Tuesday 7 May 2013

Don't be such a square!

 I have a bit of a habit of, making square cards (especially the 6 x6 variety!) so I thought it was time that I stretched myself to do something a little different. This circle scalloped easel card is the result.

As you can see, I have had quite a bit of my crafty stash out for this card, including my grand nesties, to make the card base, my Britannia dies to make the flowers and leaves, my Bearly Mine digital papers (Spring Flight and Plain and Simple) and some lovely sparkly glitter.
The image that I used is a gorgeous Whimsy Stamps digi and I have coloured it with my spectrum noirs and decoupaged it up for depth. I finished off with a little bit of sparkly glitter for these little fairy bugs. As always with me, I am drawn to the cute little faces on this image......doesn't it just want to make you hug a bug?

I thought that the bearly mine Spring Flight papers went really well with this image and, as you can see, I have tried to colour my leaves to replicate those in the paper. I also used the papers to make my die cut flowers....as there is a colour gradient in the paper you can choose a different shade to get a bit of contrast.

I have to say that this card took a bit of time to make, but I think the end result was worth the effort, and now I can enter it in to lots of lovely challenges:

Sister Act
Papertake - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Come Fly With Me
By the Cute and Girly - May Flowers
Totally Papercraft - Don't be Square
Card Crafters Circle - Buds and Blooms
Anything Goes - Shaped Cards
One Stop Craft - Flower Power
Allsorts - Add Sparkle
Crafty Calendar - Blooms and Blossoms
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Make it Monday
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x


  1. Beautiful ,love the image and gorgeous papers.xxx

  2. Beautiful Sharon, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. Tracy x

  3. Hi Sharon!! Ohhhh...this is so dang adorable! I love this little image...and your coloring is gorgeous!! And the sparkle on the wings is perfect!! Love the design and color scheme too! Thank you so much for joining us for this fun "Sparkle" challenge at Deep Ocean!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  4. A very pretty shaped card. Love the image.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Chris xxx

  5. What an adorable, gorgeous card.

  6. Hi Sharon, it was well worth the time spent making it. It is the most adorable card. The colouring is perfect and the design is stunning. Such a cute image too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. This is gorgeous Sharon. The image is adorable and I love the shape.
    Lorraine x

  8. This is really lovely Sharon and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  9. Gorgeous card Sharon, love the sweet image and fab design.

    Donna x

  10. This is so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing it at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  11. A beautiful creation.... that image is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!

  12. Wonderful circular easel card, fab image and love the decoupage and those fab embellies! Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
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  13. oh! It's so sweet! I'm visiting from MIM.

  14. ADORABLE. Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug

  15. So cute and love this image and how you layered the image. I saw you on MIM. I love the colors and the images are precious.

  16. OH!!! what a really gorgeous card. I love the image on this and a great shape too. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog this time
    Carol xx dt

  17. Lovely soft colours on these cute little bugs :) I love the touch of glitter too :)

    Saffire dragon crafts


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon