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September 22, 2009

One for the girls

I think this is my new favourite card, just looking at it makes me happy! So thanks Donna for setting the challenge of 'one for the girls' over at Secret Crafter and thanks Heather at Truly Scrumptious for the fab sketch and extra twist to use at least three stamps. Both Donna and Heather have brilliant blogs so take a look.



I used Dahlia from the Greetings Farm and shaded her with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers and...I braved it and added just a couple of highlights with an Inkssentials pen - was nervous to use it in case I bodged it after spending all that time getting the colouring right!

Lots of glitter gems to add sparkle and fabulous papers from Pink Petticoat. I have actually stamped seven images - six of which are flowers. I cut them all out and added instead of using pre-made or punched flowers.

Ooooh how exciting, I've just spotted I won last week's challenge at Creative Card Crew - wow thanks, I'm going to be the proud owner of some Fairy Doodles stamps from Crafty Addicts now - yey!



Well we've discovered the wasps nest in the garden is actually a bees nest, bad luck to hubby James for finding out by getting stung under his eye last night just walking from his van to the house. The little blighter flew under his glasses - ouch. We treated him quickly and the swelling went down within an hour or two. So today I'm making some phone calls and arranging for a bee keeper to come round ASAP and get rid of it and then Zac can play in the garden and I can hang my washing out again if it stays bright for much longer.

Victoria
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25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Victoria, those papers are fabulous - must dig them out again, Haven't used them for AGES! Brilliant colouring too.

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  2. Wow gorgeous card Victoria, just love those vibrant colours, they're fab!

    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  3. Gorgeous card! Such pretty colours :o) Lisa x

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  4. This is just divine Victoria and I can see why it's your fave card, sooooooo pretty and the papers and flowers looks amazing!
    Hugs Tara xx

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Victoria, I love the colour combination and your image is so beautifully coloured. The flowers are devine and again I love the colours! I'm so pleased you enjoyed this weeks theme at SCSC, thanks for playing along with us again :) poor James getting stung by a bee, that must have been really painful around the eye :( great idea to get someone in to remove them! Now, I really must get on and do some work, I am so not disciplined working from home lol! :) Donna x

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  6. Wow Victoria this is just fabulous i love the colours and those flowers are so pretty and what an adorable image.
    Paula xxxx

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  7. She is the cutest ever! Love her little leggings! Your coloring is to die for! Wish I could color like that! LOL! Happy to hear you are ridding of that awful bees nest! Have a fab day!

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  8. love the colours on your cute card and such a cute image! I do hope you get your bees sorted out and they don't have to be killed in the process. If you were in Cornwall my other half could have helped you out!
    hugs, annie x

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  9. Beautiful as always!!! Love it!

    We have a hornets nest between our back garden and a tree - they stink my husband all the time when he is mowing the grass. We'll get the next when the snow starts to fly...

    Have a great day :)
    xo

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  10. purple is my fave color, but I don't use it enough in my crafting. THIS is so cute. thanks for playing with us at stamp something.

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  11. fabulous

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  12. Ooo nasty place for a sting. Hope you find a new home for the bees, hopefully you have someone who keeps bees in your area who can take them off your hands!
    Gorgeous card, love the flowers to bits! Kim

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  13. Gorgeous card Victoria, I love this image and I love how you have created the flowers. x

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  14. Congrats on the win hun. Stunning card! Those stamped and cut out flowers look superb. I can see why this card makes you happy. Beautiful shading and good on you for having a go with the inkessentials pen.
    Sharon xx

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  15. This is beautifully coloured Victoria... you are so talented! The colours are just lovely. Sorry about the bee sting, good job James wasn't allergic to them.
    Chrissie

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  16. Beautiful card. Hope you manage to get rid of the bees.
    Julie x

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  17. Victoria this card is adorable and amazing. Get ready for another win, I think. This card is destined to be a winner!
    Alicia xx

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  18. Gorgeous card Victoria. Love the cute image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

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  19. Gorgeous card. Beautiful colouring and I love those papers and flowers.

    Glenda

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  20. Dahlia's beautiful and I love her outfit!
    Congrats on the win of Fairy Doodle stamps, it's always so nice for the budget! :)

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  21. Wowzers this is stunning Victoria, love your beautifully coloured image and those delish papers ... those flowers are an awesome accent sweetie.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  22. Adorable card, wonderful image and gorgeous colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Awww this is lovely. I love the colours in this one and those dew drops in your flowers look wonderful. Like her eyeshadow too nice touch!
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

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  24. Fab card, love that image & the girly colours :-)

    Hugs
    Tracey
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