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Monday, 24 January 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge 53


Evening everyone - well, that's Monday over with thank goodness, and was expecting to go to parent's evening tonight, but youngest DD, Emily has said it's not absolutely necessary.  We've had her report and her tutor  said in that that her report was faultless, so it seems a little pointless going up there to be told how wonderful she is - we already know that!!

Instead, I thought I post my card for bestest matey/partner in crafting crime, Lesley's Birthday card!!
I saw her on Saturday, the day of her birthday, so I know she has it!  We went to the Stitch and Creative Craft Show at Sandown, it was great, although we were reasonably good!!  I then went back to hers for a bit of a play and some colouring!! While we were out, her hubby had been out and bought lunch and laid it all out with candles, flowers and wine and everything! We then went up to her craft room and there were choccies and more flowers!!  Wasn't that lovely!!  I reckon I could have got away with going out with them for their celebratory meal too but didn't outstay my welcome!! 

Anyway, back to my card, I followed the sketch for challenge 53 at The Pixie Cottage. I used the Linen Closet stack of papers from DCWV that Lesley actually gave me for Xmas - she had them and knew I coveted them, so she got me some from her last trip to the States!!  That brings me to the other part of the challenge, which is the option of making something for someone you love!! Well, I loves her, I do, known her since we were 11 and she really is my best friend!!


Other things to note:

Image - Leanne Ellis new release, If Only from Sugar Nellie, Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl and flowers from Wild Orchid and Crafty Emma's.  The sentiment is Stampin Up and all coloured with Promarkers.

Time for a cuppa  now - thanks for popping in!! 

18 comments:

Vixx handmade cards said...

Just so beautiful Julie!, stunning image and coloured beautifully :o)
Love the flowers too and great dp's!!

hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous it really is I'm not a fan of this artist if I'm being honest but for the 1st time this I actually love, you have made her look stunning I love the colours you have used I bet your friend will treasure this hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

heidy said...

This is so beautiful,love how you put your sentiment on the ribbon.
Hugs Heidy

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Julie!! This is so so gorgeous hun!! I love the colors and the beautiful layout with all of your yummy flowers!! HUGS

Mina said...

I love this Julie its amazing, the colours are perfect as is your colouring and your colour mix is the perfect finishing embellishment
Mina xxx

Carole of Brum said...

Julie, in your hands that image really looks good, beautiful how you've matched the colour of the top, the blues of the flowers and the ribbon. Your friend has to adore this! CoB

gina g said...

Wow i love this hunni gorgeous image and colouring and dont you just love these papers I've just used them too. luv gina xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

As the proud owner of this stunning creation I can honestly say that the photo does not do it justice. Thank you Julie! You is my bestest friend too! I had such a fabulous weekend. After spending quality time with you, we went out for dinner and the food was so good it made me weep! Then lunch at bruvs yesterday. Unfortunately had to work today so I haven't had time to play with any of my new stash but I have plans later in the week! Huge heart-filled hugs! Lesley

Adrina said...

Very beautiful, the colors are awesome!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

artish said...

gorgeous layering. i love her hair-doo!! :)
thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

louise said...

Truly beautiful card I bet your friend will cherish it, it sounds like you had a fab time.
Hugs Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card and pretty colours too.
luv
Debby

Eisbärin said...

Wow, I bet Lesley was pleased with this card, it's amazing! SO beautiful, the image, the colouring, the colours, the layout... there is nothing at all I could fault. Stunning!
Love, Alex

coops said...

amazing card julie.i love the stunning image and your perfect colouring.
the colours are lush and fab embellies ;D

xx coops xx

Faerielore said...

WOW darling this card is stunning, love this image and your colours are gorgeous, sounds like lesley had a perfect birthday, what a lovely hubby she has there :) xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julye, what a stunning card. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is fab. The PATP looks amazing. Hugs, Denise x

Sadilla said...

that's gorgeous!! I love sll the details, the paper you picked is great, as all the flowers...
thanks for playing at the pixie cottage
hugs
sadia

Leann said...

Utterly gorgeous Julie!
hugs x