Thursday, 10 May 2012

Annabelle's Meadow

Definitely not weather for walking in any meadows here - cold, wet, windy - just a normal day's weather!
We're a bad lot us crafters - we see something, fall in love with it and absolutely HAVE to have it even when we don't need it!

That's how I was with the Wild Rose Studios range of 'Annabelle's Meadow' stamps - they were just so pretty and of course I didn't NEED them but I WANTED them! I did exercise some restraint - and only bought one (Feeding Birds) with my gift voucher from a challenge win - only because the others were out of stock...shhhh - will be notified by e mail when the others come back in......!!!!!!!
This was one of those very rare occasions when I bought something and inked it up within twenty minutes of the postman delivering it. Out with the watercolour pastels and just sat and painted - very therapeutic! Can't tell you how much I enjoyed colouring it - loved it.

I lightly distressed the edges of the image before mounting onto the background.
The papers are all from Pink Petticoat, stitched and layered.

I used some pink lace from my stash and a pearl buckle to create the bow.
The smaller pale blue flowers have been in my stash for ever so thought it was time I used them up! The pink and blue cherry blossoms were from a challenge win.

Stuck a pink and white pearl hat pin and a small pink diamante pin into the flowers and added 3 pink pearls to the top of the card.
I found this little pink ladybug in my stash - something else I have had for a long long time!

Same papers stitched and layered inside and I think you might be seeing some more of this stamp - cos I love it!

Challenges -
Clear it Out - Use up Flowers
Sassy Cheryl's - Stitching
Hooked on Craft - Flowers
Stamps and Fun - Pearls and Lace
Whoopsi Daisy - We Love Pink
The Crafty Pad - Girly Girls
Love to Create - Special Lady
Shabby Tea Room - Colour combo with a rose (and my rose is on the paper!)
Charisma Cardz - Pink and Girly
By the Cute and Girly - Spring is in the Air
Have a lovely day whatever you're doing - and let's hope it will soon be 'meadow walking' weather! x 


Stamps and Paper said...

Viv this is so all the flowers, pins and touch of lace its such a feminine card..sweet image too..


Hazel said...

A beautiful card with lots of lovely detail to look at. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hazel x

Carol Willis said...

So, so pretty. I love these stamps too. Gorgeous card Viv, love it!
Caz x

Starr said...

Oh my gosh! if this is not just running over with Shabby Goodness! I love it...such pretty flowers and lace and the stamp and coloring, wow! Thanks for sharing at TSTR!

Monica said...

Awwe, so cute and the flowers stole my heart.

Monica xxx

Netty said...

Fabulous card and can see why you had to have this beautiful stamp. x

Unknown said...

just so bloomin adorable and of course id love it its *PINK* superb card sweets.....hugs sassxxx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

June Nelson said...

WOW......................WOW Vivvy babe, this is a stunner me darlin this is one of my favs of the day it is!!! just gorgeous me darlin xxxxxxxxxx

Jan said...

That is SO, SO pretty Viv..... just overflowing with delightfulness xx

jkreucher said...

what a beautiful Vintage beauty! this is so delicate and lacy! love the stitching!
I need to stitch something with white thread. I tend to use black most of the time, and the white is very elegant!

thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitches challenge this week!

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,lovely image and fabulous

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv, love the image and pretty colours.
Wendy xx

Seija said...

It's a so beautiful card, wonderful color! Thanks for playing with us at SFC. XOXO Michi

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent card. Beautiful choice of colours. Nice picture. Great job !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week.

Hugs from France.

bettieboop1uk said...

so pretty and delicate.Great card

aqualeiga said...

On my, this is gorgeous! I just LOVE the flowers, pins, lace...ooooh, I love it ALL! Thank you for playing along at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, I hope you come back again soon.
Hugs, Ali x

Karen Letchworth said...

Viv: This is stunning, stunning, STUNNING! So pretty. You have such a soft, sweet style, and I really enoyed browsing through your lovely blog. I would like to personally invite you to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog. We would be SO happy to have you join us. We offer great prizes, and your art would be a welcome treat to us. Hope you will stop by and check us out, and link up!
Karen L

Rebekah said...

SO pretty! Very fresh and spring like!
Thanks for playing with us at TSTR:) Hope to see you again soon.

Maria said...

So very pretty!!!

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is one gorgeous make!!

Loving all the layers .. .. and your lace and flowers go perfectly with your cute image.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - adorable image I can see why you NEEDED it lol!!!
Love all the layers and the stitching and the fabulous flowers.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous pretty colours and i love the image and fabulous flowers ;D

xx coops xx

Anne said...

Just gorgeous!!!


cotnob said...

This is so pretty, I love the soft pastel colours and that gorgeous image.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

cotnob said...

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad as well.

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh Viv. . . .this is absolutely STUNNING! I love the colors and the pearls and little pins are super perfect for your card. LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

Maureen said...

Another perfect card Viv!! love the lady bug.

Jan Ltc said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

Shell said...

Totally gorjuss hun, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Carly said...

pretty, feminine, delicate and FABULOUS!

Thankyou so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us over at Whoopsi Daisy.
xoxox Carly

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Viv , love the stiching and that lace bow fabulous creation , great work and well done.
Hugs Elaine
Enjoy the weekend

Kelly said...

Just Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this time x

Scrappy Katrina Lee said...

Lovely, Lovely Lovely!!! Thanks so much for entering your card in the the Clear It Out challenge.

Bettina L. said...

This is a really lovely pink card. Love the awsome bow of ribbon and those teamed up papers with sewing at the edges. Love your colouring of that image as well. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challnege. Bettina xx

Angela said...

Wow your card looks so gorgeous,really fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at SFC.
Many greetings

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Viv! What wonderful work on the image and what stunning embellies you have chosen, just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this time!!

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the stamp. We are crafters, we NEED everything we see :o)
Jackie xx

Jenni said...

This is just beautiful, really love the lace bow! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Shelby said...

Now if you've inked it up so quickly that means you are completely ready to purchase another one:)! Beautiful work with the pastel palette. Love all of the flowers and the laced ribbon bow is spectacular.


Crafty and Green said...

Stunning!! Love your Design! Just Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Please Come Back and play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Rina said...

Viv! This is absolutely delishous!!! I love everything about it... I wish I knew how to do the new blogger, Id love to follow you!!


Liz Weber said...

Such a pretty and delicate card Viv, just adore the flowers, the sweet image and the whole design is so sweet.

Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft this month.

Liz Weber
Hooked on Craft Design Team

Uta said...

Oh wow, that card is so beautiful. I love the colors and the image and the layout looks so fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

beautiful card sweet image lovely layout tracy xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Viv this is gorgeous! You have a lovely Blog. thanks for stopping by my Blog. Judy x

Kate said...

Gosh, how pretty is this card! Love all the pink and lace. Thanks for sharing it with us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

** Kate **