My Family & Other Animals

Friday, 13 September 2013

"I Think She's Got It...."

I don't know why but this beautiful young lady reminds me so much of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and that was what I had in mind all the way through the colouring stage of this particular card. I know this is probably a cardinal sin as far as blogs go but I had completely forgotten where I got her from, I knew I had had her for an absolute age and kept meaning to colour her, I thought she was a Make It Crafty image though and after a quick search I found her! She is called Chantelle at the Races (available here) and I thought it would be nice to colour her like one of those ladies who lunch, you know the one's, they go to Ascot every year with all their mates and give it large whenever they see a TV camera. Of course, the only difference between those ladies and mine is that mine hasn't had 16 layers of spray-tan, I hate the Satsuma look, someone should tell them it's less Tangello and a little more Mellow!!
I have used a sheet of really old Basic Grey paper for the background, I like how it looks quite similar to the adornments on her hat. I have added a few die cuts, a mix of Spellbinders and Marianne with a lovely big cloth flower using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die.
Hope you like it, she took me an age to put together, I really am still missing my mojo. I have been having a bit of a break from cards lately as I started the old cross-stitch again. I have completed several large projects in the past including a really beautiful bride and groom for my Brother's wedding, it took me six months and the finished product looked amazing when it was framed. You may be thinking 'bit big headed' but honestly, I have never been more proud of anything I have ever made (except my son!!).
I started sewing in 1994 when Jo came to visit me and my ex-wife for a holiday and while we were in town on a little shopping trip we both decided we would try something new. Jo got a tiny daffodil and I got a little hedgehog by Country Companions which the lady in the shop said was not really an easy way to introduce yourself to it but I figured 'In for a Penny!' I really loved the finished product (but even to this day I can't bare to look at the tangled mess at the back - Beirut looked neater and that would be after a heavy bombing!!), since then I have been hooked. I will obviously show you the finished product but don't hold your breath, I like to do a little at a time rather than race through it.
So peeps, that's it from me again, I will of course be back again very soon. I was going to rant about Facebook and what I think about those people who feel the need to express every moronic, irrelevant thing that crosses their mind during the day, but I will save that one for another time!
Hope you have a good weekend and the weather picks up a little for you,
take care,
Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into:
A Creative Romance Challenge - Dies or Punches
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmaker's Challenge - Signature Style
Digitally Sweet Challenges DSC #53 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's Challenge #120 - Anything Goes!
Quick Quotes Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Savvy Handmade Cards Challenge - Photo Inspiration
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge #1 - Anything Goes!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #286 - Hip To Be Square
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #62 - Make Your Mark
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #144 - Anything Goes


  1. Awesome colouring there again.

  2. Stunning coloring! I love the pretty image. Thanks for joining at CCCC: Anything Goes

  3. Fantastic card! Your coloring is awesome and I love how you worked in the photo inspiration colors. Thanks for being the first to link up on my very first challenge at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  4. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. .Anita DT

  5. great project/card, thank you for joining the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge good luck – hope to see you again in the next one xxx

  6. beautiful card :) nice colouring thanks for joining penny's challenge this week! Stephanie DT -

  7. Beautiful card, love the image and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at 4 Krafty Girlz. Abbie xx

  8. Lovely card! I love the purple and your background design and elements are beautiful! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

  9. Lovely card! Beautiful coloring! (She reminds me of that movie too!)
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  11. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your card.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful week!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,


  12. oh this is fabulous!! great design and your coloring is gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

  13. cute card, thanks for joining us over at Quick Quotes!

  14. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us for Quick Quotes Friday Challenge!

  15. Fabulous card!


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  16. Beautiful creation, stunning colouring! Thank you so much for Joining us at A Creative Romance this time. Jen xx

    P.S I have a little Candy on my blog if you care to vist <3


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