Monday, 15 April 2013

Nothing like a good book......

I don't seem to be able to find too much time for reading these days, but, in days gone by, one of my favourite things to do was to curl up with a good book. I think that this lovely digi from Saturated Canary captures that idea perfectly..especially when your curled up on your favourite cushion!!

when I printed this digi, I got a bit carried away and printed it a bit large - it's almost A5 size - so I had to go with an 8 x8 card base which is unusually large for me. Thanks good ness I had my grand nesties for the scalloped circle!

For this particular card I had already picked the papers before I coloured the image, but luckily I was able to find the perfect matching colour in my Spectrum Noir set to make sure that everything came together.

There's just a little bit of decoupage on the skirt, but other than that I have kept everything fairly plain and simple so that the focus is on the image.

Unfortunately, due to the size of my digi, her hair was really BIG....and I found it quite hard to colour as a result. I wanted her to have a sort of tousled look, but I think she has just come out with a bad hair day....oh well  - I am no good at styling my own hair either so I guess she takes after me!!

Of course I can't leave without entering some challenges, so here they are:

Paula Holifield - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiriation - Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Round Up
Saturated Canary - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Dies
My Mums Craft Shop - Easter Colours
Forever Friends - Die Cuts
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x


  1. This is gorgeous,love the fab image and

  2. Gorgeous card Sharon. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. Gorgeous card Sharon. I love the image and pretty colours.
    Lorraine x

  4. Gorgeous card, love the colours & her hair looks fab hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


  6. Your card is lovely, her hair does have a tousled look to it, LOL. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  7. This is gorgeous...popped over from MIM.
    Wendy xx

  8. Good Morning and a warm welcome to our challenge at Forever Friends "DIE's/PUNCHES...... your creation is so beautiful and you are so creative and good luck with the challenge hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  9. This is gorgeous. I saw it on Make it Monday.


  10. What a beautifull card! Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends, hugs Rachel

  11. I think you made a great job of her hair....definitely tousled, lol, and I really like how you made the scalloped border to match the background.....thanks so very much for linking up at Card Crafter's Circle....good luck in the draw!

  12. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

  13. Gorgeous and so cute too.

  14. Love your card the design and colours are just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

  15. Gorgeous card Sharon, love the image and the design and papers are fab.

    Donna x

  16. HI Sharon :)

    Your card is such a treat to the eyes. Love the coloring and how you kept it so clean,GORGEOUS!

    Thank you for joining us over Saturated Canary challenge blog and GOOD LUCK :)


  17. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.




I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon