I always try to enter the monthly By The Cute and Girly challenge if I can, as they have both brilliant challenge themes and also fab prizes :-), but this month has just flown by what with holidays and one thing and another. However I have been confined to barracks for the past couple of days due to this stinking cold, so I thought I would make a bright and beautiful card to cheer myself up!! I found this cute stamped Forever Friends image lying around so decided to colour the flowers using some of my new funky bright tones of Flexmarkers (I always colour fur using Copics, but I'm looking out for what new Flexmarker shades appear later to see if I can get some fur colours from Letraset too!!).
Here's the result of my efforts, which is attempting to address the theme of "bright and beautiful" in 2 ways - "each little flower that opens" (from the hymn lyrics) and bright colours (which I always find a bit scary, but I made myself do it lol!).
I also decided to use one or two neglected bits & bobs from my stash ... the flowers that teddy is holding are daisies, so I dug out some flat flowers from my stash plus some metal spacers .... not been near them for quite a while!
Main image: Forever Friends, coloured with Copics and Flexmarkers;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Springtime";
Supplies: pearls and spacers from The Hobby House; ribbon and daisies from my stash;
Tools: large circle, large scalloped circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "doily lace"edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.
Sketch Saturday #174 - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday #184 - Animal Crackers!
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
Deep Ocean #9 - Happy Birthday
Cupcake #161 - If You Go Down to the Woods Today ...
Sentimental Sundays #74 - Step Out of Your Comfort Zone (bright colours!)
Corrosive #133 - Punches &/or Dies
Ooh-La-La #89 - Punches / Dies
Wee Memories #69 - Patterned Paper
By The Cute & Girly (September) - All Things Bright & Beautiful
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Southern Girls #28 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Lollipop #50 - Anything Goes
Anything Goes #50 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #26 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
That's all for now ... back tomorrow with a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge ;-)