Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Spring dream

So today was my birthday, I mostly chilled out as work has been so stressful lately it was so lovely to do nothing.  Although I did go out for a bite to eat and a very short browse round the shops because my hubby's not been well with man flu!  I did a bit of cooking (made a Tagine) and did some colouring.  I also got some amazing presents amongst them a new digital camera and a copy stand so hopefully very soon I'll be able to take some fab photos, but for now we'll just have to make do with my iPad.

This is the result from one of the images i coloured today.  She's called meet dragonfly from Ching-Chou Kuik.  I decided to make her a blonde haired beauty and to do her in a spring theme using green and white/creams.  I've mounted her into some black card stock to frame the image.

Papers are from Lili of the Valley/Raspberry Road Designs - Timeless Victorian, Shabby Shack and Heartfelt.  All the papers and the image have been torn/distressed.

Underneath the image is some lace I purchased in Hobby Craft a while ago.  The flowers, hortensias are from Live and Love Crafts are tied with a piece of the same lace.

The final touches to this card are some pearlised and green self adhesive gems.

Here's to been another year older and plenty more crafting :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ching-Chou Kuik - Torn to Pieces
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Art by MiRan - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - For the Girls
Creative Knockouts - Floral Delight
Graph It Colouring Crazy Challlenge - Spring Greens
Lil Patch of Crafty Friend - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Square Cards
Corrosive Challenge - Things with Wings


brenda said...

Really super work Andrea and so pleased you shared it with us at Stamping Sensation challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Michelle said...

The colors you choses for this card are so soft and lovely. I love how you put everything together. Thank You for sharing with us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Michelle (DT)

Ella's Design said...

Many Happy Returns, Andrea! Hoe you had a wonderful birthday!
I LOVE your pretty card with it's soft colour tones and AWESOME colouring! Hugs, Lisa x

Bunny said...

Nice card. I like the distressing and the lace. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Bunny DT

Margaret said...

Gorgeous image and beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week. Good Luck. Hope to see you back again. Maggie - DT


Gorgeous and beautiful card Andrea thank you for joining us on this month's challenge 'Torn to Pieces over at Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog
Dianne x CCK DT

Michelle said...

Love the way the papers are folded up on the edges. Great color and a beautiful image. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! wonderful image and great colouring. thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Andrea, what a stunning card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “torn to pieces”. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. Don’t forget you are entitled to two entries into the monthly Blog Challenge draw as you have used a Ching-Chou Kuik image. For the first entry link to the card/creation you have created. For your second entry just link to your main blog.

Thank you for entering, best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader)

Cathy P said...

I am in love with the way you colored this image. It reminds me of the hand colored black and white photos because of the soft colors. Gorgeous card and style. I'm so happy you were able to play along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight. Cathy xx

pinky said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Regan said...

Wonderful card! I love the soft colors and distressed edges! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
DT Coordinator