Monday, 31 March 2014

Mabel Giraffe...

Good afternoon, lovely Bloggers and what another beautiful Spring day we're having!  I can't quite believe we are already on the last day of March (that's a quarter of the year gone!), but I'm loving the fact that the days are longer and that hopefully the weather will continue to improve - though I'm making the most of it whilst it's here!  (I'm on my 5th load of washing today!)
We've been away this weekend in Yorkshire, as it was a friend's wedding who I've not seen in a couple of years!  It was so nice to see her and of course there were a few tears shed, but we had a wonderful time and hope to go and visit again in the future.  It has also meant that my crafty time has been limited and any time I have found has been spent sample making for my next disc, plus I had to coddle together a wedding card and an acceptance for an upcoming wedding in June!  I did, however, manage to make a card using another unused digi that I found in my images folder (naughty, I know!)...

This card came in the Top 3 at Crafting from the Heart

...This is an image that I chose after winning over at eternity ago!  It's called Mabel, although I decided to keep the colours quite neautral so that it could be used for a baby boy or girl!  The paper with the giraffes on is First Editions Animal Antics and the polka dot is one from my next disc.  I decided not to mat my layers, so that the eye is drawn to the cute little image...
I coloured Mabel with my Pro/Flexmarkers, using the following colours :
Main body - Linen, Vanilla, Mustard
Muzzle - Light Fawn, Satin
Patches - Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa
Tail & feet - Caramel, Cocoa, Walnut, Umber
Grass - Meadow, Leaf, Bright Green
...I embellished with some grosgrain ribbon, punched flowers, Memory Box Precious Hearts and a die cut number 1, then finished with a sentiment which reads 'Happy Birthday' in Welsh.  I haven't decorated the inside or added an insert yet, but of course, it will be finished with one or the other!
Hope you like my little creation and don't forget, if you're quick, you have just under 24 hours to enter into this week's Embossing challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!
Thanks for dropping by to see me today and I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are!
Crafty hugs,

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
For a Child (until 12th)
Anything Goes (until 7th)
Anything Goes/Cute and Cuddly (until 6th)
Anything Goes (until 8th)
Anything Goes (until 3rd)
Anything Goes (until tomorrow)


Jane said...

Aww Lisa what a little cutie Mabel son would love this even though he's 25! Your card is so sweet, love the details and the backing papers. Glad you had a lovely long weekend away, it's so good to have a break isn't it. Enjoy the week and the lighter evenings ;0) xx

Crafty KJ said...

This giraffe is such a cutie and the colours are perfect! Not matting the layers is really effective and definitely draws the eye to the image-such a clean and crisp card too. Glad you had a nice weekend and I'm really looking forward to seeing your new Cd.
See you soon, hugs Karen xx

Anna said...

Realy cut card! Love the coloring on the cute image :)

Sue said...

This is so cute! really lovely..huggles Sue x

Sue said...

Awwww such an adorable image coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and fabulous layout too.
Glad you had a good weekend and that you are making the most of the good weather. I am the same as you, my washing machine has worked very hard today!
hugs Sue xx

Robin said...

Soooo very adorable!!! I love this giraffe and your choice of papers are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can. Unfortunately, you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. I do hope you will share your talent with us again. Hugs, Robin

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Lisa - love the image and your colouring is flawless, Hugs Juliexx

crafty-stamper said...

cute image and love the pretty papers and layout-thanks for joining us at CFTH
Carol DT x

Louise Palser said...

This is so pretty. I just love it. Thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers. Good luck, Lou DT x

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.really love the adorable image and your colours and paers are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

She is so so cute, I know what you mean about having images you have used yet :) Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

alex said...

Super cute card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Cards by Ziggy said...

This is gorgeous, lovely image and fabulous choice of colours thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at Creative moments

Zoe DT xxx