Thursday, 19 May 2011

A little bit different ............

I'm beginning to worry that perhaps cute little girl stamps are not for me, as the last few cards have been animals or creatures!!! Whoops, had better get my act together and get them inked!!! At the moment I need something that I can lose myself in so the more challenging the better!! Anyhow I coloured up this image months ago and as I have orders from Jenny to get them made into cards I thought I better had!! It took me all day today to put this together as I had nothing to go with it, so totally out of my comfort zone I created my own paper. Anyway not sure I like the result but Hey Ho it's a card!! I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday (still my favourite challenge, thank you ladies for giving me inspiration)
Paper Play Challenge - Sparkle Galore
Crafty Creations Challenge - May flowers

I have used Michele Marsdens Oriental Stamps set for the image and paper
Coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao
Nestibilities and swirl Cuttlebug folder

Martha Stewart Daisy Punch

Wild Orchid craft flowers

Diamond Stickles
Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents
Pearls, Ribbon and Card from Stash

Hope you like it

Hugs Jo x


  1. That is stunning Jo and really unusual I love the different approach to oriental Gorgeous :)

  2. Beautiful goldfish and your made it look so elegant with the floral paper! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

  3. Hi Jo, I love your card, you've coloured your image perfectly. You've used my very favourite embossing folder how I love divine swirls. Your backing paper is awesome. I love this card because it's something different. Great card and thanks for sharing with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

  4. This card is so beautiful. Love the fish and printed paper you chose along with the sweet flower embellies.

    Thank you for playing Crafty Creations Challenge with us this week. Do come again, we love to have you join in the chance to win beautiful and practical prizes for a cardmaker. :)Peggy

  5. Wow, beautifully colored with that wonderful paper. It is a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us and sharing your darling card.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  6. This is so serene and beautiful and whoever receives it is going to just love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Jo, I am speechless (and that's a miracle in and of itself!!!!). This card is beyond words stunning!!!! So soft, so elegant, and absolutely lovely. Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  8. Gorgeous beautiful card Jo.

  9. Jo, This is just gorgeous.. Love the image and you have colored it perfectly.. Very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

  10. Stunning work Jo. The handmade paper is gorgeous as is the image. It might have taken you all day but it was definitely worth it.
    You can stop the challenge I set you if you like especially if you are poorly and you are now beating me on the card making front.
    Hope to see you soon.

  11. Wow! This is gorgeous! Your papers are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  12. It's beautiful Jo. You are a very clever creative lady and it's always a pleasure to pop over to your blog so see what you've been up to. I adore the backing paper you've made it's so pretty.

    Hugs Lol xxx

  13. Hello Jo

    This is fabulous.

    Thank you for your lovely comments.


  14. What a gorgeous card. Love your fun embossing, image and sweet colors. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

  15. Wow this is beautiful! I love the sparkle!! Thanks for joining in at PaperPlay this week. I have a brand new "Flying Angel Tilda" as blog candy if you would like to enter.
    Alicia xx

  16. What an elegant card Jo. I love your take on the sketch - especially with the image panel tilted and how the image extends beyond the panel. Lovely papers and embellishments just make this perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  17. Beautiful card
    Thanks for playing along with Paperplay this week :)
    Love from Annette xXx

  18. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our sparkle galore challenge
    hugs Mandy xx


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