Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sweet Stampin' - lilac & lace

I'm back with my first DT card for Sweet Stampin'.  Our challenge for this week is 'lilac & lace' which is easy really, but I don't use much lace so it was a bit tricky for me... for some reason I've got loads of lace though so at least some of it got used!




I've used another of my favourite stamps (yes I know, another one!), this is Fizz from Sugar Nellie.  She's coloured with promarkers, flexmarkers and koh-i-noor pencils, with a touch of stickles on the bubbles and a pearl on her flower.  The papers are Papermania with cardstock from Papermill Direct.  Flowers and buttons from my stash, computer generated sentiment, and the lace started off white but I coloured it with a promarker.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Today is turning into a bit of a nightmare!  To start with, I'd ordered some 'make it colour' blending card from the lovely Elaine at Quixotic, because I've wanted to try some for ages... lot more expensive than my usual card but people seem to get fab results with it so I really wanted some... the postie delivered it today - jammed in my letterbox FOLDED!!!  I was in, he just didn't bother to knock.  It's all creased and I was FUMING!  I should add this is in no way the fault of Quixotic, it was packaged fine - Elaine is sorting everything for me even though it's not even her fault.

Then hubby came home with my car which has FAILED its MOT.... agh!!!!  Apparently the garage couldn't fix it because there's something electrical and it needs welding underneath or something... I dunno!  So I've now got a car I can't drive until we can get it in somewhere else to be sorted, and then pay for another MOT. That should be fun on Monday when I have to get the boys to school and nursery!

42 comments:

Juls said...

I do love this image, and I adore the gorgeous purple colour tones you have used! Hugs Juls

Feebsy said...

Wonderful card Lisa, I really love the colours, I like the aqua/green and purple combo.

I can't believe that your postie dis that to your card, it's ridiculous, some of them are so lazy. How good of Elaine to sort it out for you. I'm sorry to hear about your car too, I hope it's sorted soon.

Feebs
xx

craftymum said...

Oh wow Lisa
this is amazing. I love it
hugs sarah x

Tina said...

Beautiful card...lovely colors and details... and the image is adorable

Tina

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Oh dear Lisa, so sorry about the car, hope you manage to get the boys about on Monday :(

On the other hand, wow what a stunning card, love the vibrant colour you have used, just gorgeous! Try and have a good weekend, hugs Heidi x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! love the colours and fab layout :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jennifer said...

Nightmare re the car MOT....I hope you get it sorted. Fab card Lisa, love lilacs and purples so my kind of card! I have wanted to buy some of the blending card from Elaine for a bit now. She sent me sample once and I loved it but like you say, pricey! Thanks for playing at CES too! xx Jenny xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Lisa...love this image and you have coloured her in beautifully.....and I feel for you about your car...how car has been off road cos' of an accident last week...getting to work has been a nightmare...and we have just got a curtesy card today...grrrrr....!

anyway...have a lovely evening..big hugs Vicky xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Firstly well done on your DT positions well deserved. Love this card the image is gorgeous and the papers look so prety.
Lyndsey xx

Craftdee said...

Great card Lisa, love the image and the colours. I hardly use any lace and have bucket loads too - I think it's 'coz I see others use it so brilliantly and hope to be inspired to greatness, lol. We have our mail delivered to our mailbox at the end of our driveways here in Aus ours insists on riding his (motor)bike over our lawn, which is my hubby's pride and joy, leaving a rut... posties are obviously an international problem - at least we don't have MOT's here (as yet!) Dee

Katina said...

Grrrr, your postie must be related to mine; he always does the same thing!! Your card today is stunning and just perfect for a 50th; not too young and not too old! Beautiful! xx

MARY B said...

Super card Lisa, sorry to hear about the car hope you get it fixed soon. I think posties do that just to annoy us, Mary x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so sweet and pretty, and how lucky you have so much lace! lol :)

have a great weekend,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Dora said...

