Monday, 4 July 2016

My Besties UK July Challenge- Summertime

Hi everyone, as you read this I will be returning from Barcelona so will have lots to share in my next post. Today is the first Monday of the month so sees a new challenge at My Besties UK. Our optional theme this month is Summertime. There have been some big changes to the team this month and, although I have been sad to see old members leave, we have some very talented people joining us this month. Please pop over to the challenge post to welcome them and see their work.

For my card, I have used img 076 Sophia. Isn't she gorgeous? I decided to use some beautiful summery papers I won recently- they are called Paradise Crush and are from the Trimcraft First Edition range. They are designed by Louise Tiler and I won a 6x6 and 12x12 pad in a giveaway on her Instagram page. I love these summery colours, so chose to use these for my colouring, using Spectrum Noir markers, and then continued the butterfly theme.

For the centre panel I embossed a piece of white card (I have no idea what the folder is, I've had it years!), then inked it using Picked Raspberry distress ink. I added a bright pink ribbon and bow to the panel then added the image. I fussy cut some butterflies from the paper pad and added them with some pink pearls to finish the card.

Alphabet Challenge Blog Ink it Up
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge
Ooh La La Creations Something beginning with F- Flower in her hair and Fluttering Butterflies
Color It Create It Show It Off July Challenge

Thanks for visiting today and for your lovely comments.


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Cathy, love the beautiful colours and card design.
Linda xxx

Kathy said...

oooh love your choices of colours for this one

Shabneez said...

Cute image - love the butterflies! Glad you had a good break. Shabneez xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Cathy this is beautiful
Gr Karin

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Hi Cathy, what a beautiful card, Love the colors you have used on this one.

Desire Fourie said...

Cathy this is just so beautifully coloured and I love the pink and aqua.
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Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Cathy this is a gorgeous card that is such a beautiful image. I hope you had a wonderful time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for join us at the Colour it, Create it, Show it off challenge blog.

Hugs, Ilonka DT

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Cathy I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge I for Ink It Up. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Laine said...

Such lovely colour and tone Cathy.

Brawny said...

Wow this is just amazing. Love it Cathy x

Michelle Windsor said...

This is just gorgeous thank you for joining us at My besties Colour it, create it, show it off
Michelle xx

Sheena Mckee said...

Superb colouring,thank you for joining in with us at world wide open and good luck

DeBe said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, I love the inked texture on the band.Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Anything Goes ! Good Luck! Denyse x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely Bestie card, she's just TOO cute

Scrap World da Leo said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over here at Colour it, Create it, Show it off.
Good Luck!
Eleonora DT

Annette Stapylton said...

Super gorgeous, great colouring and beautiful design, nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card love the design and detail.
Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
Hugs Julie xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous, great design, fab colours & fantastic colouring!
Dawn xx