Saturday, 16 March 2013

Picnic with Dolly

A few weeks back Rebekah asked me if I would like to join the design team at Stampin' For the Weekend  .. .. and after a little thinking I said yes!  After all, I love to stamp, it's a fortnightly challenge and the ladies seem so friendly .. .. so here's my card for the children at play theme that started yesterday.

Picnic with Dolly is an Elisabeth Bell design, and my rubber version is one of the first stamps she designed for SCACD, but sadly it seems to be no longer available. Would you believe that this is the first time she has been made into anything .. .. I remember stamping up the image and not being happy with my colouring so throwing it in the bin, thankfully now I play with Copics things have improved!   I enjoyed colouring in this adorable image and as there was a red and blue colour scheme developing I dug out some old Papermania paper from last year to create the card.

It's looking darker than in real life - what happened to the sunshine?  My base is a kraft C6 and the dark blue paper is matted with SU! Night of Navy cardstock.  I've lightened things with the red and ivory layer then diecut my daisies from scraps of dark green and SU! Cherry Cobbler card.  The daisies are cut with Marianne die LR0106 with the centres from LR0111 and leaves from LR0240. To colour the pearls for my butterflies' bodies I used my Copic pen R39 so they would tie in nicely.  The card is a bit of a change from my normal pastel colours, but I like the way it has turned out.

The Papertake Weekly challenge is a 3, 2, 1 theme - I have 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers and 1 image, while the Allsorts challenge is for 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments (flowers, leaves and butterflies, or 3 floral and 3 butterflies).  And over at the One Stop Craft challenge it's an anything goes week.


  1. Love the way this turned out! So sweet!

  2. Gorgeous card Annie and welcome to the team.

  3. That's lovely!

    Well done on your new DT.

    Susan x

  4. Ohhhh wow!!! Awesome card and love the color contrast.

  5. Super card Annie - great LO and fab details.
    Congrats on new DT.
    Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Such a pretty card Annie, love the colours and details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our 1-2-3 challenge x

  7. Your little picnic scene is delightful, Annie. Well done on your new DT too! They are lucky to have you! Hugs, Lesley

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Lovely card and thanks so much for joining us at OSCC
    Liz x

  10. Such a cute card - I'm glad your part of our team now!!


    Julie x


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