Saturday 27 October 2012

Snow Day

Did you all get a dusting of the white stuff this morning?
Here's the view out of my bedroom window at 7am this morning!!  
Smashing! A day of cooking and crafting, with the TV on :-)
I have a lovely pork, crackling joint, slow-roasting in the oven and a caramel walnut tart, cooling on the worktop and..... a card ;-)

Something a little different for me.
A while ago I picked up these A6 card blanks (10.5 x 14.8).
They always seemed a bit too skimpy, but after forcing myself to use one, I found that they are perfect for these smaller stamps.

 I tried a new technique for shading on my Gorjuss girl - little dots in darker Copics. 
It's something to work on.

I think I had snow on the brain when I did the white gel pen dots around her. These were fun to do - you can't see where they are, but gradually, as the gel dries, they start to appear.

Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Allsorts - In Stitches (hoorah! I finally found my sewing machine and got it set up and running. I also added a little faux stitching round the sentiment).

Stamp - Gorjuss Girl
DP - Prima, Rosarian.  Dew Drops.   Ribbon.
Dies - Spellbinders Edgeability + Pennant  Memory Box, Buckle.


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card I love the layout and the image is adorable. Caroline xxx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Caroline, love the teal colour! As for the snow ugh. Joey x

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card,a beautifully coloured

Faye said...

I really like this card Caroine. I think I might need those papers. The colours are lovely and you have a fab layout. Have a great weekend. X

Debs said...

Stunning card Caroline - love the new technique for shading and the white gel dots looks fabulous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

p.s We are having a DT call - details can be seen here.

Vicky said...

Oooh so gorgeous hun...and such a lovely layout too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Oh my you are so lucky Caroline, you've had snow...looks very pretty!

Gorgeous card hun and I love your new technique for shading looks so effective...pretty border punch too, I've got one similar that's a Martha Stewart punch but have never used it..oh oh :) Donna ♥ x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Caroline. Love the way you've coloured her.

Not so sure about your photo though...

Susan xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Fabulous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely adorable card - I love your colours and your colouring on the image. The dots work great for the shading! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Alison x
(Oh, and your dinner sounds delicious!)

Unknown said...

Now that is just beautiful!! Everything is perfect - especially the white dots!!!

I've got smaller card blanks as well and don't use them as I'm in a 6x6 rut - I will have to try harder I think.

Great snow as well, we had some here (coastal Lincolnshire, adjacent to Skegness) but it fell last night and was gone in a matter of hours.


brenda said...

Goodness me Caroline, seemed like that in October make you wonder what the winter has in store for us. We've had from the last few mornings but none of the white stuff is yet.

A totally gorgeous card, love your colour combo.

Thanks so much for joining in with my 'In Stitches' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love your colouring and clever shading.
No snow for us :o(

Aileen said...

Love your combination of papers. Sweet colours and love your dotty shading.

Yes we got the white stuff too. It's all washed away again now. x

Lee said...

How pretty that looks from your window.It has been quite mild in St.Agnes of late,getting a bit colder now though.

Beautiful card,love those colours.Hugs xx

Thrifty Finn said...

I'm loving the strong colours!

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is just stunning! Your colouring is fantastic and you've used one of my fave paper packs. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

Sarah said...

I absolutely love this Caroline, gorgeous colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our In Stitches challenge x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.