Monday, 1 August 2016

My Besties UK August Challenge

Hi everyone. Today is a special day as we are off on our holidauly to Portugal. As some of you know, we were hit by  the Lowcostholiday firm going bust, so we have had a stressful few weeks sorting out our hotel.  Everything is sorted now and we are all so excited. I may not be able to visit your blogs this week so please forgive my absence.

Today also sees a new challenge at My Besties UK.. From now on challenges will be on the 1st of every month.

This month's optional theme is Sparkle or Bling and this is my DT card:

I love this image, called Nurse Bonnie and available to buy here. I knew she would be perfect for a get well card but it took me a while to settle on a design and papers for the card that included some bling.

In the end I chose these First Edition Love Story papers as the colours really appealed to me. I found some flowers I'd already cut with the pad, so my bling element was sorted as I added some gems to those.

I coloured the digi using Copics for the skin and hair and Spectrum Noirs for the clothes. It's a little hard to see but I added some sparkle by using SN Sparkle markers for the flowers and red trim.

I finished off my card with a Tonic Flourish die and sentiment stamp from my stash. I hardly ever use flourishes on my cards but felt this one finished the card nicely.

Make sure you visit the My Besties blog to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the team. Hope you will join us in the challenge too.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:


  1. Morning Cathy, this is gorgeous, love the sweet image and beautiful papers.
    Linda xxx

  2. A gorgeous card Cathy and a wonderfully coloured image xx

  3. a very delightful card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at Alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Cute card and detail Cathy.

  5. Hi Cathy this is a stunning card I love the image you have used. I hope you have a wonderful holiday after all the trouble. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi Cathy, this is a beautiful card, I love your gorgeous colouring and pretty card design. Have a super holiday!

  7. Cute image and love those papers myself Cathy. Enjoy your hols! Shabneez xxx

  8. A fabulous card Cathy, such a pretty image and great design.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  9. A very sweet card and wonderful colouring. Your placement of flowers to mirror the die-cut is just perfect. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Use A Stamp or Digistamp'. Nicola DT

  10. sooooooo Darling, Cathy! I love your bright colors, and clear lines. It's a wonderful and pretty creation! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes with a Stamp or Digi". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  11. Cute and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts
    "a touch of sparkle" challenge;-))m

  12. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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

    Helen x

  14. Glad you got the hols sorted out!
    Love the card, your colouring is great, as are your added elements!
    Dawn xx

  15. Hope you enjoy your holiday

    Cute card!!!

  16. Cathy this is just so pretty. Loving the mix of design papers. This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. This is just fabulous Cathy, thank you so much for joining in at the first SNSRC! Hugs Squirrel xx