Monday, April 20, 2009

Oh So Sweet

Morning folks.....another glorious sunny morning...I am loving this weather....makes you feel so good and am I a happy bunny...have to share with you two beautiful sweet cards I received this week from two extra special little fellas

From JACOB.......who's 3......

and BEN.........who's  coming up 3

Oh I was tickled pink and aren't they so cute
A big Thank You BOYS....they have pride of place on the dresser in the kitchen
Now I must admit to being a little bit nervous of sharing the next one with you all....as you all know I don't use Magnolias....Tildas or Sugar Nellies on my cards......WHY....well they aren't really my scene BUT....when I see the beautiful cards you can make with them.....maybe the old gal is going to have a change of heart..and I received the most gorgeous folder with lots of images from my fabby bloggy bud Dawny well it would have been so rude not to use them.
I am a big fan of 3 extra special.....uber talented ladies and no prizes for guessing who....
BEV.....KIM and RACH
I am googled eyed everytime I visit their blogs....their talent is just phenomenal....so I thought if I am going to have a go......learn from the experts and what I find fascinating is that they all use different colouring mediums....so what does that tell you....doesn't matter what medium you are using...it's just learning the techniques.  I don't own any copics and use Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads for most of my colour work but the principles of shading...highlighting.....where the light is coming from etc  are the same although I must admit....after watching the fabulous COPIC tutorial on RACH'S blog...I may just have to invest...she makes it look so easy.  If you are a copic owner....you must pop over and watch this one....you will learn so much and a big thank you Rach....for sharing this with us all....I know the amount of time and work this must have taken to put together.
So here we go......
Papers: From my all time favourite K & Co.
Blue Awning Collection
Image: Sugar Nellie.. Gorjuss Girls..Sent With Love
Flowers: Prima...Artful Collage
Ribbon: Maya Road
Self Adhesive Pearls from my stash
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads....Brushed Corduroy...Faded Jeans..
Weathered Wood....Walnut Stain
I don't profess to have even a smidgen of these girls talent.....but I had a go and am quite pleased with the result.....but the most important thing....I tried and I had fun and that is what crafting is all about.   So you may be seeing some more of these gorjuss girls in the future.
Well that's it for today folks.....playtime is over and it's back to the DT stuff.....back tomorrow with some sneaky peeks of what I have been working on lately.....YES the brand new CD from FUNKY HAND
to be premiered on Ideal World on 27th April at 6.00pm.    I am loving this one....I know I say that everytime......I guess I am just A BIG FUNKY HAND FAN.....love all of Anice's fabby designs.
But first I am off to sit in the sun with a cup of coffee and just enjoy the early morning sunshine and the peace and quiet......Catch up with you all later.....Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

29 comments:

Helen said...

This is beautiful Kath - love your colouring on the Gorjuss Girl! I have to admit...I'm a bit scared of Tilda...I don't know why she looks odd without a mouth...and the Gorjuss Gils dont?!
Helen x

helen said...

a gorjuss card card Kath, dunno what you was worried about, not suprised you was tickled pink recieving the cards from ben and jacob they are fabulous, enjoy your coffee in the sun
hugs
helen x

Gayle said...

Well...what can I say?
Gorjuss!
That one will never get old!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Alicia said...

Kath this is a gorgeous card. She has such an innocent look about her! You did a fantastic job! I am yet to get into the magnolia stamps myself, when I do if my card works out half as good as yours does I will be very happy! Alicia

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great work kath and the Gorjuss girl looks stunning! I love the shade of blue you have used. Great shading!I agree with you..it is not the medium that you are using..you can learn to colour with any medium if you know how to colour..that is the hard bit !!
Enjoy the sunshine,
Judy xx

scrapjackie said...

Kath you have nothing to be nervous about....its a beautiful card! I have used timmy ink before and they colour images really well. You are such a clever old gal!!

Jackie

scotspanda said...

Well Kath I don't think you have a thing to worry about!! She is really beautifully coloured :o) It is a gorgeous card and I LOVE IT!!

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Cass said...

Gorjuss card Kath.She looks fabby and coloured perfectly.You always do.One of my most fave paper collection too.Love the two cards from the little guys too.Very special.
Hugs
Cass xxx

JACKIE said...

