Saturday, 16 June 2012

A Pretty Little Thank You

This time next week I will be taking it easy recuperating after 2 surgeries on Friday, and I can't wait!  I am looking forward to feeling healthy again and knowing what each day is going to bring :)

I have been pottering today and made this card in my interpretation of Shabby Chic.  I am pretty unhappy with how my colouring turned out and I am definitely going back to colouring with my pencils on watercolour paper.  The image I have used is Thank You from Saturated Canary.  I copied POPS a little on this card as she does these really cool dots around her images with Liquid Pearls, I gave it a go but probably should have known better considering what a klutz I am, lets just say I had a major blob problem that had to be fixed then managed to get the image stuck to my elbow, arghhhhh.  It does look cool though and I will give this another go when my desk is less cluttered.

I used "Let Them Have Cake" papers from Raspberry Road and distressed with Jo Sonja Opal Dust and Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I have used a Marianne Design's die to cut the swirls under my flowers and a spellbinders die for the image and mat.

I am entering this in the following challenges......

Crafts and Me Challenges - Roses and Pearls 
Crafty Anne's Challenge - It's a Girl Thing 
Emergency Crafter's - Butterflies or things with Wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Bugs and butterflies
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Punch Drunk
Little Miss Muffet - Loads Of Layers
PaperCrafting Journey - Colour it Up
Saturated Canary - Anything Goes

Thanks loads for calling by :)


Tracy said...

Stunning.. I love everything about this card!! dont know why you are moaning about it.. although.. I can imagine you getting crap all over your elbows!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the pretty colors in your card- and all of the wonderful embellishments too! What she said!!!

gale said...

Totally cute! The coloring is different than what you usually do but still looks really good. I love it.

Rose said...

Louise, your lovely little lady looks fabulous on this sweetly textured card. Thanks for the chuckle over your getting the image stuck to your elbow - LOL - "stuff" happens!!! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Pearls and Roses challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Nannieflash said...

Hi Louise wow love your card, and your whole card design, your colouring is just fabulous. Hope your ok. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Katharina Frei said...

Such a romantic and elegant card Louise. Love your work!
Thanks for joining the CCT challenge blog this week!
Katharina x

iReneM said...

A stunning card, Louise and definitely girly, :)
Love your layers and wonderful flower arrangement.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Jen said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful card Louise, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Winnie said...

Such a pretty card! She is darling and your coloring! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Sonya said...

Oh, Louise, it's really very cute!!! Nice colors and flowers and image)))
Hugs, Sonya!

paperiedreams said...

So adorable! Love all the colors you used and the image is so precious! TFS! Marcy

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice thanks fo sharing

coops said...

gorgeous card.stunning sweet image and i love your pretty colours and details.
thanks for joining us this week at crafts and me :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Oh Louise, this is gorgeous! Beautifully coloured and love that layout!

Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!

Mary x

lis-m said...

gorgeous card.. i love SC images...
thanks for joining us over at Miss Muffet challenges this week. Good luck!
Hugs x