Thursday, 18 February 2016

Buttons or pearls at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies

Happy Thursday everyone. As I write this the rain is pouring down, a typical half term day, but we have finally had sun this week, hooray! Hopefully we are going to explore the Roman Baths at Bath tomorrow. My eldest son is history obsessed and has been studying the Romans, so it will be a big treat for him.

Today's card is my DT card for the new challenge at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies. Our challenges are always Anything Goes, but this time we have the option of buttons or pearls. I use pearls all the time anyway, so I challenged myself to use buttons instead.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
 I chose this super cute image called Chibi Flowerpot Peeker. Isn't she sweet? This image was an absolute joy to colour too. I added the Just for You sentiment myself and love the way there is a space left to be able to personalise the card in this way.
I began by choosing the papers I wanted to use- these are from the Trimcraft First Edition Love Story 8x8 paper pad. I love the patterns and colours of these papers and so continued those colours in my colouring. I've added some sweet flower buttons and 2 bright pink papers from my stash to finish the card.
The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir markers. The colours used are:
Skin FS2 (I have my favourite marker back!), FS4, FS9, CR2 Eyes TB3
Hair GB2 GB8
Flowers CR2 CR3 PP3 CG1 CG4
Flowerpot TN2 TN3 TN5 TN7
Bug and butterfly BP2 BP3 DR1
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Thanks for visiting and commenting today. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week, whatever you have planned.


  1. Beautifully coloured image Cathy! Love those papers as well. Hope it stays dry for your visit to the Roman Baths - my eldest would love it too! Have fun! Shabneez xxx

  2. Love the cute image, coloured beautifully, lovely design - great card. have a great day in Bath tomorrow - I loved it!!

  3. Such a cutie Cathy. Enjoy your time in Bath, its a fabulous place and the Roman Baths are amazing!

  4. Hi Cathy this is a gorgeous card the image is so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Oh Cathy, what a sweet little card! I love the image & the beautiful colours!
    Dawn xx

  6. How gorgeous is this image. Fabulous cardvx

  7. What an adorably cute card. Love the colour choices and the papers you have used. The image is wonderful and so sweet.

    ❤️ & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  8. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
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