14 April 2011

Thou shall not neglect thy Copics


Hi Peeps!

I was going to post this card up tomorrow, but I am (unusually) so pleased with how it came out, I'm posting it now! (Shame about the wonky photo, but I've discovered the Macro (not tractor related) Setting, thanks Debby, and it's so much crisper. If anyone can tell me how to take pictures that don't look like I'm drunk, answers on a post card please!)

Very Understanding Hubby has been on a day off today, so after Sweet Cheeks and I got back from playgroup, I skulked off into The Bat Cave for a little I'm ignoring Everyone time. It was luuuuurverly.

After Cataloging and sorting my Copics into colour co-ordinating pots the other day, (OCD, can't help it and yes, as it was afternoon at the time, I had my tea in the strawberry mug, so all was well with FayeWorld.) I realised I had been ignoring them for a little while. In fact, I hadn't used them since we moved to Derby. Bad, bad Fluffie. So, I dedicated my afternoon to making my Copics feel loved and cherished and I promised them I will not ignore them for so long again. I love Copics. Sorry Old Faithful (waterbrush).

Anyway, I needed to make two birthday cards for the same person and although the laydee they are for is girly, she's not really pink and girly. What to do? In the spirit of making things difficult for myself, I decided to use a colour I normally ignore and went all blue. Job done. I'll show you the other tomorrow.


I used this fab sketch from Sweet Stampin, so I will enter it there. Hi Girls! Feels a bit weird this! ;)

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Paloozle Pizazz, Cupcake Cards and Crafts
Image: LOTV
Colouring: Copics
Tools: Nesties, Scallop die & Flowers Trio; Die-Namics
Other: Buttons from stash

32 comments:

Fiona said...

woo hoo faye...this is gorgeous, I love how you have coloured that little lady...and what can I say...those flowers are just FABEROONEY!!

fi
x

Fiona said...

forgot...thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week...good luck!!

Fi
x

Jennifer said...

Really gorgeous Faye. I can see why you're pleased xx Jenny xx

Carrie said...

Ohhhh I love this.. I really do it is so fabby hun xx Nice to have you join in lol xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Gorgeous card! Love this sweet image which you have coloured beautifully with your Copics :-)

Lisa x

Vicky said...

Me likey a loy sweetie...! gorgeous image..fabby colours and such a great sketch too hunni...!

hugs Vicky xx

louise said...

Totally gorgeous and adorable love it.
Louise xx

Delphine said...

Of course, thou shall not neglect thy Copics!!! I loooove your card! Absolutely gorgeous! I love your choice of blue and your image is so beautifully coloured! The blue/brown combo is fabulous and the flowers and layout just perfect! Too bad it's not my birthday LOL! And of course, you will not neglect your Copics ever again:-)!!! Here is a well-deserved bucket of choklit for you:-)! MWAH MWAH! Hugs Delphine xxx

Liz, said...

And so you should be pleased, it is truly gorgeous.

Liz x

Loopylou. said...

totally cute and gorgeous faye hun,hope you told each pen you loved it as you tucked it back into its pot! huge hugs Lou xxx

Wedgie said...

Fab card Faye, you should be proud of it! I love how you've used those flowers. Gorgeous new look to the blog too! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Wedgie xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card Faye, I like the image and your colouring is perfect.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card Faye, I like the image and your colouring is perfect.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card Faye, I like the image and your colouring is perfect.
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

Hi F;uffy, Nice take on the SS sketch girl...
Hey poor old copic's, you are so cruel, and just look at how gorgeous your colouring is with them too! Love this card is sweet and blue suits it well. Debbiexx

Tracey T said...

I'm liking blue at the mo and this is absolutely lovely. Good for you getting some Copic-sorting time - very theraputic. Hope all is well - brilliant to see you at Sweet Stampin'! Mahoosive hugs xx

Val said...

Hi Faye
Lovely to see you joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

This is just too cute - beautiful colouring with your new found desire to use your Copics again.

Love
Valxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is fantastic Faye! I neglect blue a lot too, but am always pleased when I use it! It is very pretty! Those flowers are fabulous! Great paper too! Glad your copics are happy and feeling loved. There are so many of my craft goodies that need attention!

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is just lush,oh love love blue my fav color love those flowers,have you tried,putting your card,on a tiny,easel then sit on a chair,in front of the card,and just snap away,he he bet you are chuckiling thinking daft old,bird what is she on about,ha ha but that is how I do mine,then if it is still a bit,wonky I go to edit,in my soft ware and it has a straighten,button and i just click,and its all straight, hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

sari said...

*lol* You just crack me up girl!!! I love that card! the colors are really nice! Love the flowers too!
Hmm giving tips for camera using..?? He, he, hee...don't think so... I struggle with mine every other day.... We havae this love/hate relationship...me and the camera that is...
Hope you have a fabby friday Fluffster! HUgs & Sunshine/Sari

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable, gorgeous card.
Picasa by google has a straigthen button but somehow mine look wonky!
luv
Debby

Heather said...

Love the card, soooo cute :) My top tip for photographing is photograph it standing up or lying down with a few embellies spread around it BUT photograph it at a slant then it looks purposely wonky!

Margreet said...

gorgeous blue card Fluffy....great colouring of that lovely image....have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Faye - how gorgeous. You never cease to amaze us with your gorgeous cards.
Wonky photo's, Hmmmm - maybe don't drink before taking!!!!! lol.
Speak soon
Take care
Rachel and Angela
xx

Catherine said...

What a sweetie Fluff ! I love the image and your little flowers are sooooo cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love the blue white and kraft LOTV. It's beautiful, Fluff! Hugs, Lesley

coops said...

gorgeous card faye.i love the stunning colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Well hellooooo sweetie pie this is one 'eck of a gorgeous card I do love your LOTV's your colouring is fabulous & def shouldn't neglect your copics when your colouring looks like this....its fantastic hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
P.S. Sorry I've not been over its been one of those weeks & I'm behind on everything I'm so sorry & I promise I will be a better blogging buddy next week. You know I loves ya hunni. xoxox

DesigNeAl said...

The non-pink lady will be delighted, Faye, both cards are gorgeous, you are right to be chuffed with them ;-) x

Abi said...

Totally gorgeous hon, can't wait to see the other one, & yes I know I'm behind lol! Love the colours & your colouring is fabby & is that doodling I spy too???

I edit my photos in PSP & that helps but I'm still not the worlds best with photos.

Fab to have you joining in at Sweet Stampin even if slightly weird...

Love n Hugs xxx

Lindsey said...

FAB flowers! Where are they from???!!! And fantastic colouring too, the copics must feel well and truely loved again as this is a masterpiece my dear!!!
Linds x

Jo said...

Faye, your cards are so lovely, each one is a treat to the eye. xx