Saturday, 18 April 2015

Birthday Elsa Card (Bugaboo Stamps image)

Hi crafty friends,

I am a guest designer over at Catch the Bug for a couple of weeks and here is a card I made using one of their images (Chibi Elsa), isn't she adorable for a little girl's card? I tried my hand at no lines colouring for the first time. I also faux stitched the papers after cutting them into this patchwork design. The blue dots around her are liquid pearls.

To check out their store click Bugaboo, to check out their latest challenge blog click Catch the Bug. Their challenge this week is a Bingo Board challenge (see below).



Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout April, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
Art by Miran -  Anything goes 
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist: Spring
As you like it - I prefer alcohol markers to distress inks because I can get a lovely contrast between shades of colours.
The Corrosive Challenge -  Floral fantasy
Crafty Catz - It's a girl thing
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Springtime flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Emboss (the sentiment label)
Inspiration Destination -  Anything goes (using a sponsor's image)
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes (using Bugaboo image)
Not Just Cards -  Anything goes 
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flowers
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - One for the girls
Send a smile 4 kids - Birthday fun for kids
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo inspiration of flowers
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - In the middle (image in the middle) 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Make your own background (cut the papers & "stitched" them)
Sister Act - Anything goes  
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an image
Whoopsi Daisy - Throw on the flowers

Enjoy your weekend, thanks for dropping in,

XOX Lucy

Cupcake girly card (Bugaboo image)



Hi crafty friends,

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Bug this month. I have started late as I was away so I will be showing a few Bugaboo cards over the coming weeks. I love using their images, they are so easy to colour and so cute. Their challenge this week is a Bingo challenge and I have the bingo board below, hopefully you might join in as they are so generous with their prizes. To check out their store click Bugaboo, to check out their challenge blog click Catch the Bug



Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout April, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
Deep Ocean - Things with wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything goes with pearls
Inspiration Destination -  Anything goes (using a sponsor's image)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes (using Bugaboo image) 
Not Just Cards -  Anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - Add ribbon or lace
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo inspiration of flowers/colours
Sister Act -  Anything goes 
Stempelsonne (Stamp Sun) - Anything goes

I hope you all have a really wonderful weekend,

XOX Lucy

Friday, 17 April 2015

I'll do it all today Mum card (Zuri Artsy Craftsy image)

Hi my crafty friends,

Ok I fibbed as I said I wouldn't post another card until the weekend but I couldn't help myself hehe. There's just one card to show and that's this Mother's Day card using a Zuri Artsy Craftsy image. I have to be quick as its bedtime here so its short and sweet from me tonight.


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout April, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
AllSorts - Bingo - Lace flowers pearls
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Deep Ocean - Things with wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything goes with a twist: add pearls 
Friday Sketch - Sketch (using a sponsor's image)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Florals and butterflies
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Little Claire's Designs - Kraft card
Natalie & Amy - Frame it
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
One Sweet Challenge - Spring has sprung
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - One for the girls
Ribbon Girl - Add ribbon or lace
Send a smile 4 kids - For mother's day or special female
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - In the middle (in the middle of cooking or tidying)
Sister Act - Anything goes
Stamp & Create - Anything goes 
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 of something - 3 flowers
Zuri Artsy Craftsy - Mother's Day

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Pastel Spring Banner Card (A Random Fan image)

Ahh, my last card for the evening, that makes 3 in all. I hope you've enjoyed seeing them or have been inspired in some way or another. I love being inspired by everyone's blogs, sometimes when I have no mojo I go searching for inspiration and always find it, sometimes too many ideas and gorgeous creations that I have to balance my head up the stairs to my craft area so they won't fall out my ears haha. 

I used a cute little image from A Random Fan for this card, aren't they so sweet? The hair colour is one of my faves - I used copic markers - E29, E25, E21, Y20 and Y11 or something very similar. I love adding the yellow (Y11) at the end to give it a golden feel.

Do you see the gorgeous green leaves near the flowers? They are from a gorgeous vine we have at Flourish with a Bling. They have 10 leaves so you can cut them all off or keep as a vine and as a bonus it has a little vine too. It comes in 3 different green shades and black. We have 50% off in April so the whole set is less than USD $2 at the moment. I hope you'll check out our website (click on the name above).



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist: create your own challenge
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist: a touch of Spring
As you like it - I like alcohol markers best as they blend so well and I can't seem to manage to do that with distress inks
Clear it out - Colour challenge Stash: yellow things (ribbon/flowers/papers/buttons)
Come and Get it - Make a card for a child
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - Anything goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Bonny blues
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Buttons and bows
Graph 'It Markers - Flower power
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
One Sweet Challenge - Spring has sprung 
Party Time Tuesdays -  Anything goes  
Ribbon Girl - Add ribbon or lace
Sentimental Sundays - No sentiment
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo inspiration - inspired by the colours/flowers 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - In the Middle - banner is in the middle of dog and girl
Sister Act -  Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Children's cards
Whoopsi Daisy - Throw on the flowers 

I think that's it from me until the weekend as I have work, running kids around etc now for the rest of the week so I hope you enjoy your week and I'll "see" you on the weekend where I am a GD at Catch the Bug (Bugaboo).

