Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shimmer Redkelp & Otto...

Finally some time to sit down and do some blogging again... I had the house full with visitors this past weekend. My mum and dad, and my auntie too, came friday afternoon and stayed until monday afternoon. It was good to see them all again. We talked a lot, ate a lot and drank a lot.... ehmm... a little bit of red wine.
The only downside of having them, was that I received some much wanted mermaid stamps (by Amy Young /Sweet November Stamps) just before my visitors arrived... and I had to put them away the entire weekend - the stamps, not the visitors;P -and be social instead... lol... and then I had work on Tuesday, so it wasn't until last night I got to sit down and play with my new stamps.
It was hard to decide wich one I wanted to try out first, but I decided on Shimmer Redkelp and her sweet otter Otto. Isn't she the most gorgeous stamp? I'm sooo in love with these mermaids (I got a couple more that I haven't played with yet...). I knew from the first time I saw them that I needed to own a few...
I have used Promarkers to colour in with (Cocoa, Cinnamon, Blush, Vanilla, Dusky pink, Ivory, Blossom, Cool aqua, Duck egg, Mandarin, Pumpkin, Apricot and Blender). The sentiment was sent to me in the post a while back, so I don't know anything about it. I've also used a MS punch, some ribbon and brads. The flower is made with one of my crocheted flowers (it's so much fun to crochet these, and it only takes a few minutes. I can write down the pattern if anyone is interested), some torn and distressed book pages and a brad.
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #60 - handmade flowers
Passion for ProMarkers: week 70 - make your own flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar: #122 - anything goes.
Thanks for looking!
EDIT: You can find the pattern to my flowers HERE.


Melissa Craig said...

This is lovely! I really love the crocheted flower, it's beautiful!! I need to sit and make a bunch of these because I really love how they look. I would love the pattern. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Pink lady said...

Et flott vennskapskort!
Søt havfrue:-), koselig tekst stempel og herlig punch kant.

Vi skal ha treff på Skedsmokorset til fredag kl 17. Koselig om du kan komme. Mere info på bloggen min:-)

Klem Laila.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tonje, what a pretty card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Your flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Angela said...

Your flower is very pretty and creative...I love all the layers! Love your coloring as well.... Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

oheidia said...

Hærlig kort da! Og det stemplet har jeg aldri sett før - er så morsomt å se ukjente stempler bli brukt. Det var forresten veldig fint. Flotte farger og liker teksten du har brukt.

Håper vi sees snart!

Tofo said...

Ja tenker det var koselig å få familien på besøk! Og nå har du jo fått tid til å lage et nytt fint kort også:) Ser gøy ut med disse kortene dine, sikkert en kjekk hobby!

Klem fra Turid;)

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Tonje. Love the image you've used and the flower also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Vicky said...

Beautiful card...
Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw

Guro said...

Nydelig!!! Skjønn havfrue og veldig søt tekst :-)
Ha en fin dag!
Klem Guro

Emma said...

A beautiful card, gorgeous colours and flower.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Ingrid said...

What a lovely card you've made. Like it how you placed the image next to the text. And your flower is sooo nice.
Thanks for joining the sugar girls this week.
Hugs Ingrid

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a totally fabulous card Tonje!
kim x

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Tonje!! Gorgeous layout and I love your crochet flower! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

Amy said...

Another beautiful card Tonje, you've really captured the ocean feel with your papers in these cards! Love your crocet flower, it looks amazing! And your coloring is again flawless, Tonje...just fabulous!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is beautiful, and your flower is gorgeous. I would love to have a pattern to make some of these. I love how you used paper from a book it just add so much depth to your flower.Thanks for joining us in our Home Made flowers challenge at TMS.

Theresa said...

Cute card. I love the crocheted flower. I haven't crocheted in years and would love to have some...Maybe you could do a video tutorial.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Theresa

Andie's Space said...

Hi Tonje,
This is gorgeous. Love the image & your colouring is beautiful. Such a lovely layout & the flowers is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Debs said...

a really lovely card..thanks for joining us at PFP ...Debs x