Friday, 29 April 2011

Red, white and blue - Grace

After the Royal Wedding today how could I not make something in red, white and blue?  I was literally glued to the TV all morning watching the wedding, obviously waiting to see what Kate would be wearing and she didn't disappoint - I thought that she looked very elegant in a stunning dress.  I loved watching the parades and all of the horses.  It reminded me that I too had a landau horse drawn carriage for my wedding day (only had one horse though) - something I now have in common with the future queen!!! It is times like this that it makes you proud to be British. 

On today's card I have used Grace by Sugar Nellie.  I had been looking for this stamp for ages and then I saw on Jenny's blog (My Inky Hands - see side bar) that they were available as digis from Funky Kits.  The images are so lovely and very easy to colour as lots of the shading is already done.  I've coloured the image with pro markers and the papers are a free download from Summertime Designs.  I've coloured some Mulberry flowers with promarkers and added some little stamens in the centre.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart and the leaf punch is "Grass" by Woodware.  The 3 little brads are to cover up where my pro markers bled when I tried to colour the buttons.  I was ready to throw the almost finished image away and then I though the brads would make good buttons! 

I've kept the card fairly plain because of the reason I am sending it.  It is going to the lady whose taught me to make teddy bears; a small group of us meet at her home to sew teddy bears!  She creates the most amazing ball joint dolls and makes fantastic wigs and clothing and I thought that she would like "Grace".  However, she is going through a very tough time at the moment - you can read her blog here if you want to.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hanna and friends - I used their sketch
Moving along with the times - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Red, white and blue
Amber's Crafts - use a digi
The paper variety - polka dots
Sweet stamps - sympathy
Tuesday throw down - add brads
Crafty cardmakers - red, white and blue
Make it Monday - Anything goes

That's it for today - back tomorrow with another creation!



kuya said...

This is such a gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

~ Heike

JanJan808Kreate said...

Such an adorable kard...soo kreative...just became a follower...hope you do the same...

cheryl said...

oh wow one of my fav images,this is just stunning so beautifully colored too hugs cheryl xxxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! Amazing coloring and I love the color combo, buttons and edge punching!

Chrissy said...

I love these images and you have done an incredible job with the colouring.I love her red buttons...fabulous

Thanks for sharing on 'Make it Monday'


Jennifer said...

Hi Amanda. Simply gorgeous! xx Jenny xx

XXOO AMY said...

adorable! the little buttons are a nice touch! I live in the U.S., but was also glued to the TV watching the wedding! everything about it amazing!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card AJ, I love this image and your colouring. The red and blue is a great combination.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

karen said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week, karenx

Dawnll said...

She is just so adorable- I love her so much. Wonderful job with the colors.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!


Jacki Daniels said...

Don't you just love these images they are dream to work with love what you have done with her and the buttons are just the right touch thanks for joining us at CCM this time please come back soon
Jacki xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is super and just right for us on MAWTT this week, thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

Mary J said...

She's beautiful, you've done a goreous job with her!

Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday and hope to see you again!

Mary J xxx

Tamara Morton said...

Such a perfect card, I love the wonderful colours and your perfect colouring too.. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps

shulsart said...

What a beautiful card, I love the red, white and blue and you have colored the image perfectly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Very cute card, beautiful coloring on the little girl. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Lin said...


Love your dimensional buttons on her coat, a great touch.

Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck!

Lin xx

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love your color choices. This image is so adorable and you have colored her perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

Dawn B - SSDT

Kiki said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Love the image and your colouring. Great take on my sketch, too!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week.

Hugs, Kiki