Thursday, 24 July 2014

Guess what I did!!!!

Hello my lovelies Ihope you are enjoying this GORGEOUS weather (sorry my dear friend) I am loving every minute of it.
Well as the title of this post asks the question guess what I did can you???? it includes my new shiny craft area hehe
I actually made a card using a digi and all the bling and I can't remember the last time I enjoyed making a card so much!!!!
 The last time I coloured an image was and I checked way back in April when I made Amy's birthday cards, yep nearly 4 months ago how bad is that? well that has to change. For those of you that know me well I christened my new desks last night and got glitter on them well you have to don't you hehe:o))))))))))))

so anyway without any morewaffle here is my card (I hope you like it)  

So it's an A5 size card and all papers are freebies from either or farfarhill
I inked the edges after distressing them with either tattered lace or spun sugar DI and matted onto white card which I also distressed.
this is the sketch I used for LO

the pink one I ran through my cuttlebug with embossing folder Juli's garden (cuttlebug) which I then sanded back to show the white the white polka dot one is just a piece of card I ren through cuttlebug with another of their folders (swiss dots I think it's called) the first one I used is one brought from my visit to USA.

Now the gorgeous image is one I got from a very  uper duper talented lady I have been following for quite a while now  if you haven't seen her blog and what she makes well get over there now anyway I was reading a post of hers and decided to look at her shop and saw these little darlings of course some ended up in my basket (I really would love to know how they do that)so of course I had to buy them hehe this one is called Lexi with balloons and is by the very talented Chealsea Le  from she used to run a challenge blog and I have used one of the sketches from there for LO of card.

I have used my trusted PM's to colour her (I was surprised they hadn't dried out hehe)
colours used are

Skin Nutmeg, sunkissed pink, blush, pastel pink

Hair gold,  amber, honey combe, coral, spice

Clothes bows and flower blossom, fresh bloom, pale blossom, sorbet, rose pink,Pink carnation, fushia pink
Shoes - antique pink, dusky rose, fired brick

I then added some glitter to her dress for buttons, oh I forgot to mention I didn't colour the balloons in I overlayed them with digital balloons as I knew I wouldn't be able to colour them as good as I wanted them then added some glitter to one of them

I made a fussy bow from ribbon I got in states and added a bow charm to that which was meant to be a nail charm but you know me :o)))) the flower chelsea I'm sorry i didn't make the flowers but I just wanted to make the card so the flower came from a hair grip(never used by the way I buy them with the purpose of putting on cards) then I added some gems for a little bit extra as that is what the sentiment says which was also inked with tattered lace DI and cut out with  a spellbinder label set to match image
finally to finish I made a matchuing insert with a little greeting and there you have it my first card made on my new craft station yayyyyyyy

hope you like and I am entering it into the following challenges ATG ATG JFF MONOCHROME (pink) ATG LOS OF LAYERS USE A DIGI OR RUBBER STAMP MONOCHROME  GO DIGITAL(image and papers)



Hello there. Well, what can I say, its STUNNING. You make the most wonderful creations my friend, and I just love the colours, design and all the fantastic details.
It's so nice to see you enjoy your crafting again.
Love Sandra xxx

Chelsea said...

My Goodness Jacki, this is one gorgeous card! The colors are so girly and I love that you used this image as well. I'm so happy to see her all colored up so beautifully. Thank you so much! What a beautiful birthday gift.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Jacki, I love the image the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Jo said...

A pretty birthday card! Thank you for playing in our challenge at

Michelle said...

I'm not surprised you enjoyed making it Jacki. It is beautiful. So glad you christened your desk with glitter way to go. Michelle x

Jo said...

Oh Jacki, I'm melting in this heat.....roll on Autumn & Winter! Lovely card hun, such a sweet image & a fab layout too!Love your new blog, great the kettle on?
hugs Jo x

Ileana A. said...

Gorgeous sweet card! Layout, papers and details are wonderful! I love lace and image.
Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Use stamp or digi" and good luck.

ike said...

Very pretty creations :-) Glad you had a great time in USA and LUV your new crafting space :-D

IKE xxx

Faith A said...

Such a pretty girly card great papers too.

Like you I'm loving the heat.

LURVE your new crafty area, seems it's made a difference already, to you.

Debbie said...

Hi Jacki...what a pretty, girly card. Love it, so many lovely details. Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog, I'm sure I will feel like crafting again soon. x

WeirdCat said...

A beautiful card, hope you colour many more digis, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

WeirdCat said...

A beautiful card, hope you colour many more digis, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

WeirdCat said...

A beautiful card, I hope you colour more digis in the future, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

Faith Wallace said...

The layering here is just fantastic. You have a real eye for color and pattern. The bow - amazing. I'm actually taking a ribbon and bow class. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD.

Mary said...

Hello Jacki!

What a super cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations for our "Just for Fun Challenge." Your card made me smile.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Monochrome” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

Hugs, Melanie
(DT Creatalicious Challenges)

Julie said...

Super sweet card. Love all the pink. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbooker PhD
Julie T