Saturday, 30 April 2011


Had a busy week but have managed to squeeze in some crafting time!
I've a couple of things yet to finish before the packing needs to be done and this was one of those not quite finished so have sat this morning and completed it. Am going to sit out in the garden for a while this afternoon - the weather has been so good - makes me almost sorry we're off to even sunnier climes next weekend!!
Back to the card - please meet 'Poppy' !
Poppy is another image from Sugar Nellie - she's not a new image but I think she is so pretty!
I decided not to colour her in the traditional poppy red and opted for a softer pinkie/peachy colour to co ordinate with the papers.Poppy was coloured with promarkers and I dotted a bit of white ink here and there on her petals then added some 'Cotton Candy' stickles for a bit of sparkly!
I was tempted to sew the Nitwits papers but I'd packed the tiny machine away in an attempt to tidy up so didn't want to make the room untidy again - opted just instead for distressing the edges.
The circles cut with my new nesties and the sentiment is from TLC - I altered the font colour to tone in with the card - (pat on the back to self for getting clever with Serif Just looking at Poppy gives me 'happy thoughts' so it seemed to fit!
I used the same Stickles on the fabric flowers and then stuck them onto white petals coloured randomly with the same colour promarkers used on the image.
A couple of pale green pearls, some ribbon and a glass leaf spray finished the front.
As has become the norm for me just lately, this is another easel card - and left blank inside for an appropriate greeting.
Challenges -
Totally Gorjuss - 1, 2, 3
Just Add Ink - Add a Flower
Sew Many Challenges - Easel Card
Fairy Fun Fridays - Showers or Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Charisma Cards - Showers/Flowers


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. My goodness, what a fantastic card. Lovely image and the colours and papers are just fabulous. Great design, and those flowers are just perfect. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Vicki said...

Hello Viv...OMG this card is breathtaking! I love how you color coordinated your image with your paper and I think the peachy color was a great choice. Those flowers are simply gorgeous! Thank you for stopping in to see me today...I will be checking on you quite often...your creations are gorgeous!


Jennifer said...

Sooo cute and adorable colours! Have a fabby weekend! xx Jenny xx

coops said...

stunning card viv.i love the beautiful soft colours and details and the image is so sweet.
have a fabulous weekend :D

xx coops xx

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Very, very pretty Viv. I love the colours you've used and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing at JAI.

Sarah said...

She is just way too cute! I love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at SMC.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Poppy is such a cute image. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Shar B said...

So pretty! What a pretty color scheme!

Lee said...

Stunning.Love the colours n flowers.xx

Christine said...

magnifique carte, j'adore les couleurs et l'image.
Merci de te joindre à FFF CHallenges


Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and fab colours. So pretty!
Thanks for joining in this week with Totally Gorjuss 123 challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Deb said...

super sweet image and gorgeous flowers, your charm is the perfect addition, thanks so much for sharing your flowers/showers creation at Prairie Fairy Fridays