Friday, 5 April 2013


Good evening, dear Blogger friends! Well, that's another week gone and the weekend is here again - I hope the sun has been shining where you are! 
I have a card to share this evening using a sweet image from Arthur's Clipart...
...I've used this little cutie before and think that her expression is just perfect for a Belated Birthday card.  As you can see, I still have my obsession with orange - I am just lovin' this colour at the moment and it seems to go with so many other colours too!  I tweaked another Mojo Monday sketch (#250) and used First Edition Spring Feast, Isabella and my favourite paper of the moment, the paisley from Boho Chic.  I glittered the background paper and added some diamantes for a bit of interest...
I coloured the little swim girl with my Promarkers and had my first attempt at making a cloudy background - I was quite pleased with how it turned out!  If you'd like to know the colours, then here they are :
Skin : Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Rose Peach FM
Hair : Honeycomb, Spice, Auburn FM, Rosewood FM
Hat : Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink, Watermelon FM, Tea Rose FM
Paddling Pool : Gold, Honeycomb, Pumpkin, Mandarin FM
Swimsuit : Aniseed, Lime, Pear Green
Duck : Buttercup, Canary, Sunflower FM
Sky : Blender, Glacier Blue FM, Dove Grey FM, Dolphin Blue FM
Grass : Aniseed, Lime, Pear Green, Leaf Green, Grass
I added some mulberry paper daisies, with polka dot button centres...I'm really liking these at the minute, it's funny how we go through phases of liking things, plus you have to think of postage costs these days too!
...I printed an insert with the line image and sentiment, using Crazy Girl Blond font from Serif...
...And an angled view to finish!  
I have a workshop in the morning, so will try and remember to post pics of the cards we make - hope you find time to craft this weekend and I'll be back soon with some more paper creations!   Thanks for popping in, crafty hugs, Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Spring Colours
Anything goes with Ribbon
Sweet Spring Recipe #118
Oh So Girly
What's your favourite colour?
(At the moment it is definitely orange!)


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute, thanks for playing at CR

Jane said...

Good evening Lisa, what a cutie she is with her sweet little duck. Your clouds are very clever, I keep saying I will try them and just never seem brave enough. The glittered edges really work well. Have fun at your workshop, do take some photos. Enjoy the weekend despite the cold! Hugs, Jane x

having a {me} day said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love your cloudy background! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. I love the sweet image, wonderful colouring and such a fabulous layout.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Debbie said...

Lovely card thank you calling at Sweet Stampin' ths week. Debbiex

Lorraine said...

I like orange myself. This is a lovely card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Wendy Fraser said...

Just adorable, such a pretty card, my favourite colour is orange too! Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Pamela said...

Such a pretty card and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
this week.

Pam x

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really love your colours and gorgeous image and design, your clouds look fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Lisa! You're right - her expression is just perfect for a belated birthday card. Love the bright sunny colours too.

carol said...

Hello...lovely sweet card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol

KarenL said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image too made me smile, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's