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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A new challenge at Diva's by Design.

Good morning Blogger friends.

I hope you are all having a lovely week.
 
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Diva's by Design. The theme for this week is charming. You could interpret this as the image, design or an actual charm. We are being sponsored by one of my favourite craft stores, Live and Love Crafts.
 
I have used an image which I won in a challenge from A Day For Daisies. I love this image - she is so elegant.
A full product list with a link to the online store will be at the bottom of this post.


The template is from Dutch Doobadoo. I love these because they are such an affordable way of creating a card base. If your cutting out is not expert then you can use a Tim Holtz distressing tool to cover up the uneven edges.
I have used Distress Marker to colour her. I have just bought the Distress Marker Turorial from Kit and Clowder and I can't wait to get started.


I have paper pieced the image. The birdcage is from The Range but I cannot find the product online to reference it.


I have made my own sparkly embellishments which are on the butterfly die and in the flower by dropping some glue onto my glass table and covering it in Diamond Sparkles. The image has been paper pieced.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Scrapping 4 fun - Something girlie
A Day for Daisies - Get Glossy (embellies on butterfly and in flowers)
Crafty Creations - Flower Power
The Stamping Boutique - Lace
Just Insprirational -  Pearls and Lace
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Creata Challenge - Inspired by a Song (Feed the Birds)
Eureka Stamps - Things with wings
Love to Create - Inspired by a Song (Feed the Birds)
Love to Scrap - Circles
Ruby's Rainbow - Birds
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes

It is our Wedding Anniversary today. My wonderful mum in law and her sister are taking us out for lunch tomorrow and in the evening we are going our for a romantic meal. Two meals in one day -  don't think I will be able to eat tomorrow!!!



Have a lovely week and I will catch up with you all on Thursday.



 
 


47 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card Sharon love their imaged and not seen this one. Great detail and have a good week. Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant Sharon.
Gr Karin

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card just love the stamp so elegant your design today is just so lovely gorgeous card love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Dawn C said...

Such a dreamy card Sharon, really beautiful. Good luck with the class, I know you will enjoy it x

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful card Sharon, love that image and added beauties.xx


The Journey is the Start

Alexandra♥ said...

Gorgeous card dear Sharon!! Love the shape, the design and all of the die cuts and embellishments! Perfect composition!!

Hugs,
Alexandra

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous and elegant card. Love all the detail and colors. Lovely image.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,a fabulous image and details.xxx

thecraftycavalier said...

Sooo stunning Sharon! Beautiful colour choice and the embellies are perfect. Hope you have a fabulous wedding anniversary. Hugs, Jayne xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi Sharon! Great way to coordinate a card with your pretty papers! I especially like your "elegant" image which is "for the birds". She looks great in all her curvy glory! LOL Thanks for the tip about creating shaped cards and adding the embellies! hugs, de

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary Sharon, enjoy the rest of your day.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the elegant image, delicate colours and such beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Sharon...love her paperpieced dress!
xxx Margreet

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Sharon! such a fab image and I love your colouring and paper piecing! the card shape is very pretty and the embellishments are absolutely stunning… I love all the little details… so exquisite! :-)
Happy Wedding Anniversary! hope you've had a wonderful day! and Enjoy your meals tomorrow! ;-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Chris said...

Such a lovely image! Fab colouring and paper-piecing and your papers and design are so pretty- a fabulous card, Sharon.
Chris
x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sharon. The image looks fabulous and the embellies look so pretty.
Happy Anniversary to you and your Hubby. I hope you have a lovely day. Enjoy your meals out!
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Happy Anniversary Sharon, I hope you've had a lovely day.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the shape and pretty lace and pearl details.
You will have to let us know what you think about the DM Tutorial.
Pauline
x

JenniferD said...

What an exquisite Image! Love all those fabulous Embellies you have used! Congrats on your Anniversary
and hope you had a Lovely time!

sallysbitz2 said...

Happy Anniversary x

your card is Gorgeous. love the vintage feel to it x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary Sharon, hope you have had a wonderful day x
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the image and all the pretty details.
Hugs
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Sharon, I like the image the shape and all the gorgeous embellishments
Kevin xx

Jules said...

Hi Sharon

Belated anniversary wishes to you.

Enjoy all that celebrating.

A beautiful card from you .. .. as always. Loving the delicate colours and scrummy embellishments.

Love Jules xx

Bridie Payne said...

Fabulous card

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a smashing day!!!

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Wow, this is fabulous! What a beautiful image and your embellishments are stunning.
Rebecca.

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with HMH this week Rachel dt

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the shape and the image with the birds! Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow For the Birds Challenge.

Penny said...

Wow, so gorgeous, Sharon! Really love the neutral palette! Love your fab design, lace, papers, image, die cuts and embellies, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Lisette Baker said...

Another absolutely stunning design. I love that image and the butterfly die cut is so pretty. Beautiful florals too. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Heather said...

I'm back crafting - I think, I hope!!!
Your card is gorgeous Sharon, a lovely design and pretty colours. Your image is delightful and I love your amazing, beautiful embellishments!!

hugs
Heather xx

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary!

This is a beautiful card. I like the distressed edges of the card shape and the beautiful design.

You always have such lovely designed cards and this one is no exception.
Love the paper pieced image and the pretty papers and dies!

Teresa said...

Lovely card - thanks so much for sharing at Handmade Harbour - good luck x

Maritha said...

Woooow! Soooo gorgeous! Love all your cards. ...... and you lovely comments sweetie :)

Hugs/Kram (that is swedish for hugs) ;)

MagsB said...

Oh, my, how elegant and chic your card is, Sharon! Absolutely beautiful! I love the soft, delicate colours, so pretty!

love Mags B x

MaryH said...

Your cards always have so much detail in the fabulous layers. This one is just beautiful too, and what a clever idea to make your own sparkly bead trimming for this gorgeous butterfly. Love that shaping around the card - and of course all the wonderful flowers with the birdcage peeking out. Happy wkend and TFS

Elise said...

Wow Sharon! This is simply ELEGANT & GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love these colors .. absolutely STUNNING!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Sharon this is just so beautiful with the soft monochromatic colouring. Just adore all the layering of the gorgeous embellishments.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card for our 'Inspired by a Movie/Book/Song' Challenge. Thanks for sharing at Love to Create! Mo xxx

Karen M said...

How stunning and simply gorgeous, Sharon! That image is fab and I love your gentle colouring and the embellishments and the pearls, well, everything really! x

Julie Odil said...

Such a stunning card! Love your embellishments. Thanks for joining our Things With Wings challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful card! Awesome paper-piecing and love your embellishments! Thank you for joining our "Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

vinita jain said...

Absolutely a stunning card with gorgeous embellishments!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Love to Create Challenge Inspired by a Song, Movie or Book.

Hugs
Jackie - LTC owner

Marianne said...

Love it, looks great Sharon.
Hugs, Marianne

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really pretty card, I love the image and your paper piecing. All of the butterflies and flowers look fabulous.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning card,gorgeous colours and design. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations challenge. Marlene DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wonderful details on this striking card!

Thank you for participating at {PIN}Spirational Challenges this week!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Sharon

Many congratulations on being placed in the Crafty Boots 'Flowers' Challenge.

Don't forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

Dionne

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

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