Monday, February 15, 2010

hurry spring...

Now that Valentine's Day is behind us I am really ready for spring. The days have been getting a little longer and soon the clocks will spring ahead. I am so looking forward to that!
Just Magnolia has a challenge this week....LOVE! I know my card looks like a spring theme...but I placed lots of hearts on it! For my hearts sticking out of the grass I used a pin with a pearl on the end, punched out some hearts and then glued them on the pearl. The grass is made by cutting some blades of grass different lengths and then rolling it to form a patch of grass. I remember in grade school using this technique to make lanterns so I thought I would scale it down somewhat and make grass.
When I coloured Tilda I rememered seeing a tutorial that you could colour with copics and make it look like you used distress inks! So I tried that out as well. Here is the link to try it out if you like as well.







I hope you have a wonderful day. Today it is "Family Day" in Canada. So the family is probaly going to watch some great Olympic events!

35 comments:

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  2. Hi Christine, Very cute card!! I love all of the folds. The coloring is great along side the colors and DP.
    Have a wonderful Family Day.
    hugs, Janiel

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  3. Christine, love this card. What fun with all the folds. Your Tilda looks awesome and the grass is so cute with those little heart flowers. Very creative. I think all of us that live in snow country are so ready for Spring, so your card was a welcome releif, even if just for a few minutes. Loving all the Olympic coverage as well!

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  4. Beautiful card, you have lots of lovely ideas. Elaine

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  5. Oh this is a very sweet card. Love the soft colors, and the gate is super cute!!
    hugs, Elly

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  6. Oh my! This is just the sweetest!! You are just so talented!

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  7. Another gorgeous card my friend! I love your copic colouring technique on this Tilda! All your details - the grass, hearts, fence are so amazingly beautiful! Let's hope it brings Spring quickly!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  8. Beautiful card Christine, love the soft colouring.

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  9. Wow, beautiful. You are on a roll. Almost one a day. LOL. I couldn't even try to keep up. I love how this one looks like a little house. So adorable. Guess we're going to be needing a paper run soon. LOL. Fantastic job.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  10. fabulous shading and great folds too, just beautiful
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  11. This is fabulous Christine, I really like the grass! Isn't it funny how you sometimes remember something you did at school and manage to adapt it to another use lol. Since I am catching up I must tell you how much I love your previous two cards as well. You always inspire me with your lovely cards.

    Kat x

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  12. First of all what a gorgeous card. Love the folds and sweet Tilda. Thanks for the link will check it out.
    mwah
    Trace

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  13. So beautiful Christine!! Its lovely to see something new, this is a fabulous idea and Tilda looks gorgeous, very pretty colours too.
    Have a wonderful "Family Day",
    Angela x

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  14. This is wonderful Christine, what a clever design and your colouring is fantastic!! I would love to plant some of those bloomin' hearts plants in my yard!! Happy Family Day too!!
    Stephanne

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  15. Naaaw Christine this is absolutely gorgeous! The sweet papers and the soft colouring just look gorgeous together and girl you are just WAY to clever, as always you just BLOW me away, I always love stopping by to see your newest creation :)
    Hugs Kel xx

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  16. Ahhhhhhhhh....pink and blue, polka dots and gingham, outstanding coloring....what a DARLING card!

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  17. Another really clever card Christine! I love your understated hearts, colour palette and colouring! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  18. Christine, it's just me again. LOL...... I just read your comment and I have to say that you made my day!! THANK YOU!!!! come on down!!! It's warmer here as today it was 75 degrees!! I just had my Mom here for a month with me working on cards and getting tips and tricks..LOL...SO anytime your ready just give me a heads up as I would love to get some of your little tips and hints!! BIG BIG HUGS..Janiel

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  19. Such a pretty card.. love the scene you have made here.. everything is just beautiful..
    Hugs, Linda

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  20. What a beautiful Tilda. I love how you colored her - I'll have to check out that tutorial. Your soft colors are so pretty. I hate that I missed four of your posts. I scrolled down and they're all awesome. Your cupcake card is so cute. No, we never got our snow. Too close to the water I guess. My son, who lives about 15 minutes from us had snowflakes, and north of here they actually got snow that stuck, but alas, we did not. :( Hugs,

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  21. Oh this is just tooooo cute!!! perfect choice of colours and images - LOVE her garden too!!!
    xXx

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  22. Hi Christine, beautiful card, love the design and the colouring is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  23. WOWWEEEE Christine, this is an awesome card. I love everything about it - all the folds, your DP, the colouring. Super super super. hugs Sharon x p.s. Enjoy your Family Day. You're looking forward to Spring and I'm looking forward to Autumn - we've had rain today, yay!!!!

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  24. WOW! This is really nice Christine. Great job.

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  25. Christine, love this gorgeous card, fab shape with all the fun folds. Tilda is adorable & the grass is so creative with the little heart flowers. I too am enjoying the Olympic coverage. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  26. Wow, Christine! You're just getting better and better! I missed some cards and they are all absolute gorgeous! Hugs Nilla

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  27. This is beautiful Christine, what a great deisgn and fabulous colouring.

    Liza x

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  28. Oh! my God, it's so sweet; great job!!! Congrats.
    Hugs
    Lena

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  29. Hi Christine! Love your card! Tilda is so adorable and love your coloring...the fence and flowers...awesome details!
    Pam Going Postal

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  30. This is totally GORGEOUS!!! Christine, how beautiful this card is. I LOVE those colors you used and the layout of your card is Awesome!!! such a beautiful spring card!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  31. Oh what a fun design!!! Gorgeous coloring!!! Stunning!! I love every detail Christine!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  32. OMGosh Christine this is absolutely adorable and fabulous! Tilda looks so pretty you've coloured her perfectly! I love this fancy gate fold card just soooo sweet!
    Hugs,t

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