Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Summertime Peekers

Hope everyone is ok. I'm sorry I've been missing for the best part of the week but had a lot of things to sort out, but I'm here today with a post.

I thought I would share with you my FIRST DIGI card that I have coloured with my Spectrum Noirs that I bought just after Christmas. I won the digis, which are from Bugaboo. The digi is called Summertime Peekers -  Flower Pot and I won it, (part of 7) for commenting on Doreen's card in the Make It Monday Challenge a few weeks ago. I think it is so cute.

I had two practices first before I decided to go for the real thing. The first one was pretty good except that the ink kept smudging, the second one was pretty awful. I couldn't blame anything else for this one, it was my colouring!! I'm pretty pleased with how the third one turned out with the help of Leann Chivers and her Spectrum Noir DVD.

I used an 8x8 scalloped white card as my base card. I matted a plain yellow backing paper from the Sunshine and Smiles Cd from Kraftyhands on to a chocolate brown matt card from my stash. I took a smaller piece of polka dot paper, also from the cd and matted that also on to the brown card.

I printed the digi image onto Neenah cardstock from Crafters Companion and coloured this with the Spectrum Noirs:
skin - FS2, FS3, TN2
hair - CT1, CT2, CT3 (I think)
ribbon - LV2, LV3
flowers - GB5, OR1, JG6, DG3
Plant pot - TN8, TN7, EB5 (I think)
blob at side of pot - JG6, DG4
I then matted this onto the brown card.
I tied some chocolate brown ribbon from my stash around the base backing paper and card and then fixed it to the card blank. The image and other piece of backing paper, I fixed to the base but at jaunty angles. In the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner I placed a yellow flower (purchased from Joanne Sheen) and placed a dark brown Kard Kandy in the centre. In the other two corners, I just placed the brown Kard Kandy. In the top centre, I placed a sentiment, which reads 'Just For You'. This was from the Kanban sentiments kit. I matted this onto the brown card so that it matched the rest.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Monday Challenges
Created with love - Bright and Cheery (X)
Eureka Stamps - Flower Power (X)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes (X)
Melonheadz Friends - Creation for a child or with a child image (X)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes (X)
Crafty Boots - Out of your comfort zone (First time used a digi on a card and coloured it) (X)
Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments, I appreciate you taking the time as we all live busy lives.
Thank you and happy crafting.
Wendy xx



Gwyneth said...

Great colouring in, and I love the whole layout of the card. Fab.

Scrappin Chris said...

Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining our Bright and Cheery Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Wendy, love the cute image and the design of your card.

Linda xxxx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Wendy. Such a pretty card and a lovely image too. Love the colours you have used.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra xxx

caroline spice said...

This is just adorable ... Such a wonderful coloured image and great colours xxx

Scrappin Mama said...

So adorable! love the dp and colors,image is so cute.. Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs'
Lisa O

Andree said...

A super card Wendy, the image is adorable and the papers are lovely x

Wendy H said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments. Wendy xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really sweet card, love the image and design. Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone with Crafty Boots Challenges.


~*Joni said...

Awww! This bugaboo is adorable! Love the spring happy colors too. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at TPE!
~*Joni TPE DT

pauline said...

Very pretty love it xx

jane stillman said...

A great card, love the image which you have coloured in so well and a fab design

Lexie said...

This is lovely and cheerful. Fab colouring.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Very sweet card love it. Great image as well. thanks for playing along with us at Created with love challenges.
Linda K.

Wendy H said...

Thank you all. X

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations on winning this fab Digi, Wendy, love your card hun, hope all is well with you, Love and Hugs xxxx

Debbie Fisher said...

What a fab image, love your layout & the colours you have used xxxx

mamof9 said...

Great card, I love the image amd the layout. Thank you for joining in Eureka Stamp Challenge, hope to see you again
DT Member x

Meihsia Liu said...

What an adorable card! Love the cute image and your great coloring. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make It Monday! ^_^

Billie A said...

Saw your card on MIM. Love the catch the bug image and great layout of the card. Darling card.