Thursday, 11 February 2010

Colour Create's 1st Birthday and Lots of lovely birthday candy

 

It is difficult to believe that it is a whole year since my lovliest of friends Tara first started the Colour Create challenge blog. It was her brainchild what a success it has become - I was priviledged to be invited to join  the team from the very start.Tara herself is our special GDT this week.

CANDY
To celebrate we have lots of lovely candy and each of the DT's are offering candy also. My stash is severely depleted (can't wait to get back to the UK in March and have a serious stock up) and I could find little suitable for candy so I went with a Gift Voucher for £15 from the fabulous Elaine at Quixotic Paperie. The card also will accompany the candy.

 

This candy will be open until the start of the next challenge 25th February so just leave a comment below to enter and don't forget to go and check out each of the other DT members blogs and sign up for thier candy also!!!

The colours (red, pink, white/off white and chocolate) this week are chosen by the fabulous Di and the optional extra is hearts and silver.

On to the card, I used the gorgeous Unwrapped Tilda (I just love this one, actually I love 'em all, Tilda just gets prettier and prettier). I coloured her with distress inks. The papers are Basic Grey's Eva pad, the border cut with one of the MS deep punches, the butterfly with the MS monarch butterfly punch and the leaves with the Sizzix die from the branch and leaves set. I decided I wanted the flowers to be very soft and gentle and decided to try making them with mulberry paper, using the EK Success Retro flower punches. Mulberry paper doesn't like punches so it took me a while to work out if I put some copier paper underneath it would cut OK. I spritzed them with Shimmerz, let them dry, fastened them together then scrunched them up. At this point I hit the next problem, I struggled to ink the edges as the papers soaked up too much ink so I settled for giving them a light touch of stickles. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash as is the charm, see photograph below, which I found on my desk late last night as I forgot to add it to the card. Just a small oopsie!!

I would have phtotgraphed the whole card but we're in the middle of yet another snowstorm and there is no light to be had anywhere.

Edited
Another oops - I'd forgotten I followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers so I'll enter into that challenge, albeit somewhat late in the day.

57 comments:

Beckie said...

Where do I start? I love the charms and the flowers and the image......oooh it's just so beautiful. All your cards are such an inspiration. xx

Wilma said...

Hi Heather - beautiful card - you have managed to use the colours but keep to your muted shades - and i lurve those flowers :) xx

Elborgi said...

such sweet card! Hugs Elma

Faerielore said...

This is truely stunning hun the image is beautiful and the colouring is amazin. Love all the beautiful detail youve put into this too xxxxxxxxxxx

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card Heather. I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing that sweet Tilda. Beautiful colours and detailing. LOVE that butterfly!!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Gorgeous card, yes!! I love it!! :)
So cute details and lovely with the monochromatic red/pink! :)

tanja said...

Your colouring is just so soft sweet and beautiful. Such a lovely card. xx tanja

June Houck said...

I love these colors, but they are even more fabulous with unwrapped Tilda (she s particularly sweet), your lattice layer (GORGEOUS), the pearls and flowers. Beautiful card, Heather!

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful card Heather!! I love the leaves sizzix die you used as well as the butterfly punch and OHHHH those flowers!! Very very nice:) Thanks for chance at goodies!
Blessings
Mary Lou

Moni said...

Hi Heather, your creations are always stunning and this one is waw. Love your fab colouring and all details. Tilda is so cute, great papers! Hope you are ok! Hugs,moni

Dena said...

Heather! This is just gorgeous! I love how you used this pretty Tilda. You would never know you were low on supply, which by the way, do you need me to send you some? I will if you want.
Beautiful card sweetie!!!
Hugs, Dena

EileenMV said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for a chance to win the candy!!!

Tracy said...

Stunning card, absolutely beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

joey said...

Hiya Heather,

WOW this is gorgeous, beautiful colours, fabulous details as always.

Joey.x

Marley said...

Heather, your card is beautifull!! love the leaves, butterfly and the martha stewart punch!! such a beautifull flowers and the image is great; nice colouring!! hugssss Marley

Mervi said...

Lovely card, beautiful flowers ;-))m

scrappyjan said...

BEAUTIFUL card Heather!!!!
big hugs, Janiel

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Love the way you've coloured the image and the pretty details also. Hugs Michele x

Christine said...

Hi Heather wow where do I start?? love the flowers,image & colouring papers, layout..you can see where this is going??? AWESOME love it ALL.

