Monday, 30 January 2012


...Post: Hello World!
...Competition entry: Going Buggy Challenge #1, Young Crafters Unite Challenge #6, Papertake Weekly Happy Highlights.
...Inking of Gorjuss Little Foxes Stamp.

I enjoy reading Enfys' Blog- Going Buggy, so when I saw she was running her first challenge, it spurred me on to some firsts as well. Having a focus really helps when you're starting out, so now I had my main colours: Red, White & Grey (or Black).

Where to next? Young Crafters Unite have a great sketch challenge running this month and I saw my card begin to take shape. Here's the sketch:

I turned the sketch 45° to fit on a spring fold card.

Then I saw the challenge at Papertake Weekly and I knew exactly which image my Glossy Accents & my Stickles were calling out for.

I've layered her pocket and flowers for depth, added glossy accents to her boots and flowers for shine and finally red stickles on the pocket heart for some glitter.


Stamps: Gorjuss Little Foxes, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs, Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Posy Patch, Scallop punch
Paper: Doodlebug Design Inc, red card from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Glitter glue
This is the first time I've coloured dark hair and the first outing for some of my Promarker colours. So hopefully this is the first of many more posts.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit.


  1. This is so striking Gra, the dimension, colours and design really pop. Thank you so much for entering my challenge, and good luck
    Enfys x

  2. For a first outing in blog land, very good. But your cards have being wonderful for a long time.

  3. Its absolutely gorgeous Gra, hope to see more of your wonderful card making!!

  4. Just became your first follower, the first of many I am sure.

  5. Hi Gráinne,
    great colouring on the image, love the card and your interpretation of the sketch.
    Breedeen :)

  6. Welcome to Blogland! =) This is so striking - graphic but lovely and feminine at the same time - and I love the interesting fold! Thanks so much for your nice comment about my puppy card.=) I have an addiction for cuteness. LOL Hope to see more of your work soon! ~ Christy

  7. thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.your cards beautiful and I love how you put colours down for others .thanks for sharing x

  8. beautiful - love your colouring - did I say beautiful?!!

  9. Beautiful card Gra, love that image and you've coloured her brilliantly. Welcome to blogland, hope to see you around and thanks for popping in to mine!


  10. Its time you posted another card here lol, I am dying to see more of your lovely creations:)

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words too!!!
    When I saw the beautiful card I pressed home to see more but this was your one and only.... Oh my you got to give us more Girl!!!!

  12. A lovely pretty card - your gorjuss girl is beautifully coloured :)

  13. Such a fun card! Love the pretty girl image =) Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge!

  14. What a striking card, I love the colours and papers you used. Thanks for the comments on my blog, I love the pig as well.
    Claire xxx


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