Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Fab 'n' Funky - Shaped Cards

Wow, the past two weeks have just whizzed by! I spent one of them in bed really poorly, then we had a lovely visit from my delicious lil' nieces and their mummy. It was so gorgeous to have them with us, but I'd have liked to have been in full health for it. So the last couple of days I've taken it a bit slower and enjoyed just catching up on some of my DT creations. It's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and our lovely hostess Ginny has chosen the theme 'Shaped Cards', which of course had me reaching for my Go Create dies.

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This lil' cutie patootie is called Lupita. I have such a soft spot for Lacy Sunshine stamps, so I was so pleased to find they were our sponsor for this challenge. I've been wanting to colour up this cutie for a while. I've used a mix of Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image. Heather was really generous with the DT giving us a stamp each to work with.

I so often go for pinks, or similar girly shades, but this time I was drawn to using blues. I do love gingham, pretty much in any colour so I had a bit of a hunt for the right shade to work with my image and found a lovely blue gingham paper in a Craftwork Cards Baby Boy set of papers. 

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I got a very exciting parcel in the post the other day, which contained the latest Magnolia Doohickey 'Le Jardin' Magazine. So of course I had to try and squeeze a few of the new dies onto this make. I just love that fabulous window die with it's cute heart shutters. I really like the large leaf dies too. I decided not to swamp the card by adding blooms and just to finish with a simple little gingham bow.

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The sentiment is from a Pink Paislee puffer sticker set called Switchboard. I thought the card needed a little 'pop' of colour as it was all so blue, and this little splash of orange I thought was quite fun. I felt it needed balance though, so I used my Coral Promarker on a pink pearl heart and put it in the opposing corner to give a little balance. That was it, job done!

Thanks for stopping in for a wee visit today. I'm looking forward to catching up on visiting my blog buds now I finally have some energy again. So glad to be over that horrid bug. Do stop in to the Fab 'n' Funky blog to see what my fabulous teamies did for their interpretation of the 'Shaped Card' challenge. You won't be disappointed! I'll catch you again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge: For The Girls
Crafting Musketeers: #23 ~ Ribbons & Pearls
Crafty Catz: #268 ~ Use Your Dies & Punches
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: #80 ~ Use a Sentiment
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge : #141 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Special Lady/Girly

19 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Adorable. Loved the shape you chose.

Alison Barlow said...

This is just gorgeous, Wends. That image is adorable and I love your colour combo and those fab dies. Sorry to hear you've been ill - hope you'll soon be feeling great again.
Hugs, Alison xx

Chris said...

It's gorgeous Wends! Fabulous colouring of that cute image, lovely design and colour choice. Your die cuts are fab too and the pop of red is perfect!
Chris
x

Wendy said...

Love this Wends, it's absolutely gorgeous and so adorable, fab new dies.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Wendy said...

Love this Wends, it's absolutely gorgeous and so adorable, fab new dies.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Wends...love this sweet image and your lovely new dies. Good to hear you are on the mend. hugs, Pat K x

Jacee said...

What a lovely creation, gorgeous coloring on a sweet image, lovely!
hugs Jacee
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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wendy glad that you are feeling better, and what a gorgeous card this is, love the shape and colours also the die cuts and last but not least that beautiful image, superb make.
hugs
lorraine x

Helene Siermans said...

Love it! Great shape, wonderful die cuts too. The little girl is simply adorable!

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!
Nick

Judith said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better Wends and just love this gorgeous card - you've certainly had fun with your lovely dies and it all looks fab with the lovely gingham check hugs Judith x

aussie aNNie said...

Super cute Wendy, fab dies used too.xx
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Ginny said...

gorgeous, as always :) love the colour combo, your colouring, everything. Glad to hear you're feeling better xx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Wendy.Hope you're feeling better. xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Wendy...Beautiful card....great shape....and what a darling little image...
Hope you are feeling better now....Joolsx

Rebecca Billard said...

So Pretty! Love the image and the dies you have used! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

Sue said...

Love this Wends!! some great dies too lots of huggles Sue xx

Jo Nevill said...

Such a pretty card, love the image you used.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Marcy said...

Super cute card! Love how you added some pieces in kraft and the sweet image. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

Paula Rowson said...

Stunning card love the color comb and the shape. Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk - Paula(Crafting MusketeersDT)

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