Thursday, 10 August 2017

AYLI - Favourite embellishment

Hello folks!! It's time to get your embellishments out and let us know at

As You Like It Challenge

which is your favourite!!

I am not one for a lot of embellishments but if I am feeling in a fancy mood I add ribbon to a card for a bit of interest. It adds a lovely touch to certain designs and still doesn't add too much bulk for posting, as you can see on my card.

Another card without a coloured image, I don't know what is going on lately!! This sweet little fairy and papers came free with a magazine and was perfect to send to a friend for her Birthday. All it needed was a gold mat and my perfectly matching ribbon. 

I usually say I am looking forward to the weekend because Martin will be off, and he will be, but I am abandoning the boys and going out on a "jolly" with the girls from work. We are going to Bournemouth to see Mama Mia at the Pavilion. I can't wait!! I love live theatre and it has been far too long since I have been to see a show. It's a matinee performance so I have booked us in for a nice lunch beforehand. We can dance and sing the calories off later!!

Anyway I know it's a bit premature but whatever the weekend has in store for you, I hope it's a good one!!

See you soon xx


meg said...

Love the CAS style layout the beautiful image doesn't a lot of embellishments, your ribbon is the perfect finishing touch, enjoy your weekend.

brenda said...

An adorable card and Fairy image Sarah, looks like one of the original Flower Fairies. Enjoy your weekend trip.

B x

Veerle said...

Your card is so lovely Sarah with that sweet butterfly girl. I hope you have a great time in the weekend. Hugs Veerle x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, love the ribbon. Have a fab time this weekend and enjoy the show. x

Julie B said...

You know me and embellishments, but I agree, the odd bow adds a little elegance to a card.The gold mounts add another layer of elegance to your 'freebie' card. :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful image Sarah, your gold mat and pretty pink ribbon is all that was needed to showcase this beauty. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, a gorgeous fairy card, it is nice to work with pre coloured images for a change. Love the little bow with the sentiment. Hope you have a brilliant time at Mumma Mia... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Nataliascraft said...

Such a gorgeous card Sarah, love the pretty image and your matching ribbon is beautiful. Have a lovely time with your friends! xx

*Vicki* said...

WOW! What a beautiful image Sarah!! Realy love the gold shinny accents and the luscious pink silk ribbon too!! Have fun with the girls!! HUGS :)

Laine said...

Such a stunning card Sarah! Love the image and colour palette! Have a great weekend!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh I love this card and that excellent design.
You see my Mum bless her loved fairies and collected everything that came with them on over the years.
So when she passed I couldn't bear to see them go to a charity shop, and now I have faries all over my house of hers, and few of a friends too.
Makes for interesting polishing and dusting, but I just can't part with them.
My only regret is they never released the flower faries for crafting till after her passing as I could have made her some beauties I think like this one you have made.
Enjoy your theatre this weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Sarah, a beautiful flower fairy and sweet little bow.
I hope you have a lovely time at the theatre.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol S. said...

I've got these too and have made quite a few of them. Your card is very pretty and the ribbon fits perfectly. Enjoy Mama Mia. I was lucky to see it in London many years ago. A great show. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynne in NI said...

Aww lovely card Sarah, such a sweet little fairy :)
Have fun with the girlies, I reckon that would be a great stage show

Debra K. said...

What a lovely card Sarah! You can't go wrong with a bit of ribbon on your card. Beautifully tied bow.
Have a fantastic time at the show singing along to all the songs :). Debra x

Lynne said...

A lovely card Sarah and the gold sets it off wonderfully. Enjoy Mamma Mia! x

Lorraine said...

A very pretty flower fairy and pretty ribbon.
I hope you have a fab time at Mama Mia
Lorraine x

Brenda said...

Sara, this is such a lovely card. It has such a sweet feel, just like the darling in the picture. I do hope you have a wonderful time this weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

You wouldn't need to add more to this glorious card anyway Sarah, it's a stunner.x
[the image looks familiar, think I got a pack of these a while back in a mag!]

KandA said...

Wonderful card and such a lovely fairy image xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I absolutely love this card Sarah. The image is so beautiful and works in perfect harmony with the backing papers, such gorgeous colours too. I think you've embellished it to perfection with the pretty pink ribbon, I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x