You never really do know what life will throw at you and my life has been affected a lot with family members losing the battle with cancer so i think the sentiment on this card really resonates that you really do need to cherish your life and go after your dreams and live your life in the now!!!
I really love the way this card turned out!! I blended the colours using a technique that Jennifer Mcguire has on You tube . I used chipped sapphire, walnut stain and dusty concord distress inks, and once I'd applied them to the cardstock I then spritzed the card with a lot of water so that the colours would all blend in together!! Once it was dry I then sprayed it with vanilla shimmer smooch spritz. I've embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, I made the flowers myself and the butterfly's are made using shrinky dinks!! It's just a beautiful card!! Don't think the pic does it much justice though!! You can't see the shimmer on it!!
I have decided to enter this card into the following challenges:
Let's Ink it up: Embossing
Fussy and Fancy: Embossing and/or paper piecing
Simply Create: Power of flowers
Tellen's Place: Embellishments
Crafty Purple Frog: Things with wings
Southern Girl's Challenge: Use flowers
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Before I go for the day I have a couple of blog candies I'd like to promote and have a few thank you's.
As you can see on my sidebar there is a lot of blog candy around at the moment but there are a couple that I thought were worth giving an extra mention!! First of all Lisa over at The cat's Meow is opening her own store on the 21st of March and to celebrate she is giving away a set of 72 copics!! I for one don't have that many copics so I'm in this one for sure. So head on over HERE for your chance to win!!
Another fantastic Blog candy up for offer is over at Corry's blog Free-4-ever. There is way too many goodies to mention but if you want to win a bit of everything that you need to create then head on over there now!!
One final Blog Candy that i will mention is over at Gill's blog Creations by Gill M. She is giving away some great blog candy when she reaches 300 Followers!! Gill is very generous with her giveaways.. I should know I won her blog candy when she reached 200 Followers!!
So this brings me to my Thank you's!! I ended up having a weekend that was very SWEET!! I won two lots of blog candy and a prize (Stampin up stamp set and flowers) at The Picture to page Craft show.. I won 10 Sweet Pea Stamps from Renee over at All Things Considered and won a great package of goodies from Gill over at Creations by Gill M. Gill also gave me an award yesterday (see below post) I can't wait to see and play with all my goodies!! SO A VERY BIG THANKYOU to both Gill and Renee for their generosity. They are both very talented ladies so check out their blogs!!! Lots of inspiration from both of them!!
Well that is it from me... Sorry the post was so long but I had lots to say today, I guess that's what happens when you don't post for a week!! Hoping to get a few cards made tonight so I may be back tomorrow with some more cards!! Fingers crossed!!
Until Next Time... Enjoy xx