Friday, September 03, 2010

Goodbye Summer

Right, here I am, hi girls.

I thought that now I have a few Tiddly Inks digi stamps in my collection, that I would take the plunge and enter one of their blog challenges. This week the challenge is 'goodbye summer'. "hmmm...okay then...?" she says with a frown. How can I do this, with the stamps that I have got? Not that I wouldn't revel in the chance to buy more, but I went a bit mad in Hobbycraft this morning and bought a whole load of patterned papers (Steve would kill me if he knew how I bribed Lewis to keep his mouth firmly shut with lots of nice things too! He wants to set up a card making business with me...bless him!). Anyway, fifty squid lighter in my purse (Shhhh) and I decided to use one of the images I already have.

Because Hallowe'en and Autumn are my favourite holiday/season of the year, I thought I would go for a Hallowe'en themed birthday (as there are a few in October in my family) and this is what I came up with.

'But what has that got to do with saying goodbye to Summer...?' I hear you all cry. Well... She is a bit gothy looking and has the hallowe'eny theme going on and the stars on the mirri black card indicate the whole early sunset and dark auntumnal skies etc... see there is a logic to my creative madness. I decided to go with the whole pink/red/black theme as that is my thing at the moment. I love these colours.

Here is what I used:
Black mirri card for the base card. The diamond patterned designer paper is from the 'Madly in Love Stack' from DCWV Inc and has some lovely glitter embossed papers included in the stack too... couldn't resist! And more black mirri card on top which I martha stewarted with my stars border punch. I then added the ribbon (an ebay find) the image from Tiddly Inks (of course), which I coloured with my promarkers; ivory, blush, berry red, admiral red, cool grey 3, ice grey 1 and black. I then added some gold sakura jelly roll pen on the crown and her whatever the hell that's called she's holding and some white highlights. To finish I simply added a CWC birthday sentiment, some small 1mm gemstones and pearls and some flowers (again sourced on ebay).

Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx


Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Well, I think it is lovely and I don't blame you at all. LOL I would much rather buy paper and use an image I already had too. :) I won't tell on ya. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Works for me! Your card is just gorgeous! thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week! xxD

Larissa said...

Great card Fae! Love these colours together! The star punch is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.


Wishcraft said...

Fab card Fae, I love this image and the colours you've used :o) Lisa x

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just glorious Fae!! The colors are so rich and delicious!!!

Amazing job!!

Crafty Hugs!

Kristyn said...

You made me laugh so hard and your card is spectacular!! I love how you added the little zigzags to just the the little details like that!!

Shirley said...

Well you made the image you had work wonderfully well. Glad you could bribe your son into silence. I love pink and black together too and I love the way your colored her hair.

mforquer said...

So cute - love her hair!

Mandi said...

What a lovely card! When I think of fall I tend to think of Halloween and American Football! :) Great job on your card Fae.

Loopylou!! said...

oh i love this card!! the starry paper and halloween feel is fabulous.everyday princess is one of my favourites and you have made her look awesome.

Paula Gale said...

gorgeous - you are doing a fab job with the tiddly's... this is super colouring and haven't thought of using a highlighter pen before - really effective.

Paula x x x