Friday, 17 February 2012

Rosalee Pretty In Pink - Delicious Doodles Challenge

TGIF - not often I say that, but this week has been one of those weeks and I will be glad to see the back of it! I'm not normally a stress head, but this week has pushed me to my limits, it's probably not been helped by the fact that the kids have been on holiday and I seem to have managed to acquire additional children who have made themselves well and truly at home! Grandparents who have been unwell again and needed taking to Dr's appointments etc...The one highlight of the week was celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday, but to be honest I was so shattered that I ended up coming home early. Oh and I almost forgot to mention I've gone back to work part time to finance the building work that we need doing to enable me to have a craft room - see hogging the dining room has finally paid off!! ;).

Anyway, enough of my moaning, lets move onto this weeks challenge over at Delicious Doodles which is Pretty in Pink! Seriously who ever picked this must have been having a giggle! As you probably know most of the girls just don't do pink, so I'm amazed that so many of them have turned out for this challenge! Why not pop over the to the challenge blog and take a peep at the lovely projects they've produced.

I haven't really made anything really pretty in a while, so I thought I'd use this challenge as opportunity to do so! I had so much fun with this card and have been trying some new colouring techniques out (they're not quite perfect, but I'm going to persevere), so what do you think?

I coloured the image Rosalee with Promarkers and then used a glitter pen to add a little sparkle to her dress. The image was then aged with Distress Ink and faux stitching added with a pokey tool and fineliner. I lightly distressed the edges of the papers using my nail and then inked them before adding more faux stitching. The postage stamp sentiment was stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine Ink and then inked with Distress Inks.

Rosalee - Delicious Doodles
Brown Fine Liner
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Nellie's Multi Frame's
Whimsy Postage Stamp Die
Whimsy Postage Stamp Sentiments
X-Cut Border Punch
Seam Binding - Crafty Ribbons
Buttons - Woodware
Pearl Spray - Stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts & Me - Distressed
Gingersnap Creations - Faux Technique
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Distressing
The Stamping Boutique - Faux Stitching
Love to Create - Buttons & Bows
My Craft Spot - Girly Girls
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Get Stitchy


  1. This is gorgeous Claire,love the

  2. wow really pretty Claire love all the tones of pink :) fab colouring too! xx

  3. Gorgeous hun! Pink seems to work well with this image! xx

  4. Wow Claire, beautiful card! Hope your week gets better!

  5. No wonder you are stressed Claire roll on school!! That's one think I don't miss a house full of everyone else's kids!!! Love the card such perfect colours! Here's to a relaxing weekend Love Chanelle xx

  6. Stunning card Claire, beautiful colouring and details x

  7. Beautiful Card! I really like the colors you used & the image is breathtaking! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Blessings,

  8. WOW...this is a stunner sweetie gorgeous image & your colouring is totally amazing!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  9. oh Hun this is just brilliant,honest Hun your colouring is just perfect,stunning card Hugs Cherylxxx

  10. How lovely is this! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  11. Hello Claire!

    Well the week is nearly over so you can breathe again real soon! I hope your Nan is doing well, she must be so pleased to have you to help her out so much its lovely of you.

    I did giggle at your narrative about pink being chosen at DD!! So true but just look, you'd never have guessed with this make, its proper pink but not OTT, love it!

    I hope you manage to find homes for those spare kids that descended this week!

    Keryn x

  12. Sweet card, love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create challenge, good luck!

    Big hugs Jo xxx

  13. This is my favorite image by Teri. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  14. This is gorgeous! Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)

  15. You've colored this image beautifully, and your card is just amazing! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Stamps R Us challenge!

  16. This is soooo super, fabby, gorgeous. I love your colouring and the faux stitching is wonderful. Awesome piece - you Rocked this !!!
    Hugz xxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. Your card is so lovely. I love the layers of papers you've chosen to combine on your card. They all really work together well. I also love the doily that you added. The stitching looks great! Your Rosalee is such a sweet image and you've colored her to perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! <3 Candy

  18. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty papers and your distressing looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  19. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  20. Absolutely Gorgeous Claire, beautiful coloring and papers! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create, we hope you will continue to join us each week!

  21. Who says you can't do pink! What a beautiful card and all you embellishments are a perfect touch. Good luck at the Stitching challenge at The Stamping Boutique!

    TSB - DT

  22. I love your cute card and the coloring is fab. Love the distressed details too. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at PFP:)

  23. Lovely, Claire--thank you for joining in at Gingersnap Creations!


  24. Your card is gorgeous and your stitching looks fantastic! What a great girly girl card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  25. Beautiful card Claire, you did an amazing job with the image and I can't believe your stitching is faux - it looks so real! Thanks so much for playing along at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE this time:)

  26. Wow - beautiful card, and that has to be some of the most artfully done faux stitching I've seen - looks so real! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

  27. I'm back! Congratulations on being chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations!!


    1. Awwww thanks - it's made my week. xxx


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