Sunday, 9 March 2014


Hello lovely people,

That's another weekend gone then!  I've been catching up with friends over a curry and a few drinks on Saturday evening, taking our first drive in the Caterham with the roof off, then a spot of gardening this afternoon in the lovely sunshine.

So, not much time for crafting but I do have a Silver Wedding anniversary card to share with you that I made for a work colleague.
I knew I wanted a monochrome design but had my usual uncertainty about where to fit the greeting and the names before I finally came up with a layout that worked.
The greeting panel is curved and raised up in the middle for some dimension... which is why the border looks a bit uneven in the photo - it's just the angle, honest!  Oh, and sorry for the generally poor photo, monochrome is tricky to capture!

I coloured the image in Copics and it actually turned out how it looked in my head!  Even Dr Hubby was complimentary about it and said the balloon was my best shading of a shiny 3D object ever - wow!

Card recipe;
DP: Crea Diem - Maja Designs
Dies: Leaf and swirl, and Tilda lace - Magnolia DooHickey, Filigree Corner - La La Land
Ribbon: from stash
Tags: Sentiment tags - LOTV (stamped without text and names printed on)

Copic colours;
Skin: W00/0/1
Dress / hat bow / boy's hair: W0/1/3/5
Trousers / hat / girl's shoes: W4/6/8
Shirt ' socks: W00/0/blender
Braces: W2/4
Boy's shoes: W7/9/100
Dress bow: W00/1/2
Leaves: W2/4/6
Girl's hair: W1/3/5
Balloon: W0/1/2/3/4/5
Ground: W0/1/2/3
Roses: R37/39/59

Phew, that was a long list but it may be useful to someone, and probably me next time I want to do monochrome!
I hope you all had a fab weekend and saw some sunshine :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Inky Chicks (monochromatic - hope the weeny bit of red is ok!)
2.  A Gem of a Challenge ( anniversary)
3.  That Craft Place (anything goes)


  1. A gorgeous card, love the monochrome - it looks so impressive!

  2. This is just gorgeous and your colouring is spot on just perfect love it so pretty
    Jacki xx

  3. Stunning Kat...just love the monochrome with the little bit of red..and Dr Hubby is right the balloon looks amazing !! xx

  4. Kat this is fantastic
    Love it
    Hugs Kelly

  5. This is stunning Kat. Your colouring of that sweet image is wonderful, I love the touch of red on the flowers. Such a fabulous layout and I love the way you have personalised it with the little tags.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Just gorgeous Kat. The Mono look is just lovely, and the little touch of colour is so nice. I have this large swirl, it always looks nice.

  7. Wow this is fab, I keep saying I must give it a try, looks so impressive and love the little touch of red

  8. This is gorgeous my sweetie, this is one of my fave LOTV of them anyway lol. Love the mono look your colouring is fabulous.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    Psst....congrats on your win over on the Ribbon Girl challenge blog.

  9. Such a fantastic card Kat!! xx

  10. Not everyone can do monochromatic properly Kat. You CERTAINLY can! This is one of the best examples I've seen in a LONG time. Dr. Hubby is quite right about the balloon and the colouring is, as usual, 1st class. xxx

  11. Oh this is so gorgeous.

  12. Wow! This really is the best colouring I've seen anywhere in a long time, absolutely amazing! I live the monochrome cards you've done of late, very effective.
    Kerry x x

  13. oh wow Kat this is just amazing! so sweet and amazingly coloured! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place. xx Stacey S xx

  14. ooooooOOOOOOooooohhh!!! LOVE this card Kat... can't stress that enough... it really is sooooo fabulous... that monochrome with the touch of red really works so well... and although I know you're like me when it comes to the sentiments and words, you've really NAILED it with this layout..... bloomin' PERFECT! And Dr Hubby was right about the balloon too.... LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this card!!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  15. Absolutely gorgeous Kat! Fab design and stunning colouring, love the touch of red :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  16. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image, love the touch of red on the roses. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  17. This card is brilliant! It really is... the mono colouring is perfect and I love that little red rose!


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