Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Crafts & Me bright card

This is my last card for the day (maybe the week lol) - this gorgeous digi stamp is from Crafts & Me UK (http://www.craftsandme.co.uk/index.php), they have the most amazing stamps! I have coloured her with copic markers.

Here are some great challenge blogs I'm entering this card into:

Crafts & Me - http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com.au/ - Anything goes
Dutch Dare - http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/ - Colour challenge
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.fr/ - Bright & cheerful
Make it Monday - http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.no/ - Anything goes
Pile it on - http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ - Cute as can be

FWAB used:
Assorted adhesive pearls from our 100 pearl packs
For more products and stockists please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Magnolia criss-cross pastels card

Here's my next card of the day, this one took quite a long time to make but I think it was worth it. I have entered the following challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Criss-cross card

Magnolia-licious - photo inspiration of pastel blues and greens

Hooked on Craft - Celebrations (Happy Everything!)

Tilda's Town - Technique (I have added dimension by adding Tilda's bow and arm, die-cutting, stamping of tickets, punching, inking)

Pile it on - Cute as can be

Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of layers (all up there is around 8 layers!)

FWAB used:
Kate's corner silver rhinestone set (cut to suit)
Silver adhesive rhinestones
For more info and stockists please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

TGF summer card

It's winter here but for a lot of the world it's still summer and I'm quite happy to make believe it's summer here while making a summery card lol. I have used one of the gorgeous The Greeting Farm stamps, I love these, they're so cute! I am entering the following challenge blogs with this card, feel free to have a go too:

The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge - Bright and cheerful

Anyone for Anya - Last Summer Fling

Make it Monday - any creations you'd like to show off each week

Pile it on - Cute as can be cards and link with as many other challenges as you can

FWAB used:
Nicky's Beach huts
For more info and stockists please click http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Have a great day,
XOX Lucy

Magnolia card

Yesterday I was very busy making cards so I have a few posts today :) . The first card was made for the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - pearls and swirls

Midweek Magnolias - photo inspiration of cream, dusky pink, lace and swirls etc. http://midweekmagnolias.blogspot.se/2012/07/week-21-photo-inspiration.html

Crafty Creations Challenge - Buttons http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/challenge-180-buttons.html

The Ribbon Reel - Buttons

Cute Card Thursday - So distressing http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/challenge-227-so-distressing.html

Here's my card:

FWAB used:
Jasmine puffy latte flourish (part of)
Elise flowers
Pearls (on butterflies) from 100 packs of pearls
For more info and stockists visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Monday, 30 July 2012

Birthday card

I have made this card today for a few fabulous challenge blogs, feel free to join in these great challenges and the chance to win prizes:

Craft Your Passion - http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/ - black, white & one
Simon Says Stamp - http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com.au/ - anything goes
Divas by Design - http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ - Happy Birthday
Paper Pretties - http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com.au/ - Birthday cards
Whoopsi Daisy - http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/ - Lots of layers

FWAB used:
Taylah's toadstools
Chloe red flourish
For stockists and more products/info click on http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day,
XOX Lucy

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Christmas card

I know it's early for a Christmas card but there are 3 fantastic blogs asking for Christmas this challenge!! I am happy to get a head start on my Christmas cards so I decided to begin with this card. I coloured her with copic markers. The challenges I'm entering are:

Crafter's Companion Monthly challenge - http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
The Cutie Pie challenge - http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/
Whoopsi Daisy challenge - http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
Feel free to join in too, there's great prizes to be won!

FWAB used:
Jasmine red laser flourish (part of)
Elise flower
Jack vine leaves in olive green
Red pearls from 100 pack
For stockists and more information please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks a lot for looking,
XOX Lucy

Creative Card Crew challenge - black cardstock

Here's a card I've entered into the Creative Card Crew challenge which requires us to use black cardstock. I personally love using black accents and probably don't use it as much as I would like so I love it when a challenge reminds me to do something I love. Their challenge finishes in 12 hours so if you've got a couple of free hours now there's stil plenty of time - http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.no/.

