Friends Forever

Quick little post before heading off to bed!
I finally finished this card after working on it all afternoon!  It was totally worth it though cuz I just love how it turned out!
Gorgeous right!?  I know it doesn't look all that complicated...but most of my time is spent figuring out the flowers I want to use, making the cut files, waiting for things to dry...everything I put on my cards is handmade and I'm usually making it as I'm constructing my card.  I think that's what makes my cards so special :)

For this card I used Parade from Saturated Canary.  Such a cute image!  And again, can be used with so many themes!  I chose friends and went all girly on this card.  I love the combination of pink and gray...they just seem to go really well together.  So I kept the tones light throughout the whole card.  Colored the image with my pencils and grounded her, along with chalking some blue in the sky.
Like I said, I make all my embellishments, so I cut out and glued together all the flowers and punched out a bunch of foliage.  Oh I used a heart border punch on the side panel and topped it with a white scalloped ribbon.  Then the smaller gray panel on that is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder :)
I cut out a few butterflies, chalked the 2 smaller ones and glittered the large one.  All the flowers and the 2 small butterflies have pink or clear gems added to them, and the large butterfly has a big pink bead in the middle.

I made up a couple of small pink buttons and added the sentiment flags to the open space on the image.

It turned out exactly as I wanted it to!  That doesn't always happen, but when it does, I love it!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Saturated Canary #23-The Great Outdoors
    Seems a Little Sketchy #19
    Daisy Doodles #65-Outdoors
    Lexi's Creations #71-Sparkle and Shine
    Tammy's Scrapin Corner #22-Show us Your Bling
    Bearly Mine-Sparkle and Shine
    Ladybug Crafts-Summer Fun
    Divas by Design #47-For a Female
    The Paper Shelter #76-Going Round and Round
    Stampavie and More #174-Buttons and Bows
    Whimsy Stamps #49-Summer Fun
    Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #19-Emboss
    Clearly iStamp #57-Things with Wings
    Send a Smile 4 Kids-For the Girls

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card. The image is adorable and beautifully colored. Your handmade flowers are lovely.

    Thanks for Getting Sketchy with us at Seems A Little Sketchy.


  2. Great colouring, cute girly card, thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

  3. What a lovely card you have made here. Love the pastel colours used. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

  4. Beautiful card. Love your flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  5. awww this is so pretty, those flowers around her look amazing!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the Saturated canary challenge blog
    Hugs Lou xx

  6. Gorgeous image, love your colouring and your papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. What an absolutely beautiful card!!! Love your colouring and all those flowers!! Thanks for following our sketch at SALS!! HUgsxx

  8. What a sweet card for a girl! Love the image and colors you have chosen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and hope to see you again soon!

  9. beautiful, love all the flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

  10. Beautiful card & the handmade embellishments make it even more special :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  11. Adorable! I love the pastel colors and the details of the flowers and butterfly. The image is adorable and love the coloring. Thank you for joining our challenge at Seems A Little Sketchy!

    sandy's crafty creations

  12. Emily,Rakastan korttiasi--ihana ! Kiitos osallistumisesta The Paper Shelter #76 - Going Round and Round-haasteeseen tällä viikolla! Onnea ja kaikkea hyvää elämääsi sinulle sinne ! An

  13. Beautiful card a fabulous image and stunning flowers well done |Hugs Elaine

  14. What a sweet card!! I love all the beautiful flowers and the soft pastel pink tones you used. Thanks for joining the fun at the Saturated Canary challenge blog.

    Anne x

  15. Lovely card, so pretty! Fab image and embellies!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  16. How pretty, your sweet image with the beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ SAS 4 Kids, hope to see you again for the next challenge :)