Monday, 8 April 2013

Flower Pot Pretties - Holly

Hi Folks!

Firstly, I had a nice surprise the other day as the lovely Emma made me blog of the week on her fabulous Emma's Hints, Tips and Crafty Inspiration  so pop across and take a peep.  Thank you Emma...I've been so excited.xx

Hope you're all ok and keeping busy.  I certainly am.  Have lots going on at the moment but managed to get some crafting done...sadly not crafting I've been able to show you at the moment.  Watch this space, though, as Heather's coming up with some fabulous digis which we're all (the Sunshine Girls) going to be showcasing very soon.  I, for one, am really excited about them and can't wait until we can show them off.

In the meantime, I've finally got around to playing with one of Heather's fabulous Flower Pot Pretties Digis which she's been working on for the last few weeks.  I've elected to use Holly as she's so adorable and I need to crack on with some Christmas cards, though there are plenty of other adorable Flower Pot Pretties to choose from.  They are only available from the Lacy Sunshine  store, so head over and take a look.'s little Flower Pot Pretties Holly, isn't she a cutie?
Absolutely loving little Holly, especially as she's pretty quick to colour as well.  

I've coloured her using a few copics and my Promarkers as listed below:

Skin:  Copics E00, E11, E21 and Promarker Baby Pink
Lips:  Baby Pink and Antique Pink
Hair:  Caramel, Sandstone and Satin
Eyes and other green areas:  Forest Green, Bright Green and Meadow Green
Reds:  Crimson, Berry Red and Lipstick Red
Yellows:  Gold and Pastel Yellow
Browns:  Walnut and Cocoa.

The papers I have used came from a  little pad which was free with one of the mags either last year or 2011.  Sorry..not much help there, lol.

The matting card is green Papermania Textured Cardstock.

The sentiment and gold metal holly leaves are from my stash.  And that's it.  A really quick an easy card.  When the artwork's as good as Heather Valentins, you really don't need or want to add more otherwise the beautiful artwork would be smothered.

Hope you like Holly and her friends as much as I do.  The Flower Pot Pretties have their own page on the Lacy Sunshine  store and more will be appearing soon.  They come in a set of both jpg AND png so that you can use them how you like including creating little scenes with them.

I have entered this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes Anything Goes What's Your Favourite Colour?  (red). Stamp Challenge. Look at the Scallops.  Anything Goes. Always Anything Goes. Use a Digital Image. Anything Goes.

Right...on with more work.
Take care everyone & happy crafting!


  1. This is beautiful Lexie! Can't wait to get colouring some more up this afternoon! Gonna go hide in my craft room I think! lol

    Jill x x x

  2. Lovely card Lexie. I also love the flower pot Pretties and have bought some of them.

  3. Gorgeous Lexie, not got this one put have a few of the others. A fabulous Christmas Card.

    Hugs to you and Jamie
    Linda xxx

  4. Lexie this is soooooo dreamy!!!!! It's gorgeous!

  5. Great Christmas card - love that image - so pretty.

  6. Really sweet, love the image and your colouring is fabulous
    Lindsay xx

  7. This is precious with beautiful colouring.
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  8. This is fabulous Lexie, but please don't mention Christmas so many times, I cannot cope with cards for then yet!!!

  9. Great digi, beautiful colouring in, and stunning card. I think I need to get on with a few more Christmas cards as well.

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

  11. This is fantastic Lexie! Gorgeously coloured and fabby layout! You're so right in that these gorgeous images don't need to be over embellished as they are so beautiful in their own right ... I need to relax a bit with my embellies but I physically can't help myself sometimes lol. How super organised are you starting your Xmas cards too ... Wow! :)
    Hugs, Tracey xx

  12. Isn't Holly just gorgeous! I have a feeling that she will be on a lot of Christmas cards this year!
    Mandy x

  13. What a fantastic image love her so much, great card xxx

  14. Christmas already? Or are you just really late Lexie? It's actually a gorgeous card. The image is beautifully coloured and the papers are great x

  15. Could have sworn I already commented on this? Are you hiding my posts Lexie??!!..
    Gorgeous as always and I LOVE the simplicity of it!!

    1. Can't remember seeing a comment from you yesterday Twubble. Maybe you left the page a little too early. Sometimes they do vanish into thin air, though, and it's so annoying!

      Glad you like it. And simple's great, especially when our postage costs are going through the ruddy roof now! Lol.

  16. Love the design and papers, and a great image

  17. This is stunning Lexie, love the colours and the eyes really stand out :-) xxx

  18. Beautiful Christmas card great image and i love your design and lay out xxx

  19. oh how gorgeous just love this one
    Hugs Kate xx

  20. Fantastic card Lexie, love the image so much. Saw you over on mim. Joey x

  21. Holly is absolutely beautiful Lexi! I love the color of her eyes...the card is beauti-mous! :)

  22. stunning card. The image is so super cute. Love it
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  23. I saw your card on MIM and your coloring is incredible. The image is darling. With those big eye you just can't help falling in love with your beautiful card.

  24. Wonderful Christmas card beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

  25. I love this Christmas card. It is amazing. Thank You for sharing at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

    Michelle (DT)

  26. Such a pretty Christmas card love the design, colours and image you have used. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  28. Fabulous colouring and a sweet card.
    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'
    SandraT x

  29. Love this image Lexie, fab colouring and papers. I agree with you about Heather's images, you really don't need to add much!

  30. What a pretty card! Nice to get your Christmas stock started early.

    Saw you at MIM, I'm there at 13 this week feel free to visit my little fairy tree house.


  31. Saw you on MIM ... Your coloring is stunning! This is so beautiful!!!

  32. Awwwwww ! Lexie this card is so beautiful love little holly, hugs to you both Autumn xx

  33. Wow - this is beautiful! I saw your card on "Make It Monday" and I had to click to open it. I love the image you chose and how you coloured it. Lovely!

  34. Such a beautiful card, love the image she is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (owner) xx

  35. Sooooo cute image ))) Love your colouring and gorgeous using of layers. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Scallops” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  36. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #2 and #212.

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  37. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

    Dawn DT