Friday 25 March 2011

Oranges & Lemons

Prairie Fairy GDT - theme 'Inspired by a Nursery Rhyme'

Hi and part two of my double posting for today, and this card, in case you couldn't tell, was inspired by the nursery rhyme Oranges & Lemons. The colours, obviously, rather than the fact that these ever so sweet children could be playing the accompanying 'game' to the song - for starters they would need a few more to play! LOL.

The image is a adorable, isn't it? It is called 'A Helping Hand' from Roberta's Store. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and paper-pieced their outfits. The totally gorgeous ribbons are from Fantastic Ribbons and the orange coloured one started life as white and I coloured it with my Promarkers to match the layout.

I created an insert for the card too, and whilst sadly, my own mother is no longer with us, she would have loved this particular verse. To her, a card was not a card unless it included heartfelt words and really appreciated a long poem. To accompany this particularly beautiful message, I added a lighter copy of the image, setting it behind the text. I really recommend making the picture bigger to read the text as I for one, find it very moving. I think that my mother would also have appreciated the sandy-haired boy who looks just like my son did at that age - my daughter wasn't blonde though! LOL.
I hope Roberta & the team over at Prairie Fairy are pleased with the result and I would like to thank them for asking me to play along with them this week.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Crafty Emma - favourite song or inspired by a song (Oranges & Lemons!)
Crafty Pad - use a digi
Simply Create - monochrome (I am hoping the orange counts as the deepest tonal value of that colour palette)
Cupcake - monochrome
Ladybug - monochrome
Catch The Bug - baby/child
Bearly Mine - Mother's Day (what Mother's heart would not melt at that cute twosome)
Ooh-la-la - Mother's Day
ECP - Mother's Day
Simon Says - Mother's Day
Stamping for the Weekend - for Mum/Mother's Day
Craft Your Days Away - mum or special lady.


  1. Beautiful card - love the image ,perfect for a mothers day card
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  2. Oh my gosh Tine, this is STUNNING! The orange and yellow is gorgeous, and that verse made me cry (my mother is no longer with us anymore either), how true it is. Just a beautiful and touching creation! Love every bit of it.

  3. Girl!!! You're at my colors again! lol Of course I LOVE this! Beautiful coloring and awesome colors and totally sweet image and OMGoodness tearjerker poem.*snuffle snuffle* Any Mom would love this, well done!

  4. Wonderful card, such a lovely image. Thanks so much for joining us at LCI this week. Good week. Pami x

  5. I just love this card and the image is adorable.Thanks for joining in with this weeks CES Challenge!

  6. Stunning card! The image is adorable and the colours fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  7. cute card! thank you for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  8. Tine this is lovely! Your paper piecing/shading is brilliant and this image is new to me.

  9. Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. Such a fab image and I love your choice of colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Such a darling card. It's soo cute and great with the sunshine colours. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  11. I've never said this before.....but I feel very moved by this card....even before I had read the verse, there is something very special about the image, and paired with the verse it had quite an effect on me.....I am really glad you have shared this with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, thank you. Hugs, Ali x

  12. I absolutely love this, Tine. Fabulous colours, great piecing and lovely colouring as always. I really like what you do with the ribbons too. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  13. Your card is absolutely beautiful and the verse inside very special something my own mother likes aswell she always reads the verse first

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  14. OMGosh, that really pricked my eyes.... Your card is stunning Christine - the colouring is just wonderful, and that verse is truly beautiful. I especially love how you used the image outline in the insert - inspired!! Thanks for sharing with us at BMC! :o) xx

  15. Oh so cute! Love these colors! Thanks for playing in our monochrome challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

  16. STUNNING! Love it, the inside is inspirational and wow the colours are fantastic and you know I love your paper piecing, always done to perfection :) xx

  17. Oh this is just darling! I am sorry your mum is not longer with you but it is touching you can still think of her especially when you craft. I am sure she would be proud of you for this creation and is smiling down on you. Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

  18. this image is adorable! thank you so much for playing with Bugaboo stamps! Joy DT

  19. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at BMD.....


  20. Hi Christine that is stunning I love that image and the colour choice is fabulous as is the verse inside it. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  21. Stunning! Love the image and colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

  22. This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the image on the front - it looks terrific but I really like what you did with just the outline of the image on the inside - lovely technique! So happy to have you as our guest designer this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  23. What a great inspiration Christine. The image was made for this card.

  24. Beautiful card Christine, Bertie's image is adorable and the paper piecing looks fab. Thanks for sharing the lovely verse with us, it's really moving.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Mothers Day / girlie challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  25. Lovely! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

  26. wow Tine I love this colour combo its so fresh and zingy...perfect paper piecing and the image is beautiful
    Mina xxx

  27. Lovely card and beautiful colours - thanks for joining in with our Mother’s Day challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

    Crafty Creations by AJ