Sunday 31 May 2009

Dotties World and Sketch Saturday

Here I am - at last ! It's been a fun filled week with there being no school, the ironing has been done and school and PE kit packed so finally, it was time for me to make a card ! I hope you had a good half term too. Just think - only another 7 weeks to go and they will be at home with us for about 7 weeks - can't wait ;o) !!

It is my fabby friend Tara's debut appearance as a DT member on Dotties World today so I thought I would join in with their challenge this week and give her my friendly support ! Her card is absolutely amazing and I am so thrilled for her. The challenge this week is "coffee and cream" with stripes or dots.

I also loved the sketch this week on Sketch Saturday and decided to join their challenge too.

After receiving my new Koh-i-noors last week I was so impressed that my eye started wandering in the direction of Prismacolors. I have 24 Koh's and 24 Derwent Coloursoft you see but 48 just isn't enough colours, is it ?!!! I ended up buying from this most fantastic chap on e-bay (cough, cough, splutter, splutter - says very quickly in a whisper), all 132 pencils !!! I cannot recommend this chap enough for his communication, service and after care as he explains all about them and even sent me links to various tutorials ! I ordered them on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning they were delivered by first class recorded delivery. If you are interested in purchasing any Prismas and want to know someone reliable, please email me and I'll send you his details.

Anyway, back to the card !

The base card is cream card from The Papermillshop.

The patterned paper is DCWV the Spring Glitter Pack.

The image is Charmed Cards Holly and Madison "Madison - So Chic" and she has been coloured with Prismas. I'm pleased with the results seeing as it is my first time although I need some practise with the outlines I think !

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances clear stamp sentiment embossed in white embossing powder. The ribbon is from my stash.

The roses were cream roses which I sprayed with "Coffee Shop" glimmer mist.

The flowers are by Hero Arts, the brads are BasicGrey and the leaves are a Sizzix die which Tara very kindly sent me for a present - thank you darlin mwah !

Hope to see you again soon !


  1. This is gorgeous Jo, especially like the way you shaped the card around Madison's feet. Thanks for joining us at Dottie's World.
    Juliet xx

  2. Hi Jo, gorgeous card and great colouring. Love it!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Dottie's World.

    love Dingle.xx

  3. This is fabulous Jo, I love how you've shaped it around Madison too, your colourins fab and I agree a girl can never have too many
    Thanks for joining in on DW.
    Sheila xx

  4. An adorable card Jo! Fantastic colouring and gorg papers too.
    Kim x

  5. Lovely card Jo, fantastic colouring. Enjoy the last of the weekend.

  6. Awwwww, you're so lovely! Fancy supporting the challenge because of my new DT spot, a sign of true friendship!! And I know you love the H&M downloads, lol!
    This card is fab and I love the way you've allowed the feet to overlap the oval - great touch.
    I'm all partied out now and need a lie down, hee hee! xx

  7. lovely card Jo, who is a naughty girl buying all those pencils? But 48 colours just ain't enough! Tee hee. Have a lovely week. Kim

  8. Gorgeous card Jo, I love the colouring and I agree you can never have too many pencils.
    I recently bought my first lot of pro markers but have emailed you about these

    Jackie x

  9. Gorgeous card and great colouring.Love how it's shaped around Madison.


  10. Gorgeous card Jo :-) I agree 48 pencils is not enough !! :-)))You HAVE to get them all !! :-) We NEED them eh !!!
    The image is lovely and your colouring is beautiful :-) I have never tried outlines with them, tho I should give that a try !
    Love the paper too and the flowers are fab :-)

    Lorraine x x

  11. Oooh, fab card Jo! I love the cute image and the way you've shaped the oval to fit her feet!
    I love the sentiment too! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  12. Gorgeous card, love the colours and fab image.

  13. Hi Jo, sounds like you had a good week and even got the ironing done too, that's such a lovely feeling that I very rarely have :). I love your card, such a gorgeous image and that shocking pink is fantastic, love it. Sounds like you found a good contact for the prisma's, I'm still lacking a few of those so I may tap you up for the details. Hope you have a good week. Hugs, Chris x

  14. Aw Jo that's gorgeous!! How sweet of you to be so supportive of Tara, she is ace isn't she.
    Thank you for

  15. fabulous card Jo, I love the stunning papers you have used, the colouring makes me want to buy some Prismas but as I just bought another 10 Copics maybe not lol xxx

  16. Just gorgeous Jo. Love the bright colours against the coffee and cream. Thank you for joining us on Dottie's World this week.


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