This week on Lili's Little Fairies we have a sketch designed by Jacque for the challenge. I've used the cute little teddy bear carrying balloons that spell Mum - why not send Mum a Valentine? I've coloured with Copics: teddy and beige tones with E50, 51, 52, 53 & 55; blues with B91 & 93; pinks with RV00, 63, 17 & 66.
To keep to the sketch I've cut out teddy with a Nellie's Choice fancy circle then hand cut around the balloons to add them outside the rose embossed heart (another Nellie's Choice die). To link them back to the image I've used embroidery floss and threaded it behind and below teddy's paw to make it look like he's holding them. My papers are more from my freebie magazine stash and I've inked the edges before matting with kraft card. I picked up on the little flowers in teddy's bouquet and punched out little blue flowers then added kraft sprays cut with a Marianne die. To finish I've added gems, pearls made with my pearl maker pen and a stamped text cut out with the smaller Nellie heart die, then finally a pretty pink bow.
There's lots of Valentine/Love challenges around, and I've chosen these to link up my card: Addicted to Stamps, Stamp with Fun, Sweet Stampin', Party Time Tuesdays and The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.
I've not had much time for the computer this week, and my craft stash is now back in the cold conservatory whilst I get stripping - and that wallpaper has been stuck on with some very sticky glue! It's taking me a good 3/4 washes with bleach and soapy water to get the wall glue free and will need more than a couple of coats of paint to even things out. I hope to get it finished over the weekend so I can get back to a little crafting again next week. In the mean time, sorry for not stopping by my friends. I've scheduled this post and my card for tomorrow (and next week's too, just in case) and will try to get back to do the links and catch up with everyone who has left me a comment, but now it is getting rather late so I'll say night, night!
Wat a sweetie Annie!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card as always and I love that heart die. Hope the decorating goes smoothly for you. Will email you about Trago.
Gorgeous card Annie, your layout is wonderful! Love it:)ReplyDelete
Oh dear Annie sounds like you have your work cut out there with the decorating, fingers crossed you get it done over the weekend so you have crafty time again!ReplyDelete
Love the card the papers are just fab and the teddy looks so gorgeous! Chanelle xxxx
Super sweet card Annie - love the floral arrangement.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the rest of the evening.
Gorrrrrrrrgeous card Annie, and you are right, why not send mum a Valentine! Love this lots. Just you take it steady with that decorating hun, make sure you take proper and regular breaks! Listen to Auntie Squirrel for once (wink) Hugs SxxReplyDelete
your card is so very sweet Annie, love the colour combo too!ReplyDelete
very clever use of the string, love it!
Wow Annie!! This card is so adorable!! I love how you've treated the balloon holding! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Just had to pop by and comment this is just my favourite card in blogland at the minute ! It's so cute with this stamp but it's the lttle flowers and heart that just make it so special ! I love it ! That pen is so cool ! thanks for the inspiration ! ;0)ReplyDelete
Lots of lovely flowers and I just love the balloons! Beautiful heart. Beautiful card! Hugs, LesleyReplyDelete
Beautiful, adorable card Annie.ReplyDelete
I love all the detail you have put into this & the combination of colours is just beautiful. That heart die is terrific & the little blue flowers are super as embellishments.ReplyDelete
Do take care with all that you are doing.
what a stunner of a card Annie, love the colours and the embossed heart is gorgeousReplyDelete
Another beautiful card Annie, that image is sooo cute and I do love the heart surrounded with pearls, those flowers and the letters look superb.ReplyDelete
So beautiful card.ReplyDelete
How beautiful is this...Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Teresa xxReplyDelete
Very nice card - loveley motiv and color. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Annie, so sweet and pretty :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx
sweet card Annie!! Love the cute image! thank you for joining Stamp with Fun this week.ReplyDelete