FWAB used:
Trent's fence grass
Jack vine leaves in forest green
pink pearls (on the butterfly & little flowers)
Please visit www.flourishwithabling.com.au for more products and stockists.
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Magnolia FWAB Jasmine card

I have made this Magnolia card for a few challenges today, this is the first time I have used watercolour pencils as I usually use copic markers. These are some great challenge blogs if you'd like to join in:

Magnolia Down Under - http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com.au/ - use doilies
Midweek Magnolias - http://midweekmagnolias.blogspot.se/ - Elegant Tilda card challenge
Simply Magnolia - http://simplymagnolia.blogspot.se/ - Embossing challenge (I have embossed the diecuts and heat-embossed the sentiment circle frame with puffy white.
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - http://lovely-haenglar-only.blogspot.co.uk/ - use doilies

Here's my card:
FWAB used:
Jasmine laser flourish in pearl
Flowers from the Elise set
Please check out http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for more info and stockists.
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Crafts & Me card

I absolutely love colouring these digi stamps - they are from Crafts and me UK. There is no postage and I think they were less than $3AUD per image which you can print out as many times as you like!! I love digi's!! This time I decided to colour her hair more of an unusual hue just for something different, hope you like it, this was done using copic markers. The sentiment says "Make a wish". The challenge at Crafts & Me this time was to use ribbon and a bow, well I'm no good at making bows so I thought I'd add a sweet bow to her hair instead. I have used ribbon and ric rac ribbon. Here's the challenge link to join in: http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com.au/ and my card:

FWAB used:
Jasmine teal laser flourish
Jack vine green leaves
Please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for stockists and more information.
Thanks and have a great day,
XOX Lucy

Fairy card

Today I have created a fairy card for some great challenge blogs, here's their links and challenge for you to have a go too.

Sweet Stamping Pixies challenge - http://sweetstampingpixies.blogspot.co.uk/ - blue, tan & yellow
Cute Card Thursday challenge - http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/ - Fairy
Craft your Passion challenge - http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/ - Kraft paper with lace & ribbon
All that scraps challenge - http://atsblog.typepad.com/wednesdayschallenge/ - paper piecing (I paper pieced the wings, acorn in the hair and the fairy's dress).

FWAB used:
Cloud from Up in the Sky set
Jack vine - small vine
Baby blue adhesive pearls from Chloe flourish
Please check out http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for stockists and more info.
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Orange fruit card

I have made this card to enter a couple of challenges today. They are the following great blogs:

Simon Says Stamp: http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com.au/ - fruity challenge
Saturday challenge: http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.fr/ - food and drink
And one other that I'm going to have to try to find amongst the blogs I follow and love to see which one had this great sketch (I have to get this uploaded now as Simon says stamp challenge finishes in 20 minutes!!)

Sorry about the photo, I just finished the card and had to take it tonight with the flash on.
FWAB used:
Jack green vine leaves
Lee's tree grass
Visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for more info and products
Thanks for looking,
XOX Lucy

Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm - pink lemonade challenge

The Greeting Farm (TGF) are having a really cute challenge - pink lemonade so we need to make cards using pink and yellow. http://splendidstamping.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/refreshing-fff-pink-lemonade.html to join in the fun. Here's my card:

FWAB used:
Rose pink & mango adhesive pearls
Jack green vine leaves
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Baby twins card

Today I've created a card for baby twins, a boy and a girl.

The competitions I made it for are:

Bunny Zoe Crafts - http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/challenge-26-swirls-and-lace.html Swirls and lace.

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/use-up-your-stash.html Use up your stash - I have used some old papers and flowers.

Crafty Creations challenge - http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/challenge-178-free-for-all.html free for all

Hope you join in these fun challenge blogs too! Here's my card:

FWAB used:
Chloe flourish in baby blue (comes in 9 different colours)
to check out more FWAB go to http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Magnolia - Red, White and Blue


I've made a card today for the following challenge sites:

Magnolia-licious wanted a red, white and blue card (hard to tell in the photo as I had to take it this evening but it is navy blue). To join in visit http://magnolia-liciouschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/.

Simon Says Stamp wanted tags or ATC's but the tags could be used on a card too so I added a couple of handmade tags. To join in visit http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com.au/.

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia had an "anything goes" week but you must use Magnolia stamps.

The Cutie Pie Challenge site wanted Glitter and Bling for their challenge #22 so I included a lot of fabulous FWAB bling of course (see below for more info) as well as some glitter on the tags and banner.

Whoopsi Daisy challenge wanted us to make our own embellishment so I made two! I made the banner and the tags. http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

Phew, after all that, here's my card:
FWAB used:
Kate's corner silver rhinestone flourish
silver adhesive rhinestones
For more info or stockists please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ or email me.
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Owl card

Hi there,

I have made a card today for the following challenge blogs:

DigiStamp Boutique - I have used their gorgeous digi stamps (branch, log and birds).
I coloured the digi stamps in with copics.

