29 August 2011

Winter's coming...


It's me, for the second time today!

I always feel like summer is coming to an end when we hit August Bank Holiday. (Although this year I'm wondering if it started yet!) But I've been feeling it a bit more this weekend. X Factor has started and it feels like the countdown to the 'C' Word has begun. Bah! Humbug! (My local Tesco's has a tree, albeit un-decorated, but it's a tree, nonetheless, outside.) And on Friday, I got one of my chills. I get this a lot in the winter, I get cold and it doesn't matter what I do, I just can't get warm again. Jumpers, hot shower, tea, food, bed, nothing works. Yep, winter is coming.


So with the imminent arrival of winter, I wanted to make something bright and summery for my Pollycraft/ Sketch n Stash Card. I've used Swings and Slides - Swinging Friends from Pollycraft. Isn't she cute?! I've been admiring Amanda's cards for months now. She has an eye for colours and putting different patterns together. And you know, I think I might try this again!

This week, at Pollycraft, Jane would like us to Use Felt. I've been wanting to have a go at felt flowers for about as long as I've been meaning to decorate my Pencil Pot, (it's in the post downstairs!) as I had some rather scrummy felt from Sew Sweet sitting on my desk, just waiting to be used.

I think I should've made these leaves a bit smaller, Very Understanding Hubby says not, but I keep looking at them. Anyway, hop over to Pollycraft for all the details about the prize provided by The Crimson Cloud and to see the inspiration from the rest of The Girls.

Oooh, nearly forgot! The winner of my Rockin' New Release Lil Monster Digi from Pollycraft is... Lynn. Yay! Pop me an e-mail Lynn and I'll get your Image over to you. :)


Over at Sketch n Stash, Julie has created this fab Sketch for us to play with. All you have to do for a chance to win some Kenny K Images, is to use the sketch (we don't mind what you do with it, so long as we can recognise the basic sketch) and tell us what your new and/ or old stash is. I've had the leaves, papers and velvet ribbon for a while. The Rolled Flower Die is quite recent, as is the felt to make them. :) If you pop over to Sketch n Stash, you'll be able to see the creations from the rest of The DT.

If you're looking for Cupcake, it's under this one. Otherwise, I'll see you in a few days. Have a great day...

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Jillibean Blossom Soup; My Mum's Craft Shop
Image: Swinging Slides - Swinging Friends; Pollycraft Designs
Colouring: Copics
Tools: Die-Namics Rolled Flower Die; My Mum's Craft Shop
Other: Leaves from Stash, Felt; Sew Sweet

37 comments:

Liz, said...

Brilliant, great little image perfectly coloured and cool papers,

Liz x

Claire x said...

Seriously what are Tesco's thinking - a tree already!? I have been feeling it too hun, I feel the cold terribly and am always layered up LOL - my slippers have even come back out! This is a gorgeous card, really sweet image and I love the papers. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Shelly said...

This is such a cute card Faye, I adore the image and the leaves! Oh don't mention the C word or the W word... no no it's still summer (even if it was only 10°c when I got up this morning)! Shelly x

Debbie said...

Oh what a gorgeous card. I love the way you have used the different papers. Sometimes I stay safe with matching stuff, but then I see a card like yours and wish I had gone for it. I am going to give it a go and hope it turns out as gorgeous as your card. Keep warm fluffy. Debbiexx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Hunny,lovely layout and beautiful colourwork. Way to go Tesco!!! I am impressed, ooooh I am so excited for Christmas this year, must be cos we in our new home but cant wait, and two windows for twinkling lights this year yippee!!! rofl xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I like the sweet image, the papers and the fab leafs.
Kevin xx

Sara I. said...

Amazing coloring and love the fact that nothing really is matchy matchy but looks fabulous all together!! I agree with the hubbs...the leaves are perfect just the way they are!! You rocked it as always!!! xxx

Catherine said...

Oh this is just too cute Fluff ! Love your papers and the leaves are so lovely ! Hope you will warm up soon ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Amanda R said...

