Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A Spoonfull of Sugar and a Guinea Pig!!!!


Sorry I am a bit late with uploading this morning, its been a bit hectic here.  Anyway its Tuesday that means its time for A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge, this week we have a theme for you to use the colours “BLUE AND GREEN”,  my fellow teamies have really pushed out the boat this week and created some stunning cards using this colour scheme.




Today I have used one of the new Lili of The Valley Molly Harrison Fairies "Garden of Wishes”, I am loving her in these colours.  The papers are from my stash and I think are a couple of years old so no idea who made them.  I am into swirls at the moment and have used a die from Mariannes Dies to create these two.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valleys  circular sentiment set.


asfs5  asfs3


I have used Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Craft and had a go at distressing it, I don’t possess any Mini Misters as recommend by Bev and like us all I couldn’t wait so thought I would try it with Glimmer Mist it seems to work!!, The ribbon started off  as a pale aqua blue, I scrunched the ribbon and sprayed it with Key Lime Pie  and Pearl  Glimmer Mist, then dabbed all over with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, as I said I am really pleased with the results.



The Copics used on this image are:

Flesh E21, E00, E0000, Hair E71, E70, E40, Wings YG11, G20




I never imagined I would make a card using a Guinea Pig image, but I just love this little well dressed gentleman.  He is one of the images from the Beatrix Potter Appley Dapply Stamp Plate that is released on Friday 21st by Crafters Companion, there is a fabulous CD full of Backing Papers, Decoupage, Greetings in fact everything you would expect from a Crafters Companion CD, they really are the best in the crafting CD market.



Now those of you who know me well, know I have a orange phobia!!!!, and I have made 2 orange cards in 2 days, I must be conquering it!!!  The base easel card was made with the smallest die in the GoKreate Scalloped Circle XXL Die, the largest layer is a Mariannes design Doiley Die Cut, and then I have used circle nesties to cut the rest of the layers.  The BP comes from the accompanying CD.




The Sentiment is from the stamp stamp sheet and has been inked with Versafine Brown Ink.  Roses and Seam Binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the large pearls are from Quixotic paperie.


Hope you like

Hugs Jacqui xx


Linda . J said...

Beautiful creation Jacqui,love the design and colours and your distressing is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Fleur said...

Stunning cards Jacqui, love them both, the guinea pig is so cute.
I a;ways use glimmer mist for my seam binding too.
Hugz fleur xXx

Rach said...

these are fantastic Jac,
love the first one especially, (I too am not a huge orange lover... though you have made an awesome card with the colours.)
the flowers and swirls and ribbon are delish on the first one, and that is a beautiful image.xxx

Vick said...

gorgeous card you've made with the 'garden of wishes' fairy i've recently been bought some of these stamps, so i may have a go too, your cards are stunning Jac, hugs vick xxxx

heidy said...

Oh Jacqui,there both gorgeous!!
Hugs heidy

Anne said...

Both gorgeous cards Jacqui do love that fairy
Anne xx

Trudy said...

This is realy beautiful Jacqui. Love all the details and your colouring is great.
Hugs Trudy

Mina said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
Mina xxx

angelwhispers said...

These are two beautiful cards I just adore the fairy and the colours are fab!! Then the orange one is adorable and what a cute image. Love Chanelle xx

Chrissy said...

Both are gorgeous. Love the fairy, your colours and coloring are stunning.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

what wonderful cards!
i love the second one the most.
soo sweet what you have created with such a small image.

great tutorial also with the pencils.

jolanda said...

These cards are both beautiful and especially the first one... I so love fairies!!! Your coloring is great and I would like to thank you for the great tutorial you posted yesterday, really helpfull.
hugs, jolanda

Dorcas said...

Wow! These are both super! I love the flourishy pixie vines in the top card, the colors you chose are just magical as is your coloring. :-)

PatR said...

Two gorgeous cards again Jacqui. Love the green/blue combo of the first one and the beautiful image.
Well what can I say about the guinea pig, I just love him.

Larisa said...

LOve the first card a lot - the Fairies is what I am mad about!!!! I love any of them)))

Anonymous said...

Oh my Jacqui, your top card is pure gorgeous with the colors and sparkle! What can we say about Mr. Genie?!! LOL!! He's too darn cute!! Love the circle easel!!HUGS

Marlies said...

Beautiful cards, both of them, I realy love the fairy but the other one is cute too.
hugs, Marlies

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, love both of them. I do love these more sophisticated fairies from LOTV, and the colour combo and details are stunnig.
Love the orange guinea pig too!!
Cathy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving him in orange. Glad you told me he is a guinea pag as I wasn't sure whether he was a hamster,lol! Love these shaped cards and all the detals. Marianne x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a little cutie, love your card design and your colouring is fabulous.......


Tab said...

Ooooh gorge as always! Lovin the delish colours on the first one!
Hugs Tab xxx

Debbie said...

Both cards are stunning...your attention to detail is unbelievable.. I love your work, it is so inspiring


Ali Watson said...

Stunning cards Jacqui LOL at your orange phobia my phobia is green. Loving these sneak peaks from CC.

Have a lovely evening

Ali x

Debo said...

I just followed a link to your blog!

Your fairy card is STUNNING!
I love the image but your colouring is exquisite and the layout of the card just shows everything off to perfection! (I love the seam binding tip too!)

Now will go back to your blog to read more!

Unknown said...

WOw Jacqui, these cards are sooo stunning. I'm into fairies so you can understand I adore that one, but the other one is great too!! Hugs, Frea

Lynsey said...

Hi Jacqui, your cards are stunning! Love the green and blue on the fairy those colours work so well! Love your cc card, very cute!
Hugs Lynsey x

Marion said...

Oh Wow! Two fabulously stunning cards Jacqui. Love the new fairies from LOTV and the guinea pig is just too cute.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous fairy card! So love the colors you've used!

Cordine said...

They are gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, I love what you've done with the seam binding, stunning xxx

Sian said...

Stunning cards, love the first one the image is gorgeous and the colours / colouring is beautiful. The second the image is cute and love the circles, lovely effect.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A gorgeously layered card and that little cutie in the middle is divine! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

Whoops...I meant to say also how much I love your fairy. Lovely swirls and pins and ribbon and stunning colour work. Such pretty papers too! Hugs, Lesley

Maria Moorhouse said...

Hiya, i just popped over to catch up on your blog as i have not been this week yet,some lovely new work!

Happy crafting!
Maria x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jacqui these are two stunning creations love that first one the image is so beautiful and loving the image and shape of the second they both look superb.
Lorraine x

Melodie said...

Gorgeous cards with wonderful colours.

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Jacqui,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Loz said...

I ordered that LOTV stamp.. cannot wait for it to arrive so I can start playing - she's gorgeous! I love the green and blue and your distressed seam binding! ♥

Jean said...

Loving your newest card Jacque.. your fairie card is so gorgeous, love the colors and the delicate way you decorated her is so gorgeous.. Love your seam binding scrunching.. and the guinea pig is adorable and using orange was a great idea!! your layout is beautiful and your coloring on both is fantastic...
Hugs, Jean

Cindy Groh said...

That first card I saw as your DT card somewhere and I had to come and tell you how beautiful it is. I loved that line of paper by (I think) Bo Bunny. Once I got to your blog and started looking for the card I have found an amazing place of information and knowledge that I am now a follower so I can be updated on what you are up to next. You are a true inspiration.

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