Cute Card Thursday - their challenge is to use pastels

Saturday challenge - their challenge was to be garden inspired

FWAB used:
Silver adhesive rhinestones

Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Happy Birthday Magnolia card

I have been very busy creating cards lately and here's another which I have made for 2 challenges. Midweek Magnolia want Birthday magnolia cards (http://midweekmagnolias.blogspot.se/) and Just Magnolia would like us to use items beginning with B on the card (http://justmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/) which I have used blooms, black leaves, brads, beetle, bling and black! Here's my card:

FWAB used:
Bella black rhinestone flourish
Black adhesive rhinestones
Jack black vine leaves
Please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for more info or email me.
Thanks for looking,
XOX Lucy

CC Designs card

Today I've managed to make a card that combines two great challenge sites!! They are Bizzy Bec's who are after a bright card (think I made this bright enough lol) http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/june-challenge.html and Wednesday's challenge blog http://atsblog.typepad.com/wednesdayschallenge/ which are having an "anything goes" challenge - woohoo!! They both sell these cute CC Designs stamps. Hope you like this happy little card:

FWAB used:
Jack vine leaves in Forest green
Teal adhesive pearls
Please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for more details or email me
Thanks for taking the time to check out my card.
XOX Lucy

Crafty Creations challenge - Recipe

Here's a card I just made for Crafty Creations challenge - http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/challenge-177-recipe.html - it is a recipe challenge which includes using 3 patterned papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon and 1 sentiment. My daughter Chloe wanted a card made for her friend so the sentiment is the friend's name. Here it is:

FWAB used:
Plum adhesive pearls
leaves from our Jack olive green vine
Please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for more info or email me.
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Crafts and Me challenge - 1, 2, 3

Good morning,

This challenge over at Crafts and Me has us making cards using 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments, love it!! To join in click here http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com.au/. I have used a gorgeous digi stamp which I am loving colouring in, I've already coloured a few with all different coloured hair lol. She comes from Crafts and Me so be sure to check out the beautiful digi stamps in the web shop. Here's my card:

Flourish with a Bling products used:
Kate's corner silver flourish
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Monday, 9 July 2012

Magnolia-licious challenge - neutrals and lace

Phew, just made this one in time as it's due in two hours!! Luckily I had coloured in little Tilda for this challenge days ago but time just went so fast on the weekend that I didn't have time to complete a card until now but I love how it's turned out, hope you do too. The link is http://magnolia-liciouschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/magnolia-licious-challenge-blog.html for this challenge but they have challenges every week so be sure to check back and see what the next challenge is in a day or two as it's a great blog. Here's my card:

FWAB products used:
Jasmine puffy latte flourish
For stockists or more info please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy

Copic Marker Europe blog candy

Just wanted to tell you about some blog candy over at Copic Marker Europe, you just need to add your blog and name to take part and maybe win the prizes below - here's the link for you to join in http://copicmarkereurope.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/candy-time-again-still-celebrating.htmlogspot.com.au/2012/07/candy-time-again-still-celebrating.html

Good luck, XOX Lucy

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Sweet Stamping Pixies challenge - Summer theme

Hi there, Sweet stamping pixies have fairy challenges (oh so cute!!) and this time it's a summer theme. I have used a CC Designs digi stamp for this card. If you'd like to join in please visit http://sweetstampingpixies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/sspc-04-summer.html.

FWAB products used:
Jack green vine
Taylah's toadstools
Please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ to find a stockist or email me.
Have a great day,
XOX Lucy

TGF Splendid Stamping challenge

Hi, today Splendid Stamping have a challenge where you need to use 4 layers and a ribbon or button. Click here for more details http://splendidstamping.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/farm-fresh-friday-with-samantha.html. I have used 4 layers and ribbon:
FWAB used: Jack olive green leaves
Please visit http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/ for stockists
Thanks so much for taking a peek,
XOX Lucy

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Copic Marker Europe challenge - black hair

One of my favourite hair colours using copic markers is black so woohoo!!! I love using the black copic with greys or with dark browns, love the different effect it has depending on which you use it with, I have even used it with deep reds too. Feel free to join in at http://copicmarkereurope.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-page.html - Hope you like my card:

FWAB used: Bella black flourish, Jack black leaves and grass from Trent's fence.
For stockists please go to http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/
Thanks so much for looking,
XOX Lucy