Awww, I feel so special you mentioned me on your blog. Check is in the mail! I think she is adorable and I have always loved your cards so we can glean inspiration from each other. And quit mentioning the darn cold, I don't want to think about it yet!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Faye. I love the papers you've used and the felt flowers are gorgeous. Fabulous leaves too.

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

Love thos great papers! The colors are very cheery, but i'm with you as soon as fall comes I get sad that winter is approaching. I HATE the cold too, but it is the time when things slow down, so there is a bit more time to craft. That is the only good news!

Arabella said...

Lovely bright summery card Faye! I think the leaves are perfect and I love the rolled felt flowers!

Arabella

Vicky said...

Absolutely gorgeous card sweetie I agree with hubster about your leaves shug def not too big it all looks fab!!
The first week of September is when I start saving for crimbo, usually by the end of september I have at least 1 of the biggest pressies.........this year has gone so quick.....or are we getting old?? Naaaa its gone quick we will stick to that lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Margo said...

I love your card but I don't want winter to be coming, where did the summer go ? LOL
Hugs
Margo

Silli said...

sooo, sooo cute Faye, love the image and the papers...xoxo

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and yep winter is on it's way :o(

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

jimlynn said...

SO very cute! Love the image and your coloring is fab. Fantastic card.
Lynn

coldwaters2 said...

What a fabulous card Faye, love that image she is so cute, the design is super especially love those leaves.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Delphine said...

I totally love this card too! Your image is so so cute, beautifully coloured and I love the design! Gorgeous papers and the leaves look fab!
And if winter is coming, then that's great news, because I have holidays in winter too:-)... BIG hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

wow love this card faye.your flowers and leaves are stunning and the image and colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Cazza said...

I LOVE your card hon, absolutely gorgeous mix of DP's and your image is coloured perfectly! Absolutely gorgeous card :o)
Big hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Jo said...

As has been said already, this is gorgeous! the image, the papers, your pretty felt flowers, and the leaves look fine to me too hunni.
A bootiful creation! xx

Jane said...

I've got 'scrollers cramp' scrolling my way thru the truckload of fellow commentators. Now I'm here...I've forgotten what I was gonna write!!! Prob' sumfink 'bout yer fab card, you being slightly bonkers and er...was there twine (?), can't remember now. If there was, it looked great!! xxx

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card. I think the leaves are fab, as are the DP's, the image, your colouring and those pretty little flowers! Hugs Jillix

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous, I love those papers but not as much as I LOVE your colouring. Those reds are so rich. Perfect rolled roses and those leaves are yum!!

xo

Julie said...

Hiya Faye - wow this is stunning!! Fabulous take on my sketch! Perfectly coloured and great colour palette!! Love it, Faye! Juliexx

JLJ Designs said...

I love the felt flowers. The whole card is beautiful!

Jen

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty card,such a sweet image,just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Davi said...

Okay Faye it was 113 degrees here today so Im filling up lots of bottles and sending them to you. I will be cooler and you will have a remedy for those chills.. sounds quite fair to me LOL I do love this darling image and the fun combo of dp!! Those leaves are quite cool with the cute flowers!!

Dora said...

Aww this is so cute Faye, love the stamp and gorgeous papers xxx

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely card & you have coloured the image beautifully x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love the very sweet image and beautiful flowers.

Donna x

Lou said...

Hi!this is really sweet Faye,gorgeous colours and design!!
Love your flowers and leaves too.
hugs Lou.xx

xGemmax said...

Absolutely gorgeous sweetie & your colouring is amazing..love the flowers too :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Terry Oulboub said...

How lovely is this darling card Fluff; loving the polka dots and paper piecing - fabulous! Your coloring is awesome! Look at those darling roses too! Fantastic! I also love how you altered the empty Gravy Granules container - incredibly beautiful! ;-)

Jemima's Jems said...

gorgeous lil card Faye. love the sweet image and pretty papers:)

sue
xx

DesigNeAl said...

Wow, that looks like a very tricky sketch to me, but you pulled it off so well - really beautiful result, lovely colour combo and image xx