Friday, 10 February 2012

For Dorcas.....






















Welcome to this special hop in honour of my blog-buddy, Dorcas, who is understandably feeling a bit low at the moment after her much loved feline companion of many years was sadly killed in a road accident. This card then, Dorcas, is FOR YOU!  I do hope you like this one - it was a bit of a rush to get it made for you & posted out at short notice - & you know I don't do quick cards, LOL, but I hope that it cheers you up a little at least at this difficult time). Bet you can't wait to check your postbox! LOL. You should have arrived at my blog from Tracey's blog - and if anyone else around Blogland would like to join in with our hop you might want to start at the beginning at Stacey's.





















The Promarker-ed image is of course, LOTV, this one being 'Rosie Posy' with her bouquet of flowers.  I only got her & a few other LOTV gems a couple of weeks ago & haven't had time to ink her up before now. The card base, whilst still square is actually a little smaller than I usually use as I generally create my own base from A4 card but this was a pre-scored card complete with envelope so was perfect for a quick turn around card that had to go through the mail. I even managed to find some card to match the pretty, spring-like floral papers which I though rather cheery. I also paper-pieced her outfit for a soft pattern effect to match in.  Her mat was cut using the largest of the Spellbinders' Labels 18 set of standard dies so I had to I do the 'fake Nestie' trick of drawing around the die & cutting out by hand to give me the pink mat to go behind the image.

Whist relatively flat still has some dimension.

It actually took a few dies & punches to create my floral embellishment. The largest of the flowers was created using 2 different dies - the outer section being from the newish Marianne Craftables lacy oval shape set (CR1204) which came with a flower too. This section was the smallest of those included 3 floral dies. The centre petals were cut using one from a set of Marianne Creatables flower dies. The tiny pink flowers scattered about were punched using a Woodware punch but I went 'all creative' for the blossom that I thought matched the pattern of the dp pretty well really. For those 2 dimensional blossoms I cut out the berries from Spellbinders' poinsettia set of dies from pink card, folding back one of the berries to lie against the other 2. I then punched a circle (from Do-Crafts), coloured it with Promarkers and cut 2 'V'-shapes into it at the top & bottom to echo the dp flower design. These were set onto 2 differing swirling sprigs (Double-Do dies) and there is the perhaps recognisable punched trellis of Martha Stewart's running across the background. All I had to do then was dot my flowers with a few gems and I had managed to keep this relatively flat for posting too. Well, I did use some glue gel to raise my image up slightly - but I do like a bit if dimension if I can.


I kept the insert relatively simple (& flat!!!!) by printing a sentiment from TLC onto deckled-edged paper. Now that I have finished telling you about my latest creation, you should hop along over to Babs' blog who has a gorgeous creation made especially for you, Dorcas.

Tine :)


P.S.  I am sure you won't mind me entering this card into a few challenges.....

Sir Stampalot - in the garden
Crafts & Me - (use a new image)
Sparkles Forum - new crafty goodies (believe it or not this adorable stamp as well as 2 of the dies)
Crafty Pad - fresh, spring colours
Digital Tuesday - red or pink
Papertake - anything goes.

22 comments:

  1. Tine, I love this image and your coloring. You did an awesome job. I learned that "faux" nestie from Dorcas, too. Hugs, dj (Debbie)

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  2. wow what you made is so very beautiful and the color is perfect! Hugs. Larisa. xx

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  3. Beautiful card! The pretty backing paper goes perfect with the image.
    Love Pearl x

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  4. This is so sweet Tine. :-) Seems to me you did a wonderful "quick" card. The soft colors are lovely. Hugs!

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  5. Tine, its just gorgeous!! This is my second hop through the hop, first time I just looked and weeped and now I'm hopping to tell you all how much I appreciate the kind thoughts. (and of course who appreciates the work that goes into making a card more than a cardmaker?)
    Thank you soooo much!!

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  6. This is so pretty Tine, love the colours and cute image....also that latice work. Great card. Hugs lin

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  7. You guys are such special friends to do this for her. I am sure you brightened her day.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  8. This is the sweetest Tine! Perfect for this occasion! Does not looked rushed at all, it is fabulous as always! I love it all, the papers, your coloring, the trellis, your handmade flowers! Thank You for joining us, especially on such short notice. I know she appreciates it and it added some joy to this sad day!

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  9. Tine,
    This is simply wonderful.
    I have a hard time making quick cards for sad occasions too... happens all too often lately.
    Thanks for such a loving thought.
    I think I'll have to come re-hopping later so I can see what everybody else wrote... lol

    Love, Laura

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  10. Lovely!! I just love this card Tine, the colours, image, everything is wonderful.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  11. How sad for Dorcas and how nice of you go organise this. I love your gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  12. What a lovely card, Christine! When I look at it, it is, as if spring is already here... in real life we have tons of snow here in Austria *brrr*
    Have a nice weekend!!

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  13. I love your gorgeous card :) and i know dorcas will love it too

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  14. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at SMC for our * New Crafty Goodies * Challenge.

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

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  15. Oh this is so pretty and I am sure Dorcas is going to love it. I hope she feels better soon. Thank you so much for sharing and playing along in the Spring Colors challenge at The Crafty Pad this week. We also have a DT call on the moment if you are interested in applying :)

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  16. A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  17. Tine, this is lovely!
    Dorcas is a lucky lady to have such dear friends!
    Thanks for sharing this little gem with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  18. aww this is absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  19. fabulous card and even more fabulous colouring Tine...Dorcas will love it...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

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  20. Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
    over at Sir Stampalot this month
    and good luck !

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  21. Beautiful garden themed card. Very pretty pastels .Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot Challenge, Ruth :)

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