Hugs Christine xx

Marlene said...

Striking!!! Positively striking!

Di said...

Hi Hun
Fabulous card i just drooled over your flowers they are gorgeous. Love this

Hugs Di xxx
p.s dont enter me into the draw.

Anne H. said...

Happy Birthday!
WOW - your card is gorgeous. An adorable image and so lovely details. Your coloring is fab.
Take care xx
Anne :)

Faye said...

Really beautiful. I love the Magnolia stamps. Your coloring is gorgeous.

Sheng said...

Hahaha...that picture is such a tease..I love it. Great coloring with what I could see.

Be safe.

xoxo hugz

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Heather,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Very pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at friday sketchers.
Carole

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is so beautiful!
Love your sweet image and your paper and detail are gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Cheryl said...

Tilda is quite lovely. Your card is gorgeous

Paula said...

Hugely encouraged by your oopsies - am new to blogging & not a computer buff! Love the use of colours with Tilda. Keep warm.
Paula Ponton

Sarah said...

A wonderful card, beautifully prepared. Thank you also for the information you provide, you've solved one of my problems with punching mulberry paper! Thanks Sarah x

Sarah said...

A wonderful card, beautifully prepared. Thank you also for the information you provide, you've solved one of my problems with punching mulberry paper! Thanks Sarah x

cockney blonde said...

Love your card. Please enter me with a chance for your candy. Hope you like my submission, x
http://cockneyblonde.blogspot.com/2010/02/colour-create-sketch-saturday-and-lots.html

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Heather
Such a sweet image, your design and details are just beautiful.

Karen x

Jackie Thomas said...

Wow, I absolutely adore this one Heather. Stunning colour combo too. Amazing. xo Jackie

Sandra1968 said...

Beautiful card and totally my colours :-)
Great colouring of the image too.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card, beautiful details, love those flowers and sweet Tilda is fab.
luv
Debby

Loz (Aus) said...

Oh, these colours are gorgeous x

Mary G said...

truly an outstanding card-love the colours and embellies! thanks for a chance to win. x mary g

Beckie said...

Thank you for your reply. I found them after I pleaded, lol. And you're welcome. You deserve it. xx

Doreenobrn said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for a chance to win the candy!!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Your card is just stunning Heather and I love this Tilda too, she is suitable for any occasion and your colouring is just perfect. Love the papers you have used, its just so pretty all round.

Not long to go now until we can help you spend your pennies !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

☼ Cheryl* said...

Wow your colouring is amazing! I love it. The rest of the card is fantastic, it all goes together soooo well!

beadz said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful coloring!
hugs,
Gini

Chrissie said...

Oh Heather, you've done it again with this gorgeous card!
I've entered the challenge as the DT cards were so inspiring.
Hope you are well sweetie?
lol Chrissie xx

Margreet said...

stunning card...your colouring is so great!
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

Fantastic card Heather, I love that sweet Tilda, she's so versatile and your colouring brings her to life. Gorgeous how you used the colours too. Hope you had a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

Regina said...

Happy birthday!
Fabulous, stunning card! I love all the wonderful details you've included.
Thanks for the chance to join in.

hugs Regina*

flati said...

Happy first birthday to colour create!
Thanks for a chance to win such super candy!

Hugs, Sonja xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Heather
this is just stunning love the colours and of course tilda she is so sweet.
Chris x

Deanne said...

Gorgeous card Heather! Love those flowers! And that image is just beautiful!

xx-Deanne

ribenaruby said...

Happy Birthday to Colour Create! Wow, wonderful card, love those pink flowers and layout, just fab. I've entered the challenge, it's on my blog!

Sol said...

Love the flowers you have made... Wow... haven´s seen anything like it... Lovely colours and lovely colouring on the always so cute Tilda! Love this image :)

Sarah A said...

Hi Heather

WOW what a feast for the crafters eyes. This is really beautiful

Sarah x

gina g said...

Wow this is so beautiful Heather. luv gina xx

Nic said...

Another beautiful card. I've never been that taken with Tilda before, but this card is really starting to persuade me. As if there weren't enough stamps to tempt me already!
Nxxx

Paula said...

Wow Heather what a stunning card i adore the sweet image and fab details and what great colours. Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy.
Paula xxxx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Heather :-) everything is perfect as always ;-) I love the image and the colours you used are perfect :-)

Luv
Lols x x

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