Thursday 19 February 2015

Marci takes us into Spring!

Hello again,

Aud Sentiments Challenge theme this time is Use a Spring or Easter Sentiment and so its time for my mid-challenge reminder to inspire you to join in :D

The fabulous sponsor this time isGreat Impressions Rubber Stamp Co so please do check them out.  As I didn't have anything stocked by the sponsor I went my own way, but please do check them out, they offer some great stuff and the prize is awesome!

Here is my design...

Here's the how's:
I used Ballerina Marci by La La Land Crafts, I think she is discontinued but if you shop around you can still find her!
She is coloured in Copic's on super smooth card and then hand cut leaving a small border (I don't usually leave a border when I'm fussy cutting but as I wanted to mat her onto a similar colour I wanted her to stand out.
The papers used are from the gorgeous Craft Work Cards Botanical paper pad and I have matted them onto a 7inch square card blank (Top Tip: my fav thing to do as regular followers will know!  I cut down an 8x8 inch card blank to 7inch square so I had the extra room in the envelope for the flowers and any hangover!)
I created the mat in the centre using a Spellbinders die and chose to use it horizontally to add structure and I used Shabby Green Frantage to decorate it.
Now my fav bit lol the embellies!  I used my hot glue gun to twist the rose lace along the bottom of the card and a tiny bit on the top left for balance.  I then used coordinating flowers and pins in the gaps left by the rose lace!  And that's it :D
The supplies used above for this card can be found at That Craft Place and here's the links you need:
Useful links for this make:

That Craft Place - shop full of lush crafting goodies - Challenge Blog TCP Facebook Shop! TCP Natter & Chatter 
The sentiment is one from Create with TLC whom I adore xxx
Ballerina Marci by La La Land Crafts

Here's the close ups:

I'd like to say a massive thank you to Ginny, Ginny and Julie from Aud Sentiments Challenge for their support over my term with them, they and the team have been totally awesome.  I have decided to step back for a while as I have a lot going on, so will be standing down from the team, but Ginny assures me I can come back to I may just keep her to her word...keep watching lol xxx

Thank you so much as always for stopping by and please do join us over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and make us smile with your makes using a Spring or Easter Sentiment!

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx



  1. Fabulous card Sandie, love the little cutie and your embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  2. Stunning work Sandie, lovely image and colouring. All the embellishments are fantastic and a beautiful design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Wow Sandie this is stunning the image is gorgeous and so are all the embellishments. Hugs Jackie

  4. Beautiful card and love the cute image love the sentiment and great dies and embellishments-Thank you for joining us at CFTH
    Carol DT x

  5. Fab last card Sandie! Love the Fran-tage and the sideways die cut for the mat. Beautiful coloring as always my friend. Come visit often!

  6. Cute card great image thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy Chellenge Sue DT xx

  7. Fab embellishments and image make this a great card x

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 73 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  10. A delightful card Sandie. The image, papers and embellishments are all fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  11. Gorgeous work Sandie, Lovely image and fab die cut and love that butterfly paper. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and we would love to see you again soon.
    Sandy DT
    (PS fab last card for Aud Sentiments too, nice to have worked with you on the DT)

  12. Just beautiful as always. I love your card's layers and the gorgeous embellishments. Your stunning coloring and that adorable image. Great job

  13. I love the image you have used - the little Ballerina is fantastic and your flowers are perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us at Not Just Cards Challenge .
    Hugs, Kat DT

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  14. What a little beauty! Thanks for sharing at Top Tip Tuesday this time.
    hugs Clarissa

  15. This card is just soooo pretty! Love the way you have colored her up! Awesome job!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.


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