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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Floral Umbrella

Hi everyone, well I had my mid placement review at work today and I seem to be on track for passing which is good.  Can't believe I have been there 48 days!  Seems to have gone by so fast and I am learning so much...
This card has been waiting to be blogged for a while as I am not sure whether I actually like the finished effect or not although I love the cute image.  I thought it was about time that I posted it anyway....

 This card was created using Fancy Umbrella 1 from Bugaboo.
I coloured with copics and used some distress inks.  
I have used my sewing machine for the stitching.
The butterflies are a Cheery Lynn die and the doily is Cheery Lynn's French Pastry die.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.





I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Use a digi
Papertake Weekly - Use stitching
Sassy Cheryls - Butterflies
Hippity with Ippity - April Showers

53 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

I love the umbrella images and you have coloured this wonderfully - so pretty
Lisa x

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi such a cute image ! Love your colouring! Gorgeous bright colours. I think the design is fabby too :D

Stamps and Paper said...

This is such a pretty card love the umbrella great colours

Anne

nnalorac said...

This is just so pretty Catherine, love the umbrella image so beautifully coloured. lovely inside and out. Carolxx

DesignerDiva said...

Well we like so I guess that makes it OK lol!
Fab colouring Catherine, you have some great shading on that brolly
Hugs Laurie x

jkreucher said...

This is exquisite! Loving the delicate butterflies! You card is stunning!
thanks so much for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl "butterflies" challenge this week!
Judy

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is fabulous I love it, hugs Pops x

Cards by Alison said...

Catherine this is gorgeous love how you have coloured the umberella
Such a pretty card. Alison xxx

Anita said...

This is gorgeous! Love your coloring and those butterflies are so pretty too.

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous. LOve the image! Fabulous papers and oh! sooo pretty butterflies. LOve it.
Chrissyxx
LOving that stitching too...

maxine said...

lovely card so sweet x

Sarah said...

I love your card so detailed.

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, my lovely...so pretty!
Hugs Tab xxx

Katina said...

It's lovely Catherine! Very pretty image and a lovely vintage feel to the whole design.
xx

Teresa said...

Catherine this is gorgeous, so pretty and love your colouring. Teresa xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiful Hun,love that umbrella,and all the beautiful embellishments hugs Cherylxxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautifully coloured - lovely!

Little K Smith said...

A lovely pretty card hun and I love the butterflies too :)
Kelly.x

melissac said...

Catherine your card is beautiful!! I love the butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!! Blessings!

Carol said...

It's a lovely card Catherine, love soft shabby chicness of it. Carol x

Shelby said...

Gorgeous coloring of the umbrella and the cheery lynn butterflies are just perfect with this design.

Shelby

Debbie said...

This is such a lovely card and sweet image, hugs Debbie x

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! And its colored perfectly. Very lovely design too.. hugs, Linda

Di said...

Beautiful card Catherine - what's not to like?! Great news about your work progress too :) Di xx

jengd said...

Lovely card! What a great array of elements and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Hippity with Ippity!

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty card Catherine. Such a pretty image and I love the vintage feel you have given to your card!
Congrats on your review, my daughter is a Social Worker too! x

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, has a lovely vinatge look to it
hugs

carrie-lee said...

gorgeous card love the subtle colours and then bright imge, works really well xxx

Sue said...

A beautiful card Catherine. Such pretty papers. I love the Bugaboo umbrella image (love Bugaboo too) Sue.x

Irene said...

A gorgeous card Catherine, I love the umberella stamp and your colouring. I love how you decorate the inside of your cards.
luv
irene
xxxx

coops said...

beautiful card catherine.gorgeous pretty image and butterflies :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous Catherine that image of the umbrella is super, I love the colours you used, the embellishments and paper as well as that gorgeous lace all bring this wonderful card together, it is beautiful.
hugs
Lorraine x

Sheena said...

I wish I had an umbrella that looked like that! Lovely butterflies, Sheena xx

Sue said...

Catherine, your card is beautiful, inside and out. Love all your details and the sentiment circle too.

Hugs
Sue

Jeannie said...

So perfect for April and so cute too ~ love the butterflies!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Chris x said...

Catherine, this card is SO beautiful.
Hugs
Chris x

Whisper said...

I'm loving the vintage feel to it, Luv Sam x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Congrats on the mid placement review. Yippeee!
Gorgeous card. . . inside and out. LOVE IT! Such stunning colors.
Thanks for playing in the Butterflies challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's .

Molecraft said...

Well it looks fab to me, I love the image!
Helen x

Kristina said...

Catherine,
Your card is so very pretty!! I love all the elements you put on it, and your image is sweet too! Great card! Thank you for playing with us at Get Hippity with {ippity} Rain or showers challenge!
Peace,
Kristy
(GHWI DT)

Tracy said...

This is really pretty Catherine. :-) That little umbrella is precious and your papers and that yummy peach doily are gorgeous! Hugs!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Very pretty card.

Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Annie said...

I love this....it's so pretty!!

Hugs Ann xxx

Elisabet said...

Catherine this is a lovely card. I really like the peachy colors - they add a sweet softness to the theme. Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Ippity!
Hugs,
Beth

Gemma said...

Beautiful card sweetie...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

~Tammy~ said...

I really love this sweet umbrella image and the butterflies.

Good news on your job!

KraftyKaren said...

Really pretty card - the image is so sweet and those die cut butterflies are beautiful.

Karen

Dora said...

Aww what a fun card, love the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiemnts this week and good luck xxx

Heather said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Pam said...

Those Cheery Lynn dies are amazing! Pretty card, and cute image!!
GHWI DT

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for playing at GHWI.

Julia said...
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Julia said...

Lovely creation!!! Thanks for joining Get Hippity With Ippity!
Hugs,
Julia

About Me

My photo
I am 38 and live with my husband and 2 little dogs called Tessa and Toby. We married in May 2010. I work as a care manager however have finally finished my 4 year social work degree and as long as I have passed I hope not to do any more study for quite a while lol....