Monday, 10 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday with Sketch from Sketch Saturday



Here is my card for Cute Card Thursday which is angels and fairies this week. I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday which is a great one and a fairly simple on, but looks great when finished.

I have used Basic Grey Dasher again - I just love these traditional colours. Magnolia stamp is one of the New Christmas ones and at long last I have managed to track down some nice Christmas Flowers. I went to the local Garden Centre at the weekend and managed to find a poinsetta garland thing which I have now taken apart. Took me ages as there must be about 60 flowers and leaves on it. This should keep me going as I also managed to find a couple of other stems which I still need to dismantle. This garland was a snip at £5 which I thought was excellent for the number of flowers I will get from it.



I returned to work last Thursday and had forgotten how difficult it is to keep up to date with blogging while trying to fit work in. So, I apologise for not being up to date with my blog - I know that a couple of people have sent awards to me and also someone has tagged me - I promise I will get round to it over the next couple of days.

I have also just finished a commission for a local flower shop for some Christmas Cards. My husband has gone to drop them off today so I hope they are happy with them and hopefully more orders will follow from this initial one. Their theme for their beautiful windows and displays is traditional red, green and gold so I really enjoyed this one and have only made one of each design for them so as to keep them special.

I would also like to thank everyone who left lovely comments on my blog while I have been off work - they were very much appreciated.

Over and out!!

Karen x

14 comments:

Elaine said...

Its a stunner Karen, I love your elements and papers and your colouring is fabby :)

Elaine x

Sonia said...

Karen i love this one, its very warming on the eye lol. What a crafty minx you are searching the garden centres for artifical flowers, brill idea :)
Hugs Sonia xx

Rach said...

gorgeous card Karen, love that tilda, i have bought that one but still have to ink her up. you have done a fabulous job with colouring her in...
great tip about the poinsettia garland i would never have thought of that...time to go stalking the garden centres...lol. hugs rachxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Karen, this is gorgeous and Tilda is so pretty and bright.. your colouring is beautiful, Congratulations on your commissions and am sure the shop owner would be very happy with you creations, Hugs, Nikki x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is a beautiful card Karen, and the garland tip is brilliant, i have a flower wholesalers down the road from me i use it all the time for ribbons and other bits, will go look for wreaths now! hugs Linda x

Cindy Haffner said...

C ute card for sure Karen, love your coloring.

Tara said...

Ooooh, I love Tilda's blue shoes and the lovely sentiment you've used too! xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Karen. I love this candy cane tilda image. Buyin the poinsetta garland and dismantling it sounds like an ingenious idea. You'll get a lot more flowers for your money this way!
Hugs, Vicky x

All Pink girl said...

Wow Karen i love this card so cute and so beautifully coloured Dawnxxx

Poppy said...

love the card,so cute.
poppy

Gayle said...

Hi honey...
There's an ward for you on my blog!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Macpurp said...

this is a gorgeous card!
love the colours in it !

Bev said...

Oh Karen this is just amazing! Love the bright colours - stunning!

hugs Bev x

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card Karen love the new look blog too.