Monday, 18 May 2009

Doraline in gingham and a little toot or two

I am so excited! I made it on the Simon Says Stamp BRAND design team and also the Charmed Delectable Stamps design team! It's been quite a weekend lol. Thanks Heidi and Karen for giving me the opportunity to work with you.

Now on to my card for today. when I discovered these freebie download papers in my files the other day I knew they would be perfect for Doraline and her ladybug - how cute is this image!!!
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I've followed this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch, but flipped it as the gingham looked too heavy at the top of the card. I did a bit of stitching here in keeping with the countrified gingham theme going on (my imagination is ridiculous lol).
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A closer look at this little cutie and the punched flowers. Jill has a new 5 petal punch in stock and it's fab, layers perfect with the large retro flower punch, I think the medium retro flower is a bit too small so the 5 petal punch fits in between these two sizes perfectly. I found this little ladybug charm in my stash - perfect lol.
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A few people have asked how I get my flowers "puffy" and not so flat. All I do is after I've punched them flip them over and emboss the back with a ball/embossing tool. Inking the edges of the petals also helps to make them look like they have more movement.
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I have used one of the Motivet sentiment stamps on the inside, love these sentiments - they say just what I want them to lol.
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Recipe:
Stamps: Doraline with ladybug, Just because sentiment
Colouring Medium: Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans
H2O's - Buttermilk, Indian Copper, Bronze Medallion, Chestnut, Jasper Red, Fern
Papers: Digital downloads (freebies)
Tools: Retro Flower punch (large and medium) McGill 5 petal punch, Martha Stewart Simple Scallop border punch - all from The Hobby House, Martha Stewart Branch punch, sewing machine, Nestibilities
Embellishments: Ribbon, brads and ladybug charm from stash, new spacers from The Hobby House (which I used upside down - yep, there's always one!!), large and small jump rings


Thanks for looking,

86 comments:

  1. Ohhh wowwww Bev,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Zo Mooi....
    Hugs Riet.xx

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  2. aww this is just gorgeous Bev, I lvoe the image and the flowers are amazing, must get me some of these punches :o)

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  3. This is gorgeous Bev, fabulous colours and I love the gingham.
    Love how you've coloured Doraline.and that 5 petal flower punch looks superb.
    Will you stop encouraging me to spend more money I don't need encouraging so consider your self told off !!
    hugs Heather xx

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  4. Wowww!!! Bev what a brautiful Card.
    Trudy

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  5. Waw so fab card, lvoe the papers and all those flowers! Great image and the charm is beautiful! Hugs, moni

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  6. wow , gorgeous card, love the image.
    poppy

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  7. Oooh this is really cute hun, gorgeous! xxx

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  8. Fabulous card hun, love these images! Fab colours too!
    Hugs Tab

    ps congrats on DT posts!

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  9. Ohhhh dear Bev, you can do whatever you want... I just love all of your creations! The image is coloured beautifully and the many embellishments are gorgeous, especially the ladybug. :-)
    Many thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. It really brightend up my day!

    BIG hugs and have a successful week!
    Pati

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  10. Wow...such a cute card Bev!
    I love how well coordinated the flowers are with the image coloring.
    Great job as always!!
    True :)

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  11. This card is gorgeous Bev and HUGE congratulations on making it on those two DT's honey. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the stamps!!

    Hugs, Naoual

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  12. Gorgeous Bev, love the colours and your papers have printed out lovely, mine always look washed out! There is a little something on my blog for you when you get 5 mins, what with all this DT work!! Congrats BTW! Well deserved you are super talented x
    Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

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  13. This is stunning Bev the colours are gorgeous,Hugs debbie x

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  14. Congratulations Bev on your new DT's, not surprised your cards are just fantastic. Love this card. The image and colours are gorgeous and the flowers and details are brilliant.

    xx

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  15. Very cute card Bev! Colours are fab and your colouring of Doraline is wonderful! Gorgeous flower punches!!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  16. congratulations on your DT spots!
    this card is beautiful! I love all the elements on it. beautifully coloured and lovely flowers!

    love teen xx

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  17. whoop whoop sweetie,huge congrats on the dt spots. :P
    love this card that you have made with that sweet image.. ( i have that one coming to me in the post soon ..)
    gorgeous papers and your charm is a perfect accent.xx

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  18. Fabcard Bev! Many congratulations on new DTs ;o) wow, you are going to be SO busy! {hugs)Nettie xxx

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  19. Very stunning Bev! Wow, I can't stop looking at this creation, so much there and evrything fits nicely with this cute image. Well done on your good news, so glad for you!

