Monday, May 31, 2010

Feeling HOT HOT HOT!!! and Patriotic too!

It's a Double posting day and I hope you have a fabulous Memorial Day (or Bank Holiday) planned!
My hubby is away on a Scout camp so I'm on grill duty! LOL
I have a very Patriotic card for you today.
Although I live in Texas I was born and raised in Nottingham England and lived there for 28 years and my heart will always be there. But one thing the UK and the US share are the colors of their flag, Red, White and Blue so on US Holidays I can always be transported home in my heart right away. So today's card fills both sides of the Atlantic :)

This card fits with the following challenges:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summertime
Just Magnolia - Hot and Spicy
Magnolia Birthday Bash - Sketch
Magnolia Down Under - Flowers
Crafty Creations - Favorite stamp (I couldn't choose one so I had to just choose a Tilda as they are what really got me into stamping)
Stampin With Dragon - Summer
Cupcake Craft - Summer Delights
For Fun - Masking
Scrap Stamp and Doodle - Red White and Blue
Ann's Creative Nook - Red White and Blue
No Time To Stamp - Colors of your flag. Well although I've been in the USA for 13 years now my home country is Great Britain and our flag is the Union Jack and it's Red, White and Blue like the Stars and Stripes!
Doodle Palace - Colors of Your Flag
Res Q - Red, White and Blue
Color Chef - Light Blue, Dark Blue, Red and White
Friends Having Fun - Colors and Feel of Memorial Day

Card Recipe:
Image - Tilda with Ice Cream and Garden Park by Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper - Stash
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Target $1 spot
Brads - The Paper Studio

Couldn't you just do with an Ice Cream?

Here are the Copic's I used on this card.

Have a fabulous rest of your Memorial Day or Bank Holiday Monday if you are in the UK!

PS Don't forget to enter my Blog Candy HERE or Scroll down celebrating my BlogAversary!

Guest Designing for Chi Chi Memories for June and July!

Hi Everyone,
I was super excited to receive an email from Natalie at Chi Chi Memories asking me if I'd like to be a guest with them for 2 months. Of course I said yes!
This is the my first card for them and the theme is Dear Ole Dad!
I got to work with a super image from the Chi Chi Memories store called Happy Daddy's Day!

I found a few challenges to help me:

Going Grey - Sketch (and BG paper)
Tuesday Taggers - It's a Man's World
Digital Tuesday - Cute People
Dare U2 Digi - One For The Boys
Crafty Catz - The Boyz are Back!
I Love Digi - For My Dad
Twisted Thursday - Hip Hip Hooray for Dads
Crafty Pad - Card for Dad
Charisma Cards - Circles (the buttons and the balloon)
Pixie Dust - Circles (the buttons and the balloon)
ECP - Buttons
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Paperplay - Up In The Air

Card Recipe:
Image - Happy Daddy's Day!
Paper - Basic Grey Lime Rickey
Medium - Copic Markers
Buttons -The Paper Studio
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

I printed and colored two images and popped one on top for a little dimension.
I love the bright color palette of the Basic Grey paper and based the whole card around it.
Be sure to check back later in the week for a special Chi Chi blog hop!

PS Don't forget to enter my Blog Candy HERE or Scroll down celebrating my Blog Aversary!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

King Of The Grill - New Clear Dollar Stamps from Wendy Hall

Happy Sunday!
Just in time for the Memorial Day cook out I have a super cute card for all the Dad's/Uncles/Grandpas etc out there!
Wendy Hall of Digital Delights has a brand new set of acrylic stamps put out by Clear Dollar Stamps. These will be available to buy on June 1st (I'll update the link as soon as they go on sale) and are great for a card for your King Of The Grill!
Also to go along with them Wendy has a fabulous set of Digital Delights images too! I got to use both the clear and the digi's on this card.

