Friday, 17 December 2010

Sixteenth for my Sister :)

Hello!! :)

Well, I’m finally getting around to showing you the card I made for my ‘baby’ sister’s 16th a fortnight or so ago!! :) I discovered the wonders of Sugar Nellie stamps a while ago after a friend told me she’d got a couple of Gorjuss Girls and was loving them... which of course meant I needed to go over to Funky Kits to have a nosey for myself!!! ;D I found the perfect stamp for my sis’ card in the Home Grown range called ‘Art from the Heart’ so got that as well as a GG and one other- I suspect it’ll be the first of many happy purchases somehow!! :) So, this is my first ever Sugar Nellie card:

I also treated myself to the gorgeous Gossamer paper by Memory Box while I was over at Crafty Emma’s stocking up flat-backed pearls and, as with my Gran’s card a couple of months ago, it was when I looked through the pad that this card started to come together in my head as one of the papers reminded me of a beautiful coloured sketch my sis did a while back :) The papers are so so pretty and the colours of the pack and design of the sheet I’ve used in the background with the tree coming on to the page from the right were just right :)

As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had to have this stamp for this card as my sis and I both love art and she’s always sketching (something I don’t do as much of as I should since getting into crafting in such a big way as I just never seem to have the spare energy/time between cards!!)- we’d been sitting with pencils and pens all over the place sketching together the last time she’d been over to visit!! :)

So, I used:

  • Fabulous ‘Art From The Heart’ stamp from Sugar Nellie’s Home Grown range, stamped in Memento London Fog and coloured with Promarkers (can’t remember the colours I’m afraid as it was a while ago! Really should’ve written them down as getting her/our haircolour right was seriously tricky!! :S)
  • Memory Box ‘Gossamer’ Paper Pad, all edges distressed with the Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
  • Oval Nesties
  • Stickles in Frosted Lace to edge the ovals
  • Brown Fineliner to handwrite sentiments
  • Ivory Pearls from Crafty Emma’s (lots of them- love these things!! :) )

And a few close-ups- last one's just me messing about with my camera again!! ;D

It actually turned out to be a fairly simple card in terms the items used as I loved the beautiful papers so much I decided it didn’t really need that much to embellish it further...apart from me going a bit mad with the pearls that is!! ;) :)

So, I was pretty happy with it when it was done but still worried that my sis might find my efforts to emulate her manga style more amusing than good...but, she loved it too, I’m very happy to say!! :)

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: CES – Anything But Christmas :) ; Craft Your Days Away – Punch It Out :) ; Passion For Promarkers – Anything Goes :) ; and Lexi's Creations - Glitter and Pearls :)

Woo-hoo- two posts in two days!!! :D What is the world coming to!?!lol And I’ve got plenty left still as the last of the orders for my friend are now done and photographed...just need to get some made for myself now!! :/ Hope you’re all well and warm and thank you for the lovely comments on my last few cards- sorry I’m not managing to leave many myself atm again but all of yours are very much appreciated!! :)



Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card and a fabulous image..Thank you so much for sharing this with us at

Emma said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Rachel, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful Christmas x

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Rachel, I love how you've added the letters. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

coops said...

gorgeous card rachel.i love the image and the papers and colours are stunning.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Rachel. Love the design of your card and the colours also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Julie said...

Simply gorgeous!! Great layout and papers and a fab colour scheme! Thanks for joining in our mega challenge at PFP, Juliex


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