7 May 2014


Well what's going on with this weather??? Gorgeously sunshiney all day then horrendous downpours all night long. So bad that I can't sleep, which never happens.....last nights rain was that bad that Charlie dawg even tried to get in bed with us & he never does that!!

Anyhoos enough of my yakkin' on with the real reason I'm here.....Inky Impressions challenge starts today & the theme is....


ok, so those of us here in the UK have already celebrated it so you can make something for a female.
I decided to make a general female card using one of Inky's fab digi images!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Oldie but A Goodie- hats (papers are ancient)
Tuesday Throwdown- special lady
Digi Makeover- anything goes
Squigglefly- run for the border

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Maddie Spreading the Love' by Inky Impressions
Skin- coral, sunkissed pink & blush
Derwent Inktense pencils
Eyes- iris blue
Hair- dark chocolate, oak & tan
Hat- deep indigo, iron blue & lagoon
Dress- deep violet, violet, deep blue & peacock blue
Trousers- deep indigo, iron blue, lagoon, deep violet & violet
Shoes & socks- tan, thistle, willow & baked earth
Basket- willow, mustard, fuchsia & thistle
Hearts- cherry & shiraz
Tim Holtz distress inks
Sky- tumbled glass 
Grass- mowed lawn

Papers & Embellishments
DP- black & white 'Colossal' collection by Papermania
My stash- red card

Tool & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
'Fancy Hearts' border die cut
'Candy Hearts' die cut & stamp set by Marianne D COL307
'6" square white card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. Please if you have time pop over & see what fab 'Mothers Day' creations the Inkettes have made to inspire you this week!
Hugs xx


Sandra H said...

Fabulous is this Shell x

Jo said...

Great card Shell, she's adorable.....love that basket of hearts she's carrying!
hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Shell. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and a fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the background papers and how they are opposite each other and the beautiful heart border. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

MagsB said...

Oh what a total cutie!!!

love Mags B x

Emily Thubbron said...

Shell, this is my first visit to your blog and I love the name of it and the pic of the camel. LOVE IT!! Your card is wonderfully put together. Great image and papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Special Lady challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Sarah said...

She is lovely in that hat!! Thanks ever so much for playing along at Oldie But A Goodie!! Sarah

Janice said...

Great colouring Shell - a super card! Thanks for playing with us at an OBAG, Jx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so cute, what a fabby image, Love it, Me xx

Ruthie Lopez said...

beautiful card!