Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Red and a Die cut at Crafty Cardmakers

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We're open again at Crafty Cardmakers after our Christmas break and Sarah is kicking us off with a challenge to use Red and a Die Cut.  Yes a red die cut also counts!  The challenge is for 2 weeks so plenty of time to get your thinking cap on.

We are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts who are offering the winner a £10 voucher to use in their online store! 

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.
We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

For this one I've used a new Hannah Lynn stamp called Heart on her Sleeve but its not released yet but she's coming soon!  I've coloured her with promarkers and I've also been playing with artist pencils too to add depth after hearing it was supposed to be pretty good!  This is my first attempt using just a black and blending it in with oil and I'm getting a little better at it as I have a few more colours now ;)

The papers are by Brenda Pinnick and Bearly Mine Designs and the gorgeous organza ribbon printed with hearts is from fleabay.  The die cut I used is a borrowed one from Mrs Stampman and is a Tim Holtz Bigz elegant flourish.  I've also used a new toy Teresa sent me for xmas which is the martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch.

Would like to enter into...

One Stitch at a Time - Love & Valentine
Sweet Stampin - Try something different (Trying artist pencils with promarkers)
Rainbow Lady - All new to me (Image, ribbon, butterfly punch & technique)
Crafty Purple Frog - New things
Crafty Hos - Monochromatic
If the shoe fits - Ribbons & Bows
Colour Create - Pink, Red & White


stitchy said...

Oh man Vix, that is just gorgeous!! Love your deep dark rich colors, just beautiful :)..welcome back and thank you for joining us at OSAAT - Happy New Year


Dawn said...

What a gorgeous rich coloured card. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

Juls said...

wow this is absolutley stunning!!! Hugs Juls

Jen said...

Amazing colouring. The background is very so well combined. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Vicky said...

Hi hun this is gorgeous I am loving these new images. I love pencils I think they are great & you have done awesome here it looks stunning.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
Oooops nearly forgot thank you also for joining us at Crafty Purple & Sweet Stampin, good luck hun.

almondeyez2000 said...

Oh wow, this card is just drop dead, the colors are oustanding! I love that punch, I have the same one, lol!

Definitely hope you continue to visit us more often over at "The Shoe"!!


gillyflower said...

love this image and the way you have coloured it just gorgeous might be another stamp i'll have to buy lol
gill x

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous Vix loving the colours, the image, the ribbon - shall I go on? Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya Vix, Ah this is great I love the way you have done her hair, thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady and OSAAT this week Hazelxox

Bettina said...

this is sooo beautiful. love your coloring. the colors are georgeous. thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

Anonymous said...

Well, what can I say. As usual absolutely fabulous. Glad I can blow your pic up so I can copy (ooop I mean see) it clearly, lol. xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous VIX, such rich colours, love all of it.
Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Christine x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow thanks for joining us at colour create with this stunning card,love your colouring, hugs Liz xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous colour work. Divine hair! Gorgeous card! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

And another absolute sweetie. Great distressed papers and gorgeous flowers. Your colouring pencil treatment is perfect! Hugs, Lesley

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PepPop said...

Simply Stunning card!! Jaqui x

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card.

Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for this weeks love and valentine theme. Good Luck !

Choccy x

Tracey T said...

Wow - this is stunning. Your colouring and shading is fabulous - in fact, I'm a little bit envious! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week - hope we'll see you again! Tracey x

Casper said...

Hiya Vixykins,

How are you?

Oh Oh this is so amazingly GORGEOUS! And those new techniques you are learning are working out great.The darkness but also the depth of your image is stunning ! FAB card!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Take care
Big Hugs

Lin said...

Ye Gods Vix, I didn't think it was possible but you just keep getting better. The hair is so alive, I almost feel like I could run my fingers through it. I find it so difficult to do good hair as no hair colour is actually one flat colour, even old mousey brown.


Lin xx

Gemma said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Ann said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the coloring and the deep jewel tones on here!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!!

kaos said...

Great card - love the colour scheme and the flourish - great detail

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog!