Tuesday 6 August 2019


Good Morning lovely crafters!

Before I tell you about my card, I'm wondering what your crafty process is.  Do you colour your image first, and then decide how you're going to use it, picking papers and a design?  Or do you design the card first, and then colour your image, knowing exactly what size to print it and colours you want to use, to match the papers you've chosen?  My sister often laughs at me, because I often design the card first, as I did with this one.  I had the card completed before the image even hit my computer screen.

I flip between the two methods, but I think card before image is my favourite.

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Our theme for the week, chosen by the lovely Karen, is:

I have used Pretty as a Picture on my card.  I have coloured the image with the following ProMarkers:

Skin: Coral; Soft peach; Putty; Almond; Satin; Ivory
Hair and palette: Cocoa; Cinnamon; Praline (brush marker)
Dress & shoes: Rose Pink; Baby Pink; Pale Pink
Socks; Warm grey 1; Blender
Flowers, paints and paint brushes; dress bow: Magenta; Rose Pink; Apple; Cool Aqua; Yellow; Pumpkin; Purple; Maroon

My papers are from the Stamperia Garden pack.  I've used Spellbinders dies for some of the papers, the image and the sentiment, and Poppy Crafts dies for the doily and watering can with flowers.  The sentiment is a Clear Impressions stamp.

To finish off the card, I've added a strip of lace and a few pearls.

Be sure to pop back to the challenge blog to see what the rest have put together to inspire you this week, or head straight to our fantastic sponsor to see what else they have available!

Thanks so much for popping in for a look today ☺️


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #111: Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #43: Something beginning with B: Blooms; Birthday
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #97: Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #359: Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Challenge #95: Anything Goes using an ADU image


  1. Gorgeous image and beautifuly coloured love all the flowers,elements and layers.I tend to look for the papers then colour image to match-sometimes have even found some that think they will go with another image and end up making a completly different card altogether lol
    Carol x

  2. WOW!! This is just gorgeous!! Beautifully colored and amazing! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  3. Awesome project! I love all of the flowers and the textures! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  4. This is gorgeous. So many beautiful layers to admire. The papers are beautiful as are the rest of the embellies you added. I always look forward to admiring your cards. Your colouring is stunning and your cards are always filled with fun embellies and gorgeous layers.
    Have a great day. Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  5. adorable, wow, Really lovely card and designed beautifully, great colours and thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.
    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU
    [aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  6. Hi Linda just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  7. This is so cute and I love all the layers. The sentiment is perfect for this card too.
    Thank you for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge blog, good luck and I hope you are back soon.
    Marilyn S

  8. It definitely varies for me... some images tell me what the card will look like so I make the card first, and others I run with the image and then try to find the card design that matches!
    Your method clearly worked for you on this one because WOW!!!! This is one of my favourites of yours.

  9. Beautiful card Linda. Love that image.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #111. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lou DT xo

    JemLou Productions


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