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Monday, 11 January 2010

Willow writing recipes


Hmm... yesterday there was some definite thawing and it was much warmer; we hoped for some improvement and sadly we didn't get it. There was just an inch or so of new snow, but this was enough to delay the school buses and with my older son doing an A Level this morning being late was not an option. So I drove a bunch of exam teenagers down a road that is now not gritted due to the government's cutting the routes treated and returned to collect them a few hours later, which wasn't conducive to a productive day at work. Tonight's bad news is that only contingency routes will be gritted, which doesn't even include the main road north out of the village, which leads to my nearest craft shop (oh and Sainsbury's) :(. OK enough whingeing and on to my card.

Whiff of Joy has a challenge to use aqua and red this week, I've seen some beautiful cards using this colour combo but it's one that gives me a lot of trouble. I couldn't find any DP in my stash to help me but eventually found some free downloads from the generous Summer Driggs with the required colours. They are Christmassy papers so I've used the winter 09 stamps. Having found the DP I coloured three images and hope to post the other cards tomorrow, they're not complete. I've based this card on the Sketch Saturday Challenge and I'm also entering it for Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge which asks: What's new? I bought the stamp in Whiff of Joy's pre-Christmas sale and haven't used it until now, so it was uninked and new. Love the stamp, just haven't had a chance to play yet...

Willow writing recipes is coloured with Copics and edged with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I paper pieced her top from DP, avoiding the snowflakes on it. I then needed to paper piece her apron as otherwise it looked odd for it to be further away if you know what I mean! The sentiment is Craftwork Cards, as are the embossed scalloped borders. I've moved my Prima flowers off centre as otherwise there wasn't room for them on my card. Oh, the scalloped card is also from Craftwork Cards. More aqua and red tomorrow, is it just me who thinks they look like the colours of Best Mate (the racehorse) or West Ham football club? :). Keep warm everyone and let's hope the white stuff goes soon.

24 comments:

  1. this card is so pretty! i love the colours!
    hugs

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  2. I love your color combo and the pretty flowers. We're supposed to start thawing out this week a little woo hoo...be careful driving in that snow.

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  3. Darling! Absolutely darling!!! I love your color choices and you so nailed the sketch!

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  4. Oh I do love this stamp, gorgeous colours and papers, beautiful card, thanks for joining us at WOJ, hugs, Jane xx

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  5. She is beautiful! You sound like me. Struggling sometimes with the right dsp and where does everything fit. I just had a card take me to friggin days because something was missing and I had to get it all to look the way I wanted it to. ARGH! It's done. Phew. dang that takes a lot out of me.

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  6. Beautiful card! The papers, the flowers, the colors...just beautiful!!

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  7. Such a pretty card. Love the WOJ image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

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  8. Great card love the colors.

    Glitterbee love!

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  9. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  10. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  11. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  12. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  13. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  14. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  15. such a lovely card, glad you used the stamp !! its lovely and great colours - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  16. Hi Anne! Happy New Year to you too and all the best! I've been looking at all your gorgeous creations, this is a beautiful card! I love the colour combo and the image is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  17. Hello Anne. I've been snooping around your blog and enjoying every minute. Glad I happened in. When you have a little time, come to my blog. I'd be honored to see you there as a friend and or follower. I am now your loyal follower! Keri (a.k.a. Sam) www.samwich365.com

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  18. Your card is really lovely. I love the colours. Glad you joined us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Lv Toria

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  19. what a lovely image and beauifully coloured.
    Lisa ;)

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  20. Well done on using a new product for our challenge at crafty cardmakers, love the stamp and the colours go really well together. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

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  21. Hehe how many comments Judie lol! So good she said them several times :D

    Fab card as always Anne, glad you're dragging some unused stash out. You can always colour ribbon with your copics to match if you get stuck for matching stash, I have a big reel of white satin to do this with (can also use distress inks on it too)

    Did you find the colouring pages ok? They're at the bottom of the link "free for fans" I've asked her if she'd consider bringing out some digis of her other designs as I absolutely love the "believe" one and she's looking into it yay!

    Thanks for playing at crafty cardmakers x

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  22. Great card. Love the way you've added bling to the flowers.
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

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