Thursday 11 August 2011

Just Waiting.....

Hi Best Blogging Buddies

Well I felt like I was laying an egg today trying to get this card together....  nothing ever seems to go right when I try too hard... and I end up with a desk with masses of stuff on it, can't find anything, everything I do want drops on the floor.... etc etc....... Do you know those days?

Anyway...  i got it done eventually... (oooh I like italics!)  The image is a Gorjuss girl from Quixotic Paperie called Waiting .  Don't you just love this image?  Anyway, I was inspired colour-wise by Jane of janes lovely cards.  I coloured her with my trusty pens...Love these pinks and blues, and hadn't thought of doing her boots in any colour but grays and blacks.  Soooo thank you Jane!  I used a DP from Marianne Design - Eline's Flowerz (can't remember where I got it, sorry. Then I embossed the image a la Debby.... (well tried to), and used sticky 3D pads to put her onto a Labels 4 Nestie.  Not easy to see the depth there....  ah well, photo skills lacking....

sideways view
Then I cut a Memory Box Delicate Vine die in white, used my versamark and embossed the vine with sparkly embossing powder.  I got the die from Simon Says Stamp - but Tracey at Dies to Die for often has Memory Box dies in stock too.  The flower uses a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die (thanks to Lee at A wee bit of Crafty Loops...  who has a fab tutorial) and I've used white material and netting, which a pink spotty brad in the centre.  And of COURSE (there go the italics again), I've added glitter to the flower (and a bit to the image....)

Lastly, I used some sticky pearls in the top corner, and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  And Hey Presto...  (well after about 2 hours..... hehe) it was done!

Thanks for sticking with the long blog... but wanted to put all the pics in.

Had a yucky migraine last night which has left me a bit 'far out' today (at least that's how I feel).  I hate the flashing visual patterns I get with it.....but they only last about 15 mins so not so bad!

Ta-ta for now girls and happy crafting
Christine x
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  1. Hi Christine, oh yes, I have those days (too many for my liking!!) but your perseverance paid off because this is such a lovely card. Love your flower!

    I woke up with a migraine this morning and had a bright white flash in front of my left eye for about and hour. Weird aren't they?! xx

  2. Such a cute image and beautifully coloured. Love the colours and the flower.
    Diane :-) xx

  3. ooh its so pretty - i love the little image and looks fab decoupaged. that flower is delicious too
    Hope you feel a lot better from your migraine .
    Lisa x

  4. very pretty card, and what a fab flower

  5. Gorgeous card,love the image and such pretty paper.
    Wendy xx

  6. Stunning card and your flower is beautiful Christine. Thanks for the shout out too. Lee xx

  7. ut dosent look like you struggled at all with this beauty Christine, the colour combo is perfect and wow wow wow to your amazing colouring girl
    Mina xxx

  8. Such a pretty card, and your flower is fab!

  9. Oh Christine your posts do make me smile!!
    Yes I have had many of those days but this card does not look the result of my bad days - its beautiful, so pretty and girly and darling I love the italics!!

    Hugs to you
    Laurie xx

    Hope you're feeling better, I have migraine - very nasty!!

  10. This is so the design and your colors.
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Sweet Stamps Challenge
    Have a sweet week.

  11. Oh this is fabulous Christine and love the adorable image and the pretty colours.

  12. So beautiful Christine and yep I have those days too.
    Hugs Emma x

  13. Love this Christine, but then I do love pink !!!! Love the raised image too. So pretty. And you're not the only one to have 2 hour cards. Sometimes it never feels quite right, but I think you've got this one spot on. Love the leaf trail at the side. Annette xx

  14. this is beautiful christine.i love your soft pretty colours and gorgeous gg girl :D

    xx coops xx

  15. This is simply divine Christine and not at all like a newly laid egg!
    I love your soft and delicate colouring which perfectly suits this little girl, and the pinks and blues are gorgeous.LOVE your fabric flower!

    Hugs Elaine xxx

  16. fab - love it hun - great image - not used these ones for ages - need to dust them off...its all this rain that is making everyone have a headache - though went to hunmanby today with Archie - blue skys - yes blue....even had a ice cream!!!!
    Sarah x

  17. Hi Christine know what you mean bout having ALL stuff out & NONE will she has turned out gorgeous in the end..It dosent look like you struggled tho great clean layout & dash of embellies lovely.

    smiles Christine xx

    ps theres a lot of peeps with headaches & migraines wonder if it the weather?? mines just B... blogger another lol.

  18. Hi Christine, your card is just sooo cute - great colour combo! I love the Gorjuss girls, must ink some up soon. Sorry to hear you've had a migraine, I suffer too (tho not so much lately) and they are dreadful things aren't they! Hope you are 100% soon. Sarah P.S. Your card fits the theme over at the challenge blog I'm on the DT for - it's birthdays this time at Divas by Design. Hope you decide to enter. Sarah

  19. Lovely pretty card Christine.

    Edna x

  20. Hi Christine! :)

    Your card is absolutely AMAZING! I just LOVE everything about it, it's totally STUNNING Christine. Your design is truly divine, and so is your colouring, love how you've coloured her hair so gorgeously. The leaf swirl makes such a fabulous detail.
    A fantastic card!


  21. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.

  22. gorgeous card christine I love the image and your colouring is perfect gorgeous flower too thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  24. Let's try that again shall we this is absolutely beautiful I love that vine border! Thanks for playing along with YOUR NEXT Stamp's "Beautiful Borders" Challenge!


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