Thursday, 27 January 2011

Oh So Sweet and Sassy.....

Hi Girls

At last, another card!  Seems I've been doing everything but card-making this week - somehow even though I don't work, I have all sorts to do that gets in the way!  Not fair!!

We spent a lovely few days last weekend with Barry's daughter and grandson who is a whole FIVE years old! We took them to the Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley for a walk (after a lovely pub lunch with a roaring log fire of course), then the next day we did York!  We don't get to see them very often, so it was really nice to spend some time with them....  and that little man is really special and gave me hugs and kisses whenever I asked!  I've put a pic lower down.  But he did leave us with a little pressie - his cold!  We've been sniffing and sneezing all week since they went!!  Ah well, totally worth it!

Now... onto my card!  I've used a fab image called Sweet & Sassy (Elisabeth Bell) from Sugar Nellie Stamps. I bought this at the craft shop at Embsay in Skipton, but not sure if she's still available.  She was a dream to colour.... I remember wearing those denim flares and the halter neck tops..... even the big hat! Those were the days! I coloured her with my copics as usual, trying to get lots of shading into that hat.  Then I used a nestie to cut her out - but did lots of shading around the edge with my Tim Holtz blending tool first using a pale blue shadow ink.  I used a DP from fancypantsdesigns.com (which I love!) onto white cardstock, then a MS punched border on both sides of a bit of pink card (you can't see it much but it's there!)...  I ran that through an embossing folder with flowers on which helped with the 'flower power' feeling.  I added some lovely seam binding from The Ribbon Girl, and a butterfly charm from a stash that I bought on ebay.   I distressed the edge of the DP and added stickles and glitter, and of course (!) glittered the image!  Some little MS Hydrangea punched flowers finished it off, with diamantes in the centre (of course!)



Here's the little man in question - it was a week after his 5th birthday, but we had to have a little cake and put a sparkly 5 in it!  He was tickled pink!

OK.......  Better go and do some washing up now!  Hope you like the card - do say hello and let me know - your comments mean so much - and I'm thrilled to see that I now have 34 followers!  Yayyyyyyy!!  One day I'll hit the big time and maybe get to 100....... hehe!

Hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x
PS - I'm entering it in The Craft Pad Challenge - Girlie, and Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes, also Sarah Hurley - Birthday Girl, and Moving Along with the Times (Spring), (both of which Lisa Jane told me about - thanks!), then Totally Papercrafts (One for the Kiddies) thanks to Sarah for telling me about that one!   I'm going to have to find out more about where to look for challenges....... at the mo, I have no idea!

16 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card, I love it all. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

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  2. fantastic card christine.i love the image and your colours are really beautiful.
    great photo,he looks a cheeky chap :D

    xx coops xx

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  3. OH wow this is so pretty .. love that adorable image and coloured so beautifully.. what about entering our springtime challenge over at moving along with the times and also Birthday girl at Sarah Hurley challenges
    Lisa ;)

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  4. What a pretty image and I love the pastel colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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  5. Beautiful - love the backing papers...and that little man looks fab - trouble - but fab - great top. Yr card fits in with the challenge over at Totally Papercrafts too...one for the kiddies..
    Have a great weekend...off dog walking to Yearsley woods with Archie tomorrow - we always get lost...but love it
    Hugs
    Sarah x

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  7. Im very happy to say Im follower No.35 Christine...oooohhhhh hes a real 5 year old cutie isnt he, what a smile...I love your card it was well worth waiting for
    Mina xxx

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  8. Hi Christine love your card and your colouring, its great that we have both been chosen by Lisa for her Love Blog award - congratulations and keep up the amazing work, I'll be checking back x Laurie x

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  9. A really lovely card, Christine and a cute little man too. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

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  10. Boooootiful!!!! (as Jim says). Gorgeous card dear. I love the stamp.....(wishes she bought it). Hope you are feeling better soon...keep stamping! Can't keep your adoring public waiting!!! xo, Coleen

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  11. Hi Christine - thanks for entering MAWTT and Sarah Hurley challenges - good luck
    Lisa ;

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  12. Left a little something on my blog for you hun
    Sarah x

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  13. Hi Christine got here at last...wish life didnt get in the way of me blogging!!! gorgeous sweet image fab colour combo love your punch work..great colouring..think Ive coverd everything!!
    your likkle man is sweet ..bet he can be a proper monkey like my G/son?? precious times when there young & give so much pleasure..speak soon..

    smiles Christine xx

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  14. A gorgeous card Christine,what a fab image.xxx

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  15. Adorable cute card, love the colours too.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. Beautiful card Christine, lovely colour
    super colouring

    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week

    mandi xx

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