Thursday, 16 October 2014

It's Lacey Sunshine for my Mid Challenge Inspiration....

Hello again,

Well here we go with my Design Team mid-challenge inspiration for the fabulous Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and our amazing sponser this time is Lacey Sunshine!

I was an excited little bunny because it meant I got to play with the fabulous Rory images at last!  The image I chose to play with is called...Rory Christmas Presents and I coloured her with my trusty
Graph'it Marker Pens.

How gorgeous is she!  VERY gorgeous!  I had so much fun with colours on her patchwork clothes that I may now have to buy more of the lovely Rory just coz we can...aren't digi stamps wonderful!

Sorry, back to the make lol
I matted her onto the fabulous new Christmas Papers from Michele R Designs called Santa is Coming and if you haven't check out her papers yet click on the name and take a peek, they are sooo gorgeous.  The tickets are also from the collection and I stamped Merry Christmas on using a stamp from my stash (Versafine black ink).

Now the fun bit...adding all the Christmas sparkle!
The pleated voile at the bottom was pleated by hand and I used the hot glue gun to stick down each pleat one by one (not as time consuming as it sounds but yes I did burn myself, and yes I did burn myself again lol)...the voile itself is in the new Christmas decs section at a store called The Range here in the UK and isn't technically for crafting but that's the ace thing about us crafters, we see potential embellishments EVERYWHERE lol :D

TIP:  I cut the voile (that was already glittered, bonus!) to a length of 2 1/2 x the width of my card base and then started on the right side by making one fold at 0.5cms back to the edge of the voile.  The next pleat was the other way so I layed down 1cm of voile to the left and then pleated 0.5cm under itself.  At each point I secured with a drop of hot glue...I kept going until I reached the end of the card working pleats right then left.

I added a pearl string on top of the pleats just to hide any mass of glue (although it did behave itself most of the time).  I also added some flowers, hearts and bling either side to balance the design :D

I have got to say I did a little happy dance whern it was finish :D

Aww there she is again and surrounded by perfect pearls for snow!  So don't forget to hop over to Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog to join in this times challenge (don't forget to add a sentiment!).

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Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xx

Fitztown challenge - 57 AG
TTCERD - 14/10 AG
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - 199 AG
Top Tip Tuesday - fav colour combo, got to be red and green
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
Buckwell's Crafty Challenge - Oct AG
Inspiration Destination - #03 AG
Fab n Funky challenge - 233 Christmas
AGWAT - 02 Anything goes, twist female
Scribble and Scrap - 29 AG


  1. Wow brilliant colours fabulous card Ginny x

  2. OMGoodness! This is ssooo pretty! I love the skirt on the card! lol Gorgeous embellishments and super cute image. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  3. Back again! lol What can I say that I've not said already. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    CB Owner

  4. Fabulous I love the gorgeous image and the embellishments are stunning.
    Linda xxx

  5. gorgeous card and lace and decorations Sandie.

    Gr Karin

  6. Hi Sandie your card is gorgeous the image is so pretty. Hugs Jackie

  7. This is stunning Sandie. Wonderful colours and such fabulous detail.

  8. Sandie this is fabulous super colouring :) xx

  9. Thank you so much for joining in our first challenge with your delightful crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  10. Sandie - the coloring on this baby is exquisitely done! Your highlights, shadows and blending are absolutely top notch! I love the liquid pearls in your design and the pins securing the little tickets are a fun detail! So glad you took on this group!! It's good to have you with us!

  11. This is so pretty! Love how you did the voile! Your colouring is so beautiful! Love every gorgeous detail!

  12. WOWZER Sandie, love the image, card and all the goodies added...colours are amazing..
    The Journey is the Start

  13. WOW what an amazing cascade of sparkle! Stunning creation. Big hug, Justyna xxx

  14. What a darling card. Thank you for joining us for the TTCRD challenge.

    Peggy T.
    TTCRD Design Team

  15. Oh, I jsut love the tulle at the bottom. Looks like a stage and Lacy is the centerpiece!Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges-see you Wednesday for a new one!

  16. Stunning card & amazing colouring!
    Dawn xx

  17. thank you for sharing this beautiful card with the challenge form Inspiratio Destination.

    gr. Meggi DT.

  18. Gorgeous card with all the bling and shimmer
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap
    Huggsss, Angelique
    Scribble & Scrap Store


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