Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Eleanor & Pickles - Egyptian.

Hi Folks!

Hope you're ok and all been busy crafting.  I certainly have.  I'm busy doing lots of different things which I can't blog so my blog posts are becoming fewer.  Never mind...I'm having masses of crafty fun and it's keeping me out of mischief.

Today's card features Heather Valentin's gorgeous duo, Eleanor & Pickles.  Eleanor & Pickles are Heather's creations and anything you see that's similar out there are just cheap imitations.  This time the intrepid pair have gone way back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians!

This one's very easy and quick to colour and I've used my Promarkers (and a few Copics!) as follows.

Eleanor's skin:  Copics E00, E11 and E21
Hair:  Walnut, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Eyes: Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua
Lips: Antique Pink and Baby Pink
Pickles: Emerald, Apple and Meadow Green
Pickles' Eyes: Cool Aqua and Cool Grey 1
Eleanor's Dress:  Satin, Ivory and Blender
Gold:  Amber, Gold and Mustard
Rubies: Ruby
Pickle's Tongue:  Antique Pink and Baby Pink
Eleanor's Sandals: Walnut, Cocoa and Cinnamon.

This really is a stunning digi as I'm sure you'll agree.  It is ONLY available from Heather's Lacy Sunshine  store.  New digis are being added often so please visit often.

I have used gold mirri card (from stash) and papers from Debbi Moore's lovely Egyptian Promise CD.  The flowers were cut from red (to match the rubies which you can hardly see in the pic) Papermania Textured cardstock using Marianne dies, and the leaves were cut from gold mirri, also using a Marianne die.  The brads are from my stash.

The challenge still has until 6 pm to run, so if you would like to enter (and we'd love to see your projects!) please pop over and take a look here.  You don't have to use one of Heather's digis to enter and the prize for this first challenge is a $30 voucher to spend at Lacy Sunshine.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

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

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com.es/  where the theme is Anything Goes.

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

http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/ where the theme is to add some Metal.

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

http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/stamp-challenge.html where the theme is Anything Goes.

Take care everyone and happy crafting!


  1. I Love this Lexie!! its gorgeous!!
    Jill xx

  2. WOW Lexie this is stunning! Loving the papers and the fabulous flowers.

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxx

  3. What a fab image and layout, love it x

  4. What a fab card Lexie...great layout and image, and your colouring is, as usual, fab x

  5. This is gorgeous,love the fab image...great colours.xxx

  6. Stunning card hun, love the image xx

  7. This is lovely, the image is wonderful and backing papers are great :-) xxx

  8. Fab card, and well done on using a few copics! Mx

  9. A wonderful card Lexie, I love this image and how you've coloured it. The paper and the flowers are perfect.
    I don't believe for one moment that you're staying out of mischief! x

  10. Lexie this is just fabulous, I love the hieroglyphic paper you have used to compliment this sweet image and your coloring is fabulous. Beautifully Done! xx

  11. Great fun image and fabulous matching papers! Great card

  12. OMGoodness!!! How fun and adorable! Love the pop of the red flowers on here too!

  13. Fabulously made card as always, great image :)

  14. Gorgeous card Lexie. The image looks fabulous and I love the colours.
    Lorraine x

  15. Fab card, love the image, the background papers work great x

  16. Awesome Lexie!! I love the whole layout and the papers you used fit perfectly with Egyptian Eleanor and Pickles...

  17. Hello Lexie, what a gorgeous card and I love the image. Lisa :)

  18. An amazing card Lexie! I Love everything about it!

  19. Cute card Lexie the layout is fab xxx

  20. Super cute card. Love that stamp! Thanks for joining the challenge at ARTistic Inspirations~Wendy, DT

  21. Superb card darling Lexie xx Jan

  22. What a fab card - love the papers you've chosen!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Anything Goes Challenge! Hope you can join us again next week!


    Julie xx

  23. Fabulous card, love the image and the great colouring Thank you for joining us this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylvia DT

  24. Hehe really adorable, I love the sweet image and the papers are fab
    Lindsay xx

  25. This is so cute! Love that image and the papers are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll join us again for the next challenge!

    Susan, TT DT

  26. Fabulous card, the image you have coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  27. Totally awesome hun, I got some images in the $1 sale last week, and just love them, next to buy some more up to date ones xxx

  28. Just love the image on your card. You did a wonderful job coloring. Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge!