Sep 13, 2010

Have I "toad" you...

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great start of the week. I managed to color this image last night and this morning I had about 2 hours all on my self so I decided to make a card with it. (Laundry can wait, right?) LOL.

I used another one of my cute Penny Black stamps ("Captivated").
It's been stamped with versafine onyx ink on couture 80lb card stock. Again I used my derwent coloursoft pencils. These are soooo much fun to blend. Let me just say I used about 6 different pencils on just the flower pot.

Designer Papers are from My Minds Eye, card stock from Stampin Up (retired summer sun and really rust). I embellished with some prima flowers, buttons and thread, and did some machine stitching.

I wanted to play in this month's by the cute and the girly challenge because the theme is "Indian Summer" and I just love all of those beautiful colors.
Penny Black's saturday challenge this week is "card for boys or men" . I know I have flowers on my card, but I am planning on giving this card to my husband for our upcoming 12th Wedding Anniversary. And everyone likes flowers, right?

This is also my second card (this month) that I want to enter to this months Penny Black @ All sorts challenge and DT call. The theme is punches. They are still looking for a couple of DT members and I am still very interested in that spot, as I LOVE Penny Black stamps.
All sorts challenge and Catch the bug challenge both want to see Autumn colors as well, so I will enter them there too.



That's it for today. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Hope you liked the project. I will be back again tomorrow with something new.

Have a great day,


Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black, stampin up
Ink: versafine onyx, apricot appeal (for sponging)
Paper: couture 80lb (white), stampin up (summer sun, really rust), My minds eye (Designer Paper)
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, buttons, linen thread
Tools: Derwent coloursoft, blending stumps, baby oil, nestabilities scallop rectangle, circle and scallop circle, Stampin Up scallop border punch, janome mini sewing machine

13 comments:

carol said...

oh what a fabulous card, love it, x carol

Cheryl said...

oh wow love that image,and the detail and colurs on this are perfect good luck with the DT call but with this card its definatley a winner hugs cheryl xxx

HappyCrafter said...

Ah, what a sweet and happy card! Your stitching is perfect too, great job!

Jackie said...

Oh this is toadally gorgeous :O)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Ellie

I totally agree (or should that be toadily) .. .. housework can wait .. .. especially when there is important stuff like crafting to be done LOL!!!

Your card is gorgeous. I love all your stitching and beautiful colours and of course your colouring and shading is perfect as always.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts for the second time this month.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Hello Ellie

Your card is lovely.

The coloouring of the image adn shading is perfect and the colour combo really eye catching.

Thank you for sharing another card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

brenda said...

Hi again Ellie

I think I forgot to thank you for also joining in my Thank Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Debs said...

Fab card Ellie - your colouring is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing this with us on our punch theme Penny Black at Allsorts and our Autumn theme at Allsorts.
Good luck
Debs xx

Fleur said...

A fantastic card Ellie, I adore the sweet image & your papers match perfectly
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week & also our Penny Black @ ALLSORTS challenge this month, hope you will join us again, good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Kirsten said...

fabulous card stunning colours...x

Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts and this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Mummylade said...

I love the sentiment! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month.

coldwaters2 said...

Ellie this is beautiful and fun I love those papers, flowers and image
Hugs
Lorraine x

gerslittlesnippets said...

Your card is so vibrant. Love the 2 little frogs, the sentiment and the stitching.
Thank you for joining in the BTC&G challenge this month.
Geraldine