Friday, 30 September 2011

All Things Bright And Beautiful

I always try to enter the monthly By The Cute and Girly challenge if I can, as they have both brilliant challenge themes and also fab prizes :-), but this month has just flown by what with holidays and one thing and another. However I have been confined to barracks for the past couple of days due to this stinking cold, so I thought I would make a bright and beautiful card to cheer myself up!!  I found this cute stamped Forever Friends image lying around so decided to colour the flowers using some of my new funky bright tones of Flexmarkers (I always colour fur using Copics, but I'm looking out for what new Flexmarker shades appear later to see if I can get some fur colours from Letraset too!!).

Here's the result of my efforts, which is attempting to address the theme of "bright and beautiful" in 2 ways - "each little flower that opens" (from the hymn lyrics) and bright colours (which I always find a bit scary, but I made myself do it lol!).

I also decided to use one or two neglected bits & bobs from my stash ... the flowers that teddy is holding are daisies, so I dug out some flat flowers from my stash plus some metal spacers .... not been near them for quite a while!

Main image: Forever Friends, coloured with Copics and Flexmarkers;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Springtime";
Supplies: pearls and spacers from The Hobby House; ribbon and daisies from my stash;
Tools: large circle, large scalloped circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "doily lace"edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.


Cute Card Thursday #184 - Animal Crackers!
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
Deep Ocean #9 - Happy Birthday
Cupcake #161 - If You Go Down to the Woods Today ...
Sentimental Sundays #74 - Step Out of Your Comfort Zone (bright colours!)
Corrosive #133 - Punches &/or Dies
Ooh-La-La #89 - Punches / Dies
Wee Memories #69 - Patterned Paper
By The Cute & Girly (September) - All Things Bright & Beautiful
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Southern Girls #28 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Lollipop #50 - Anything Goes
Anything Goes #50 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #26 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

That's all for now ... back tomorrow with a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge ;-)


  1. I love this card Pauline - great colour combo and terrific colouring. It ticks all the boxes for me :) Di xx

  2. Cute! Lovely bright card Pauline. Ruby x

  3. Awww how sweet this is, love the soft colours and gorgeous bright coloured flowers, love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Good luck xx

  4. Gorgeous card Pauline, very pretty flowers and colours, just perfect for our challenge this month. Thanks for playing along.Good Luck. Carol. BTC&G. Carolxx

  5. What pretty papers and colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly ;)

  6. Pauline, this is such a lovely card. It's sooooo pretty!
    Thank you for joining in our sketch saturday challenge this week.
    Did you know that we have a DT call at the moment?
    Jo xx

  7. just beautiful, love the pretty colours!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a great weekend, Debxx

  8. What a sweet card with such lovely colours. Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week! x

  9. Oh this is soooo adoorable. I love the colours and your fab colouring. Thanks so much for sharing your bears with us at Cupcake! x

  10. what a pretty card and fab papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  11. beautiful card Pauline love the different coloured accent pearls, cute papers too! :0)

  12. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the adorable image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  13. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

  14. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at OLL this time and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck in the draw. Hugs x

  15. Gorgeous and totally sweet card. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

  16. so cute so sweet :-) great job -Thanks for playing with Lollipop ! hugs Joanna

  17. Pauline your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the little FF bear you've used and the colours are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for us anything goes challenge, we'd love it if you could join us again and help reach our target of 1000 entry's
    hugs Mandy xx

  18. Wow Pauline this is so cute. Love FF and your colours are adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
    Dawn x

  19. Wow Pauline this is so cute. Love FF and your colours are adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
    Dawn x

  20. Lovely card!!!! Thanks for sharing at By the Cute & Girly’s *Bright and Beautiful* challenge and for being so faithful to our challenges.


    * I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :) Hope to see you there !


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x