Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 72 - Flowers!

Hi everyone, hope you've all been enjoying the hot weather we've been having here in the UK. I'm a real winter person so I'm pleased it's cooled down a bit today. We had a fab party at the weekend for my daughter, as she's leaving us to join the RAF next week. I'm so proud of her, but am going to miss her sooooo much.

Onto this week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers, another nice easy one - include flowers. With it being summer, most of us are using flowers on our creations now anyway. The winner will get their choice of 5 fab digis from Di's Digi Downloads. The Design Team got to choose some digis from our sponsor so I chose the castle background, then added a couple of Tildas and a digi sentiment from TLC Creations.
Get ready for picture overload lol!

I decided to have a go at a gatefold easel and add the scene into the hidden centre. I coloured the 2 Tildas and the castle background with Promarkers. The dp is from Making Memories, it's gorgeous and so sparkly. (I usually write everything down so I remember, but I didn't do it for this card for some reason). The corners and tag that Tilda is sitting on are also from the Making Memories set (I got it from QVC). I've punched the paisley papers with a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment has been die cut with a Nesties Labels die and added with a couple of layers of foam pads.

The butterfly is by K & Co and matched the papers perfectly. The laser cut corner is by Make It Crafty and is actually green, but my not so good photo taking skills have made it look a lot darker. I've added some Papermania green star gems either side of the corner. The flowers are Prima, to which I've added some Stardust Stickles in the centres. The leaves are a Marianne Creatables die. The gingham bows are Martha Stewart, and the crown charm is from Quixotic Paperie.

There are 3 gems on both sides of the openings of the gatefold, inside and out. I've added Stardust Stickles to the edges of the background picture and the castle windows as well as Tilda's wings. Also used are some random pearls and gems. I think that's it!

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 60 - Things with Wings (Tilda and butterfly)
Craft Room Challenge 3 - Summer Birthdays
The Crafty Pad Challenge 127 - Bold & Bright or Soft Pastels
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 11 - My favourite things (pink and green, Promarkers, Tildas)
Just Magnolia Week 112 - Butterfly theme
Little Darlings Challenge 2 - Favourite colour combo - (pink and green)
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge 22 - Anything Goes (the Tilda with the wand is more than 6 months old)
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 40 - T is for? (Tilda, tag)
Hooked on Craft Challenge 2 - Show us your flowers
Stamps R Us Challenge 24 - There was a little girl theme
The Shabby Tea Room Week 68 - favourite papers and embellishments
Flutter By Wednesdays Challenge 160 - Open (must include fairy, butterfly or angel)
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 12 - Something Old/Something New (old - gems, butterfly, Tilda with crown, new - Tilda with wings, laser chipboard corner)
Dream Valley Challenge 10 - Ribbon (2 bows)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Something Old/Something New ( old - gems, butterfly, Tilda with crown, new - Tilda with wings, laser chipboard corner)


Wendy said...

Stunning project hun love it thank yo for joining us at truly scrumptious challenge things. With wings.

Wendy DT TS

Maria said...

Beautiful summer card Julie, with such gorgeous detail, and your colouring is fab! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

jules said...

wow Julie! stunning!

Dawn said...

Such a delightful card! Love everything about it!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Mervi said...

This card is a fairytale, gorgeous entry to my summer birthday theme at
Craft-Room Challenge, thanks, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Kim B said...

Fantastic card. Love all the wonderful details. Thanks for joining the Craft-Room Challenge. xx

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful card. You did a great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week!

Jemima's Jems said...

oh wow what a gorgeous card, very pertty colours, i love it:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

HandmadebyTLC said...

Top Tip Tuesdays says your totally terrific Tilda on this tag is Tops! hehe
Thanks for joining us this week, good luck and hope to see you again next week!
Tammy Louise

Wedgie said...

Wow, what an amazing project, love all the detailing. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW! Fantastic card, love the bright colours and amazing design!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for this challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Myrna said...

What a wonderful card! Love how you made the gatefold and the easel card! Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

Carrie's Corner said...

Lovely card. I like the gatefold/easel combo. The colors work so well together. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.



A gorgeous card Julie - love the colours and the wonderful detail. A perfect card for a Princess!

Thank you so much for popping over to my Blog - I really appreciate it. Have a happy day - hugs, Sylvia x

Zoechaos said...

Brilliant! Great card and fabulous bright cheerful colours thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Fiona said...

wiw there's so much to look at!! fab creation and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Lisa M said...

Awww, Tilda with a toad...that's adorable!! :)
Your work here is amazing and I absolutely love this card!
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge.
Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

You must be so proud of your daughter! And this card is absolutely wonderful, filled with magical details. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Holy Smokes is this ever gorgeous. I love the way this card opens up. Of course, the Magnolia images are beautiful and colored to perfection. This is amazing and so beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's the Cat Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

hazel said...

Fabulous card - a real work of art. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Lori said...

Awww, such a sweet and pretty card!

Francesca said...

Absolutely Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie Challenge


Laila said...

OHH WOOWWW !! This is just amazing.. So many details. Love everything about it, but esp the little castle inside. It's really great. I'm sure the receiver will love it to bits too...
Hugs Laila

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Biggan said...

So well done and your colors are real summer!! Thanks for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps challenge!


Esther said...

Wow - what a bright pretty card..Thanks for joining our Craft-room challenge...Esther xx

sara said...

really gorgeous love how it opens to that fab little scene thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Lillemor said...

Wow what a gorgeuss princesscard!!! Just love the pretty colours and design.
Thanks for joining us at TOMI`C this week!
Have a nice day Lillemor

Carol L said...

Your card is truly a work of art, and sure to please the child who receives it! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! You have put a lot of work into this and it shows as this is just lush! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun i love the image and the papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. luv gina xx

Danni said...

Wow!! This is just stunning and amazing!! Fabulous job! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

uksharon said...

Fabulous card and teriffic detail.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Annette said...

So many fab details in this project, it is stunning. Thanks for joining our 'T' Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

Faye said...

Oh this is a lovely card, it's really made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at MMCS. Good Luck. x

bente_me said...

Love the colors and the cute stamps:)Really amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious
Hugs Bente:)

Caroljenks said...

Wow this is gorgeous - so much detail and so much to look at! Love it.

Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Debi said...

This is such a fab crad with lots of surprises! Thanks for joining us at CRC Debi x

Mandy said...

This is stunning,fabulous work...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked On Crafts...
Mandy x

Mona E said...

This is absolutely stunning! Loooove the inside of the card. It looks so beautiful with the scene. Gorgeous colours too. Thanks for playing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Melly said...

Stunning creation!
Love it all and the lil ribbon bow detail!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps I have CANDY if you fancy it!! xx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the cute image and the colours also. Thanks for joining our 'Thing with Wings' challenge at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Lena Katrine said...

A great creation in lovely colours! Thanks for playing along at Little Darlings this time, hope to see you again at our next challenge!
Hugs, Lena K

Lena Katrine said...

A great creation in lovely colours! Thanks for playing along at Little Darlings this time, hope to see you again at our next challenge!
Hugs, Lena K

Tracey Manderson said...

A fantastic card! Wow lots of work! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden

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