Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Luv a latte!


Evening all! What a wet, wet, wet day! I hope none of you was caught in any heavy showers!

It's a good evening for staying in and being creative. My hubby is away for two nights, so I'm luxuriating in being able to craft downstairs without someone growling, 'You're not making a MESS are you?'

The answer is always - yes!

Now for the card! I've had this Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy 'Luv a Latte' stamp for a while, and she is just ideal for my goddaughter's birthday card. I coloured her with Promarkers - and I changed what I suspect are meant to be boots into thick socks. My goddaughter lives in Canterbury, which I know from experience can get soooo coooold! Brr! So thick socks are definitely necessary!

Papers are from my snippets box, they were freebies a couple of years ago from a magazine. Lace is from stash, too, and so are the gems.

I used a Magnolia doo-hickey die for the swirl and dragonfly which is cut from a scrap of pearlised card and decorated with gems. The flowers are cut with a Spellbinders Rose Creations set, the base is another paper scrap, the centre is glittered mulberry paper and the yellow brads are from stash.

I'm entering the Challenge at Feeling Sketchy It's nice to have a sketch that fits an A5 card!

I'm also entering Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge. I'll be in my mac and wellie-boots so I can jump in the puddles in the playground!

Stay warm and dry tonight, my lovelies! Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Crimson; Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Terracotta, Burnt Sienna; Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise; Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Powder Blue, Arctic Blue; Cool Grey 1 - 4

17 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

mags said...

Lovely card Mags. The image is lovely and coloured beautifully. Love the colours and your backing papers. Lovely details added.
Mags
x

Mrs F said...

Oh l love messy crafting nights too Mags!

Great card with vibrant colours and marvellous colouring. I have been playing with my ProMarkers tonight to try and improve my shading etc

Thanks for your explanation of what paper piecing is, I will have to give a try soon.

Enjoy the rest of your messy evening :)

Rach xx

Ultimate Whirligig said...

What a terrific card Mags. I especially love the dragonfly die, it adds a little bit of something special. Thanks for joining in the fun and games at Feeling Sketchy.
Michelle (whirligig)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a great image. x Susan x

Di said...

Really fabulous Mags! Super image (a bit like Saturated Canary ones) and I love all the extras, including the snippets of course :)

Have fun in the puddles!

Di
xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Mags this is gorgeous, that image is a beauty and so well coloured, the lace, flowers and butterfly look superb, I love this so much. I am glad that you are spoiling yourself while your hubby is away, lol.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jess said...

what a fun card! I love how toasty warm she looks :) The colours are fab too! Thanks for playing with Feeling Sketchy! Make as much mess as you like while the hubby is away :)

Sheila said...

Gorgeous card Mags. This is one of my fav Simply Sassy stamps. Sheila:)X

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.fabulous design and i love the sassy image ;D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love colours,great card. janex

Mrs A. said...

Lovely colouring you have done. A real pro. Hugs Mrs A.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hi Mags, adore this great image and card, awesome combo of red and blues, love the flowers and floursh and butterfly!

Bernie said...

Your goddaughter is going to love this, I sure do. Love the colors and beautiful coloring. Great papers, I love that lace.
Hugs

Jessica Theodore said...

Lovely take on the sketch! Love that red lacey ribbon and the rhinestones corners are a nice touch too! Thanks so much for playing along at Feeling Sketchy this week x

Faye said...

What a fab card. Love the butterfly, a perfect finishing touch. xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Simply lovely x