Tuesday, 15 June 2010

What a cutie!

Finally, I have managed to make another card. Bit more serious this one as it is for my Aunty in law (is there such a thing?) who recently sufferred a minor stroke. She is back home now but she gave us all a shock - the worst part of it is we can't visit as she lives in California!!! She is such a sweet person and I have a lot of time for her. So the next best thing is to make a card. I use dthe sketch at Sketch and Stash shown below.................

and twisted a bit!!! The new stash is my new purchase Mouse in Nutboat by Tina Wenke. Now I didn't know he was supposed to be in a boat ... on water ..... so I coloured it all green!!!!!! DOH!!!! I used my Inktense water colour crayons - still my favourite colouring medium - the Promarkers are getting used more often now though. 

Here is a close up ..............

I have used Core'dinations card for the matting and Bloom and Growpapers by My Minds Eye - that was a bit difficult for me - I like them too much!!!
The flowers are from Papermanias Capsule collection and the gem brads are from my stash along with the ribbon. I have distressed some of the papers and inked up the sides with Tim Holtz distress ink.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Simon Says - Recipe 1 image, 2 DPs and 3 different embellishments,

Crafts and Me - Friends and family,

Fab'n'Funky Summer in colour,

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Bugs and Beasties,

Alphabet Challenge - G is for Green,

Quirky Crafts - Summer,

Forever Friends - Not Forever Friends, and,

Papertake Weekly - Use the colours of your favourite ice cream - I have chosen Pistacchio!!

Hope you like it - please say Hi.

Hugs Ali x


Spyder said...

aw Ail, this is a fabulous image! sooo cute! (another one for my wish list!!!) reallt lovely card. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Summer' Challenge this time round!!

Karin said...

This is adorable! Your coloring is amazing, so soft and pretty. The distressed edges are the perfect touch too!

Lesley said...

Really cute card! Even with green water lol! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge, and I hope your auntie is better soon xx

Barb said...

Ali, this is definitely a cutie! Your Aunty will love it and will bring her lots of smiles. Great job coloring. You can say he is floating on green waves of grass (like the amber waves of grain in the song America! Heehee!) Great card.


Juls said...

awhhhh! I love it! Hugs Juls

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Your so right Ali this is a little cutie!!!
Love your colouring and what a great sketch to follow...
Hugs Alison.

andrea said...

gorgeous card,that image is so sweet thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Ali,
This is gorgeous! I love it!
Clare x

Squirrel x said...

I would have done just the same hun! Looks fab though, lovely lush green meadow with waves of grass billowing in the breeze. Just stunning. Hope your aunt-in-law makes a good recovery. Your card will certainly give her a great start. Hugs, Sxx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Ali, love the new stamp and who says boats dont sit in grass!!! lol

debby4000 said...

Oh I love this card, adorable image.

Becky said...

Aww, so sweet Ali! Love that image!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!

Chocolate Fudge Cake said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours and the backing papers. Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts. x

Softpencil said...

What a beautiful and cute card Ali!!! I love it!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout and image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

She said...

Oh this is lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge this week. x

craftykitten said...

Oh Ali,
I don't think anyone would notice it was supposed to be a boat on water - those colours are just perfect - so soft and relaxing. Sorry to hear about your Aunt in law (I'm not sure if there is such a thing either!!) hope she makes a full recovery.
Dawn x

Poppy said...

great card.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends.

Allison said...

This is super...love your take on the sketch challenge!

Sande said...

So adorable card and the image is so lovely!

Thanks for playing along with Forever Friends challenge!

Hugs, Sande

Sharon Caudle said...

What an adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

Lisa said...

Hi Ali, Gorgeous card! I love the sweet image and fab layout.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

Vixykins said...

What an imaginative layout, sooo pretty! Lovely work hun :)

Sorry I'm just catching up on my rounds!
Thank You for playing Crafts & Me challenge x