Saturday, 23 February 2013

Sweet Stampin - Special Lady/Mothers Day


Good Morning, and Happy Weekend! :)

My card today is for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin, where this week our theme is 'Mothers Day or Special Lady', so a cracking chance to get out those girly stamps, papers and embellies!  We are sponsored this week by
 
 
 
 
and our Monthly sponsor is
 
 
 
The DT were all sent some fabby laser-cut embellishments from Hobbycutz to play with (Thank you so much Kobie!)  and I have to say I loved mine!  The toughest choice was deciding which ones to use :) 
 
I decided to keep this card relatively simple and just layered some gorgeous DoCrafts Vintage Notes papers (Thanks Nic!:) ) onto Kraft card and added Memory Box dies and mini doily dies by Cheery Lynn.
 
Now the image, well......... 'Dont look Ethel - as my mum used to say!' lol.  This little cutie was the 2nd image I tried to colour with DI's last weekend and again, it ended up in the bin. I am finding DI's a real learning curve!   Hubby fished this out of the fireplace and said,
 
'Well its not perfect, but its not that bad either',
 
. . . . . so there you are, I have used it!  Anyway, we cant all be perfect at everything - :D LOL! Definately more practise on these methinks ;)
 
I hope you find time to join us this week, and thanks so much for visiting my blog today - have a smashing weekend!
 
 

40 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison. So love the monochromatic colours and flower flourish.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous - love the image and soft colours work lovely with those kraft dies. Have a lovely weekend Alison. Hugs, Claire x

Claire said...

This is just gorgeous - love the image and soft colours work lovely with those kraft dies. Have a lovely weekend Alison. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Alison. Tilda looks so sweet and your colouring looks fab! Love the pretty papers and the dies too.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Terrific card my dear Alison^_^ This adorable image is coloured very very beautifully^_^
Happy weekend,
Sonia

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and coloured beautifully.xxx

mixamatoasties said...

It's better than not bad, it's lovely!

Susan xx

Annette said...

I'm also struggling with my DIs but I'm determined to keep practising. I do find the painting relaxing, but yes, a few of mine are in the bin too. I think yours is lovely. Very sweet.
Annette
xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beauyiful papers and colors.
Gr Elly

Kobie Fouche said...

A lovely creation as always...thank you for showcasing my products...
Hugs Kobiex

Nat said...

Well, I think it deserved to be fished out of the bin and if I could use my distress inks like that I'd be happy! Think I'll be sticking to Promarkers, sigh!
Natx

Marilyn said...

I can't believe you gave this one the toss and good for hubs for fishing it out - it's gorgeous Alison, nothing wrong with it at all. This is a great card and I love all those dies you've used and that butterfly is so great. I also like all the pearl accents.

Olga said...

beautiful card, I love the image and your coloring, all those details are fantastic!!!!

Paula (PEP) said...

I'm glad she escaped the fireplace - he's right. Actually before I started to read your post my initial thought was that you'd gone back to ProMarker colouring. So..... love your colours in this with the pearls a lovely touch - especially on that heart & bow.
Take care with the weather & hope all the lads are OK.
Paula (PEP)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Alison. I love the sweet image and beautiful colour scheme.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Sue xx

Chris said...

It's beautiful, Alison! Can't believe you actually threw the image away!!! -it's so lovely!
Chris
x

coops said...

so beautiful alison.gorgeous soft and pretty colours and i love your sweet tilda and pretty diecuts :D

xx coops xx

Sara H said...

Your card is so pretty Alison!!! I´m glad your husband saved this lovely image =D

Tine said...

She's a cutie, Alison. As always, fabulous die combinations. Looks great!
Tine :)

Deb said...

absolutely beautiful Alison, love the pretty colour!
Debxx

Anna said...

I think this i beautiful Alison. I can understand how you feel about the DI-pencils :) I feel the same, so I stick to my pro tria and flexmarkers :)
However practice makes perfect :) And this looks lovely.
Big Hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute card Alison and great flower Die.

greetings karin

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Alison. The image is adorable and I love the papers and embellishments.
Hugs Sharon. x

Katina said...

Soooo beautiful Alison and I think your colouring is gorgeous!
xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the sweet image and all the pretty details.

Donna x

pam said...

gorgeous card Alison, love this image coloured beautifuly, fabulous paper and layout.. pam

Sue said...

Oooh your colouring is beautiful Alison!!! I'm really glad that hubby rescued her!!!
Love the soft tones that you've used - they are so perfect with the pretty papers… and the Kraft Die cuts with the pearls are all very scrummy!! I love this card! :-))
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love this sweet Tilda, fabulous colouring, so glad she was saved and love the details..so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

having a {me} day said...

Awwww...your hubby is so right! There is nothing wrong with art, although I know we all judge ourselves. A beautiful card and I love the diecuts that you've used. keeleyxx

Eileen said...

As it's a Tilda I would have left it in the bin :)
Joking aside you are too hard on yourself. The colouring on this looks perfect to me. Love the layout and design you have used too
Eileen x

catherine said...

great card Alison. love all the die cuts and such a sweet image
x catherine

Debbie said...

Yet another stunning cards Allison. Love all the dies you have used.
Hugs Debbie x

Wedgie said...

Beautiful card Alison, love the pretty colours. Wedgie xxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Alison, love the colours.
Wendy xx

Patricia said...

This creation is out of this world, I just LOVE it.

Patricia xx

Lexie said...

Fab card Alison. Love pinks and browns together.
xx

Jude said...

Gorgeous card Alison and love your very sweet Tilda.

Hugs
Judex

Natali said...

This is gorgeous card like usual )) Lovely colours and beautiful match with patterned paper and doily die. Flowers just wonderful.
Hugs,
Natali

Gail said...

Gorgeous diecuts on this beautiful card. This little Tilda image is so sweet. Wonderful card! Hugs, Gail

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing
Lindsay xx

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