Sunday, 3 April 2011

Some Me Time

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Yesterday I decided to have a little me time and to forget all my commissions, and Design Team work and just do something I wanted to do.  Sometimes I forget that this is a hobby and not a way of life it then becomes less enjoyable.  I took an age making this card but enjoyed every minute of it.  I do realise how lucky I am to be on some fabulous designer teams and have fantastic products to work with and I wouldn’t change it for the world but I must learn not to take it so seriously that it takes over my life. 

 

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I have used lots of Lili of the Valley Stamps on this little step card, “Together Forever” image and sentiment from the Romance collection,  Ribbon stamp from LOTV Additions and I have added a Cherry Blossom from the Additions range to the main image I wanted to give the impression of the swing hanging from a cherry tree, I think it has worked quite well.  The new LOTV Additions stamps will be available at Ally Pally next week and on the website from 19th April.

 

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A mixture of Marianne and Doo Hickey Swirl Dies have been used as well as Medium and Small Retro Flower Punch and MS Butterfly Punch, I also had some punched branches punched before my MS Punch died  in my little box of die cut spares, I really enjoyed playing with these until I got the effect I was looking for.  The Ribbon stamp has been coloured with Copics and Glittered with Glamour Dust.  The paper is from a Tilda Pad I bought from Lili of the Valley at the NEC last week.

 

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The Colours used are:

Flesh: E00, E01, E11, E13

Hair: E53, E51, E50

Dress: R11, R21, R22, R35, and flowers

Jumper: G82, G85, G94, BG99, E43, E41, R40

Swing: E71, E70, E40

 

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Going to have a shower and hair wash now to make myself beautiful Winking smile for my Dinner Date.  Have a lovely Sunday everyone

Hugs

Jacqui xxx

65 comments:

Anita said...

Your 'me' time was put to good use, your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the little swirls and flowers. The bow looks really cute. Anita x

downrightcrafty said...

oh Jacqui love your me time creation so soft and great design love all the softness to it so pretty
Hugs Kate x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Jaqui I love it! And you deserve some 'me' time too. Just love everything about it! Judy x

Carol said...

Ooooo Jacs, you had some awesome "me" time Hun!! This is absolutely stunning, I luv it! You're just soooo talented my friend. The cherry blossoms definately work very well with the swing. Enjoy your dinner date Sweetie. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

angeleef said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I adore all the swirls you've used!
Greetz
** Evi **

Carol said...

Forgot to say hope you have a wonderful Mother's day and that your boys spoil you rotten, you deserve it!! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

Janette said...

Oh WOW, what a stunning creation, it's just beautiful....hope you have a lovely day.xxx

Trudy said...

Jacqui,this is so beautiful.I adore the image . HUgs Trudy

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!
Hugs
Cordine

Magda said...

Love your card !!
Very cute,
The concept is realy nice, lovely !!!
Have a nice sunday
Magda

Jane said...

WOW!!!! Jacqui hun this is breathtaking! Your me time was obviously enjoyed!! I think I too need to do as you say and remember it's a fun hobby! Off for another drool now! hugs, Jane x

Christine L said...

Absolutely stunning card Jacqui... and I know what you mean about it becoming less of a hobby then it becomes a pressure - and that's not the idea! Though I would love to have some commissions..... I've got to admit!
Hugs
Christine x

Joey said...

Beautiful card Jacqui, love the bow, the shape is lovely. Joey x

Mandy said...

Happy Mothers Day Jacqui.
Your card is stunning hun, so sweet and pretty.
I think we all get times when we are so focused on getting DT cards made we forget it's our hobby
hugs Mandy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Jacqui this is utterly exquisite!
So very beautifully stunning!
Happy Mothers day!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

So wonderful card Jacqui,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marlies said...

This is a real work of art!! Gorgeous!! love the model, the swirls, colouring, just all of it!!
hugs, Marlies

yvon said...

OMG Jacqui, this is one beautiful creation. Just absolut gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Andrea said...

Wow Jacqui - your card is absolutely stunning - the image is so beautifully coloured and I love all the swirls and flowers.
Hope you are able to enjoy more 'me' time like this, and have a lovely Mothers Day.
Love, Andrea xx

Carol D said...

this is an absolutly fabulous card.

I love it all.

I saw the new additons stamps at the NEC and wish I had bought some, was wondering where to order them from couldn't see them on the site, thanks for the info, will just have to wait.

Hugs Carol xx

Marja Sch said...

Oh wo such a gorgeous card. So many lovely details. Hugs Marja

Angélique said...

That's a lovely card!!!
Angelique

Katy said...

So so Beautiful, fab shape and love all the embellishments. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Julie said...

just beautiful!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jacqui that is abulously gorgeous so pretty to.
Will probably see you at Ally Pally it will be my first visit. With hugs Shirleyxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love this. Darling little image and the addition of cherry blossoms. So Romantic!!! It is breathtaking. Beautiful art.

Debbie said...

Glad you took me time and did this absolutely GORGEOUS!!! creation... love it

Hugs
Debbie

Tracey T said...

