Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Lead The Way

Wow, what a whirlwind weekend I've had. We've had our first visitors from the UK since we arrived back in New Zealand, which was so utterly fabulous and the best kind of soul food! Then we've had my in-laws from down South arrive a couple of days into their visit for the weekend too, so it's been all go here. I've not been able to get to the PC for days or to my craft desk, so I'm hankering after a little crafty time today. I've been hunting through some old pics and found a post that I needed to update, so I've done that now and anyone that's interested can see the update here: http://craftykiwimama.blogspot.co.nz/2012/07/gorgeous-girl.html

But for today, I thought I'd share the card I gave to my lovely British friend who was visiting just after her birthday. She's been jet-setting all over the world with her family ours being the stop right in the middle of it all, so I tried to go with a travelling theme. I had a lovely stamp I picked up from Funky Kits which reminded me of her as she's one of those super lucky tall elegant beauties, so the pic was perfect for her! I had kept some paper from one of my Ikea visits off a set of pictures I'd bought there, and the little thumbnail pics were the perfect compliment to this image to bring in the travelling theme. I love to recycle, especially in my craft work, so I've been hanging onto these for the right moment and this was it. Big Ben - London, The Eiffel Tower - Paris and the Flatiron Building - New York City, set the jet-set theme.

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I die cut some Eiffel Towers, added a sentiment shaped from the same set as I used for the image - Spellbinders Label 17 - and some lovely blooms which I edged with tea dye distress ink as they were plain white to start with. I left the lovely cream gardenia blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts plain however so as not to overdo it. I love the fabric bloom with the metal button centre, this comes from a set I thought was a Kaisercraft or Prima set, but can't find the link. I'll update when I do. The lovely velvet ribbon is from stash.

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The steel blue gingham paper is from some loose pages I picked up from Anna Marie Designs at one of the Ally Pally craft fairs I attended and it worked perfectly for this card. 

Here's a closer look at the lovely image from the fabulous Sugar Nellie range of Scottish stamp company Funky Kits called Lead The Way. I gave her caramel coloured hair like my lovely pal has. As always, I coloured the image with my Promarkers. Love those lil' sticks of ink! :)

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That's it for today. I'll list the challenges I'm entering below, otherwise, I'll catch ya later, mwah x

Challenges:

The Sugar Bowl ~ #104 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes
The Hobby House Challenge ~ #1 Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers ~ #170 Use Dies But Not Punches
Passion For Promarkers ~ #200 Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Fab 'N' Funky Challenges ~ #173 For The Girls
Totally Papercrafts ~ #169 Anything Goes

14 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautifully designed card Wendy. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and your detailing looks fabulous.

Thank you, also for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
hugs Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie...

I love today's creation so much...

Fabulous colours too....

Huggles Pops x x x

Juls said...

such a fabulous creation!!! Loving the Parisian theme!! and this little sweetie is just perfect for it!! Thanks for joining us in the sugar bowl! Hugs Juls

Loopylou. said...

hiyah wendy!!
omg how cute is that card?! I love the eiffel towers hunny and that stamp is so cute!! love the shine on her boots
huge hugs Lou xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card love the die cuts and little images. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

Kate at the Hobby House said...

just gorgeous Wendy thank you for sharing it with us and joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous creation....Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky and Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Elaine said...

A gorgeous card Wendy and totally perfect for your friend. A very thoughtful card too with the travel theme and little pics of London, Paris and New York.
Love the flowers!!

Big hugs
Elaine xx

cheiron said...

Ooh la la! Adorable in every way! Thanks for playing along with us in the the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Wishcraft said...

Love this image and what a great design too - love all your details! Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Wendy, love the pretty embelies.

Donna x

Suzette said...

A beautiful card, Thanks for playing with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Suzette x

Pat K said...

Wonderful creation with such a lovely Parisian theme.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. Pat K x

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Wendy,
Gorgeous card; love the addition of the small tickets, and the image is so perfect for the theme. She does indeed look like a fancy jetset girl walking the streets of Paris with her puppy! :-)
Thanks for your comment on the LLC blog, I'm not sure if you've seen that I responded to your comment when you entered the blog candy; yes, I do ship to New Zealand as well! Hope you're enjoying being back there; we've had a miserable Summer so far here in the UK... :-(

Take care,
Sandy xx

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