Saturday, 3 April 2010

Coals to Newcastle!

Today's card is one that I have made for my sister Jenni's birthday. I am hoping that it has reached her in time for her birthday today but if not ,because of the bank holiday yesterday, here is your card Jenni. Happy Birthday!
A few of the cards I have made previously have featured the same papers by Dovecraft which Jenni has commented on so I have used them again on her card. I decided to follow the challenge over at Simon Says which is 'It's so Distressing'.......which it was, as I had to make the card in record time to get it in the post! I edged to image and the papers, which I distressed with scissors, with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distressing ink. The flourish is also one of his made of Grungeboard which I coloured with a promarker. The butterflies are stickers I got from Lakeland years ago, the flowers are a mixture from my stash as is the lace. Both of which I think give it a vintage feel.
I am also entering the following challenges:


  1. I love it Gillian! Thanks so much, got some nice new clothes as well :o)
    Jenni x

  2. This is so pretty and those papers are gorgeous I have them and you have inspired me to get them out again :D
    Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.

    Amy xx

  3. Beautiful card i love the pretty papers you've used. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Crafts and Me. luv gina xx

    I have a sweet pea stamp up for grabs on my blog. xx

  4. What a gorgeous card! I am thrilled you could join us on our first challenge at Crafts and Me. Hope to see you again next time.

  5. Pretty card and love the design papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our first challenge. Hugs Tracy x

  6. A really sweet card love the embellie,
    Thankyou for joining us at our 1st Crafts and me challenge, good luck.
    Teresa xx

  7. Wonderful card Gillian, beautiful image and fab details.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  8. A really beautiful card and such a fantastic layout! Thanks for joining in the fun with PTW :) Donna x

  9. Such a sweet card! Love the lace trim...pretty touch! Thanks for playing at CCC!

    Janna :)

  10. Awww a sweet card love the DP,s.Thanx for joining Crafts and me for our very 1st challenge.
    Trish (-:

  11. Very pretty card - gorgeous papers and coloru scheme. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time
    Pauline x

  12. darling image and your coloring is so pretty!

  13. The picture of innocence. So pretty! Love the pinks and greens! The flowers are gorgeous! Terrific card!