Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sending You Sunshine

When I saw the lovely sketch over at A Gem of a Challenge, I knew I had to play along, I do so love a good sketchie!
I used a Pink Gem digi for this one, I'm slowly amassing a large collection of these lovely images, I've coloured it with Promarkers to match these gorgeous Prima Sun Kiss papers.  After die cutting the topper, I used some Scattered Straw Distress Ink round the edges while it was still in the die for a warm and sunny feel, I also used Wild Honey on the edges of the papers.
The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from a Papermania set, I thought it was a good match for this image and the colours.  The lacy strip along the bottom was made with a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers were made with Woodware punches.  I used these daisy punches a lot, I have all the sizes so they layer up beautifully, they were originally bought to make my sister's wedding invites but they've been used so much since.  To give the petals some shape, I crimp the larger ones with tweezers and shape the smaller ones with a ball tool.
To finish my card I added some ribbon, a bow, some blue pearls and a few tiny punched butterflies.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
A Gem of a Challenge - #75 - Sketch
Inky Impressions - #105 - Punches/Dies
The Paper Shelter - #108 - Make it Bloom
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #123 - Use a Sentiment
Creative Card Crew - #34 - Handmade Flowers
Oldie But A Goodie - Make it Girly, my older stash is the papers and the punches
Digi Galore - One For The Girls
Digi Darla - #58 - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Lexi's Creations - #88 - Add Lace and/or Ribbon
Papercrafting Journey - Use a Sentiment


  1. I love this card wendy!love the matching colours!x

  2. I love this Wendy! Your soft colouring is fab and I love the pastel colour combo!

  3. Super colouring again Wendy, I need to come to lessons.

    B x

  4. Beautiful happy card Wendy.. Thank to joining in with the sketch challenge, you done a great job. Good luck
    Hugs Kelly DT

  5. Love your card Wendy, such soft colours and a gorgeous image, beautifully designed, Kate x

  6. Your card is fabulous!! Love everything in it :) Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter. Hugs, Merkkari

  7. Gorgeous image and coloured so wellGinny x

  8. such a fabulous card wendy and well done on your sss win! wtg! xx

  9. so gorgeous wendy.really sweet image and i love your pretty colours ;D

    x coops x

  10. Wendy this is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job with my sketch and Chloe looks wonderful!
    Thanks for playing along with us at A Gem of A Challenge this week.

  11. Fabulous card, beautiful coloring and a great color scheme.

    I see Mr Random is giving you lots of love this week - congratulations!

  12. Beautifully put together as always

  13. Such a beautiful card and sweet image Wendy, love the colour choice too :) Viv xx

  14. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  15. Beautiful papers to pair with that image. Lovely lovely card. Hugs, Wends xxx

  16. What a lovely, color coordinated card! It's amazing how close you've colored her clothes to match your papers, and I love your floral embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

  17. Simply gorgeous. Oh how I love all the flowers. PRETTY!

  18. This is adorable and I love the colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT

  19. Gorgeous cute creation Wendy..lovely colours & fab take on the sketch chall theme at AGOAC..

    thanks for sharing with us ..
    smiles Christine x

  20. Beautiful girly creation
    thanks for joining us at
    Oldie but a goodie challenge


  21. Flowers are gorgeous! The colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT

  22. Gorgeous card, Wendy. As usual, your colouring is beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  23. Hi Wendy - this is such a gorgeous card. Love the soft colour scheme, your beautifully coloured image and your pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  24. Gorgeous card Wendy, love your colour scheme and cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
    Hugs Debs

  25. Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and the image is perfect for a girl :) Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore this time, Carol xx

  26. Beautiful card! I love your soft colours and the flowers are fab!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


  27. This is so beautiful and summery. Love the flowers, bow and lovely use of punch at the end. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions last week. So sorry for my late comment. Still hope to see you joining our new challenge starting today. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx


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