Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Glamourous Gardening

I ordered a pack of C6 kraft cards with matching envelopes from my friend Wynneth so I could make a few more charity cards. This kraft isn't so good for direct colouring, for that I much prefer the Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and need to order some more of it, but this is a nice thick base card. I managed to punch a flower border with a Martha Stewart punch but when it came to my little punched oak leaves I had to use a scrap of Coredinations. The image is LOTV's stamp called Glamourous Gardening and I've coloured her with my Copics then inked the edges with Magnolia Bud and Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink to take off the stark white background and tie in a bit better. I've also inked the edges of almost everything else with Sahara Sand, all except for the flowers, especially as the kraft card has a white core and I didn't want it showing at the edges.

Copics I used to colour my image:
skintones - E000, 00, 21, R00
creamy-browns - E50, 51, 53, 55
greens - BG70, 72, 75
pinks - R81, 83, 85, E04
shadow with warm grey

The challenge this week at Lili of the Valley is to use punches - I've used lots for my embellishment. Copic Creations are looking for a vintage and distress ink look but of course with your Copics, Make it Colourful are wanting to see cast shadows, and I've used the sketch from the Sunday Sketch & Stamp blog for my card layout but with a little extra embellishment! The ribbon is Rose Red seam binding from Stampin' Up!, the pearls on the card and the centres of the flowers are sticky back ones from my stash, but for the pearls on her necklace I drew a line with my cream Waco pearl maker pen onto a scrap of paper, waited a little while for it to thicken slightly then dipped a fine ball embossing tool in to it to pick up enough to dab onto the little pearls.

I rang Mum last night after she had been to visit Dad. She had trouble waking him for treats, but he did seem less agitated so I guess they are keeping up with the pain meds, and getting sleepy is a sign that there's not much time left now. Hopefully today the sides of the bed will arrive and he can go back to the nicer room where it will be easier for the staff to keep an eye on him - instead of being stuck all alone at the back of the home next to the utility room. I'll ring tonight to find out what's happened and see if I need to go down tomorrow. If I disappear for more than a couple of days you will know what's happened.


  1. sweet card Annie, take care hun

  2. Such a sweet card Annie and I'm pleased that you like the kraft cards/envelopes. They are a nice heavy weight and I like them, but like you, prefer to colour on the SU! cardstock.

    Take care

  3. Hi Annie!! Wow!! Your card is so very sweet! I love your coloring and fabulous image and design!!

    So sorry for not being around, just been really busy is all...I've missed blurfing your blog..and I know I've missed so much so I'm going to go back and look at what you've been up to..but know I can't comment on each one! LOL!

  4. wonderful card Annie - so pretty.
    Will be thinking of you and your family
    Lisa x

  5. Hi sweetie, this is stunning, gorgeous work thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week hugs Pops x x x

  6. A gorgeous creation Annie.

    Your in my thoughts, take care.

    Tracy x

  7. sorry Annie to hear about your Dad,
    your card is amazing LOTV images are always so cute and love the little flowers.
    Chris x

  8. Love the colours on this & your gorgeous little flowers. Love the way the seam binding picks up on the bow in her hat too.
    You continue to be much in my thoughts.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Thinking of you! Hugs!!
    Simply darling card, what an adorable and sweet image!

  10. Sending you (((hugs))) and love. Your card is so sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp xx

  11. I love this... it is such a cute image & you've made it into a gorgeous & sweet card.

  12. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Beautiful card Annie.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge and thinking of you and your dad

  14. Annie, your vintage floral paper and handmade embellishments with pearls make a wonderful background for your beautifully distressed Glamorous Gardening image. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  15. Hi Annie, I love your gorgeous card, very sweet image and yummy embellies. Thanks for joining us at SS&S.

    Donna x

  16. Another gorgeous lil' card! Adorable image, love the colours and such sweet teeny tiny flowers too!


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