Sunday, 24 April 2011

Springtime at Kenny K

Hi all, and I am soo pleased that the good folk over at the Kenny K challenge blog asked me to be GDT this week. Thrilled!...and the theme they are using this time around is 'Spring'.

I chose to use this happy young gal, a digi called 'Queen's Cutie' and I have her sat in a sunny, floral arbour, a gazebo I created using a Martha Stewart punch. I coloured her with Promarkers sat her on a bench in front of the white fence and then created a second fence which I cut down a little to narrow it before slicing it through to bend it over to form the archway.

The simply gorgeous paper towards the bottom of the card is from Bearly Mine and I printed more of it off to create the flowers running over the trellis-work & also to decoupage a few of the flowers on the paper at her feet. I then cut out some of the leaves from the extra paper and mounted them on the card at angles using Pinflair glue for dimension. More flowers were added from punching with a Woodware punch with centre circles which were residue from a Fiskars punch design and I popped on tiny leaves which were also the cut out bits from a Fiskar's border punch. For the swirling tendrils (which allowed the flowers to grow up the trellis), I coloured paper using my Promarkers and then punched out using an X-cut punch, only using the part of the design I needed. I then 'doodled' myself something akin to peachy coloured delphiniums with my Promarkers (I know delphiniums are shades of blue but I wanted peach ones today!), gave them a hint of sky around them & cut them out to layer behind the top of the fence - et voila.

The inside of the card

I also decorated the inside of the card the same way as the front, but created a pocket where the garden is at the lower half of the card. I created a tag to go into the pocket which is in 2 layers, sandwiching the de-constructed fence around to echo the 'gazebo' on the front. The sentiment is from Sentiments4You and I added more flowers to the centre of it as a bouquet. The tag therefore also acts as a 'To' & 'From' which can be written by hand for a more personal touch.

I would like to thank the Krafty Girlz over at Kenny K for have me play along with them this week & I hope you all like the resulting card!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for:
Digital Tuesday - punches (digi image & paper as well as 5 punches!)
Sentimental Sundays - punches (as
Kaboodle Doodles - thoughts of Spring or Easter
Fussy & Fancy - Springtime
Crafty Emma - Spring colours/image
CIUWK -recipe (flowers/for a lady/pink)
A Spoonful of Sugar - celebrate
Pixie Cottage - sketch &/or happy birthday
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - tags (mine is on the inside of the card)
Paper Romance - tags
Ladybug - anything goes
Tip Top - open challenge.


  1. Such a gorgeous card!
    Love the colors, the flowers and the gazebo are awesome details!
    Hugs from Maya

  2. So glad you are our guest designer at KKKG this week. Stunning colouring and use of the pattern paper!

  3. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie this week.

  4. oh wow-wow-wow, BRILLIANT colouring and lush design...gosh you rock, girl!

  5. This is flabulous Christine! Your colourng is phenominal...especially the hair. I can't get the hang of blonde hair at all :-( Thanks for joining us at LCI this week xx

  6. Beautiful card and perfect colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. AWESOME!!!
    thanks for bein our gdt member this week!!!

  8. Wowza!!! This is fab! Love everything about it!!!

  9. Oops forgot to say that I'm happy you joined us on SSDS!
    Tammy, DT

  10. Amazing, I love your colour choices.

  11. This is just beautiful! Thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy this time! Hope to see you again! Lisa :-)

  12. Brilliant coloring and design on this card, Tine!

  13. oooohhhh Tine you have made this beauty look so perfectly girly on your card...I love the papers and your colouring as always is gobsmacking...Happy Easter to you and those you love
    Mina xxx

  14. FANTASTIC card!! I'm sure they're glad they asked you to guest design!!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  15. What a gorgeous card! Love how you hid your tag on the inside. :)

    We are thrilled you played along with us at SSDS this week!

  16. Hi sweetie, this is so sweet, thanks for joining us with CES hugs pops x

  17. Cute pretty card!!!
    thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  18. The most super fab birthday card! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

  19. That is one gorgeous card, certainly shouts spring to me and your image is coloured so beautifully. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  20. So creative! Love the arbor and the fence! Looks awesome with all those flowers! Great inside too!

  21. this is just beautiful! and i really want to try promarkers after seeing your work!

  22. What a gorgeous card. The colours are so pretty, fab detail and a great insert. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge

  23. Absolutely love the soft colors of your coloring! Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!
    God Bless, Jen

  24. Fabulous card! your coloring is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining our “Let’s Get Punchy” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  25. Superb card, love the trellis! Thanks so much for playing along with Sentimental Sundays this week!!

  26. Totally stunning card.. I love all the little embellies.. Thanks for sharing it with us at CES XX

  27. This is fabulous love the colours.
    Thank you for playing along with us at CES Challenges, good luck hun.
    Thanks for also being GDT at Kenny K's

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

  28. Fabulous card, I love the design :)