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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Quirky Secret Garden

Monica chose a lovely challenge this time, it is called Secret Garden and must feature flowers. 
We have two sponsors, Samaflora who is giving some hand made flowers to two lucky winners, and Unky who is our brand new sponsor and provided the gorgeous images we have used - you really need to go see the rest on the Quirky Blog too!
For my first card I used Aurora Cherry Blossom, I coloured her with Promarkers and die cut a frame with Spellbinders. I put some Chatterbox ribbon top and bottom of the image and the pearlescent panel the frame is mounted on has some very pretty chiffon ribbon printed with daisies from Crafty Ribbons. 
I die cut the cherry blossoms with Britannia dies, and punched the centres with a Nellie Snellen punch, and added green to the ends, and Stickles to the middles. I haven't decided if I am going to add a sentiment yet. The frame is popped up and with the flowers this is very 3d.
Cherry blossoms make me happy, they are all about new beginnings and Spring. Our poor cherry blossom tree really suffered in the drought last summer, it lost all of it's leaves so early and we are hoping for signs that it has survived and will blossom this Spring.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Craft Mojo - Spring flowers (March)
ABC - G is for Girls (Sat)
Allsorts Challenge - Spring is coming (Sat)
Passion for Promakers - Make it digital (Tues)
The Technique Twist - Faux frames (Sat 15th) (Winner)
The East Wind Challenge Blog - Use a digi (13th March)

My second card features Vintage Dolly Girl Mon Amour Sitting in the Flower Garden, and I set her in her secret garden behind a green fence and gates die cut with Spellbinders DLites, and sitting on some HOTP paper representing a picnic blanket. I added some Prima blooms, and a die cut sentiment using a die free with a magazine. The image is coloured with Promarkers (I haven't mastered clothes yet, the hair is getting better) and die cut with Spellbinders.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Feeling Crafty - Use a digi and bling (March)
I Love Promarkers - Use die cuts but no punches (Wed)
That Craft Place - Anything goes (Sun)
Stamping for the weekend - Sparkle and Shine (Fri 14th and I really hope it wasn't me that posted too many entries last time, my memory is awful)


  1. fabulous cards Cazzy!


  2. Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

  3. Two beautiful creations and perfect for our Spring theme Cazzy.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'G is for Girls' challenge xx

  5. Gorgeous cards! :)

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge this month - good luck! :)

  6. Lovely cards, I like the bright colours on the second, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  7. So stunning Cazzy.Really gorgeous image and i love your beautiful design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Lovely looking cards. Fabby image too. Thanks for making it digital and playing with us over at passion for Promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs

  9. fabulous cards I love the colors and the images thanks for joining us @ Technique Twist :)

  10. Fabulous cards, love them both and your card designs. Thank you for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  11. Hi Cazzy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Sooo pretty Carol!!! I love the colour combinations, they are super charming! and beautiful dies XD xxx
    Unky from TheEastWind

  13. What a fun card and I love the faux frame. THanks for joining us at the Technique Twist!

  14. This is soooo beautiful! just love the colors you have used for this fabulous image!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

  15. Gorgeous!!! Love the sweet colours... Thanks for taking part in The Technique Twist challenge...

  16. These are SO GORGEOUS Cazzy!! I love them!! Awesome coloring.. Love the colors!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The East Wind!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT Member @ The East Wind
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  17. Love both of these faux-framed cards! Thanks so much for playing along this week at the Technique Twist!

  18. Now those are FUN frames, so colorful and full of life!
    Awesome choices for the Technique Twist Challenge, thanks for joining us!


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