Sunday, 7 August 2011

A Bouquet of Wishes

Hello Everyone

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

I have a card that I would like to share with you today using a Lili of the Valley fairy:

 Isn't she so pretty?  Here is my completed card:

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  Basic Grey "Blush"
Ribbon & Lace:  From My Stash

I have coloured the image with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E47 E57 E34
Dress & Wings:  R01 R00 R000
Flowers & Ribbon:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 R21 YG67 YG63

I have also coloured around the edges of the card with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I have used a cloud template for the stamped background and used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with an Ink Duster to create this effect.  I got this idea from Bev Rochester and really enjoyed doing it (thanks Bev) - but I can tell ya, I was twitching like mad hoping that it was all gonna turn out alright as it took my a while to colour this little beauty in.

I have used Glamour Dust on the fairy wings and edged those beautiful roses in Walnut Stain Distress Ink before giving them the Star Dust Stickle treatment:

You might even catch a glimpse of my new favourite technique of edging ribbon with distress ink - again!  (Are you getting bored of this yet ;o) ) - I got so carried away I even added some ink to the lace!

Finally my picture of the inside of my card which follows the same layout as the front:

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pink {INK} Sketch Challenge where this week there is a fabulous sketch to follow from Jeanette Comerford.
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge where the theme this week is Roses.
Anything Goes Challenge where the theme this week is Pick of the Bunch - Flowers.

Thank you all for stopping by and having a peek - and as always your comments are truly appreciated.

See ya all soon -take care.


Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and DP.

Faye said...

So pretty. I love the wing popping put of the die cut. xx

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is a beautiful card hun xxx

Paula said...

So pretty - love the clouds!!!

Paula. x

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Hazel this is lovely! I saw that tutorial on Bev's blog and have not been brave enough to try it yet but it has worked brilliant for you! Love it! Good luck with the challenges, Judy x

Ira said...

You are one fantastic crafter Hazel, everything is absolutely perfect about your card, the colouring, the image itself, the embellishments. Superb! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment! Hugs from the Netherlands, Ira x

Today for Tomorrow said...

So sweet and pretty. Love the fairy wings popping out from the circle.

coops said...

wow this is stunning hazel.gorgeous image and your sky and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

purpleprincess2007 said...

Hi Hazel, firstly thanks so much for following my blog it made me so giddy to have comments from someone who's cards I see in my face mags! Secondly - another crafter from my neck of the woods! And thirdly I really love your cards and you did a great job on the clouds!


Cara x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Hazel, I don't blame you for having a dummy run first, I think I would need a few of those! lol. What part of Yorkshire are you from? I am Yorkshire too. Mum's maiden name? What names are you looking for? You don't need to publish this message by the way. Judy x

Sari said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a nice comment!! This card is fabulous! Great colours!! Ribbon is great, so don´t stop distressing.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week big hugs Pops x x x

Yolanda said...

Beautiful card Hazel!! As requested: the free template is on my blog:
Can't hardly wait to see what you'd do with it :). Enjoy!!
Hugs Yolanda

Inkypinkydelights said...

Chilly Whitby! lol Judy x

Karen said...

Beautiful card and you cloud background is gorgeous.
Karen x

Delo said...

Thank you for you kind comments on my blog. I decided to check yours and what a gorgeous card you have. I love the way you have inked the edges of your roses and then Stardust Stickles, beautiful.

gina g said...

This is a beautiful card Hazel i love the image and papers are, i love the sky too brilliant. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog they are very much appreciated. luv gina xx

Carole of Brum said...

This is so lovely, Hazel - I love your adorable image and the way you coloured it, plus your embellishing is beautiful.

thanks for stopping by my blog today. CoB

Melissa Craig said...

Hi Hazel. Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my blog. I am following you now, too. OK now a few words about this card...


Everything about your card is amazing. The flowers are gorgeous and it's beautifully colored.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Hazel, this is so beautiful, I love your superb colouring and very gorgeous details.

Donna x

Sara I. said...

Wow!!! Colored to perfection and love all the hints of sparkle here and there. Your flowers are divine! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving some love and becoming a new follower! I can't tell you how much your visit meant!

Elborgi said...

wonderful creations to see at your blog
thanks for your nice comment

Andrea said...

Hi Hazel, the card is so beautiful. Your colouring is perfect.

Feebsy said...

Hi Hazel

Thanks for choosing to follow me. Your card is really beautiful, the colouring and embellishments are perfect. I really love the way you've decorated the inside too, it looks so professional.

To answer your question, I got my Flex Markers from Create & Craft. I believe they will be the only stockists of them until September.

I hope you have a great day.


Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous creation in beautiful colours and design! Thanks for playing along at our LOTV challenge this time, hope to see you again at our next :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Sarah said...

Hi Hazel, WOW your cards are amazing. Have just had a wander around your blog and seen some gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog (and becoming a follower). I'm off to be a follower of yours now. Sarah. P.S. I saw the same tutorial that you did, but your try has come out much better than mine!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, gorgeous card.

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card! I love the sweet image and your wonderful sponged sky! So pretty!
Thanks for playing along with us over at Pink {Ink}!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Peggysue said...

I'm loving your style Hazel!
I've added you to my Google reader, as I could not find the regular 'follow' widget. Don't want to go the email route.
Anyhoo, I'll be watching you! (not to sound ominous or

~@ngie~ said...

absolutely beautiful... I too have this image & love it :) xXx

Freetany said...

You are so beautiful arrange cards in the middle!