Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Left Of Centre - Challenge #32

Welcome to all my lovely fellow Bloggers, Crafters and most importantly Friends.
I would like to thank every single one of you for your continued support and encouragement.
I know I have changed my way of crafting slightly, however I like to think that I have an even balance between the darker stuff and the normal stuff.

Today see's the Mid-Way Inspiration for Challenge #32 - GIRLY over on the

Left Of Center Creative Challenges offer fortnightly challenges. We have a post at the start of the challenge and then a mid-way inspirational post a week later. 
We have a set theme, however if you choose to make something alternative/dark/gothic/punk etc then you can do an anything goes make. 

We have a HUGE amount of AMAZING sponsors and this Challenge is Sponsored by the very talented 


Challenge #32 launched a week ago , so this is just a little added inspiration to hopefully encourage you to join in with the fun. This is a nice and easy theme that is open up to your own interpretations. 
You don't have to make something alternative/dark etc, you can make what ever style you want, as long as it fits our themes. 

Left Of Center also has a facebook group, that we would love you to join. This group is to show your Left Of Center makes and chat to like minded crafty people

It was so hard to choose an image to use for this challenge as both companies have so many absolutely amazing images. I had to dwindle them down to my top 5 and then do a name out of the hat jobbie to choose for me. 
I was luckily enough to have chosen 'Aurora' Spring Butterfly, and here she is...

She is totally stunning and my mind just flooded with ideas of what I could do with her.... 

Here is what I made for the Girly Challenge

Items Used:

- Craftwork Cards Paper Pack
- 6x6 Scalloped Card Blank made into an easel card
- Backing bard from my stash
- Ribbon From My stash
- Glossy Accents
- The East Wind Digi Image 'Aurora Spring Butterfly
- WHSmiths Colouring Pencils
- White paper roses in various sizes
- Mica Powder mixed with water to spray flowers
- White Satin Leaves
- White Pear Spray
- White babies breath sprigs

When I saw the finished card, I have to admit I was so happy with it that I nearly cried. I have made so many darker items lately, that seeing something so pretty and flowery and girly really made me happy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Song In Your He{art} - Inspiration from a song
Crafters Cafe - 3 Flowers
Creative Moments - #43 Anything Goes/Use Twine - I was a Winner
Digi Stamps for Joy - Girly/Feminine 
Hambo Hoedown - May Flowers
Handmade Harbour - Sweet/Sparkly  - I was a Winner
Inky Impressions - #161 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - #214 Anything Goes
Scribble and Scratch - #19 Anything Goes 
Whoopsie Daisy - Lots Of Layers
Crafting From The Heart - #20 Anything Goes - I was a Top Pick
Fan Tastic Tuesday - #37 Anything Goes
Just B Creative - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenges - #58 Anything Goes
The Kraftyhands Challenges - May Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant TPE252 - Anything Goes

I hope you will all join the Girly Challenge over on the Left Of Center Creative Challenges Blog....Remember, it doesn't have to be dark!!

Thank you for your constant support and encouragement


Gwyneth said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, coloured in beautifully as usual. Love the embelishments you've chosen as well.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! Lisa hunny this is absolutely AWESOME! A little beauty! I love the gorgeous embellishments and the cute image. Does this have my name on it? mwah xxx

Linda xxx

Avril Ann said...

Lisa this is gorgeous, I think having many strings to your bow is a good thing, I love the image you have used, as usual your colouring is outstanding, love all the gorgeous flowers here too, hun, hugs xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Absoluteley beautiful, I love all of it

Cumbrianlass said...

An absolutely stunning card Lisa. The image and your colouring is fantastic. The colour combo and all the embellishments are gorgeous. Janet xxx

jane stillman said...

Craftwork cards, the gorgeous image and the way you've coloured it plus the flowers make this an absolutely fabulous card, love it! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Lisa, this is stunning! I love everything about it. The colours, the image and the embellishments. Beautiful Hun.
Hugs Jennifer xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful easel card Lisa love the image,fabulous colouring and love how you used the glossy accents
carol x

Bonnie Irvine said...

