Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Let's celebrate

Hello .....

I must firstly appologise for my absence from blog land.
We decided to go away in the caravan for a week to relax after the Christmas and New Year, we ended up in Bridlington, and had a lovely week with lots of walks along the beach with Millie (dog), and the weather was very kind to use.

I did put the week to use crafting wise..........my lovely hubby bought me some Inktense Pencils for Christmas,  I had a little try at Christmas but just could not get the hang of them so I was going to put them away and stick to my distress inks and promarkers, but decided to have another go took them away with me to practice, I still need lots of practice especially with skin/faces, but I am now a little bit happier using them, and will keep practising!

What colours does everyone else use for skin tones?

This is an image that I have coloured with Inktense Pencils

 I have used a penny black stamp from Critter Party transparent set, and I am ashamed to say that I have had these stamps for over a year and not used them, I know I should be ashamed......
I just love these little mice, and was relatively happy with my colouring, I decided to keep the card CAS so I did not divert away from the image.
 I used a stitched square from die namics and the background is an  A4 Embossalicious folder die cut with a stitched square from a blueprint die set.
The sentiment is a stamp from LOTV

I will be back later to catch up on some blog visits.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

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  1. Oh Gail this is so cute, a lovely card, xxxx

  2. Such a sweet card Gail, I love the embossing and of course the image is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  3. What a beautiful card Gail, so very elegant and the eye is really drawn to the sweet PB focal image.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. This is fabulous Gail.. loving the embossed frame around the gorgeous image... and beautifully coloured too!

    Christine x

  5. What a beautiful card!!! Love the sweet image you used!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  6. Glad to hear you had a lovely week away :) Such a gorgeous card and your colouring looks beautiful! I use Baked Earth and Carmine Pink for skin tones (I blend them straight on the paper but some people prefer to mix them on an acrylic block).

    1. Thanks for that, will give these colours a try.

  7. This is so sweet - love the clean design.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  8. This is soooo pretty and love the clean and simple lines.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  9. Love the card Gail, this is such a sweet old PB stamp isn't it.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our Something Old, Something New challenge.
    Hugs Kimx

  10. Amazing card Gail - love this adorable image! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time - good luck and hope to see you again soon

    Sue xx


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Gail xx