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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Free Papers

Good morning all, hope you are having a sunny Saturday.  After the most awful week of wet (my shoes are still drying out after their drenching on Tuesday), today we have wall to wall light and warmth.  Lovely job.

Now then, I bet many of you will have bought Simply Cards & Papercraft this month because of the free gift - the LOTV/Nitwits papers and birthday stamp - yep I bought them as well, in fact I bought two copies as I love those Bonnets & Bowties papers, and I was thrilled to discover some of the new "solids" papers in there too, which promptly lead me to buy the proper pad from LOTV, and the other two pads as well while I was there of course.  I think I need to learn the meaning of restraint!

Anyway, here is what I did with my free papers:

Stamped image is Whimy/Wee (Sylvia Zet) "Emily"
Coloured in Distress Inks (ReInkers) with Polychromos pencils for her hair
I patiently measured and cut 21 rectangles (with scissors I must add)
I found my Nestie oval die was the wrong shape for Emily so I used my old but faithful
WS Template oval, which again was hand cut (so a bit of a wobble)
And of course the sentiment is the free one that came with the papers

Have yourselves a super weekend, whatever you are up to

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Gaby Dierx said...

A nice one again!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Claire said...

So sweet and so pretty. Hugs, Claire x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Beautiful creation Squirrel, love those papers.


Jacki Daniels said...

Yep I broughtn it to because of the gorrrrrrrrrjuss papers in there I do love nitwits papers
and you have done a grand job with them too they fit the image so well love it
Have a great weekend
Jacki x

Annette said...

This is LOVELY and I love how you've done her hair. I struggle with the DI reinkers with hair and usually resort to the 2 DI markers that I have for that bit. You can really see the strands in yours, she's fab. And the papers are gorgeous. You've done a great job with the hand cutting, and the oval is perfect. I know what you mean about 'not the right shape'. I don't know how many times I've got my nesties out only to find out they're not large enough for my image, and I've had to go back to a plain square, or circle (I have a circle cutter so can cut any size) but then my nesties are neglected. :0(

ps when's my flippin' magazine going to be delivered! Postie is DEFINITELY off my xmas card list (which he's probably pleased about to be honest as it'll be one less to deliver, but that's not the point).


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. I love the sweet image, as always your colouring is so beautiful and I agree - those papers are wonderful.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

She is beautiful Squirrel and can only add to the compliments about her wonderful hair!! Love the patchwork effect too xx

Joey said...

Hiya Hunny, this is gorgeous, such a pretty lady. Joey x

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful image Squirrel and gorgeous colouring...her hair looks fabulous and love the papers..only have to wait 3 months and the mag will here in NZ..I scan my favourite paper onto my PC and can have them forever..


Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Restraint?! What are you talking about, Woman?! Just think about the other things you could have bought from LOTV too! ;) Pffft.
Loved all your messages on my Blog.
Now, this card.... super pretty. Love, love, love xxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is adorable Squirrel, I like the image and the design with the papers.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Very pretty papers, and a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured :o)
Jackie xx

Helen in the UK said...

This is a gorgeous image, but you've made her sublime with your brilliant colouring. Love how you've used the pencils to create the strands in her hair. Beautiful :)

Doreen said...

Love the design and fab papers.xxx


Absolutely gorgeous Squirrel love the image beautiful colour's and design thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.really love the gorgeous image and beautiful papers and colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Restraint? What is this 'restraint' thing that you speak of?? On second thought I don't want to know.

I love this card! The papers and the colors are so pretty. I can see why you had to have them. Yummy!

Kat W said...

I'm having a little catch up and will apologise now that I'm not going to be able to pop a comment on all your lovely cards but this one needed a special comment because of the AMAZING colouring! Look at that hair - so textured and gorgeous...if you ever say your colouring isn't up to scratch I shall refer you to this card!
Big hugs, Kat xx

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