I have a few challenges that this one will fit too:

Tuesday Taggers - It's a Man's World
Digital Tuesday - Cute People
Dare U2 Digi - One For The Boys
Crafty Catz - The Boyz are Back!
I Love Digi - For My Dad
Twisted Thursday - Hip Hip Hooray for Dads
Crafty Pad - Card for Dad
One Stitch At a Time - Something New (the stamp and the papers)
Corrosive - Cooking
Cupcake Craft - Black and Grey + One other color
Jacksonbelle - Black and 1 other Color
Allsorts - Black, White and another Color
Quixotic - Embossing (I heat embossed the images before coloring)

Clear Dollar Stamps - Backyard Barbeque (available June 1st)
Digital Delights Stamps - Outdoor Grill set
Paper - DCWV The Natural Stack,
Ink: Versafine heat set and embossed
Medium - Copic Markers Y15, Y17, Y35, YR14, YR18, E50, E08, R00, R01, C00, C5, C7
Punch - Martha Stewart Border punch

I cut out the grill and the steak and popped them up above Dear Ole Dad (who was also cut out).
This is such a cute set for Fathers Day cards, summer scrapbook pages, even invitations to a real Backyard BBQ!!
I hope you liked him and that he gave you a smile.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Round and Round - New stamps (well new to me!!)

Happy Saturday and I hope you are enjoying the start to the Holiday weekend!
Today I have a card using a product that isn't new to the market but it is new to me!
I've loved the cards I've seen made with the Just Rite Stampers and last week decided to take the plunge and buy some to try for myself.
As soon as the box arrived I dug right in and just had to try them straight away.
Luckily Just Rite have a challenge on Friday's and this week it is a sketch so it gave me a jumping off point to get me going.

Just Rite Stampers - Sketch
Annabelle Stamps - Ribbon
Stamp Something - Recipe: some designer paper, ribbon, bow and a tag
Your Next Stamp - Use a Border Punch
Polka Doodle - Sew and Sew
Simply Saturday - Simply Stitched
Fun With Shapes - My Favorite Colors
Frosted Designs - Flower photo inspiration
Charisma Cards - Circles
Pixie Dust - Circles

Card Recipe:
Image - Just Rite Stamps 3 1/4" round and Plant a Little Love set
Paper - DCWV The Linen Closet stack
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Studio G

This is so not my usual style but I wanted to give them a try and I know I'll be doing some more like this soon.
Also scroll down a little as I have a blog candy posted HERE

Friday, May 28, 2010

My BlogAversary!!! A Little Candy and a New Card too!

A year ago yesterday I first put fingers to my keyboard and made my first blog post.
I'd be holding off FOREVER as it seemed like it would be more work and not enough fun but I couldn't have been more wrong!
In just a year I've made over 400 posts, have over 250 followers and over 54000 hits!
I've met some fabulous people, seen some superb creations and hopefully brought a smile to others through sharing mine.
To say a great big thank you I have a little package to giveaway.
To be in with a chance of winning please add a link and photo to your sidebar or a quick post about it and add yourself as a follower too if you aren't already.
The candy with run for 2 weeks and I'll draw a winner over the weekend of June 12th with the winner being revealed June 14th.
You could win this little bundle!

Creating Keepsakes 2 Minute Memories
Small Wooden frame to alter
Set of Chipboard coasters (perfect for altering)
96 Chipboard letters
3 sets of Clear Stamps
7 Chipboard accents

So please make sure you join in and add your link at the bottom in the gadget :)

Of course I couldn't really make a post without having a card and some challenges too so here you are!

Lili Of The Valley - Sketch
CRAFT - Blue and Green
ABC - V is for Vintage (I thought the image worked for this theme)
Creative Inspirations - Distressed
Crafts and Me - Distressing
Craft Your Passion - Distressing
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Distressing
Creative Challenge - Blooming Charming
ECP - Buttons
Gingersnaps - Read
Inky Impressions - Choice, I chose F for Flowers, R for Ribbon and Distress and S for Stitching
Sew Many - 3 techniques and a charm (coloring, distressing, faux stitching)

Card Recipe:
Image - Little Girls Story Time by Lili of The Valley
Paper - Unknown
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirls - Quickutz
Sentiment - Studio G
Border Punch - Fiskars
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Label 11
Medium - Copic Markers
Ink - Memento and Chalk Ink

I thought you may like to see which Copic markers I used to color the image.

