Thursday, 29 July 2010

Now for something different

 

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It is hard to believe how hard it is to make a plain card, I had a strict remit for this boys card – It must be blue, have no embellishments and feature a little boy.  You wouldn’t think that would be difficult would you!!!!, well it was it took me ages last night to finish this one and I am still not happy with it.

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I love this image of Owen watching his boat from Lili of the Valley which has been coloured with Copics and Prismas, The paper is from my stash and I have used a Martha Stewart Large Border Punch which I have added Glamour Dust to, it looks as if it is not straight on this picture, but I can assure yoy it is IRL, I think it must be the angle I have taken the picture at, (note to myself: have some photography lessons!!).  The stars are also punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.  Can you tell I am really not happy with this card.

003Off to Margate today to see Charlie.

 

Have a lovely day

Jacqui xxx

45 comments:

Carol said...

Awww Jacqui, don't be so hard on yourself! It's really lovely, the image speaks for the card and you've coloured it beautifully as always. I think we're just so used to all the flowers and embellies but honestly it's lovely. Lotsa luv xxxx

Cathy said...

I think its ace Jacqui. The image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured, and the stars really set it off.
I like the idea of glamour dusting punched borders .. another idea to pinch LOL!!!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Kristel said...

You made again a wonderfull card Jacqui! Love the image you used!

Nilla said...

Wow, so simple, fun and I really think it has it all!! Hugs Nilla x

Marion said...

Fabulous card Jacqui. You are too hard on yourself, I think it is gorgeous. Colouring awesome as always and the stars just finish it off.
hugs
Marion

heidy said...

Hi Jacqui,I think the other ladie's are all right.
It's a gorgeous car.
Big hugs Heidy

theCook said...

Why are you not happy with it?

Donna said...

Adorable card Jacqui, such beautiful colouring and the little cluster of stars are fab :) Donna x

theneon said...

Jacqui- this is such a sweet image and your have put together a great card despite what Jacqui thinks!

troy said...

ah Jacqui this is gorgeous,perfect for a little boy, the colours are so fresh

hugs Troy xx

Kim said...

Adorable card. Love the stamp and the background.

Kim

Rainmac said...

I think it's fab, the paper is perfect and I love the little stars. Your colouring is beautiful as always x

Heather x said...

I think that the reason you are not happy with this card is because its along time since you have made a card without embellies...you don't do yourself justice though hun, cos this card is just as beautiful as your other creations :0)
*hugs* Heather x

debby4000 said...

We've really got to stop being so hard on ourselves Jacqui, cos this is fabulous. Love the little chap and the little stars and just the right amount of sparkle.
luv
debby

Kreativmonster said...

This is very pretty, but I wouldn't have placed the stars there at all. They don't have any relation to the other items on the card, hard for me to explain. What do they do there in a bright sunny sky? Maybe this is why you are so unhappy with the card. The button as ebellishment is perfect, the fence is okay, too.

angeleef said...

I know the feeling. It is 1) really hard to make a boy's card and 2) really hard not to use embellishments. This is why we are girls, we like everything fancy and cute :) Most of the time I take the image of a boy's card as the 'center piece', so you don't have too much other stuff to fill up. Then it's not that hard :) I really love love your border lace there! Didn't know it was a punch!!
Have a lovely day!
** Evi **

Lia said...

great card jaqcui I love this stamp, it's one of my favorites of LOTV
hugs lia

Annie said...

well Jacqui, I love it! such a cute image and perfect accents for a little boy's card. enjoy the trip to Margate!
hugs, annie x

Jolita said...

I think it's a great card for a little boy.
Cute image and gorgeous coloured Jacqui.
Hugs,
Jolita

Terry said...

Hiya my sweet friend, can imagine that sometimes there are cards that you are not happy about, but really Jacqui this boyscard is just tooo darn cute, the colors are just fabulous and you colored him beautifully as allways. So don't worry about it your card is amazing. Hugs and thanks for sharing Terry xxx

Anne said...

Absolutely perfect, my kinda card - I'm simple you see! Enjoy your day. Hugs xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A beautiful card Jacqui..I love it ♥

Riet said...

so beautiful card Jacqui,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

KanataNewf said...

I think this is just lovely!

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is sooo cute Jacqui, adore this image, love the backing paper and great border punch too!
It's lovely!
Kelly.x

Bev said...

Jacqui I absolutely love the card sweetie, blue and red is such a fab colour combo and perfect for a little lad. The red stars are the perfect finishing touch and really lift the blue. And that's my favourite LOTV image (remember our Ben's log boy - who could forget him lol) and you've coloured him to perfection. Don't be so hard on yourself sweetie, it really is a fabby card, in fact it's perfect just as it is and I wouldn’t change a thing!! xxx

pinky said...

Jacqui its absolutely gorgeous, really doesn't need embellies the way you have showcased it.
Pinky

Cheerios626 said...

I wouldn't have been able to stick to something so simple, but you pulled it off wonderfully. Remember your your toughest critic. I think you did a great job with it!

Sandra said...

wonderful!
Sandra

Julie said...

I'd be so proud of myself if I made a card that looked like that. Its fantasic. xxx

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui fab image think where lads are concerned less is more
Anne xx

Tasha said...

Jacqui this is fab, love the image you have used and the little stars. It must have been so hard making the card with such strict remits - not sure i could do that!
love tasha xx

Crystal said...

Jacqui this is super SWEET!! LOVE that sweet image and your punch is such a fabby touch!

Stacey said...

Cute! I really love the pretty colour combo and the glitter to the water ~x~

Val said...

Jacqui - the image speaks for itself - and as always colouring is superb.
Hugs
Valxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, what a sweet card Jacqui, so wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Rosie said...

Oh Jacqui this is such a gorgeous card, and love these images from LOTV. Sorry I have not been around to see you lately, but hoping that after my hols next week will get the blogging bug back. Hugs Rosie x

Allison said...

just soo cute Jacqui
AllisonX

Paula said...

I love this I really do - those red stars with the clouds & all the sparkle too. The blue is so well accented by the use of the red.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Grenouille Greetings said...

It seems like I have been missing out on your sweet creations, Jacqui. Been on hols and working hard. This is gorgeous! Warmest wishes, Lesley

stampinfrog said...

So cute!
Hugs,Connie

Tammi said...

Oh he's adorable!! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the stars, toooooo cute!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jacqui,

Well, you say you're not completely happy with this card, but I love it! Love the lay-out and i like a lot that it's more 'clean and simple'! It;s just perfect!!

Love, Wendy

Caroljenks said...

Well I'd be very happy if I'd made it - it's gorgeous! I just love the cloudy background you've done.
Again your colouring of the image is perfection.

Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

This is fabulous Jacqui I don't know why you are not happy with it that image the colours are gorgeous your colours is awesome I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

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