No wonder you were so's amazing. I love every design detail and your colouring of this sweet image is outstanding. The flower clusters are gorgeous and extend the image so well. Lovely!

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!

Darcy Schroeder said...

So beautiful!!! Such a great masterpiece!!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Stunning card! Must say I am loving these stamps. I finally broke down and bought some goodies from them yesterday. Cheers, Holley

Kate M said...

Beautiful image, lovely colouring, great design and choice of colours.
Absolutely stunning card!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Lisa! this is absolutely GORGEOUS! the coloring is fab and the flowers, just out of this world. It makes me happy too. LOVE it! xxD

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lisa this is gorgeous.

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Elina P. said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the image and the flowers!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Handmade Harbour blog!! :)

Loopylou. said...

omgosh thats just so pretty, love the easel fold too
hugs Lou xx

Zoe said...

Lisa this card is stunning, the image is pretty and as always coloured to perfection, the whole card is put together beautifully balanced and colour coordinated superbly xx Zoe xx

Teresa said...

Wow wow wow WOW.....just in case you missed me saying it...WOW! Lisa - no wonder you nearly cried!! This is beautiful, so pretty and girly and gorgeous. The colouring is awesome as always, the glossy details add so much to the design, the flowers and bits and bobs are perfect - not too much, just right. Love this card if you hadn't noticed :)

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous, amazing coloring and details! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lastrange Unky said...

That Hair.. is Just perfect!!! ^^ I love the green you used on this, so girly girly~ <3

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cass said...

Precious card, love all the flowers, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week

cass said...

so happy to see you also joined Fan-Tastic Tueday with your gorgeous card

Ivory Moon said...

VERY beautiful Lisa ... I really love the colours you have chosen to use .... and such a cute image ... and as ALWAYS coloured to perfection xxx

Tina xxxxx

Teresa said...

It's me again - this time I am visiting whilst wearing my Handmade Harbour DT hat! I still stand by everything said about this card yesterday - it is beautiful and I love it. Thanks for joining in the Sweet and Sparkly challenge with us this week - good luck x

Susan Salyer said...

I had to stop in and tell you how beautiful this is..I am sure you know this by now with all the comments..hehehehe it is wonderful
susan s

Jo Nevill said...

Such a beautiful card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Jeannie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

Hambo Stamps Design Team

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

so beautiful thank you for joining us at a song in your heart

Mimi said...

Thank you Lisa for joining in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT with your gorgeous card, such beautiful colours and your colouring is fabulous :) :) Good luck in the draw hun. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

charlene said...

Very pretty thanks for joining us at Creative Moments!

Teresa said...

Me again!!! *puts on Creative Moments DT hat* - still love this card Lisa - you did a fantastic job.Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - hope to see you again x

Nicky Wilcox said...

O my this card is divine the image is beautiful and so delicate looking
xxxx <3

Avril Ann said...

Hi Gorgeous, back with my DT hat on to thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, this week, best of luck xxx

Betty said...

Gorgeous card love that image. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi daisy this week

Karen C said...

I love the color scheme and the image is adorable! Great layout and fun fold! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

Nance E Salkeld said...

Very pretty card. Lovely coloring of the image and the glossy accents. Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Hope you play again soon! Nance, DT

Sylvia said...

A stunning girly card.Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
Sylvia x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! I love that image and the easel card is just precious! Great job! I love the pretty happy cards much better than the dark side. LOL!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also.

Please join me in my celebration and a chance to win FREE candy on my blog.

Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT

Cara Malmrose said...

Beautiful card, Love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

Saints Rule! said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday!

PoppyKCrafts said...

Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap. A great creation thank you for taking part, have fun and Keeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at A Song in Your He{ART}.

vivie said...

so beautiful! thanks for joining us at hobbybook!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘GIRLY/FEMININE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Zella said...

Adorable! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our "Girly" challenge.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper