Friday, 24 February 2017

Nature ... Southern Girls style!

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Challenge #154 - Nature Inspired with Team Lou

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are....

Krafters Cart


First up, I have to say Thank You and apologise to Polkadoodles.
My RA has not been very co-operative on the crafting front, so I was not able to colour the super cute Buzzy Bee Honey - Winnie Fruit Punch digital stamp that they provided me to use for this challenge.  I look forward to colouring and creating with the image real soon.

Thanks to the amazing pre-coloured images available through Polkadoodles, I was still able to make a card to share and hopefully inspire you.  The gorgeous images from the Darling Buds collection are a delightful mix of cuteness and flowers, perfect for the nature theme for our latest challenge.

It is with great pleasure I introduce you to "Primrose".

I designed the cards on my Silhouette Cameo mat.
I started with the Laced Frame 45d on my mat, using the outline to make two card bases for a top folding card and set up the bases and lacy top layer on one 12x12 sheet, cutting one set from Moss cardstock and one set from the lighter Splice cardstock.  This enabled me to make two cards at once.
I took the Darling Buds "Primrose" image, sized her to fit inside the window, duplicated and set up two on an A4 page.  I printed the images on heavy white cardstock then cut them using the Cameo.
I made a rounded rectangle for the sentiment panel inside the cards and used the sentiments from the Darling Buds Big Bundle ... there are so many lovely ones to choose from.
I added a dollop of Diamond Stickles to each pink polkadot of the backgrounds and added sparkle to her dress using Clear Wink Of Stella.

Once the image panels were dry, I adhered them to the frame, then adhered the lace frame layers to the "top" panel of each card.
I adhered the sentiment panels to the "back" panels, scored the top section of the "back" panels to make the "fold", adhered them to the front panels and two cards were made
The cards stand 6 1/4" tall.



Polkadoodles - digital stamp - Darling Buds "Primrose"
Polkadoodles - digital stamps - Darling Buds Big Bundle
(sentiments inside the cards)
Polkadoodles - polkadot paper - FREE Tatty Twinkle Easter Digital Craft Download
smooth white cardstock
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Splice
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Moss
Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine
Monica's Creative Room - FREE cut file - Laced Frame 45d
Diamond Stickles - added to the polkadot background
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush - added to the dress
Martha Stewart Scoreboad
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue - to adhere the top "fold"
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue - to adhere the image panel to the leafy frame

Sending a big Thank You to Polkadoodles and Krafter's Cart for sponsoring
Challenge #154 - Nature Inspired with Team Lou
with us at the Southern Girls.
I hope I have inspired you to create something nature-themed and look forward to seeing your project shared in the challenge gallery.
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
My favourite combo is green & pink, love green & orange too
Spring means flowers, lots of flowers
The lacy frame around my image is a cut file named "Laced Frames"
My card is a birthday card


  1. So pretty Tracey, a really lovely design, the sweet image looks beautiful framed by the leafy arch, love the added sparkle! . Hope your RA settles soon!

    1. Thank You Chris :)
      Not sure if you have it or not, but it is a daily struggle, with flares being more of a challenge. Meds increased & monthly injection a few days ago, so hope they start working soon!

  2. Great colour combo. Great DT inspiration.

  3. So lovely! Those frames are fab!
    Thank you for joining us at both Crafty Sentiments and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  4. Lovely project this image are really beautiful! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time, Beatriz Dt

  5. Tracy these creations are enchanting! I love the luminous finish on that sweet stamp and the polkadot background is fabulous! What a stunning card shape too. Beautiful creation for this weeks challenge hun. Love what you did for it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  6. Such a precious image, Tracy! Love the leafy borders. Thanks so much for joining in our "Anything Goes or Birthdays" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Oh wow these are adorable so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean X

  8. Gorgeous! Love the design and the soft colours! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges.
    Sending hugs from Portugal
    Mary (DT member)

  9. Beautiful card Tracy, love the pretty border. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. With my other DT hat on. Beautiful card Tracy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  11. Wow gorgeous. Love your work. Looks fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  12. Your coloring is lovely, and the leafy border is perfect for her! Thanks for entering the weekly QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge - with a birthday twist this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  13. What a darling image! I really love the shimmer over your coloring along with the flowers on her dress! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  14. So cute and so very clever too! Love the fancy card base!

  15. A very pretty card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  16. Lovely creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  17. Stunning cards! Wow, they are really beautiful. I love the shiny dots in the background, the gorgeous images and that pretty punched border. So glad you could still get to create <3

  18. This is absolutely stunning! Your creative skills amaze me.

  19. Stunning card! Love the card design and image! Thanks for playing along with us at the Morgan's ArtWorld blog! Hugs, Elina, DT


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