Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Umbrella Girl

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers I hope everyone is well and  enjoying a great week .Well Wednesday has come around again and therefore the launch of another challenge over at Crafting by Designs .and its the launch of our monthly and very popular Anything Goes Challenge .
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Prize - winner choice of 1 bundle


Welcome :) I'm always happy to share my story! 
Once upon a time, I had 1 big noisy child, and 2 small noisy children, (still noisy, just bigger...lol) and I was in desperate need for quiet book patterns. I couldn't find any that I LOVED, so... I drew my own! Not too successful, as they were way too complicated, but I had HUGE feedback on my art work. 
So, my happy ending began with a blog :) I started out posting free images daily, and within a week, I had over 100 followers! I was thrilled! Slowly as my art work has improved, so have my opportunities! Etsy is just another step in achieving my dream. I have become a successful illustrator! I am so blessed to have had many willing to help me on my path, and am grateful for every single person who has visited my shop, blog, and offered requests and suggestions along the way.
I LOVE this "job"!
xoxo   Nikki


For my design team card I've used a black and white mage from the Rain Clip Art set called Umbrella Girl



Close Up




Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Image is Umbrella girl from Melonheads Rain Clip Art Set painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Lets Have Some Coffee from Live and  Love Crafts now closed
Purple card is Tim Holtz
Die is Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Gilded Oval set from Dies To Die For
Pearl and bead trim from Whitby Crafts
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and Boyes Stores the Lavender stems are from Ross Papercraft.
Sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley Spring set
Small hearts are cut from a Penny Black heart banner die

Well I hope you like her and can find time to enter the challenge this month. I got caught up last week with my comments on your lovely blogs but am falling behind with them already. I just wish life didn't get in the way of my crafting so much. Enjoy the rest of the week everyone love and hugs Carole x












13 comments:

Debra K. said...

Adorable card Carole! The image is so cute and wonderfully coloured as ever. Love your floral arrangement with the heather and the bead trim is really lovely. This would definitely cheer anyone up not feeling very well. Debra x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Carole, love the image and gorgeous bouquet.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh this is such a stunning design Carole!! I think you've used my most favorite colors here!! Sweet image and such darling accents you've added to this!! I love it! HUGS

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love the colours and the image is adorable. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sarah said...

She is adorable Carole and so beautifully coloured, decorated and adorned xx

pam said...

Adorable image on this beautiful card design Carole, gorgeous decoration.
Pam x

Carol S. said...

Fantastic card and love the adorable image. Great design and colours. Hugs Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Apologies Carole, I was sure I had commented on this card but seems I must have looked got interrupted and forgot...
Lovely design and most gorgeous colours and image used.xx.♥
[aNNie]

Diane said...

Fabulous colored image and wow love all the details Carole.

Hugs diane

Marianne's Craftroom said...

My fave colour and what a cute image, lovely card

Emma Trenouth said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image. Emma

Brawny said...

I just live this image. Soooo cute. A fabulous card Carole. X

Sue said...

This is such a lovely card Carole and I love that cute image and the colours and layout are fab! huggles Sue xx