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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Pretty Bouquet

Good Morning Everyone,
Wow! what a shock..what happened to blogger! I wasn't very good with the last one, so I don't know what I'll be like with this, anyway not to worry I'm sure I will work it out lol!!
My card for today is Pretty Bouquet by LOTV, she is gorgeous.  I loved her from the moment I saw her.  I have made her for my Mom's birthday in I good or what lol! I'm a bit ahead of myself for a change lol!!
This is my take on Dawny P's sketch for Simon you think it qualifies?

A peek at the inside

Card Recipe
Image: Pretty Bouquet by LOTV
Colour medium: Prisma Pencils
Design Paper: Love Song by Pion Design
Embellishments: Lace and flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - My local market
Gems: Papermania
Die: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Corner: Cuttlebug
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Glitter: Stickles Diamond and Liquid Pearls Lemon Yellow

I coloured her with my prisma's and learnt a little bit about colour..have tried many combinations to achieve the colour I wanted. The colours you think you should use, are not always the right ones and you have to try from different shades of that colour, up and down the spectrum, if you know what I mean.
I have used Liquid Pearls on the flowers and the spine of the butterfly..hope this qualifies for lotv's challenge  diamonds and pearls..didn't have any pearls that would go with the colours I have chosen, the liquid pearls look quiet good on the real thing. I also finished the flowers and butterfly with Stickles Diamond.
The papers are really gorgeous, and I used the complimentary papers inside as they came on a 12x12 sheet in a set of 4.  My sentiment was computer generated.

Entering the following challenges:

Would like to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my easel card, and also a big welcome to my new appreciate the time you all take to come and visit me..mwah!!
Biggest of hugs,

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My First Easel Card - "Walker"

Good morning everyone, it is still cold here in Yorkshire.  I do wonder if Summer is ever going to come lol!!
I have just finished a card for one of my neighbours, who wanted a card for her great-granddaughters Christening .  So I decided to do an easel card this is my very first attempt..I wanted it really girly and I am really pleased with the way it has turned out..It's took me ages but in real life it is quiet lovely.  Really pants photo's just couldn't get a decent shot, don't know what I'm doing wrong...anyway this one was taken outside unfortunatly you can't see the gorgeous paper it is so sparkly all my flowers and image have stickles stardust and the lace around her little dress and socks are also really sparkly. 
 The image is sooo cute, you feel like you want to whisk her up and give her a big cuddle lol!! it's by Mo Manning and she's called "Walker".  I'm really loving Mo's images at the moment and have bought quiet a few...can't help myself lol!!  She was such a pleasure to colour, and I used my new stock of paper from Germany that Steve and Nicole brought me, it's only cheap index paper but works really well with the prismas, I'm getting to grips with colours, trying different combinations.  The colouring is much deeper, than what the photo shows though. 
The first photo is taken outside and is more true to colours, but I just couldn't capture the sparkly bits lol!! I got the idea for the doo hickey die down the sides from Iulia's blog, I really do love it and her card looked stunning, please take a visit to her blog as she makes the most amazing cards!!
The papers are a new pad from Forever Friends called New Arrival, they really are lovely! The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's and the lace is from my local market.  My little cross charm I put tiny pink adhesive stones in as it is shaped like little hearts..really sweet.  I think I went overboard on the buttons lol!!  I wanted to keep the section at the bottom quiet simple so as not to distract from the top, so only put a few flowers around the sentiment, which is computer generated.
I do have a bit of a photo overload...sorry:) 

Taken Outside - colours are more true 

Taken inside

Taken inside - the colours look salmon instead of pink

This is the a picture of the card laid straight

I would like to enter for the following challenges

Wow! such a lot of challenges, but they are all so lovely and the girls take time to put cards on for our inspiration, I just didn't know which ones to choose, so I chose them all lol!!
I would just like to welcome my new followers too! Hope you find something you like and can use!
Thanks for stopping by I really do love reading all your lovely comments.  When I visit your lovely blogs it does push me further and encourage me to try my first easel card!  Mwah!!
Biggest of hugs,

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Mr Easter Bunny

Good Afternoon everyone, I'm back after a lovely week! Really sad to see Steven and family go back to Germany, but hopefully it won't be too long before we are all together again:)
Hope you all had a really great Easter it was cold and wet here in Yorkshire but we still had a great time, managed to do a little Easter egg hunt with Liam..he was sooo excited lol!!
I also won top 3 at Craft your days away and also Artist's choice award from Sundays with Crissy, for my Thunder Lizzy card for Liam!  Wow! I'm really chuffed:)
Hope you like my card for today, still on the Easter theme, as I haven't had much time for crafting lol!!
This is an image I have had since last year, sorry can't remember where I got him from...

A peek at the inside

I made this with Dawny P's sketch for Paper take weekly, which I missed entering for, but really enjoyed doing it before everyone arrived.  He is coloured with Prisma Pencils and the papers are Memory keepers scrapbook pad, beautiful ribbon from the ribbon girls and everything else my stash.  I think you need sun glasses for this one lol!!

Would like to enter the following challenges...

Hope to get a bit of crafting done this week, as I have had a good clean up lol!! 
Will be round to see what everyone has been up to as soon as I can.
Thanks for looking....mwah!!
Big hugs,