Monday, 8 April 2013

Très Chic!

This is my first post of the day - please scroll up to see my second

Good morning friends and I hope you are well. Welcome to Viv, my newest follower ... hope you enjoy this crafting journey with me! I think I've finally shaken most of the bug that I had last week; unfortunately, I've given it to my family and they are sooooo not impressed with me. Oooops!!!

This morning brings a new challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy, and our theme for you this week is Swirls.

Our lucky winner's prize is (as usual) one sheet of images from the Whoopsi Daisy Store, unless you've used a Whoopsi Daisy Image for your project in which case you can choose two sheets of images. Linnie has also kindly let the DT loose in her store to choose an image to showcase.

I've chosen one of Linnie's newest digis to showcase this week, and here is my card:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Black card which I cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card
  • Design Papers - the top one is from a paper collection called Emma's Garden which was a magazine freebie last month. I love the gorgeous colour, and the beautiful swirls. The bottom paper is by  Summer of Summertime Designs and comes from her kit Thanks for Giving - it's called "Torn Cream Paper"
  • Image - This gorgeous girl is from Sheet 444 and she is just one of the gorgeous digis drawn by Linne at Whoopsi Daisy. On this sheet there are 2 "older" images, but both are included pre-coloured (for when you need a card in a hurry) and line drawning digis so you can spend more time colouring. I've brought this girl to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens and chalk for the background
    • Flourish - is also by Summer of Summertime Designs and comes from the Thanks for Giving kit. It doesn't come in black, so I exported the swirl into my word processing programme and digitally re-coloured it to match my project. I also cut a small slit in the swirl so I could slip one corner of the image shape into it, to make it look like the flourish is a die, rather than a digi creation - do you like this?
    • Sentiment - is of course by Paulette at Create with TLC and this was a freebie on her blog just last week.

    Do come over to Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and see the other gorgeous creations the Divas have made with  "Swirls". Then, don't forget to come and show us your creations - you've got until Sunday 15th April to link your creations up. And, don't forget if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image, then you can make any style of card or project - you don't have to follow this week's theme!

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

    Hope you have a great day - Hugs, Helen x


    1. Hi Helen I love your card, the pink and grey look fab together and love what you did with the swirl! Hugs Susan x

    2. fabulous card helen - saw this image used by Elaine at wheelers craftiness and loved it then - love it even more now! Fabulous xx

    3. Gorgeous card Helen. Love the image, pleased your feeling better , sorry your family are poorly now.

      Hugs Julie xx

    4. Really adorable card! Your image is so cute! We are so happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC and I hope you come back again soon! Joanne

    5. Beautiful card and the image is so cute and beautifully colored.. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC..

    6. Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox, hope we'll see you again next week!
      Linda xox

    7. What a cute card you have created! I love your color combination of pink and gray! Your image is very cute. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


    8. Such a pretty, girly card, love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

    9. Sweet card - the flourish really finishes it off nicely. Thanks so much for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    10. Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog! Great Card!

    11. Wonderful! Love the pink, grey colour combo and the fabulous flourish!


    Thank you for leaving me a comment - I read and appreciate every one!
    Helen x