Thursday, 31 October 2013

Little Things

Oh my poor neglected blog, lol - and I'm not going to sit and type a thousand word essay on excuses, no sir'ee, just a heap of family stuff etc etc going on that I ain't gonna bore ya with, so, onto my card.

Another gorgeous LOTV stamp, an oldie but a goodie, which I have used on a Platinum Wedding Anniversary card I was asked to do.  Apparently it was a struggle to find one in the shops, so I whipped this up in super quick time - well, I say super quick, the image took about 3 and a half hours to colour with my prisma pencils, as I tried the (slightly) no line technique, lol.  I haven't got a pale inkpad, so I used black and stamped the ink off onto a scrap piece of paper about 3-4 times, then stamped onto the Neenah card after that.  First attempt and I'm quite pleased with the results.  What'cha think???

I'm still not great with the photo taking as the colours are much paler in the picture than IRL, but I was pleased with the end result.  All the flowers are WOC, the image and anniversary sentiment are LOTV.  I've used 2 doilie dies behind the image and flowers and a martha stewart branch punch.  The paper is years old but was the perfect platinum colour I was after.  The ribbon is from my stash.

I hope to have a little bit more time next week once the kids go back to school, so I'll be having a gander at your blogs, which I do visit often, but don't usually have time to comment. I think I'm going to leave a little heart from now on, just so you know I've been - a bit like Santa, but I suppose he always leaves a prezzie, awww well, can't compete with the Big Guy lol.

Oh, and I've just realised Crafty Little Fairies are having a "One you Love" challenge, so I'm gonna to enter this card into it lol.

Hope you're all well and keeping safe and warm.


  1. You've done a great job, I've never tried the feint line technique with LOTV images, there's too many details, I'm not surprised it took you that long, but it was well worth it.
    I think it's about time blogger brought out a like button, just so you know people have visited.
    Becky xx

  2. This is soooooooooo gorgeous sweetie I love this stamp & love how you have coloured it. Its lush hun!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Oh my goodness Jo, how clever are you? This is just the most beautiful card! I love the feint line technique but have never mastered it - this is just fabulous. Perfect colouring and a beautiful layout. I'm a huge fan! Thank you for joining us over at the Craft Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x

  4. Gosh, your cards are just beautiful. All of them. In your little paragraph below "About Me" you state "my colouring needs an awful lot of work". You need to update that because it's not true. Your coloring is magnificent. You have a fantastic eye for color and balance. I've loved each card I've're making it very hard to get back to work...I don't want to stop looking at your pictures. :) --Gail


Comments are warmly welcomed and very much appreciated, thank you for taking the time - hugs'n'stuff - Jo x