Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Coffee Time

I am streaming with cold and running a temp so Mum doesn't want me going down today - the last thing she wants is to catch my cold. I am really torn and want to be there to support her, but I don't want to make her ill either. Mark will go and take her to visit Dad tomorrow and I will just have to keep checking with the home - they will ring me first when there is a serious deterioration so I must try to rest and get rid of these cold bugs asap.

This card has taken me an age to put together, it's one of the late night colouring sessions without knowing exactly what papers I could use, consequently I've been tweaking and printing various digi designs to find something suitable - nothing was working so I stuck with a plainish brown for the background, used the retired pale plum card from SU! to mat and for the lace border together with a piece of purple satin ribbon, diecut and punched the twiddly bits from scraps of pink and purple card, and finished with the cream pearls made with my pearl maker pen.

The image is coffee time from LOTV and I've lost my list of Copic colours - I'm pretty sure that in addition to my usual skin tones I've used browns - E70, 71, 74, 77 with the pale warm E51, 53, 55 for hair and shading. Pinks - R81,R83, RV00. Plums - RV91, 93, 95. Purples - BV01, 02, 04. Cool greys for the table and stool legs and a little shading. I've finished the image with Magnolia Bud Versamagic chalk ink to tie it in with the cream mat and base card plus inked the edge with RV93 along with Stardust Stickles (ink the edge with the Copic before adding the chalk ink).

I've added a page to my blog with some ideas on pens to start you off colouring with Copics. I know there are lots of suggestions available, these are just my preferred choices and the majority of them are available as Ciaos to keep the cost down.

I got a bit stuck finding a challenge I could enter with my card - hopefully the Totally Gorjuss flower power theme might be ok, I have got quite a few flower embellishments after all. Stamp with Fun's challenge is for pearls and flowers so that should do too!


  1. I hope you will feel a lot better soon as i know you will want to be visiting your dad .. plenty of fluids and vitamin C lol
    Love the pretty card .. the little flowers are wonderful
    Lisa x

  2. Poor you Annie, lots of hot drinks and rest are called for to help the cold germs on their way I think :o( Your card is really pretty and I do love that LOTV image.

  3. oh you poor thing thats all you want now, hopefully you'll feel better real soon, gorgeous colours willl check out the info about copics this should be real useful

  4. ah no..........a cold and a temperature.......I hope it will be gone soon, hoping you can go to see your Dad soon again.
    Love the card you made!
    Dutch Tulip

  5. Hi Annie, This is the last thing you needed right now. I do hope you can shift it quickly.
    Gorgeous card and I love this LOTV image. Colouring is wonderful as always. Sweet little flowers and butterflies. Lovely colour combo.

  6. stunning car and so very sweet!!
    sending you big hugs annie and look after yourself!
    vanessa xx

  7. OOOH Annie!! This is so so precious my dear!! Love the image, colors and design!! WOW!! Thinking of you and sending you hugs!! :)

  8. Ooh wow this card is adorable!
    HUgs Nicolet

  9. Hope you feel better soon! Still thinking of you..hugest hugs!
    Delightful, wonderful card!

  10. Oh poor you Annie. I hope you feel better soon so you can get back to visiting your Dad. I know you'll be wanting to spend as much time with him as possible.

    Love your card. That image is so pretty and the colours are just lovely. I always love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  11. Hey sweetie. It's so long since I've been on. Saw your post and wanted to say hi. I'm sorry hear you're not feeling well and your dad is not doing good. I'll keep your family in my prayers. Beautiful card. I know it's tough to do when your down but you pulled it together quite nicely.

    Hugs - Jen

  12. Sorry to hear your under the weather Annie, hope your feeling better soon, My Zoe has a bunged up nose and even though its gone 11pm she cant sleep. Trust it to be the week she has her SATS. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and pretty embellishments!

  13. Dear Annie do take care - a temperature is not what you needed at all. Your card is just delightful & the flowers so pretty, especially with your swirly pieces. The way you have put the pearl in with the sentiment is gorgeous & I love how all the pearls pick up on the doily punched edge & the spots of the image.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)


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