Tuesday, 5 April 2011

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge



Have you heard the weather forecast for the weekend over here in the UK its going to be sunny and very warm, well about time is all I can say, I have had enough of this long old winter, and as I suffer from SAD the sun can not come quick enough.

My card for todays A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge is very apt for the sunny weekend, I am not sure if in these days of PCs, X Boxs  and all other computer games, that little boys make their own boats and watch them float in a puddle or down the river,  my brother and I had hours of fun during the summer doing this and playing Pooh Sticks, we also spent hours collection Frog Spawn and catching Sticklebacks, not sure Mum enjoyed finding them in the sink though.




Down to this weeks Challenge then we would like to see   Ton's of Texture At least two different types of texture on your card, what a great challenge and we are sponsored by Pixie Cottage Stamps.

I dread having to make a boys card, its not the image I dislike its the fact that I am never sure how to embellish them’ but I quite like this one,  “By The River” has always been one of my Favourite Lili of the Valley Boy Stamps, I just want to pinch his little cheeks.  I have used Copics and Polychromos Pencils to colour the image.  The Ticket, Grunge Word and Background stamp behind the image are all from the new Lili of the Valley Additions range which will be on sale at Ally Pally this coming weekend and on the website from 19th April.  I have stamped all this accessories with Forest Moss Distress Ink.  The Raffia is from B&Q and Bakers Twine from the Ribbon Girl.  The gorgeous Mother of Pearl Buttons are from the Craft Fairy.




Copics Used:

Flesh: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20

Hair E17, E15, E13, E11

Jumper and River: B95, B93, B91

Grass: G94, G82.

Have a lovely day


Jacqui xxx


Larisa said...

Oh, it is cute again)) Love the paper on the background) It is impossible to get these papers here) So I am always charmed with it if I see on the other's works)
Hugs. Larisa. xx

Diane said...

Just gorgeous, Jacqui! This is one of my favourite images too and I just love the touch of glitter on the wake the little boat is leaving!
Diane x

Chrissy said...

Same here. I cant get anything like these papers. Gorgeous image...love the embellies..and yes.. it is bit hard to think of embellishments for boys cards, but I always think you master anything...lol..

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Jacqui,
What a lovely boy card!! I feel the same about doing boy cards.
But you have made this perfect!
Mel. xx

Christine L said...

Ooh Jacqui thats another fab card.. I bought that sort of grungy background from you at Harrogate and now I can see how I can use it! Now.... an admission.. my darling OH and I were playing pooh sticks on the River Wharfe only last Friday.... hmmmmm and we're both late fifties! Sooooo? I WON!! LOL!

Judi said...

What a GREAT boy card! Love it!

Judi x

Debbie said...

ADORABLE!!!love how you sparkled the water..


Astrid said...

So sweet as always, Gorgeous Jacqui.
Hugs Astrid

KarinsArtScrap said...

jacqui a very beautiful boy's card.

greetings karin

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, love all the texture xxx

craftymum said...

What a great boys card Jacqui

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely and cute card.


Dianne said...

Another beautiful card. Love this image and you brought it to life with your awesome coloring.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Jacqui wow that looks gorgeous and a really fab card for a young man, he would love it. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Trudy said...

Love the colours on this card beautiful image and papers.
Hugs Trudy

Renkata said...

Ohh wow such a cute and adorable card.
Lovely layout dear!

Marion said...

Hi Jacqui, Another gorgeous card and fabulous image. Great paper and love the raffia detail. Must find mine!
Did you have any luck with finding the punch?

Rachael said...

Ahhh so sweet! Boys cards scare me too :/ lol. Me and my boyfriend both suffer from SAD (our house in the winter is a right barrel of laughs!) so Im defo looking forward to this sun! Brilliant colouring as usual :D
Rach :) xxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

jules said...

oh how gorgeous Jacqui!

Sarah said...

This is my favourite boys image to from LOTV - you really have done it justice - I think less is more especially with boys /mens cards.
Hugs Sarahx

ribenaruby said...

Great card for a male Jacqui! Love the look of those papers. Ruby x

Tasha said...

Oh Jacqui this is such a precious card, the coloured scene alone is gorgeous but i love the paper and the twine too, fabulous design
love tasha xx

Louise said...

The coloured image is just fab and love the whole design of the card. Beautiful as always, Louise x

Pooh Bear said...

Oh he is such a cutie. I love playing Pooh Stickd *big grin.

I love how you have stamped in the green very effective indeed!

Ali x

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