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Thursday, 21 April 2011

I think I'm in love :-)


How can I have left this stamp uninked since I got it the other week at Ally Pally?!?!


OMG I love it now :-)  It's a Bild Malarna stamp called Rose Fence, and I am kicking myself for not getting some more of their gorgeous stamps at the time - fingers crossed they will be back at Ally Pally later in the year :-)


I have made this card into a thank you card for HB's boss and his wife as we went round their house last weekend for dinner, and I used the lovely sketch this week from Mojo Monday to kick start me, some Basic Grey papers, a Ladybug Crafts Ink sentiment, some Bo Bunny ribbon and white and dark rose Bazzill CS.  I also followed Mary J, my LCI teamie's instructions and had a go at adding some blue colour (actually it's a blend of several blues, greys and pale lilacs) round the top of the image - not bad for a first try!  Although bother my photography skills, as ever it looks SOOOO much better IRL!!


I was stunned that I managed to get the image to look like this on a first attempt - sometimes with new stamps it takes me a couple of attempts before I am happy, but this little baby was a breeze!

Right, gotta dash... last day of work this week before the long Easter weekend :-)  Although I have a horrible feeling that it's going to feel like a Thursday and Friday rolled into one!!  I think we are going to be out and about (I'm planning going for a fish pedicure on Saturday, I'll let you know how that goes!!) and also doing some work in the garden over the weekend... but I have made it clear I am going to be crafting at some point ;-)

I'd like to enter this card for these challenges please


Totally Stampalicious - Lean and Simple (hope this counts as clean and simple enough!!)
Ambers Crafts - Ribbons and Bows

Have a great day

Sue xx

22 comments:

Pami said...

Wow Sue I can't believe that's your first time at doing the blue, it looks fab. I want to be able to do that too. Gorgeous card. Hope your day goes ok. Pami x

Mary J said...

Oooh, not long to go now!! I hope you have a fabby long weekend planned!

Brilliant image, Sue - you've a beautiful job with it!

Lisa Jane said...

oh its just beautiful.. what a versatile little image and i love the punched border
Lisa x

Anita said...

This is lovely Sue. I really like that image and you've colored it beautifully. Love the papers too.

Sheila said...

OMG this is divine - such a plain stamp but you have created a fab card with it. Gonna have to look at those ones now!! Sheila:)X

Linda w said...

I love it too, it's a whimsical and cute card. Love your bow. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Ribbons & Bows challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

Marie said...

Very sweet! I have a soft spot too for Bildmalarna's stamps. Very cute! Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs,
Marie

Jeannie said...

Ooohhh nice stamp!

Amanda R said...

Love this image and the coloring you did around the edges Sue. I bet it is drop dead gorgeous irl! What, may I ask, is a fish pedicure?

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS.....

Hugs
Judith

Whimsey said...

Beautiful Sue; such great coloring and shading! Love the color combo and DP you've used!

pinky said...

Sue its brilliant, and wow to your colouring and shading!!

Caroline said...

Very pretty thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter x

McEwens said...

I really like this! I have an award for you at my blog.
www.tawnysdesigns.blogspot.com

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Beautiful card, I just love the image you have used and the very pretty BG papers.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Dee G said...

That's a really neat card Sue, love it. TFS, Dee xx

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Pretty.

Thank you for joining the Ribbons & Bows Challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

~*~Amber~*~
www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great layout and lovely papers and image.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!

Renata

Cheryl Valadez said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter! Hugz, Cheryl

Giò said...

Such a sweet and lovely card!!
Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Julie said...

Just saw that you won over at The Paper Shelter,lucky you,their images are fab! X

deangraziosi said...

Final treatment with a ribbon tagging is a great idea. Brilliant sue love your work here good to see more.
dean graziosi