Monday, 3 May 2010

Weekend away and a birthday

Yesterday was my good friend, Alison's birthday and here is a picture of the card that I made for her.

As with all my Magnolia cards, I had great fun making it. The images are Sweet Tilda, Tree Corner, Open Gate, Tilda's Butterflies and Bees. It has all been coloured with Copics, which I won't list for you because you'd simply be reading for too long - I seemed to have nearly all my pens out on the table by the time I'd finished!

With 20/20 hindsight (always a major benefit! Lol!) I would have watercoloured the background I created with the various stamps, simply because I think it would have been quicker and easier but I'm happy with the result I achieved. Not so happy with the dull photos taken on a dull day. Here's another one of the inside of the card.

Anyway, since it has a summery feel to it, I thought I'd enter it for the Lili of the Valley Challenge. Also, because it has butterflies and flowers on it, I'm entering it for the Sir Stampalot Challenge

The weekend away? Alison and I went to an Art from the Heart Journalling 1 weekend. It started on Friday evening and finished on Sunday afternoon and was packed with information and fun. Dyan taught us all so much and stretched us all into producing work of a type that virtually all of us had not tried before. If you haven't tried Art Journalling before, I heartily recommend it (sorry about the pun!!) Anyway, I know we'll both be going back for more.

When I feel a bit more confident about what I'm producing, I'll upload some journal pages for you all to see.


  1. Blimey, you're quick off the mark getting back to blogging. I'm still trying to catch up on what I've missed. It was a brill weekend, wasn't it, and thank you so much for the beautiful card and papers. I feel really spoilt, x

  2. Hi Diane
    oh wow what a gorgeous bday card, luv the scene you have made, lovely soft colours, very pretty card, sue,x

  3. and so you should be confident creating stunners like this beautiful card Diane...stunning card
    Mina xxx

  4. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

  5. Fabulous card, love the design and sweet image. Thanks for joining LOTV this week x

  6. Hi there Diane
    oh my goodness, wow wee, this IS SPECIAL,your art work is it so so much.
    hugs chris xx
    thanks for joining us in thr Sir Stampalot challenge.

  7. Absolutely beautiful, love the scene you have created. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  8. Beautiful! Great colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  9. Hi Diane

    This really is such a pretty card, you have created a lovley scene with all the magolia and other elements.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge and good luck.

    B x

  10. Fab card with such sweet images
    Thanks for Joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  11. Beautiful coloring Diane! I can see I need this tree! lol
    Do you stamp the images in brown or gray? I clicked to enlarge your photo and it doesn't look like black! Very nice!
    Pam Going Postal

  12. This is really beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x


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