Saturday, 12 March 2011

Bad Hair Day??

We all have them, but for once it's not me, it's the cute little madam on my card! However, I have to say the dragged through a hedge backwards look that she was sporting has been greatly improved by me since I gave her a hair cut! It wasn't intentional, I'd just finished fussy cutting and then somehow manage to catch an ultra-fine piece of the image and rip it off! Naughty words weren't used - much!! I was going to re-do it, but as I'm running way behind schedule this week with everything that has been going on, I've taken a gamble that most people won't notice or will be far to polite to point my poor workmanship out - so I've left it.

Anyway, this week over at Sweet Pea Stampers we want to see your SCALLOPS. I really hope that you'll be joining us.

Now I don't normally do scallops as they are just that little bit too frilly for me, so this was a real challenge. I don't think I did too badly, but have to say that I'm tempted to totally re-work this card as it's not one of my favourites - not sure what the problem is but it just doesn't feel right - maybe it was that haircut!


The scalloped shaped card was cut using Large Nestabilities.As previously mentioned I used Bad Hair Day by Lisa Victoria from Sweet Pea Stamps. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and then decoupaged onto the digital designer paper from Fred She Said. The fairies dress has been covered with Clear Star Sakura Gel Pen to try and give a really sheer translucent look to the skirt. Her wings have been coated with a thin layer of Stardust Stickles. The toadstool has had a coat of Glossy Accents and Picket Fence Stickles. The butterflies are from my most favoured punch at the moment Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch and the gems are from my stash. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I've added this second photo to try and show the sparkle and shimmer on her skirt and wings. If you click the image to enlarge it you can just about see it.


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - No flowers
Flutterby Wednesdays - Photo inspiration - sky
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Birthdays
Magical Monday - Spring Colours
Totally Papercrafts - Shaped Cards

30 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Claire, can't imagine what you don't like, we are always our worst critics I think xxx

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  2. Gorgeous card Claire. The colouring is perfect and such a nice image. I would not even have known that you cut the hair, it certainly doesn't show!!

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  3. oh this is great she is lovely had a giggle ar you giving her a hair cut xx

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  4. I think it looks great hun!

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  5. Hi hunni now excuse what I'm about to say but what the hell are you on about why on earth dont you like this.....I think you may need to go spec-savers hun cus I think this is gorgeous I love the shape & the image is awesome. The best bit for me is its all about the image & all sweet pea deserve that so this really does rock. Its gorgeous in every way shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  6. I think it's beautiful & I can't see where you've cut her hair! Hope your son is feeling a lot better xx

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  7. hehe...love the haircut :)
    your coloration is great & even if you say you don't do scallops...you did them well :)

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  8. I think you are being to hard on yourself, I like it, especially the haircut.

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  9. Well Claire, I think this is gorgeous.xxx

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  10. oh hun there is nothing wrong with this honest love the image and adore,the shape just love scalloped cirles,and squares,your coloring on this is great too,hugs cheryl xxx

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  11. Super card, smashing image
    Thanks for entering Totally Papercrafts
    mandi x

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  12. Claire this is beautiful, I love the little butterflies :) x

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  13. Ooooh... lovely card, so cute!

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  14. Gorgeous card and I really love the colours you've used.

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  15. This is really lovely Claire, can't see the haircut at all. Love those little butterflies!

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  16. Your card is adorable...and I don't see where the "hair cut" was botched....so it's all good! LOL!

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  17. This is gorgeous hun. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

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  18. Great card and gorgeous little image. Thanks for playing along at Magical Mondays.
    Marion

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  19. She looks like someone who has been naughty - I wonder what she is thinking - love it.

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  20. Very beautiful! I have an award for you on my blog
    http://a-dreamy-land.blogspot.com/2011/03/another-blogger-award.html

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  21. Love the fairy's expression! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  22. I think this fairy is my fav, I just love her expression, why you don't like it is beyond me, this is brill hun

    Love it!!!
    x
    Vicky

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  23. What a wonderful card. Love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  24. Beautiful cards, love the butterfly's

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  25. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  26. Claire this is beautiful, I can't see anything not to like, I'd be very happy with it, then again we are always too critical of ourselves.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  27. lol, this is so FUN ! nice colouring too Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

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  28. This is fab. I would never have known you had cut her hair! Love the colours you've used. x

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  29. Lovely card, my hair feels a bit like that sometimes!

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