Friday, 29 January 2016


Happy Weekend crafty friends I hope you are all fine and dandy and have lots planned For me it will be card making (did you expect anything else haha) I have an anniversary card to make as although I knew it was coming up I totally forgot about making the card (eeeekkkkk) so I best get cracking.

My card for you today is another cutie and again not an 8x8” (I know I’m having withdrawals too!!!!).
I have decided with this one to do an A5 tent I don’t do many of these purely because of the fact they are a nightmare to take pics of the insert and you end up having your fingers in the shot. )0:

The papers are from pixel scrapper  and I have again resisted the urge to distress the edges I just inked them with hickory smoke and worn lipstick DI the sketch I used for the LO is by Jules (sketch 17)

The image is by Mo Manning it’s another of her new releases called Lou and I have coloured him with my polychrome pencils. I have to say I totally enjoyed colouring this image in he is adorable (although I have done it as a girl card I think it can work as either)

After colouring the image I cut out a mask and started to do the background on the image. I do this by using distress inks in various colours and stippling brushed. You  do sometimes feel that you have put way too much on but once you take the mask away you can see that most of the time there is hardly anything there, it’s always best to go lightly though building the colour up. It would be a shame to have spent all that time colouring the image to ruin it by adding to much background (never done it myself but I can imagine cough cough)

For the embellishments I did think about adding flowers or something along those line but then I saw my big jar of buttons and thought why not use some of those… so I did I also used embroidery thread for the bows in a metallic and normal thread.I kept the sentiment to a minimal and just added ‘precious’

For the insert I again used the same papers for the front and brought the GORGEOUS image through I decided to colour it in again for the simple fact that I enjoyed colouring so much. The paper I use for my inserts is a mat finish so it does allow some blending and layering of colour but not as much as the paper/card  used on the main image so I went for a softer look but over all I’m happy with it. I also thought about what to put on the insert as wording and decided to carry on the sentence from front, making a short greeting. (are the memories that you're making every day)

So there you have my card today I hope you like it and I will see you very soon
Have a crafty weekend and I will leave you with another look at the image and a list of challenges I would like to enter it into


Happy Crafting


Daffodil Cards said...

This is such a beautiful image and card, love the buttons and thread. The title is so right for this card. LOVE it.

Virginia Lu said...

This is indeed PRECIOUS!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Amazing coloring! Cute design! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such gorgeous colours and a very sweet image. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Cathy DT Member

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Jacki. Thanks for your visit, it was so great to hear from you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and fabulous New Year. Your card is adorable. Love those little bunny costumes and the buttons are a sweet extra bit. Stay warm, big hugs :)

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Jacki. Oh my friend you are making the most gorgeous and very beautiful creations, and this is another to add to the list.
I just love the image and your colouring is out of this world. Fabulous design and gorgeous colours too. The finishing touches are just right also.
Happy crafting my friend, will speak soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Adorable!!!! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Georgiana said...

Cute image! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

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Judy V said...

Sweet card! Love all the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Lori said...

I'm in love with the sweet image!
And I've enjoyed reading your process.

I too was a dining room crafter. I didn't have any me space in my home. Then my daughter moves out, so now I have a hot pink craft room! Lol

Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
Lori Design Team Member