Friday, 1 July 2011

A New Beginning .....

Hey Everyone

This is it - my very first post - ultra scary!

I made this card for a very good friend of mine who has been trying for a baby for such a long time and has now given birth to a beautiful baby girl - well done Dawn, Matylda is just gorgeous just like her Mummy.

I have used one of Mo Manning's absolutely awesome stamps (just lover her images and they are so easy to colour) and coloured it with Copics.  The papers are by First Edition "Love Letters" - how delish this pad is - and all the pearls, charm and rhinestone spacers are from the Hobby House.

The flowers have been made using the large, medium and small retro punches (Hobby House) and the top edges of the flowers have been cut in a random way to add a slightly different shape.

The Copic colours I have used are as follows:

Skin:  E000 / E00 / E21 / R20
Hair:  C5 / C7 / C9
Top:  R81 / R83 / R85
Skirt:  R39 / R59 / R89

I'm going to enter my very first challenges with the first one at Stampin' for the Weekend where the title is "My Favourite Things" - there are lots and lots of my favourite things on this card - the paper, rhinestone spacers, flowers, one of Mo Manning's fab stamps, Copics and adhesive pearls - the list goes on.  Wish me luck!

The second challenge I am entering is the Totally Papercrafts challenge where you get to play bingo.  You can choose any line and I have gone for the diagonal and choosen "Punch / Die Cuts - Flowers - Gems - what a great idea for a challenge.

The third challenge is the Stamp Something challenge and this week is it to break out the digi stamps which is just perfect as Mo Manning has some of my very favourite digital images.

Challenge number four (phew) - is from the super Fairy Fun Fridays where this weeks challenge is pearls and swirls.  Whilst there is only one swirl on my card there are plenty and plenty of pearls.

Lastly, but by no means least - challenge number five; this is from the Delicious Doodles challenge where this week they are looking for flourishes and bling.  Again, only a small flourish in the corner, but the bling in the rhinestone spacers add such a sparkle to your card.  The First Edition background paper is absolutely covered in glitter its just my poor photography skills that stop it from showing up.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and I would love to know what you think about my card.

Have a fab weekend.

Ta-Ra for now.


Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi, Just want to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I see you are in East Yorkshire, I am in North Yorkshire so I will give you a wave! lol Good luck with the blog, scary isn't it! Love your card, especially the way you have done those flowers! Have fun, Judy x

Mrs.B said...

Hi, Thanks for popping by my blog. Welcome to blogland. It is scary at first - but you soon get used to it!
A gorgeous card to start with and I look forward to seeing your next creation, so I am now following you!
Avril x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, love the image and those flowers are lush. Welcome to blogland!!
Thank you for joining in our Bingo challenge with us at Totally Papercraft, and we hope you can join in the next one.
Cathy xx

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun! Love it!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Hannah Clark said...

The first post is always scary, but you've done a fabulous job! Your card is absolutely beautiful (I really love that image!) and you have a lot of talent! I'm a new, happy follower! I can't wait to see what you make next! Thanks for joining us at FFF!

lindaH said...

Don't be scared! Especially when you start with a Mo, you can never go wrong with a Mo!

Chris said...

This is your first post?! You've done a fabulouse job! I love the flowers on your card, they look great. Your friend is going to love this card.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.
AND I love Winston. He's a cutie pie.

Tracey Brossart said...

Such a precious card, I truly love it! Love the gorgeous DP and the color combo you chose! :D

Thanks for joining us this week for "Fairy Fun Fridays"-Swirls and Pearls challenge! Good Luck! :D

xx Tracey xx FFF/DT

Dot said...

Beautiful card, and congrats to your friend.
Thanks for playing along at FFF this time and good luck.
hugs Dort

Kate's Makes said...

What a fab image, beautifully coloured and love those flowers too - congrats to your friend! Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

Stressed Stamper said...

welcome to the world of blogland - once entered never to escape. Great card for yr fist - great copic colouring in especially the hair. I too love Mo's images and from Yorkshire - snap!

Rach said...

This is gorgeous hun, what a fabulous card. hugs rachxx

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your first post, a wonderful card for a new Mum, beautiful flowers and fab image and colouring.

Kylie said...

Wow! Congrats on your new blog! I've had a bit of a sticky around ;) Your work is just gorgeous. This card in particular - I love this Mo's image, super sweet. Your colouring is lovely as are your flowers. Gorgeous! How long have you been cardmaking?
Hugs Kylie xx

Happy Crafter said...

Wow this is your very first post and what a gorgeous card it is too :)
hugzz Val xx

Lena_J said...

Well, now i actually have been trough all your blog. i am not good at commenting, because i am afraid my english isent to good.
But you have a new follower. Your cards is amazing. Love how you build them, and your colouring. It is stunning.
But i wonder, you seem to be a DT on gorjuss challenge blog. How can they call the blog that when no one is using the gorjuss girls?