Wednesday 11 April 2012

Charmed I'm sure!

Good morning blogworld!

Well wasn't that an exciting week over at the Divas 1st birthday / anniversary celebration blog hop!  I've never had so many comments on a post!  I'm also so pleased that some of you lovely people liked what you saw so much that you've decided to stay to listen to my inane waffle and look at my OK-ish cards for yourselves!

Thanks ever so much for stopping and a very warm welcome to you. I'll say again that I'm always astounded when I get new followers and I really do hope that you see something you like in my averagey cards.

So, just as with life, the excitement of a birthday is over and ordinary life goes on - and here we are again with a new challenge at Divas by Design.  This time we'd like you to use a charm or charms somewhere on your entry.

Now for this week's exciting news - we are sponsored by the brilliant artist Krista Smith who is the person behind the gorgeous images at:

I have to confess to having just  a couple (or more!) of Krista's images - altho (due to the stash diet) nothing from her newest releases, but enough that I had a difficult time to pick which one I'd use!  What swung it for me was the charm that I decided to use.

And, without further ado - here is my little creation:
Front shot:

Detail shot of image:

I used:

Saturated Canary digi - 'cell'; coloured with my Promarkers and die-cut out with a Go-Kreate die.  As pretty much normal for me I chalked the image while still in the die for definition.
Touch of Stickles glitter on the fringe on the handbag
Papers: Basic Grey - sultry 
Flourish: Cheery Lyn die - Fanciful Flourish (yes I know, again!)
Flowers - Prima
Pin - I made it!!!
Ribbon, charm, gems - from my stuff
Craftwork cards - card blank

I do hope you will pop over and have a peek at the wonderful creations my Teamies have made and give the challenge a go.  As always, am really looking forward to seeing all the charming (couldn't resist it!) entries I know there will be this week!

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

Tuesday Throwdown: #93 - Stick pins

Twisted Tuesday Challenge: I never promised you a rose garden - flowers but not roses

Use it Tuesday: Challenge 29 - Anything goes - everything is from my stash (apart from the beads in the pin - they are new) but the paper and flowers would be the oldest.  Hmmmm, a year or more?!


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Sarah. A gorgeous card. Love the colours and your image.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xxx

Berry said...

Love this Sarah she is such a great image to colour and I love her with a passion but then I think I say that about all of them! Love the chalking effect too! Hugs Rebekah xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Another fab card Sarah. I really don't know why your surprised people like your cards and want to follow you. They all look fab to me.
Sarah-Jane xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sarah,what a fabulous image and

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. i dont have this image but may have to buy it now!!!


Julie C. said...

Love the card colour, Sarah! You made that pin?! WOW! That is cool! May I ask where did you buy the pin itself? I guess you added the beads. Great card!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous Sarah! Love the image and the beautiful tones and that pin is AWESOME! :)

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous Sarah! Love the image and the beautiful tones and that pin is AWESOME! :)

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Sweetie, another lovely card & aren't you the clever one making your own pin!! Hope you're enjoying your Easter break xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab card, love the image and yummy papers xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you have coloured her hair....

Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, sorry I missed this card earlier, blogger playing up again! Fab card, her hair is gorgeous and I love, love love the pin! Clever girl!
Kat xx

Melina said...

This is precious! I love that image and the papers you used. The flower is a great touch. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

AnnMarie said...

Adorable card! Your coloring is awesome and that image is just too cute! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

coops said...

stunning card sarah.your papers and colours are lush and i love the gorgeous sc image :D

xx coops xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sarah fab card today Hunny, your colouring of the hair especially is amazing and I love the green tones (my favourite colour) and your home made pin is pretty fantastic Mrs!
Your cards certainly aren't suffering from your stash diet lol
Hugs Laurie xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, she's adorable and coloured so beautifully, love the papers too.
Wendy xx

Sonya said...

Your coloring ROCKS! SO glad you joined us at UIT this week!!

Anita said...

Sooo pretty Sarah and I love your flowers.

Christine L said...

Hi Sarah...

Gorgeous card hon... love that image and your colouring and colour choice are fab!

Christine x

Sue B said...

Aww what a gorgeous image Sarah! she's a real cutie! Love the delish papers and the gorgeous flower! The bead pin is stunning!!!! and love the little mobile charm - it's a really sweet card!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Sarah, love it!
Helen x

NanaConnie said...

Exquisite pin, Sarah, and I love the papers! Thanks so much for playing with us in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. I do so hope we'll see you again in our next challenge.
Nanaconnie DT

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sarah. Beautiful car and amazing coloring. I love papers and beautiful pin.Have a nice weekend. Lily

Jane said...

Aw Sarah thanks so much for your lovely comment.....I was so chuffed when Rebekah asked us to be GDT!!
Your card is gorgeous...lovely colours!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Another great card! :) fun image and fab papers!



Patty Gorka said...

Gorgeous card! I especially love all your details and such pretty embellishments. Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How cute! Your coloring of the image is fantastic!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

Sarah said...

Way to use that stash girlfriend! This is adorable! ;)Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!