Thursday, 7 November 2013

Pink and White - with a splash of silver

At last I've woken up without the sound of pitter patter raindrops on the bedroom window - what a delightful change - the weather up here in Cumbria has been downright dismal.

Anyway, enough jibber jabber about the weather, and onto todays card.  I had a play yesterday with my distress inks and decided less is definitely more on this gorgeous image by LOTV - can't you tell I love those stamps lol. So, here's my card for today
I love the way soooo many people colour these sweet images with just a little dash of colour here and there rather than over the whole image so I thought I'd give it a little try.  I didn't want to overload this card too much especially with the pompom trim around her which I got from LLC, so I kept it the same as the colouring - less is more.  I also added a dottle or two of liquid pearls around her.

The snowflake is a spellbinder die which I lathered in silver glitter, coz it just didn't look right on the card in white, and the Christmas tree is cut out of coredinations cardstock with a Dees Distinctively Die and sanded on the edges - OMWord I gotta tell you I love this tree.  I bought the large one and believe me, it is sooooo versatile.  You can make little dinky trees with the two small sizes at the top of the tree, or cut the whole thing twice and make it the size of a 150cm card.  Spiffing if you ask me.

The sweetheart blossoms and aster daisies were of course from WOC and I rolled the two pink ones myself using a marianne die.  The papers again are very old stock from Craft Creations but you can still get them.  The little fence is an old sizzix die.  The double bow which is hiding the rest of the coloured holly on the image is made from some hemming web I bought to take up my daughters school trousers.  It was totally naff for that particular job and I was going to lob it in the bin but then had a play and realised it makes the most gorgeous shimmery bows - recycling eh, the possibilities are endless rofl.

Anyways, enough blabbering on, coz it's just too early lol. Hope you have a lovely day wherever you are and thank you so much for visiting with me today.

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  1. This is just stunning Jo...gorgeous image[my favourite LOTV] and your colouring is fantastic.Love all the details and pom pom trim..just gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx[new follower]

  2. WOW Jo!!! I pop over your blog! Your creations are just amazing! I love your colouring! Fantastic design!!
    This one is just amazing!!!! I love it!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  3. Wowww! This is absolutely STUNNING! I love the soft colors and the tree die on the side! So gorgeous!

    Big Hugs,

  4. What a beautiful frosty card and so lovely in pink too. I love your distressed die cut tree.

    Thanks for sharing at CLF this week.

    Sharon x

  5. I saw your card on the LOTV challenge. Your colouring is sensational :)

  6. This is my favorite, the number 1 card for November. :) Pink is my favorite color to use on cards and this image, your coloring, the paper, the embellishments....this is THE perfect card. Yep, this is it. It's going to be my screensaver until I see another one on your blog that I like more. Of course, I don't think that's going to happen since this is the bestest, the mostest, the fantasticist card. Yep, I like this one. Um, just a little bit. Hahhaha! Hugs, Gail


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