I really like how this one turned out and the chair reminds me so much of one my Nana has, even down to the throw pillow and matching antimacassar covers.
Lili Of The Valley has some fabulous stamps and there are a brand new set being released soon and they have a fabulous blog candy giveaway of all the new stamps!
You can find all the details at their blog

I hope you like this one and please join in my giveaway, the more people that play the more fun it is!
Please add your name to the gadget below and add a link/post on your blog to advertise the candy.
Thanks and Good Luck!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Digital Delights/Delightful sketches Textures

Second post of the day and it's a super cute one!
It's time for another challenge at Delightful Sketches and Challenges and this time we'd love to see you add some Texture to your projects! This could be with embossing, layering, popping things up, the world is your oyster on this one!

I added a few other challenges with my card:

Our Creative Corner - Sketch
Cupcake Craft - Black and Grey + One other color
Jacksonbelle - Black and 1 other Color
Quixotic - Embossing
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes (with a digi)
Tuesday Throwdown - Any Image you can Color
Incy Wincy - Button Up
Alys - Ribbons and Bows
Creative Craft Challenges - Bows and Ribbons

Card Recipe:
Image - Fireman Peyton
Paper - DCWV and Cosmo Cricket
Medium - Copic Markers
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz by Sizzix
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Buttons - The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Printed

I think Peyton looks super sweet as a Fireman and he'd be great on a little boys birthday card, scrapbook page or even on the party invitations!

For news of my Blogoversary giveaway please drop back tomorrow!

Hope to see you and your projects over at Delightful Sketches and Challenges

Treehouse #51 Sketch

It's time for another challenge at The Treehouse and this week it's brought to you by Ashley and it's this fabulous sketch!

As usual I added a few other challenges too:

Clearly I Stamp - Flowers
One Stop Craft - Birthstones (I did the "Birth" part as "Birthday" and used Rhine "stones"!)
Little Red Wagon - Birthday
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Happy Birthday for a Girl
Crazy Challenge - It's A Girl Thing (what girl doesn't love cake?)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Celebration
My Time To Craft - Vivid Greetings (bright colors)

Card Recipe:
Image - Celebrate in Style by Treehouse Digitals
Paper - Cosmo Cricket DeLovely
Medium - Copic Markers
Glitter - Stickles
Rhinestones and Pearls - Queen and Co
Doily - Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Paper Doilies
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Border Punch - EK Success

I think I may have gone a little overboard with the Stickles but all girls love glitter and sparkle so I think it turned out fine!

We'd love to see what you can do with our sketch at The Treehouse so please pop along and play!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #20 - Add a Pocket or Tag - Guest Sketch

It's another Once Upon a Wednesday over at The Pixie Cottage
This week we have another Special Guest Sketcher and it's certainly a favorite or mine, it's Bev Rochester from All The Things I Love!

She created this fabulous sketch for us to use:

As well as the sketch we have an optional technique of adding a Tag or a Pocket to your card, remember you can chose the sketch, the technique or both!

One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.

As always I have a few other challenges with this card:

Clearly I Stamp - Flowers
AI Factory - Brads and Animals
Speedy the Cat - Animal
One Stitch At a Time - Furry Friends
Paper Popsicles - Animals
365 Cards Day 85 - Flora and Fauna
Digital Tuesday - Cute People (I don't think bears ARE people but these ones are dressed up like people and sure are cute and are brand new digis!)
Colour Create - Soft Green and Light Aqua
Dutch Dare - 2 papers, 3 colors and 4 buttons
Papercutz - Buttons and Lace
The Town Scrapper - Flowers and Lace
Creative Craft Challenges - Bows and Ribbons
Paperplay - Wedding Celebrations
Etsy Inspired - Green and Aqua Wedding Invitation
Think Ink - Pockets

