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Sunday, 16 March 2014

A grown up card!

Hi everyone - hope the weather is fantastic where you are as it is here in the South East of England.  The sun is blaring and even getting up to 17 degs (fingers crossed!).  Still no coastal walk for me today though - more gardening to do and even wash my car (I do sometimes wish I didn't get a soft top convertible!).

Anyhoo, I'm here today with my Lili of the Valley DT card.  I have to say upfront that I CANNOT take credit for colouring in this image!  It's from one of the pre-coloured art pads called English Charm and I used a sentiment from the Handwritten Phrases set which I think matches it beautifully...



I've been meaning to make some less cutesy cards and these art pads are perfect for them.  I kept it very simple with just the added gingham ribbon and a little flower to finish it off.

Okay, I'd better go get my old clothes on and get stuck into the mud!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday - ttfn!


24 comments:

Sammy said...

It's so lovely Mary, and as the image is so detailed already, it really doesn't need much else. what you did is perfect!
I keep telling myself that I'll make my way through all those pre-made toppers I own one of these days, but never seem to get round to it! But once I make a dent in them, I promised myself I'd treat myself to some of these art pads that aren't available as stamps, because they are so very gorgeous. x

fabiola jaques said...

même si ce n'est pas ton coloriage, elle est superbe! biz

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is really pretty!

Ruth S, justsomestuffimade.com said...

Another lovely card Mary - you worked wonders with it to move away from your cute comfortzone ;) Great inspiration to get out in the garden myself - if I could have a pretty front doorway like this I'd be very happy! Rx

Christine L said...

A gorgeous 'grown-up' card hon... I know what you mean!! and how quick to make it... perfect for those cards that we need in a hurry!

Have a lovely day - car washing n'all!

Hugs
Christine x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the design,and fab image.xxx

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous..

Rachel Parys said...

Very sweet and sophisticated! Great colors too! Bet that was the fastest card ever! I need to get some images like that!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, such a beautiful image and I love the lilac gingham ribbon.
Sue xx

Craftyanny said...

Pre coloured or not Mary it's beautiful
Anne x

Chrissy said...

Love your grown up card Mary J..it's a gorgeous image and love the added bow and flower..perfect.

luv CHRISSYxx

Debs said...

Simply and so beautiful and elegant. Love the LOTV Art Pads.
Hope you've had a lovely day.
Debs xx

JanR said...

Lovely card, Mary J! I'm so jealous hearing you talk about being outside...gardening, washing your car...all that seems so foreign to me right now seeing as it's -10ºC with so much snow still on the ground! :-)

Kathleen said...

Great use of the pre-coloured image , lovely card.

Kath x

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!! LOVE your card Mary! Hugs, Karin

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Mary what a gorgeous card. The gingham ribbon complements the beautiful image really well. Susan x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Mary.
luv
Debby

Jennyfer L said...

Bwahaha! You made me laugh with your title lol. It's gorgeous even if it's pre-colored.

Jane Savage said...

Oh so pretty, Mary. Love how you have perfectly matched the colour of the ribbon to the flowers. xx

coops said...

so beautiful mary.gorgeous image and fab pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so beautiful mary.gorgeous image and fab pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

pinky said...

Glad I dropped by for a close up on this one Mary. The colours are so beautiful and definitely sing spring. I can hear the birdies from here.

MeaningfulQuotes said...

so amazing , thank you

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