Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Whiff of Joy, Cute Card Thursday and Sketch and Stash

Morning, all! Suddenly the weather is warmer and all the daffs are out - I do love daffs!

This card is for someone whose favourite colours are black and red. Yep, she's a Goth! I hope this Dancing Willow from Whiff of Joy isn't too 'Establishment.' The current WoJ Challenge is 'Anything Goes, and there's a blog hop, too.

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday is 'Music and Dance' and I reckon Dancing Willow fits that - she's shakin' her bootie for sure!! I fell for her at the Ally Pally last spring, and I really should use her more!

The lovely, simple sketch is from Sketch and Stash. I've had the papers, which are Dovecraft Charcoal Prints, for ages - I got them in Portsmouth when my daughter lived there, so they must be more than 18 months old!!

I used Glossy Accents on Willow's handbag, jewellery and shoes. The flowers are made from red glitter card with a Woodware punch, with black gems from stash in the middle - they're meant to look like swirly disco lights. I bent the petals up and curved the ends down to give a bit of ye old dimension, and Willow is raised on foam pads, too. The sentiment is The Greeting Farm. Red gems are also from stash. I put dots of red Liquid Pearls on the scallopped mat to add a bit more bling.

Ok, I'd better get on - I'm out tonight, because at last our new Vicar is being officially enthroned, or invested, or whatever the technical term is, by the Bishop. So I need to make something for tea that even my hubby can't burn, because I'll be gone before he gets home. And then there's the ironing - there is always the ironing!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags

Promarkers: Dusky Pink, Putty, Pastel Pink, Lipstick Red, Poppy, Crimson, Cool Grey 4 and 5, Black


Lizzy said...

Fab card ...luv the colour combo :D

Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Stash ...good luck!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Sue said...

Hi Mags, i love your card, such a lovely image and the papers and sentiment go perfectly with you image...fabulous:)

Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash


Deb said...

Gorgeous card, this image is so perfect for our music and dance theme!
many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge, happy crafting, Debx

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.i love this image and your colours are fab and striking :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Great card - love your image and contrasting papers and colours!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash, Juliex

Macpurp said...

the black white and red suits this image perfectly! Loved the layout you have gone with!
love teen x

melsanford said...

Fab card. Love your colouring and the papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Louise said...

Such a gorgoues card, totally love Willow in this colorcombo :) It looks smashing :) Also adore the little flowers :)

Thank´s for joining us at WOJ Challenges :) Welcome back!


Jane said...

Beautiful card! thanks for joining us at WOJ, hugs, Jane x