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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Having a blue week?

Well, I'm not, but perhaps as I am as my blog mate, Lisa J, has noticed that all my recent creations are on the blue side! And tonight's post is no exception....!

I had this little lady all inked up and coloured in weeks ago but only found the inspiration to put her on a card when I saw this week's Friday Sketcher's sketch. I also got inspiration from the All That Scraps challenge to use die cuts - I have loads of those to use up so what a great excuse! So here she is...


You can't really see the stitching in the photo around the edge - I did it all by hand and it took me an hour - an hour I can't really spare! Still, the overall effect is very sweet. For the die cuts, I used the trio flower from the paper collection plus die cut the squares using my trusty Nesties. And isn't that CC Designs Honey so so sweet? I love all of those Honeys! But must not buy...must hide credit card...


Papers/cardstock: Doodlebug brown cardstock, Crate Paper Sweet Branch paper collection
Mediums: Copic Caios
Stamps: C.C. Designs Honey August
Accents: Doodlebug gems
Tools: Nestabilities label die (inside card) and square dies, Martha Stewart fence and grass border punches

9 comments:

Nana Diana said...

I love this, Mary! She is so sweet and your treatment is wonderful. Wow, you did a great job of stitching! It only took you an hour, I don't think I could do it that fast. It was worth it though, it looks great.
Yes, we are still having a heat wave over here in S.W. Ontario and it has gone on for about a month, so you are right. However, the last two days have been less humid, so more bearable. The day before that, the temp was 33C and with the Humidex factored in, it was like 40C, not nice. Sorry your weather is so bad, I wish I could send you some of our heat and sun!!

Big Hugs to Poppy and Lulu. BTW, weren't you going to update your picture, like months ago?!! We all want to see Lulu too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet, Mary! LOVE the stitching!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Great take on the sketch, Mary. I love how you've used the border punches and distressed the papers. Gorgeous card!

Lisa Jane said...

wow Mary, this is a beautiful card ... and can you believe i got that little fence punch today!!! what a co incidence eh?
I love tho background dP its beautiful as is that little sweet image
Hope you have a great day
Lisa ;)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Mary.
luv
Debby

Pam S. said...

haha, hide the cc....right! lol More Honey's coming! good luck! lol She's adorable Mary and love the stitching! I've done that too... used to quilt all the time! fun!
Pam Going Postal

chris said...

Mary this is soooooooooo very special. hugs chris xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh what SWEETNESS!!

Silli said...

Such a sweet image...love the colors and the papers...BIG hugs

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