Tuesday 5 May 2009


I hope you all had a good Bank Holiday Weekend. Yet again the cold and rain didn't fail to disappoint and it was back again on Monday - yuk ! In fact, it was so chilly here yesterday, we lit the fire and snuggled around it and watched TV. It was nice to have a rest but it drives the kids crazy been cooped up all day.

Last night I was itching to make a card, perhaps not an unusual feeling for us crafters but I was itching to make a card just to make a card (ever get this feeling ?). I'm always thinking about DT cards and never seem to make a card just to make a card so I did last night and this is what I came up with.

I feel that I'm not very good at all in colouring hair and so I concentrated on that part and I think it came out OK. I am thinking about adding some Copics to go with my ProMarkers so if anyone can suggest any good colours to start off with, I would be grateful. I think I could do with some good shades for hair.

The base card is white Core'dinations as I've run out of white Bazzill.

The blue card is Core'dinations.

The patterned papers are Making Memories "Chloe's Closet".

The image is of course a Gorjuss girl from Gorjuss Girls Set 2 and I have coloured her with ProMarkers. Ivory and blush (skin), mustard, sandstone and cinnamon (hair), china blue and cornflower (top and tights), lemon, canary and gold (tights), blue pearl (outline). I also used a white gel pen. Brown distress ink from a foam pad for edges.

The ovals were cut with my nesties.

The swirls, flowers and bookplate are all Sizzix dies.

Sentiment is from Clare Curd's clear stamp set.

The pearls are liquid pearls.

The pearl brads are Papermania.

Back to school again this morning so peace again reigns over the house (apart from little Fizzy running around that is !).

Have a great week and I hope to be back soon !


  1. Hi Jo, Super card. Love the blue and yellow together!

    I get like that at times and just make a card because I want to. You have to, otherwise, you dont some up with something completely 'you' if you kniow what I mean!

    Enjoy your week!

    Kim xx

  2. Great card Jo, love all the fun details and your hair colouring looks FAB!!!
    Thanks you for your kind comments, so appreciated, HuGs Kim x

  3. This is stunning matey! I love the colours and the layout is perfect. I always love gingham, it looks so sweet with your yummy Gorjuss girl. I see you're using your new dies then, they look great and I love the look of the bookplate. Your colouring of the hair is brilliant, you did such a great job!!
    Good for you making a card just because you want to - feels good heh? xx

  4. this is a beautiful card jo :), i think you have coloured her hair wonderfully



  5. Are you kidding me? You color hair better than any other blog I've seen! You are phenomenal. The card is precious with the blue and yellow. My daughters' bedroom is done in blues and yellows :)

  6. What a beautiful card Jo,l love the image and colour.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Oh what a delish card hun! Love the image and those papers and colours are gorge. Its so nice to make a card, just for the fun of it!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  8. Lovely card Jo. She is just adorable. Kaza.xxx

  9. Gorgeous card, Jo. I love the colour combo - not so usual, but so effective. Love your colouring on the image too, pretty honey-coloured hair. Me, I can't get away from making Goth Gorjuss Girls!!!


    P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

  10. Hi Jo,
    I love your card! It's soooo pretty! I love the colours you've used, they remind me of summer! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  11. Beautiful Jo, Glad you had time to make something for yourself. Where does the time go? You colouring is gorgeous. Kim


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