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Sunday, 26 February 2012

"Thank You" for Karen

Hello there again ... Wow I can't believe I'm here again within a week lol.

This time I've made a thank you card for a friend, Karen.  Karen's daughters, Jade and Gemma went to the same school as Isabella but this year Jade and Gemma changed schools ... Needless to say the girls were devastated and thought their lives were over ... And needless to say that hasn't happened and they are just as best buddies now as they were before lol.

With the girls leaving Karen was left with a double lot of school uniforms from shorts, skorts, dresses, shirts, sports uniform, hats, winter uniform, jacket etc.  One day Karen turned up with 3 huge bags of the uniforms and some of the things were like brand new and never or barely worn! There was so much that Bella would never be able to wear it all so I shared it with her other BFF Libby and we were still left with enough that she can go a fortnight before I have to wash lol ... Karen would not accept any money for the uniforms so I bought her a really lovely candle (Indian Spiced Tea fragrance) from Dusk and made her this card just to say thanks because the words thank you just didn't seem enough.

I've had this Tiddly Inks Wryn image coloured for a couple of weeks now just waiting for me to make a card and this seemed to be the perfect reason to use her.  I found a sketch on C.R.A.F.T which I followed and then the card really seemed to come together from there.  So many of the challenges this week seemed to fit the card so check out below for the ones I'm going to enter this card into.

For Mad for Markers Challenge I used R24/R22/RR21/R20/R00 for dress, R29/R27/R24 and R21/R20/R00 for the hearts and R20 for a little blush

I do want to say that when I've uploaded the photo onto my blog the colours look so washed out compared to how they looked in real life! You can barely see the distressing and inking on all the papers and laces and you can just pick up the kindyglitz along all four edges of the bottom layer of PP but there's nothing I can do about it considering the card has already been given to Karen earlier today ...

Anyway, hope everyone has had a great weekend and the week is not too busy or stressful for you ...

Until Next time

 (my line is glitter/sparkles, lace, butterflies)
(I've distressed all papers and inked them and the laces and image with distress ink)
(1 Image, 2 background, 3 embellishments including a heart - my three embellishments are flowers, butterfly, gems)

Paper:  SU! CS, MME
Stamps:  Tiddly Inks Wryn - Grow a Little Love
Other:  String, kindyglitz, WOC flowers and leaves, gems & Butterflly from stash, Tim Holtz distress ink (walnut stain), laces from stash, paper doily, coloured with Copics


  1. Hello Julie. So beautiful, pretty colours and design, love the layers too. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Julie this is a gorgeous card and lovely layout,thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey x

  3. Beautiful card! Love your Wynn image too Thanks for being a Cutie Pie. Woo x

  4. What a cute card. Thank you for entering our Challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. Jeanette

  5. Hiyah Julie!
    oh this is too cute hun!! I love the little wryn, butterfly and sparkly heart plant. I am so pleased you have such an awesome and giving friend too.
    Thank you for joining in with the Tiddly Inkers
    hugs Lou xxx

  6. Hi Julie, I love this gorgeous little Wryn, I haven't got around to inking her up yet but will have to soon! Beautiful colouring and a great thank you!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Ladybugs at LCI this week and also at MAWTT. Good luck in both challenges
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Julie, I'm sure your friend will love it...and what a fabulous friend she is!

    Many thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Challenges.

    Warm hugs

  8. Stunning card - love this adorable Wryn image and you have coloured her so beautifully.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  9. such a sweet card and thanks for joining us at craft this week

  10. Hi Julie, gorgeous card for your friend Karen, so beautifully coloured.
    Hugs Cheryl

  11. She is such a cutie, love those papers 7 the distressing looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. That is such a sweet card and a lovely story behind it.
    Thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  13. This is very pretty sweetie, thank you so much for joining in with our sparkle challenge at Tiddly Inks, hugs pops x

  14. What a beautiful card I'm sure it will be appreciated as much as the kind deed was by you! Thanks for joining our TLT Spring themed challenge this time,hope to see you again tommorow for our new challenge, Julie.x

  15. What a sweet card! I just love these 'wryn' images. She is so beautifully colored. Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

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    1. Beautiful card . The coloring is amazing and love all those cute embellishments...
      Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week...

      Annette xx

  17. Hi Julie,
    Oh this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!!Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  18. Super cute, love your colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  19. A very pretty card & a beautiful image. Lovely colour combo as well. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

  20. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the paper shelter this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  21. This is so cute, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  22. aaah this is lovely, so pretty, thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week, x carol

  23. A lovely card, the image is beautiful, thankyou for joining us at CCM this time

  24. This is so pretty. Love the cute image and gorgeous papers.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  25. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  26. awwww this is beautiful and what a super cute image thank you for joining us at cutie pie
    lindyloo x

  27. This is a beautiful card Julie it has really come together well. I love the colour combo, good luck with all the challenges I don't know how you keep up with them

  28. wow this is so gorgeous love the colours just lovely
    Hugs Kate xx

  29. Lovely coloring and card!
    Hugs and smiles

  30. Hi hun, Fab card, ace colouring , i have something on my blog 4 u to say thanks for always sharing such fantastic cards,
    Kenzie xx

  31. Just popped by to say hi, love this card... gorgeous image, beautifully coloured! Donna ☺