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Saturday, 9 April 2011

How could I have neglected YOU?!!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far!  Steve, the girls and I went down to the south coast of England and spent the day walking and talking - my most fave of all hobbies!  After a few hours, we sat on the beach and Steve set up his portable barbeque and made the most yummy chicken in a bun - yum

Anyhoo, I made a card for this week's Pollycraft Monday challenge to use an old/neglected image.  I have plenty of those!  But I've wanted to colour in this little beauty for aaages so decided to give her a whirl....

 
 

Tree hugger, indeed!  I matched up this little sweetie Cherry Kisses Remembering with My Minds Eye Stella & Rose Gertie papers - the perfect stripey match (got mine from Quixotic Paperie here).  I made this for one of my dear friends who doesn't live anywhere near me - I hope she doen't think it's too soppy!

I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:



Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Minds Eye Stella & Rose Gertie
Stamps: Pollycrafts Cherry Kisses Remembering, Penny Black sentiment
Mediums: Copics 
Accents: dew drops, pearl beads from stash
Tools: Nestabilities rectangle and label dies, My Favorite Things mini rolled rose dies
   

38 comments:

Fleur said...

Oh such a beautiful card Mary J. the colours are lovely. Sounds like you had a lovely time earlier
Hugz Fleur xXx

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet! Love the colours and all the great paper patterns. The little girl looks so melancholy. Those roses and pearls in the corner are precious!

I got a chuckle out of your addy... you are in East Sussex and I am in Sussex East...but it's New Brunswick, Canada! We're not quite barbecuing yet! Soon I hope!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for sharing you pretty work on your blog! :)

Jo said...

This is a lovely card and I think your friend will love it too. Those flowers are very pretty. Sounds like you had a great time today. Jo x

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

Oh this is GORGEOUS!! Great sketch and scrummy papers. You have coloured this image beautifully as always.

Michelle :-)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

MJ, I think you're hubby is totally in love with you. He takes you on a long walk and then cooks for you!!
Anyway.. Love your card. You blending of color is awesome, and since I've been on this yellow and red kick, I think I like it!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a lovely card!! tfs!!

Crystal said...

Mary she is a CUTIE, wow great color scheme and you sooo rocked this sketch, FABULOUS creation!!!!! Have a GREAT Sunday girly!!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

The image is sweet and beautifully coloured and the DPs are amazing. I love the strong bold colours.

Lorraine said...

Sounds like you had a lovely relaxing day! I need one of those, lol. Oh I love your card - the design, papers, beautifully colored image and all of the detailing! I love that sweet image - so adorable and love her eyes & face!

Vicky said...

What a beauty hun...so beautifully coloured and I love the colours you have used..stunning!

Oh you sound like you had a wonderful day yesterday..and it was such fabulous weather too..fingers crossed it will stay with us!

have a lovely sunday..

hugs Vicky xx

Sally said...

How cute....this is gorgeous. Love the papers and the image is so sweet.
Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. I had a great day too as I went to Ally Pally...too many things to play with again now lol.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Sounds like you had a fab day enjoying the gorgeous weather. Beautiful card, l love the sweet image and the papers look delish. Love your rolled flowers too.
Lyndsey xx

Amanda R said...

Beautiful card Mary! Aren't those papers the best? Your coloring is awesome as always and I love the sketch you used. It just all works together perfectly.

Kerry said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me Mary J! Love your card...that pp is TDF! Just checked and I don't seem to have it but shall rectify that soon! Great sketch too...think I'll try it out for something I've got coming up :-D xx

Silli said...

wow- zers Mary, your card is so cute...LOVE the papers and the cute image!

Nikbee said...

An adorable card. I love the image.

Nikki x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Mary!! Your coloring is BEAUTIFUL and I love the papers!! Fantastic creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Hugs, Tammy :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Very Pretty, love that layout!!~

Whimsey said...

GREAT card Mary; so love the patterned paper and your coloring is megamazing!! Adorable!

theCook said...

I absolutely love that flower DP you used!

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Mary, love the image and gorgeous colours
Clairexx

Molecraft said...

This is fabulous Mary, loving the colour scheme and super image!
Helen x

Fabiola said...

encore une toute jolie carte, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs vives et lumineuses comme l'été indien, biz

Katina said...

This is so gorgeous Mary - just perfect! Love the sound of your day! xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love the colours and the layout is fab.
Sounds like you had a lovely time on the beach.
Diane hugs :-) xx

DesignerDiva said...

I think you are going to have to rename your blog because your creativity is always right before my eyes!!! Everyone of your cards is spot on Mary J!
Hugs Laurie x

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome coloring!

Shelby Goolsby said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time of your hubby. This card is adorable!! I LOVE those papers and you did an awesome job with this sketch. Hugs,Shelby

Kathleen said...

Such a warm, rich looking card. Great image and lovely colours.

Kath x

Lisa Jane said...

oh so sad lol... but fab lol
Lisa x

Nina Macaulay said...

Walking,talking and bar-b-q!!
Sounds great!
Lovley card, not soppy at all!
Very cute flowers you have made :O)

Hugs Nina x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Mary, love the colourful papers, and gorgeous stamp... I know what you mean about neglected stamps.. I got some I bought and never used!!! Shame on me!!

Carrie said...

OMG...Everything about this is WOW!!!!!!

Lola said...

Such a beautiful card! Wonderful layers, colors and coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

Min said...

What a lovely card! I just love the sketch!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "4 or More Layers" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Tammy Miller said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! Love the colors and papers you worked with! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our 4 layer challenge! I hope to see you again!

Lynne Armstrong said...

I totally love this Mary J. Congrats on being a fave again :) Have a great weekend.
Hugs xx

Amy Sheffer said...

Sooooo pretty! Love the colors and patterns! Great job with the SFYTT, too - glad you could join us!

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