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Darling Buds

It is Tuesday so time for new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge Blog. Don't forget to take advantage of todays discount code. You can find all the details on the challenge.

The design teams brief was to make a Mother's Day card which featured a wrap around band and an image from the Darling Bud Collection.

This meant I got to colour my snowdrop darling bud which I have not coloured up in so long

There is a video on my YouTube Channel  Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Hessian Ribbon
A4 Pink Card
Watercolour Card

Card Making Tutorial 

I begun by blending distress ink in speckled egg onto a sheet of watercolour card

Using the stencil and distress oxide in Worn Lipstick I created the background

A sheet of A4 was scored, folded and burnished to created a gate fold

The stenciled bavkground was cut using the devkle and then adhered onto the feont panels. The top of the card base was trimmed

The sentiment was created using the eden garden alphasketti and printed. The background was then coloured with an alcohol marker to take aware the hlare of the bright white. This was cut using the stitched sqaure doe feom the squarey swirly heart die and adhered using foam tape

The image was printed, coloured and die cut using the oval die. The trellis die was cut onto mint green card and the 2 werw adhered together. These were fastened onto hessian ribbon and fastened around the card with double sided tape

The panel was then embellished with Polkadoodle Dew Drops in pink  green and clear

I am entering this into the following challenges 

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx


  1. Pretty card, I like how you've done the panels and they look great x

  2. Such a pretty card, hugs Blankina

  3. A beautifully coloured image and designed card,love the soft colours

  4. Very pretty Claire, love pink and green together xx

  5. A very pretty card Claire - love how you have stenciled you gorgeous background, and the beautifully coloured image is a worthy centre piece
    Stay safe

  6. Love this, my many fav images to colour and your design is stunning. xx

  7. Beautiful designed creative project. Love your images and colours used.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's World Wide Open Design Team Challenges. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Annie CT -{My Blog}

  8. Thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of Anything goes at Lemon Shortbread Challenges. Hope to see you next challenge.

    [aNNie Designer for Lemon shortbread Challenges{My Blog}

  9. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  10. Beautiful card Claire,gorgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Pretty card.

    Thank you for joining us for the February challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  12. Gorgeous card love all the details.
    Happy Crafty day .
    Rose DT

  13. Gorgeous project! Thanks for including the tutorial. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  14. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  15. So beautiful Claire - gorgeous pastel colours! Maz xx

  16. Very sweet card! Thank you for joining us at LPCF! Good luck

  17. Love this project. You really deserve to be a Design Team Member. Love the blog post too. Thank you for sharing this project with us at Simply Create Too Challenges. Very well done.


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