9 July 2013

Shabby or is it vintage .......

... I never really know - is it one and the same or are they both different? 
Anyway, hello everyone and a happy Tuesday to you all.  The countdown has begun - only two weeks and two days until the kiddies summer holidays and I can't wait (you can remind me of this on the fourth week into the hols when I'm pulling my hair out!!!).  So we have a very busy couple of weeks coming up what with leavers assemblies and bbq's, discos, summer fairs and classroom meets where you get to go in and see all their lovely work.  They always seem to cram it in last minute so I have so many dates running around my head I'm not sure whether I'm coming or going.
Okay, enough of my ramblings lets move on to my card.  I thought I'd stamp up a Tilda and she's been coloured using a mixture of copics and promarkers.  I thought I would do a 'shabby' card this time so I stamped her in Memento 'London fog'.  I also followed the sketch over at CLP challenge but I've managed to cover up quite a lot of it with all the embellies but go check it out if you're like me and love a good sketch its certainly one of the places to head over to. 
Image:  Magnolia Tilda with Umbrella
Medium:  copics/promarkers
Paper:  Melissa Frances 'c'est la vie'
Flowers:  large daisy/dahlia & beaded Gypsophalia from The Ribbon Girl, roses and cherry blossoms from WOC
Dies:  Spellbinders 'fleur de lis rectangles', Memory Box 'fushia sprig', Dienamics 'crochet border'
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Ribbon:  pearl rose ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, other ribbon from stash
A bit of a side view up next where you can see that gorgeous daisy.  The corner and frame with the sentiment I made myself out of Martha Stewart polymer clay and silicone moulds.
 A closer look at Tilda and the Martha Stewart frame.  I bought a kit a month or so back (I think it was the 'heirloom' kit) where I got a few silicone moulds and some clay and seriously its lovely to work with its so tactile you can't help but play.  I've never used polymer clay before but I'm seriously thinking of getting a few more moulds just love it!. 

Copics/Promarkers used
Face:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Trousers/Umbrella:  V91, V95, V99
Shoes/Hair:  E70, E71, E77
Blouse:  Promarker Tea Green, Grey Green + BG72 copic
Challenges I would like to enter
My Mum's Craft Shop  -  just for girls
Allsorts  -  favourite things
Sweet Stampin  -  butterflies and bows
Magnolia Down Under  -  shabby
Simply Magnolia  -  vintage with pearls
The Ribbon Girl  -  add a bow
A Little Bit Crafty  -  'die-ing' for it
CLP challenge  -  fab sketch
Hobby House  -  vintage
Right that's all from me today best get a shift on with dinner I think.  We're going to fire up the bbq tonight so that's flash grilling and burnt sausages for tea then folks - no seriously I don't bbq that often but how difficult can it be right?!?!
Take care and catch up with you soon.


  1. Lovely card Ann-Marie love your colouring xx

  2. Wow this is stunning, you would feel super special if you got this as a card ! Gorgeous inside aswell x

  3. your card is so beautiful, the bouquet of flowers so wonderful :) greetings from Poland :)

  4. Absolutely stunning ♥
    Beautiful colours and image and those embellishments are all just amazing...I love all the little details.
    It's just perfect Ann-Marie

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

  5. beautiful colouring and so many gorgeous details, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card and so cute too.

  7. gorgeous card, love the embellies too! hope you enjoyed the bbq!
    Kim x

  8. Beautiful card. Love the image and all the gorgeous details.
    Caz x

  9. Beautiful job with the colouring and LOVE the layout too - Gorgeous card.
    Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week.

  10. Great card. Thank you for calling in at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  11. Hi Ann-Marie, wow! your take on the CLP Sketch is amazing! Love the details and your coloring. Thanks so much for joining us.

    Much Love.

  12. Wow love this card, gorgeous colours and style, thanks for sharing with us at LAOSM, hugs Liz xx

  13. Beautiful coloring of the layout and design is exquisite! I love all of the extras you've included to make it just a perfect card.


  14. Wow! This is breathtaking! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  15. Your creation is just adorable...lovely colours and details :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Simply Magnolia ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  16. What a beauty of a card! Your colouring is fab & gorgeous layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

  17. Hi Ann-marie,
    Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Sweet Stampin' :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. Your colouring is simply gorgeous. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

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  18. Wow, this is stunning! I love the bow, ribbon, doily, flowers, frame, everything! Just amazing work, and adorable image with beautiful coloring.

    Thanks for joining us at CLP!
    Hugs, Anne.

  19. Shabby, vintage, beautiful, gorgeous...describe this card. Absolutely outstanding coloring and your eye for details is fantastic. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. --Gail

  20. A really beautiful card. Than you for joining us at The Hobby House.
    Debbie x