Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Dreaming of summer

Hello lovely people,

Time has flown by yet again and it's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.  This time our theme is...


We are sponsored by
The East Wind
with a prize of 3 digital images of the winner's choice

So, what's my fave colour combo?

Pink, of course!

Ok, I know that's just one colour, not a combo!  I have a few colours I like to team up with pink but at the moment I am really loving pink and blue.

Summer birthday card in pink and blue

And you can tell how sick I am of cold winter weather as I have gone for as summery an image and card as possible!

I had the idea to pop the fence die cut up on foam pads to add some dimension and it worked so beautifully; I do love it when a plan comes together :-)

I brushed some Wink of Stella over all the flowers but can you see it in the photos?  Nope!

Summer birthday card in pink and blue

Card recipe;
Image: Pink lemonade Tilda
DP: Vintage Spring basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: leaf and swirl, and lovely fence - Magnolia Doohickey, mini butterfly set - Impression Obsession

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E55/57/59
Top / glasses / trousers: R81/83/85
Trousers: E40/41/42/43
Shoes / bow / straw: B0000/000/41
Drink: YR30/31 & T0/1/2
Ground: T0/1/2/3/4

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team and there are some great tips for you too :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  As You Like It (matt or shiny? - matt all the way for me because it gives a 'softer' look to my cards, even the Wink of Stella is a really soft subtle sparkle!)
2.  Fussy and Fancy (things with wings - butterflies)
3.  Winter Wonderland (lots of layers)
4.  Simply Magnolia (anything goes)


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat, such a sweet image coloured so beautifully. I love the pretty papers and wonderful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous as always Kat, and she really does look like she is enjoying sunshine and not turning blue with the rest of us! Beautiful card hun. Mwah. Hugs xx

Carole said...

This is so beautiful. Your colouring is superb and I love your choice of colours and the dimension with the fence.Stunning card!

Judith said...

So pretty Kat - such a lovely summery image and lovely colours - the sun is streaming through my window and with this card I could almost forget it was winter : ) hugs Judith x

Elaine Stark said...

So sweet, I do like this colour choice. Elaine

Christine L said...

So beautiful Kat... that pale blue looks so good with the pink - you're right! And you've created a fab layout.... LOVING that fence die and am eventually going to have to buy it, methinks!

Christine x

jimlynn said...

I think we could all use a bit of summer right now!
Love this beautiful card. The fence looks great and so do the flourish dies. A beauty!!!

Ella's Design said...

Stunning card, Kat! I too love pink teamed up with lots of different colours, but this pink and blue combo is just lovely! Awesome colouring (as always!) and beautiful details! Hugs, Lisa x

Céline said...

oh so cute ! love your coloring,
thanks for playing with us at simply magnolia

Annette said...

Pink & blue are my favourites too.
Beautiful card Kat. Love it.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So pretty Kat I really love the Doohickey fence will have to get it one day! Susan x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kat. The image looks fabulous and I love the pretty papers and embellies.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

This is so gorgeous Kat - loving your colour combo and fabulous detailing.
Debs xx

Vivienne Holden said...

Gorgeous card Kat! Makes me wish for summer too. Love your colours and of course your amazing colouring. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

This is stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x

thecraftycavalier said...

Ooh, I could do with some sun and lemonade! Yum scrum Kat! Fab image, beautifully coloured. Beautiful colour combo and those papers are just fabulous :-) The fence and flowers are a perfect finishing touch. All round gorgeous! Hugs, Jayne xx

Brenda said...

Kat, your coloring is so gorgeous! Beautiful card design. the details make it so much fun to look at. Thanks for all your sweet comments! B

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Kat..love sweet Tilda and coloured beautifully..I love the pretty flowers and soft colours..gorgeous.


Lena said...

Beautiful card !! Love the soft colors !! Lovely details and a fab layout !!

Thank you for your participation in the Winter Wonderland challenge this week !! Good luck!

Hug Lena

Annie M said...

Beautiful card, Kat thanks for entering our F&f Challenge and good Luck xx

Jennifer said...

What can I say, but TOTALLY gorgeous!!!

Jennifer. x