Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just 4 You

I guess it wouldn't surprise you to hear I am late again for the Twisted Sister Challenge - and I was doing so well too, but what can you do - you may have to 'brace yourself' for my next comment...ready....here goes...'there is life outside of stamping' ( I can't believe I just said that) and sometimes we have to prioritize!!  Anyway, enough of that....

This card is for the Twisted Sister Challenge where we are to make a card with number 4 on it, from memory it is a Valentine card.  I have used this gorgeous Anya, sent to me in a RAK from my Twisted Sister Peggy (aka Marilyn Prestonn) Thanks Peggy - this is the first Anya I have coloured - I hope I am doing okay with it...she is adorable!! That number 4 nearly didn't make it onto the card -  I have added it into the sentiment on the photo corner -  have to be honest and say I was about to photograph this card and then realised - I wrote it by hand, but may change that after - I am not fussed on my handwriting - it lets the card down. in my opinion.

I chalked the image, distressing the edges and sponging with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distressing Ink and then rubbing the SU Old Olive Ink Pad around the edges to defne them a bit more and not make the pink so stark!  I have attached it onto layered DP using the CCEE Stampers sketch, which I really enjoyed doing.

The bow has been made with Bow-Easy using lace, I am getting more confident with it - I guess the more you use it the better you get - lace is very 'forgiving!'  I have secured it with a button brad, adding a sponged flower to the top corner and also adding a button brad.

I am linking this to the Creative Inspirations Challenge - Distressing

Thanks for looking and for you lovely comments, I appreciate your support - blogging would not be fun without you!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend, it started off cool here and we got out into the garden to 'find it' and then it has just gotten hotter as the day has progressed.  We are inside with the air coinditioner on at the moment!!  I hope you are staying cool/or warm, depending on where you are!!  God bless you!


  1. So bright and cheery,love this card and your colouring with chalks is always amazing!!!
    Hugs xx

  2. hi my lovely Linda! your card is so beautiful, i love the way you colour your images, they 'pop' out at you!
    take care honey
    love emma xxx

  3. Linda this is fantastic, its so pretty. I love the colours, layout and image. Its fab
    love tasha xx

  4. Absolutely georgeous colouring Linda. I finally got my chalks but I am struggling...I wish I knew how you do such wonderful colouring..Loz

  5. So pretty Linda! Awesome colors, great coloring/shading job...it's really stunning! Love it : )

  6. Loving your card Linda and the writing just makes it more personal!
    I love my stamps but the colouring tends to make me shy away from them ,any tips welcome your colouring is superb!!!!
    Thanks again for joining us over at creative inspirations.

  7. This is just adorable. What a great image. I too like your handwriting. I think it personalizes it. Your coloring is amazing Linda. You really do these whimsie images very well. Have a great day.

  8. AWW linda this is just the SWEETEST!!! LOVE it and the added lace is beautiful!!! What a super card!

  9. Linda, I love what you've done with this little Anya image. I love her hair!! Just darling! The lace and the corner sentiment is super sweet too!

  10. Adorable card, Linda! Your coloring looks great as per your usual style. I like the hand written sentiment, my vote is to keep it! Have a Super Sunday.

  11. Love your handwriting my dear - don't change it, it is as special as you!!
    The rest of the card is pretty great too.

    We are trying to stay dry and cool - thunderstorms today!

  12. Linda, this is such a BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love the coloring as usual and the paper....love Basic Grey ;D!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  13. Totally adorable, Linda! Beautifully colored! Love the bright cheerful colors!

  14. OH my - this is so cute - Linda!!! Aren't the Anya images awesome?!? My girls love them!!! Your coloring and chalking on this card is fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

  15. This is fabulous Linda and your colouring is awesome!!! The colours are so vibrant!!! Hang in there with the bow easy - it gets easier all the time!!! :)

  16. Such a cute card! Wonderful shading on this little gal!!

  17. wow hun this has really cheered me up the coluring is just super,the detail top and that makes one brilliant card hugs cheryl xxxx

  18. Awww, this is uber CUTE Linda!! Love this image, and LOVE your beautiful coloring job on her *Ü*

  19. This is gorgeous Carol!! I love your coloring of this sweet image and your choice of papers. I like the writing....we are always our own worst critics! LOL Great shading and so cheery!


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