XOX Lucy

A Lovely Mum Card (Art By Miran image)

Hi Crafty friends,

Thank you to my gorgeous followers for still following me, I'm so thrilled to have 264 of you now. The personalised, sweet comments some of you leave me truly makes my day and I want you to know that I treasure every one of them. 

For my card I decided to do a bit of tearing for a change. I'd seen it lately on some of your cards and loved it and hadn't done it myself for quite some time. 

I love this sweet image from Art by Miran, I created with her not so long ago when I was a GDT at Art by Miran (I've added the card below). This time I used part of a fence from Flourish with a Bling (last time I used the tree from Flourish with a Bling).



Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout April, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist: create your own challenge
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
AllSorts - Bingo - Lace, flowers, pearls
Art by Miran -  Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist: a touch of Spring
As you like it - I like alcohol markers best as they blend so well and I can't seem to manage to do that with distress inks
Aurora Wings - Anything goes 
Card Mania - Flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - Floral fantasy
Crafty Calendar - Add a sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - Anything goes 
Creative Fingers - Anything goes 
Deep Ocean - Things with wings
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Buttons and bows
Get Creative - Must include a tag
Graph 'It Markers - Flower power
Great Impressions - Eggstra Special (Easter or Spring)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Florals and butterflies
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Lacy Sunshine - Steampunk, shabby chic or vintage - Shabby Chic
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
One Sweet Challenge - Spring has sprung
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays -  Anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - Add ribbon or lace
Send a smile 4 kids - For Mother's Day or a special female
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo inspiration - inspired by the colours/flowers 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - In the middle - Girl is in the middle of the flowers  
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - April showers or Spring flowers
Sister Act - Anything goes 
Stamp & Create -   Anything goes 
Whoopsi Daisy - Throw on the flowers 

Enjoy your day, thanks so much for coming by,

XOX Lucy

Yellow Spring Birthday Card (A Day for Daisies image)

Hi everyone,

I was a busy little beaver again today as I had a day off work and once the housework was done I was free to create 3 cards.

This card is so much prettier in real life as it looks "sloppy" on the edges (the card is perfectly even down the sides, my camera fibs hehe), colours washed out a bit, etc. 

I coloured the silver rhinestones with my yellow copic marker. The gorgeous image comes from A Day for Daisies.



Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout April, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Day for Daisies - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
AllSorts - Bingo - Gems, ribbon, sentiment
Clear it out - Colour challenge Stash: yellow things (ribbon/flowers/papers)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Things with wings
Jo's Scrap Shack - Florals plus butterflies (in the ADFD image)
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
One Sweet Challenge - Spring has sprung
The Paper Shelter - Birthday plus sentiment
Ribbon Girl - Add ribbon or lace
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo inspiration - inspired by the colours/flowers
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - In the middle - the girl is in the middle of the animals  
Sister Act - Anything goes 
Sweet Stampin' - Children's cards
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 of something - rhinestone sets of 3
Whoopsi Daisy - Throw on the flowers

Hope you'll stop by to see my other 2 cards I'm about to post, thanks for dropping in to see this one,

XOX Lucy

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Girl with Bird Birthday Card (The Paper Shelter image)

Hi everyone,

If you'd like to know why I have posted please see my "Friends Forever - All Dressed Up image" post as I don't want to bore you on every post today (I have 6 cards I'll hopefully get posting today!)

This is my last card today and this time I have used a lovely girl and bird from The Paper Shelter. I hope you've enjoyed seeing all my new cards as much as I have loved creating them. 


Flourish with a Bling have a 50% off sale all throughout April, everything is half off!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
Art by Miran - Anything goes 
Bunny Zoe - Spring colours 
Card Mania -  Flowers
Clear it out - Anything goes with stash:  Anything goes 
The Corrosive Challenge -  Hop into Spring 
Craft your Passion -  Anything goes
Craftin' Desert Divas -  Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Add a sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything goes 
Creatalicious -  Anything goes (using a sponsor's image)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes 
Deep Ocean - Things with wings
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything goes 
Not Just Cards -  Anything goes
One Sweet Challenge -  Spring has sprung
The Paper Shelter - Birthday plus sentiment
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with optional twist: bunnies 
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Anything goes  
Pile it on - Dies and/or Punches 
Quirky Crafts -  Sketch and/or Hats - Sketch
The Shabby Tearoom - Photo inspiration - inspired by the flowers, colours 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - April showers or Spring flowers
Sister Act -  Anything goes

Well, that's it from me for tonight, I'm worn out after posting 6 cards, time to sit and enjoy the footy now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, thank you so much for dropping by my blog, I love knowing you've been (I look at the post views hehe).

XOX Lucy