Tuesday 4 August 2015

It all started with a piece of paper.

You know when you are thumbing your way through digi papers that you have printed but not used, and you come across a gem? well that's what happened to me when I found this lovely floral paper and a scrap of gray stripes…….I knew I had to use them straight away, or they would be lost in the pile once again.

So, for this card I decided to colour a beautiful Polkadoodles Odella image with my spectrum noirs and crack out one of my Tonic Frame stamps and sentiments for the embellishments.
Odella turned out to be quite big, so I ended up making and 8x8 scalloped card for this one. Plus I discovered the joys of fussy cutting whilst leaving a white border..so much easier than cutting right up to the edges….assuming that you can keep the border nice and even. Keeping the border even has always been a bit of a problem for me, but this time I seemed to manage it, so I have resolved to try this technique a bit more often.

As for my lovely frame die…I cut it from centura pearl and got the usual moment of gratification when it came out of the die quit perfect!

I popped all the waste out and was left with the sweetest little confetti hearts , which I couldn't bear to throw away, so I stuck them on too.

Finally, my lovely sentiment was from the same set. Again sooooo delicate but it came out lovely. I cut it twice and layered it to create a shadow effect….a little trick I learned from Jody on the telly!

So that's my card for today, and I have lots of lovely challenges to enter, so here goes……


Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x


  1. ooooooooooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at WWODTC Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

  2. Love it thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  3. Beautiful card, thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.

  4. How wonderful. Thanls for sharing at the WWODT challenge
    Heather DT

  5. Your coloring is simply awesome! I adore the colors and the papers you used. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  6. Gorgeous image and a lovely design. Pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for entering the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

  8. What a sweet card Sharon, love the colours and the image..Hugs Lozzy xx

  9. What a real cute love the way you have put together your lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us over at The World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog, and good luck Hugs Andrea DT

  10. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing at Creative Lady Birds.

  11. Sweet little image and beautifully coloured too. Like you use of the "waste" hearts, I like to do that too

    Thanks for joining us Stamping Sensations this month

  12. Brilliant card Sharon, I know exactly what you mean about the papers, love the design and image.x
    {aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

  13. Gorgeous card I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at World Wide Design Team Challenge, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  14. Ooooh this is lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of 'Embellish It'. Yvonne (DT)

  15. Wonderful card and thank you so much for using a Polkadoodles image - Oddella. Isn't she just great? Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Embellish It Challenge (DT)

  16. Sharon, this is a wonderful card! I love your Polkadoodle image. Thank you for entering the Digi Choosday Embellish It Challenge. Julie, GD

  17. This is stunning, I love the colors you chose and awesome coloring of Odella image! Gorgeous layout as well - love the frame! Thanks so much for playing in the Embellish It Challenge at Digi Choosday:) Audrey (GDT)

  18. Very beautiful card! Love those pattern paper together and your coloring of the image. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  19. oh wow love your colouring and she is a beauty . Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday with our Embossing It challenge. Good Luck
    Aunty Sue DT

  20. What a cute card! Love the picture and the design. Thank you for joining us this month at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  21. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x


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