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  20. Congrats on your new positions. No surprise that they would pick your terrific work. This image is adorable. Great coloring.

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  21. its a wonderfull card you have made

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  22. Congratulations on the DT's, although i'm not at all surprised! Love the colour scheme and these papers are gorgeous ... what are they called? Fab image and the flowers look stunning. Jillix

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  23. Gorgeous, love the image and colour combo!!! Love it all! Congrats on your DT posts,how do you get it all done.....lol....
    Hugs xx

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  24. Oh, this is so gorgeous, Bev! Red is one of my favourite colours (have loads of red clothes and accessories) but I'm too scared to use it on a card!! LOL! This is just so ... WOW! Your attention to detail is outstanding. And now I'm going to just HAVE to buy one of the punches! LOL! Hugs, Sem x

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  25. Awesome card. Thanks for the tip on the flowers. I just got the large retro flower recently. Still need to get some others. Congrats on the DT assignments as well!! You deserve them :-)
    ~Lacey

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  26. Wow Bev, that card is absolutely stunning, I love the papers, the colours and the image, its gorgeous. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  27. A lovely bright cheerful card and another new punch. The five petal punch really makes a difference to the retro flowers. Makes them look a whole new deal.Thanks for the tip about embossing the back for shape. I've been dragging them over scissors but's it's not that effective on something so small.
    Beryl xx

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  28. Oh Bev ~ Will you ever see this comment? First I want to congratulate you on your news...I would think every DT online would want you to be on their team!! This little guy is too precious...but your art work, including the coloring, around this image is so amazing...I am speechless (is there such a thing??) LOL...

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  29. How cute is this one
    Wendy x

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  30. Congratulations for making to the DT.WTG! Such a cute card love all the Gingham here.Love your charms always so cute.

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  31. oooh so lovely!!

    Great card!!

    Janet

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  32. Me again, forgot to say congrats on your new DT positions
    hugs
    x

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  33. Awe....she is just so cute!!! ♥♥♥
    Love your fantastic coloring all the details, and of course the fab. design inside and outside!!!

    Congrats on making it to the two new DT's!

    Hugs,
    Jorunn

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  34. o wow bev what a stunning card! how you come up with those lovely disignes! stunning

    hugs
    daisy

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  35. fabulous card bev loving the gingham so cute with the image ...fabulous!
    hugs
    helen x

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  36. Super adorable Bev! Love the red and white and all the cute details. That image is perfectly colored! Congrats on your new DT positions, you are going to be one busy busy gal! :)

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  37. AWWWWWWWWWWW i so love this image its gorgeous, your card is stunning as always hugs pOps x x x

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  38. STUNNING. the papers are just perfect for this image.. which is coloured so beautifully as allways.
    Love the 5 pettle punch .. another to add to my ever growing list.

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  39. Bev congrats on your two new DT spots! No surprise hun as your work is always AMAZING and STUNNING and so beautiful!!!!! :) I can't wait to see what you all create for them! What a fantabulous card you have here it's so pretty!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  40. Wonderful card. Such a cute image. Your papers and embellies are gorgeous.

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  41. Such a sweet card, I love everything about it! Well done for the Design Teams, you're conquering the crafting world!
    Beth xx

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  42. Bev another stunningly beautiful card, the detail is just so lovely. Thank you also for your tremendous support of our new challenge The Next Level, it is very much appreciated xxx

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  43. Love it!! Love it!! Love it!! As always another Fantastic card.. such a darling image and the papers are wonderful..Very lovely!!
    Hugs, Linda

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  44. oooh another stunning card....lovely image, papers and charms!

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  45. Congratulations on getting on 2 new design teams you deserve it as your cards are outstanding and an inspiration to all of us fellow crafters
    Bea x x

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  46. WOW....my dear Bev, I love your card!!!!
    Adorable image.
    Great colours and details.
    Lovely design and look.
    Fantastic work.
    Hugs, Mumur

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  47. Big congratulations Bev on your dt positions you will rock their socks off!
    This card is so very gorgeous!
    Beautiful colouring and love your gingham paper and beautiful detail!
    hugs
    kim x

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  48. Congratulations on the new DT gigs darlin! So not surprising since your talent is amazing!! This card is no exception. So cute!! xx

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  49. This is just gorgeous Bev! I love the cute image and gorgeous papers. x

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  50. Yay, congrats ont he new DT positions, taht's awesome!!

