Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I love a cuppa...

Morning everybody and another gorgeous day!! I thought I would get this card posted asap and then I can get on with some housework. I think this image sums me I have umpteen cuppas in the morning!! I know...too many isn't good for you...anyway...I have been colouring this image over the past few nights and practicing colouring with DI's...this is my first attempt. I have to's very therapeutic but does take much longer. The lovely Elaine sent me some card to use which is 100% better than the card I was using so may need to treat myself!! The papers are from MME - So Sophie which I cut into squares and then added some stitching to make a patchwork effect. I didn't want to add anymore layers as I thought it was busy enough with papers. I couldn't help myself...I had to stick on some of those flowers. I thought I would enter the Sugar Nellie Challenge on Facebook with this one as it's squares. I was also swithering about entering the Simply Sassy Banner competition too but I'm not sure if the colours are cold enough to match Elaine's....I'm going to give it a bash anyway!!

Don't forget there's still time to enter the DT CAlls at Sweet Stampin Challenge blog and Paper Sundaes Challenge blog.

OSCC - in stitches
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
Pollycraft - anything goes
Oldie but a goodie - flowers(I did buy this stamp about 6 months ago so hopefully that's fine)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Ladybug - going dotty (on brown paper)
Top tip Tuesday - anything goes
Simply Sassy - banner competition
Divas by Design - anything goes
Moving along with the Times - anything goes



Chrissy said...

I love your patchwork background...very effective. Sophie looks quite happy to just sit there and leave the housework..I would too.
Fabulous colouring and the flowers look great.

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty colour combo and love the patchwork design
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I haven't bought any of these images yet but the more I see them the more I am tempted. Great colouring and love the patchwork effect. Marianne x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Just love the LO & the papers you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi there Fiona. Wow love your card .Just love the quilt look . Great colouring too. Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday

Lin said...

This is fabulously bright and cheerful and oh my word that stitching must have taken you forever! Gorgeous design.

Lin xx

Wiccababe said...

I love it - the colouring is excellent and I love the stitched squares.
Good luck with the Sassy challenge, I need to get my bum in gear for it

pinky said...

Thats just gorgeous, very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at LCI this week.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous this has to be my fave card & you should def use DI more hun cus the colouring is fantastic it really is. It makes a whole lot of difference to have better paper doesn't it hun.
Good luck with the sassy header I cant decide whether to enter or not yet think it depends on if I have time & if I remember as well lol. Good luck tho hun tho with this you will not need it.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - I love your colouring! Well worth the time and effort! And the patchwork effect is fab :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Crystal said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the patchwork effect and all the stitching & your colouring is great! What are DI's?

coops said...

fantastic card fi.i love the sassy image and your colouring is superb.great papers and design too.
good luck in the simply sassy comp :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Fi :o) Love this image, the patchwork effect looks fab and your colouring is brilliant... I tried colouring with DIs a while ago - I wasn't very good and it took AGES! Lisa x


Fabulous combination of colours and papers, and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week - hope to see you again soon - Hugs, Sylvia x

lis-m said...

Hi fi.. you caught me.. i was having a stalk round your blog and your super cards.. then I saw your comment about DT calls for Sweet stampin and paper sundaes and went for a nosey!!
Anyways fab blog you have so I had to follow..
big hugs xx

Lindsey said...

Ooooh Fi it's gorgeous!!! Love the patchwork effect and your colouring is fab! What card did you use? Mine always sogs up!
Linds x

Berry said...

I love those sassy images and your patchwork stitching is great! Thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design 1st challenge hugs Rebekah xx

Laney said...

Fabulous..that could be me too!!
Great card
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design would love to see you next time too

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Fi, wow! this is lovely, the patchwork is fab and your DI colouring is fantasic.

Donna x

CraftyC said...

Hello Fiona, a beautiful card and I have to say you done a fab job with the DI's. I don't use mine often either, bit scared lol

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Fi, love the patchwork ~ stunning
HUGZ Fleur xXx

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks fabulous with the Patchwork effect Fi :) Great choice of papers and colours and it has just the right amount of embellies.

I have been meaning to try DI's, but I only have 2 shades and never know quite which colours would make a good starters choice :) Your colouring is fantastic on this though, and I realy like how you have got such strong tones from the inks.

Have a great day,



Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Gerda said...

I love your card! I saw it at "Make it Monday" and am a follower now.

Hugs. Gerda

Anonymous said...

Fabulous image and card; I love the patchwork background and stitching - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week. :o)

Lating Panda said...

Hi Fiona, You can see everyone loves your card..So do i..:) I love how u combine the colours and u stitch the patches...Great work!Keep it up!:)

DesignerDiva said...

Super card the flowers are lovely and that image is great. Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this week
Hugs Laurie x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh I love the patchwork background that you created Fi...I'll have to try that.

Elaine said...

Right Mrs...I'm going to un-friend you now! Your colouring is far too good for my liking!

This card is absolutely gorgeous and your colouring is so beautiful, good luck with the Sassy challenge, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Love Elaine xx

Mrs A. said...

Can't move of a morning till Iv'e downed two large mugs of coffee. Love your image and gorgeous colouring in. Hugs Mrs A.

Victoria said...

lovely card my email is
V x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous the image and fab patchwork background too hun..

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE CHALLENGE this time and good luck!