Thursday, 15 February 2018

Little Dreamer

Good evening crafty friends and I do hope that this post finds you well.

Here at Casa Mia, we're a little over half way through our half term holiday. You see, even though I've left a school based job, our team works so closely with schools that we don't work at full strength through the holidays. So I'm lucky enough to still have the school holiday off!

It's new challenge time at All Dressed Up challenges and it's everyone's favourite which is Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image. Not got any All Dressed Up images? Wendy has plenty of gorgeous images available in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store and has also very generously provided some freebies here - please send your friends over to ADU for the freebies though, to make sure they're available for other crafters to share!

I'm definitely dreaming of warmer (and drier 😉!) days, so I have teamed this very summery image with the current Sketch Saturday sketch for my inspiration card:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card Base - is Snow White Centura Pearl which I have cut, scored and folded to make an A6 size card base
  • Design Papers - are all fromthe brand new Vintage Tea Party Signature Collection by Sara Davis available on the CD-Rom in Crafter's Inspiration Magazine - Issue 17 (Spring 2018). I have used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on the edges of my papers, just to make them "pop" a bit! This also gives a defined edge which means the papers don't need to be matted and layered which cuts down on weight, and postage costs!
  • Image - is Dreaming of Summer by Wendy at  All Dressed Up and I have brought this cutie to life using a mixture of Copics and Spectrum Noir markers before die cutting into 2 corners using my Scattered Butterflies die which was another goodie from the current Crafter's Inspiration Magazine. Two of the butterflies are "cut in" which means that that their wings are 3D - I have bent these wings back up, and also given them a slick of Picked Raspberry Distress Ink plus a bit of bling!
    • Skin - Copics in E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (Blush)
    • Hair - TN3, EB3, EB8
    • Dress - PV1, PV2, PV4
    • Sprigs of Greenery - CG3
    • Butterflies and Bees - EB1, PV2, PV4
    • Flowers - DG1, PV1
  • Sentiment - is from one my favourite sets, Swirly String Sentiments by Lili of the Valley. Mine are clear stamps, so I inked it up with the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink before stamping it direct onto my image panel.
I hope I have inspired you to come over to All Dressed Up and play along with this challenge. If you're in need of further inspiration please head over to the blog and check out the other gorgeous creations by my Dressy Teamies and this month's Guest Dressy Girl Helene. Then come back and show us your Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image. Don't forget that for more chances to win some of Wendy's gorgeous images, our Facebook Dressy Teamies have their own challenge running until the end of February and their theme this month is Red / Romance / Hearts.

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

That's it from me for today - I'm off to enjoy a bowl of chowder and a sit down to catch up on all the action from the Winter Olympics! Hope you have a lovely evening.

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Wonderful make! Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT

  2. love the wistful expression on the images face, the butterflies are fantastic too

  3. Wonderful! Love the design and the cute iamge.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  4. Lovely papers....I really like the Distress Inked edges. And the image is so adorable and colored beautifully! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  5. wonderful card :)
    Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge,i hope i see you by the next challenge :)
    DT Heike

  6. Oh, so lovely, your colouration is fantastic and the card perfectly in colour and design!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT Stempelgarten challenge

  7. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  8. Super cute card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  9. Nice coloring...sweet image.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    Oddball Challenge

  10. This is such a gorgeous card!I Love your image! Thank you so much for sharing at Oddball Art Stamps Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Julie DT xox

  11. Adorable and so sweet...thanks for joining us at Crafters Castle Challenges.

  12. Such a sweet card! I love your coloring! Thanks for linking to Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog Hope, we will see you soon again! Marlene

  13. This card is just too too cute! I love how you have colored it! Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Challenge!

  14. So sweet & I like how you did the butterflies!


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