Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A country bike ride

Hello lovely people,

Oh, I did miss my little craft room while I was away and it was lovely to be back in there colouring and creating on Sunday while Dr. Hubby played on the PS4 :-)

I hope you all had lovely weekends too!

And now it's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday where our theme is...


We are sponsored by Zlatoena's Design with a prize of 2 digi images of the winner's choice

I was over the moon to finally get my hands on the Go Kreate die shapes that I have wanted for about 2 years so they had no sooner hit my doormat than they were out on my craft table and being put to good use!

Shaped birthday card with girl and dog on bike

Now, I have lost count of how many times I have said this recently but this is the first outing for this cute stamp which I have had for many months!

Shaped birthday card with girl and dog on bike

I was all ready to add some pretty flowers to this card but to be honest they didn't really work; the outer die shape is not actually that big and the image is a fairly large one, so flowers would just have made the card look too crowded.

So, I just settled on adding some teeny butterflies instead.

Shaped birthday card with girl and dog on bike

Card recipe;
DP: Life in the country - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Lace: from stash (find similar at The Ribbon Girl)
Tag: For you circular sentiments - LOTV
Dies: butterfly die set - Impression Obsession

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E21/25/29
Dungarees / bows: R27/46/39
Jumper / shoes: YG61/63/67
Dog: E42/43/44 & E40/41
Light grey bits of bike: W0/2/4
Dark grey bits of bike: W5/6/7
Tyre: W6/7/10
Basket: E40/41/42
Puddle: BG70/72

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.  Winter Wonderland (tie a bow)
2.  The Pink Elephant (girly girl)
3.  Deep Ocean (our furry friends)


Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Kat. I love the sweet image, stunning colouring and some of my favourite papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a good hol. I waited ages for these dies too, aren't they fab. Gorgeous bright fun card, love the image and colouring x

Squirrel x said...

Oh Kat, I love this hunny! Hugs xx

Carole said...

Fabulous card.Great colouring of the image.......I can feel the speed in it!.....pedal power! Love your design.

Christine L said...

It's absolutely perfect as it is Kat.. no flowers needed - and looks so good on that shaped card! The string/lace and butterflies provide the perfect embellies.. and of course, you've chosen perfect papers to match!

Glad to have you back although it does sound like you had a wonderful time both on the slopes and off! And no, I don't have an extra day in the week - I've just been on a roll lately!

Big hugs
Christine x

Annette said...

I have that Go Kreate die too and love it for shaped cards. I also have that stamp but haven't inked her up yet. I really must do that soon. Your card is gorgeous. Love the strong colours.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kat. the image looks fabulous and I love the shape and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

So pretty in every way Kat. I love that you have chosen to use richer colours for this fun stamp and the papers really give that homespun look together with the fab stitching xx

Debs said...

So beautiful Kat - awesome colourinmg and so pleased you got your hands on those dies :o)
Glad to hear you have a fabulous (injury free) holiday.
Debs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Really pretty Kat! I was delighted when I managed to get these dies the other month too! Susan x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. A lovely shaped card, pretty papers and an adorable image. Elaine

Brenda said...

Kat, I love this! Love the die shape and as usual, your coloring is over the top great!

Sanja Grdinić said...

Love the country papers! :)

Nance E Salkeld said...

Such an amazing and stunning card! Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant!

Marilyn said...

What a cutie patootie image... just makes you smile wheny ou see it!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I've been so loving seeing your gorgeous cards pop up on challenge blogs Kat, I can't believe I wasn't following you already! I've remedied that now. Hugs, Wends xxxx