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Sunday 27 January 2013

All Girl

Thank goodness our snow has gone.  I am well and truly fed up with it!  I have had nothing to do but stay indoors and make a mess in the Craft Croft.
I was trying to make a vintage card today using this beautiful Crafts and Me Sweet Pea image called Come Softly. I'm not sure I can really do vintage but I am quite pleased with my card.  The embossing folder and the MFT die that made the bow were gifts from best matey Julie and I just love them!  Thank you!  The image is coloured in Copics and Promarkers and I won the clock face from Cuddly Buddly when they sponsored the challenge at Marianne's Design in December.
The papers are quite vintagey although I managed to obscure the element that was most obvious and I don't think the image is particularly suited to a vintage card but she is so pretty.  I shall have to try harder next time but it's not bad for a first attempt.
I am entering my card into the challenges at:
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Raise the Bar - Message Me (use text papers)
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up your Loose Ends (with a bow); and
Crafts and me - Vintage

By the way - my Grenouille Greetings e-mail is down at the moment so if anyone is contacting me I'm not receiving you but I hope to have it back early next week.


Bridie said...

Lovely card, her skin colouring is brilliant.

Thanks for stopping by


Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I think this image is so so pretty. Love these colours. Also love the MFT bow, I keep thinking whether get that or not.....but am wanting to get all the bungalow re-decorated so maybe I should be good lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thanh Vo said...

Sending you some sunshine, Lesley! Thanks for sharing your lovely Sweet Pea card with us over at Raise the Bar.

Turtle In The Sand said...

Lesley I am not sure if this is vintage or not, but I do know it is fantastic for sure. I love the beautiful coloring on this lovely lady. Love that bow too.

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Lesley - love the colours and all your fab new dies and embossing folder! Great image too! Hugs, Juliexx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful vintage card Lesley, love the colours, very artistic
Hugs julie P

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Gorgeous design Lesley! Love the colors and background papers! ;)

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

If this is the result of having snow, than it's a pitty that the snow has gone.
And with or without snow I make always a mess in my craftroom.
But your card is so georgeous.
You did a great job coloring.
Hugs Marianne

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card Lesley and what a fab image.

coops said...

so gorgeous lesley.really love your details and colours and the image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Jane said...

Tee hee, that frog in sunglasses makes me giggle everytime I visit your blog Lesley - he's awesome!!

Great card, I love the limited colour palette, it's pefect for the vintage look.

Shelby said...

Looks splendidly vintage to me! Love the bow and the clock and your coloring of this image is spot on great.


Jules said...

Hi Lesley

This is gorgeous.

I love the background to your beautiful image very much.

All of our snow has gone too!

Hope you have managed to make your mind up regarding the husband/craft goodies dilema! LOL!!

Thanks for your lovely comments.

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

You have made this into a perfectly vintage card. I love that bow. Hugs Mrs A.

Mina said...

fabulous card Lesley I love how you used the text background, great idea...thank you so much for your wonderful Birthday wishes on my blog
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card - I love the colouring on your image!

Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


Heather said...

Hi Lesley, just a little catching up - again!!!!
Such a stunning card, your design and papers scheme is fantastic. Your image is beautiful, great coloured and your details are fabulous.

Heather xx

Christine Dol said...

I just love this vintage card. Any challenge you are given you do so well at. I have a comfort zone and sometimes I just don't venture!LOL
You do...and do awesome at it. I love the clock and the little bow!

Faye said...

I was very pleased to see the back of the snow too. Superdoop card, the colours and details work really well with that image. xx

Annie said...

a beautiful creation Lesley, and congratulations for winning that clock die!
hugs, annie x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fabulous card x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

~*Joni said...

Oh she's gorgeous! I love all of your perfect details with this pretty face! Thank you so much for playing along in our Message Me challenge over at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

RoseC said...

Lesley, your beautifully colored Come Softly image looks fabulous on this pretty card. Lovin' your use of the text paper, post card and other vintage accents too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose