Saturday 10 September 2011

Party with A Dancing Queen at the Secret Crafter

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
I first would like to apologise for the serious lack of posting, work has been very hectic, I have although managed to just keep on top of my commenting, so as the Matt is working the weekend, and Mike will be busy keeping Hannah amused, that means that after a quick house tidy on Saturday I can play in my craft room, and on Sunday if I get some ironing done, I can play after that too, so looking forward to some me time :)

So today brings us to the next challenge at the

The very talented Francesca has chosen the theme this week of

Inspired By A Song
now don't forget to tell us which song

Now for me this did not take much time to go with the flow, and back to my normal, fussy style.  I chose

ABBA - Dancing Queen, as this image fits it so well, don't you think?

So here is my design team inspirational piece
I have created a very delicate easel card, complimented with some lovely olive green.  The base layer colour and contrast here is a baby pearlescent pink, the papers are Prima from the Hobby House. I have used a grand nestie smaller circle, along with one of the normal sized nesties for the image plate.  I have used an MS daisy punch supported by some tiny little green pearls again from the Hobby House. Marianne creatable swirls are added along with an array of flowers from various sources, local craft store, Wild Orchid and the Hobby House and a little bumble bee charm and that oh so pretty ribbon, again from the Hobby House.  The edges have all been distressed with scissors and the image plate and sentiment plate have been distressed with Olive Green Tim Holtz distress ink and then over stamped with a Prima clear polymer leaf stamp.  Think the sentiment is from Woodware.
I love the funky writing on the sentiment
The image has been coloured in copics and liquid pearls have been added for her necklace.

Please don't forget to hop over and check out the rest of the design teams creations, they are gorgeous

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 400 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 400 follower candy you can do so here

I still cannot believe I am at 488 followers, you guys are all amazing thank you,  if you are already follow me please don't forget to put your name in the hat :)

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!!

entries to my challenges today are via the fabulous Feline site here is what I found, oh by the way keep an eye out for their hop, have you seen how many sponsors they have, AWESOME!!!!

Aud Sentiments - Sentiment for a Girl
Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a Song
Kelley Kids - Girlie Girl
Little Red Wagon - Die Cuts
My Mum's Craft Shop - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp - Multifold Card
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Song Inspiration
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Charming
Top Tip Tuesday - Easel Card 
Tip: If over stamping first a clear stamp is easier and secondly don't forget to vary the depth of colour to make the middle feel further away, you can do this with first generation stamping (the first stamp off the block) second generation stamping (stamping the first stamp on rough paper and then on to the needed location) and even third generation.
House of Gilli - Easel Card with Flowers
Lia Stampz - Birthdays
I Did it Creations - Girlie Girl
Whiff of Joy - Pink and Pearls

Right think that is me, so off to have a quick furtle around the house, say hello to the dust and dog hairs with the hoover and have a quick wipe around in the kitchen, might put a wash load in now and again in between the crafting

Enjoy your weekend everyone
Kate xx


Jan said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love the liquid pearl necklace and the soft colors you used.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, just love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting for all Seasons...

Arline said...

Great card....really fun image and great vibrant colours!xx

Sandra H said...

Kate this is an amzing card love the image and the colouring just beautiful!!:) Sandra H

Shanna Shands said...

Very cute and true card! Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge and hope to see you for the next challenge!


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card kate great decoration and sketch.

have a nice weekend.
greetings karin

Natali said...

Hi Kate!! I am happy you are back to inspire us!! Dancing Queen is awesome!! Very pretty colours you choose!! Like how you use green around stamps!! And neckles is amazing!!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Kate,fab image,love all the beautiful details.
Wendy xx

Helen said...

Fab card Kate - she really does look like she's enjoying herself!
Helen x

Marie Richardson said...

Super fun card Kate, love the 'pearl' necklace xxx

Theresa said...

What a darling card!! The little girl is just fabulous and the coloring of her dress is amazing. Great card!!

Pink Dandelion said...

Really lovely card. Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty - fab image and i love her pearl necklace
Lisa x

coops said...

fabulous card kate.the image is gorgeous and i love your stunning colours and pretty details ;D

xx coops xx

Tracy Heaton said...

So much going on and all of it fab!

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful coloring. I love the sentiment too. Thanks for playing at IDIC this week.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kate.

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Whiff of Joy Challenge. Hugs Michele x

Hazel said...

beautiful card, i love it,
h xx

Curly said...

She certainly is the Dancing Queen, I love the colour theme and awesome colouring too,her pearls are a lovely finishing touch, you have a brilliant eye for detail thats why your card are always exceptional,

Have a lovely Sunday,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Really cute card! So girly and I love the pearl necklace!
Thanks for playing with us at Kelley Kids Challenge!

Annette said...

Great image, and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining our easel card challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!


Anonymous said...

pretty card with lovely colours too!

There are loads of ways for you to win! @ Top Tip Tuesday you can get extra entries by visiting DT and or other challengers leave them a message and tell them you saw their card at Top Tip Tuesday
Thanks for joining in the fun for our 1st Birthday challenge,
hugs Samantha

Julie said...

What a fun card for a girl. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Seafield Jo said...

Saw you card at Top Tip Tuesday so came for a closer look. It's a beautiful card, fab colouring and such attention to detail. Jo x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card, I saw it on Top Tip Tuesday, I just love that image.

deesdesigns said...

Beautifully done - the pearl necklace is precious! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Aud Sentiments and our "For a Girl" challenge.

Jill said...

absolutely gorgeous Kate love this image one of my favs thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Love it! Those pearls are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing our birthday challenge at Lia Stampz!
Hugs, Georgia
Lia Stampz DT

Joanne said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo


Aha! Got your blog again lady! I think this image is funky and spunky too! Wish I had it :( Man did you groove this birthday easel card Wowsers! Your Easel card is really perfect for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 1st Birthday challenge. There is so much to win and so much to get inspired by too! Best of luck!
Tammy Louise!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the scroll work and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at CFAS and Aud Sentiments. Carol DT x

Laura said...

How cool! I love that liquid pearl necklace! It's a brilliant idea :)

Thanks for playing along with us over at Lia Stampz and don't forget we have a 50% off storewide untin 30th of September!

Lia Stampz DT

Véronique Pratte said...

Super card,love the colours,
Love the liquid pearl necklace.
thanks for playing

Lia Stampz DT

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