Friday, 25 June 2010

Never Enough Hours In The Day.........

Well I think that I am finally starting to make some headway and with a bit of luck by next week I will have caught up with everything that I need to do!!

So sorry that I've been a little quiet this week but I've been trying to get everything done that needs to be done - I'm sure you know how it is!!  Tomorrow I am off to The Craft Barn to take my classes using the Belles 'n' Whistles stamps so I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you one of the cards that I made for the Extravaganza Weekend using the Belles 'n' Whistles Cupcake stamp. (And no this isn't one of the cards we'll be making tomorrow!) 

Infact Belles 'n' Whistles have currently got a challenge going over on their blog to make a card using the colours White, Pink and Brown so I thought I'd enter this card for it.

The background for the card was made using Bo Bunny Double Dot papers in Almond Dot, which I stamped over using my fine flourish stamp off of my Fancy Flourish stamp sheet. (The wording also came from this sheet too.) As you can see I used my Martha Stewart Cupcake punch for this card to create my border and the whole of the card was lightly spritzed using Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.

I coloured my Belles 'n' Whistles image using Copics in shades of pink and brown and then lightly distressed around the panel using Antique Linen Distress ink and a blending tool.  I used the same inkpad to ink up the fine flourish stamp to create a border down the left side of the panel.

Here's a closer look so you can see the colouring a bit better of the image. You can't really tell from this photo but once I'd finished colouring the image with my Copic Ciaos I then used the Copic Spicas to add some shimmer here and there before using small amounts of Diamond  and Platinum glitter glue.  So all in all this is one very sparkly card!!


Sharon G said...

I love this card Kay, and the colour combinaton is beautiful. I just love these stamps but I am just about managing to hold on to my willpower (for once!!)

Sharon G

gandi said...

Beautiful card!!! I love it!

Bluefairy4U said...

Lovely card Kay, lovely colours, I knew you wouldn't be putting a card on your blog for those who are attending your delightfull class tomorrow, cannot wait for tomorrow !!!
Look forward to seeing you and your lovely mum lol Jo.xxxx

G Peplow said...

Hi Kay, such a pretty card, love the colours that you've used, xx

Sally H said...

So beautiful Kay! I lvoe that colour combo. It reminds me of hand tinted sepia photos. stunning!

lisa said...

I was so busy admiring your lovely colouring and adorable girl I couldn't find the cupcake punch and thought you must have forgotten it and then I spotted it!!! Must need my eyes testing. Doesn't it work brilliantly with the stamp. I love your colours too, they sing cupcakes.
Have a great day with your class.
Hugs Lisax

Lou said...

Hi!Kay,this is just so lovely and gorgeous colours.
Pretty little girl and that cupcake-just perfect.
Have a lovely day,hugs Lou.xx

chris said...

Hi Kay
wow what a stunner, its perfect.

Sarn said...

Just lovely!

Fleur said...

Hi Kay, this is just so lovely. I love yor sepia tones & the hint of colour is the perfect touch
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Lovely card and the colour combo is yummy, just fitting for a cupcake!

Received the Aug issue of Craft Stamper yesterday, so I'm going to sit down and read your article on the Starburst Stains.

Hugs, Pauline x

Unknown said...

Kay, this is such a sweet card - thank you for sharing it with us! Hope your class goes well. Thank you for joining us at Belles N Whistles and good luck!

Chelsea said...

Hi Kay,
I must say she is so darling!
One of my favorite BnW Stamp.
Wonderful soft coloring and love those shimmers.
Thank you for joining us at Belles 'n Whistles this week.
Hope to see you back on our next weekly challenge.

Anonymous said...

Your coloring is FABULOUS! I think this card is perfect.

Lilian said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring with the markers and I love the shimmer accents you added. Thanks for joining the Belles N Whistles Challenge!

Julie said...

Love the colours you've used and the image is so sweet. xxx

Kay Carley said...

Thanks everyone so much for your lovely comments - they mean a lot!

Pauline - I hope you enjoyed the Starburst Stains article - perhaps you can break into your set of stains now!

Kay xx

Kay Carley said...

Sandra - I am unable to access your blog as when I click on your name it tells me that you haven't made your profile public therefore not giving me your blog details! Any chance you can rectify this so I can come and visit you?

Kay xx

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love all the glimmer!!!