Sunday, 23 January 2011

All you Need is Love...

Goodness me..I can't believe we're only a week away from time seems to have been eaten up over the last few weeks with no spare moments for much crafting or blogging at all, not that I would of been much good as Mr Mojo seemed to be taking a rest after all the madness of Christmas card making! This weekend though I was determined to make some 'me' time and get back in the zone so set about browsing challenge blogs and perusing all the great spaces of other crafters for inspiration!  I was lucky enough to get some Pro-Markers (my first) for Christmas  and I have been having a play with them and combined with some new stamps I picked up in the Jan Sales I came up with this card -  
I still need to practice with my pens but I was quite pleased with this attempt. One of me New Year's resolutions was to make an effort to actually use some of the paper I have stashed rather than just looking and this is Die Cuts with a View and some hand made embossed paper I have had forever. I distressed the paper edges before adding faux stitching (oh for a little sewing machine!) and layering. The cute Hedgehogs are of course Penny Black and the sentiment is one of a set from Personal Impressions (another sale bargain - I cut the words apart to use side by side as 'with' was originally above 'love' ). 

I didn't have any red flowers so out came Cosmic Shimmer 'red lava' and what were pale pink roses are now a glorious shimmery red (as are most of my fingers!). I found a whole host of challenges for this card - Penny Black @Allsorts - 'All you Need is love',  Penny Black Saturday - 'January Sales', Let's Ink It up -'Anything goes', Secret Crafter Saturday -'It's a couple thing', Stamp Something - 'Cute somethings' and finally now that I have some I can join in at Passion for Pro-markers - 'All you need is love' 

Thanks so much for stopping's great to have found some time to get back here...Esther xx


  1. So cute, love the colour combo. Glad you could have some me time, we all deserve that. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  2. gorgeous card esther.i love the sweet image and fab papers and details.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Hi Esther, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this wee. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Hi Esther

    It looks like you are getting on well with your Promarkers - a beautifully coloured image.

    I love how the scallops around your image match the scallops around the flowers on your backing paper.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  5. oh esther hun this is just gorouges,and the coulring on this is amazing hugs cheryl xx

  6. Gorgeous card, beautifully coordinated shapes and colours! I've had CS lava red hands before too, its takes some shifting lol. Thanks for joining us at LIIU
    Claire xx

  7. Your card is so cheerful with the lovely papers and the green, love it, thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  8. This is a very cute card hun, thanks for joining us at PBSC xxx

  9. I love everything about your card Esther. The faux stitching compliments the stitching on the background paper and I love the sweet little tufts of grass you have drawn. Gorgeous colours too and just perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month.


  10. Hi Esther

    Now that was a very brave move on your part, cutting and not stroking, a really toughie decison there.

    Seriously though, a really pretty card and the roses turned out a beautiful vibrant red. I tend to buy mainly white flowers now and colour them with shimmers or Copics.

    Thanks for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

    B x

  11. Lovely card, beautiful stitching details,
    great entry to our theme.

    Thanks for joining in
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts,
    good luck;-))m

  12. oh what a fabulous pair and a gorgeous creation, thank you for playing along with the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. Hi.
    Beautiful card. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

  14. Gorgeousc ard - cute image and love your glimmery flowers. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

  15. Such an adorable card Esther! Love those cute hedgies,and I think your coloring looks fabulous. Great sketch too and I love your faux stitching! What a great idea to use the shimmer to color your flowers, I have to remember that as it seems like I never have the matching embellishments!

    So happy you joined us at penny black at all sorts, I do hope to see you again at our february challenge!

  16. Oh I also have a pile of papers to stroke, it really hurts to cut them!

    The card is gorgeous and the flowers are fabulous with a wonderful red colour.

    Thanks for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts.


  17. Adorable sweet card, pretty colours too.

  18. So sweet!

    Thanks for joining our "It's a couple thing" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  19. Really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black At Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. this is so sweet esther...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx


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