Card Recipe:
Image - Digital Stamps Beary Special Wedding Bride by ArTish and Digital Stamps Beary Special Wedding Groom by ArTish
Paper - DCWV The Linen Closet
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Medium - Copic Markers
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - KI Memories
Rhinestones - Colorbok
Doily - Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Paper Doilies
Lace - Offray
Die Cuts - Quickutz Nesting

Cut these cuties out and popped them up and then "Stickled" them as much as possible! LOL
We'd love to see your creations with the sketch, so get creating and drop by The Pixie Cottage and show us what you made!

Challenge #18 at Cooking It Up! Wing It You Pink Petal!

Welcome to the first of two posts today!
It's time for another challenge over at my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge blog.
Each challenge I set you a "recipe" to base your card on.
The time the challenge is:
Use Wings
And Petals
And Pink!

There are other challenges that this project will be entered into as well :

Clearly I Stamp - Flowers
Repeat Impressions - Sketch (turned on its side)
Just Us Girls - Use a Template (make something 3D)
Simple Doodles - Anything But A Card
Crafts and Me - Anything But A Card
Crazy Challenge - It's A Girl Thing
Flutterby - Open Week (with a Fairy, Angel or Butterfly)
Stamptacular - Pearls and Swirls
Lots To Do - Swirls and Flourishes
Alys - Ribbons and Bows
Creative Craft Challenges - Bows and Ribbons
Pollycraft - Buttons and Butterflies
Shabby Tea - Pink Polka Dot Tea Party
Creative Card Crew - Pink and Green

Project Recipe:
Image - Clover Butterfly Wishes by Pollycraft
Papers - Martha Stewart (Pink Polka Dots), K&Co (floral) DCWV (Green Gingham)
Swirl - Sizzix
Medium - Copic Markers
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Design Originals
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Martha Stewart
Pearls and Rhinestones _ Queen and Co
Rose - Wild Orchid Crafts
Box template - My own design

Here you can see the "Pearls and Swirls"

This fairy is so gorgeous and once I'd colored her I added Stickles to give her true Fairy Finesse!
I'd seen Gable Boxes on other peoples blogs but couldn't find a scoring template so I designed my own. There were Cut files for the Cricut, Printable templates but none with just the "plans" and it took 3 attempts and lots of stamping of feet to get the right measurements but I wasn't giving up! LOL
I hope you like my project and I'd love you to check out the challenge at Cooking It Up With Katie and join in!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Candy Winner!!!

Sorry I was so long, last week just got away from me.

Thanks to all of you who joined in and the lucky winner is #18 April D!

April contact me please through the link on the sidebar.

Thanks again and watch out on Thursday as it's my One Year Blogiversary and there may be a surprise hidden in there!


Monday, May 24, 2010

One For The Boys

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a great weekend.
Ours was super busy with Choir stuff, Scout stuff, house work (yuck), yard work and a little relaxing thrown in for good measure :)
But before that marathon weekend I did manage to complete another card for you.
I absolutely love the designs from Meljen's Designs and when I saw this little guy I just fell in love with him and he jumped right into my shopping cart!

This was the perfect time to use him as lots of challenges were asking for Boy themed cards:

Creative Inspirations - Card For A Child
Creative Cottage - One For The Boys
Dare U2 Digi - One For The Boys
Daring Cardmakers - Boyzone
365 Cards Day 83 - 4 Wheel Drive
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
Meljens - Seeing Spots
Crafty Catz - Stars and Stripes

Card Recipe:
Image - A Boy and His Wagon by Meljens Designs
Paper - Nana's Kids by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Chipboard buttons - Colorbok
Sentiment - KI Memories

I just this little guy, so cute and so like the little dudes in my life :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pile It On - Think Out of The Box

It's Sunday so it's time for another new challenge at Pile It On and we have a fabulous sponsor Some Odd Girl!
All the team got to work with their choice of one of their weird and wonderful images and I chose Lounging Kaylee.

