Saturday, 7 July 2012

Getting back in the game…

Well after several weeks of being away from crafting and blogging due to family stuff I’m finally getting back to it. However I’ve just returned from a few days stay with my best mate to find the post I had written and scheduled for this morning has not only failed to publish but also seems to have disappeared so this is version two. A couple of weeks ago i had an exciting E-mail from Lisa at ‘Just Us girls’ one of the challenge sites I love to enter. She asked if I would like to be their guest designer for July and of course I jumped at the chance. JUGS144_edited-1Their first July challenge is this fab sketch.

and here is the card I made -
I love using embossing folders and this is one of my favs at the moment. I've used water colour paper and soft pastel shades to create a sunburst effect (hopefully). The sentiment is from Hero Arts and layered bright summery flowers, a die cut flourish and a little bling add the finishing touch. I hope you’ll join the girls and I’m really looking forward to the rest of July’s challenges, I’ve a sneak preview of the themes and they’re great.
I’m also going to enter this card here -


  1. hey Esther great having you back in blogland! I love how you've used the embossing folder so pretty! Debi x

  2. Welcome back, love that embossing folder as well looks so good,good luck with the rest of the monthe challenges for the design team. Aud x

  3. Wow, wow! AND w-o-w! What a great way to get back into the GAME! OUTSTANDING! I'm SO delighted that you are joining us this month, Esther! You have managed to get me inspired on a WHOLE new level! Gawshhhhh! That is SUCH stunning use of that wonderful embossing image! I LOVE this CARD! Yeahooooo! Thank you for GRACING us with your talent this month! Welcome back to BLOGGING! - YOU were missed! :o)

  4. This is so pretty Esther! I love the embossing folder you used and the soft colors are fabulous! I'm so happy you were able to be our guest this month!

  5. Welcome to GDing for July! You have started out with a gorgeous colored embossed banner! Well done~

  6. Esther, We're so thrilled to have you as our guest this month at Just Us Girls...your card is stunning. Love all the texture and the hint of inking is beautiful!

  7. Beautiful pastels and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

  8. Fab card :) Thanks for joining in with us at Papertake Weekly - Jane x

  9. Congratulations on being guest designer. Your card is lovely. The colours are gorgeous and I love the embossing.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Congratulations Esther, JUG's have some terrific challenges I really like this sketch and you have worked magic with it. XOXO Zoe


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