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Friday, 8 October 2010

Maggie with Flowers

Hello all, We have had such a glorious day here in N London but the sun just never managed to peep out properly - such a shame! I hope is stays nice for the weekend so that we can get out for a long walk. The cats have had great fun today as they haven't been able to get out over the last few days due to the inclement weather here but it is so nice to see them out running around chasing leaves etc. I hope you have all had a good day weatherwise wherever you are.

Today's card is for 2 challenges:~
Charisma Cardz No 40 Autumn Colours and
The Sugar Bowl Autumn using a Sketch & Sugar Nellie image.

Using Maggie with Flowers from their Home Grown range (coloured with PMs), and following their sketch, I used BP from Papermania's Hampstead A Warm Welcome that I won in a recent blog candy from Sue. The papers are mounted onto brown pearlised paper and then onto cream linen cardstock which I edged with Whispers Archival Inks. Maggie's dress and bows are paper-pieced using the same paper and she too is mounted onto pearlised paper which was inked using same archival ink.
I also cut some of the pearlised paper using my new Xcut edger but it got stuck inside and tore a wee bit (its so obvious but I love the card so much I am not going to change it), and it was the last of my brown pearlised!! The sentiment is computer-generated using Angelina font in brown also edged in archival ink.
Ingredients:~
Maggie with Flowers rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie range at Funky Kits coloured with Promarkers ~
Skin : Pastel Pink, Blush & Satin;
Hair : Caramel, Cinnamon & Sandstone;
Clothes : Spice & Coral;
Flowers, Spice & Marsh Green.
Papers from Papermania Hampstead A Warm Welcome Linen range & Brown Pearlised from Papermill Shop;
Edging done using Whispers Archival Ink in Caramel Delight & Chestnut;
Computer-generated sentiment using Angelina font in Brown.


13 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous - I love the colours, the papers, the paper piecing.... Beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  2. Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  3. Beautiful Sheila, the image and papers are so cute, I love to paper piece it's such fun and you have done it great. Debbiexx

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  4. wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

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  5. Hiya Sheila,

    Fantastic card,the image is great & just sooo love her little dress.Fantastic Autumn colours!

    Big Hugs
    Casper
    xxx

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  6. It is such a pretty card - bet there was a tear in your eye as it tore. Damage isn't obvious this end though, just the lovely colours & beatiful layout of this card. Normally I hate loads of layers as the card looks too busy - not yours, it's brilliant. Jx

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  7. Your card is so CUTE and I love her paper pieced dress. :) Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

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  8. gorgeous card sheila.fab image and great paper pieced dress.i love the lush papers and stunnign rich colours :)

    xx coops xx

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  9. Adorable card. thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

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  10. So gorgeous Sheila. your papers are stunning. xx Jenny xx

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  11. Beautiful card!
    It's so nice to see an older image and your paper piecing is fab.
    Lovely warm autumnal colours too.
    Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl.

    Love Elaine xx

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  12. woow what a cute card and nice color combo too...nice coloring Sheila and love your use of the DP

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