Thursday, 16 January 2014

A Cake for a Friend - and a Little Something for Me!!!

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.
I'm pleased to report that my DH and I thoroughly enjoyed our Pilates class last night. I was well impressed with myself at being able to achieve most of the moves - I really didn't expect to be able to do half of them!!!
I also got signed off from the Physio yesterday as my shoulder and elbow have improved so much too - so it's all looking good :o)

I had a request from my friend to make a card for one of her friends and the brief was simply 'girlie'.
When I had a mega tidy up of my crafty haven I re-discovered lots of 'forgotten and neglected' stash including this gorgeous image I thought would be perfect for the order.

Card Ingredients:
Image: Stamping Bella 'Ava Loves to Celebrate'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: MME 'Bluebell'
Sentiment Tags: LOTV
Flowers: The Hobby House 'Spearmint Collection'
Adhesive Pearls from stash
Dies: Joy Crafts 'Lacey Square Frame' Magnolia Doo Hickey 'Sprawling Ferns'
Spellbinders: Plain Circle Nesties
Star Dust Stickles

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sweet Stampin' - Girly But No Pink 
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Celebrate 
Natalie and Amy's - One for the Girlies
Crafting by Designs - Birthday 
Paper Shelter - Winter Blues
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - What a Fuss 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes 'Girly Girly Girly'

So I fussy cut this image by hand - which I don't mind too much but I will love it more when I get this:

I am a very very lucky girl as my DH ordered one of these for me at the weekend - just have to sit patiently for the next 4 weeks as delivery isn't until 10 February - I can hardly wait!!!!

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it's always great to see you here and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great card, Love it. Sounds brilliant your new machine. I have an aeropilates machine and love using it. Good to hear you are finished with the physio too, Love Hazelxo

DesignerDiva said...

I adore yor card Debs, the image, papers and that fab die cut look spectacular!
I'm off to investigate your new toy, it looks and sounds fab. I haven't heard of it before!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Judith said...

This is just gorgeous Debs - i just love this layout and pretty image. I bet you can't wait for your new toy to arrive - I was looking at them myself- got a birthday coming!! - very impressive!(have you seen all the posts about copyright/angel policy and scanning of rubber stamps? - apparently C&C are advocating scanning rubber stamps and its not allowed by the companies??). Well done on the pilates you'll be a toned goddess in no time lol hugs Judith x

Daniele said...

such a delightful card Debs, lucky you getting a scan and cut machine, I have to admit I'm getting confused by all these different machines, will have to see how you get on and wait for your reviews, just know I want one but which to buy
hugs xx

Debbie said...

So girlie dearie.Adorable.Lush papers and image.Pleased Pilates went well and I really hope it helps your back - sorry you've been having such a rough time with your back.Big hugs dear friend.Hugs Debbie x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Debs love the pretty image. Lucky you :) x Susan x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and just love the image and I hope you made some space for the new gadget - not seen that before so will be reading up on that. Glad to hear you have been signed off too - brilliant news! Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh you are a lucky girl! Fabulous card today, certainly very girlie. Susan x

coops said...

love this debs.fantastic image and your design and colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Ira Huberts said...

Supersweet card Debs, the image is so girly girly! And enjoy waiting for your new machine now, lol! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Nana said...

Such a darling card. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Totally FAB image!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Pia xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Debs, such a fabulous image and lovely colours.
You luck, lucky girl - I bet you can't wait for your new toy to arrive.
I'm glad the Pilates went well and that you have finished with the physio.

Sue said...

Stunning card Debs. I LOVE the image, fabulous colouring and wonderful design.
Glad you enjoyed the Pilates and that's great news to be signed of from physio.
Have fun with your new toy when it arrives!
hugs Sue xx

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun this is stuning the detail is as always stunning. Yeah I am loving, the scan and cut machine just wish I could buy it. Have fun look forward too hearing your reviews, on the machine hun glad you are felling better hunny hugs cheryl xxx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Debs. Love the image the die under her. The papers and design are gorgeous.
I really must get back into some sort of exercise - keep up the good work with the Pilates, I am sure it will work wonders.
Looking forward to hearing more about your new crafty stash.
Hugs Sharon x

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous, girly creation, great papers and a fab layout!
Helen x

Bev said...

What a sweet card Debs thanks for joining in with us over at polkadoodles

Pam said...

What a darling card!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Janice said...

Love this so much Debs, just brilliant. Hope your not too stiff after the class? Jx

Sandra said...

Super card, love the image and colours.
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Natali said...

Wow!! Amazing card. Elegant and reach!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Girly but NO pink” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Dora said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning, loove yoour image and love that fabulous dies. Wow !!!

Diane said...

Such a pretty girlie card Debs and thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Judith said...

and here I am again! - thank you for playing along in our winter blues challenge at The Paper Shelter this week hugs Judith x

Tammy said...

This is so girly and cute debs! I love that fab image and all of your gorgeous flowers!
Hugs, Tammy

Sheryl said...

Fantastic use of die cuts on your card. Great colour combo and design. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER this week. Hope we see you next week. Hugs Sheryl xx

Eileen said...

Great image, beautifully coloured and love your design and layout. Have to admit to looking at that Brother machine, but got a cricut expression that never gets used... so sat on my hands. :)
Thanks for joining in with our TPS challenge this week, and good luck
Eileen x

goldie said...

So adorable card!Great job,Debs!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Debs… what a fab image… and I love the pretty frame and papers… it's a very scrummy girlie card! ;-)
glad the Pilates class went well and it's fab news about your shoulder and elbow… I'm so pleased that things are improving for you hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Beautiful creation, love your coloring and brillian fussy cutting. Great use of dies too. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Little Miss Muffet this time. Hugs:)

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Debs! Love the papers and fun image! Great coloring and design! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Sharon said...

Wonderful card! Fantastic coloring, lovely image and I love the added dimension. Thanks for joining us in our month long challenge at Crafting By Designs. Hugs, Sharon/DT

Samantha said...

I love this card so much! I think its one of my favourites so far. The blue really pops out at you and the colouring is great! Enjoy your new toy coming up! Thanks so much for sharing over at A little bit crafty!


Laura Love said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! Your coloring is so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs... We hope to see you play along with us again soon! :)