Thursday 5 March 2009

Holly in the Garden

What a gorgeous day it is today and I think we missed all that snowfall by feet. Isn't it amazing how people can be stranded in their cars in snowdrifts only a couple of miles down the road and we didn't so much as see a flake ?

I've been so busy with the girls this week, I've hardly sat in my crafting chair. I was making "brass effect" buckles for Ski's shoes this morning as she suddenly told me at 6.30am (yes, that was AM) that she had to dress up as a character from a book ! I searched her dressing up box and came up with a witches outfit and said she was going to be "Winnie the Witch" and Winnie has buckles on her shoes ! Kids - who would have them ?

I made this card last week and I was wondering whether or not to show it. I have decided to show it just to show you that not everyone can sew !! Yes, this card also turned the air blue but my DH said he thought it looked "Shabby" so that is the new look from now on "Shabby" - thank's so much hun, you say the sweetest things !!

The patterned papers are "Country Garden" by Designs by Krista

The image is a download from Charmed Cards "Holly and Madison" and this is "Holly in the Garden". I have coloured Holly with my PM's. Marsh green and olive green (boots and hat), mustard and sandstone (hair), ivory and blush (skin), pumpkin and orange (shirt), cyan and indigo blue (shorts), canary, mallow (one of my two Copic pens !), orange (flowers), mustard, sandstone and cinnamon (basket).

The large flowers are white Prima flowers which I have coloured with a marsh green PM. I'm no Alan Titchmarsh but I quite liked this "variegated" look for a change to solid colour.

The paper roses are from HobbyCraft and these started off as cream and were attacked by my spiced marmalade distress ink and paint brush. This is very effective and I think from now on I'll just buy cream paper roses because then you can colour them to whatever colour you like (well, a two-tone colour would be easier to achieve than a solid colour rose but I did find that the distress ink did bleed so you might be able to obtain a solid colour ?). Sorry - waffling to myself !

The yellow ribbon is Anita's.

I also decorated the inside very simply. The sentiment is by simonsaysstamp. I masked the wand from the sentiment.

Right, off to school where "Winnie" is rehearsing for "Cinderella Rockafella" at school. They will all look a hoot all dressed up in such inappropriate clothes for the occasion !!

Take care and I'll be back soon......


  1. Don't laugh - but I REALLY like it - I think the shabby look suits you hunny :oP

  2. Really lovely card! I love the image and the flowers are really pretty! xx

  3. what a gorgeous card,Jo l love the colours.

    hugs Riet.x

  4. Totally gorge sweetie! Love the shabby look, really suits the image!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  5. Hiya Jo

    Oooh this is just so beautiful - love the papers with those flowers those downloads look great!


  6. I think is lovely and I love the stitching it does finish the card and works for the shabby chic look, flowers look fab too.

  7. Fantastic card Jo, it's so pretty and the image is gorgeous! I have to say that the sewing looks just fine, yes I like the shabby look and it's perfect for this card. At least you try real sewing, I wouldn't dare!!
    Have a lovely day my friend!! xx

  8. Fabulous card...just love the image..perfect stitiching too!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Carole :-)

  9. Loving the shabby look! I think it is perfect for the card. Sewing in straight lines is soooo last year!!
    Gorgeous flowers and fab image!
    Judy xx

  10. I think your card is just gorgeous! Why you waited to show it is a mystery to me :) The papers and flowers are yummy too. Don't worry about the sewing (looks great to me)... I only do faux stitching lol!

    Kids are just darlings at times. :) I'm sure she was the most adorable witch in school.

  11. I can see now why you've had a week of it, eek, I remember it all well LOL! I once had to come up with a giant peach cut out for one such occasion at school, 9.30pm the night before! Hope it all went off ok. Your card is gorgeous Jo, love the image and your lovely colouring, papers and roses. Great idea to ink them up, so much easier on the pocket just to buy white or cream flowers. Hugs, Chris xxx

  12. ohhh i love this card Jo, the colours are excellent, you have been so busy and all your creations are just amazing.

    I am keeping well thank you, hope you are ok and enjoyed the weekend, hugs, Sarah x

  13. glad you did show this card jo, its lovely and belive me your stitching is soooo much straighter than anything i could acheive :)



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