Monday 31 January 2011

Girl with balloons

E000, E00, E21, R00, E50, E51, E53
R81, R83, R85, E04
B21, B23, B26, G000, G12, G14

Sorry I am late posting today, I'm not feeling 100% and haven't been taking my Bach Remedies so it's my own fault, plus it's so cold again! I get SAD in the winter months so should be getting outside to top up my vitamin D levels, only this winter it's been nigh on impossible - roll on Spring.

On my card today I've coloured up this little girl from a set of Kanban clear stamps, but don't you think she looks like the LOTV little lasses? To add a little extra interest I've doodled little white hearts onto the big gift she is sat on to pick up the hearts on the pink paper behind the image. I've taken inspiration for the layout from the sketch on the Stamp With Fun blog using various Cuddly Buddly digi papers, a Martha Stewart lacy punced edge and the white line and pricking faux stitches around the edges of the papers. Over on the Dutch Dare card challenge blog there's a recipe to create with 3 patterned papers, 3 flowers, 3 sparkly things and 1 ribbon. My 3 sparkly things are the Marianne diecut swirls covered with Eucalyptus Stickles, the blue sparkly organza ribbon and the heart that's got a stickled edge as well as the stamped text in a jade green pearlescent Brilliance ink. I didn't want to make a Valentine card, so have kept this simple so that it could be used for Mother's Day, a birthday or even for no specific reason other than to send to someone, with love.


  1. Sorry to read that you're under the weather today, hopefully it will soon pass once you get your Bach going again. SAD isnt much fun but I do find Calcium with Vit D takes the edge off mine.

    Beautiful card Annie, I really love that MS punch, Ive not seen that one before, it is so delicate.
    The little one does look very much like the LotV lasses, makes you think they may be by the same hand?! Almost!

    Keryn x

  2. Hey Annie! Sorry to hear you are not so good today sweetie, hope that once you take the Bach stuff (I do like the Rescue Remedy) that you start to feel more like yourself. Gorgeous card hun, such lovely colours, and I have to agree, she does have the LOTV look about her, so cute. Hugs, Sxx

  3. Hope you are feeling a little better and have taken all your pills and potions!!! You have been busy I have missed some beautiful posts over the weekend so sorry for not commenting!!! Chanelle xxx

  4. Ooooh - somebody has been buying one of the new MS punches!! Yes she does look like a LOTV cutie - I thought she was a new one until I read your post.

    Soon be Spring. Get back on the remedies now and you should feel more like the garden by then xxx
    Lol Lynn ♥

  5. Annie, this is really precious hun!! Love your glitter and fun colors!! The balloons look fabulous too!! ;) HUGS

  6. this is fab annie and i agree very like LOTV I like Lynn tooo thought it was until i read your post.

    Take care annie

    Ali x

  7. Just popped over to see how you are not to well I see, hopefully it will pass soon, its horrible weather, Im with you roll on spring, your card is gorgeous love the pinks and blues together and she is a lovely image.
    Chris x

  8. Hope you're feeling tip-top again soon Annie :)

    Gorgeous card - she's such a little sweetie!

    Leann x

  9. Hi Annie wow gorgeous card!! hope your better soon!

  10. Annie, Gentle hugs to help you feel better! its February tomorrow so another day closer to spring! loveeeeeeee your card those balloons look so real!
    such a pretty card! hugs Samantha :0)

  11. Thought it was LOTV until I read your description - very very like. Love the doodled hearts. Take care, SAD is a bit tough to say the least.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. sweet card Annie, soft subtle colours, brrrr its cold again today I'm with you roll on spring

  13. Oh gorgeous, adorable card Annie. do hope you feel better soon.

  14. wonderful card Annie!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  15. Lovely card Annie. The soft colours are so pretty.
    I did read somewhere that the artist is the same as the artist who does some of the LOTV designs - don't know if this is true or not though

  16. I think I'm losing my mind! I'm sure I commented on this gorgeous card before, but it looks like it never got posted !!

    Such an adorable image and I love your sparkly green swirls and tiny butterfly.


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