Saturday, 29 October 2011

A Gem of a Challenge - cold and frosty!

I'm back with my second card for today, my GDT card for A Gem of a Challenge, where our theme is 'cold & frosty'.  I had fun with this one :o)




I've used a gorgeous stamp called Andy on Sledge.  I've coloured mainly with flexmarkers as my new colours came and I just had to play!  I really love them, but I must admit they take a bit of getting used to when you're used to promarkers... I was having some blending issues, until I'd been colouring a while and realised they work better (for me) if I colour from dark to light, instead of the other way round as I usually do with PMs.  So hopefully I'll improve with them now I've worked that out!

I added lots of glamour dust and then kept the card quite simple, just adding some wooden snowflakes, card candy and a MFT die cut border.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

We've been to see Rio at the cinema this morning, the boys loved it... actually me and hubby enjoyed it too, big kids we are!  We'd intended going yesterday, but when we got to the cinema it had sold out - oops! So we booked tickets for today, then went to Monkey Bizness (soft play) instead and then hubby talked me into getting a new phone!  I've been putting it off and insisting I didn't need a smartphone - I knew I'd be totally baffled with everything it could do lol... anyway, I got one, a Samsung Galaxy - now I just have to figure out how to use the bloomin' thing!

52 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image that you have coloured perfectly.xxx

Lorraine said...

Oh I LOVE this! Your coloring of that adorable image rocks! And love your card design! Perfect!

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation Lisa must say your colouring is ALWAYS stunning..as to new mobiles..or any new techo toys really hate to change..mine must be 7yrs? old..it does what I want..talk n txt..lol

smiles Christine x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Lisa; you're colouring, as always, is fabulous! I love the sky background you've made and the wooden snowflakes. Gorgeous!

I've had my old Nokia phone for about 10 years! Think I could do with a new one, lol!
xx

sarah-Jane said...

Great Christmas card. I love the image, very sweet. Your colouring is fab. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good luck with the new phone. Always a challenge. Great CAS card. Love the colouring. Funny I always colour dark to light with PMs. Love the new FMs too. Thanks for playing at Winter Wonderland. Marianne x

heidy said...

Fabolous card Lisa,love the wooden snowflakes!
And have fun wit your new phone!
Hugs Heidy

The Little Stamper said...

This is such a cute card Lisa and I just love that image. Thanks for the tip on the flex markers - I will keep that in mind for when I try a bit of blending with mine.

Sharon x

The Little Stamper said...

This is such a cute card Lisa and I just love that image. Thanks for the tip on the flex markers - I will keep that in mind for when I try a bit of blending with mine.

Sharon x

Debs M said...

gorgeous, your colouring is fab as always x

Vicky said...

This is really gorgeous Lisa....and I so love the CAS look too...

have a great evening....hugs Vicky xx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow so pretty. I love this.

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rosie said...

fab. love the image. great colours x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie now this is one heck of a gorgeous card I soooooo love it & your colouring is awesome hun!!!
Thanks for your lovely comments sweetie mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Claire said...

Love this card Lisa - the image is fab and coloured in beautifully (as always). Hugs, Claire x

Tip Top said...

Love the wooden snowflakes! I usually colour a base colour and then add the dark and gradually lighten it to the base colour. If that made sense!!

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lisa, good luck with the new phone, I know I hate changing, but my kids are getting to the age now where they can help me out!! Sue x

Fiona said...

fabulous Lisa...love those clouds too!!

Fi
x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, what a gorgeous card! You obviously are getting along the with the Flexmarkers very well - new colours, eh! Am dead jealous! Wonderful image as well, so cute.

I got a new phone for my birthday last year - taken me to now to get used to it and it's not even a very fancy phone - just a touch screen one! Sarah

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lisa
A gorgeous card love the image and wooden snowflakes,enjoy your weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Kat said...

Great card Lisa, love that sweet image. Really cute.

Kat xx

Kat said...

Great card Lisa, love that sweet image. Really cute.

Kat xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, love the image which is beautifully coloured. Good luck with the phone lol. Carol x

Janet said...

Wow this is a stunner sweetie it really is!! xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Hi Lisa, Nice to see you stop by. Hope things have been well with you. Got a dumb cold from my son so trying to get rid of that and of course no fun. Of course love your card. So take care. See you in blog world. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugz, Pat

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! WOW!!!! Lisa, this is so gorgeous. Love the colouring! Eek! a new phone. You will love it when you get used to it. Hope the half term went well hun. Hugs.

Donna x

Faye said...

Fantastic card, fantastic image, fantastic colouring, fantastic snowflakes. Hmm, I think that covers it! :)
xxx

Rebekah said...

Love your cloudy background Lisa great work hugs rebekah xx

Abi said...

Good luck with the phone!! Love the card, it's just perfect xx

Cazza said...

Another fabulous creation Lisa, love how you've created the sky background (I'm too scared to try this, lol!). Beautiful snowflakes too :o)
Enjoy your new phone!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some candy if you are interested :)

Cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgeous card just love the image color and detail on this bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxx

Christine L said...

Hey I have a galaxy too... snap! It's fab, but I'm still learning and I've had it since late August! hehe! But if you have any questions - I may be able to answer!
Now onto your card.... only one word... FAB!
Hugs
Christine x
PS I love going into kiddies films too... but don't tell them it's me giggling at the back!! hehe

coops said...

fabulous card lisa.great image and design and i love your colouring.
good luck with the phone hun, mine is about 10 years old and i always get embarassed if it rings when i`m out.lol.

xx coops xx

Deb said...

just gorgeous, love your sky background and glitter on the snow!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Hope you are having a great, crafty weekend! Debxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and such a delightful image :o)
Jackie xx

Donna said...

Oh wow, totally gorgeous Lisa, I love your clouds behind your image and your beautiful colour scheme...adorable hun :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the clouds, fabulous design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A fabulous card.

Love your image and your colouring is stunning!

Loving all the cute snowflakes too.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous Lisa, great design and fab colouring! good luck with your new phone!
Helen c

Jenny said...

Love how you've bought him to life Lisa, fabulous colouring :)
I always colour from dark to light with promarkers but then I've only seen a few online tutorials...It would be great if you could make a colouring tutorial video ;)
Enjoy your new phone, you can blog hop on it when you get used to it!
Jenny x

Jennifer said...

Fab card Lisa. Love the simple layout and superbly coloured image xx Jenny xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Super card Lisa! Love the background and the color combo!

Donald Smith said...

There are quite a few very impressive business card template her, hard to choose a favorite, but I really enjoyed the simplicity of Jose Antonio Contreras.

Amanda said...

Fab card, such a cute image, not tried the flex markers but have heard they are more like a copic. I use copics and find certain colours blend better dark to light and others light to dark lol. Don't mind though as love colouring in and experimenting.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, beautiful image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

crazyribbonlady said...

Fab! Thank you for joining our anything goes challenge this week at Charisma!
Emma x

VioletHill said...

Fantastic! I really love it! :)

Big hugs!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is absolutely beautiful, you have coloured that image to perfection and I adore the simplicity of the design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jen said...

Lisa, love your creations as always
Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men
Jen xx

sandra's crafty corner said...

hi hun

thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges, good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again,
hugs sandra dt xxx