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Monday, April 8, 2013

Enchanted Slumber

I hope this finds you doing okay!  Today is fortnight Monday at Forever Friends Challenges!  Our theme this go is Dies/Punches.  I think I really got the theme right this time!  Take a look at our sponsor Michelle Perkett's Enchanted Slumber:
As you can see, I went a little crazy with the die cuts!  I tried 2 new things- framed Enchanted Slumber with a die cut, that's where you cut part of the image out with the die and hand cut the rest of the image.  Scary seeing your colored image run through the die cutter!  The other thing I did was print designer papers!  I've never done this before but seeing that another of our sponsors at Forever Friends is Bearly Mine Designs, I thought I would try it, now I'm hooked!  Donna creates the most beautiful papers.  The one we used is Spring BlossomsShe has free papers on her blog, beautiful ones!

I hope you like Enchanted SlumberThe beautiful sentiment came as a Bonus from a StampArt Designs image, Pretty Petals

I hope your week is a wonderful one for you.   I hope, too, that you'll stop in at Forever Friends, post your creation and let us enjoy your work!  Please check out my team mates makes, as there is so much talent.  

Lots of Bright Spots this week, right?  There are enough to go around!


Entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Spring Fever
Lacy Sunshine Challenge- Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenge- Spring Fling 171 
Quirky Crafts- Bingo (die cuts; embossing; ribbon; metal) 


  1. Absolutely awesome design and colouring - any Mother will be over the moon receiving this little piece of art.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. bravo...♥...i love this card...♥... greats from Switzerland.. Barbara

  3. This is stunning Manderly, love all the dies you've used. Carol x

  4. This is breath-taking gorgeous, Manderly! The die cuts are fabulous -you did a superb job with them! The colours are lovely. Your butterflies (again!) are beautiful. The ribbons are perfect. I love how you've put it al together. Your talent and creativity is over the top!! xx Kathy p.s. The sentiment looks very sweet with everything you've created, and as always, again, I love your colourings and shadings! Enjoy your Bright Spots this week. xx

  5. A gorgeous the image and fab

  6. What a beautiful image Manderly, your colouring is gorgeous, love all the details, so very pretty.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Absolutely delightful. I love all the precious details you've added to this card, Manderly. WOW!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  8. Wow Manderly, this is just fabulous!! What a cute image and love all those details!

    You were visiting on Vintagearkku blog. I have my own vintage challenge blog It's all about the Vintage and Beauty and Vintagearkku is the blog for non-blog people's cards and also you can find there some vintage images to use. My personal blog is Sanden Supinat and I wish you could visit down there too. I'd appreciate that so much.

    Hugs, Sande xxxooo

  9. As always, absolutely stunning Manderly! Beautiful digi and you've coloured her so beautifully! Absolutely beautiful creation and I love it! Karen x

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Sweet image and beautifully colored! Love your choice of papers, die cuts and the overall design of the card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  11. Another stunner Manderly. Gorgeous colours and colouring and love all the die cuts.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  12. Thanks for joining with this second stunning card over at Quirky Crafts. Please visit us tomorrow to see if you made the top three, and to find out about our new challenge.

    Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

  13. Fantastic card Love it!! So much detail!! Thank you for joining my challenge, over on Quirky Crafts! New challenge starts tomorrow evening!

    ((Lyn)) DT

  14. This is so gorgeous! I love all the detail. Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges this time.

  15. This is gorgeous and thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.

    Linda xxx

  16. This is fabulous! I love that you were able to use so many elements and still maintain a cohesive design! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit to the neighborhood!
    Chana, Owner

  17. Beautiful card! Love the image you have used and your coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  18. Oh my gosh, this is exquisite!!! Brilliantly designed and executed! Love all those gorgeous die cuts and the beautiful image! An enchanting and delightful card! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!


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