Saturday, 13 February 2016

In the spring becomes the rose

I’m sharing a card I’ve made for a colleague featuring the beautiful Rosarna from Colourbelle.

To keep the beautiful image the focal point I’ve gone with a CAS card and followed the current sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches for my card design.  My image forms the largest circle of the bottom set of circular elements.

I wanted to add some interest while keeping this CAS and found inspiration in the current challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  My top circular elements are blingy rhinestones and, although a bit hard to tell in the photo, my sentiment and the roses are foiled.

Over at As You Like It they are asking what your favourite card fold or shape is.  That is too easy, just look over my blog posts and the overwhelming majority of my cards are 6x6” squares, love this shape and size.  Partly it’s because my favourite number is six, partly it’s because you get two cards out of a 12x12” sheet of cardstock, partly it’s because I love things to be symmetrical and partly it’s because I was first inspired to switch to 6x6” square cards by a crafty friend.  There is one thing I don’t like about a 6x6” card and that is Australia Post charges large letter size to post them, which is double the standard stamp cost!

Just a note on the image, the version I have used was purchased from Sweet Pea stamps before they sadly ceased to be.  The version Karen Middleton sells on her Etsy store, Colourbelle, is slightly different although just as beautiful.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Lips R24, R29, R46
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Roses R14, R29, R46, R59, RV99, YG61, YG63, YG67
Close to my Heart Bitty Sparkles ~ Tan
Michael’s Rhinestones ~ Champagne
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Citrus
X-Press It ~ Blending Card
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful image, beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. A stunning card. I love the CAS look. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  3. So pretty and elegant. Love your take on the sketch too. Thanks for playing at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  4. I love the rose in her hair, beautifully coloured! Thank you for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  5. What a gorgeous image and you colored it beautifully. The CAS design really lets this beauty shine, she doesn't need a thing to look amazing.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Wonderful card! The coloring is great! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  7. beautiful card, yes I to LOVE square cards, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  8. The colouring is amazing! And I really like how you interpreted the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

  9. Stunning coloring and touch of bling. This is very elegant. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Bling Challenge.

    Tamie DT


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