Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Lizabeth, Key to my Heart Part Two.

Hi Folks!

Hope you're all ok and busy crafting?  Don't mean to rub it in for those who have snow, but we have such a spring-like day here right now...the sort of day when I really wish I was up in The Lakes having a good walk.

Anyway...today is the second part (and concluding episode, lol) to Lizabeth, Key to my Heart!  Now, as you'll see, Prince Charming didn't turn up...Keanu Reeves didn't turn up...NO ONE turned up...so I've shoved her on a card!

Now, I say 'shoved,' but I mean 'lovingly placed after a lot of care and consideration...and piddling around finding the right papers!'  :o)    Because I want to enter this card into two specific challenges I had to firstly use pastel colours, and secondly, follow a sketch.  And what a sketch it is!!!  It's the best sketch I've seen and I absolutely love it as it allows the papers and image to do the work rather than masses of embellies, and I'm really into cleaner cards right now.

At this point I would like to ask 'is it ok to absolutely adore something you've created yourself? because I absolutely love, love, love this card!!!  Am I bad?  Tough if I am, lol.

So here's the gorgeous Lizabeth with the backdrop I feel she deserves (thanks to the fab sketch!).

I think this card has to go down on record as being one of my favourites (if not THE favourite) out of all the cards I've made so far, and I'll definitely be using this sketch again.  Not only does it do a great job at showing off your work, but it also uses up all those little scraps of paper left in your stash.

For this card, I've used a 6 x 6 scalloped square base card.

Matting layers are pale pink textured cardstock from Papermania.

The main backing paper is from Crafter's Companion's S.W.A.L.K Pawfect Pets CD - I adjusted the colour slightly.  The rest of the papers are from Wild Rose Studio Vintage Rose pack,  Papermania Capsules pack and, I think, a bit of Hunkydory paper.

I coloured the fabulous Lizabeth image using my promarkers (colours used listed on the post below this one).

I created the sentiment on my computer.

The gorgeous flowers (I adore these at the moment) were cut from pink Core'dinations Gemstone cardstock using my Cheery Lynn Medium Rose die.  These can be played around with and really do like little roses when you do that, but right now I'm really into just cutting them and sticking two together with a brad, which is silver and from my stash.

The beautiful key charm was part of a lovely Christmas gift sent by my Joanna Sheen Challenge DT boss, Paula.  Thanks Paula! xx

The image (as you'll know if you read yesterday's post) is a fabulous new dig from Heather Valentin which can only legally be purchased from her store Lacy Sunshine.  If you pop over there right now you'll see a $1 sale where she's retiring some gorgeous digis...including a number from Christmas 2012...so recent ones!   Go grab yourself a few and have a play...they're beautiful.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ where the theme is 'Sketch.'

http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com/group/cmccopicchallengegroup where the theme is 'Soft Pastel Colours.'

http://artisticinspirationscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/  where the theme is 'Anything Goes.'

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.be/ where the theme is 'Use a Digi.'

http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ where the theme is 'Anything Goes.'

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/  where the theme is 'Layer it Up.'

Hope you like the card.

Take care everyone
Happy crafting!


  1. The end result was well worth waiting for it is gorgeous xxxx

  2. Beautiful design, fab colours, love the detail :)x

  3. Love the card..I think the sketch is a really good format and will definitely be using it myself. Good luck with the challenges.

  4. this is gorgeous super image and just love all of it
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love the gorgeous colours you have chosen and the beautiful Lizabeth is coloured superbly. Well worth the wait too.

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxx

  6. WOW brilliant card Lexie. Beautiful colouring.hugs Linda x

  7. This is great - beautiful image, papers and colours!

  8. This is beautiful and the image is adorable . Great sketch to xx

  9. This is stunning Lexie, I can see why you are so pleased with it. I love the image and your choice of papers and embellishments are wonderful
    Sue xx

  10. Simply beautiful! And such pretty colours.
    Mandy x

  11. Wow this is really awesome! I totally love the charm with it! AMAZING!!! ;)

  12. WOW gorgeous card, the colour is lovely and work lovely with this image x

  13. Gorgeous card Lexie. You're right, it is a fabulous sketch and I love what you've done with it. A lovely image and pretty papers and colours.
    Lorraine x

  14. Stunning card! I can see why you fell in love with the sketch & indeed your creation!Good Luck in you challenges!
    Dawn xx

  15. This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

  16. stunning lovely card, can see why you love it so much and nothing wrong in that. will also be pinching the layout, it looks great.

  17. Lexie this is just lovely, You are so right, the sketch is fab and I may have to copy it! And yes, I think it's fine to adore something you have made, you should be proud of it!

  18. You are right to be so proud Lexie, it's a beautiful card. I love the layout and the addition of the key embellishment is perfect x

  19. WOW Lexie, this is just stunning hun, thank you for playing along with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck hun xxxx

  20. ooooh... I am LOVING this!!! So pretty!! love your colouring of the image.. Well done!!
    Thanks for linking up with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week.. :)
    Toni - DT

  21. I am not surprised that you are pleased with it, I love the sweet image and the layout and papers are gorgeous, really stunning design hun
    Lindsay xx

  22. Wow absolutely stunning xx thank you for joining us at glitternsparkle Sam DT xx

  23. oh you don't need that MS punch honestly I am sure you have many more that would do the same :)
    Hugs and giggles
    Kate x

  24. You should be pleased the card is a fitting home for the little girl. Sometimes we do do things that we are really chuffed with, and there is nothing wrong in that LOL!

    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.
    Claire x

  25. Just a darling card and love the coloring. Thank so much for joining us at Color Me Creative challenge. We love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  26. What a cute card. Love the details with they key, Thanks so much for participating in CMC challenge. DT Shannon

  27. I think you're right to love it, it's stunning

    Andrea xx

  28. A beautiful card in so great colours - love the image! Thanks for joining in the sketch challenge at ATSC this time!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  29. Ooh, this is so gorgeous! :) Stunning colouring and fab layout too!



  30. What a beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSC!

    gr. arjette.

  31. what a fab card ,super layout and a fab image...love it
    Thanks for joining us at i love promarkers and good luck
    tracey x

  32. Beautiful card and image. love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx