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:
The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge 4 - Shimmer & Pearls
The Paper Shelter Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge 41 - Birthdays
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
2 Sisters Challenge 45 - Fairies
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)
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 61 - Summertime
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 13 - Fairies
By the Cute and Girly Challenge June - In the garden
Bearly Mine Challenge 13 - Summertime
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
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 83 - Summer flowers
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)
Marks Finest Papers Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 61 - Make it Sparkle