Friday, 11 November 2011

Swirls and Pearls

Good morning everyone, Friday is here again so there's a new challenge over at Polka Doodles. This week your hostess is Daniele and she's chosen the theme of Swirls and Pearls with Pretty Pastels.
I really enjoyed this challenge as I love flourishes (bet you didn't know that!!!) and loved combining this with some textures on my card so without further ado, here it is.

All of the papers on my card as well as the cute image are from the Pretty Sweet CD which all the Design Team really love so I'm guessing you will see quite a lot of cards using this one.
I used the pretty papers for matting and layering, having printed out the pretty lilac one on to linen card for a lovely textured look.
I printed out the cute digital stamp and coloured her with Promarkers. I then cut her out and added her to the oval layered mat with foam tape. I used my favourite trick of doubling the tape behind her head to give added dimension.
I embossed 2 panels of white linen card with the Craft Concepts Gem Flourishes folder and swiped them with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple ink. I also sponged the ink round the edges of these and the larger base panel.
I finished off with some flourishes die cut with a Sissix design from mauve card then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and some flowers punched with a Papermania emboss punch with pearl centres.
The Design Team have made some gorgeous samples to inspire you so do hop over for a peek.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Follow That Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Cute
Paper Crafting Journey - Embossing
Charisma Cardz - Cutesy
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Punch Time
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Embossing

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Lovely card with a great colour combo! Valerie
Have a good weekend, hope your weather brightens up a bit!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun super cute image and just love the layout hugs cherylxx

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Fliss,love the image, your colouring is just perfect as usual, Have a good weekend.
Irene x

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful card hun! Thanks for taking part over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Meggymay said...

A super adorable image, love the card. Yvonne x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Fliss got my parcel today woohoo thank you so much for these gorgeous stamps and of course the lovely card. I am busy playing with them. It was so thoughtful of you to add the easy mount I didnt expect it a lovely surprise. Great card you cant beat a good swirl now can you. This is such a pretty card and beautifully done as usual.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A lovely little girl and wonderful coloring. Love the heart swirl.

Sheryl Hare said...

Beautiful. I love what you did with the papers and the image is stunning. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Good Luck Hugs Sheryl xx

Jacqueline said...

Hi Fliss - a lovely cute card - it's a very pretty image - Jacqueline xx

Andrea Fogleman said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Dot said...

Lovely and sweet card. Thank you for joining our 'punch time' challenge at DDCC.
hugs Dorte,x

kim edmonds said...

sweet card,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Suzilou said...

Such a sweet card and very cute image and I do love all your embilshments and texture :)

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! I love watching you creations.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So cute! Thank You so much for joining our punch and die-cut challenge at Dutch Dare this week!

Daniele said...

what a cutie Fliss
have a great weekend

louise said...

Hi Fliss loving your pretty card,have a good weekend
Hugs Louise xx

Sandra said...

How cute is this card Fliss
Sandra x

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Lovely card, very prettu papers and nicely coloured. Thank You for joining the I Love ProMarkers Challenge Blog this week.

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

You really successfully worked in a variety of embossing patterns on your card, and it is gorgeous!I hope you'll create with us agian at Frosted Designs!

Terry said...

The colours in this, its such a spectacular combination. Your day sounds just like mine. The weather here was terrible so nothing else. Hope you enjoyed lot in your weekend.
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Bea und Doreen said...

your card is amazing. Lovely colors.
Hugs, Doreen xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely colouring and flourishes, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x