12 December 2011

This is not a Christmas card!


Morning Fluffers!

Where did that weekend disappear to?!

Monday morning of course means time for a new Cupcake. This week, Jane has chosen Don't look at the Light. We want to see all your sparkly stuff. We're sponsored by Cupcake Cards and Crafts, Saturated Canary and Polka Doodles.

I got my glimmer mists out and had a lovely time merrily spritzing my background and the flower. It doesn't show up so well in the picture, but it has a lovely subtle shimmer up close and personal.


Krista at Saturated Canary, very kindly offered each of The Cupcakes an image. This is Hand Me Down, a Ragamuffin and as soon as I saw her, she made me think of my Mum. Mum used to make all our clothes when I was little and these days makes the most amazing, beautiful things out of 'stuff'. To keep in with the hand-me-down theme, I used scraps of paper to make a patchwork background and flower.

Gosh, all this using up stuff means there's a space on my desk. Hmmmm, what can I put there...?! ;)

Don't forget to head over to Cupcake and see the fabby creations from the rest of The Girls.


38 comments:

Sara I. said...

Wow..just wow. Amazingly colored and the mosaic bg is so yummy!! Especially lovin' that kraft flower - brilliant! xx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Stunning card! What a FAB image and gorgeous patchwork background.

I seem to have a missed a few of your posts just lately. Hope SW had a FAB 3rd birthday and enjoyed his sleepover at the weekend.

Lisa x

Ali said...

Fab card... dont fight it - it looks christmassy to me ;-) xx

Brodders said...

Hi Faye love the card, your colouring is fab. The flower looks lovely and shimmery :) Hope you have a wonderful week Jane x

Daniele said...

what a stunner, love the depth of colour of the dress and stockings of your non Christmas card.....well maybe just a hint
hugs

Carrie said...

Oh Fluff - wow... the colouring is totally AMAZING!!!!!! This card is one of my faves...Totally wow!!!!!

sari said...

Good morning fluffster boss! Hope yoou and your family are fine and had wonderful weekend! Oooh... I LOVE LOVE this card!! The patchwork is amazing and your colouring!!! WOW!!! Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

louise said...

Wow Faye amazing card love the patch work effect
Hugs Louise xx

Liza said...

Fabulous colouring Fluff, and a gorgeous patchwork background.

Liza x

Shelly said...

Hi Faye! I LOVE your card... Hand Me Down is such a lovely image and you've done her justice with your beautiful patchwork... and I can see the shimmer! Love the story about why your chose her too! Have a lovely week, hugs Shelly x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Faye, I love the image your colouring is fab, and I like the patchwork background.
Kevin xx

Jenny said...

Fab image, fab colouring, fab background, fab colours, fab flowers. Come to think of it - this card is just all around FABULOUS! hugs x

DesigNeAl said...

Stunning! The image is simply fantastic and you have coloured it so well (as usual :-))
Love the patchwork background and the kraft flower xx

Catherine said...

What a stunning card Fluff ! Your colouring is fantastic ! Love the background and the flower too ! Gorgeous creation as always ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Lou said...

Hi!such a gorgeous card,amazing colouring-really special!!
hugs Lou.xx

Jane said...

'We wish you a meery Christmas'...'Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells'...Silent night, holy night'...'It's Christmas...' (yelled in a Noddy-type voice!!) C'mon....tiz the season to be jolly...have I convinced you yet? Beautiful card with superb colouring xxx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card ♥

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hey there Fluff! Sooooooooo sorry I haven't been by for a while. AND sooooooooooo sorry that whereas I'm going to look at EVERY one of your creations I missed and read every post too, I just know before I start that I'm not going to be able to comment on every one.
I have to start here though. UBER super colour work! Lovely patchwork and very Fluff-flower! Simply adorable!!! Hugs, Lesley

Tracey T said...

What a fab image! I love these ragamuffins and you have coloured her to perfection ... in gorgeous Christmassy colours. Her hair is amazing, it looks real!! Love the flower and the patchwork too. Love it all actually, in case you hadn't noticed! Hope SC had a ball at the weekend. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Fluff, what a stunning card. Your colouring is A-mazing and I love your papers. Sorry but you will have to start making Christmas cards soon haha! Have a great week. Hugs, Denise x

Delphine said...

GOR-GEOUS! I love your choice of image, sooo beautiful, your fantastic colouring and the patchwork effect looks fab! Gorgeous flower too and a great layout! I love it all! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Fleur said...

What an absolutly gorgeous card Faye, the image is perfect and i love your little story about your mum. Thanks for your lovely comment recently, I really appreciated it.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Denise and Louise said...

Totally stunning card. Love the patchwork background and your beautifully coloured image.
Hugs
Denise xx

coops said...

wow,love this faye.fantastic image and i love your colouring and stunning design :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

I was going to say this reminds me of you as a child. Yep your still the same ragamuffin come to think of it.I hate to break the spell but you do realise it's Christmas in 2weeks time??!!! Hugs Muver.

xGemmax said...

wow Faye...what a stunning card sweetie, your dp's are lush & such gorgeous colours :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jilli said...

Faye, this is just beautiful, I love the image, she is simply adorable and just look at your colouring ... well jell! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs Jillix

Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!!! Faye, this is so amazing hun. Your colouring is stunning as always and love the scrummy papers.

Donna x

Michaela said...

WOW! What a stunning card Faye. Love the colour choice and adoring your coloring.
Michaela xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours too so sweet, hugs pops x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card fluff, love the patchwork papers and your gorgeous colouring, your crinkled flower is fabarooney too :) Donna ♥ x

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Faye, great use of the scraps and beautiful colouring!

Love
Maarit

Sarah said...

Hi Faye, wow this is just amazing! Your colouring is perfect, she looks so real I imagine she could step off the screen, love your background and your flower is wonderful.

Sarah

Cazza said...

Wow Faye, I absolutely love, love, LOVE THIS!! What a beautiful image and great idea with the DP's, LOVE IT!! :o))
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
Wow I so love this card,the image is fabulous and your colouring perfect...Love how you've done the background....Gorgeous card...Hope SC is good,big hugs...
Mandy x

Margo said...

Hi Faye, lovely card !
Hugs
Margo

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

Very sweet! Just made a quilted card myself! Love the look of those squares!

Milliesmarvels said...

This is beautiful Faye! Your colouring is fab and the patchwork of papers is so cool!
Have a lovely Christmas!
Jane
x