Tuesday, 1 May 2012

April Sunshine

Today’s card features the Little Cottage Cuties April Sunshine, by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps and after the dreadful wet couple of weeks we have had I thought this stamp was rather apt!  OMW we’ve got webbed feet, this rain just won’t let up.  I’m fed up with it now and so need some sunshine!

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I coloured the image with Copics and pencils

Hair E44, 42, 40, W00 and dark umber pencil
Skin always the same E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20, R30
Pinks R83, 81, RV000, RV0000 and Tuscan Red pencil
Aqua BG57, BG53, BG000 and muted turquoise pencil
White C1, 0, 00 and a very little bit of Cool grey 70%
Grass YG67, 63, 61, G20 and Olive pencil

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The beautiful paper is by Maja Design and is new in stock at Dies to Die For!! The darling little birdhouse is a Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Bird and Cage set.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid CraftsCottage Rose, 20mm rose, 25mm rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, leaves.  The cute little daisy was another of my finds in the USA earlier this year, and I am gutted that I didn’t buy more of them when I had the chance Sad smile

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Love the sentiment, it was just perfect for the card

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And a peek at the inside

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hugs

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67 comments:

  1. So gorgeous Bev. Such beautiful colouring and shading.Love the little umbrella charm. Have a great day. Sheilax.

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  2. Beautiful card Bev, fabulous image and detail... coloured just perfect... Hugs May x x x

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  3. WOW, stunning everything! Gorgeous coloring, paper, embellies, die cuts!

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  4. What a beautiful card
    hugs Linda

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  5. Stunning card hun..beautiful colours..and I agree about the rain..have a lovely day..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Bev! You've done it again! :) Laura x

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  7. Hi Bev
    beautiful card, nice & bright (unlike the weather outside) yes I think we are all fed up with this weather.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  8. oh my she is so very adorable...sassy

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  9. Amazing card. Beautiful colours and all details. Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

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  10. stunning card Bev so sweet x

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  11. Hi Bev
    Fantastic card! Just love the colours. I like the sentiment & the daisy too. Only yesterday I was thinking that you hadn't done any clouds for a while.

    Take care
    Hugs

    Louie xxxx

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  12. Oh my, how pretty is that.

    I sooooooooooo need some sunshine but all we seem to have here is more rain.

    Toni xx

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  13. Such a pretty card Bev, wonderful! Ruby x

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  14. Hi Bev, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love it.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  15. this is so sweet- hope the rain stops soon- ours is just starting although it feels like it should be spring here too not the middle of autumn we've already had weeks of rain and cold.

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  16. Just beautiful Bev love that lace and the sentiment.
    Myrax

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  17. Ahhh this is sooo cute Bev. I love ALL your cards...such inspiration .....Barney Bear xx

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  18. Absolutely Gorgeous Bev!! Cute image and beautiful dp and flowers!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  19. Christine Harrop1 May 2012 at 09:07

    Gorgeous! That cloud background!!!!
    I know what you mean about the rain, but we are not on the mains system and are desperately short of water. Our well is perilously low! We are harvesting rain water so I am actually rejoicing in it.

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  20. Stunning Bev, love the papers and gorgeous image, coloured beautifully...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  21. Sooooooo gorgeous work here again Bev, I really love it.

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  22. Gorgeous Bev. Love the colours and image it is so pretty.
    Hugs Trudy

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  23. As always Bev, totally gorgeous...LOVE it!

    Jennifer.x

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  24. This is just gorgeous - Love it x

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  25. Hi,
    Beautiful card. Love the colour and all the details. You can use pink to everything...cute image too.
    Hugs
    Anna-Karin

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  26. Hi,
    Beautiful card. Love the colour and all the details. You can use pink to everything...cute image too.
    Hugs
    Anna-Karin

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  27. Totally stunning Bev! Such pretty colours hugs Rebekah xx

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  28. Schitterende kaart,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
    Heel mooi papier en details.

    Liefs Riet.xx

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  29. Hi Bev, what a pretty card, your colours are always so delicate and fresh. just love everything about it.
    love jan x

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  30. This is Gorgeous Bev. Perfectly coloured x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Adorable spring card. And here's hoping your rain stops and the sun appears today. Edna

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  32. I am amazed every day the coloring you do on your cards. It is just beautiful. I love the details you bring out in your shading. Love your cards. Look forward each day to open your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hi Bev
    You can get those daisies- or something remarkably similar- from The Works. They are 99p for a pack of 10 and come in white, pink and lemon.
    Lovely card as usual!
    Heather

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  34. You card is absolutely stunning, Bev! I love the papers and embellishments you used! Phenomenal coloring of the darling image!

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  35. How cute is she, watering the garden in the rain and with bare feet - so sweet. Love all the embellishments and the sentiment on the inside is lovely. Thanks again for the lovely candy. Anne x

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  36. Another stunning card. Each one is just as beautiful as the next.

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  37. Stunning card Bev, I love everything about it x

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  38. Diana Stewart1 May 2012 at 17:13

    Well, just as cute as a button. I look forward to opening your e-mail everyday to see your beautiful work.

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  39. Beautiful card Bev, amazing colouring, fabulous image and detail. Love the flowers.
    Hugs Kim xx

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  40. Bev your cards are always so beautiful! I just drool over the gorgeous papers you use. I wish they were available in Canada. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Very pretty card and I love that sentiment on the inside.

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  42. Bev, this is just too beautiful. I love just everything on it, the colours, how you've coloured the image, the embellishments---EVERYTHING!!!

    AliceH

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  43. Fantastic colouring as usual... a beautiful card. Pat x

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  44. So gorgeous. All the colors just blend together so well. Love the flowers and the little umbrella charm. Perfect touch.

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  45. Your cards are always more beautiful than the last...how much better can you get??!! You are such an inspiration, Bev! Hugs

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  46. Another gorgeous card Bev!

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! You are a great inspiration to me. Any chance I could find that cloud tutorial - I wasn't successful.

    my email is vweber@lagrant.net

    Thank you so much!

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  48. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CARD.SUZYD X

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  49. What a lovely spring garden card. Loved your comment about webbed feet!

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  50. Gorgeous card, Bev!
    Sorry you've had so much rain & rain & more rain. Hope you dry out soon.
    You are always such a wealth of inspiration! Thanks so much for always sharing.
    Happy Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  51. Just loving this card...the image , the colouring, the sentiment the whole package is beautiful.Hugs
    Kc x

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  52. What a gorgeous card Bev. I love the whole package.

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  53. Such a beautiful card, love the sentiment, can you tell me where it's from please. mrsjane

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  54. Stunning card Bev I love the colour pink and what gorgeous-ness inside and out well done Hus Elaine

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  55. Hi Bev,
    This is a beautiful card. Such pretty colours and the Maya papers are stunning.
    All the best Linda x

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  56. amazing card Bev... Wow love all the little details and your background. Wonderful!

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  57. your cars is as allways so lovely loveeeee al of it hugs tanja

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  58. What a sweet image, and gorgeous card. You put so much work into your cards! Love all the details.

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  59. Oh this is just stunning Bev! I love everything about it! :)
    Kelly.x

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Bev x

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