Monday 4 August 2014

Time Flies

Good morning to all my fantastic friends and  followers. Firstly a special welcome to my new follower Julia I hope that you enjoy following my blog.
 My card today is one I've made for a friend who is 70 shortly. I've used one of the LOTV stamps I bought from the last fairy release but had not got round to inking up. I loved this release and this stamp Time Flies was one of my favourites. I have another first today as well I bought a set of Inktense pencils a couple of weeks ago and  have now coloured two images this is the first to get posted. I have to admit I made a real mess of the skin on my first attempt and that is now well and  truly in the bin!!. They take a bit of getting used to but I have to say I love the finished result. I want to thank Becky her tutorials on skin and hair have been so helpful. I do love making this style of card with lots of embellishments.

Card Recipe

7x7 Blank card
Papers Timeless Victorian LOTV
Stamp Time Flies LOTV painted with Inktense pencils onto Derwent watercolour card
White Frantage
Glamour Dust
White card Tim Holtz
Sentiment LOTV Everyday grungy messages
Butterflies cut from a Pion cut out sheet from Live and  Love Crafts and  painted with gesso and  sprinkled with glamour dust
Mesh ribbon is from my stash left over from my son's wedding invitations.
Pearl band from Whitby Crafts
Pearl string stash.
Flowers WOC , Local craft store Boyes and  the ribbon flower was from Hobby Lobby in Florida. I've painted the flowers mostly with gesso and added glamour dust the ribbon flower was originally a dark purple
The time flies and 70 today sentiments I made on the computer.
Stitching around the edges and on the sentiments done on my sewing machine with white topstitch thread
Rhinestone sparklers on the flowers The Hobby House
Spellbinder floral ovals
Gosh I have used a lot of embellishments taken me ages to list everything. I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed making it.
Have a great week the sun is back today so lets hope it stays the rest of the month.
Thank you to everyone who left comments I say it every time but you are all just so kind and  lovely.
To end I want to tell you that I won two Papernest Dolls stamps in a candy draw over at Crafteezee blog. Thanks so much Tracy for the chance to win if you've never seen her cards pop over they are fabulous



  1. Carole this is so pretty. I love the delicate colours and the femininity of it...beautiful attention to detail......truly a card to be treasured.

  2. Hi Carole. What a gorgeous card, love it. Love the design. I have the same stamp it reminds me of my nieces. Natalia xx

  3. Hello Carole

    A gorgeous card, I love it's soft and gentle colours and embellishments. Well done using your Coloursoft pencils, your colouring is perfect.


  4. This is so gorgeous Carole I love everything about it! So girlie and pretty love the colours, all the embellishments and how you've arranged it all! I love everything about LOTV too especially the pretty fairy stamps! What a lovely card! Hope you've had a good weekend!
    Lucy x

  5. Stunning card Carole, love all the added beauties and I too love cards like this. I also agree Becky's tutorials are how you used the inktense, I am starting to use mine again...but...this is just gorgeous.xxThe Journey is the Start

  6. What a wonderful card Carole.So delicate and pretty!! I really love the stitched tabs with the sentiment on, such a brilliant idea and I'm sure your friend will love it!! xx

  7. Fabulous card Carole! That's one of my favourite fairy stamps too and you've coloured it beautifully with your pencils. I'm tempted to have a go with them. I love all the gorgeous embellishments, especially the butterflies. Your friend's a lucky lady. Debra x

  8. hi Carole, love your beautiful card design, gorgeous image..colours and embellishments..

  9. What a wonderful card Carole. great colors, die cuts and fun embellishments.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Beautiful card! I like the soft colors. I'm sure your friend will treasure this card! Thanks for the Becky's site...a new one for me.

  11. What a beautiful card! Love the soft colors :-) Thanks for joining LLC's August challenge. DT Heidi

  12. Wonderful gorgeous card Carole. No matter how I try I just cannot do frilly and lacy :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. Oh just gorgeous Carole! Such a pretty card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  14. Beautiful Carole. This style of card is gorgeous when done right. You certainly have done it right. - Jim

  15. Just Lovely Carole! Perfect details. Love it!

  16. This is absolutely stunning! Your embellishments look breathtakingly beautiful - so many lovely details! Your colouring with the pencils is beautiful too. Congratulations on winning the stamps - I was really pleased for you when I saw your name picked!

  17. This is gorgeous Carole sorry I've been a bad blogger but pooch has been really ill and I've also got family staying so I'm playing catch up huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

  18. Hi Carole,
    Stunning card; love the shabby feel to it! Lovely colours, image and embellishments, all put together beautifully. Great stitching as well. Thanks for playing with us at LLC again this month.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  19. Your card and colouring looks lovely Carol. I love all the soft elements and pretty pastel lilac. I'll have to go in search of Becky's tutorials. Her colouring always amazes me too. Thanks for the tip!

  20. Oh, Carole, this is breathtaking! What a gift! Your words "time flies" next to the young girl evokes exactly how it feels to suddenly find oneself in the sunset years of their lives. It speaks volumes! I'm sure this gift is one that will be treasured always!! I feel fortunate to have been able to see it! Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell


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