My Lovely Friends

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sweet Serenity

Howdie doodie peeps hows are ya 'al? I sat last night & decided to practice some more painting with distress inks & I got my sweeties out & as uusual I couldnt decide which one to do so I inked up 6 of them & went from there..........
This is the one I did least I got 6 more stamps inked up lol.....oh & my new ones got dispatched yesterday woooo hoooooo........
Anyhoooooo here is 'Serenity' by Ching-Chou Kuik.........

You can of course get this beauty from Sweet Pea Stamps.............the thing with these stamps as they suit so many different know how I love my sweet pea lol.

I have actually nee idea what style I was actually going for or what layout tbh lol.

Basically I used Prima 'Botanical' papers, Tulle, Lace that I won from the uber talented Elaine which I didnt want to use cus its just sooooo pretty but 'Serenity' deserved it, mmwah thank you Elaine sweetie. I also used some fabric from my fabric box, I also cut off a strip off the binding on the edge & stamped 'Memories' onto it. All paper got inked with white ink.

Here she is up close & personal coloured with distress inks & touched here & there with a glitter gel pen which I cant remember the name of..........ooops!!

Flowers are a mix from Crafty Emma's & my ickle hobbit doon the bottom of my garden lol. The brown card is actually from the insides of crimbo wrapping paper......recycle recycle!!!!

Well I'm off to see if there are any challenges as this I did just cus I want some Sweet playing lol.
I will be round later to catch up with the rest of you that I havnt been to this morn. The boys/men are out fishing so I'm gonna go dye my hair, throw myself in some water & scrub mesel with some of that soapy stuff. I will be back soon........inless I get sucked doon the plug hole......narrrrrrr that wont happen!!
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my spotlight yesterday it really meant a lot my sweeties mmwah. Thank you for stopping by you know I loves ya 'all.
Huge huggles to ya xoxoxoxoxox mmwah
Challenges I'm Entering............


Lau W said...

Oh such a beauty ! Love your card very much !

Vicky said...

Wow sweetie...this is beautiful hun! gorgeous colouring on this fabulous image and super duper layout too..

enjoy your soak...and don't get stuck lol..!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Teri said...

Totally awesome as usual hun!
(Delicious Doodles challenge is 'Lovely Lace' this week, just so you know, LOL)
Wish I could colour as well as you do, but then, I don't have any markers anyway. Just watercolour pencils.
Enjoy the soak hun,
Teri xx

krafty-kutz said...

Stunning hunni, lovely yet again!! xxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Vicky,
Hope you had a nice soak!
Your card is really lovely.
Great colouring with the inks.
Love the stamped sentiment,looks fab!!
Love, Mel. xx said...

Gorgeous - love the colours on this one and your DI colouring is amazing. x

Chrissy said...

WOWWWWW!!! Vicky's back in town...Gorgeous my girl, just gorgeous.I used the same colour yesterday and binned my girl 3 all snotty and would'nt play again.
This is fabulous Hun!


heidy said...

Hi Vicky,you did a great job colouring her with your distres inks,she looks fabolous,enjoy your scrubbing!
Take care!
Hugs heidy

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous

Jayne A said...

This is an absolutely stunning card. So pretty and soft.

I may have to invest in some of these
stamps myself.


KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooo vicky this is gorgeous, what a great card you have made, love everything about it.

greetings karin

amanda stokes said...

Gorgeous card Vicky!Your colouring is awesome!love the lush paper's and embellies
Have a lovely soak :) xx

Donna said...

Hi Vicky, hope you are ok sweetie, your card is so gorgeous and I love the vintage look with such pretty added detail...I can see why you love these images so much, they are stunning :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
as ever a gorgeous card, your colouring is gorgeous, beautiful papers & embelies, stunning creation, sue,x

denny said...

wow beautifull card babe gorjuss love it xxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

lol, sucked down the plug so funny. you just have to come by me tomorrow. you will get why when you see my pics,lol.
a beautiful sweet pea as always, you never disappoint. i think they where made whilest thinking of you. a perfect match, you two.
oooh, and im sooo happy hun. i made it! i made it! yay!!!

Lindsey said...

Blimey lady how long did this take you?! Absolutely gorgeous! xx

Gina K said...