Along with the image the team was challenged to "Think Out of The Box" and do something a little different from normal. I really shy away from aperture cards and so when I found a challenge which needed a "window" I built my card around it.

Lil Red Wagon - Put a Window in It
365 Cards Day 81 - Setting the Scene "On a Picnic"
Crafty Calendar - The Great Outdoors
Crafty Cardmakers - Inside Out
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Fab N Funky - Make Your Own
Kah Wink E Dink - Make Your Own
Cricut Cardz - Bird or Butterfly (and use your Cricut)
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Flower Power
Paper Take Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Polly Craft - Summer Blooms
Cupcake Craft - Blooming Charming
Flutterby - Flowers and Butterfly
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Cute and Girly
Totally Gorjuss - Bling It On
Creative Inspirations - Card for a Child
Ooh La La - Bright and Cheerful
Crafty Ann's - Lots of Color
Flourishes - Chipboard
For Fun - Choice, I picked the color combo of Pink, Green, Blue and Yellow
Penny's - 1 Ribbon, 2 Pattern Paper, 3 Embellishments
Crazy Challenge - Something New (the image and the papers)
CRAFT - Birthday or Celebration
Pixie Dust Studios - Add a Pearl
Digi Doodle Shop - Sparkle, Glitter, Glitz
Diva Stamper - Photo Inspiration (flowers and butterfly and girly)
Meljens - Seeing Spots
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Make Someone Smile/Cheer them Up

Card Recipe:

Image - Lounging Kaylee
Paper - Sparkly Sweet by K&Co
Butterflies - Sparkly Sweet Grand Adhesions by K&Co
Chipboard Sentiment - Wild Saffron Adhesive Chipboard Buttons by K&Co
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Queen and Co
Flowers - Cricut Accent Essentials and Wild Orchid Crafts

Here you can see inside the card with cute Kaylee lounging on the grass looking at the butterflies.

Here's another view peeking in through the window!

I had fun with this one as it really stretched me at first but once I got going there was no stopping me!
So please, step out of your comfort zone, out of your box and come and join us over at Pile It On this week and you could be our lucky winner!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Have you "Mushroom" for any more cards?

Happy Friday!
Earlier in the week I showed you a Ladybug card made from an image I won in a challenge, well today is another one of those fabulous images! I love all the weird and wonderful creations at Busy Beauties and this set of Mushrooms/Toadstools is super sweet!

I used a few challenges to help me finish this card:

Oh Alice - Mushroom Inspiration
Basic Grey - Punch It (and BG)
Lexi's - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - 5 Buttons
Going Grey - Children (and BG)
Doodle Palace - Pop It Up
Charisma - 3D
Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper

Card Recipe:
Image - A Happy Day by Busy Beauties
Paper - Basic Grey Infuse
Medium - Copic Markers
Buttons - Unknown
Border and Corner Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Marcella by K&Co

I did two copies of the image, cut one out and popped it on top.
The buttons are from a grab bag I got years ago and there are some great rustic ones in there so I used jute to help with the rustic, outdoors feel.
I really had fun with this card and hope you like it too.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Treehouse #50 Pink, Sky Blue, Brown, Cream

It's time for another challenge at The Treehouse and this week it's brought to you by Yaneri.
She has a color challenge for you and wants to see Pink, Sky Blue, Brown and Cream.

