Friday, 20 May 2011

Grow Smiles

Hello everyone, how are we all doing? I'm hoping to be back blogging more regularly again following recent setbacks; after the last few days of visiting blogs I can feel the old inspiration bubbling away again. 

This is my card today.....I never give my characters blonde hair, I almost always go for black and occasionally brown, but I wanted to try to show bright light causing darker shadows at the back of my little lady's head and I felt light-coloured hair would show this better. I used the colours Y00, Y21 and Y28 to make her blonde hair, and it's a much simpler type of hair colouring than I usually do. I'm afraid I don't know what the image is, it's a digi that was printed off by a friend of mine and posted to me so if anyone knows what it is I wouldn't mind knowing the make so I can buy one myself.  Edit: Kevin has let me know that this is an Inger Harding image (thanks Kevin), and can you believe it's a freebie? You can grab this little beauty along with other gorgeous freebies here.

I used some of my favourite papers and precious Prima leaves on this, and a strip of lace ribbon and a punched border strip just finish it off.  Hope you like it.

Image: freebie Inger Harding, Flowers for You
DPs: K&Co
Colouring: Copic markers.... Hair - Y00 Y21 Y28. Dress - R00 R20 R22. Top/trousers: YG91 YG95.
Flowers - R32 R35 R37; YR31 YR61 YR23. Leaves - Y02 YG11 YG63 YG67.
Leaves: Prima
Roses & Lace from my stash


I'm entering this is these challenges:
2 Sisters - how does your garden grow?
ABC DT Challenge - April showers bring May flowers
Anything Goes Challenge - Bingo (lace, flowers, punched wavy border)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - May flowers, use flowers, patterned paper and ribbon (I hope the lace ribbon counts)
Crazy Challenge - Green & Pink
Creative Card Crew - Cute & girlie
Cupcake Craft Challenge - In the garden
iCopic - colour blonde hair
Kaboodle Doodles - Tic Tac Toe (digi image, lace, flowers)
Lexis Creations - Spots or stripes
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & grow
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Pink & Girly (I've just gone for the Pink & Girly)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes

Happy crafting!
Carole x

42 comments:

Lynne said...

What a gorgeous card, lovely image coloured perfectly and those flowers as beautiful. Have a great weekend. Lynne xx

Janette said...

Hi Carole, Gorgeous, gorgeous card, the hair looks stunning and I think the papers are fab.Thankyou so much for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week.xxxxxx

Irene said...

What a sweet card with gorgeous paper and image!
Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Bingo Challenge.

Irene (GD month May)

**Farrah** said...

Very lovely card. Glad your getting your mojo back.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

chrissy xx said...

What pretty papers Caroloe. One Gorgeous card.
Cute image and Fab colouring. Those leaves look to good to use lol.
Chrissyxx
Have a great weekend.

Renkata said...

hi dear Carole.
I hope you are fine dear.
Such a sweet and precious card.
great colouring.

mudmaven said...

What a gorgeous card Carole! Very special! Thanks for joining us for our Tic, Tac, Toe challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Carole, that is an Inger Harding image. Beautiful card, I like your colouring and those gorgeous papers.
Kevin xx

Dotty Jo said...

So lovely - adorable colours and papers yet again,and that image is so sweet! Jo x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Carole
A beautiful card love the colour's,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Sue said...

Wow Carole, this is so gorgoeus, love the colours you have used. Have a good weekend. Sue x

Vicky said...

Oh Carole...what a sweetie hun and I love the colours you have used....and her hair looks smashing too!

have a lovely weekend..hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous. I really like your take on our In the Garden theme. Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week. Have a great weekend. x

Sadilla said...

Hi
your card is so lovely and so cute
thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
sadia

Sara I. said...

LOVE your papers and gorgeously colored image! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Cupcake and good luck!
~hugs
Sara, Guest Cupcake

Mona E said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the DP and the colouring is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Dawn said...

Hi Carole, Gorgeous card, wonderful layout and papers, very sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

Jackie said...

Your card is so gorgeous and the colouring is superb :o)
Jackie xx

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, This card is very sweet, creative and beautiful,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

Wow Carole what a really pretty card, I love the images from Inger Harding they are so oldie world.xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Carol....such a gorgeous card so pretty and love the papers you have used

Anne

melsanford said...

Beautiful card. The image is gorgeous and I love those papers! Beautiful sentiment. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Janette said...

Hi Craole, Thanks so much for the lovely comments and of course you can use it anytime, happy you like it that much..lol..xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Carole love those papers and the colours thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Poppit said...

Beautiful card - perfectly co-ordinated. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love those DP'S and designed beautifully.

Thank you for joining in our Bingo Challenge at Anything goes

Invitation to our Birthday celebrations.
Tuesday 31st Anything Goes Challenge Blog!
will be 1 year old and to celebrate we are holding a blog hop with candy and prizes to be won. Hope you can come and join us
Hugs
Tamara

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card carole.

greetings karin

Sheila said...

Hi Carole, What an absolutely beautiful card and coloring. Don't you just love K&Co DP? I have a question I thought you may answer about challenges in general to all. I wasn't knowledgable enough to know what a challenge was. In 2010, I created some cards that never went in a challenge. Can I move this posting to recent and put it in a challenge? Or is this considered back linking? It's never been in a challenge.

Thanks for your help,
Sheila

Lynne in NI said...

Oh beautiful card Carole, your DPs are so pretty and gorgeous colouring too ... lovin your blonde hair!

thescrapmaster said...

Beautiful!! The color combo you used is really lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with iCopic.
Hugs,
Samantha
www.thescrapmaster.com

Joan Ervin said...

Hi Carole...I'm glad you are feeling better and up to stamping again...it's always such a pleasure to visit your blog!! I get sooo inspired by your gorgeous coloring...oh my word, girl, this is sooo exceptionally beautiful!!!!! You have brought that sweet little girl to life with your fabulous coloring and papers, lace, and other details!! Thanks for the link to the freebies...I'll have to go check it out!!!

Lin said...

Woohooo teamie this is just gorgeous!!! You have a real eye for colour and design.

Oh yeah, and thanks for popping by Lexi's Creations with this lovely card.

Lin xx

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Lynne in NI said...

Hey Carole, just giving you the heads up that you won all that lovely bakers twine over at Cupcake Craft ... you lucky duck!

Katy said...

Fab card hun! love the pastel colours

Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes :)

xxx

Joanne said...

Carole, this is so sweet! I love the colors that you used. You did a SUPER job on here hair, it looks lovely! The lace and roses are perfect embellies too. THANX so much for the link to Inger's page! I downloaded several of them, they are really nice! ALoha, J:)

Glenda Atkins said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colours and the image. The stripes are wonderful and your flower is superb. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week, hope to see you next time!

Teresa said...

Fab card Carole, lovely colouring as usual and great choice of papers, sweet little image too, not seen this one before.
Hugs Teresa xx

Sara Bee said...

Love your latest card, Carole, gorgeous colours and beautiful image.

Sara xx

Joanne said...

Hi Carole, back again to answer your question. The meaning of ALOHA can be many things; hello, good bye, with love, with affection, etc. It's such a great word cuz it covers so many emotions, all good!!! Luv & Hugs, J:)

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is stunning, loving the colours, gorgeous work, thank you for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy, big hugs love pops x x x

China said...

Hi Carole, The golden hair looks perfect. Great colours and the image is lovely.
xxx