Saturday, 27 February 2016

Be your own kind of...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Saturday to you all!

I am on holiday now for a week to recharge my batteries after such a hectic February!

I have had a blast going to Frankfurt, Hanover and of course Birmingham for Trade Shows and Viva Decor too.

My card today is made using one of the new stamps from IndigoBlu.

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. Matted and layered red pearlescent card onto the base.
3. Created the topper by first using a new stencil design by Kathryn Halstead for Personal Impressions and Memento Ink Rose Bud and Angel Pink, I then stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with WOW embossing powder. 
4. I matted and layered the topper onto black card then adhered to base card.
5. I wrapped black ribbon around all layers and made a double bow and added a cabachon to the centre.
6. To finish off I stamped the sentiment, coloured the butterfly, added black pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Red is the colour
Brown Sugar #187 - Pearls
Crafting with Friends  #15 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #24 - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique #77 - Ribbon and/or Lace
Jades Sparkling Butterflies #13 - AG Buttons/Pearls
Crafty Girls Creations #14 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Linda this is a stunning card. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous card, fab design, great colours.. Px

Odette Moreau said...

Linda lovely card. Very nice background you have created. The black bow makes it all off! Happy Holidays ! Greetings, Odette.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and just gorgeous.xx{aNNie}

Laine said...

Have a great holiday. Such a pretty card!

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Cathy Clowes said...

Great card Linda, that's a really fabulous stamp. Have a lovely holiday. Cathy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Linda
Gr Karin

Gwyneth said...

I love red and black together - it makes for a very striking card. The butterfly image looks great embossed and coloured like this with you.

Tina said...

wow this is just so beautiful..thank you for sharing at TSB


Lea Brawn said...

Oh wow. Just gorgeous Linda x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Loving this stamp and the layout. Stunning work today

sandra carey said...

This is just stunning Linda Hope your resting today Hugs S xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Wonderful card Linda and I love the stamp you have used and the design is wonderful.
Make sure you have a rest this week if you can you deserve it.
Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

Angela Dodson said...

Ohhh very eyecatching design Linda and I love the dramatic black and pinky reds together, gorgeous :)

Jennifer Bradley said...

Lovely card Linda Jennifer x

mags said...

A lovely card and love the red and black. Have a lovely week off.

Kate M said...

Love that background, very striking, beautiful colour combo, super design!
Great card!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card! Love the pretty butterfly and ribbon.
Enjoy your holiday!

pam said...

Lovely card Linda, great stamp and layout.
Pam x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

This is realy great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Andree said...

A wonderful card Linda. I love the stencil background and stamp. The butterfly looks fabulous. Hugs xxx

Zoe said...

Great card, loving the bright red, the butterfly looks fab with that stencil xx Zoe xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card Linda, very striking!
Do enjoy your time off!
Dawn xx

Kathy said...

This is very lovely, Linda

Gio said...

Fantastic card! Enjoy your holiday ! Thanks for joining the Indigo Blu challenge :-)

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and love the stamp---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Chasing the Dream said...

Beautiful background. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this fortnight well of “Anything goes/buttons and pearls”. Thanks for taking part and good luck.

Kym (Design Team Member)

Karen McCaughern said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

Julie Cassidy said...

Gorgeous colours good luck with the indigoblu challenge x

Maxine Jones said...

Hi Linda, such a lovely card!!! Thank you for taking part in the challenge and good luck! Maxine

rachel said...

Hiya Linda -how did I miss this beauty? Its wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Indigo Blu and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Wenda said...

I love your card, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge,

Hugs Wenda

Creative Makings said...

Such a striking card Linda, black always compliments red so well.
Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu challenge.

Kay Molyneux said...

Lovely elegant card. Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge- good luck! Kay x