Thursday, 19 January 2012

Rosie...... oh Rosie..... I'd like to paint your face up in the sky.....

Hi all

Well... does anyone else remember Don Partridge with that song?  It's been going around in my head while I've been making this card!  And yes, I'm THAT old! LOL

This is a card I've done for the Sugar Nellies Facebook Challenge (Week 1) - the criteria was to only use green and blue!  Sooooo difficult for the pink queen here....   But I managed to put lots of glitter on which kind of made up for the lack of my fav colour!

Rosie is from the Fairy Glen Sugar Nellie collection over at Funky Kits.  She's an adorable image and I'm sure she'll look better in pink when I get the chance! LOL!  I coloured her with Copics - glittered her up.... used a nestie shape for the image... and sponged the edge of the shape to give some definition.  I then used some paper from my stash (GCD Ella Blue - may be out of production now cos I bought the pad cheap a while back)... and put the whole lot onto a bazzil pale blue back.  I used some lace, some seam binding... some pearls from my stash.... then made some flowers using a sizzix die called (surprisingly enough) 3D flowers!  I'd distressed the edge of the green DP so I added stickles to give MORE glitter!! LOL!   Then lastly, added some punched, (and glittered) butterflies! Oh and a big thing for me, I actually chose the paper BEFORE I coloured the image!

I was so out of my comfort zone on this one not being allowed to use pink... and with all those embellies.... very unlike me!  Anyway, hope you like the finished result!

Can I just say welcome to my lovely new followers - it seems my tutorial went down well with you - I'm so glad because I was so nervous doing it!  Don't think I'll ever be an internet phenomenon..... LOL.... but hey, I'm happy with it!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Challenges: Moving Along with the Times #132 - Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesday - Things with Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - Sparkle and/or bling
Try it on Tuesdays - Do you believe in Fairies
My Mum's Craft Shop - Favourite Colour
Anything Goees - Anything Goes!


  1. oh lol... no i am too young to remember that one!
    But i do love the colours in this card .. as green is one of my fave colours .. so pretty . That lace is gorgeous too
    Lisa x

  2. Oh Christine this is totally stunning lurve the soft colour should come out of your comfort zone more often ..not that I dont lurve your very lovely PINK sparkly creations..mmmm digging a hole

    smiles the other Christine x

  3. This is soooo beautiful Christine! Can we have another tutorial for colouring hair? Pleeeeease?! xxx

  4. You have made good use of the colours Christine. Beautiful card and beautifully crafted.

    Edna x

  5. She's a cutie (despite the lack of pink!). Annette xx

  6. This is a fabulous card, I love it all.

    Kath x

  7. Just stunning Christine, can't wait for it to come back in stock :)
    Hugs Sonia xx

  8. Oh she's gorgeous - she looks lovely in blue :o) Love the lace and flowers too! Lisa x

  9. Looks to me Christine that you're now queen of the blues cos this is a stunner! Super cute image too.
    I don't remember that song but now I cant stop thinking of Bridget the midget cos she was the queen of the blues too!
    Hugs Laurie xx

  10. Yes, I well remember that song and now it will be going round my head all day!
    Gorgeous card, lovely colours and layout :o)
    Jackie xx

  11. This card is beautiful, I love the colour. Lee x

  12. Gorgeous and adorable.

  13. Gorgeous! I love the soft colouring and the touches of sparkle.

    Nicki, x

  14. morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, I so love this image too, great colours hugs pops x

  15. oh my goodness what a super card ... love the little image and yes I love the colours toooooo ... well done and happy crafting love sandy xx

  16. Hi Christine, how gorgeous! Love the image and your colouring and the flowers are just wonderful. Great lace as well.


    PS - Nice to know that I'm not the only one to suffer with a child who won't sleep. Tho I think by the time my little terror gets to 26, I'l be bald from pulling my hair out and wrinkles down to my feet from the stress!

  17. Such a beautiful card Christine ! shame about the pink but I will let you off just this once :O) ...yes I do remember that song...and yes I am that old, now got it on my mind too :O) Viv xx

  18. stunning card christine.i love the sweet image and your soft colours and flowers are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  19. Wow! this is gorgeous Christine! What a beautiful image! Love the paper and all the embellishments - those roses and the lace are delish! Stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  20. This is gorgeous Christine, darling image and coloured so well, love the vintage feel. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  21. Stunning!, sweet image and beautifully coloured even if you had to forgo using Pink!! love the flowers and gorgeous lace and bow,
    I've joined as a follower too.

  22. An adorable card,love the sweet image. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week

  23. What a sweet card! I love that image and the colour combo is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  24. Pretty, pretty, pretty!! I love this card Christine.....gorgeous colours and the roses and lace are beautiful, they compliment the image so well x

    Jenny xx

  25. Absolutely Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, Gaynor DT :)

  26. Awww this is just soooo pretty
    Hugs louise xx

  27. Me again! and I still don't remember that song lol!
    Everything I said before plus....
    Thank you for joining in at MAWTT this week and good luck with Pami's Things With Wings challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  28. oooohhhh Im way way too young to remember that song Christine (yeah right lol)...its a beautiful card and I love the blue
    Mina xxx

  29. Really Beautiful, I love the layout and the image, thanks so much for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  30. What a fascinating card.Very fantastic design of your card. I like cute image and beautiful flowers.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Card Printing

  31. It look gorgeous.Blue dress look on the baby is so cute and fabulous.Thanx to share with us beautiful art and creations.

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  32. beautiful card love the soft colours and such a sweet image thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
    hugs sara x

  33. Love this card, especially the flowers. So nice to see a change from the usual flowers we see!!!
    p.s. your copic holder is fab! Wish I lived closer I'd order one for myself. Guess I'll have to put hubbie to work. hmmmm! lol (on one of those rare occasions when he's not AT work.)

  34. Beautiful card! :)
    I love that wonderful sparkle! :)
    Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean Challenge :)


  35. It's beautiful! and I love love those roses sweet


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