Friday, 10 July 2015

Best of the bunch


Hello crafters and I hope you have had a good week and have an even better weekend planned.

I am here to share another Buddly Crafts image with you. She is called Best of the bunch and was coloured to compliment the pretty Marianne Deigns papers. 



I have been having a bit of a die cutting frenzy lately and theis layout was a bit of an experiment which worked!! I marked the centre of my square piece of paper put the die in place and embossed all of it first, slid the whole piece along the base plate to the marked centre line (one half of the die and paper were hanging over the edge) popped the cutting plate on top and ran it through and hey presto a whole, unusual shaped mat!! I'm so easily pleased I am!! Anyway, twine, a charm and an oddment of die cut border and the jobs a good 'un!! Hope you like it!!

Some challenges

Cute Card thursday #381 - Ladies only
Creative Inspirations #321 - girlie
Polkadoodles #27 - Add some Embossing
Crafty Friends #9 - Anything Goes
Lil patch of crafty friends #13 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #72 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes
Pennys Papercrafty Challenge #235 - Anything Goes

Thank you for sharing your day with me xx

44 comments:

brenda said...

She looks like a very thoughtful young lass Sarah but I do like the colours you used, very pleasing on the eye.

B x

Julie B said...

Such a sweet image and beautifully coloured Sarah. Love the layout too.
A bit fresh here today but still quite pleasant. Al has gone off in the tractor weed wiping thistles! Looking around it looks like ragwort pulling will soon follow!!!! :( x

Jo said...

Love it Sarah, gorgeous colours & pretty papers and a cute image too. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
hugs Jo x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, she's adorable, coloured beautifully and love those pretty papers.
Wendy xx

Jane Savage said...

Such a pretty image, Sarah (love her expression) and those papers are gorgeous! Great die-cutting ‘experimentation’ too! What a fab technique!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Irene said...

Stunning Sarah, I do like the muted colours, and what a brilliant die idea.

luvirene
xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh I love this super image, and you have coloured her perfectly as always.
Wonderful paper used in a fab combination of colours and design.
I do hope you have something nice planned for the weekend too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and cute image. Well done with your fabulous design, I like it...xx
Enjoy your weekend, we have a 'Antarctic' blast coming here in Australia...going to be cold and snow....
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Veerle said...

Beautiful Sarah. Adorable image and papers.
Hugs, Veerle x

Lucy Woods said...

Pretty! Love her hair and the pretty papers! The stitching border and twine look great too!
Lucy x

Di said...

Lovely card Sarah and a great tip about the die cutting too!

Hugs

Di xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow beautiful card and colouring. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for your comments cheers Sue N x

Whisper said...

Aaaah delightful hun and i love how you have embossed half of your image too, Luv Sam x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colouring. Lovely papers and design. Thanks for joining our challenge Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

Michelle said...

Those papers are pretty Sarah and so is your sweet card. Hope your weekend is fab. Michelle x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Sarah, such a sweet image and lovely colours.
Have a great weekend.
Pauline
x

*Vicki* said...

Oh Sarah, this is adorable! You've colored her in perfectly to match the papers!! I love everything about this one! :) HUGS

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sarah. x

Chrissy said...

Such a sweet little girl Sarah and fabulous colouring..love the papers and your design..so adorable.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image coloured so beautifully to match those pretty papers.
Sue xx

Laine said...

Such a cutie Sarah, perfect for this time of year.
Laine
xx

Deb said...

Totally gorgeous, fabulous colour combination!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week!

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant idea this looks so good I love the colours and pretty dies perfect love and hugs Carole x

Asha said...

So pretty, Sarah. Love your choice of papers on this one! Have a fab weekend.
hugs, Asha

Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a pretty card Sarah! I love the soft pink and neutral papers and you matched your image so perfectly...or was it vise versa? lol Love the stitched circles! hugs :)

Sue said...

Sarah, this is lovely...I go glassy eyed at the prospect of anything technical with dies but your card is a really clever design...I love the cours you have chosen, and i particularly love your colouring of that super image...
Sue...xxx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous Sarah! Love your creation with all those soft colors and beautiful DP. The image is precious; as is your coloring.

I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join, comment and add your link.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you back again in two weeks for the next one. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Lynne in NI said...

Yip, it certainly is a good'un!! Love your beautiful colouring and great design too :)

vic said...

Hi Sarah aww your card is very sweet and the image is coloured so pretty! Love the soft colours of your card, i like how you used your die too!
Have a lovely week
Vic x

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous girlie creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Sarah...Just love the cute image and the pretty papers....great design....Joolsx

Blankina said...

Such a lovely image and beautiful MD papers, so glad you could join our anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends, good luck, hugs Blankina

Mojca said...

oh I love the design and such gorgeous colours! Hugs! Mojca

Diane said...

Wonderful design, papers and image.

Just Hugs

Janice said...

Loving the card Sarah and so loving the image and colours and obviously the background mat - aren't you a clever little sausage! And yeah, I'm so pleased another of my blog buds is doing Bugaboo, you're not too late to do the whole week so I hope you have a free evening...or two! Can't wait to see your Bugaboo makes - it's such a fun week!!! Jx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.
Mags
x

MaryH said...

What a wonderful job you did with this technique. I've seen some youtubes showing how to do this sort of thing, but have not yet been able to make a good job of it myself! You did it beautifully. Love the color scheme and the pattern combination too. So pretty with this sweet image, such great coloring. Fab shading especially on the hair! Love these stitchy dies and the tiny flower border. Give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for this effort, cause you done good! TFS & Hugs.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great way to create and unusual mat Sarah and I love how your card turned out. You really are getting your money's worth with your dies! I love how you take shades from your papers for your colouring - it makes the whole card so pleasing to the eye!
Hugs
Carol x

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, this is such a pretty card! Love that image and the lovely colours you have used!
Hugs Lynsey x

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a lovely card you made :-)) Sweet image!
Hugs, Andreja

Karon said...

Fabulous card and love that top layer - beautiful! TFS

CraftyNatalie said...

Pretty, girly card. Thanks for joining in with the girly challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie {DT}

Annette said...

Fabulous idea with the die cutting. It's fab Sarah, and I love those papers.
Hugs
Annette
xx