Saturday 30 July 2011

Sweet... Seventeen

Good Morning everyone!
This weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday is sponsored by the totally fabulous...

If you win our challenge this week, you will be the owner of a new Tim Holtz movers & shapers die! WOW!
Here's my card...

I've used Kraft cardstock to make this card, along with paper by Echo Park (little girl kit). I paper pierced them and then dragged a brown pen through the holes to resemble stitching. The pretty image is from The Greeting Farm, I coloured her with PMs and this is the first time I am completely happy with how I have coloured the hair.
The flowers were made with a retro flower punch and a stamen punch, sponged, then given a bit of added sparkle in the middle.
The sentiment was handwritten to start with (SEVENTEEN), and then stamped with a SeeD's 'Happy Birthday' stamp over the top.
Lots of sponging on this card with 2 SU inks, Close to Cocoa & Pretty in Pink.

This card is for my God-daughter, who will be 17 tomorrow.
So please don't tell her about this post until she has opened the card!
Thanks ;)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges at:

Cupcake - shabby sparkle
 I {heart} ProMarkers - anything goes
craft us crazy - anything goes
Bling it on - anything goes
Squigglefly - KRAFTASTIC!
Kaboodle Doodles - stitching (faux or real)
Allsorts - Free & Easy

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend xx


  1. Hey Cyber Sis. I absolutely love this card. The paper and kraft combo is gorgeous. I love your hair colouring and the sentiment is brilliant. Don't know where you got the layout from, but that is fabby too!
    Have a great weekend. And thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. xxx

  2. ooops! forgot to start off my post with my SS details, have added it now, thanks Faye xx (i'll blame my cold for my forgetfulness!)

  3. What a sweet & adorable card! Such great details too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  4. Jo this is gorgeous! Perfectly coloured image and fabulous DP's and Kraft, love it! :o)

  5. Gorjuss colours and layout, thanks for joining us at Bling it On - good luck
    Sue x

  6. Hi Jo, what a gorgeous card. Your image is so sweet and I love the beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  7. Wow, what a stunning card. Oh to be 17 again! Love the colours and your fantastic colouring! xxx

  8. Very cute! I love your layout, and the faux stitching looks great on kraft! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  9. Hi Jo

    Love your card the kraft card goes so well with the papers and your image - just love it so pretty!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  10. Darling card! Love the pink & brown color combo! Nicely done!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Us Crazy and I hope you will join us again!
    Huggies ~

  11. Beautiful card using a great image, colour combo and design!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  12. A lovely card, your colouring is beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. Hi Jo, hope you're keeping well. Love this card, love your choice of colours too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.

  14. A really lovely card with gorgeous colours and stylish details.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,