Dream Valley - True Blue

Oh wow, it's the 1st of December already! Where oh where has this year gone?!!! My babies are growing up too fast! Just stop the world for a bit, I need some more time. I am sliding in here today by the seat of my pants, last minute photoshoot of my wee make right before it was due to go live on our challenge blog. Naughty me! Last minute lass. But enough about that, it's December 1st! That's tree trimming day in our house, so I'll share a couple of pics with you tomorrow.

The fabby stamp above is from Lacy Sunshine Stamps who is our wonderful sponsor for this fortnights challenge at Dream Valley. I just love this Parisian flavoured stamp. It's called, Adele City Girl. I'd have loved to colour her hat in a tartan pattern as the pal this card is for is Scottish. But I couldn't quite work out how in a blue theme! So blue it is.

I found some gorgeous blue velvet ribbons in my stash and kinda built the card around those. The dark blue crushed velvet is gorgeous, it's a shame it doesn't show up well in the pics. I had to fold my double bow very carefully to keep the velvet on the outside of the loops, an interesting and finger fumbling process. But I got there. It has quite a nice 'floppy rabbit ear' look to it in reality.

The doily I gave a good cup of coffee and scrunched it up a bit before adding to the card. I didn't want a stark white doily on this make, as I was keen to use my lovely natural cotton lace. I added a lovely Freckled Fawn wooden heart and two quickutz photo corners to finish the card and a lovely sentiment from a Little Darlings set. The die I've used here is a La La Land stitched tabs die.

I had coloured the mat behind the image a much brighter blue, more like the background colour on the Basic Grey Lauderdale designer paper, but when I put it all together, it looked awful. So after my panic moment was over, I just pulled out a denim blue Promarker and carefully coloured around the image trying not to ink the image itself. Fortunately, I'd already run the image around my Faded Jeans distress ink, so it didn't show in the couple of places I got too close! It looks SO much better with the darker mat. So I was really pleased with my rescue attempt.

It's pumpkin time here in New Zealand and I've a million things to do tomorrow. My pillow is calling, so I bid you goodnight. Make sure you pop on over to the Dream Valley Challenge blog to see what amazing creations my lovely DT sista's have come up with. Better still, come on over and join in our challenge too. I look forward to seeing your take on our 'True Blue' theme. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge: #122 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #85 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Take Your Pick - Blue and Ribbon & Lace
613 Avenue Create: #100 ~ Anything Goes with optional twist - Calendar
Moving Along With The Times: Inspired By A Song ~ I'm Blue by Eiffel 65
A Little Bit Crafty: Anything Goes - But Not Christmas! Final Farewell Challenge
A Creative Romance: Something Old (I've had the doily and velvet ribbon for years!)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: #128 ~ Distress It. Inked edges and coffee stained doily

Update: I won the Papertake Weekly Challenge! Woohoo!! Awesome 'Simon Says' prize :)


Jacee said…
Such a lovely design, great image and I love the colours too.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
She is a saeetie and your card is gorgeous
Oops that should be sweetie x
Gorgeous card Wendy love the image thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Dianne x DT
Lin said…
What a cute image, Wendy, and I love how you brought her to life! Thanks for shring this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Hey you, get yourself over to Papertake Weekly.......if you haven't already lol! xx

P.S. Fab card x
Pami said…
Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x
Dawn T said…
Love all the beautiful blues.
Barb said…
Fabulous card with beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Brown Sugar challenge. Barb
Lin said…
Your image is coloured beautifully. Love all the details on the card.

Thanks for sharing with us

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Josephine said…
Fabulous card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

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