Sunday, January 15, 2012

A litle crafting fun

Sweet Sundays to you all! 

I seem to have been bitten by the craft bug this week and have had my head down in my desk creating *oh it feels great!*  I've been dabbling between Birthday cards and Christmas cards trying to make a head start on 2012 and so far doing well.  As part of my new years resolution I have started to include at least two pieces from my scraps collection and I am no longer holding onto those 'to good to use' papers that I buy as they are soo pretty but never want to cut up and use.  A very bad shopping habit that I have.

Today's scraps is the bottom layer of white spots on the blue and the glitter butterfly sheet is a left over from another project that I have been hording for over a year, I think I differently made the right choice biting the bullet and combining it in this card.  I am also amazed at the amount of cardstock I have in my scrap basket, I did not have to use one single new sheet on this card as I seem to have an abundance of left over card bases. I have also used a laser sticker butterfly on this card (and I never use stickers) but I just had to toady as when I see the Just Inspirational pic this week and the blue and black butterfly I knew I had one exactly the same in my stash.

I've been playing with a new image today from The Craft Pad Designs called Lulu Blowing Bubbles and she is just adorable.  She is available in a colored and non colored version but playing around on my computer I accidentally turned her into a silhouette and I am in love with the mistake that I just had to keep her that way.  Mixed with the glitter butterfly paper with the sparkly swirl, the laces, pearls and bling this is just such a gorgeous feminine card.  The sentiment is computer generated in MS Word.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Challenge up your life - #60 Bingo - Swirls, pearls and sparkle *SatW2/2 E1/1
Crazy 4 Challenges -  #C4C119 Monochromatic Blues *Sat E1/-
One Stop Craft Challenge - #165 On the spot & ribbon  *Sat E1/2
Secret Crafter - #168 Anything goes with Blue*Sat E1/-
Simply Create Too - #4 Layers layers and more layers *Fri E1/3
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #45 Any sentiment but use your scraps *Thur E1/-
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #137 Celebrations *Thur E1/5
Moving Along With The Time - #131 Spots and or stripes *Thur E1/3
Just Inspirational Challenges - #11 Inspiration Pic (gorgeous butterflies) * Thur E1/3 ***EDIT* Made Top 3!
My Mums Craft Shop - #39 Here Come The Girls *Wed E1/3
Simon Says Stamp - Spots & or Stripes *Wed E1/-
Whimsy Stamps Challenge -  #21 Happy Birthday *Wed E1/3
City Crafter - #91 Back to Black (Use a silhouette image) *Tue E1/-
Crafty Cardmakers - #59 No Floral Embellishments 
Southern Girls - #35 Sparkle - *Thur 1/1
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26 Treasured comments:

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi thwere. What a stunning creation. Gorgeous design, lovely colour and all the fabulous texture too.
Thank yopu for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra x

Sandra H said...

Oh wow, your card is stunning:) Sandra H

Papercraft By Carole said...

This is beautiful - I love the lace trimming and the way you have used the pearls on the butterfly trail. I like the image as a silhouette too!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there , this is just stunning, so many gorgeous elements on this card but perfectly balanced. Love the silhouette ( I have a silhouette addiction he he ) and the beautiful papers you have used. Thank you so much for playing along with Crafty card makers and good luck.


Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love all the lace.Thanks for sharing this with us at Whimsy Stamps this

Ros said...

Oh Leesa this is stunning! I love all the details and that beautiful image ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning card hun, love the LO & the embellishments you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey Girl, what a beautiful card you made! I love it!
Thanks for sharing it and playing along at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Best wishes and a big hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

Krafty Kows said...

Beautiful card made from your bits 'n' bobs stash. I love that new image - I'll put it on my wish list. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week. Jeanette

Susie Little said...

Such a cute card! Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers! xx

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

Jo and Tigerlover.

June Houck said...

Oh wow, Leesa, this is beautiful! I adore your silhouette girl and the gems, but that butterfly is truly stunning!

Unknown said...

This is so sweet. I just LOVE your silhouette. She is adorable.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda . J said...

This is gorgeous, that image is so cute. Love the colours you have used.
Thank you for joining us over at Whimsy this week.
Hugs Linda

downrightcrafty said...

oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Franz♥ said...

What a particular work! Love it so much!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Joy said...

Beautiful, love all the blue and white and that silhouette image is too gorgeous for words.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

cnelson said...

Oh so lovely! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Tracy Heaton said...

Great card. Thanks for taking part in 'Anything goes with Blue' at SCSC.
Tracy x

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful!!!
thanks for playing @ Aud's!

Gaynor Greaves said...

Very sweet, love the image, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Caroline said...

This is beautiful, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Just Inspirational

Caroline xx

Paddington fan said...

What can I say - this is just beautiful!! Thanks for joining our Celebrations challenge over at CRAFT this week and good luck, love Jacky x CRAFT DT

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

sparklingblackrose said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the ethereal feel to this card! :-) Thank you so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx

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