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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pink and Kraft Flower Horace

Well, I finally managed to struggle my way into my craft room - avoiding the obstacle course on the floor (just about) and managed to get a few cards made. Top of my immediate-need list was a card for a young girl, so I decided to use the lovely cute Horace stamp that I got free from the April 2010 Craft Stamper magazine.

The Horace image, from Pink Gem/Craft Stamper, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic sketch markers:
  • Dog: E31, E33, E35
The image was then die cut using a classic circle Nestabilities die and the edge coloured using RV19 Copic sketch marker and matted onto a big scalloped circle die cut from the pink stripe paper from the Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch paper pad. The edges were coloured using ColorBox Orchid Pastel Fluid Chalk ink and then matted onto a dark pink panel die cut using a Labels 3 Nestabilities die.

A strip of the pink daisy paper, from the same paper pad, was punched using the XCut Scallop border punch and the edges coloured using the Orchid Pastel ink and matted onto a punched panel of the dark pink card.

A white Prima paper flower was coloured using a Copic marker (E31) and added to the Labels shape. Pink flower gems from Papermania were added to the image and the centre of the paper flower.

The sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set, was stamped at the bottom of the card blank using Adirondack Raspberry dye ink.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is adorable, thanks for sharing!

hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Brandi said...

This card is filled with cuteness! The way you layered the different die cuts is very cool too! Thanks so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll this week. Smiles ~ Brandi

Janet said...

Awww this is lovely Kathleen! x

sari said...

Such a cute & sweet card! Love that adorable puppy image! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

pinky said...

Cute cute cute. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Super cute card - thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh this is a really cute card! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card, just love the sparkly flower hanging from Horaces mouth!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kitty said...

Aww this is super cute hun!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges for our Cute & Girly Challenge.

Kitty xx

Kerrie said...

Such a super cute card.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Jacq said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is just gorgeous!! Love the cute little Horace image, the dp, the colour scheme and layout are fab. Coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

kurlygirl said...

This is so cute! Love your coloring! Found you on Make It Monday. Great work!

BionicWoman DC Forum said...

What a lovely card. I love the pinks used with the Kraft card and your layers are very clever.
Love Linda

Debs M said...

ooh love the Kraft and hot pink, gorgeous card! Thanks for the kind comment on my blog x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh what a cute little doggy and love that hot pink
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this week
Lisa x

kurlygirl said...

Well, I'm putting on my Shelly's Images DT hat now, lol! I love your card. You've done a great job with your CAS design. The papers you've chosen are just adorable and your coloring is fab!

I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Sugar and Spice Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful little card really cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week for Tracy's Say it With Flowers challenge
Laurie x

deesdesigns said...

Super cute - love the DP with the kraft paper. Thank you for joining us for our "bling" challenge at Digi Design House.

Faye said...

This is a super card. I love your C element. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cupcake. x

Leanne said...

Awww this is cute!
Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Michelle said...

Adorable card! Such a cute image. Your colouring is wonderful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Lesley said...

Great card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Wendy said...

This is so pretty and adorable! Thank you for joining us over at PCJ!


Debs said...

Suoer cute card - the image is so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sheng said...

Hehehe...very cute, thanks for playing with us at PaperCupcakes.

~Jeri~ said...

How adorable!! I love how you used the flower that's hanging out of his mouth! Awesome work!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

nessy said...

adorable ~ such a cute card ~love it!!
vanessa xx

Lacey Stephens said...

This is super cute!! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamps

Scrapamum said...

That card is so cute!!!! I'm a sucker for dogs : )
Thanks for playing with the Design Dollies!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a cute little doggy! LOVE your mix of diecuts too! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE CHALLENGE this time and good luck!


KarenB said...

Super duper cute!! Horace is adorable and he looks great in those colours :)

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card kathleen love the colours, hugs craftyeyes (dc)

Marie said...

Adorable card! Very sweet! Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs

shell said...

Gorjuss card Kathleen, thanks for joining us at StampInsanity this week.
Shell xx

Aquarius said...

Cute card - that was a lovely little give away stamp very good for lots of occasions

cebelica said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week. Hugs!

katex said...

a gorgeous card katex

Jo Davies said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us over at Divas By Design for our first challenge! Big Hugs JO xxx

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh wow!!! your card is absolutely amazing Hun!! A beautiful entry! Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month!

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC! Your use of these dies really showcased this cute little puppy perfectly!! Well done!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'punches & dies' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers ... can't wait to see what you create next challenge.


Mary J said...

Oh wow, really gorgeous honey! I love this sweetie!

Thx for joining us at the Make It Monday link party!

Mary J x

Lauren said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy! We hope to see you again next time!


Debbie Pamment said...

Just FABULOUS - love this gorgeous image.
Thanx soo much for joining us at The Emerald Faeries this week!

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