Friday, 15 January 2010

Quixotic and Just Magnolia

One for Just Magnolia, a Thank You card and Quixotic Challenges, a fabulous sketch by Judy.
I made this card in about a hour, (very unusual for me) that is until I hit a snag (very usual for me) - I have several reels of twine but could only find the white one. I searched the three boxes still unpacked (trashing the place in the process) to no avail.
One thing left to do - die the white brown - then I had to wait for it to dry, I waited and waited and waited - I did consider putting it in the oven, but would probably have burnt it so I resorted to the hairdryer - dry at last!! Trouble is it's now dark, my daylight bulbs have both gone and I can't find anymore here so I've ended up with a lousy photograph where the colours are all wrong.

I decided to do a 'boy' card, not good at these so my stock is sorely depleted. Edwin (doesn't he look thoughtful and wistful - even a little sad) is coloured with distress inks. The papers are from my bit box and I used the EK Success Scalloped scallop punch to cut the borders, the swirls are Quickutz and the sentiment (computer generated) is cut with Spellbinders Fancy tags. The rest from stash.

Well it's still snowing here, I think we've had one day free from snow since the 2nd week in December. I can't use my car at the moment, he's not good in this weather - he's too small - that means walking, my poor little legs are aching trudging through the snow - I'll end up with muscly footballers legs if this lot doesn't stop soon.


Tara said...

This is stunning Heather..... fab colour choice and the swirls look amazing, brilliant!
Have a great weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Heather,i love Edwin.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Moni said...

Hi Heather! Great idea with the swirls, so love the cute Edwin. You coloured him fantastic, great colour combo! layout is great! Have a nice weekend! Hugs,moni

Anneke klerks said...

beautyfull card, pretty paper, nice magnolia stamp
greetings anneke

Christine said...

Hi Heather gorgeous card love the colours I think it just looks great the way it is, we are all critical of our own work.. Christine x

Tasha said...

Wow Heather this is stunning i love all the swirls and the lovely colour combo
love tasha xx

America said...

Oh, your attention to detail and coloring is always AMAZING!!!!! Great cards GF!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Heather this is such a beautiful card!
I love your beautifully coloured image stilling on his little stool!
Wonderful paper and detail!
kim x

Cheryl said...

wow this is gorjus hun love the image colurs and those gojus papers too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Pattie G said...

Oh Rica, this is so special! I wish I could finish a card that fast.


Sandra1968 said...

Gorgeous card! A great image and beautiful colouring.
In Holland the temperature is just above zero, so finally the streets are not so snowy anymore. For your legs, I hope you'll soon have warmer weather too :-)
Hugs, Sandra

Georgia said...

I absolutely love this Heather, it looks fab! Such a sweet little image and a gorgeous colour combo! I can't wait until the NEC now, even though it's in March! I'll definitely be blowing all my birthday money on craft stuff, lol! Have a nice weekend. :)
Love, Georgia xx

Mina said...

fabulous card Heather I love this Edwin hes my fav from the last kit...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Absolutely yummy. Love the colours and your colouring!

Thank you for playing along with us at Quixotic Challenges!

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