Tuesday, 26 July 2011


is definitely a hug! Maybe the sunshine here has something to do with it but my spirits have picked up a little today - this is the fourth day in a row we have had nice weather!
I started this card over the weekend in between winning a County Final on Saturday, then losing another (by just ONE shot) on Sunday! Irrespective of the scores both days I enjoyed both events thoroughly - and it has been such a long time since I have been even the tiniest bit enthusiastic about bowling - hopefully my enthusiasm will remain during the National Championships!
Back to the card - I could not help but fall hopelessly in love with this scrummy winged thing! She is such a cute toadstool hugger and it even prompted me to get out the sewing machine. I distressed the edges of the image, then dusted with some distress ink (this doesn't show up very well in the pic!). I stitched her onto DCWV cardstock then layered onto papers from My Mind's Eye ('Mabel' papers).
'Toadie Cuddler' (LOL) was coloured with promarkers and a tiny bit of white highlighter and I gave her wings a quick dusting of glitter.
The sentiment was PC generated and attached to the flourish(again coloured with promarkers) with an orange peg. The flowers and ribbon were from my stash and the gold pin was a present from Maureen. I decorated the inside using the same paper and cut out a central piece with my nesties to give the sender a place to write a greeting.
Challenges -
Digital Tuesday - Garden with Things with Wings
Creative Craft World - Anything But Birthdays
Crafty Catz - No Pink or Blue
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Garden


Clarky J said...

What a sweet card and love that lush colour x

~Michelle~ said...

Love the bow and swirl treatment! Thanks for entering your creation in the Digital Tuesday Challenge! :)

Janette said...

What a fab card, love the image hugging so tight for sure...thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Anne said...

Aww that's so sweet Viv! Lovely image and card and you seem to like working with the tomato red more than the ruby red, which does look stunning

Chocolate Orange said...

What a sweeeet card !! I love it. Such bright cheerful colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our 'Anything But Birthdays' Challenge.

Choccy xx

coops said...

fabulous card viv.your rich autumnal colours are stunning and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

June Nelson said...

Its gorgeous Viv I did her in red I love this image, Back to work today ater two weeks off horrible holiday and car crash etc, yout ake care loads of love June xxx

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, beautiful colours and sweet image :o)
Jackie xx


Hi Viv
A gorgeous card beautiful colour's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Lee said...

Love everything about this gorgeous card.xx

Anneke said...

OOh what a sweet card!! So lovely :) Thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday
Greetings Anneke

Mini said...

That's soooo cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

susibee said...

Love your colour scheme and such a cute card.
Thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World challenge.