    Such a cute card, Doraline is adorable with ehr wee ladybug, love the charm, your flowers are always wonderful as is everything!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  51. This card is really gorgeous. All your cards are so beautiful, super!
    Hugs from Jacqueline

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  52. Hi Bev,

    Thanks for joining our candy!
    x

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  53. Yes Bev, the gingham is the perfect choice with this image...love the colours of these papers...and your colouring is fab!

    HUGE congrats on your new appointments!! Bev you are such a busy lady...how do you have the time to work!! lol

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  54. This is very lovely Bev, really beautiful and nice colors.

    Hugs Suze xx

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  55. Bev , i have something on my blog for you xx

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  56. Bev I just love the way you colour this little guy he is adorable, and just looks so good sitting among all those rich colours. thanks for the information on how to do flowers Doris

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  57. congratulations on the dts Bev ! i have to say that no one makes gorgeous cards as good as yours with those distress ink ! you my girl are an absoloute whizz at it !

    love maddy -
    p.s - totally gorgeous card !

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  58. Just gorgeous Bev, as always, fantastic detail
    hugs
    En

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  59. Gorjus card Bev. What a cutie.

    Love Karen xxx

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  60. Once again soooo cute card! Colours are just perfect. :)

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  61. I love this Super Cute card Bev!!..your coloring, papers and flowers are all Fabulous!!...Congratulations on the DT positions...They are so lucky to have you!!!...Hugs, Ila

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  62. Gorgeous card as always Bev....love the image and the papers go so well with it....congrats on your two new DT post....so well deserved,
    Take care
    San x

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  63. Gorgeous card as always Bev....love the image and the papers go so well with it....congrats on your two new DT post....so well deserved,
    Take care
    San x

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  64. Hi Bev You are right such a cute image and the papers are perfect amazing what we find in our stash:)Thanks for the tip about the flowers must try it:0) All told a gorgeous card:0)

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  65. I just adore this card i love the colour combo and the flowers look amazing
    luv
    linniexxx

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  66. what a brautiful Card.love the image and colour,and beautiful details.

    hugs Akkina

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  67. Congrats to joining 2 DT's!
    And I love your card! The image is so cute and the colours are great.

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  68. This is truly beautiful, BTW I love your pics of the grandchildren. V cute! hugs Clare

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  69. Hi Bev! how are you? hope you're well xx

    Another stunning card I see ;)
    absolutely beautiful work, I do love those flowers, I emboss the back of mine sometimes too, but they never look as pretty as yours.

    Thank you for joining in the challenge this week :)
    Jo xx

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  70. oh wow bev how fantastic and so lovely. the image is so funny and your coloration and layout looks really perfect ... such wonderful fine details. i love that card!!!
    big hugs, bea

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  71. So very cute! Love the image and all your detail.

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  72. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!! On your new DT positions. You must be over the moon! Stunning card. Love the country feel with the gingham and stitching.
    Can't wait to see what you create with your 'new DT ' stamps.
    Take care
    Sandra x

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  73. Gorgeous card, love that stamp and the colours you have used. Congratulations on your new DT positions.

    Pat xx

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  74. What a wonderful card Bev, I so love the gingham and the image is adorable :) Donna x

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  75. I just love the image it is brilliant. your colours as usual are perfect well done
    Sue ccs

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  76. Wow Bev you have made another stunning card. The image is so so cute and the papers and colours you have used are fab.
    Paula xxxx

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  77. WOW'za Bev.... such a fun cheery card! "Just because" you are a sweet heart and share such SUPIOR Talent with us all... Thanks for the tip on the puff and curl of your punched flowers!! (Going to give it a try!) Smiles.. Michelle :)

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  78. Adorable card Bev, love the gingham and those flowers are gorgeous as is the cute image.

    Joanne x

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  79. Such a cutie this card, the mage is so sweet, and she has such a cheeky little face. Love her! Lou x

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  80. What a cutie! I absolutely adore this card!

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  81. What a cute image, love all the flowers and charms,

    Chris xx

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  82. SOOOOOOOOooooOOOOooo beautiful!!
    You are one amazing crafter and these stamps, oh my, they are more cuteness then I can handle.
    stephanne

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Bev x

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