Sunday, 12 April 2015

Collecting Sea Shells and some candy too

Please scroll down to the end of the post for the candy deets.  Last week’s winners were announced in the previous post.

I love this Stamps Happen Collecting Sea Shells stamps.  I have had it for years and think this is only the second time I have inked it up.  When I found this I decided to mooch through the obscene amount of papers that I have, and I mean obscene.  I frightened myself when I realised just how much money I have spent on this hobby over the years.  Anyhoo, I found a box of Anna Griffin papers that I kept for stroking (as you do!) and nope, not gonna be doing that any more.  So out they came and I didn’t even shudder at the thought of cutting in to them.  I also used one of the plain blue/grey papers from the Sea Shore pad which I ran through the die cutter in an embossing folder then sanded for texture.

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Coloured with copic markers, I used:

Skin and hair: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20; E49, 59, 57, 53, 50
Dress: N5, NG75, 72, 70’'; C1, 0, 00
Sand: E33, 31, 30; W7, 5, 3

 

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I used one of the Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art templates.  Love these, they are such a doddle to use as well.

 

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Isn’t that organza trim just divine?  Light and frothy and perfect for a seaside themed card.

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I coloured the lighthouse with copic markers (W7, 5, 3, 1) after die cutting

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A close up of the sentiment stamp and the Greyboard sentiment

 

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Products used:

From Wild Orchid Crafts:
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-028
MIXED BLUE/AQUA/WHITE MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 1¼" (30mm) QVR-012
MIXED BLUE OPEN ROSES MKX-074
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-013
40 PASTEL COLOUR FORGET ME NOT FABRIC FLOWERS MKX-332
WHITE COTTON LACE MKX-423
WHITE ELASTIC ORGANZA RUFFLE TRIM MKX-300
MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-502
MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-494

From Noor! Design UK

 

And now for some candy, again as before just leave a comment and I will pick a winner later this week

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64 comments:

  1. great card...........great candy too!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Wow! Love your card and the image is so beautiful.

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  3. WOW, ein Traum diese Karte
    glg Getrude

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  4. Gorgeous and beautiful card Bev love the image beautiful colour's and wonderful design
    Dianne xx :)

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  5. Your card is stunning. FAB colouring as usual, Bev. I especially love how you coloured the dress. Gorgeous image too. Luv, Wilma

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  6. Stunning card Bev so many beautiful details, Lovely to see you back blogging regularly, hope you are keeping well x Susan x

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  7. OMG... this is such a perfect coloring for the little girl ... I love how realistic it looks
    A perfect and amazing scene you´ve create around....
    can´t find any words...I´m speechless
    TFS CU hellerlittle

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  8. Aww Bev this is just delightful. I know what you mean about paper stash. I have challenged myself this year to not buy any papers at all...so far so good ;0) x

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  9. Stunning card. Love all the details.

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  10. Beautiful card Bev as usual, they must take you ages to do...... would me if i did them that detailed. Louise x

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  11. WOW such a beautiful beautiful project...took me back to the image of my daughter picking sea shells
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  12. Gorgeous card, I also have this stamp somewhere! Coloured to perfection. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. Gail

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  13. Gogeous card Bev!! Makes me feel like leaving for a holiday at once!! :D

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  14. What a stunning card and beautiful candy! Thanks so much for the chance to win this gorgeous die!
    xxx
    Laurian

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  15. Wow stunning card!!
    Thank you very much for the chance to win this candy!
    Hugs, Sonja.

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  16. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous shaped easel card.
    Hugs, Donna x

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  17. Wow, I love the card, easel cards look so good. Thanks for the give-away.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  18. Lovely card !!! The colors are nice and the stamp is so sweet ...
    I love it !!!
    Greetings,
    Elfje

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  19. lovely card really like the shape of it, loving the lace and organza too, sweet image also, well done to the winners of the candy and thanks for the chance of some more ! xx

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  20. What a beautiful card - so full of lovely detail -I love it

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  21. Beautiful card Bev, thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. OMG.. This is Stunning!!!.. Gorgeous Coloring!! Beautiful Colors.. Love the sceene!!. And how you have Embellished!! Stunner Card!! I love it!!

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  23. Fabulous creation its all just so lovely love that template fab shape Thanks for the chance to win candy Love and hugs Carole x

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  24. Hi Bev Your card is beautiful as ever, and the girls dress flows like fabric your colouring is brilliant. Thanks for the chance to win candy. Hugs Margaret x

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  25. Oh Bev, I just adore your card, especially your colours that wonderful image and that lovely die you've used. Can I ask what die that is as it's just so pretty, just perfect for a project I have in mind? I laughed and laughed about stroking your papers I know what your saying and I thought I was the only one that did that and put them away for a rainy day ( oh it's raining here in New Zealand) today!!! You said that they were Anna Griffin papers. We had a sewing shop eg Patch Work and haberdashery shop that sold Bazzill and design papers which were Anna Griffin. A few years ago she decided to go out of papers as she was moving locations and asked me if I wanted to buy them from her. There was a paper stand for all the Bazzill's a total of 60 shelves and each colour shelf had between 6 -8 sheets in it, there were about 10 sheets of Anna Griffin papers and about 8 sample books of her papers each sample book is 2 inches deep and 12 inches wide. You can't do a lot with them but there are curtain design that they are useful for and these papers are totally stunning. All in all about $1200.00 NZD worth of papers let alone the stand all for $100.00 that was my bargain for the year it was in December a couple of years ago an early Christmas present to myself. Take care and have a wonderful week and I would love to know the name of that die you used and a chance to win your candy.
    Hugs
    Kathie
    xox

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  26. Your card is wonderful congrats on using the paper that you just stroke it's tough sometimes to use em but when you do your ever so happy about it thank you for the chance hugs Nikki

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  27. Hi Bev, just realised that it was a 12 point square die from Joy Craft. I've answered my own question if I had read your post properly in the first place. LOL
    Hugs
    Kathie
    x

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  28. your card is gorgeous. Love the coloring! Thanks also for a chance to win.