Absolutely stunning, Jacqui! Enjoy your dinner! Hugs, Tracey xx

Mau xx said...

Left comment over on Inspiration Blog Jaqui,This is amzing, your you time certainly produced a gorgeous creation. I have to admit my Cardmaking has taken over every hour of my life...lol poor hubby :( and he never says a word but just buying me more stash xx

kelly said...

This is stunning Jacqui,i must try this it`s so effective.Gorgeous image coloured so beautifully.I so wish i could come on your colouring tutorial but maybe another time if you do one.I love the swirls and the papers are ddelish too.Have a great mother`s day and enjoy your dinner.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow jacqui this is very beautiful, what a little project you did.
and it had the took ages but you loved to do it.
and thats the main thing with making cards.


greetings karin

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning Jacqui, I love everything about it. Sorry I haven't visited for a while, life is getting in the way :-(

Liz said...

Gorgeous card! Is this card for sale, please?

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW !!!! this is absolutely fan bloomin tastic !! stunning card Jacqui ,,, perfect everything :-) It is nice to have some time to play eh !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Debbie said...

We all need abit of me time - glad you enjoyed yours.Your card is out of this world-stunning.... wow... You really are a very talented and inspiring lady.Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.Love Debbie x

Tracey's KRAFTS said...

Jacqui your card is beautiful love all the details and embellies, your cards are a pleasure to look at!

Hugs
Tracey x

Archies Mum said...

Wow am loving your card. That image is so cute and I'm so loving all the extras you've added.

Ribbon Girl said...

Happy Mothers Day Jacqui - your card is beautiful, so intricate, I love all the swirly bits! Colours are cool and expensive looking! Hope you enjoy your 'me' time, you deserve it! Mary G x

Val said...

Wow - this is absolutely stunning. I just love this - you certainly put your time to good use.
Hugs
Valx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just stunning Jacqui, I love everything about this card! :)
Kelly.x

cockney blonde said...

WOW! What an absolutely stunning creation. So worth the time it took to play, x

gill said...

Beautiful card ! Can you tell me what card size you started withto make the stepper card?
Gill

TAM said...

Absolutely fabulous - "me time" well spent I think.
Hope you've had a good day and you enjoy your date

Jane said...

Oh Blimey...faint!!! This is a work of art!! xx

Chrissy said...

Sooo very beautiful. I love all the details, the colours, everything about it is gorgeous.I could...or have been...staring at your card for ages...taking it all in. BEAUTIFUL.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Lou said...

Hi! Jacqui this is so amazing,very special and lots of gorgeous detail.
Nice to have a bit of me time,
take care.
hugs Lou.xx

Angela said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful card! I love how you've arranged the flowers on this stair step card and used all those doohickey dies. So lovely and your image is colored beautifully! Really love this card! hugs, Angela

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Wow, this is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!!! So gorgeous!
hugs Yvonne

Andie's Space said...

Hi Jacqui,
WOW! This is so inspirational & looks amazing! Totally worth all the hard work & effort. I have this image, but can you believe I haven't inked it up yet. What am I waiting for?! Thanks for your lovely comment & I have to say you are looking fabulous in your photo. Why isn't it on your blog? Hope you had a lovely dinner date :~)
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Jacqui, what a stunning card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Molecraft said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, love it!
Helen x

Sarah said...

How great is this card, It is always lovely to see your DT cards, but equally lovely to see your own "me time" creations.
Love how you have tied in the flowers over the swing through to the other punched out ones.
Hugs SarahSx

Niki Estes said...

Jacqui, this is so sweet! I love that image and the design is so neat!

Nilla said...

Gorgeous creation, Jacqui! Missed your wonderful work! Hugs Nilla

Diane said...

WOW, Jacqui! I absolutely LOVE this with all the punched embellies on the steps! It's great to see how you're using the ribbon stamp as well - a real inspiration!
I totally agree with your sentiments about how DT work, etc., can spoil your hobby, I've been telling myself to stop and smell the roses recently! Well done!
Take care!
Diane x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Jacqui, amazing details.
luv
debby

Yvonne said...

I fell in love with this stamp myself at the NEC, and just had to have it!
I love the way you have done this card... this is just a "WOW" card.
Love the beautiful swirls, they look so , so pretty and just finish off a stunning card.
Glad you got some "You" time, after all, it was "YOUR" day .. xx

lillywht said...

stunning, simply adorable. love the use of dies and mixture of stamps
klare :O)

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it.

Marie-Anne

*Vicki* said...

Oh my girl!! This is true stunner!! It's so amazing what can happen when we have a little "me" time!! I so need some of that right now!! LOL!! TFS this gorgeous design!! HUGS

Sandra said...

Amazing!
Sandra ltb

Dawny P said...

This has to be one of the nicest cards I have ever seen Jac. And I mean EVER hun. I absolutely love it. And you so deserve your 'you' time. Here's to lots more my sweet friend. Huggiest of hugs xxx

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! Jacqui this is so phenomenal! Absolutely stunning
love tasha xx

Diane J said...

Stunning xxx

Vivian Cunningham said...

Jaqui, really love your work and this card is truly beautiful.

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