Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sunlight and Snow


I had a happy afternoon on Saturday wandering around the stalls at the Happy Stampers North West craft fair at Port Sunlight.

By far my biggest splurge was with Jill on the Hobby House stall where I worked on a “needs and wants” basis – ie. I visited early to buy the things I “need” such as Neenah card and a whole variety of pearls, gems and charms ... and then I called back later for my “wants” in the form of some Whimsy ticket stamps, a couple of sweet Fizzy Moon stamps and two yummy paper pads!

I also managed to call by the Lili of the Valley stall where I had a nice little chat with the lovely Dawny P, and I was really good as I managed to come away from there with only two stamps in my basket (how did that happen lol??!!).

Finally I said hello to the lovely Jayne from Stamposaurus, who had given me very quick and personalised service when I NEEDED a new set of newly released Flexmarkers to arrive quickly before my holiday .. she had an excellent show offer on including a couple of free Ellie stamps, and when I mentioned  I must have been her first phone order on the day of release she very kiudly let me have one free Ellie stamp - fab!

However I couldn’t wait to start inking my LotV purchases (even though I realised when I got home that I was out of EZMount and had never thought to buy any at the fair – doh!).

Here’s the resulting card I made for this week’s LotV challenge – very pleased as this stamp is actually not too intricate and therefore reasonably quick to colour :-). I deliberately chose the papers to fit with the theme at Paper Sundaes of “favourite colour combo”. Mine is pink and green – admittedly I would normally use more pastel shades, but the concept is still there!


Stamps: LotV "Shine A Light" and "Christmas Sentiment Circles";
Media: Promarkers, Flexmarkers, glamour dust and a li’l bit of polar white Flowersoft forming snow on the ground;
Papers: Wild Rose Studio “Milton’s Christmas”;
Supplies: sparkly gems and large gem brad from The Hobby House; pearls and ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart “eyelet lace” punch; Marianne D “miniature poinsettas”.


Challenges:
Lili of the Valley #115 Let It Snow
Wild Rose StudioFestive Frolics (+ blog hop!)
Paper Sundaes #90Favourite Colour Combo (Pink & Green)
Jingle BellesI’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
Marianne’s Design Divas #2Bloom & Grow (2nd entry)
Top Tip Tuesday #55Use DP’s & Make Your Own Flowers
Simon Says Sparkle & Bling (3rd entry)
By The Cute & Girly (October)Anything Goes (+ blog hop!)


Well that's me done for today - off to catch up with some ironing now, but hope to colour some images later :-)

37 comments:

  1. sounds like you had a great day - and lots of new stash. This new little image is so pretty. Beautiful colouring
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G for our second birthday celebrations
    Lisax

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  2. What a great and lovely card. Like the colors. Hugs, Ankie

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  3. I love this Pauline, what an adorable image and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  4. A very sweet image, beautifully coloured. I am planning on a big spend at the SECC in a couple of weeks, this could be one of the stamps I buy. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  5. Beautiful card, i like the image, great take on our sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
    Kevin xx

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  6. Love how the rich green accents those beautiful shades of pink ... love the furry sparkle too ... so glad you "went pink" with us at jingle belles.

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  7. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who neeeeeeds stuff like this!!! LOL. Love the image, and great layout (fab bow!!) Thanks for joining our designer papers challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

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  8. Pink & green is one of my favorite combinations too, especially when it's used as fabulously as youve done here! Such an adorable digi & you've built a magnificent holiday card around her! :)

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  9. Very pretty! Love the color combination. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

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  10. Aw this is lovely, a gorgeous image and I love the colours too :)
    Kelly.x

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  11. Gorgeous card Pauline! I'm not really a 'pink' person...but I love it when paired with green too! :0)
    Sounds like you had a fun crafty stash gathering day! :0)
    Helen x

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  12. Super cute!! I need to find glamour dust! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Hugzzz
    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

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  13. Super cute!! I need to find glamour dust! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Hugzzz
    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

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  14. hi Pauline, Such a beautiful card, love the layout and the papers used. beautifully coloured in. Good luck with all those challenges.

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  15. Oh this is adorable and so beautiful Pauline.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. Pauline this is such a sweet card, and I love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

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  17. lovely, green and pink is a great combo

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  18. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) The image is lovely and the glitter and sparkle are fab :-)

    thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamps Challenge and Wild Rose Studio hop :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  19. oooh what a pretty card, lovely image and papers

    thanks for joining us at SnS

    sue
    xx

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  20. This is a gorgeous card!! The papers and colors are so pretty! Not usually a sparkly person, but I really like the sparkle it has, too!

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  21. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  22. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x

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  23. Hi Pauline...
    Aww cutesy card...Sounds like you had a great day...I like your needs and wants shop! Well done for using Wild Rose Studio papers... Thanks for doing the WRS blog hop with us and Good Luck!

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  24. Beautiful, love the green ribbon against the pink
    Lindsay xx

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  25. So pretty Pauline, lovely colours, love your new stamp and gorgeous big bow. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx

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  26. Such a beautiful card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona

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  27. Pauline! What a wonderful pink, Christmas card! I love it!
    Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena

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  28. Beautiful PINK card! Please join Link Up for Pink! We have over $3K worth of giveaways (153 prizes)!
    Yolie
    www.JustYolie.com

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  29. hi ya Pauline! your cards and colouring just keeps amazing me! soooo pretty and love all the sparkle and spotty DP paper too! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our use Designer Papers with the Optional Extra to make your own Flowers, Don't forget you can enter our challenges up to 3 times, and if you make your own Flowers add GD for a chance to win a GD spot! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

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  30. Very pretty card with very pretty papers! I am loving the pink with green!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  31. This is too stinkin' cute! She is so adorable, and your coloring is super-duper! :)

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  32. This is just too adorable! I love the paper you used for the flowers, such a nice sheen to it and wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

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  33. Wow this is beautiful. Love that colour combo and such a neat use of that sketch. The flowers look awsome and so does the image coloured and the bow. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. I've got candy if you're interested. Bettina xx

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  34. Hi Pauline, gorgeous card! Love the pinky colours. Thanks for entering the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop and good luck! Dulcie xx

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  35. Gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Pretty Little Ribbon Shop! hugs, Jane x

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  36. Hi Pauline, you've been drawn as one of the WRS Blog Hop winners (on Lyndsey's blog) Please could you email me your snail mail address so we can send you your prize! (dulcie at wildrosestudio dot co dot uk)

    Dulcie xx

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  37. gorgeous card Pauline, I love that stunning green ribbon...thanks for joining in with the Pretty Little Ribbon Shops monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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Pauline x