Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy New Year and New Challenges...

Happy New Year to Everyone,
Well that's it over for another year, where did the time go to. I hope everyone had a lovely time and managed to find time to rest, and of course craft!
I have made this card, with which I have tried a few new things. I have used, for the first time, watercolour card from Crafters Companion, it is really thick, but did the job. I stamped using Black Soot Distress Ink and tried to draw out the ink with a damp paintbrush, probably needs a bit more practice but looks okay! I used some Sakura glue pen on the umbrella and sprinkled with glitter. The glossy accents on the puddle and raindrops doesn't quite show so well in the photo (sadly Santa did not bring a new camera, boo hoo). I have gone around the image with grey chalks to give a slight frame. The white card blank is Craftwork Cards and I have to say, they are such stunning quality. I wouldn't consider using any other card blanks, and anyway, at the rate I make my cards, the two packets I have will last me a few years!
I have taken the opportunity to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Song Title (Raindrops keep falling on my head)
Crafty Cat Weekly Challenge - chose a previous challenge topic (Challenge 57 - Spots & Stripes) -
City Crafter Challenge - Stamp it Out
Stamp Something - Glitter
Paper Sundaes - Something New
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Oh, while I was browsing other blogs, I came across this one, Reasonable Ribbon blogspot, maybe worth a look as they are also offering some lovely candy...
Happy crafting...


  1. Fabulous card I love the colours you have chosen to use and that image is such a delight this is one gorgeous card thank you so much for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments this week I hope we see you for our next challenge.
    Lorraine x

  2. I think this is very effective with the distress inks...thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  3. Oh, I love your card! When I saw it I was pritty sure you have chosen 'Ï'm singing in the rain' but you have made a more suitable song for it!

  4. I love this card - especially as the song s from my favourite film of all time .. singing in the rain!
    Love the monochrome look
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa ;)

  5. I just love that song and your card is so perfect for it lol. Love how you have coloured the image:) Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  6. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  7. Just darling! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  8. Cute and fun all in one, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. This is so stylish - love it! I like this technique too! Think you've made a fab job of it! Must try some watercolour card sometime too.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


  10. A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
    hugs Dianne xx

  11. Oh I so love this!! Beautiful with the black and white!! the sparkle really makes the image stand out!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

  12. A fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

  13. What a great monochromatic card! Love the gray. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week.

  14. I love your card it's so