Wednesday, 27 July 2011


It's been a beautiful day here today again, of course I have to be working! I finished at 3.30pm today and the sun went behind the clouds at 3pm, it was still warm though, but I didn't get to see much of the sun.  We have had a few weeks of autumn weather and even the acer in the garden has decided to start putting it's winter coat on, the silver birch has quite a few yellow leaves too, it is very early for this to happen, looks like we may be getting another early winter.

On to my cards, a new web page for DigiDarla HERE has opened and has a challenge for Green and Clean, I thought as green and white is one of my favourite combinations, (as you can see from this page) I thought easy.

  WRONG! it's not often I tear up cards as I usually layout in PS as you know, I did my usual thing laid it all out, mmmm not sure, but it will look good printed I thought - WRONG! OK no problem, tear it up and start again, well I tore up the next 2 and thought this is a challenge too far, leave it before I go mad.

Tonight I thought I would have another go, refreshed and all that.  I went to the freebie digis I have from DigiDarla and saw this little man, I could use that, thought I.  First thing a sketch, I found one in my file from CASS#17 which I thought "clean" then inspiration fell from the sky and I thought paper piecing, I used a paper from Carrie Stephens for his trousers, Summertime Designs Green Grey Gears for his shirt, Shabby Princess Harvest Spice Green diamonds for his tie and coloured his hat and shoes, a bit of shading and here he is, with Stickles of course.  I then decoupaged him as you can see in the close up, in the end I am quite pleased with the effect.  I cut the ovals on my Cricut with Fairycuts software and cut the butterfly with Straight from the Nest cartridge and my Cricut.  His flowers are brighter IRL, but I did take the picture late.

 I have also entered the Creative Craft challenge "3D it" -


Beryl K said...

Beautiful CAS card Faith
Beryl x

lililindsay said...

Such a cute card. I love paper piecing and you have carried it out to perfection. Am also "the right side of 60" and am trying to get to grips with Photoshop! I will use your blog for inspiration. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh, this is ADORABLE!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

I just wanted to pop over and thank you for leaving some love on my blog....I really appreciate it and am so glad you are enjoying the freebies. Sadly, I've had to disable email notification for reasons I stated on a recent blog please check in from time to time. Thanks again!

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a cute little guy Faith and so glad you stayed with it. I dont even have photoshop and doubt I could use it even if I had it. You did a great job though.


Cheryl said...

oh this is just beautiful; great colors on this too bless you for playing at creative craft ,this week hugs cherylxxxxx

Loli said...

Hola Faith, i'm so glad to see you every week in my blog.
Thank you for to read my posts, it's very important for me, i hope my post about the apples can help you.
Fantastic card, Faith, the colouring it's great and this stamp it's very romantic.Good job.
I hope the weather change in England, i think this year the summer don't like to appear in your country.
I "send" you a ray of sunshine from the land of sun.
A big hug

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Beautiful card Faith, so perfect , I love it :) x

Bonnie said...

Sometimes things just don't go together at all like we want! But your perseverance paid off. This is great!

Scrappin Chris said...

Love it!!!! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for taking part in Digi Darla's Green and Clean Challenge

Design Team

Digi Darla said...

Love this card! Well done! Sorry you had to start over though! (and I thought I was giving a nice, easy challenge! lol)