Thursday, 3 September 2015

Romantic ribbons and bows

Hello lovely people,

Once again time has flown by and we have a new challenge for you at In The Pink and our theme this time is...

RIBBONS & BOWS

We are sponsored by Dies to Die For with a very generous prize of a £15 voucher

I was feeling in a romantic mood so it was pretty florals all the way for this design.

Ooooh, and do you see my brand new shaped base die?!  It may not quite knock my other favourite shaped base (this one) off the top spot but it does have the advantage of being a little bigger.
And I can still stitch round it!

Romantic floral card featuring cute mice in an umbrella

This is the first outing for this adorable image and it was such a joy to colour, with a tiny bit of sparkle on the butterflies and a scattering of Frantage; I haven't used that for a while so thought I'd have a play!

Romantic floral card featuring cute mice in an umbrella

If you are thinking that the seam binding doesn't look terribly white, then hats off to you super eagle eyed people!  I decided it was a touch too bright white so I dabbed almost all the ink off the foam pad I use to apply my Distress Ink and then lightly swiped it over the seam binding and it looked much better!

Hmmmmm, my wedding anniversary is coming up soon but I doubt I will get a ride in an umbrella or a bunch of flowers...nope, probably not even a card, but that's ok, it's how we roll!

Romantic floral card featuring cute mice in an umbrella

Card recipe;
Image: True Love (Moonbeam Meadow) - Crafter's Companion
DP: Vintage Summer basics - Maja Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Large frame frilly #7 - Go Kreate
Charm: Delicate hearts - The Hobby House

Copic colours;
Umbrella: W1/3/5
Mice: E40/41/42/43
Flowers / heart / butterflies: RV91/93/95
Leaves: BG90/93/96
Bouquet wrapping: W00/1/2
Umbrella handle: BG93/96
Moon: YR30/31
Water: B91/93/95
Shading round image: B0000/000

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

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


Challenges I am entering;
Noor! Design UK (shaped cards)
Papertake Weekly (anything goes)
ABC Challenge (Q is for Queen of hearts)
Addicted to stamps (die cuts)

25 comments:

Sammy said...

Oh beautiful! So, so very gorgeous!
And if it makes you feel any better, in the 17 years my husband and I have been together, I can count the amount of presents and/or flowers he's given me on the fingers of one hand. This includes birthdays, Christmas, etc. So I'm not expecting anything for our anniversary in a couple of weeks either, lol. x

Sue said...

Kat, this is a truly beautiful card. I love your gentle colour scheme and wonderful colouring. The image is very cute indeed and is in fact in my 'to colour' pile...! Your card design is also so beautiful and your layout with that beautiful stitching is a real eye catcher.
Kat, really an absolutely inspirational card...
Sue...xxx
(We don't 'do' anniversary cards either...we are totally daft and say that as we love each other everyday of the year we don't need a card on one day to remind ourselves of that)! Soppy or what!! Happy Thursday!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Kat, a brilliant shaped card and the gorgeous "aged" colouring of that adorable stamped image is fabulous. In my opinion, riding around in an umbrella is over-rated...you get wet!! xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat, such a delightful image, stunning colouring and beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

As always Kat, a masterpiece, this is simply stunning hun! Loving the new shape (alright smartypants, sewing around fiddly bits) and the meece are too cute. It's a winner! Hugs xx

Carole said...

Beautiful soft and pretty card Kat and a lovely image.Fabulous colouring and of course great attention to all the little details.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Si beautiful. Love the new die Nd the cute inage. Lovely soft colours, fabulously embellished, wonderful card x

Annette said...

I love your muted colours. Really beautiful card Kat.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Kat, your work is just so beautiful. This is a gorgeous project x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh Kat your card is adorable, that image is just so cute and could be used for quite a few occasions. The card base is fabulous and the backing papers are super. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so sweet and perfect. Really romantic and cute at the same time. :) Love it!
Hope you had a great summer, Kat...

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful card Kat..fabulous colouring and I love the sweet image and wonderful card shape with the stitching and pretty details..just gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is adorable Kat! I love the super sweet image, a fab shaped base and love the frantage too :)
Kelly.x

Marilyn said...

This is beautiful Kat and it really showcases your top-notch colouring. Sweet little mice and it's a gorgeous card. Beats me how you manage that perfect stitching though.

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Kat - adorable image - your colouring is amazing!!!
Love the new shaped base card - and your detailing is perfect.
Looking forward to a good catch up and a crafty playtime on Thursday.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Crafteezee said...

Just gorgeous Kat. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
Tracy x

Lucy Woods said...

Absolutely stunning! So classy and beautiful and definetely very romantic!!
Lucy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is an adorable and romantic image Kat, coloured so beautifully here on your wonderful card. I love everything about this card.
Lorraine

Mojca said...

Waw this looks ever so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card and such a cute-cute image. Love the soft tone colours. Thank you so much for joining our challenge.
Greetings, Veerle DT member Addicted To Stamps Challenges

Brenda said...

Kat, this is so pretty! I love the colors and papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. I love your new base! Hugs, Brenda

Keeley Ainsworth said...

Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

DT - Keeley Ainsworth
Noor! Design UK

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I missed this one! Love the card shape, is that a new Go Create die? Love it. Such a sweet image and your colouring is perfect. How do you stitch so perfectly all those wobbly edges?! Brilliant hun. Utterly gorgeous card. Hugs, Wends x

Karina said...

Such a sweet card, Kat! Thank you for joining us at Noor! Design UK challenges.
Hugs, Karina xxx

Vannessa said...

Gorgeous card Kat - love the shape of your new dies! Hugs, Vannessa x