Sunday 31 October 2010

Julia’s Present

Hi all. As you can see, I am diligently getting on with my Christmas cards and today’s design uses a digi from Mami Doodles called ‘Julia’s Present’. She looks to me to have the face of a porcelain doll whilst retaining the body of a rag-doll, so I have run with this idea, using the lovely sketch over at Truly Scrumptious.

I have added faux blanket stitch to the sketch’s elements, to create a kind of patchwork in the background which I though went nicely with the ragdoll idea. This was done with a Gelly Roll pen. I also wanted to keep the card relatively simplistic for a more child-like feel, again because of the ‘doll’ image. With this in mind I coloured the image with Promarkers with the addition of glitter courtesy of Stickles.

The optional theme running along with the sketch over at TS, is ‘petals, pins and pearls’, and I used pearly heart-shaped pins and handmade flowers. Unusually, I only used the 2 flowers, going against the rule of only using odd numbers, but this seemed right in this case somehow, possibly because her hair beads where in two’s and the card flowers took up the same amount of space as the width of the 3 pins to retain a balance. Don’t know for sure….? Maybe it is just me though, and you would have used 3 flowers! LOL.

Right I think that is it for today. Take care and have a good day!

Tine :)

This card was created for the following Challenges:

Truly Scrumptious – sketch (optional ‘petals, pins and pearls’)

Colour Create – purple/aqua/white

Papertake – sparkly &; bright

Creative Inspirations – glitter, glamour &; girly

ABC – glitter

Bah! Humbug! – presents

Crafty Cardmakers – use a freebie ( image was, though now costs $1 I think)

Tip Top – anything goes.


  1. Absolutely beautiful. Coloring and background are perfect.

  2. Absoloutely gorgeous and I love your take on the sketch. Your design papers are great and mix so well together. I do like your colour combination it's cool and serene. The two hand made flowers are just fab.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challnge at Bah!Humbug!

  3. Oh Christine yet another beautiful card and how neat is your blanket stitch what a great idea! Love your flowers, was watching them being demonstrated on create and craft yesterday and had a little go, mine dont look as nice as yours though :)xx

  4. Gorgeous card Tine, love the way you've shaded the image. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  5. oh wow the colours are just so pretty - love your pins and well everything. Just love your interpretation of our theme of 'presents'. Thanks for joining us at Bah! Humbug!
    Ann xxx

  6. Fabulous card, Tine!! Beautiful colouring and a great layout!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week. Juliexx

  7. A.Dor.a.ble!! Love her little funky braids!

  8. Beautiful card Tine and such a cute image too! Love your colouring and the gorgeous colour scheme and design. Gorgeous flowers too. Chris x

  9. wow Tine shes a cutie and your colouring of her is fab...gorgeous colours
    Mina xxx

  10. Ooooh, Tine. That's so gorgeous. Love those colours and the image is super.

  11. Very pretty colour combination for such a sweet image. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  12. Stunning! Beautiful layout and I adore your style of highlighting!

  13. So pretty. :) Thank you for joining us at TTT at



  14. gorgeous card :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and sparkle are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  15. WOW this is absolutely stunning that image along with your design is so beautiful thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.,
    Lorraine x

  16. Such a sweet card,love the image and your colour theme,papers and detail are great...Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious..
    Mandy xx

  17. Hiya Tine, another amazing card, what a cute image!

    The colours & depth are amazing. Great stuff from a special talented lady!

    Take care
    Big hugs

  18. Oh, so cute! Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  19. Hello!

    Cute, cute, cute card! I love the image and your coloring and layout are perfection!


    Barbara Diane