Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Stripes at Crafts & Me

Evening all, howz your day been?  I've got one of the little uns off today with a cold which she's kindly shared with me, back to school woes!  My eldest had some reverse out of their driveway into her 2 weeks ago and she's got the insurance cheque in full today - thats gotta be the quickest ever settlement in history surely lol!  So at the weekend we're car shopping again.  She's seen a car she likes, its yellow!  Irrelevant to a teenage girl what make/model/engine size it is, its yellow!

Went to Padgate Crafters over the weekend and just did some colouring so coloured up this new digi by Crafts & Me called Miss Mirabelle which is of course by Hannah Lynn.  Isn't she just gorgeous, I just love this one so will be experimenting with colour schemes. 

The challenge this week over at Crafts & Me, with yours truly as your hostess, is Stripes.   I can be quite chaotic so I like to bring a little order in somewhere :)  The prize is a splendid choice of 6 digi stamps from Crafts & Me, how can you resist Miss Mirabelle!  We also have a new facebook chat group where you can post your creations using the stamp range and we offer a prize here or there too - find it here!

Okies onto me card like!  I coloured with promarkers using browns, tans, pink and grey with the odd touches of blue.  The papers are by Bearly Mine (the stripy ones) and background one is DCWV (either once upon a time or olde worlde stack)  I inked a paper doily for the corner with a brown brilliance ink and the charm is recycled from something of DD's from primark.  The butterfly in the corner has been coloured with metallic gold ferro paint (from The Stampman) to keep in with the steampunk/metallic theme.  Gold gems are from The Robins Nest.  Had real fun making this one as I seemed to have left my mojo on holiday lol!  Now next mission is how to pack it to post as its for somebodys birthday next week ssssh!



I'd like to enter into...

Passion for Promarkers (and Flexmarkers!) - Sketch
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - People Images
Pixie Dust - Recycle
CCEE Stampers - Pretty in Pink and a doily
Crafty Emma's - Embellish me more

21 comments:

cockney blonde said...

Love the card Vix especially those gold gems. I keep missing you at Padgate Crafters, just can't seem to get there at the moment and next month isn't looking any better. BTW I have some blog candy if you're interested, x

Karen Howard said...

Vix, this is really beautiful! Love the brown and pink tones together and those flowers are gorgeous! As always I love your coloring! Hugs, Karen

Chrissy said...

Stunning Vix, really beautiful colouring and gorgeous image.

Luv CHRISSYxx

chilli pip said...

Wow that corner arrangement is stunning, love the way you have placed the doily.
Your colours and colouring are great.

Jack said...

Fabulous Vix, your colouring is just amazing. xx

Danni said...

Gorgeous and stunning card! Just beautiful! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Vix, fab choice of added embellies and lovely colourwork! Thank you so much for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

karen said...

ooh so so gorgeous, I love the image and beautiful flowes, thanks for sharing at CES, Karenxx

Tracy said...

Stunning card Vix. I love the image you've used, and you're colouring is amazing as always.
Hugs Tracy x

Jane said...

YAY! You're back...and what a beauty this is. Love all those browns...woop! woop! xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

I saw you colouring it and now you have finished your creation it looks even better than before

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Fantastic coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed.

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the fabby colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Mona E said...

Holy smokes! Your card is absolutely divine, sweetie! Looove how you coloured her in. Her hair looks real shiny. Also the doily is absolutely magnificent. Love it. Fantastic job, hunny. Hugs...Mona

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is just gorgeous ♥ ♥ Pops x

Lin said...

Another stunner Vix. All I ever seem to do is come here and rave about your colouring, but I wish I could get a one to one lesson from you if you weren't so far away from me.

Lin xx

Juls said...

so lush and gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

What a gorgeous card. most beautiful coloured! Thank you so much for joining us over at PfP this week.
Hugs, Anja

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vix, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is awesome. Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Made by Mandy said...

OMG, how my jaw dropped when this little beauty landed on my doorstep this morning. I am truly honoured and amazed by how wonderful this card is. If you think it looks good on screen, times it by 20 and you are getting close to how good it looks IRL.

Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart Vixykins, it will be treasured always.

Love Mandy xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful colour work! Beautiful card! hugs, Lesley