Thursday, 5 June 2014

Perfectly Pink !

Good morning and Happy Thursday to you wherever you are.  This morning I awoke to a lovely blue sky and sunshine, however it didn't take long for the grey clouds to start gathering so I'm guessing we are in for another day of showers.  Oh well, I'll just have to stay indoors and craft then !

So, as it's Thursday we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog, this week our theme is 'Perfectly Pink' and our prize is sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Here's my DT card for this week's challenge.

Last Sunday I went along to the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Taunton with a couple of my lovely crafting pals.  We had a nice day wandering around all the stands and finding lots of things we never knew we needed !   I couldn't resist a fabby set of flower stamps on the Honey Doo stand and also a very nice paper pad - like I need more paper to add to my huge stash !

I used the Honey Doo set to stamp the flowers onto some very pretty floral paper, which was a magazine freebie.  It's double sided and the other side was the lovely green dotty pattern and I used that side to stamp the leaves.  After cutting out, I curled the petals slightly and assembled a couple of each size of flower to create this multi-petal flower.  I added a pink faux pearl in the centre and a gentle dusting of Stardust Stickles on the petals and leaves to give a little sparkle.

I created the background using another of my new purchases - a stencil by The Craft Workshop - as I thought the hearts design would work well for a pink and girly design.  I used Distress Inks applied through the stencil onto a square of white cardstock, dried with a heat gun and then applied more of the palest DI (Spun Sugar) all over then added Picked Raspberry DI around the edges.  Finally I attached this stencilled layer over a piece of the paper used for the flower, to bring all the design elements together.

The pretty pink ribbon was from my stash as were the tiny pearl heart gems.

The little postcard sentiment is from a set of stamps by Little Claire and, as I wanted this to be a Get Well card, I stamped, cut out and attached the extra words to the postcard.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's project, do hop over to the CCT Blog to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT, there's a really gorgeous handbag made by Deb which is well worth a look.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little crafty space in Blogland, I really do appreciate it.


Kathyk said...

Just a glorious pink confection of loveliness matey!!

Glad to see your show purchases in action so swiftly too


Lauren Hatwell said...

Glorious is such a good word that I'm going to use it too. Your card is indeed GLORIOUS! How beautiful! Just goes to show you really NEEDED all those things ;oD


Annie said...

gorgeous card, and fabulous card, but better in real life!
thanks for lunch and a lovely afternoon catching up.
hugs, annie x