Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sweet Peas

Hi everyone. Hope you're all having a great week so far. 

I've managed to get some colouring done this week for today's card, Yay! I've been trying to buy a magnifier daylight lamp I saw at a craft show to help me out but after one call where the lady didn't know which one I meant and would ask her hubby and then a message to say yes, she now knew which one and to ring back and order, I've just got an answer machine every time I ring back. Very Frustrating!

Anyway, this card uses the LOTV stamp 'Sweet Peas' which are my favourite scented flowers and always look so pretty. I really enjoyed colouring although I had to do it in short stints. I had great fun crinkling the ribbon with a heat gun too :).

Close up of the image....

Close up of the sparkly 'Birthday' made from four layers of die cuts glued together, inked and then glittered ...

and inside the card...

Card Ingredients.

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Papers- Maja Designs 'Vintage Spring Basics' & 'Vintage Summer Basics'.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Double Sided card'.
Create and Craft 'White Linen card'.
Stamp- LOTV 'Sweet Peas'.
Ink- Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
Distress Ink 'Victorian Velvet'.
Medium- Copics markers 'Ciao and Sketch'.
Dies- Tonic 'Oval Layering die set'.
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Sophia's Heart' & 'Birthday'.
Polkadoodles 'Floral Flourish'.
Ribbon- Ribbon Girl 'Dotted Organza'.
Flowers- All Wild Orchid Crafts including the 'White 10mm Rhinestone Flowers with Diamond Centre'.
Stamen- From Anna Marie Designs.
Other Stuff- Pearls 'Large' from stash. 'Small' from MeiFlower.
DecoArt Glamour Dust in 'Crystal'.

Chris and Lexi (eldest son and fiancée), still in New Zealand, have just been to 'Hobbiton' the movie set for 'The Lord of the Rings'. I admit that I am soooo jealous although not of their 30km walk to and partway up 'Mount Doom'. They are thoroughly enjoying themselves and Chris is liking this country the most so far, although the cooler weather may be a factor in this as he's not keen on the heat at the best of times.

Righto, that's all from me. A HUGE thank you for your continuing lovely comments, they really brighten my day to think I have such wonderful blog friends. Sending you all my biggest hugs, oh, and I haven't forgotten about doing another blog candy so I'll try to sort that for next week.

Take care everyone,

Debra x


  1. Hi Debra, I love the papers and all the lovely embellishments on your card, and the super sweet image is perfectly coloured as always, you have also done the inside of the card too! Superb! Sweet peas used to grow on our garden arbour, beautifully coloured flowers and a lovely scent that often blew in to the house on the breeze. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  2. Gorgeous card with such a cute image and wonderful papers in soft colours. Love this card.
    Valerija xx

  3. Wow Debra what a fantastic card the design is gorgeous and I love what you did with the ribbon never tried that so thanks for the inspiration. I love the stamp I have it but not yet got round to using it does that sound familiar. We loved New Zealand its an amazing place we went to these places on our tour but didn't do that walk not for us senior people !! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. Hope you get your lamp sorted I have an old magnifying lamp from my cross stitch days so sewing shops might do them if you are struggling to get what you want. Love and hugs Carole x

  4. Such a beautiful card Debra!! I love the sparkle and the dimension on Birthday. Beautiful coloring. I'm glad Chris and Lexi are enjoying in NZ inspite of the wrong bookings. Hope you'll be able to order the magnifier lamp soon.

  5. Aww this is so gorgeous! Love how you've done the flowers and the pretty dies!
    Sorry keep forgetting to say the wand charm I bought as a pack of 10 for about £1.50 on eBay including postage
    Lucy x

  6. Wow wow wow!!! This card is supersweet and adorable!! Your colouring is just PERFECT even since any magnifier lamp!! I always go out of the lines a bit, or do blobs :) Your images instead are always so well coloured and this looks amazing! Great work with your pencils and fabulous design, too! I have never seen an handmade crinkled ribbon, such great inspiration! WOW! :D You have crinkled it with the heat gun! This is a fab trick and one day I would try this! Thanks for sharing! Love the sweetness of your card, the papers and diecuts and the distressed edges out and inside! Fab shabby feel!
    I'm glad to hear that Chris and Lexi are having a good time in New Zeland too! Surely their trip will become a fab compilation of memories to treasure!
    Big hugs!

  7. Gorgeous coloring Debra and what a sweet design.

    Hugs Diane

  8. This is such a sweet image and not one I see used a lot. Your card is so pretty Debra, and on the inside too which is a lovely touch.

    Hope you get your lamp :o)

    Have a good weekend
    Anne x

  9. love this precious card..such elegant and lovely details.
    xx Karen

  10. Hi Debra! What a sweet card! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the crinkled ribbon. That's such a good idea! I knew that LOV had come out with some new designs, but I haven't looked at them thanks to you, I have to look and I know I'll be ordering! Hope all is well and you get your magnifying light sorted soon 😊 Love, Janet

  11. Aww! Adorable image and such a pretty card, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  12. oooh, I like your cards so much, always so elegant and perfectly designed ... great colours and the image is so cute, your ribbon is very special. perfect.
    hugs xx

  13. This is gorgeous, lovely colouring and love the crinkled ribbon, one to try

  14. Love, love, love.... that image is so cute and beautifully coloured. You've used some pretty papers and gorgeous dies... love the way you did the ribbon.

  15. I love this card. Your image is just adorable and you have coloured it perfectly and the soft pastel tones are so pretty. Sally.x.


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