3 October 2011

A purple and aqua Sugar Nellie

Good morning folks, its a glorious sunny day out today on the south coast and all is peachy in my neck of the woods (well for today at least!).  Its my son's 10th birthday on Saturday so probably from Wednesday onwards it will be operation Luke trying get party things finalised and everything.

I have another book card to show you today and this is one I was asked to make for a 21st Birthday.  This particular image was requested and the recipient likes purple and butterflies so this is what I came up with.

I really did enjoy doing this one, once you've done one book card and know what you're doing they really are very quick to make, in fact it probably took me longer to colour the image and decide on papers than it did to actually make the card!

A different view of the card to show you the depth and everything.

Another couple of piccies to show you the inside and stuff.

The image used is a Sugar Nellie and is proving to be very versatile and she is so easy to colour.  Butterflies, swirl and tag are all Magnolia doohickey dies.  All flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Ribbon and lace are all from my local haberdashery shop.  The papers are actually a download from Nitwits.  This is the first time I have used downloaded papers and printed them off myself and I'm really quite impressed with them.  I do like the idea of having unlimited sheets of my favourite papers at the touch of a button and not having to worry whether I have enough to see me through the project.  Not sure I'm ready to give up my beloved collection of paper pads yet (well I have to have something to stroke!!!) but I think I will be using more downloads from now on especially for Christmas.

Well I think thats everything.  There are a couple of challenges I would like to enter this card into:-

Right I'm off now.  I've already changed all the beds this morning but other household chores are calling.  Do you think I could squeeze some crafty time in and then run around like a headless chicken before the school run just so it makes it look like I've done something, he he!!!

Take care whereever you are, catch ya soon.



  1. Ann-Marie this is amazing! So much detail! Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

  2. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in the A is for Anything Goes Challenge at ABC this week
    Hugs Julie P

  3. What a brilliant project Ann-Marie! Thank you so much for entering it in my flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  4. A stunning card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  5. Beautiful work! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx