Thursday, 14 July 2011

Shaped Stepped Card

Hi everyone.  First of all I would just like to say thank you to everyone for your kind comments regarding my Copic Certification.  They were all very much appreciated!  (Also I know that some of you have been asking how I am now - I'll tell you all another time!!)

Without further ado here is the card that I've got to show you today which is one that I made earlier this year using some of the fabulous Molly Bloom stamps from Sir Stampalot.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed working with these stamps!  As you can see I thought it would be nice to make something a little different with the stamps and decided to create a garden scene with dimension!

The girl (Molly), the stamped flowers, butterfly and bee are all from the Molly Bloom range, the fence and flower border are MS punches and the large blue die-cut flowers and swirls are Magnolia DooHickey dies.  The shaped panel at the back is a large Nestabilities die (Labels One) and the papers are from an old range by My Minds Eye.

Here's a closer look at the back panel for you. The stamped leaves around the flower panel are from a Leafy Swirl clear stamp set by Woodware that Francoise Read designed and the wording is from a Personal Impressions stamp set designed by Paula Pascual.  The shaping at the bottom of the panel is a MS edging punch called Topiary.  The small punched out flowers were done using the MS Hydrangea punch.

And here's a closer look at Molly for you.  All the colouring was achieved using Copic markers.  I hope you like it!!

Molly Bloom stamps from Sir Stampalot.
Copic markers and MS punches from The Glitter Pot or The Craft Barn.
Grand Nestabilities Labels One die and Magnolia DooHickey dies from The Glitter Pot.

And talking of The Glitter Pot and The Craft Barn they are both having a 50% of Summer Sale at the moment so you may want to check them out and see what bargains are to be had!!

I'd like to enter this card into the Allsorts Free and Easy July Challenge (Week 111) and the Sir Stampalot Anything Goes July Challenge.


Craftnut said...

lovely as always Kay xx

craftymum said...

GORGEOUS card kay
hugs sarah x

brenda said...

Wow Kay, I like very very much, so my sort of thing and absolutely adore it.

Actully working with Molly muself today for a tut I've been asked to do, not a Molly one but she sorts of fits the bill nicely.

Thanks so much for joining in at Stampalot this month, lovely yo see you here.

Hope you are OK.

B x

brenda said...

Typical me Kay, meant to thank for for joining at Allsorts as well.

B x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Kay, Lovely to see you here, and with a gorgeous card too. So many pretty details. Big Hugs Gay xxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kay, hoping all is well with you. Really lovely card so much work it must have taken you a very, very, long time. Love the flowers and colouring. Love to Mum and Dad Keep well, hugs

Jill said...

This is a gorgeous card Kay! LOVE your colouring and the scene you've made is awsome :)
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs

pinky said...

Its just adorable, so much to catch the eye and all beautifully put together. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Lou said...

Hi!there Kay,i have been thinking about how you are :0)
Your card is so lovely,lots of gorgeous detail and i really love how you have used the punched edges-just perfect.
you take care,

Mags said...

Lovely card - gosh how much work in that - but so effective

Mags x

Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Though I'm not really a fan of the Molly Blooms characters, the card is gorgeous. Fantastic colouring as always. A lot of effort has gone into the construction.

We're off to see Bryan Ferry at Westernbirt Arboretum and it's just started raining! Aarrgh!

Hope you're bearing up with the back problems. It can be really depressing and debilitating. Thinking of you, take care, hugs, Pauline xx

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous scene Kay, so many beautiful details to discover in it!


Whisper said...

Wow stunning and a real work of art too, Luv Sam x

Mutley said...

Such a beautiful card Kay, you are so clever. Love Molly Blooms. xxx

scotspanda said...

oh wow what a stunning card, the image is lovely and the papers and embellies are lush!

thanks for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

Sally H said...

A fabulous card, Kay! I love the design and the colours. Just Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

louise said...

Hi Kay love your card and all the detail, I had to detail everything you used on your cards at work and just loved looking at your card.
Hugs Louise xx

Kay Carley said...

Hi Pauline. I hope the weather didn't persist for you at the concert! We were REALLY lucky the other week when we went and saw Take That at Wembley Stadium. Rain was forecast for that evening but we didn't get any!! xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Kay, Thank you for your visit and your funny comments, you made me smile:0) Thinking of you, hugs Gay xxx

Francesca said...

Fantastic card

thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


Tracy said...

A cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x