Another beautiful creation! I love your coloring with the distress inks. I need to try that one of these days, but I'm just learning how to use my copics. LOL. I still suck at coloring with them, but hey, I practice a lot! LOL

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning love the image and colours, the papers are fab too, gorgeous work hugs pops x

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card xx Jan

Loopylou. said...

omg its blooming gorgeous vicky! i so need to dye my hair, i have a white streak that rogue from the x-men would be most proud of!!! hugs Lou xxx

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Vicky. You are really good on colouring with distress ink. I try last night to do that, and my colouring was looks like S.... LMBO. I better go no You tube to see some videos first. You made gorgeous card.
Hugs Nataliya

Debbie said...

Stunning card, absolutely beautiful.
Gorgeous image and so pretty.

Debbie x

Mina said...

I would defo say that was shabby chic Vicky and wow to your amazing DI colouring girl
Mina xxx

Faye said...

Hello Shugar!! I love this card. But to be fair, I love all your beautiful cards. xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

You have a fantastic knack of colouring these Vicky, no matter what you colour them with!

I keep meaning to try DI's, but its knowing where to start I think. Do you use the ink pads, or just buy the refills?

Anyway, I treated myself to this paper pad from quixotic this weekend and it arrived today, I love that they are loads of different designs with just 2 of each. I never use up 6 of the same design.

This is so pretty, lovely neutral and delicate background, gorgeous flowers and I love your frayed sentiment too.

Have a smashing day (now you are clean)... lol.



recreakhalinne said...

ooooooh, elle est vraiment magnifiqaue cette carte. aérienne et légère, j'adore. c'est superbe !!!

Heidi said...

Beautiful image:) Your colouring is as always, fantastic.
Gorgeous design and details.
Have a lovely day sweetie!
Hugs, Heidi:)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Vicky, beautiful image and papers.

Lotta said...

Beautiful card, and beautiful colored and stamp!! Hugs Sandra

Susanne said...

Oooh my gosh... I love it!!!
Hugs Susanne

arjette said...

OOoooohhh this looks really gorgeous!! You colored your image sooo beautifull!!!!!

gr. arjette.

Unknown said...

Stuning card Vicky, love all the deatails on it. Thanks playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

Caroline said...

This is stunning Vicky!!!1
Caroline x

Dobra said...

Hello Vicky
Very beautiful a card
they look great
and have done it wonderfully
Stamp is a beautiful and wonderfully painted
I'm curious where you buy such a beautiful stamps

Tine said...

Hi Vicky. Fabulous card. Love all the layering. Looking forward to joining you at Kenny K.
Tine :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie. It seems which ever colouring medium you use you manage to produce super work.

I am getting there slowly hunni and my SIL & BIL who are about the same age as my parents convinced me yesterday that I did my best for both of them while they were a live. Thank you for your concern.


Riet said...

So beautiful card Vicky,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Vicky! Gorgeous image - love your colouring. And so many pretty details :o) Lisa x

Karina said...

You make me really speechless with this card. She is a dream!! Love it so much, sweetie, every single piece on it. And your colouring is fabulous as well.
Hugs to you,

Julie said...

Absolutely divine!! You do have my addy don't you!! LOLxxx Juliexx

Stempeltiger said...

Oh my goodness ... this card is absolutely GORGEOUS Vicky!!!
Your colouring is AMAZING.
Love the vintage look.
Hugs, Swantje

Mary J said...

STUNNING!!! All of the details and layout and colouring - all came together perfectly honey!

I hope you have had a good week, Vicky! ttfn!

Elaine said...

Oooo Errrr Mrs!!
Your DI colouring is amazing!!
Sweet image and perfect embellies too.

Hope you are feeling better sweetie.

Love Elaine xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Love it Vicky so soft and dreamy
its another winner
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning the image the papers the detatil the layout embellishemnts one amazing card hun just so so beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx

Jennifer said...

This is really stunning Vicky! Your distress colouring is fantastic! Hope you had a relaxing day xx Jenny xx

kamarek said...

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning work!

Michele Roos said...

WOW beautiful card Vicky!!!! Hugs Michele x

Angela said...

This is so beautiful. Perfect embellishments. I have the hardest time with embellishments as I just can't afford all of them I want and tend to not use as many so I don't run out. But ever once in a while I just pile it on.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous design, gorgeous colouring - a beautiful make, Vicky! Hugs, Lesley

Janine - Ellabella said...

OMG this is amazing,I just adore the background, the colours are gorgeous, your colouring is fantastic...hugs Janine

Sarah_W said...

If you cast your eyes over my blog you will see I have a major soft spot for sweet peas! Such beautiful images, I love what you have done with them, I haven't painted any yet but I think I might have a go! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges! *Hugs* Sarah xx