Monday, 17 February 2014

Lovey Dovey

After 2 days without the wind it's back along with the rain and blowing from the south again, and that's not a good direction for us!  I am shattered today, aching from bending and digging in the garden yesterday, plus driving a fair amount on Saturday.  I drove from here to Saltash to pick up DH, then all the way to Somerset for the Aero fair and I noticed that we were closer to London than to Cornwall!  Thankfully DH drove back as far as Saltash, and it was shorter and quicker coming home along the old A303 than on the motorway, something to remember for next time.  I then had to take over at Saltash and drive home with him following me in the van, just in case .. .. I was pretty knackered by then!  I am glad I did it - a great confidence boost and hopefully I wont feel as nervous doing a longer journey on my own now.  It will do me good to meet up with my friends and maybe travel a bit further afield to crafty events.  And, despite my worrying, Mum was fine and managed to feed herself both lunch and tea from the selection I'd left in the larder cupboard.

Anyway, I do have a card to share with you today - one of the little ones I've been making with printed out pieces of digi paper left in my basket, along with SU! cardstock for the base cards to fit the stash of envies I need to use up.  The image is from a clear set of stamps I've had quite a while and can't remember who they are by .. .. reminds me of LOTV though, but isn't.  I've coloured with my Copic pens and added the little polka dot hearts from the same sheet, touches of Stardust Stickles and then a dusky pink chalk ink around the edge.  The pretty doilly mat is Marianne Design die CR1248 and the patterned paper a digi design from Cuddly Buddly.  Here's the card .. ..

I've kept it simple, not a lot of room in any case once the image was stuck down.  The base is the now retired close to cocoa shade from SU! and I've simply added a white layer between the base and the digi paper, with the embossed faux stitches created with MD die LR0161.  To finish I found my pink pearl pen and added the pearl dots, ok not too straight but wonky is cute, right!

The theme at Totally Gorjuss is Lovey Dovey so that's what I've called my card.  The Cutie Pie challenge blog want to see cute with spots and dots - I have the polka dot hearts and there are spots on the butterfly patterened paper, as well as my dotty pearls.  Crafty Little Fairies are looking for teddies so I can enter with them too.


  1. This is gorgeous Annie, great image and beautifully coloured, as always xx

  2. Gorgeous image and card Annie,beautiful paper and colouring.
    Glad you had a great day on Saturday. Don't be going mad in the garden in this weather.
    Hugs Sue xx

  3. Well done with all the driving & glad your Mum managed fending for herself too. Love your little delicate flowers behind her & the little glittery frills on her dress.
    We've got rain back but nothing like the winds were.
    Hope you manage to have a rest now.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. oh this is so sweet Annie, the image is adorable and has gone right to the top of my wish list.....thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  5. Gorgeous card, love the image. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Hi Annie this is an adorable card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Little Fairies Teddy Bear Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  7. Gorgoeus card and the image is adorable.
    Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Spots & Dots' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  8. Well done on all your driving - it would be good if you could meet up for some crafty events soon.

    Your cards is so pretty.

  9. Lovely card and layout, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie spots and Dot challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  10. Gorgeous colouring on this fab image. I love that die cut you used and those pretty papers too.

  11. Such a gorgeous teddy card hun, thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies this week. Awesome colourwork chick! Hugs, Squirrel xx

  12. So cute, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x


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