Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sweet Spring!

Hi Everyone,
 I hope you are all going well, and have been having fun in your craft spaces, I know I have today!
I have been working on a card for the brand new challenge blog Sweet Stamping Pixies and for there very first challenge the theme is Spring, now I know here in Aussie land we are heading into Autumn , but I thought this way I can dream about those lovely Spring days , hehehe
Now these are colours that are a bit different for me, but this very pretty Kaisercraft paper called Tea at Elsie's got me started , and then I just couldn't stop lol. I was very happy with the way it all came together.
Here's a close up of the very sweet Swiss Pixie Leisel and her Wheelbarrow and the Swiss Birdhouse.
I have added Clear Spica pen to her wings ,butterflies and the heart , but you can't see it in the photo , grrrr.
All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge is Anything goes so I am going to enter this little sweetie there also.
This is the inside , the dies are a set from Nellie's called Square Lily.
These dies cut beautifully , I use my cuttlebug that I have had since day one, and they cut like a dream.
If you are anything like me , sometimes I am a little scared of brands I don't know , until I read a few reviews , but I was very impressed with this range. So of course I got a couple more lol.
and you can make a button with this set , that matches your card perfectly! Did you see the little cross over on my button , that's card stock , I got this idea from the lovely Pam Sparks, she makes the most beautiful cards and so helpful , you can visit Pam at her blog HERE.

The images , dies , sentiment , leaves all came from Bizzy Bec's Online Store , the images are older lines and so is my DP, But if you are looking for something just email Bec and if it's a company that she keeps she may be able to help you. Bec is wonderful to deal with , so don't be shy , hehehe

Copic's and Prisma pencils used
Clothes - B45, B41 Slate Grey YR23, YR21 Goldenrod
Wings and Butterflies - B000, B0000, B21 Slate Grey , Spica Clear
Hair - E55, E53, E51, E50 Light Umber
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11 Henna 
Wheelbarrow and Birdhouse - YR65, YR12 Orange E42.E41, E25 Light Umber
C00, Warm Grey 90% G21, G94 Olive Green
Grass - G21, G94, G85, YG93 White Opaque pen, 
Tutorial for grass at Pops Blog HERE , I don't use the same colours as pops , as I don't have them, but I'm working on it lol.

I would like to enter the following challenges
ATS Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today, sorry if I have been rambling , but there was just so much to talk about today. I hope you all have a wonderful week.


  1. Hiya Cheryl...all the way from the Gold Coast....these are not colours I use much either but you've made them look really good. I love the little cross on the button.
    Cheers, Elaine

  2. Hi Cheryl, this is a really stunning card, I love the wonderful colours and the layout, it's just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SSPC. Best wishes, Alex

  3. Hi Cheryl! so fun to see your threaded button with card-stock! Cute! I couldn't figure it out...hehe... looking for crosses in you sidebars...then I clicked on the photo to enlarge and tada!!! lol Adorable SP Leisel creating! Love your scene w/the birdhouse... so much cuteness and wonderfully colored! So delighted you joined the challenge at Sweet Stamping Pixies blog! Thanks for playing and welcome!

  4. Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous...

    Love the colours that you have used her....

    A gorgeous creation...

    Big hugs love Pops x x x

  5. Wow! this is so beautiful Cheryl !! what an adorable image and you've coloured it so beautifully - the sky and grass are amazing! Gorgeous paper and embellishments. It's decorated so beautifully inside too!! I love the little button and the sentiment.
    Hope you've had a lovely weekend!
    Big Hugs! :-)
    Sue xx

  6. Your card is beautiful. I love this Swiss Pixie ♥ and your little scene. Thanks for joining in the SSPC.

    Jay Jay

  7. Very pretty card!! I love the scene you created for her - looks so "springy" for sure :) Love your clouds in the background. Thanks for playing at ATS Wednesday Challenge!!

  8. soo pretty!! i love the image, the details, colours and colouring is fab! such a pretty card!

  9. wow Cheryl those colours are gorgeous together, so bright and pretty and perfect for her too
    Mina xxx

  10. Gorgeous, Cheryl! I love your scene and your colours and papers are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stamping Pixies and ATS Wednesday challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

  11. Cheryl, what a gorgeous card. I love the colour scheme--beautiful DP's. Love your colouring and those clouds are fab. Love the clean look of your card and that you've decorated the inside also. Cute birdhouse.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge.

  12. Love this little scenary you created, and the coloring is awesome!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge.


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