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  29. Your card is beautiful Bev, that is an adorable image, I love it. Love the colours and papers you've used too.

    Hugs
    Wynneth
    X

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  30. Beautiful card Bev, Thanks also for a chance to win.

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  31. Awesome card love the stamp and will have to go buy that lighthouse. Loving the papers have some I keep looking st and putting back. Please add my name to your draw. Thanks

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  32. What a beautiful card! I have this stamp and will have to go and dig it out. I too hoard my paper and I always think I should purge some but it makes me happy so I think not :)

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  33. Your card is gorgeous! The image is so sweet, and I love your flowers and die cuts! Thank you for the candy - I would love it!

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  34. What a gorgeous card! Love the design and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing it and the chance at some candy! Have a great week!

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  35. Bev, dont drawme as postage is always expensive to Australia. Just wanted to say I love the card, that little sweetie on the beach, made me think of my daughter at that age. The little tubby folds here and there, such an innocent age. Your card is beautiful.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous, Bev....as always! I love the card design and how you tied it all together with the ocean embellishments from the lighthouse to the seashell and starfish. Fantastic coloring of the adorable image!

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  37. Love the card you made! Each new one your make is my new favorite. :) Thank you for sharing them with us and for the inspiration.

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  38. Hi Bev
    As always your Card is Truly Beautiful Your Colouring is Outstanding you always bring your project to life I hope your well.
    I've only been doing Cardmaking for Five years and I know I've spent a small fortune with copics and pencils beautiful papers and embellishments it all mounts up!
    Take care
    Love from Sam x

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  39. This is wonderful Bev. I love the shape of the card and the colours are beautiful.
    Thank you for giving us another chance to win goodies.
    Toni xx

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  40. Another wonderful card - I love the colour scheme and that stamp is beautifully coloured as always :-)

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  41. Your card is so delightful, she reminds me of my gorgeous Grand daughter, so cute, xxx

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  42. Thanks again for more goodies to try to win. Have a wonderful day Bev. Sue x

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  43. Absolutely divine. I love the image, fabulous colouring and wonderful embellies

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  44. Wow, that is stunning, and I love the colours you have used, just Beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  45. Stunning! you know how to put a card together!
    Gorgeous colouring and stunning layout
    hugs
    Sandie x

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  46. Gorgeous card, I love your coloring. Amazing shape and details.
    hugs Louise

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  47. fabulous card! I too, hoard lots of paper and will break my heart to cut them up unless I have 2 sets! Thanks for the chance to win the sweet candy!

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  48. bellissima card
    un abbraccio

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  49. Hi Bev, absolutely gorgeous card. Your colouring is second to none. Love the way you did all the folds in the dress and the little girl's hair. Know what you mean about having hoards of paper and not wanting to use it because it is so special. But isn't that way we got it in the first place. Am going to have to start using my stash. Thanks so much for sharing and the opportunity to win the sweet candy. Have a wonderful day.

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  50. WOW!! It just doesn't get any more gorgeous than this Bev! Amazing coloring as always, beautiful soft colors & loads of stunning embellishments!! I'm with you on the hoarding of paper! The problem is I bought way too many pads before I realized/came to know exactly what paper was the best for cards, and I don't want to pitch any, and swear I'm going to use them some day! So bizarre that right before I pulled up your post I was looking at a paper pad sale going on at a local on-line store and saw tons of 6 x 6 paper pads I want!!

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  51. Love the colouring on this one. Don't we all hoard delish papers!!

    Jeannie E.

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  52. I am amazed at your coloring, just beautiful! You saved your dp for just the right card, it's gorgeous!

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  53. I love this card - and when I saw it I said "hey, I have that stamp" which I bought ages ago because it reminded me of my granddaughter (and have not used it but once). Your coloring and arrangement of the card items are so perfect and I enjoy seeing all your creations and just marvel at them!

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  54. Oh WOW Bev! You have really brought this card to life! Aren't these Dutch Doobadoo templates just great! I love them! Judy x

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  55. WOW! Your card is gorgeous, Bev!! Loveeeee it! :-D Thank you for sharing and opportunity to win your blog candy. :-D Milka xx

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  56. Still have this stamp from when I had the shop (don't have the shop anymore) She is such a lovely stamp and you really have done her justice with your colouring and dies. Hope you are keeping well.
    Anne xx

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  57. Super stunning. Your colouring is always stunning :-) Thank you for listing the colours used. Fabulous embellishments - love the little lighthouse. I have this Anna Griffin paper - along with a stack of other Anna Griffin papers I just can't bring myself to use!! Gorgeous creation. Hugs, Jayne x

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  58. Gorgeous card Bev, love the colors you used. Thanks for a chance to win

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  59. one of the first stamps I bought and it is still a fave......... super card
    Tilly

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  60. one of the first stamps I bought and it is still a fave......... super card
    Tilly

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  61. absolutely exquisite! all of the colors and details are perfection. :) this is such a lovely stamp. you need to use it more often.

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  62. Stunningly lovely card Bev! It is a gorgeous stamp and your colouring of the folds of her dress is just fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win a die. Debra x

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Bev x

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