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Monday, 26 March 2012

Thunder Lizzy

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't been around for a while.  I still have a  few more busy weeks ahead, just trying to catch up with everything,  have been quiet busy with hospital appointments for Mum too...also need to sort my craft room again, as Liam will be here next week (and this doubles as his bedroom..have to move quiet a lot, as you can imagine what a four year old can get up too lol!!) Steve and family are coming for a week....can't wait!!
I've just finished a card for Liam as he is four this week...where has time gone too, it doesn't seem five minutes since he was born.
Anyway on to my card...I loved this stamp as soon as I saw it, it's from the Crissy Armstrong collection at Whimsy Stamps I have really enjoyed colouring this one in, and have got a little of my mojo back, as my colouring wasn't going where I wanted it too, I found a lovely blog, Moni  makes the most beautiful cards and her colouring is stunning, she has a lovely tutorial on colouring with Prismas which I found really helpful.  I'm not very good with colour, so some of her tips really helped! I also think the paper I was using wasn't quiet right for Prismas, coloured this on a more rough paper, it's one I got from one of the shows, I also use it to make my card bases .. I do think it gives the pencils more density of colour. (sorry don't know the name of it but it is 300gm weight).  The papers I used are absolutely gorgeous, they were a birthday present from Deb a few years ago, I was going to use them to scrapbook Liam when he was a baby...and now he's four lol!! I just love this pennant die from Whimsy stamps too..lots of things you can do with them!!

A peek at the inside



Card Recipe:
Image: Thunder Lizzy (Crissy Armstrong..Whimsy Stamps)
Card & Paper: Bazzill, Archaic by Basic Grey
Dies: Banner Pennant die set (Whimsy stamps) 
Alphabet: Die-versions (bought at Harrogate show)
Embellishments: Lizard charm, twine, buttons (My stash)
Prisma colours I used were - sage green, lime peel, olive green, kelp green,  terracotta, sandbar, dark umber, pele vermillion, pink

Challenges I would like to enter:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Craft your days away - Just for men/boys with buttons
Simon Says - Bingo (Charms, diecuts, twine)
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Bakers Twine
Shopping our Stash - Buttons and Bows

Thank you for stopping by today, really do appreciate all your lovely comments, please leave a footprint so I can see what you've been up to also..have a lovely week mwah!!
Biggest of hugs,
Marjorie
xx




39 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning card for a boy. Love the design and the BG cardstock.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  2. I love this card Marjorie.
    Great image,papers..everything! My six year old daughter would love it too. She is mad about dinos.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  3. Love this gorgeous card Marjorie.xxx

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  4. Oh, this is so cute! Perfect card for a little boy!

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  5. This is one adorable card for a wee boy, love the image. So glad I popped over from MIM. Carolxx

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  6. I love your card, Majorie, perfect for a little boy! The layout and how you did his name is just wonderful!

    Thx for sharing with us on Make It Monday honey!

    Mary x

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  7. What a darling card. Love your coloring!
    Hugs and smiles

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  8. Thanks for your comments on my blog much appreciated i realise you came from MIM so am returning the comment.... love this card i am just no good at boy cards lol i do try as i have grandsons but always find them a challenge... have a great day...

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  9. Beautiful card, Liam will love it. Great image. Hazel x

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  10. Such a fun card, glad I saw it on MIM!

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  11. Wow!!!! this is stunning Marjorie, love the dinosaur and fab papers,amaing colouring hun. ooh! did I say I love it! Good luck with the craftroom shuffle.

    Donna x

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  12. stunning card marjorie.i love how you have coloured the dino and fab papers ;D

    xx coops xx

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  13. Your card is fabulous! Love the image and papers! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  14. Aww Marjorie this is a gorgeous image! Great job of colouring it up and love the whole composition :)

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  15. Wow!!!! this is stunning Marjorie, love the dinosaur and fab papers........

    Hugs
    Bella

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  16. Fantastic! Saw you at MIM and may have to CASE you for my Godson's birthday in May. He's 5 and also Dinosaur mad! lol

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  17. Morning sweetie I absolutely love this creation fabulous colours to, big happy hugs love Pops x x x

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  18. This is so cute. I love the image my daughter would be in heaven.I Saw your project on MIM.
    Hugs

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  19. Hi Marjorie this is one ACE card for a little boy, the image and those papers are terrific.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  20. Gorgeous card Marjorie, so cute and so beautifully coloured :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  21. Majorie this card is perfect! I hope that Liam loves it as much as I do. Your work is sensational. Thanks for sharing!
    Stamping Shanni

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  22. Funniest thing today, you can't colour! LOL Your cards always amazes me and they are stunning. You are creating treasures for your family and friends hun. Stunning card!
    Love n hugs
    Marie
    PS Thank you for always cheering me up. You have know idea how much it means. Have a good time with your family!
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  23. Lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Craft your days away, and good luck..

    Caz x CYDA DT

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  24. Hi Marjorie! This is so DARLING! I love your colouring and these dp's you've used are just PERFECT with this! Love how you put the twine around and attached that lizard charm .. gosh everything is so lovely on here!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  25. Marjorie this is goreous and your colouring on that dinosaur is just brilliant love it xxxxxxxx

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  26. So adorable - love the dinosaur. Great layout too! Saw it on MIM.

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  27. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at SWC!

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  28. Great card - thanks for playing along at Craft Your Days Away.

    Amanda

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  29. Hi Marjorie

    What an awesome card!! Liam will love it!! Sounds like fun having him come and stay with you.

    I have featured this fantastic card on my Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week. Always lovely to have you join us.

    Michelle :o)

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  30. eek Im not sure about a four year old in my stash either Majorie lol...gorgeous dinosaur and your colouring of it is perfection
    Mina xxx

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  31. That is one awesome dinosaur! I want him! Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  32. What a brilliant card for a four year old Marjorie!! Have a wonderful time with your family.
    xx

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  33. wow what a great card he will love it the colouring is brilliant you have made it look si real with the speckled look well done I love it Dorothyx

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  34. What a fabulous card Marjorie - ideal for a 4-year-old boy! Your colouring is superb, and I love the bunting stamp.
    Sylvia xx

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  35. Wow Marjorie, I am blown away by this card. It is just too perfect for a little boy. Your colouring is wonderful. I am addicted to copics and haven't tried Prismas yet, but oh boy, do I wanna now!
    Tracey
    x

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  36. Marjorie Im just catching up , your cards are fab this one is amazing inside and out well done . I hope you are haveing a nice Easter and will be back soon Hugs Elaine

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  37. This is so fantastic, I hardly know where to begin. You chose perfect papers that match the image well. Your colouring is really superb. I love your shading and highlighting. It gives the image a 3D effect. Your little embellishments, like the little lizard charm, twine and buttons are perfect and add that something extra to make this card really stand out. Just wonderful!!!

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  38. Marjorie your cards really are very good!!

    Blogger should do a 'like' button like Facebook. You can tick it then if you don't have time to comment so people know that you stopped by and like their card!

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  39. This dino is so cute! Liam is a very happy little boy to have such a talented grandmother who makes him such nice cards!

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