Friday 4 June 2010

Anyone for Lemonade - Belles & Whistles

Morning Peeps and a Happy Friday to you all, and if your in the UK it's going to be a glorious 24 degress, woo hoo!

Well, I don't know about you but I am completely whacked! I have had this week off work to do some decorating and I am shattered. I have satinwood painted 7 doors, yes 7, the skirting boards and banister and my little arms are aching from holding the paint pot! There has been no access to my craft room, why is it that everyone see's my craft room as the dumping ground. Good job I was organised with my card for this week prior to the bomb hitting.

My hands are like prunes from washing the paint off. For some reason at the end of Day 1 I thought it would be a good idea to squeeze my little roller out in the sink, ummmmmm, it was like I was wearing white gloves up to my elbows and ummmmmm satinwood paint, whoops, this doesn't come off with a bit of fairy, oh no, so I went to turn the tap off, whoops, tap now covered. This went on for a while until I found the turps. Anyway for some strange reason I had forgotton all about this last night, on Day 2, and I did it all over again, lol. It's a good job my painting is better than my clearing up. Anyway enough of boring you, here's my card for today. She is from Belles and Whistles and is called "Anyone for Lemonade", available from Teresa at Crafts and Me. I love these stamps.

The Design papers are Basic Grey, distressed with my making memories tool and inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.  I then added star dust stickles. The image is coloured using my gorgeous copic markers, just love these.  I made the flowers using several different punches and again added walnut stain distress ink and stickles and a little button to two of the centres.  The leaves are cut with Quickutz and again distressed and stickled.  I have added little flat back pearls from  my stash which I have coloured using my copic pen.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Creative Card Crew - Pink and Green
Everybody Art - Summer
Simon Says Stamp - Pink or Blue with Green and Brown
The Secret Crafter - Buttons and Blooms
Cupcake Craft - Summer Delights
Belles and Whistles - Make Your Own Flowers


Lizzy said...

WOW another STUNNER from you Tracy, your distressing looks great & the flowers are gorgeous ~ Good luck in the challenges xx Lizzy xx :)

Mandy said...

Beautiful card hun, love the sweet image and your papers and embellies are gorgeous
hugs Mandy xx

Tracy said...

Beautiful colouring and I love your flowers too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Teresa said...

Wow Tracy this is really lovely and I love how you made those little flowers, I bet you could have done with a glass of that lemonade after all that painting, your like me then the painter in the family aren't we lucky NOT!!!
well done.
Luv Teresa x

Unknown said...

Oh stunning card hun, just beautiful.

You'll be glad to go back to work after your holiday!!

Jan xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is really delicious ! Love the image and your colouring is stunning ! Good luck ! SMiles from Catherine

zoe.payne said...

love this card the image is lovely, and the colours and flowers you've made are beautiful.xxxx

Sheri said...

Stunning! Love the rich colours. If I made a card like this, I'd want to keep it LOL!

Audhild said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing

Elise said...

Oh gosh! This is STUNNING! I love the colors and your flowers are GORGEOUS! What a BEAUTIFUL card!!!! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Belles 'n Whistles!


Unknown said...

This card is great! I love all of the distressing - and then to add the stickles...just too yummy! Thanks for playing with us at our first Belles N Whistles challenge. Good luck!

Jenny said...

Wow this is a stunning card. I love the papers, image, colours in fact everything is perfect.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Alex said...

Like the image very much and you did a wonderful card with it!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Maria Matter said...

oh Tracy, this is so lovely!
Gorgeous coloring and your papers are delish!
Blessings, maria