Springtime Joy!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Hello folks!

I'm a little late in posting this as it should've been done on Tuesday, I haven't had a minute to get it done so apologies to Mari and the other ladies at Creative Card Crew.
I went to Belfast on Monday to get my car serviced and went shopping with my mum while we waited.  I got some lovely fabrics and trimmings at the Spinning Wheel shop in the city centre, I can't wait til the patterns I ordered online arrive so I can maybe get started, I'm excited about starting to sew, I hope I can pull it off and not be too disappointed with my results!

But in the mean-time I am sticking to what I know best, card making!
We started a new challenge at the Creative Card Crew on Tuesday and this fortnight we are being sponsored by Marianne Designs who are giving away a gorgeous stamp and die set to one lucky winner!

And we are also being sponsored by the fabulous Lacy Sunshine with 3 digi's going to another lucky winner!

So, the challenge for this fortnight is...


We want to see how you see spring, the colours, the wildlife or whatever!

Here's what I did

The image was provided by our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine and I coloured her with the following copics:  Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20.  Hair; R22,21,20. Dress; YG07,05,03,YR04,02.  Wings; E0000,R20,G00,B05.  Sky; C3,2,1,B01,00,000,Blender.  Grass; E47,31,YG07,05,03,97,95.
I had just refilled my skin-colour pens and I think they are a bit over-powering in the picture, but you live and you learn!

I used some pebeo paints on the image, to make flowers in the grass.  I also used some champagne mist ink on her wings which shimmer nicely in the light, you can't see it above so I took another pic which shows it a little better.

The papers I have used are First Edition Spring Feast and I teamed it up with some contrasting green card to mount on.  The lace, net, brads and charm are from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated using the free font Fortuna Schwein.  I didn't use any dies on this card!  Go me!

The inside matches the front with the sentiment completed in the same font as the front.

I do hope you can join us in this challenge, there is a load of amazing inspiration to look at from the rest of the DT at the Creative Card Crew!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenge Blog; Spring
Craft For The Craic; Easter or spring
Divas By Design; Easter or spring
Fab N Funky Challenges; Pink
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog; Add flowers
Moving Along With The Times; Easter or spring
Papertake Weekly; Spring has sprung
The Corrosive Challenge Blog; Show us your metal
Top Tip Tuesday; Cute

Thanks for looking!


Pixie Flutterby said...

Ohhhhh my what beautiful big eyes you've got. Fantasic shimmery wings
\good luck with your entry
in Craft for the Craic challenge Thank you for joining
Pixie (DT member)

Amy Andrade said...

Beautiful card! I love your choice of patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

meine-bastelarena said...

What a beautiful card. I especially love the pink hair. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab´n´Funky Challenges. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sujin

Debbie said...

She is so stinkin cute cute cute! Love the color combo. A perfect spring time card! Good luck in our challenge
DebbieM - The Corrosive Challenge DT

Hammers said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT. Claire DT

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.really sweet image and your colouring is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card beautifully coloured too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Kami-koneko said...

hi'a Sheena :)
I just wanted to let you know that i nominated your for the Liebster Blog Award :)

Beccy said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky.
Beccy x

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at BEARL-MINE x carol

Henryka said...

Amazing! Beautiful stamp and project! Thank you for playing with us at Craft for the Craic :)

Henryka said...

Amazing! Beautiful stamp and project! Thank you for playing with us at Craft for the Craic :)

Margaret said...

She is so beautiful. Love the hair! Maggie - CCC DT Teamie

Jules said...

This is a beautiful card, love the image she is very cute. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo