Saturday, 28 April 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 129 - Congratulations!

Hello Everyone!

Another great big "HELLO" to all my new followers - I'm totally blown away by your kind words and overwhelmed at the response to the blog candy - so thank you!

The weather here this week has been pants - tons of rain and then some more rain and to finally top it off just a little more rain - yuk - me no likey!


The challenge this week over at Totally Gorjuss is "Congratulations" and what a great theme this is; there are just loads of possibilities for this challenge and if you do get stuck and need some inspiration, make sure you pop over to the Totally Gorjuss blog and feast your eyes on the awesome creations the lovely DT ladies have made for you.

Oops nearly forgot - the most generous sponsor for this week's challenge is the one and only Fantastic Ribbons.

Here is the card I made for the challenge:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks "Annies Diploma"
Digi Papers:  Basic Grey "Black Tie"
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E19 E17 E15 E13
Dress:  R29 R27 R25 R22
Graduation Cap & Gown:  C8 C7 C6 C5 C4 C3
Scroll / Diploma:  E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1

I have used 'Black Soot' Distress Ink around the edges of the card.

I made the little rosette thing myself without a die - I was well chuffed with myself even if I did manage to burn my fingers a couple of times sticking it together with the hot glue gun!

One final picture of the inside of the card:


And there you have it!

I do hope you can join in the fun with us - it's so great to see what you make and gives me tons of inspiration!

Thanks for popping by and having a read - I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle pip.

66 comments :

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Hazel. Stunning little image that and your papers are divine. Colouring matches them perfectly. We done on the hand made rosette. Looks fab! hugs Sharon x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Hazel - your colouring is amazing and the rosette is fabulous :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Tracey T said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Hazel. I love your colouring and the layout inside and out is beautiful. Have a lovely weekend, Tracey xx

rachel said...

beuatiful card Hazel - perfect in preparation for all of the upcoming exams! Love the colours! Hugs Rachel xx

Star said...

A stunning card Hazel. Your colouring is amazing. Great choice in backing papers too. Love your rosette. Glad to see the rain hasn't washed you away, thank goodness we had sunshine yesterday and it's out again today.
Eileen x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card sweetie ♥

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Hazel your card is gorgeous (totally)! A really cute image and what a fab rosette love it all xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card card Hazel, love the colours and layout, that rosette really sets it off! Sorry I've missed you recently,

hugs Vicky x x x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Hazel,love the wonderful image and colour choices.xxx

kanda said...

Hi Hazel ~ what a super card. I love the colours & the rosette is brilliant
kanda x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Hazel. You make the most fantastic creations and this is another one. I love your colouring. The paper combinations and colours, really highlight that fab image. Very special.
Have a wonderful weekend.Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

tilly's crafts said...

love the card & the colours - those deeper colours are so effective
Kim x

Liselot said...

Another beautiful card and great colouring!
Liselot

Shelly said...

Adorable card Hazel, great job on the colouring too! Shelly x

Tags said...

This is gorgeous Hazel :) The image and papers are perfect together :)

Tags xx

Pat said...

What a super card with such a cute image, great colouring and bp. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Sonia said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful:) great image and nice colours!
Hugs,
Sonia

Tina said...

Lovely card and fab image. Great colouring and layout too. Tinaxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh she is cute and beautifully coloured ... hope you are well and not floating away in all this rain
Lisa x

Debbie said...

Love all the shades of blue in your papers.Fab rosette too and really cute image.Love it.Hugs Debbie x

Betty said...

Gorgeous card Hazel love the way all the blues compliment each other. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment
Bettyxxx

Elaine said...

Hazel what a fabulous card love the image isnt she adorable well done |Hugs Elaine

coops said...

so stunning hazel.fabulous design and colours and i love the fab image ;D

xx coops xx

Carol said...

Lovely card Hazel, those papers are gorgeous. Carol x

Samantha said...

Hey Hazel Great card LOVE the bright hair, scarf and dress and the contrast of the papers brilliant! love it! hugs me x

Debbie said...

Great card the papers are lovely such a cute image and beautifully coloured.

Debbie
x

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Hazel. Beautifully coloured and embellished..I LOVE your rosette! I tried to make one a couple of weeks ago (without a die) and failed miserably ha!

Thank you kindly for the picture again, it's very much appreciated :)

Hugs Elaine xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hazel, this is so amazing. Love the beautifully coloured image and the gorgeous rosette.

Donna

Franjopani said...

Hi Hazel, I love how you have used the rosette here - I hadn't thought of using it like that (i have just added the little die to my collection and I haven't used it yet). beautiful card as always x joy

shell said...

This is such a cute image and what a great card :)

shell x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This is fabulous Hazel, what a gorgeous image and again your colouring is wonderful.
Hugs Linda x

Tracy said...

Your coloring on this TI image is just fantastic Hazel! The shading especially. Super cute card for grad. I just love it when you visit my blog and leave a "Toodle Pip". Next time you visit you need to let me know exactly what that means. LOL Hugs Hazel!

Vivi Casale said...

gorgeous card.. your coloring is outstanding!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Hazel,
thanks for your kind comments!
Your card is fabulous and happy, love the colour and paper choices!
And as Tracy earlier said I don't either know what "Toodle Pip" means, but
there's so many Hazel's so I can't recognaise you without it;-))m

May said...

Hi Hazel, This card is fabulous, love the image... your colouring is simply stunning Gorgeous papers! Love it Hugs May x x x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Hazel! Love the striking colours. Tootle Pip to you too, lol Judy x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, love the image. Brilliant colouring.
Hugs
Caz x

Mad Moose said...

a really lovely card, great design and fab little rosette

Isabelle Linnér said...

So nicely combined with paper and paint on the stamp. You really have colored the stamp very well. So nice you've done inside of the card.
Hugs Isabelle

Christine said...

Hi Hazel how stunning is this fab colour combo..your sweet image is coloured to perfection..love the clean crisp layout, top of the class for your rosette..lol

smiles Christine x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Wonderful card Hazel, love your fab rosette, so neat!!
Superb colouring, her hair is gorgeous.
Love,melly. xxx

Karen said...

Fabulous card Hazel, your colouring is fantastic! hugs Karen x

Laura said...

Stunning card Hazel, love the rosette. Brilliant colouring too!
Laura xx

Victoria said...

Your colouring is incredible - it really brings the card to life. I love the layout you've gone with too.

Teresa said...

Another fabulous card Hazel, I just love your colouring and this is such a sweet image.
Teresa xx

marion said...

Another bjoetie Hazel !! Amazingly beautiful colouring. Hugs, Marion

Ani said...

Such a cute graduation card! Lovely!

karen said...

Hi Hazel, gorgeous card, what a fab and fun image and a brilliant design, hugs, Karenx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous...

Love the colour choices too....

A gorgeous creation...


Huggles Pops x x x x x

Sarah said...

Hi Hazel, fab card! Love the image and your colour choices are just great.

Sarah

Shirley said...

Lovely card, the rosette looks pretty.
Shirley xx

pinky said...

Hazel this is too cute for words, I just love the cute little image and how you have set her off with the dark colours in the background. Its just amazing!

Christine L said...

Hi Hazel

This is fabulous.. you've chosen perfect paper for that fab image! And everyone of the comments you receive is well deserved... your cards are GORGEOUS!

Hugs
Christine x

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks brilliant Hazel! Gorgeous image and fab colouring! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Debbie said...

Lovely card Hazel...Such a gorgeous image and beautiful colouring.
Debbie x

April said...

Wow! love this card! the colour combo is great! x

Jo Grason said...

gorgeous card I love your colouring it's fab xxx

Gemma said...

I love it Hazel, great layout & such a fabbie little image which is beautifully coloured..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Mina said...

wow Hazel you brought her to life so beautifully...fabulous colours for her too
Mina xxx

June Nelson said...

Wow Hazel this is beautiful and your colouring again is amazing darlin love this little image, shes so cute. Have a lovely day hunnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Shelby said...

What a stunner! Love your coloring and the layout just shows her off to perfection.

Shelby

Tracey said...

This is fab Hazel, your colouring is perfect & I love the decorated inside too :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Hazel, I'm having trouble leaving comments for you today, so I'll try one more time and keep my fingers crossed, lol.

This is a fantastic card, your image is a fab one and coloured really well, and I love your little rosette that you made. It's a shame you burned your fingers making it, but when the end result looks this good maybe it's worth it (kinda, don't want you to suffer, but you know what I mean, lol). CoB

kraftyk said...

Great card Hazel, love your cute image and your papers and layout are fabulous.
Love your rosette.
Hugs Kim xx

Fabiola said...

elle est superbe! biz

~@ngie~ said...

this is just adorable.... whoever the recipient woz... I bet they'll teasure it forever :) xXx