Saturday, 27 October 2012

Sweet You

Hello everybody, hope everything is good with your world. Well, I'm ever so slightly sad because it's my last week as Guest Designer with Sweet Stampin' (sniff) but only slightly sad because I've really enjoyed being a Sweetie for the month of October and I was glad of the incentive to get crafting again.  And at least now I can enter their challenges again, he hee. Have you seen their prizes? Definitely worth winning.

The theme for this week's challenge is What's Cooking/Something to Eat. So I've made a card using this sweet little girl holding a bowl of fruit. How do you like them apples?

I already had this cutie coloured up, she's done entirely in pencils, not a copic marker in sight this time. A friend sent me this image and I have no idea what she's called or where she's from, so if anyone has an idea, please let me know so that I can credit and link to the artist. *(Edit: the lovely Elaine has again come to my rescue and told me that this is an image from The Greeting Farm, and she is called Twinkle Tots Lottie....thanks Elaine!)

I did my usual thing with the papers, and inked and handstitched them. Then, flushed with excitement at finally working out how to make these intricate Floral Oval dies cut properly in my cuttlebug, I went ahead and used them twice in one card! The smaller one is popped up onto some 3d foam pads for a little dimension, and the stamped image is popped up on another layer of pads. A strip of flower trim bisects the layout (there's a really nice sheen on these flowers which the camera hasn't caught), and a gauzy bow in apple green sits by a sentiment that I printed onto SafMat and affixed in the corner of one of the papers.

Close up of the sentiment and bow

Card Recipe
Image: Twinkle Tots Lottie, from The Greeting Farm
Colouring: pencils
Designer Papers: Memory Box 'Brioche' and Melissa Francis '5th Avenue'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Ribbons from stash

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Stitching
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - No Rules
The Squirrel & The Fox - Use a Ribbon
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today, and I do hope you like my card. Happy crafting!


Jackie said...

Good morning Carole,thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, it must have taken ages and I really appreciate them all.
This is a delightful card and the image is coloured beautifully :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Carole, the image is so sweet, and love the soft colours you have used. Everything is beautiful here. It was great having you as play with us as GD this month. Hugs. Dora xx

Doreen said...

What a great image Carole and you coloured it beautifully. Love your papers and

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole this is such a gorgeous card..your colouring is lovely on this sweet image...great papers too


June Nelson said...

This is beautiful me darlin and loving your colour combo, delish, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxx

MarkerGeek said...

Gorgeous, Carole!

This is a stamp from The Greeting Farm. She is called Twinkle Tots Lottie. I believe she has been retired, although I do still have some in stock here in the UK.

Janette said...

Hello Carole my lovely friend,hope you really are feeling a little bit better and ready to craft again, this is a gorgeous card, so pretty, the image is cute and the frames and papers are perfect....Have a lovely week-end and take care.xxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Carole, your card is beautiful I like the image which is coloured perfectly, the gorgeous die cut ovals (which I think I now need) the stitching and the flower ribbon, I hope you are improving and feeling a bit better, keeping you in my prayers.
Kevin xx

chrissy xx said...

What a little darling she is..
FABulous colours and your bowl of apple are perfect lol....LOving your dies Carole and all that stiching is just GORgeous. LOve it.

Carole S said...

Hi "ME", This is just soooooooooo sweet and beautifully coloured, what a wonderful image, I love her. What a lot of work has gone into this work, great work. Take care, love "HER". :)XXX

Joanne said...

Ahhh Carole, this is so SWEET! Light and lacy and so girly delicate, love it! And don't you just love those dies?!?!!!! I use them so often. It's getting that I use die cuts more than my Cricut anymore. Thanx for you lovely note. And DITTO, you are a super blog friend. SO glad to have found you in the vast world of cyber space! Have a great weekend, hugs, J:)

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Carole.
Sue x

Penny said...

This is a beautiful card! Love your sweet image and coloring, the gorgeous die cuts & papers, the design the stitching and that pretty bow. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Mian said...

Absolutely gorgeous-love the floral dies! Beautiful image and papers and great layout!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at The Squirrel and The Fox.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

The Squirrel and The Fox Design Team Member

Jenny said...

It has been so lovely having you over at Sweet Stampin with your fabulous cards. Love them love them love them! hugs x

Danielle said...

Beautiful card! I love that you colored it in using your pencils... it came out great. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Scrappin Sista said...

Super cute card, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!

Cathy said...

It makes me so happy that you are crafting. Your coloring is always phenomenal no matter what the medium. I hope that you are feeling well these days Carole. Your friend Cathy

Jessica said...

Such a sweet card! Love the diecuts and the soft colours, the image is really cute:)
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at STamptacular sunday challenge, hope to see you again next week!

Hugs Jessica

Jackie said...

Hi Carole, me again LOL.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my fairies. I use Paint Shop Pro to feather my pics and to create scenes. A tube is an image that has been isolated from it's background in PSP, it's probably called something else in other programmes, then saved as a PSP image or a png with a transparent background. Pat is very good at doing that where I am quite mediocre with them :o)
Jackie xx

Penny said...

I already told you how much I love this card, but I will say again, it is beautiful! Love all your elements and I am so glad you shared it with us at TTCRD, too! Thank you for that, and be sure to join us again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

tootsie said...

This is so pretty!!

Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


Betty said...

This is a really sweet card just love your design and the image is so sweet and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour this week and good luck

Rachel said...

Gorgeous card, love your sweet image and the stitching!

Glad you've enjoyed your time at Sweet Stampin, your cards have been fab! Wedgie xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A prettily coloured super sweet girlie on this lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

Cathy said...

Hi Carole, sorry you didn't see anything new on my blog. I am having a little computer problem. I can log on to my blog but can not post anything. It's making me crazy.

Mummylade said...

this is a lovely card. And thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin for the Weekend, good luck in the challenge.

Vicky said...

Beautiful Carole, your choice of papers is perfect for this sweet image

hugs Vicky xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Carole
This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh such a pretty card, and beautifully coloured too!

Joanne said...

Hello sweet girl, how are things over on your side of the pond?! All ok here, finally cooling down, yeah! Just a quick "fly by" as I visit my blog land pals. I've been so busy I've haven't neglected them for a bit. You take care, hope you are well and creating! Luv & Hugs, J:)

chrissy xx said...

JUst a looooong strip lol...tied in a knot! Rings on Pinfliar Glue x

Joan Ervin said...

Awwwww, isn't she adorable...sooo soft and pretty...just look at that beautiful blonde hair and the diecut layers are just lovely!!!! Your hand stitching is fabulous, too, Carole....Gorgeous card and details, gf!!!!!