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Thursday 1 August 2013

Bon Voyage

Good evening, it's turned into a scorcher again today and I was very happy to get home this evening, the journey on 2 buses really isn't pleasant when the weather is like this lol.

First up I have some news, I won another challenge!  *Points excitedly to the new blinkie in the top left corner*.  I won the beginner challenge at Marvellous Magnolia, I'm soo happy, it's been such a good week for me :)

Ok, on to the card I'm sharing.  I was asked by a work colleague to make a card for a friend of hers who was leaving to go travelling.

I knew right away what image I wanted to use as I'd been eyeing up Pack Light for some time, I just had nothing that I'd use her on so this was perfect. I'd also seen just the papers I wanted to use, so this card almost made itself.

I coloured her with Copics and Promarkers, sorry but I forget to make a note of them.
I must admit is was pretty strange not using very much in the way of embellishments, no ribbon or lace or flowers.  But really it was all about the image and the collage made from the designer papers from Teresa Collins, that carried the theme, I think anything more wouldn't have looked right.
I used a nesties die cut to cut out the map and a Doo-Hickey one for the tag.
The globe was a sample die cut that was sent through with an order from Dies to Die for, I love it that Tracey does that, it's such a nice touch and this one was perfect for this card, I think it's from a Whimsy die. I added some glamour dust to the image, but as usual the photo really doesn't do this stuff justice.
Other than that and a few black pearls and some small butterflies cut with an x-cut punch it was just elements hand cut from the designer papers.

I used more cut outs from the DP to decorate the inside of the card, and tops it with a scalloped oval (these are from X-Cut) and a little bit of liquid pearls.

I was really thrilled with the way this card turned out and my colleague loved it so that was win!
I hope you like it too, if you do, please leave me a comment :)

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:


  1. swoon,omg thats just awesome Linda, she wll love it!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

    1. Thank you so much! Tbh the image and papers did all the work for me :) xx

  2. Gorgeous card Linda, so beautifully coloured and designed!! I have been missing your posts (sorry) as I wasn't folliwing you on bloglovin but I've rectified that now!! Congratulations on your Marvelous Magnolia win.

    Gina xx

    1. Aww, thanks Gina. It's lovely to see your kind comments once again. The win was a lovely surprise, I've been having such a great week! :D xx

  3. Awww its lovely :-) x

  4. This is beautiful!!! Gorgeous card and colors. I am following you on Bloglovin now:)!! hehe:)
    Please join in the fun at Craftin'Boutique:) !!!

    1. Thank you so much! Have had a quick look at the blog and have some cards to make this weekend so I will certainly join in the fun! :) xx

  5. Such a gorgeous card, Linda.
    Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends!

    Hugs Anja

    1. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your lovely comment :) xx

  6. WOW this is GORGEOUS!! I soooo know what you meant when you say the card pretty much made itself. You should see the comments I get when I say that. LMBO! But really, this is something else! Love all those extra's you've put in there and amazing coloring!! Very nice! So happy to have you join our "Warm/Cool Colors" challenge and hope to see you play again!
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  7. Hello Linda!
    Oh wow! This is such an amazing card you're sharing with us at LLC this month! Love your choice of image, she is so cute. You inked her up perfectly too and all of those details are beyond stunning :)

    Thanks for sharing your warm creation with us :)
    Love, Louise

  8. Another WOW, love love all the layers, just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Live and Love Crafts.
    Hugs Tracy x


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Linda xx