Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Shaped cards - Crafting with dragonflies DT

Hello my dears,

Just swinging by to share this fortnight's Crafting with Dragonflies DT post with you all, and the theme is Shaped cards.

Now, my first set of Grand Nestibilities should be on its way, but in the meantime, I managed to find a pack of shaped cards, so figured I'd grab them and use them (I normally make my own card blanks... Don't see the point in wasting money on something so easy to make!).

Now, we are sponsored this challenge by the wonderful MilkCoffee and by All Dressed Up and they gave us some gorgeous digis to play with.

This is my card using an All Dressed Up digi, called "Little Angel":

I used some paper from a Spellbinders Mixed media pad and inked the edges with Walnut Stain ink. The flowers are from WOC and some other embellishments from Live & Love Crafts. The wings are of course covered in Stardust Stickles, as is the flower garland in her hair.
The lace was from my stash, and I chose that particular one, as I thought the pattern resembled angel wings.
The sentiment came from a magazine freebie set.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wild orchid Crafts - Wings and things
Stampin' for the weekend - Sparkle and shine
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - G is for Girls
Sparkles Monthly - ribbon/Lace, hearts and pearls (2nd entry)

And of course I could not resist making a card with a MilkCoffee image too. This particular image was a freebie on their blog some time ago...

I think the papers I used here are Melissa Frances... The heart die is from Memory Box and the large gemstones from My Mum's Craft Shop.
The ballerina charm was a pound shop find!

As you've probably been able to tell, I've found a new favourite hair colour... The "dirty ash blonde" look is far more realistic, I find, than the more yellowy blonde, and more co-operative with Promarkers than browns are.

Anyways, that's my contributions to the theme, now it's your turn - after you've seen what the other Dragonflies have been up to, of course!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore encore - Use a stamp or digi

Be excellent to each other!



Lozzy said...

Both gorgeous cards Sammy but i do love the Little Angel card, the white is just right for the sweet Angel, really pretty..Hugs Lozzy xx

Donna Mosley said...

Two stunning cards Sammy, gorgeous images and designs.

Donna x

An Occasional Genius said...

Both very beautiful cards Sammy, I'd love to know what colours you've used for your 'dirty ash blonde' hair lol! xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Sammy, both images are so sweet and coloured beautifully. I love your fabulous detailing too, especially the lace on your first card.
Sue xx

Irish Cherokee said...

The first card has an air of elegant beauty. The roses and image are perfect together.
The second card is light and playful. Perfect for a birthday card.

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely cards - both of them. I do like the hair colour on the second one as well. I have a set of large scalloped circles but only the smallest will go through my Big Shot! I have to trace, and fussy cut if I want a bigger scalloped circle!

Ina G said...

WOW both these cards are beautiful. Love the simple shape and all the lovely elements you have added. Just stunning.

Jane Savage said...

Fantastic cards, Sammy. The ballerina card would be perfect for my step-niece whose bithday it is soon as she's a professional dancer (and that thin too!!).
The first card. wow! This has a real ethereal, angelic look to it, perfect for the image. I actually thought the lace looked like wings before you mentioned it. Genius! xx

happyglitzygirl said...

I love them both, so different, great details, blessings Hilde

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Your submission is awesome!! Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge.

La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
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Wynn said...

Love your cards Sammy. The angel one is very elegant and the other is really cute.Hugs Wynn xx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Sammy, the first one is so soft, delicate and elegant whilst the second one is so pretty with the sweet image and hearts.

Kat W said...

Two gorgeous cards Sammy - I think the top one is my fave as it is really pretty all in white :-)
Big hugs, Kat x

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for playing at ABC
Hugz Donna

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles
good luck in the draw
Shaz DT xx

Jacque said...

Just love your cards , especially the one you have submitted to the Wild Orchid Challenge. The way you have used the WOC products is so pretty!! I am so sorry but our rules state that you may only participate inb two other challenges so your submission will not be eligible for the prize this fortnight. We hope to see you again real soon!! Big hugs...Jacque

Rebecca said...

I absolutely LOVE your card! It's SO pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month we hope to see you again.

Love From Rebecca DT xx