Thursday, 1 September 2011

Lemonade, anyone?

My goodness! We have sunshine (sporadically!) I'm even keener than usual on sunshine, because we now have solar panels on the roof! The electric meter goes BACKWARDS!! So exciting!

But enough of this blathering, you cry. What about the card?

The cute image is by Elisabeth Bell for Belles and Whistles, from Dies to Dies For. I coloured her with Speccies again. The swirls round her are Whiff of Joy Christmas swirls, stamped in Wild Honey Distress Ink, and I also distressed all the papers with the same ink. My yellow card is very bright, and the distressing toned it down a lot!

Papers are Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' which are lovely Retro designs. The sketch is by 'Sweet Sketch Wednesday.'

I stickled the swirls, the lemon slices and the dots on her bows. The flower is 3 Prima blooms, the blue swirl underneath is a Marianne die, and the green brad is one of a Papermania set I picked up at the Ally Pally last year. The glittery ribbon is from stash, the shiny stickers are Paperchase.

Talking of Ally Pally, is anyone going who'd like to meet up for a coffee? I hope to go, probably on the Saturday. It would be nice to meet fellow carders who understand the lure of stash!!!

I'm entering this card into the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge where the DT is showcasing Elisabeth Bell images.

Ok, if it's Thursday afternoon it must be time for the ironing! I have no life.

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Spectrum Noirs: Hair Browns 91, 92, 96; Skin - Skin Tones 142, 133, 132 and Pinks - 137; Apron - Skin Tones 142, 169; Trousers and plate - Blue 144, 185, 183; Lemons - Yellows 38, 45; Shadows: Blue Grey 1.


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too, hugs pops x x x

Kathie said...

Hi Mags your card is just beautiful, this is a lovely image of Elisabeth Bells. You've followed the sketch to a T just perfect. Just love your colours and added embellishments. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

coops said...

stunning card mags.the image is gorgeous and i love the fab colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Susie said...

Beautiful card- love the layout and the distressing works brilliantly! Susie x

mulberry station said...

I love the added swirls around your image. It gives it such a nice effect. YOur image is adorable along with your wonderful choice of papers and colors. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

YUM!! What a sweet card! Totally adorable image and I love your papers and colors too!!! Your embellies are wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Jeannie said...

This is so sweet and thanks for joining in on the Elisabeth Bell fun! I love all of the touches of blue and the stickles you used! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Arlana 11426 said...

Oh such a adorably sweet card. Love your added embelishments and sweet colors. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh she is adorable Mags, what a gorgeous card.

melsanford said...

Oooooh! i love those swirls! Beautiful :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Patti P. said...

What a beautiful card, I love the yellows and blues and the distressing. Those swirls around your image are wonderful and I adore her polka dots...Thanks for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.

Patti SSW/DT

Sharon Basel said...

Oh Mags, this is lovely. Such a sweet image and wonderful warm colors. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Jackie Randolph said...

Just precious, gorgeous coloring on this sweet image and perfect design papers. Love how you add the beautiful swirls to the image. Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.