Thursday, 14 November 2013

All Wrapped Up - and ready for the Lovely Lili Challenge

Good morning all, and what a beautiful sunny day it is up here in Cumbria - albeit very very cold, brrrrrr. Had to put my fluffy earmuffs on this morning to walk Brooke to school as that wind was just biting - might just have to invest in a fluffy handmuff like the lovely little lady on my card today lol.

Todays card features All Wrapped Up from LOTV. Again, another older stamp, and the first time I've inked her up - honestly, how could I leave her so long, she's adorable - but at least she eventually made it onto a card.  I've got a stack more that have never seen the light of day, and a cuddy load of new ones that I soooo long for......... watch this space lol.

Anyhow, I've coloured her with distress inks and was hoping the piccie wasn't going to make her look too orange as IRL she is really red.  Really don't like colouring in red with DI's, as the paper I currently have completely changes the DI colours, but I just kept lathering on layers and stopped when I achieved the shade I liked.  I lathered the handmuff in glossy accents then added white fun flock to make it appear even more fluffy.

The DP is from Craft Creations, as is the red card used for the card base, poinsettia and layering.  The snowflakes are cut from an old cuttlebug die and I've lathered them (I seem to do an awful lot of 'lathering' lol), along with the spellbinders floral oval, in crystal glamour dust.  Again, IRL, they are really sparkly, but the photie doesn't show it so well.  The ribbon and pearls were from a friend, who I believe got them from The Ribbon Girl.  I punched some holly shapes and covered them in Holly Stickles and popped them onto the top of the sizzix fence.  The sentiment is also LOTV, the bottom one with names was computer generated.

Well that's it from me for today, happy Thursday to you all - nearly the weekend, yippee.

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  1. Stunning card Jo.I love this sweet image, one of the first stamps I ever bought..fantastic colouring and details...beautiful card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Love the card Jo, colouring is spot on and the image itself is gorgeous! I see they are forecasting snow by Wednesday - you'll have to get the hand muff! Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge to add sparkle! Mary x

  3. Wow, love this red and white. I have problems with color and photography, too, and I think everyone must once in a while. I had a purple that looked more brown when it was photographed. Ick. Or the one that was blueish and it photographed more green than blue. I think we're all on the same page. This card is gorgeous. The image is so cute and the coloring on her is exquisite. I like how you tinged the edges of the paper with the pretty makes everything look softer and sweeter. Your diecuts are great and I'm starting to repeat myself in your blog posts. Sorry, but each word is written (not cut and pasted) and I just want you to know that your cards are really fantastic. You need to get published in a magazine since your cards are tons better than the ones I see printed up on the magazine rack. Hugs, Gail


Comments are warmly welcomed and very much appreciated, thank you for taking the time - hugs'n'stuff - Jo x