Sunday, August 7, 2016


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge for this fortnight will be "Wings".  We are being sponsored by Sami Stamps.

Another two weeks have gone by.  It seems like this year just began and now we are in August!  Can you believe it?  By the time this goes live my daughter will be home from college...WOOHOO!!!!  I miss her so very much.  She won't be home long so I intend to enjoy every minute.

The image I was given is called "Wild Flower Beauty".   This was a bit difficult for me.  I have gone outside the comfort zone.  I was unable to do a fussy cut on this.  I had to make sure to stay in the lines and then do some highlighting around her.  Some of the lines were just too small to cut out but the image is so pretty I wanted to give it a try.

After I colored her and sparkled her up a bit I wanted to frame her.  I purchased this die at the Mega Meet in Michigan.  I thought it would frame her beautifully.  I used some distress ink around it for that old frame look.

The die cut under the flowers is from the Mega Meet too.  It was a free with purchase at Our Daily Bread.  I tried to find a link to it but couldn't.  It may be discontinued.  The dragonfly is chipboard from Sweet Stamps.  I  couldn't find the link to it either but I'm sure they still carry it.  I really love this store and they make so many beautiful items.  The enamel embossing powders are amazing and if you use their enamel powder adhesive on your regular embossing powders they come out fabulous too.

I hope you have been inspired by my card.  Now put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge at CWWC and don't forget to check out all the amazing creations by the DT.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Coloring Mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Dragonfly - Sweet Stamps, Glossy Accents
Embossing powders - Vintage Black & Vintage Gold from Sweet Stamps
Papers - Bazzill, Core 'dinations, My Minds Eye, Darice, generic
Flowers - from a candy win
Distress Inks from Ranger - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint & Walnut Stain

Challenges Entered


brenda said...

Hi Robin,

I'm just back from holiday so popping in to see what I've missed and your lovely creation in this post is a great starting place. And my thanks for your supportive comments while I have been missing.

B x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Robin!! The image is gorgeous and you've colored her perfectly!! I love the layers and the pretty dragonfly!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Enjoy the time with your daughter!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Unknown said...

Hello Robin, you have created a beautiful card, the colouring is superb and your design is gorgeous. Love what you have done with the frame. The added dragonfly and flowers are perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries and good luck in the draw. Looking forward to seeing you join us again. Jennifer DT member x

Lori Kobular said...

This is so beautiful! I love the image and you colored her hair beautifully! Love all the layers! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART August Linky Challenge!

brenda said...

Back again Robin as didn't notice yesterday that you had joined in at Stamping Sensations challenge so wanted to thank you.

B x

Unknown said...

Thank you for entering our challenge Robin with your beautiful card, The image and colouring is exquisite and a gorgeous card design. Good luck in the draw and hopefully we will see you again. Jennifer DT member Lil Patch of Craft Friends. x

Becca Cruger said...

OOohhhh this is so beautiful! Your coloring skills are absolutely fantastic! Thank you SO much for linking up to the STAMPlorations theme and sketch challenge!

Chana Malkah said...

This image is one of my all time favorites and I am always intrigued to see how different designers treat it! Your presentation is so elegant and beautifully executed! Love It! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

DIANA L. said...

I am lovin' this!! your coloring is fab the hair is perfect and I just love all the layering
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Veronique said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

Joan said...

Lovely card with a beautifully coloured image

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


LeslieT said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Robin! Your coloring on this is beautiful! And what a great image!

Di said...

Hi Robin!

Many thanks for your lovely comment over at the Snippets Playground! Of course you can come and play with us - we'd love you to join in! I happily send prizes to all over the World, and never expect anyone to pay postage. I think India and Australia are perhaps the furthest :)

Come and play - please. Do remember it's one entry only per week (I run the Playground on my own and found multiple entries became too much for me to comment on) - and always leave a comment if you do enter and want to be in for all or part of the week's prize! Apart from that you just need to use one or more snippets/scraps of paper, card, material, wool, thread or whatever on your entry. This week I just used one piece of backing card as a frame as Mr Mojo had left the building. No other real rules except to have fun and no pulling hair, biting or scratching in the line (queue) for the swings :)


Di xx

Di said...

I forgot to say that lots of the Playmates are from the USA too. Some names I'm sure you will already know. xx

Di said...

It's me again! Just joined as a follower and meant to also say I love your card! The colouring of that hair is fabulous!


Di xx

Aileen said...

beautiful card, love your colouring and thistle of this card. her hair is stunning.

Denise Goeldner said...

Hi Robin, Such a gorgeous card, beautifully embellished and coloured. Love the colour palette too. Thanks for entering Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, however I can't seem to find you as a follower please ensure you are as it's a shame to miss out on prizes as we do check. Thanks again and hope to see you again.
Owner of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and fabulous colouring,gorgeous Dragonfly and love all the layers--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Robin! I love how you colored that beauty (she's one of my favs!), and your card design is awesome with the embellishments! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
Ruza ~ GI DTC
Ruza's Craft Corner