Saturday, 3 March 2012

A Gem of a Challenge - perfect pastels

Sorry I've not been around for the last few days - I got a tummy bug and didn't feel up to blogging or making cards at all.  I'm ok now though :o)  Today's card is for our new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge, which is 'perfect pastels'.




I had to keep my card quite simple - the main light bulb in my craft room went, and we didn't have another one that would fit (it's got a dimmer from its nursery days, and energy saving bulbs flash and flicker), so I only had the light from the daylight lamp.  Didn't want to try and make anything too complicated in a dark room lol!  I'm not even convinced that my card turned out all that 'pastel' really... so I'll just be in the naughty corner if you need me!

I've used one of the cute new sheep images that Janet recently released.  This one is Happy Birthday to Ewe and it comes with the matching sentiment.  I've cut it out using a nestie Labels 22 die, and have actually managed to get the balloon slightly out of the nestie - probably only the second time I've managed this and not had to throw the image away and start again.  The image was printed onto linen card and coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The papers are Pink Petticoat (gingham) and Pink Gem's Christmas Sparkles, and I inked everything with London Fog memento ink.  The little grey buttons are Papermania.

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46 comments:

Laura said...

Really cute card Lisa, it is very pastel so come out of that naughty corner!
Glad you are feeling better,
Laura xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lisa
A gorgeous and cute card,glad you are feeling better ,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Debs M said...

this is so sweet x

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Such a sweet card! The colours look pastel to me :-) Glad you are feeling better.

Lisa x

Lou said...

I love this little image very cute, very sweet card! I am sure you could make a card with your eyes closed let alone in the dark lol Have a great weekend Lisa Hugs Lou x

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Such a sweet card! The colours look pastel to me :-) Glad you are feeling better.

Lisa x

Denise and Louise said...

Good to hear you are feeling better.
Love your pastel card - these little sheep are adorable (saw them on Janet's blog and fell in love). Love the papers too.
Hugs
Denise xx

rosie said...

hello Lisa. glad you are feeling better.
the card is stunning as always. love the little sheep!!
fab layout too x

CraftyC said...

Another cute card Lisa, love the ewe and pretty colour combo
Clairex

Faye said...

Lisa this is really pretty and has such a soft, feminine feel. Beautiful. xx

Christine L said...

Goegeous sheepie card Lisa... love your colours and layout as always!
Hugs
Christine x

Mau xx said...

Sorry to hear you caught the bug Lisa,It appears to be doing the rounds at present...I have escaped upto now :))
Love the card it is lovely and pastel..well in my eyes it is! Love the image and sentiment xx
Take care, hugs mau

Rose Petal said...

Hello Lisa. You make the most gorgeous cards sweetie. Lovely image, beautiful papers and a great design. Absolutely gorgeous. Glad that you are feeling much better now. Have a lovely weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Debs said...

Hiya Lisa hun
Sorry to hear you've not been too well and hope that you are feeling ok now. We've all had a nasty bug here too :o(
Time to come out of the naughty corner 'cos this card is defo pastel :o) and so adorable too.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

heidy said...

Glad your ok now hun!
What a cutie...love it!
XXX Heidy

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.i really love your colours and the image is adorable :D
pleased you are feeling better.

xx coops xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, cute design, beautifully pastel hugs Karen x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa you did a brilliant job of your card even with a duff bulb, I love your little sheep and the sentiment is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

Joey said...

Lisa this is to cute! gorgeous card. hope your feeling much better real soon. Joey x

sue w. said...

Aww, Lisa this is so sweet, I love the image and this is definitely pastel hun. Glad you're feeling better.
Hugs Sue W.

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! What a super sweet creation Lisa!! Love those papers!! :) So glad you are feeling better friend!! HUGS

Juls said...

Hi Lisa

Just been having a look round your blog checking out the fabby creations I have missed ... Loving all the inspiration I am finding here, I am needing it as I need to kick start my mojo - its that long since I have made anything!

Loving this card, just so so sweet!! Hugs Juls

Vicky said...

So very cute Lisa...:o)

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

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, beautiful! Jo xxxx

Little K Smith said...

Aawwww this is so sweet Lisa, I love the little lamb and pretty colours 'n' papers too :)
Kelly.x

Donna said...

Too cute lisa and such a sweet lil lamb, love the gingham papers and sweet buttons :) Donna ♥ x

Molecraft said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, no need for the naughty corner, LOL!
Helen x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww adorable card, super cute image, pretty papers & design, sorry i have been mia, sue,x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the sweet image and pretty pastel papers. Great sentiment too.
Lyndsey xx

Mary J said...

Lisa, that is so much FUN! I love this honey!

Elaine said...

Lisa this made me smile . Lovely shades and a very sweet card
hugs Elaine

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! xx Jenny xx

Lorraine said...

This is adorable, Lisa! Love that little ewe and the sweet buttons. Sorry to hear you caught the bug - but glad you're feeling better.

Jessica said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly - it hasn't affected your mojo though - gorgeous card!! Jx

Jenny said...

Aww just look at that cute expression! Definitely looks like a gorgeous pastel card to me..... Hope you're not still in the corner???
Glad you're feeling better :0)
Jenny x

Katina said...

Gorgeous car Lisa and definitely pastel. Hope you;re feeling better now.
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is simply adorable. Glad you are feeling better and love the new photo on your profile.

Janet said...

Glad you are feeling better sweetie......this is a beautiful card! xx

Janet said...

ps.....fab photo is that you mag pic? x

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card Lisa- what a cute image! Helen R :) x

Tina said...

so adorable....love the papers ..cute sheep

Tina

Natka said...

So soft colours - so beautiful card!

Aileen said...

So cute. Love the pastels and the shape for you focal image. x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, how sweet is this!! Love the image and your colours are just great.

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well - hope you are 100% recovered now.

Sarah

PS - Thanks for the offer of the lace, I'd hesitate to say yes as I don't know that I've got anything you'd want to swap for! And I don't like taking something without giving something back. But it was a nice thought - thank you!

Christine said...

What a beautiful card! The colour scheme is gorgeous! x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa how cute is this, that is one adorable fun image and I love the papers an design, super card.
Hugs
Lorraine x