Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sunshine!

What a glorious day again today - wall to wall sunshine - have a suntan and it's only March!! A {very} warm welcome to my new followers - it's lovely to see you and I hope you pop in often 'cos I love visitors!

Have another here to share today from the 'coloured in images'drawer - doing what I promised and sorting through some of the piles - am soooo good aren't I?  
This is 'Melissa' from the Sugar Nellie 'Adorables' range and I don't know what it is about this stamp but it really is one of my favourites - I think it maybe because she looks so intense studying her little flower and quite sad too - or maybe she's not sad at all and is thinking happy thoughts!
Whichever it is, I think she is just lovely!

She is coloured with promarkers and I stitched her onto a sandy beige background.
The backing papers from Nitwits are called 'In The Meadow Too' and they were all stitched and layered onto the same beige card.
I added some white cotton lace from my stash - this is the last of it and as I have no idea where it came from won't be able to buy any more.
The flourishes were done using a Marianne die and I made the two roses using the rose creations nesties again. (Talk about get your money's worth!)
(Note to Maureen - am quite hooked on these now...and it's your fault! LOL)

I finished the front with some blue/silver pearls and continued the colour theme into the inside, using a thinner version of the same white cotton lace.

The sentiment reads in full -
I saw this flower.....  And thought of You  which I think makes it a suitable card to send for any occasion.

Thanks for calling in today and if you've left a comment I thank you lots- they really do make my day.
I hope the weather is as nice for you and if it is - enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! x

A few Spring themed challenges -
Stamps and fun - Handmade Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Paper Sundaes - Spring blossoms
Cupcake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet (OK - I know one flower doesn't make a full bouquet but I am using some 'artistic licence here......!!)
2 Sisters - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Ann's - Spring
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

30 comments:

  1. This is adorable Viv xx Jan

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  2. Wonderful card, a lovely image coloured so beautifully :o)
    Jackie xx

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  3. Hello Viv. Lots of lovely detail and great image.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  4. Viv what a delightful image I love it .Your card is stunning ,so much detail well done hugs Elaine

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  5. Stunning card Viv, I like the image, the papers and the stitching.
    Kevin xx

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  6. This is incredibly beautiful Viv.... the image is adorable and your colouring amazing.

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  7. p.s. Just read your small print LOL

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  8. Your card is gorgeous Viv and what a beautiful image. Love your design to!
    Clairex

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  9. Beautiful card Viv.. love these stamps ..beautiful LO and colours ...Sue x

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  10. What a lovely card! The image and the colouring are so perfect together.

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  11. Completely gorgeous! I just love how you used color!

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  12. I can see why you love this stamp, its adorable. Fabulous card Viv.
    Yvonne

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  13. beautiful card hunnie pie hugs sassxx

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  14. Oh my goodness take my breath away. Your creation is gorgeous. Everything spells perfection and I wish I could go across the pond to take some coloring lessons from your. Not only is the image so grand but your embellishments are too. I love it Viv!!
    Sandy

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  15. wow this is so stunning viv.i love your soft colours and image and those roses and swirls are fantastic.i think i am going to have to seek out that rose nestie :D

    xx coops xx

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  16. You're right this is a great image and a lovely card!! about time you made your own flowers, and don't they look lovely.Looks like i'll have to have a sort thro' my lace stash for you!

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  17. Viv this is stunning, LOVE this image and your card
    Anne
    x

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  18. This is stunning Viv, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  19. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along at CCC and good luck! Ani

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  20. Wow, this is stunning! Love that it's so delicate and your beautiful embellishing! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

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  21. O this is gorgeous!! Great coloring and love the details to your card!
    Thanks for joining us at LC this week!
    ;)

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  22. This is so beautiful darlin just love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  23. This is just breathtakingly stunning! Love everything about it and your coloring is wonderful.

    Shelby

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  24. What a fabulous card! I love this image and the papers! The stitching goes so well with the overall look of the card! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Valentina

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  25. This is just stunning! Love those flowers. Thank you for joining in with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

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  26. Oh wow, beautful job and the flowers are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

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  27. Love the image and the lace and flowers.

    Monica xxx

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  28. Awesome works!!!
    I do adore your colouring, it's so natural looking .
    Big thumbs up ;o)

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