Monday, 30 April 2012

Happy Monday! After all the rain we are blessed this today with lovely blue skies and sunshine! So I hope the sun is shining where you are - and as the weather has taken a turn for the better (at least for today- LOL), I have made a summery card.
I recently won a challenge where the prize was a gift voucher to spend in Mo Manning's store... (as if I needed any more encouragement to get any more of Mo's stamps.........) anyway after much deliberation I spent the voucher (and a bit more besides) and this cute image dropped into my shopping cart....

It's called 'Catching Up' and don't you just remember giving your toys tea? I love the way the dolly, bunny and Ted are all positioned so they can pay the utmost attention!

Coloured it with pastel chalks and promarkers and distressed and stitched it onto green cardstock. The backing paper is by K and Co and again distressed and stitched onto the same green card.

I added a lacy paper doily and cut out some flourishes with a Marianne die. The flowers are from my stash and I popped a couple of co-ordinating pins above the flowers.

The spotty satin ribbon I have had for ever - there wasn't a lot of it but I managed (just) to get enough to make the oversized bow, securing it with a pearl buckle.

The quote was printed on the pc and the inside is co-ordinated to match with a space left for a greeting.
Lots of challenges -
Lexis- Lace or Ribbon
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Here comes Summer
Paper Sundaes - Ribbon and Pearls
Mo's Challenge - Fave Colour Combo (pink and green)
Crafty Ann's - Stitching
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Thanks as always for calling in, leave me a comment then I know you've visited me and I can pop across and see you too! x

PS - For those of you who voted over at Fashionista I wasn't lucky enough this time but thank you all for the time you took to go and vote - the winning card was fabulous and Alyce was a deserved winner! 

32 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. Well this is just wonderful. Such a lovely image and fabulous colours. Love it.
Love Sandra xxx

sassy said...

aw a nice cuppa...solves everything darlink.... superb card love the sentiment too lvs sassxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

hugs Marjo

Netty said...

Beautiful card Viv and can see why you loved this great stamp. Loving the wonderful ribbon bow. Annette x

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Viv. the image is adorable, I like the sentiment, the flowers and the bow.
Kevin xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Girls together sharing a cuppa what could be nicer? A really lovely card Viv

Anne

craftysue49 said...

Another great card Viv ...reminds me of happy days playing with my sisters xx

Maureen said...

Lovely!!

Debbie said...

The only way to describe this card is sweet. The pinks are greens are just so soft. Great deatil for this cutie patootie. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.

Hugs
Debbie

Wendy said...

Absolutely adorable and so gorgeous Viv, love it.
Wendy xx

Claire said...

Stunning card, beautiful delicate colours and the stitching is perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
Claire xx

annie said...

WOW factor card viv...gorgeous image...♥

June Nelson said...

AWWWWWWW I love this me darlink I too have that stamp and I honeatly didnt know it could looks o stunning made up!!! im gonna have to colour it now through you!!!! this is so beautiful and I love that big pink bow!!!!! fabulous!!!! xxxx

Jackie said...

Wonderful girly creation, it's gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so stunning viv.gorgeous sweet image and i love your beautiful colours.:D

xx coops xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful card Viv, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the Mo Manning image and the papers are divine.
Hugs
Caz x

craftyeyes said...

aww stunning card viv image beautifully coloured fab layout tracy xx

Alessandra said...

what a lovely creation, Viv! So many lush embellies and the image is very cute! Love the sentiment too!
xoxo, Alessandra

Mrs A. said...

Oh yes. Many tea parties were had and enjoyed. Rather more toys always turned up for tea though. Dandelions in the cups and leaves for sandwiches.
Your card is sweet. Never thought of using chalks and promarkers on the same card. Silly me as they work so well together. Hugs Mrs A.

Barbara said...

Hi Viv, All I can say is: WOW!! Your card is a masterpiece. I just can't believe all the beautiful details that you have included. The image is precious and brings back fond memories. Love the combo of chalk and promarkers. The stitching, bows, DP...everything is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'ribbons and lace' challenge. Hope to see you again in two weeks:)

Elaine L. said...

This is so pretty and delicate! I love the pastel shades, and the embellishments you've used are perfect with this sweet image. I love the sentiment, too! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Shelby said...

This is just the sweetest image and the pinks and greens are perfect for these besties! The sentiment is just awesome as well!

Shelby

julieprice3 said...

Just beautiful, I love all the pretty details Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
Hugs julie P

TRACEY MO said...

This is a gorjuss card lovely images a pretty colours with the ribbon & lace.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Tracey dt

Lee said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.xx

Heather said...

so, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

Heather ~ DT member
http://princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card, such lovely detail and pretty colours, love it. hugs Teresa xx

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Here Comes Summer challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

TRACEY MO said...

This is so cute & pretty lovely love the pink ribbon.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Tracey DT

Monica said...

Adorable!!!

Monica xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx