Monday, 23 January 2017

Friends are the essence of Life (Bugaboo sentiment)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I made this card using a hot pink Elise flower from my company, Flourish with a Bling. This flower comes in a range of beautiful colours. 

The shape for this card was really easy to make, keeping the bottom part at 15cm and the top at 5cm just so the back of the card is still attached. It does stand up easily (only will be an issue on really shiny surfaces). 

The lovely sentiment is from Bugaboo. I doodled around the sentiment with a Sharpie pen.

This card was in Australian magazine, Love Cardmaking issue 10 along with 5 more of my cards (I've just posted one, will show the rest on my blog in the near future). 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - black is back
Creatalicious - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - fab flowers
Deep Ocean - anything new - new shaped card for me
Digi Choosday - anything goes 
Inky Chicks -  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo sentiment image)
Southern Girls - stitch me up (doodled faux stitching)
Through the Craftroom Door -  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

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

Sending you love card (Crafty Sentiments sentiment)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I made this card using a lot of products from my company, Flourish with a Bling. You can find the white Maddison flowers, the Jack green leaves and the Chloe pearl flourish on our website (they all come in a range of colours). 

This card was in Australian magazine, Love Cardmaking issue 10 along with 5 more of my cards. 

I printed out a Crafty Sentiments image/sentiment in green and then die cut it.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - hearts and/or flowers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: summer or winter
Creative Craft Cottage - must use flowers
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes (CS sentiment used)
Creative Inspirations - fab flowers
Daisy Chain Challenges - add some sparkle
Inky Chicks  - anything goes 
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

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, 17 January 2017

The Little Purple Mermaid (Lacy Sunshine image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Isn't this a beautiful little mermaid from Lacy Sunshine? She was so sweet to colour and I created the sky background using a few copics - greys and blues. I have had rub-ons for so many years and not used them in so long I decided to see if they still worked hehe so the white parts on the background paper are actually all white rub-ons, I quite like how it turned out, gave more interest to the background paper I think. The silver frame was a cheap pack of them in a dollar type store, I just added my sentiment instead of a photo. 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar -  anything goes (I've used a sponsor's image)
Card Mania - layer it
Catch the Bug - Day 1 photo challenge
Colour Crazy Challenge -  anything goes  
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes   
Crafting by Designs - inspired by a movie - The Little Mermaid
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes  
Crafty Calendar - something new - new image for me
Creatalicious - anything goes with option of Winter or Summer (used a sponsor's image) 
Create & Inspire -  anything goes 
Creative Corner - anything goes
Creative Fingers - anything goes 
Creative Inspirations - fab flowers
Daisy Chain Challenges - Add some sparkle
Deep Ocean -  anything new - new image for me
Digi Choosday - anything goes  
Glitter & Sparkle - gold or silver (silver)
Inky Chicks - anything goes  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes  
Love to Scrap - anything goes  
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - jet setting in January (out on the water)
The Paper Shelter - add some ribbon or lace (lace)
Polkadoodles - anything goes  
Ribbon Girl -  anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - chill out
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes 

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Friends forever card (Crafty Sentiments sentiment)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This is a card I created as part of a set of cards for an Australian magazine (Love Cardmaking issue 10), I was asked to create sophisticated cards using embellishments so of course I jumped at the chance to use some of my company's products! I used a black Maddison flower, Jack olive green leaves and a Black Chloe pearl flourish all from Flourish with a Bling. I would love for you to check out my store, we ship worldwide and have so many beautiful unique products you won't find anywhere else.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart -  anything goes 
Crafty Catz - anything goes with a twist: butterflies
Crafty Gals Corner - use patterned paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
The Crazy Challenge - black is back
Creative Craft Cottage - ribbons and/or pearls (pearls)
Creative Inspirations - fab flowers
Daisy Chain Challenges - Add some sparkle
Inky Chicks -  anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

As always, 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

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Cupcake Stand card (CC Designs images)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I haven't created a card like this for quite some time, I thought I'd lost my mojo but this has helped to make me feel better as I think it turned out quite cute. I was inspired by another crafter (Katie K) who made an icecream stand card and she also gave a tutorial on her post so I will give you the link in case you'd like to try it - HERE. I actually made mine a little larger than she did. I printed out these sweet little girls and also extra cupcakes so I could add them to the table. These are little girls from CC Designs (store), originally digital, they don't sell digital anymore but you can get the sitting fairy in rubber form - HERE (direct link to fairy image).

I used toadstools and grass from my company, Flourish with a Bling and made my own flowers from old punches I have. 


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Totally technical - cupcake stand shaped card
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
As you like it - fave hair colour combo - Copic markers E29-27-25-23-21, I use these more often than any other colours, they blend well (except one needs a new tip so is giving me a bit of grief at the moment). I love how E29 is so dark yet you can get light highlights of E21.
Card Mania -  layer it 
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes 
Craft-Alnica - new beginnings - new business
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - anything goes 
Crafting with Friends - anything goes  
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes  
The Crafty Addicts -  anything goes or monochromatic
Crafty Calendar - something new - new business, new lace
Crafty Creations - anything goes  
Crafty Gals Corner - use patterned paper (wood, checked & banner papers)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper (wood, checked & banner papers)
The Crazy Challenge - 3 of a kind - 3 toadstools
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: HNY/wishes
Create & Inspire - anything goes with option of creating a calendar
Creative Corner - anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - ribbons and/or pearls - pearls on cupcakes & flower centres
Creative Fingers - anything goes 
Creative Inspirations - fab flowers
Cute as a Button - fairies/love
Daisy Chain Challenges - Add some sparkle
Deep Ocean - anything new - new business, new lace
Digi Choosday -  anything goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday - angels/fairies or winter (fairy sitting on "table")
Get Creative - anything goes 
Glitter & Sparkle - anything goes
In the Pink -  anything pink goes
Inky Chicks - anything goes 
Inspiration Destination - anything goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes 
Julia Spiri -  anything goes with optional twist: make a planner/journal
Lacy Sunshine's Color & Craft - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Love to Scrap -  anything goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - jet-setting in January - Eating cupcakes on vacation 
Polkadoodles - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - January card challenge 
Send a smile 4 kids - Valentine's Day/Love for kids
Star Stampz - show off your new stuff - new card shape, new lace 
Through the Craftroom Door -  anything goes

I hope you've enjoyed coming to my blog, thanks for checking out my unusual shaped card,

XOX Lucy