Tuesday, 27 March 2012


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


Jan Ltc said...

This is adorable Viv xx Jan

Jackie said...

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

Always with a Sentiment said...

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

Unknown said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Jan said...

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

Jan said...

p.s. Just read your small print LOL

CraftyC said...

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

craftysue49 said...

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

PetraB said...

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

Shar B said...

Completely gorgeous! I just love how you used color!

Meggymay said...

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

Unknown said...

beautiful card hunnie pie hugs sassxx

Sandy said...

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!!

Clare said...

This is just beautiful.

coops said...

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

Maureen said...

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!

Anne said...

Viv this is stunning, LOVE this image and your card

Ann Whitfield said...

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

Ani said...

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

Angela said...

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!

Leanne said...

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

June Nelson said...

This is so beautiful darlin just love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Shelby said...

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


Valchen said...

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!

Jenny said...

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

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.

Nadell said...

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

Hugs Nadell

Monica said...

Love the image and the lace and flowers.

Monica xxx

http://acraftynutter.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

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