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Saturday, 4 October 2014


Happy Saturday everyone, hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend, and for those of you who make cards, its World Card Making Day today :)

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a very special reason. 

Now I'm sure those of you who follow my blog regularly know that I often do GDT work around my regular DT slots.  It gives me an opportunity to work with different artists that I love, showcasing their designs in my own style.  Usually I just take up offers when I can fit them in and don't go actively looking, but Saturated Canary is having a GDT call and I just couldn't resist.  

To give you some history, Saturated Canary images are one of the reasons I got into stamping and colouring in the first place.  I stumbled across somebody's blog where they'd used a SC image on a card and loved the image so much I googled for Saturated Canary Images......well I'm sure you can imagine the vast array of results I got.  Clicking on one of them led me to Bev Rochester's blog and I followed that by email (I had no blog at the time), and after a few weeks I decided I would try my hand at stamping and colouring. I bought quite a few SC digis and boy was choosing hard!

So SC images were one of my first loves in the world of stamping and that love has not faded with time, I love Krista's stamps, both digi and rubber and love to colour them up in both Copics and Distress Inks (and occasionally Inktense Pencils), so when I saw the GDT call I just had to try as it's been a dream of mine for a while to work with the DT, they have inspired me soooo much!

Anyway, enough waffle, this is my entry:

This is Saturated Canary's  Kit, she's a digital stamp and she's a required image for the call, isn't she adorable? Love that face and hair. I had a hard time deciding whether to colour her with Copics or Distress Inks, but in the end I went with DIs as I thought they would go well with the Pion papers that I chose. These are from the  My Precious Daughter collection. The beautiful sentiment is cut from the same collection. I've distressed. inked and stitched all my layers, and used a little shabby pink frantage around the image.

Colours used:

Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Fired Brick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Clothes: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Broken Twigs

I used a lot of heart motives to complement her hairstyle. I must admit it was quite hard getting the balance right on the card, because the extra height caused by the plaits makes this image quite tall in relation to the width. In hindsight I should have gone with a different shape card to balance it out, but instead I blanaced it by the use of shapes to break up the squareness of the card. I used the largest dies from my Spellbinders plain and scalloped heart nesties, a La-La Land Crafts Heart Doily die and an oval from the MFT Pierced Ovals Stax. The beautiful pearl heart on the bow is from The Handcrafted Card Company and I coloured the diamantes with my copics

The lace (almost hidden), pearls, pink tulle trim and ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl. Flowers are from Wild ORchid Crafts.

 To finish I used more paper from the collection, another Spellbinders heart with another  Heart Doily behind and a few flat back pearls.

Hope you like it and wish me good luck on the GDT call, I would so love to be chosen, but there are only 2 spots available and lots of talented people entering, so I need all the luck you can send!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Live and Love Crafts #28 PINK anno 2014

This card is available for sale in my Etsy shop


Happy crafting and enjoy your weekend! :) xx


  1. Wow! This is just incredible. Fantastic colouring and beautiful crafting and design. Best of luck.

  2. Well what can I say that I haven't already said a hundred times before, THIS IS A STUNNER !
    It's sure to catch the eye of the DT call team, her face is adorable and you have captured her expression beautifully with your colouring and shading. As always your card is loaded with wonderful embellishments and flowers, it's just gorgeous. Good luck and hope you hear good news soon.

  3. This card is stunning, Linda! I think you most definitely are an asset to any Design Team lucky enough to have you. I always love the way you color your images and how beautiful the inside of the card looks as well. The recipients of your work are really getting a wonderful treasure. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

  4. This is truly stunning Linda. Wonderful colouring, gorgeous papers and amazing attention to detailing.
    Good luck with the GDT call, it's clear to see that you love their images and your would such a big asset to the team.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Fingers crossed for you Linda, because I think you really deserve that spot at Saturated Canary! Amazing coloring and stunning background for this fabulous stamp - this card has it all! Have a nice weekend!
    Anna xxx

  6. Wowzer Linda, this is so stunning. I love how you have coloured Kit and the design has so much gorgeousness.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Wow Wow Wow! She has Sooooo much detail for DI love her tiny little face! Your Layers are Amzaing as Always. Good luck with your Entry I would pick you!:)

  8. Its so beautiful your card.
    Hugs Astrid

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Linda with such beautiful layers and colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. OMG Linda this is absolutely stunning! Love the colours and your fab colouring, gorgeous shapes and wonderful embellishments. You would be an incredible asset to the team - wishing you lots of luck!!
    Gina xx

  11. Very beautiful Linda!
    Love the way you colored the dress!!

  12. Such a perfect creation, your colouring looks incredible! I so hope you get the GDT position because you absolutely deserve it, fingers crossed for you! :)

  13. Incredible beauty - that's what this is, Linda... Perfect card! :)

  14. Very sweet card with gorgeous layer and embellishment work. Thanks for linking up to LLC's pink challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  15. My jaw dropped when I saw this. It's spectacular!!! Carefully thought through til the very last detail. I have no doubt they will choose you as one of their guest designers - they would be crazy not to!!! Good luck!
    Hugs! xx


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Linda xx