Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Blog Candy and a few Challenges

For those of you who are new to Flutter By Wednesday's or haven't heard, Danni our Queen Flutter By is turning the big 4-0 on Friday and instead of moping about it, she has decided to celebrate all month long with lots of fun here on Flutter By Wednesday's! Each week there will be something to win and also fun guest designers! To be entered in the blog candy for each week you will need to answer a question (answers can be found on her blog) and also create a card with the challenge of the week. Each blog candy will run for one week. She is also allowing her flutter by team to enter the blog candy because she thinks we rock and we do this for fun~~ no free products so she thought she´d let us have a shot at the prizes too, woo hoo.


To start things off we have none other than the mega talented Christy Croll as Guest Designer and this week´s challenge is to make a birthday card with a fairy or butterfy on it.

How I wish I could enter my card into 40 challenges to celebrate along with Danni but alas this is not to be. I have used the fantastic "sketch" by Domi over at Lili of the Valley, "ribbons and bows" at Just Magnolia, "round" at Pile It On, a recipe of "3 buttons, 2 papers and 1 ribbon" at Cupcake and last but not least "C is for Circles" at ABC.
I have coloured Tilda with my prismas adding a bit of Art Glitter to her wings and mounted her onto a bugged nestie. Papers are from Designer Extreme Vol 111 and ribbon, flowers and buttons are from my stash.









40 comments:

Marcea said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!! I just love it all mum, what a beauty. Gorgeous embellies and such pretty colours.
-x-

Nancy said...

Nicola, your layout is awesome, and that ribbon just totally makes the card! I love it! What a great job!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW! Nicola, this is just so so sweet!! I love your beautiful creation with Tilda and the coloring is fabulous!! :) Such a brilliant card and I sure hope to be playing along with the fun...especially for Danni's B-Day!! :) HUGS

pinky said...

Nicola your card is gorgeous, tilda is gorgeous and I adore that little ribbon. Must have a look at this challenge, never come across it before, the sheltered life I live lol.
Pinky

Lelia said...

OMG, Nicola! That ribbon is to die for! Love the Tilda and everything about your card this week!

Hugs,
Lelia

Harriet Skelly said...

Nicola this card is gorgeous - I love your coloring, the layout and the awesome embellishments! Hugs, Harriet

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! beautiful!

and your grandsons are gorgeous too!

hugs,

Tina said...

Great card - love the 3d butterfly - cute stuff.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Nicola!! I love your layout, coloring, adorable Tilda and all the details you added!! Fabulous birthday card!!

Susie Sugar said...

Really pretty card I love that ribbon it is so sweet
Hugs Susie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow your card is so totally adorable!
Gorgeous colours and such pretty detail!
hugs
kim x

Helen said...

Cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nicola,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cheryl said...

this is beautiful hun love that image and the colurs are lush love cheryl xxx

Annette said...

Such a beautiful card love those colours, papers and embellishments, take careX:)

Jodi said...

Very sweet card Nicola!! Love what you have made and the pretty colors you used too!!
Great layout!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Ann Kranitz said...

great coloring and super pretty card.

Christine said...

Your card is so cute! That little butterfly is beautiful!

Blessings,
Christine

Lisa said...

Hi Nicola, Gorgeous card! I love sweet Tilda and the colours are gorgeous.

Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful sweet Tilda and fab details.
luv
Debby

Michelle said...

WhooHooo love seeing your creations - AWESOME card, Nicola!! Love the sketch, the papers the coloring - ok EVERYTHING!! Those little bows on the button give it such a sweet vintage feel. And look at the butterfly on the flower just buzzin' around tilda's head. GREAT job with the challenge!!!

Danni said...

Awww this is just adorable!! I love it especially that delicate little butterfly on the flower! Awesome job!

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous

thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card sweetie, gorge sketch, delish papers and perfect embellies, love it! xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card you have created, love the cute image and also the colours and papers on this card! Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC this week :) Donna x

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Nicola!!!

blessings, Maria

Donna said...

Beautiful card Nicola, love the layout with the papers, and the cute little Tilda sitting here, how are you coming along with your copics? The flowers look gorgeous too.
hugs
Donna xx

Cassie said...

very pretty - love the layout!! i can't believe how many of us used purple this week!

Eunice said...

Just love the Lilacs and the backing papers, Beautiful card Nicola,Eunice

POPPET said...

Hey hun, i have to start by saying sorry i havent been by my blog is playing up and half gone lol...

Your card is just stunning, the colours are fab and i love the little butterfly my fave thing, great job on our challenge at cupcake hugs Pops x

Amy Schultz said...

so lovely! Love love love the purple and that ribbon is so cute!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nicola, what a pretty card. Love the image and the papers are stunning. Great layout and love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this is just stunning love the colours and the gorgeous image, just trying to catch up with all my buddies, thanks for your good wishes dear they really help
Hugs Jacqui x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Just beautiful, wow!

CraftyC said...

Hello Nicola, hope you are well and enjoying the weekend. Love your card, fab papers but of course I'm biased. Love the colours and pretty embellishments. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV and CCC.
Clairexx

Sheila said...

A stunner hunny, gorgeous Tilda... fab layout, love that little flutterby, it's delish!!
Hugs
Sheila xx

Maureen said...

Very pretty - love all the 'bellies! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Lovely card Nicola, such a pretty ribbon, fabulous colouring

Chris xx

Paula said...

Wow this is just so pretty Nicola love the papers and what a sweet image. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Sharon said...

Fabulous card Nicola. The embossing looks fab behind that perfectly coloured image and your papers are so pretty. Love those flowers.
Sharon xx