Sunday, 26 October 2014

Norma J Burnell - Guardian of the Meadow DT Card

Morning everyone!

Hope you're having a good weekend?


Don't forget to check out my £50 blog candy in the top post!  That's a £50 voucher to spend on any of the fabulous goodies in my shop...Hobby House, Sweet Pea Stamps, Joanna Sheen, Craftwork Cards, First Edition, BoBunny, etc, etc, etc.  

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The new 5 Day Deal over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts has just started and from now until 9am Friday (or while stock lasts) all the Craftwork Cards range in the shop is reduced by 10%.  All you need to do is select your items and add the code Craftwork10 at checkout.  Make sure you remember to add the code as the discount cannot be applied once you have completed checkout. 

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And now on to Challenge #30 (where on earth does the time go?) over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts

More information can be found on the blog but basically it's an Always Anything Goes challenge, runs for a fortnight and there are two winners prizes (one Random drawn and the other selected) of £10 of vouchers each to be spent on any of the products in my Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop. 

Ok...on with my card and I have to admit to being more than just a little bit proud of this one.  I had the papers picked out and the layout planned in my head.  Yesterday, I spent 4 hours handstitching the layers (I did inside as well) which was really relaxing but not something I'll be doing all the time, lol.  But it was well worth all the effort for this card as I absolutely love it.  I know I've said it before, but this is by far the best card I have ever made (in my opinion), although the photos don't quite do it justice.  It's a little softer and more feminine in the flesh and feels so luxurious.  Why does paper pricking make card and paper feel like really high quality, soft leather?  

Anyway...here it is:



Waddyafink?  

This is a sneaky peek at one of the new Sweet Pea Stamps rubber stamps which will be in the shop in a few weeks time.  It's by Norma J Burnell and is called 'Fairy Tangles - Guardian of the Meadow.'  Isn't it absolutely fabulous?  Can you see the little pink and brown bird on her shoulder and the little pink ladybirds on her hair?  So cute?  

I really made this one difficult on myself because I was determined to make it fit in with the papers colourwise so I was really restricted with the Promarkers I could use.  Right until the last few minutes I was thinking that it was likely to end up in the bin, but then it came together right at the very end, so if you're colouring one of these images and thinking it's not looking right, keep going...it will come together.  I've not done that great a job of colouring this one but it'll do me and I'm happy with how it works as a completed card.  

The items I used which are available in the shop are:

and the stamp will be available in the shop shortly.

From my stash I have used some pink card, light brown thread and silver corners from WOC.

The base is a 7x7 scalloped edged card blank.  
I have cut little leaves for the flowers out of the stripey backing paper offcuts using a Joanna Sheen Signature Die set.

The inside is decorated to match. 

I used the following Promarkers to colour the image:

 Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Pine, Forest Green, Bright Green, Almond, Cocktail Pink, Rose Pink, Dusky Pink, Blossom and the Blender. 

All I can say is thank god it worked!  Hugely relieved after all that effort and stress, lol.  Don't expect all that work every time...back to my normal rubbish for my next card.  :o)  

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/
Anything Goes - 31 Oct
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Anything Goes - 31 Oct
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
Anything Goes - 4th Nov
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/
Anything Goes - 29th Nov
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Anything Goes - 5th Nov
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.nl/
 Anything Goes - 28th Oct
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Anything Goes - 26th Oct
http://ppinkydollschallenge.blogspot.nl/
Anything Goes - 28th Oct
http://avenue613.blogspot.nl/
Anything Goes - 3rd Nov
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/
Anything Goes - 29th Oct
http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
Think Pink - 6th Nov
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Princesses or Fairies - 10th Nov
Mainly Pink - 2nd Nov
Pink - 1st Nov
Anything Goes with a Butterfly - 2nd Nov
Anything Goes - 2nd Nov
Pink - 7th Nov
S for Stitching - 6th Nov
A Touch of Pink - 30th Oct
Anything Goes - 30th Oct
Anything Goes - 31st Oct
Anything Goes - 5th Nov - 1 entry only
Spots or Stripes - 30th Nov
Anything Goes - 6th Nov
Pink for BC - 30th Oct
It's My Favourite (style) - 28th Oct
Anything Goes - 28th Oct
Anything Goes - 30th Oct
Add Some Flowers - 28th Oct
Anything Goes - 28th Oct
Fav Colour Combo - 28th Oct


Don't forget to pop over to the challenge and visit the other girl's blogs.  They've all made absolutely stunning cards for this challenge.  


Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Take care and happy crafting!
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xx

37 comments:

  1. Good morning Lexie. This is one amazing card. A fabulous image and the background papers are beautiful. Love the colour choice and those little flowers are gorgeous.

    Teighan

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  2. Stunning Lexie, love the image and of course your card design is fabulous.
    Crafty hugs to you both
    Linda xxx

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and the colours used are beautiful. Love the stitching detail and those HH flowers are very pretty. I like the fact that you list the Promarkers that you have used it's very helpful, I tend to have them all over my desk and forget which ones I've used, lol.
    Lorraine

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  4. A really pretty card. Gorgeous colouring and the stitching looks wonderful, well worth the effort. At last there is something to keep you quiet for a few hours :-) xx

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  5. She is beautiful Lexie. Such fabulous soft colour palette and stunning detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. Oh Lexie she's beautiful, I just love the stitching detail, the beautiful papers and the layout's fabulous too hun.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  7. Lovely card with this image, I just love your coloring and the stitching.

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  8. I "fink" your card is just beautiful. Great soft colors, love all the embellies, and your image is stunning. Well done, thanks for playing along with us at Mod Squad this week!

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  9. A beautiful card. Lovely colour choice and colouring. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  10. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge to use pink -for breast cancer awareness - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  12. Stunning card - love that stitching it looks fab. Beautiful colours & image.
    Hugs,
    Bev xx

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  13. What a beautiful card Lexie. Love the image and the colours you have used. Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted to Stamps challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda

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  14. Your card is exquisite Lexie! I love the mage & the colours you've used compliment her beautifuuly! You are right to be proud!
    The hand stitching is the perfect finishing touch!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. Hi Lexie this is a stunning card the image is perfect and so beautifully coloured. Hugs Jackie

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  16. Such a stunning creation with lots of attention to detailing, gorgeous papers and pricking and beautiful colouring. Thank you so much for joining The stamping Chef challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

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  17. Absolutely beautiful Alyx xx

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  18. Your card is fabulous - the colors are so pretty. I love the stitching and the pearls. We 're so happy you decided to visit with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  19. This is totally gorgeous, Lexie! Your attention to detail really sets this card apart. Awesome!!!

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  20. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
    Elma

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  21. Hi and really great hun love it and ty for joining us at Anything Goes with a Twist hugs Judith x

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  22. This is awesome hun, great colouring, love the stitching and pearls, makes it verry elegant

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  23. Just BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for joining in with the *think pink* CVhallenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers this time. Sue x

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  24. This is so beautiful Lexie, no wonder you are proud of it. I would be if I had created this awesome creation. Such gorgeous colouring and layout. A1 creation.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  25. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 17th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  26. Stunning work Lexie, amazing colours and of course also your colouring.
    Janet xxx

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  27. This is beautiful Lexie - love the pinks and the image is gorgeous. Love everything about this.

    Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT Challenge this fortnight, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  28. Wow! Such beautiful, soft colors. I love the pearls and the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  29. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  30. What an awesome card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  31. Your coloring is stunning. She is so beautiful in that gorgeous shade of pink.

    Thanks for joining our stitching challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog and The Sweet Pea Stampers.

    Mari

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  32. Lovely lovely card. Beautiful image with fab colouring. Lovely.

    Thanks for taking part in the Dragon's Lair challenge with us.

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  33. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Ppinkydolls.

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  34. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with the Dragons Lair! Love the image!

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  35. Such stunning work. Love the details with the flowers, sewing and gorgeous vintage design. Thanks for playing at Scrappers Delight and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Scrappers Delight xx

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  36. Love your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Creative Fingers, good luck and hope to see you again xx

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