Wednesday, 15 April 2009

3 Challenges in 1

It is the last day of my holiday... boo hiss. Ali had to go back this morning and he was totally in denial. At 8.15am, he was still sat in front of Sky Sports News in his pants!

Todays post is a bit of a rarity for me as I've managed to combine 3 challenges in 1 card! Check me out! This card is made to this weeks Friday Sketchers sketch, is in pastel colours so satisfies the criteria over at Papertake Weekly AND as I used my Nesties, I can also enter it into the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge as I've used diecuts! Woo-hoo!

Please don't look at the skin too closely as my E51 ran out half way through colouring! I need to replace it but think I am going to go for a slightly different shade as Tilda does currently look like she has spent too long on a sunbed! I've spotted that most of you use E00 for your base skin tone but Cult Pens (where I get my Copics) is out of stock so I was wondering if there were any good alternatives you'd found in the Ciao variety. What do you think of E50?

BTW I am totally loving this paper/kit download. I think it is by the same designer that Imaginisce use but please don't quote me on that! Because it is so doodley, I think it would be a brilliant cover to a notebook.... watch this space!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Magnolia.
Digital Paper: Smilin' at Me by Mindy Terasawa (Designer Digitals), Pink Petticoat Solid Olive.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copics.
Embellishments: Embroidery thread, brads from stash, Nestabilities, computer generated sentiment applied with Safmat.

Right, I'm off to enjoy my last day of freedom before I'm back with nagging students and academic staff who don't want to conform!
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35 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

fabby card Stacey, love the cute image and the papers are delish.. enjoy your last day of freedom. hugs rachxxx

Sarah said...

Totally gorgeous card Stacey! That paper is yummy!! I know it's slightly more expensive, but Cult Pens have E00 in the Copic Sketch marker. I think they've a slightly larger tank, so might last longer.
Enjoy your last day!
xx :0)

ps. LOL at Ali watching SSN in his pants!! We've got that on now but are fully clothed!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Yummy papers also. Michele x

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card babe fab colouring as always ,hugs Dawnxxxx
p.s i have this kit too lolxxxx

~amy~ said...

check you out Stacey...the multi-tasker! sweet card!!

Jackie said...

Oh lovely Tilda, very pretty card :o)
Jackie xx

Vicki said...

ooooohh enjoy your last day of freedom Stacey, looks like your putting it to good use, this card is a stunner and those papers are beautiful, such pretty colours, green/blue is a lovely comb.

Your colouring looks fab to me. I use E00 as a base then build up with E51, E53 and lots of other E numbers, E50 is pale and is also good for blending, sometimes it erasers out the other colours too. I've prob confused you even more now though. Have a lovely day Stacey xx vicki xx

Lynsey said...

Stunning card Stacey! I love that paper and the lovely Tilda!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is such a lovely card Stacey. Love the paper and that Tilda is so sweet. Don't think I've seen her before. Beautiful colouring as always and what a bonus to fit in with 3 challenges. Enjoy the last day of your holiday! Hugs, Lainy x

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG! I LOVE those papers...how very pretty! And I love that image...I have her too-but haven't inked her up in a while! You colored her in flawlessly. :o)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week, Hugs Debbie x

Tara said...

Just gorgeous Stacey, fab colours and your Tilda is so pretty! xx

Mina said...

gorgeous Tilda...love the papers you have used...dont forget you can refil your Ciao's I have them and refil them all the time xxx

Julie said...

A very sweet card, I love the soft colour.

Madge said...

Really pretty card Stacey, I love the image and the choice of papers, beautiful x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Stacey,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Kellylouj said...

Wow this is fabulous, I love the colour scheme and if you take a look at my blog there is something waiting there for you.

Vicky said...

This is just adorable Stacey. Love the colours you've used and the digi papers are soooo yummy!
Good luck for your 1st day back at work!
Hugs, Vicky x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so pretty Stacey, I love Mindy's papers and she is a designer for Imaginisce. Your Tilda is so gorgeous and I love her skin tone and your colouring, Big Hugs, Nikki x

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous card Stacey, and so beautifully coloured!
Clairex

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is really fab - love the colour scheme

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Stacey...love Tilda and the papers and colour scheme you have used,
Take care
San x

Carole said...

Oh such a pretty Tilda..fabulous card!
Hugs
Carole x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Stacey...Your card is `Gorgeous`
Hope yo had a great Easter weekend!!!
Have a lovely Day:)♥

Sam said...

Gorg card Stacey. Well done you - 1 card, 3 challenges! There are so many challenges out there its the only way to get them all done - not that I've ever managed that!
Hope today wasn't too bad, at least you've only got 2 days, break you in gently...
Sam x

pickle said...

ANother beauty from you Stacey that paper is lush ( might have to check that out) And your colouring is superb
Kerry x

Michelle said...

This si beautiful Stacey, I love the paper and great image coloured beautifully. I use E00 and E000 for my skin tones usually. I hope you had a lovely Easter xx

Marianne said...

Love your card. Perfect colours!!

pigpogm said...

Hi Stacey,

Crisis over - we have E00 back in stock again at Cult Pens, in Ciao, Sketch and Various Ink.

Thanks for mentioning us!

Monica Anderberg said...

Wow this is really sweet! I really love the image that you have used. Great job as always!

Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

debby4000 said...

gorgeous card, Tilda looks fab and I agree those papers are stunning.
luv
Debby

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card dear love the coloirs and I must admit those papers are just scrummy. I use E00 or E000 for sking but have never used Ciao
Hugs sweetie
Jacqui x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is lovely. Just stunning papers. I love them. Great image..wouldn't notice anything wrong with Tilda's face..looks good to me!
Judy xx

Bev said...

Oh this is so pretty hun, gorgeous papers and colours - love it X

steph said...

Aww this is fab Stacey! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x