Wednesday, 26 January 2011


I really like today's card. It is a bit bigger than I normally make because it is 8"x 8" but I have made a few that size recently and they are such fun to do. So ...... embroidery, butterflies, lace, pearls, flowers and PINK.....what more could a girl want on her card?

Yes, it's Wednesday so it is Pixie Cottage Challenge day today and the theme this week is ..... Flowers. There's also a sketch if you'd like to use that, but just for once I've only used the theme this week.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

City Crafter - Sew Fun
Crafts and Me - Monochrome
Creative Belli Blog - P is for....(PINK of course!!) Forgotten embellishment is the embroidery stencil.
Friday Sketchers - the sketch
Gingerloft - Things that fly
Papercutz - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Stampinsanity - Shades of you
Top Tip Tuesday - Fabulous Flowers
Woodware USA - Anything Goes

I love the way these little butterflies stack up when you add 3, one on top of the other.

Isn't this image gorgeous??? It's pretty and oh so feminine and it just happens to be my favourite flower in the world. The stamp is called 'Star Gazer' and it's by the Pixie Cottage's own DT member, ArTish. You can buy this stamp by clicking here.

I hope you'll wander over to the challenge blog to see whose amazing cards by the fab DT again - and hope to see you all joining in the challenge this week.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Judi said...

GORGEOUS work Sharon! So much detail, and I love the colour you've used.

Judi x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Sharon.

Janna said...

Sharon, you card is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU! Janna

Jo said...

Love the white accents! Thanks for joining in the fun at DYSU!

WencheP said...

WOW! This is beautiful, love the flowers and the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


isu.alum said...

Beautiful! Love the circular layout too! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

Lisette Morris said...

Wow Sharon! the flowers just jump at you as do the butterflies too! Gorgeous card!

Tanya R said...

Truly one pretty card.

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - love the stitching and the pearls. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

artish said...

magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!! love love love the color! *i recognized the sketch ;) i, too, am a fan of big cards!!

Miranda said...

very pretty Sharon, and some of the details are so gorgeous
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in with StampInsanity's "Shades of You" challenge, a new challenge will be up tomorrow, hope to see you again :D

Eiglas said...

Lovely card with beautiful detail - I especially like the lace and ribbon!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

princesskitten said...

those flowers are outstanding - wow

kitten - DYSU team

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation with great colors, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Lovely card! Love the embroidery and the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, looks like a lot of work has gone into this, and it's so pretty and feminine. I don't know what I'd do with an 8x8 card....all that space! lol. yes, that is a gorgeous flower image, you've made a very special card. CoB

Carole of Brum said...

Me again, I've just been having a further stroll around your lovely blog, and I have to say it's full of gorgeous creations. I can tell when someone's work has inspired me cos I find I have soooooo much to say about it, lol. Fabulous, will be dropping by again for sure! CoB

Maria Matter said...

oh Sharon, this is GORGEOUS hun!!!
Thanks for sharing with us @ Creative Belli!

Pauline said...

This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Jack said...

Stunning card, love all the lace. And that sewing - WOW. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Ros said...

WoW! your embroidery is amazing!!! gorgeous card ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Jeanette said...

This is really beautiful. What a wonderful card.
Hugs Jeanette xxo

joy said...

Very feminine card! Love the pink and pearls. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card and love the colour pink! The detail on your card is perfect :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
Lynn xx

Samantha said...

Lovely card, Beautiful flowers, love those butterflies too! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope we see you at Top Tip Tuesday next challenge too! Hugs Samantha :0)

Caroljenks said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are fab and your details are amazing. I just LOVE the stitching!

Thanks for joining us for our 'Fabulous Flowers' challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Linda R. said...

Your card has so many yummy details to look at.. I love the stitching.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly beautiful in every way!
Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!

Melly said...

This is just stunning! Love the pink tones and all the butterflies! Those star-gazier lilies are just gorjuss!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this time!
Hugs Melly xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is adorable! I love all the little details. The butterflies are to cute and the image is just magical with your coloring. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Gingerloft Challenges.