Its gorgeous Kath, Your colouring is amazing...I love the tilda type images have loads but dont use them often enough,enjoying the sunshine here too...everyone at work or school here so enjoying the local holiday off to myself...peace perfect peace :-)...hugs Jackie xx

SannaS said...

A gorgeous card! Very beautiful..
Have a great sunny week!
Hugs, SannaS

Kim Piggott said...

Kath I must admit that I am feeling very humbled by your mention as I am so not in your league of card making! You are totally the mistress in creating all things wonderful and I love to visit and get so much inspiration from your blog.
This card is no exception. Just beautiful! Your colouring is perfect such gorgeous shading and that colour blue is divine!
Such beautiful paper and detail.
Totally perfect in fact I love it!
How lovely to receive two amazing cards by such talented little men!
hugs
kim x

scrappyjacky said...

An absolutely gorjuss card...it's always good to go out of your comfort zone once in awhile!!1

Peggy said...

Kath this is a gorgeous card !!!!
Your colouring is amazing...
How lovely to receive two amazing cards from two little guys.

Hugs,

Peggy

Tip Top said...

Hehehe Jacob will be so pleased to see his card on your blog! Not bad colouring for a 3 year old! This is the first time I've seen the card as it was in the envelope when nursery gave it to me. I think Samuel is making you a scarf - his giraffe is getting the one in progress, so you may have to wait!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow the cards from the boys look great they have done so well and so have you wow love the card you have made your colouring is fab you must do these more often.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Bettythebaglady said...

Kath It's lovely. We have one Magnolia in our house and it's not popular.Why? DH does not like them 'cos they've NO MOUTH.I find them a little strange too BUT I did use mine and was forced to add a mouth. It took ages to get it looking right. I didn't useed to do twee but I didn't do Japanese either at one time! The boys have done well and that's the biggest kick I get from crafting-passing it on and sharing XXXXhugs

Carol said...

This is coloured so beautifully Kath and the whole card is gorgeous!....like you i have never liked the 'children without mouths' images, which i'm afraid is what i see them as!! However the card is stunning as always :)


Hugs
Carol x
p.s.I did find one blogger that drew mouths on her Tilda's and they looked SO much nicer!

Freddie Foo Foo said...

Kath those cards are GORGE m'dear! xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Kath!
She is so lovely you have coloured her so beautifully,I hope to see more of her on your blog!

Emma xxx

Terrie B x said...

Two Beautiful cards from two very `beautiful` boys Kath..You must be sooo proud....Fab Fab Fab..I love it!!!
and Well I tell ya your colouring is just absolute `Gorgeous` baby along with the very `gorgeous` card...
I`m sooo lovin the hot!!!weather ..glad you are tooo..YAHHHH Have a lovely Tuesday My `friend:)♥

Enfys said...

Colouring is fantastic Kath, go get some copics NOW, you will love them and can't wait to see what you would do with them
hugs
En xx

Dawn said...

Aww bless your cards from your wee boys are so cute!!

Eeeh me thinks you could be converted and end up lost in Sugar Nellie Land!!!
Gorgeous card and the colouring is perfect!

Dawn
xx

Jozza said...

Yummy! You've done a much better job than I could! A truly Gorjuss card.

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kathy!!!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
Marvellous image!
Hugs, Mumur

stampingheaven said...

Totally love this card Kath it is stunning. your colouring is fantastic. I have to agree with you these 3 girls rock! Rach tutorial has made me think about copics too not sure though due to the pennies they cost.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Beautiful card Kath, just love this Gorjuss Girl and your colouring is fabulous.
Hugs
Carole x

Desire Fourie said...

Just for the record, I am also a huge fan/follower of three super talented ladies you've mentioned here. Would never say this is your first attempt ... you've definitely captured the direction of the light in the image. Beautiful creation. Hugs from Desire

melody said...

kath that card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
and your coloring rawks chickie ~ i love it!

Tasha said...

Kath another stunning card - im running out of adjectives lol! It beautiful love the paper you have used against the blue - gorgeous and your colouring is just fab
love tasha xx

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