Friday, 6 May 2011

Planted with love

I had this image coloured up on my desk - it's an old Sugar Nellie stamp design by Elisabeth Bell and I've coloured with Copics. I've managed to put this card together for a couple of challenges I've read about: first, the Belles 'n' Whistles blog challenge with the sketch and an Elisabeth Bell stamped image of course, the Corrosive Challenge blog to use turquoise and pink, the One Stop Craft challenge to use stitches - mine are fake, and over on the Papertake Weekly blog it's anything goes.

I've used digi papers from Cuddly Buddly then embellished with ribbon, pearls, a lacy circle die-cut and butterflies by Nellie's Choice, punched flowers and fronds by Martha Stewart and diecut turquoise leaves from Marianne die LR0141.

Thank you for all your kind words of support for me and my family. Dad is still in hospital but hopefully will be able to come home early next week if we can arrange nursing care. I'll be going back to stay on Monday when my sister has to go home, in the mean time I'm visiting on Sunday and trying to rest tomorrow ... ... easier said than done! My GP has given me some sleeping tablets which worked very well last night, so with a couple more nights sleep I should be able to cope with it all again next week.


  1. Hello Annie - forstly a great big Thank you for the beautiful card .. i love it .. and the sparkle is gorgeous .
    Just like this card .. so pretty and the little butterflies are so cute
    Hope your dad goes on ok when he comes home.. and that you get some rest before you go and stay
    Lisa x

  2. such soft muted shades and I love the colour paper you've chosen

  3. Hi Annie, Adorable image on this gorgeous card. Love the spotty ribbon and the cute flowers and butterflies.
    Rest well over the weekend.

  4. Hi Annie, love the card gorgeous! have a good weekend!

  5. Beautiful card Annie. Love that sweet image and the lovely soft colours.

    Hope you get some nursing care sorted out for your Dad, he'd probably prefer to be at home. Probably your Mum would be happier too. Hope you get a good rest before you go back.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  6. Such a sweet and pretty card! Lovely image and the butterflies are so sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week. :o)

  7. Lovely colours & the ribbon very pretty & so effective against the whites. Your floral spray is a joy - I still marvel at how you put those together each time. Hopefully the nursing care can be sorted quickly - we had tremendous help in a similar situation. I do hope you are able to rest for now though.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Hi ya sweetie! WOW!! I really adore your image and of course your coloring!! You've done a beautiful job with the sketch hun!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Belles n' Whistles challenge!! Wishing you a lovely weekend too!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

  9. Hi Annie
    Oh I hope your Dad can get home and you can get some care sorted for him, it's always a comfort to be at home rather than hospital.

    This is a gorgeous card, adore the sweet image and pretty colours :)

    Take care of yourself too.

  10. This is a beautiful card, the image and the colours are so pretty! Thank you for sharing it.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    *hugs* love, Mags x

  11. This is so pretty Annie, I love the colours you used and those teeny butterflies are just adorable. Hope I might see you for a quick cuppa on monday?

  12. Very sweet and lovely card.
    Take care and hope your dad feels better soon.
    Love n hugs

  13. Beautiful Card!!! This image is just so sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge.

  14. So wonderful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. This is just adorable Annie!!! I love the beautiful colors!!! Such pretty papers too! AND the image ~ she is so sweet!
    I hope all is well with you and have a fabulous rest of the week-end!

  16. This is so beautiful. This stamp is one of my favourites. You colouring is amazing. Lovely details too.
    Thank you for joining the BnW challenge.

    Hugs Audhild

  17. oh annie so sorry to hear your news ~ sending you many hugs at this time!!
    vanessa xx
    ps very pretty card!

  18. Lovely colouring. Thank you for joining us over at BnW. Kramis - Anki

  19. Gorgeous card Annie. Take care x


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