Thursday, 5 May 2011

Joanna Sheen samples - Pressed flowers 7

Hiya Everyone,

I've had a really crafty day today as Tayla went to her Nannas so I had the whole day to myself. I was waiting in for some papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine so I thought I'd do a few Crafters Companion blog challenge cards in advance as I'm moving shortly so it made sense to get organised. Anyhoo, the papers arrived at 5.15 so I've not had chance to use them yet but I did manage to do June, July and Augusts CC challenge cards so it's not all bad. I've asked for a short break from the Joanna Sheen DT as I'll be packing my craft room up shortly (sob) and I'm not exactly sure when I'll be back up and running. The plan is to decorate my craft room at the new house whilst it's empty and then move everything over so it should be relatively straight forward (fingers crossed). I love doing the DT cards for Joanna Sheen as you never know what you are going to get sent and it's such fab quality. The last 8 I made went yesterday ready for preview shows this weekend so I'll have those to share with you next week. I'm gutted about taking a break as I might miss out on some fab house mouse goodies - my favourites! :o(

This card is another one of the pressed flower samples that I did a few weeks ago. It was made using the rose set and is a lot plainer than most of my other cards just for a bit of a change. I wanted it to look like a cherry blossom branch.
The branch is cut from brown card using my cricut. I stamped out a few flowers and coloured them in with my promarkers. I layered them up for a bit of height and attached a MS leaf punch to each one. I then added a few dots to the centres with brown flock. Something was missing so I attached a MS butterfly, a couple of diamantes and some crystal stickles glitterglue around the edges of both the image and the sentiment for a little added sparkle. The font I used for my printed sentiment is Saginaw.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafts 4 eternity - Anything goes
Fashionista Friday - Things with wings
Fussy and fancy - Springtime
Phindys place - Glimmer, glamour and glitz
Stamp something - Things with wings
Totally papercrafts - Glitter
Wags and whispers - Use a die or punch
Catch the bug - May flowers and pastel colours
Dream valley challenges - Flowers
Sparkles - Anything goes
Stampin' sisters in christ - No designer papers
Craft your passion - Anything goes
DDH - Bling
Make it monday - Anything goes
Pollycraft challenge - Anything goes
Squigglefly - Spring shower/may flowers
Stamping scrapping central - Anything goes
There she goes - 3D flowers
A spoonful of sugar - White and 1 other colour
Claudia and company - Butterflies
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Peachy keen stamps - Pop up any stamped image
Tip top tuesday - Anything goes
Divas by design - Anything goes
Flutterby wednesday - Things with wings
Papershelter - Bling it up
Art impressions - Glitter, bling and sparkle
Craft us crazy - Mother's day and/or flowers
Crafty sentiments - Flowers
Paper crafting journey - Bling
Stamp insanity - Bling

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. gorgeous CAS card!
    thanks for sharing with us at fussy abd fancy this week
    céline F&Fdt

  2. Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  3. How lovely Paula!! I’m so glad you were able to join us at Phindy’s Place this week.
    Ps) There’s still time to join in my “no strings attached “ blog candy open til May 13th if you haven’t already done so. You can find it at the top of my sidebar. Hope you can play.

  4. Beautiful card! Love the simplisity of it! Thanks for sharing with us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

  5. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
    Hugs Judith

  6. Very pretty and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

  7. This is just soft and lovely.. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  8. Wow Paula thats so gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  9. Very pretty an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  10. Hello Paula . Love those flowers and your embellishing .Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday.

  11. hi Paula...this is beautiful, the image is lovely and has been coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


  12. Wow what a great card I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug! Good luck!

  13. Such a pretty card... crafting all day!... lucky buny!

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  14. Very pretty! Love the butterfly on it! THanks for joining us at House of Gilli! : )

  15. Sorry, I meant to say thanks for joining us at SSCC! lol

  16. This is so lovely! I love the clean and simple design. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

  17. WOWZER!! What a gorgeous flower!! I love the touch of sparkle on the edges! Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Challenge this week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

  18. What a beautiful card it's very elegant
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time


  19. Very cute and simple, loving the sparkle! Thx for playing with us at "The Shoe"!

  20. Very pretty.
    I hope you will join us on the ABC DT CHallenge FLOWERS.

    You have a chance to win a gift certificate! Use CTHS-01 for a 10% discount too!

  21. Wishing you best of luck with your move, I did that recently and it was hard packing up all the crafty things! Thanks for playing along with Divas by Design this round!

  22. Gorgeous card, so elegant. Hope you move goes smoothly and quickly and you are back crafting in no time. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  23. This is so pretty! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope to see more of your creations in the future!

  24. this card is so pretty I love the sparkle! thank you for sharing your bling with us at Stamp Insanity:)

  25. Beautiful!! Always nice when you can get a day of nothing but crafting! Good luck with your move and your new craft room!!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  26. This is super cute!! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamps

  27. Very Elegant, So glad you could join us at Diva's by Design! Hope to see you again next time and good luck!

  28. What a lovely fresh, clean card! The pinks look so good on the pure white. Glad you had a great day to yourself...Bliss!

    Thanks for joining us at craft us crazy for the Mothers Day/Flowers Challenge!

    Lynne x

  29. Thanks for playing along at DDH--hope to see a DDH image on your blog someday! ;o)

  30. A lovely card! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter ;D Hugz, Cheryl

  31. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining Wags´n whiskers challenge.

  32. Your card is really pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at PKS!