Monday, May 6, 2013

Flower Power

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a terrific start!  The weather here has been ugly for days - rainy, chilly and windy!  Looking forward to that nice Spring weather we were having earlier last week!  I managed to visit my craft room a couple of times over the weekend and I now have a card to share that is for a few challenges I like to do.  A lot of them had a similar theme - "lots of flowers" - so that worked out well.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the pretty pastel patterned papers are from the Authentique Spring 6x6 pad.  My adorable image is Merry Weather from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a soft cloudy sky and some grass again for my Spring scene.  She is framed with a Spelbbinders Decorative Labels One diecut.  I added some lace and a triple-loop satin bow with a silver charm (thanks, June!).  A bunch of flowers (mostly Wild Orchid Crafts) and a spray of pearls (thanks, Lori!) finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I promise to try and visit later this evening after Dancing With The Stars!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World April/May Challenge (April showers bring May flowers)
Elphine House Challenge #43 (flower power)
Papertake Weekly (sketchie free for all; I used the given sketch #78)
Crafts and Me Challenge #131 (floral frenzy)
One Stop Craft Challenge #227 (flower power)
Craft Your Passion #161 (floral delights)
Forever Friends Fortnightly #61 (pastel colors)
Digi Galore Challenge (Spring)

Here is the PTW sketch:

Have a great evening and see you soon!


  1. Ooh, this is so precious. That image is such a sweetie and I love your flowers and pretty pink ribbon.

    I'm sorry the CKC was a bust. Especially, after you went out in the rain. Will it never go away and the temps warm up? The sun has finally come out late this afternoon. It looks awesome!!

  2. gorgeous, such an adorable image and I love the added pearls

  3. WOW!! This sure is gorgeous Carla!! Stunning coloring and I love the added bow and flowers! :) HUGS

  4. So very sweet, Carla. Love your choice of colours and embellies.

  5. Adorable! Killer coloring (-: beautiful embellishments !!!!

  6. Wow this is really a beautiful color palette Carla. It's such a refreshing and sweet design. Lovely! Hugs!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love everything about it Carla. The papers are so beautiful, the sketch is great and as always your coloring is beautiful.

  8. This is so pretty, Carla. Fantastic coloring and the lace, flowers and pearls give it such a nice ultra feminine touch.

  9. Gosh, Carla, this is so beautiful! Love the fabulous coloring of that sweet image; love the gorgeous papers, die cuts, and embellishments! Just a fabulous take on that sketch! Love it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. What an adorable image and card! Your choice of colors and embellishments gives this card a very soft, feminine feel. Lovely!!

  11. Really pretty Carla, beautiful colours and image, love your bow!! hugs, Karenx

  12. Oh this is so gorgeous.

  13. gorgeous card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  14. Stunning card and so beautifully presented thank you for joining our challenge at Forever/Friends "PASTEL COLOURS" and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  15. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

  16. so stunning carla.your design is beautiful and i love the pretty floral details and image.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Carla- this is really so pretty! Your coloring is always stellar!

  18. beautiful coloring and i love all the details. gorgeous card, Carla!

  19. So very pretty and feminine - lovely pastel colours and I love the sky and grass (you're so good at that!!)..Gorgeous card all round ;)

  20. Such pretty pastels and a wonderful take on the sketch you used. This card is so sweet and girly. Thanks for joining us at Elphine House Australia and we hope to see you back again soon. Good luck in the challenge Carla. "Hugs" Carol

  21. Very sweet Carla! Beautifully colored and designed!!

  22. Carla, gorgeous card. Love your coloring and all the flowers. That lace is beautiful.

  23. Beautiful pastel creation. Gorgeous image, flowers and lush lace
    Thanks for joining in our fortnightly challenge at FF
    Hugs Kelly DT

  24. Gorgeous card.Your colouring is super and you've added such beautiful details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  25. Adorable card, Carla. This is such a sweet image and love how you colored her. All the pretty embellies are fabulous and finish off the card very nicely.
    Cathy Lee

  26. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  27. Just a stunning card Carla. I love the layout and how you have colored her just perfect.

  28. A beautiful card. I love the adorable image and your flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.


  29. This is a delightful image, beautifully coloured. The colour palette is so pretty and fresh, The flowers are gorgeous and springy. Thanks for joining our Floral Delights challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  30. Just fabulous Carla.. Just a sweet image and you colored her super. Amazing embellishments. Breath of fresh air and the start of Spring.
    Hugs, Patricia

  31. Awww Carla, what an absolutely gorgeous creation. I love your papers, and of course you know how I love your beautiful coloring. Everything about this card is so soft and delicate. Simply Stunning girlfriend. =)
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at both Elphine House Australia, and Elisabeth Bells World.

  32. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous I do love the colours you have used, thank you for joining us at EB world this month, Hugs Pops x x x

  33. Absolutely gorgeous card.

    I love the image and the wonderful scene you created with your Copics. I also love the papers you chose, that gorgeous lace/Spellbinders combo, and that bow with the charm!


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