EDIT: I was really thrilled to win a top three spot for this card, with Stamping Sisters in Christ, which is one of my favourite sites. Well done Beth, for choosing the colour-scheme and layout!
This was made for a close friend of my grand-daughter, who was confirmed yesterday. She chose the colours herself and the layout, and I followed the instructions!
She chose the First Edition papers "Hideaway", which are very heavily glittered, and Papermania capsule collection lemon ribbon and bow. What a joy it is to see all the Spring flowers just coming out, so it was only natural for her to pick out the Hobbycraft silk daffodils and WOC small daffodils and roses which I glitzed up with Glimmer Mist.
The beautiful cream lace is also from WOC. There is also some stardust Stickles around the edges of the image and horizontal strips. I do love my glitter glue!! The image was downloaded from Magic Moonlight, who have some beautiful vintage images.
The silver cross was die cut with a two Sizzix dies, which I've found very useful over the years for Easter, sympathy, First Communion, Baptism etc, and I hope to find the new Sizzix crosses when I go up to the NEC show on Thursday. I layered one over the other to give a bit of dimension, and created the sentiment on my pc. The ferny leaves are my favourite MS punch on cream pearl paper which I coloured with my copic markers. I used copics on some of the flowers and all the edges too, just to tie in the colours. Not that I'm OCD (well not much!) but I do like everything to match up nicely.
I also made Beth's friend a pretty pearl and crystal bracelet with a lovely rhinestone cross charm bought at a a recent bead exhibition, which she was very pleased with. I usually remember to take photos of the cards and forget about the jewellery pictures, so once again there's no photo, which was a bit silly!
I'm planning to enter the following challenges with this card:
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - ribbon and lace
http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/ - add a flower
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.co.uk/ - new season
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/ - religious/Easter or something sweet
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ - green and yellow
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - citrus colours
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