
brenda said…
A real fun creation and such pretty rainbow colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
lauren bergold said…
what a fun card and a cool use of that twine! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!
Mimi said…
This is so cute... I am loving the rainbow unicorn super-gal! Way to sneak in some twine-- thanks for playing at Shopping Our Stash this week... cheers!
Ginny said…
they just keep getting better and betterer, love love LOVE this gorgeous beauty :) and to answer your question, yes, today is the first day of 2 weeks of school holidays here :/ lol
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Wendy! The image is so cute & I love the rainbow of colours.
Thanks for joining us for our special 8th Birthday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
Alison said…
This is stunning, Wends. I love the rainbow background and the sentiment fits it all perfectly - no wonder your daughter loves it...!!! Your printer problem must be catching - mine is doing the same now so I'm off to get a new one later this week. Technology is great - when it works...Lol!!!
Alison xx
Judith said…
Aw this is another stunner Wends - just love how bright and colourful it is - you can now get off the naughty step - what! you already did!! - ok i'll forgive you lolxx
Bettina L. said…
This is so pretty. Love the bright colours and the details with the background. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back again soon. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx
Sally H said…
A fabulous creation! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

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