As usual I have other challenges that I used to help me with this card:

Gingersnaps - Quote
Sweet Sunday Sketch - Sketch
One Stop Crafts - Summer Breeze
Flutterby - Flowers and Butterfly
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Flower Power
Color Throwdown - Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze
Creative Craft World - Easel Card
Corrosive - Easel Card
Inky Impressions - Choose at least 2, I chose Easel Card, Flowers, Circle and Sparkle
Getting Crafty with Ann - Round and Round
Cupcake Inspirations - I chose the Pink and the Pearls from the photo
Crafty Creations - Encouragement
Simply Saturday - Scallops
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Cute and Girly
Pixie Dust Studios - Add a Pearl
Digi Doodle Shop - Sparkle, Glitter, Glitz
Paper Take Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper
Doodle Palace - Pop It Up
Charisma - 3D

Card Recipe:
Image - Aloha Collection from Treehouse Digitals
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - DCWV
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts
Die Cuts - Spellbinders and Quickcutz
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Printed
Pearls - Martha Stewart colored with Copic's

I colored the butterfly 3 times, cut it out and popped it up for more dimension.
I gave it a quick spritz of Smooch to make it shimmer and shine.
This was such fun to make and I hope you are inspired by the colors and go and join in with us this at The Treehouse.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #19 - 3D/Decoupage/Paper Tole

It's time for another Once Upon A Wednesday over at The Pixie Cottage and we have another wonderful sketch for you.

We also have the added technique challenge of Paper Tole.

I have a few other challenges to go with that:

Clearly I Stamp - Flowers
Praire Fairy - Flowers
Our Daily Bread - Flowers
Meljens - Flowers and Blooms
Pollycraft - Summer Blooms
Crafty Catz - Petals and Pearls
Paper Take Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special
Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper
Digi Doodle Best - Ribbon
Twisted Thursday - Ribbon
Pixie Dust - Cut It Out
Your Next Stamp - Cut It Out and Pop It Up
Doodle Palace - Pop It Up
Just For Fun Color Challenge - Lime Green, Turquoise and Yellow
Colour Q - Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Soft Suede and White
KL Stampin Scrappin - Animals
Stamp With Fun - Stripes
Creative Inspirations - Punches or Die Cuts (I used both)
Crafty Cardmakers - Inside Out

Card Recipe:
Image - Puppy Love by Eileen Gutierrez
Paper - DCWV The Citrus Stack
Ribbon - Michaels
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Basic Grey
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Colorbok
Medium - Copic Markers
Die Cuts - Quickutz Nesting

I hope you can see the layers of the Paper Tole technique on this image.
I love how dimensional you can make you card using this and it is quite therapeutic to me to see and cut out tiny pieces! LOL
We'd love to see your take on the sketch or the technique or both over at The Pixie Cottage

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Red and Blue, a new card for You!

Happy Tuesday,
Last week I won a challenge at Penny's Challenges and my prize was $15 to spend at Busy Beauties on digital stamps and I just couldn't resist the little cutie I chose for today's card.
Then the owner of the store pointed me in the direction of her challenge blog and so it was the perfect time to try out my new image!

Other challenges:

Busy Beauties Creations - Red or Blue or Both
CCEE Stampers - Nursery Rhymes (Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home)
Cuttlebug Challenge - For The Kids
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Round and Round
Sew Many Challenges - Easel Card
Corrosive - Easel Card
Hand Full Of Stamps - Get Your Shine On
Stamping Vacation Pick 3 - My picks are; Make an Easel card, Blue Embellishment and Image to do with Gardening (my little Ladybug)
Quixotic Paper - How Does Your Garden Grow? (Handmade flowers)
Just Us Girls - Red, White and Blue
Crazy Challenge - Something New (new image)
Ooh La La - Bright and Cheerful
Alota Rubber Stamps - Bugs or Bees

Card Recipe:
Image - Sweet Ladybug by Busy Beauties
Paper - DCWV The Summer Stack 2009
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Cloud Nine for Fiskars
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Flower Circles
Flower Punch - EK Success
Ladybug button - Dress it Up
Shine - Glossy Accents (on her hat, shoes and shell)
Border punch - Fiskars Apron Lace
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

I love how the easel card stands.

I hope the photo shows the shiny parts, the are so cool in real life.
I thought this little girl looked like she was about to do a recital and so I used an encouragement sentiment.

This was such a fun card to make and I hope you like it too.