Wednesday 22 February 2012

#105 Reading Time in Olden Times

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - time
Sponsor & prize this week - Crafty Emma (£10 voucher)

I inked up for my DT card this week, in order for me to use this adorable image from Sarah Kay and one, I have to admit, I haven't used for a long while. If it has a proper name (which I am sure it has), I sorry but I can't tell you as it's not on the original packaging which I still have to safely keep it in before it goes into my 'Stamp File'.

The sketch I have followed is from the CLP challenge this month, but me being me, I rotated it so it was upside down.  The image was stamped onto white card before I cut the shaping around it using the largest of the Spellbinders Labels 22 dies (embossing it too for good measure) and I then created my own larger mat for it from the same blue card-stock as I had chosen for the base and mounted it using glue gel for dimension. I coloured the image, needless to say, with my Promarkers, including a couple of the new Spring release colours which of course, I simply had to get my mitts on!  Yes, the little lad has ginger hair, but my son had this kind of hair style when he was small (it was fashionable at the time I hasten to add!!!) and he seems to think I have to always colour this one so it looks vaguely like him with his big sis - so when he saw which stamp I had got out I was under orders. LOL.

The several layers of papers I have used were distressed at the edges before being sewn into position and the horizontal cut work designs following the design layout were made from a deep cream 'woven' textured card (as were the swirling leaves) and also from off-white pearlescent card too which I used on the taller row of flowers.  I also made the 3 blue flower embellishments from two different shades of blue card and the two pink horizontal elements of the sketch (see below), I interpreted as two ribbon/bow 'butterflies' with blue pearls in the centre to match the 3 pearls I added to the corner for balance.

On the inside of my card I replicated the basic elements of my layout, reducing it a little in size. The sentiment on the nestie shape is from TLC and the February calendar from Cindy over at Bluebird Flats. Having cut myself more floral borders, I made a less dimensional flower (well, whilst pretty dimensional considering it is for the inside of the card is nothing like as 3-D as the roses on the front, LOL), and also the two-layered tag with the word birthday cut out of it. This was slotted behind the central mat (which was attached using glue gel along 3 sides especially to accommodate the tag fitting behind), the tag having the 'to' and 'from' written on the back of it.  So, a very dimensional card overall but I am giving it to a friend by hand this weekend and not having to squeeze it into an envelope!

Hope you like it!

Tine :)

CLP - design layout              
Glitter Geeks - girls & boys
Stamping Boutique - stitching
Bunny Zoe - celebration
Do You Stack Up - layers 
Sundays With Crissy - birthday
Corrosive - dimension
Allsorts - free & easy February
Secret Crafter - bingo (I have actually managed two rows! LOL, - middle row of swirls, flowers, pearls & bottom row of ribbon, bow & leaves)
Whimsy - monochromatic
Totally Papercraft - ribbons & bows
Sentimental Sundays - use a sentiment
Die Cuttin' Divas - favourite pets
Tuesday Throwdown - winter blues (use blue)
Fashionable Stamping - (no digi images) - monochromatic plus one
Stamping for the Weekend - photo insp


  1. Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with

  2. Stunning!.....lovely image, beautifully coloured cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

  3. Thanks for joining our "Bingo" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Gorgeous card~~love the softness you captured!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!

  5. Oh how adorable Tine! Ive never seen that stamp before, its real cute! I love how you did the inside too, Ive got to look for that spellbinders die. :)

  6. Oh my gosh - this is so pretty. Love the colours and the image is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. ow a gorgeous creation and great take on our Bingo theme this week, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  8. This is such a sweet card and that little couple is just adorable! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  9. Hello
    A really beautiful card, with a cute image. Great take on the colorcombo.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
    Gunn :-)

  10. What a beautiful card. Love the pet at the bottom of your card. Too cute. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  11. Beautiful card, outside and inside! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  12. OH this is fabulous! I like how you rotated the sketch. That image is so cute too. Thanks for joining us at CLP this month! Hope to see you back.

  13. Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with Die Cuttin' Divas this week.--Pat N.

  14. Oh wow such an adorable creation and one fabulous use of the challenge theme and a super cute image too,

    Thank You so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 173: Bingo I hope you join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  15. LOVELY and so delicate!
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    xxx Ellie xxx

  16. This is a gorgeous card Tine. I love the pastel colours and you have designed and embellished this perfectly to showcase that fabulous image.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC for our monochromatic + one challenge.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  17. Beautiful use of blues, Tine! Fabulous image and such gorgeous flowers! I'm so glad you are sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. It's wonderful !
    NanaConnie DT

  18. lovely card Tine, very cute and the image is adorable
    thanks for joining our challenge over at the Stamping Boutique
    TSB DT

  19. It's such a lovely card with great elements. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  20. Beautiful card. Love the soft blue color and image is awesome. What a perfect sentiment you have used. I am glad that you have entered your card for Sentimental Sundays challenge this week.

  21. Great card! Cute image!
    Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

  22. Gorgeous card.. lovely colours.. Hugs, Brittany, xoxo

  23. Hi Christine,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.

    I decided to track you back, glad I did for I see your lovely card. Inspiring!


  24. A really sweet card and your colouring is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for joining in with the FSC monochrome +1 challenge.
    Fliss x

  25. So soft and beautiful - good luck at The Stamping Boutique Stitching Challenge

  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

  27. wow Christine what a stunning design, you used the colours so perfectly and a double wow for your colouring too
    Mina xxx

  28. This is gorgeous Tine! I love this soft blue! Your coloring is fantastic as always too! Love the ginger hair and the story too! So now we know if we see more little boys with this color hair!