Awww how pretty, this is gorgeous, love the papers you used and sweet image xxx

Liz, said...

Oh dear Lisa, hope everything gets sorted out. Your card is gorgeous, as always,

Liz x

Pamela said...

Such a cute image, lovely card.

Pam x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Lisa.
Sue x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Lisa such a cute image. I love the colour combo and style.
Diane xx

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning card Lisa. WOW! your colouring is amazing as always and I love the pretty lilacs. What a pudding you have for a postie! glad you're getting it sorted. Sorry to hear about the car hun. Hope it get's fixed soon.

Donna x

heidy said...

Hi Lisa,I was a way for a few days,love all your cards and congrats on your new DT posities
and sorry to hear about your car!
Hugs Heidy

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Lisa, love the bottle of fizz.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge and hope you get your car sorted next week!
Clairexx

Jenny said...

Oooops I spoke to soon before reading this post....sorry about your car, hope it can be sorted soon :(
Fabby card, love the sweet image. I love it when I can colour ribbon or gems to match my card :)
Jenny x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the image and of course just my sort of colours!

I work in my local sub post office and all I can say is that some posties are idiots. Luckily most of them are ok!

Sorry to hear about your poor wee car. An MOT is expensive enough without having to get work done and then a re-test!

Kat xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, what a stunning card. Another image that I've looked at but not brought as I wasn't sure how to colour it to give some depth to the image - you've done it perfectly.

Sorry to hear about the postie - we are lucky here. Have had the same postman for as long as we've been here (10 years now!), he comes round the side of the house if we don't answer in time, have a little chat when he has to deliver parcels! We even know he is a reserve fireman, one of the perks of being in the countryside - everyone knows everyone else!

Sorry to hear about the MOT as well, hope you manage to do the school / nursery run OK on Monday.

Sarah

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful = love the colors and gorgeous coloring of that sweet image! Yeesh, and hope your day gets better!!!

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card Lisa, gorgeous colours and love that image! How you have a better day today!
Helen x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.the lilac colours are gorgeous and i love the pretty image and your beautiful colouring :D
naughty postman, i would complain to royal mail but good of elaine to sort things out for you.
sorry to hear about the car too hun, hope you manage to get it fixed soon.

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Oh dear, I do hope you get your car back on the road soon!
Gorgeous card and colours :o)
Jackie xx

Claire said...

This is an adorable card Lisa, love the colours. So sorry to hear about your card - isn't it such a nuisance when it goes wrong. I hope you can get it back on the road very soon. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, fabulous colouring..how annoying about the card! and your mot, good luck with it x

Donna said...

Stunning card Lisa, beautiful combination of colours and papers and your colouring is fab :) Donna ♥ x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the image and your colouring is beautiful, such lovely fresh papers and colours. Janette x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love this image and such a great challenge too. What a stupid postie, let me know what the card is like. Hope you get the car sorted soon. Marianne x

Michelle B. said...

Wow, what am amazing card! Your coloring is beautiful, I love the layout and the papers you chose - well done! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment this week.

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card Lisa- hadn't thought of colouring lace- will have to give that a go! HelenR :) x

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and welcome to Sweet Stampin. Hope you're having a fab weekend. Wedgie xxx

Cazza said...

Stunning card Lisa, lovely colour combo and DP's and gorgeous colouring too!
Sorry to hear you're having a bad day, hope it improves!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lisa the colour choice is lovely so is the design and image, beautiful
Hugs
Lorraine x

xGemmax said...

Awww sweetie...i love it..love it..love it!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

*Vicki* said...

EEEK!! I love this!! Such gorgeous colors and design Lisa!! :)

Dragonlady said...

Stunning creation Lisa, fantastic colouring. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments, best of luck.

Hugs Ali x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lisa, gorgeous card. I love the colour lilac and so love lace so a perfect combination for me. Hope you've managed to get the car sorted out. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx