Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Die-ing For a Challenge - Mimosa Hat

Hey Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you are all having a lovely week.

Today sees a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge and I got to pick this months challenge so I decided to go with a sketch 'cos you all know how I love my sketches and of course it keeps it simple - right up my street!

Don't forget you can win yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store - Tracy is just so generous.

Now there are a few rules to observe which are:


* All entries must have at least one Dies to Die for product on
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must link back to the Dies to Die for Blog
NO back linking, new projects/cards only please
* Only 2 Entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

So dig out your dies, Big Shots, Sizzix, Wizards, Grand Caliburs and starting crafting.

Here is the sketch we would like you to follow:

Don't forget you can flip it, turn it upside-down and move things around a little if you want to, so long as we can see the sketch in there then you are in with a chance to win.

Here is the card I made:

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna Mimosa - Hat
Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline - Dolled Up
Flowers:  Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio
Sentiment:  Whimsy Friendship Ticket Sentiments
Ticket Die:  Whimsy Ticket Die
Ribbon:  From my stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 (a change for me!) E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Hat:  E31 E30 E50 / BG13 BG11 BG10
Flowers:  R22 R21 R20 / R12 R11 R00
Top:  R22 R21 R20 / E30 E50
Trousers:  BG13 BG11 BG10
Boots:  E43 E42 E41 E40

I have used my current favourite masking / shading technique around the stamp with Antique Linen Distress Ink

All the card and paper has been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

One final picture of the inside before I bore you all rigid:

And there you have it.

I do hope you will come on over to the Die-ing For a Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care and toodle pip.


Anne-Marie said...

Beautifully done, Hazel....sweet image and I love all the pretties....cute sketch, too!

Christine L said...

Wow that's gorgeous Hazel! Love that sketch!

Christine x

Tina said...

Beautiful card Hazel, lovely colours and layout and such a pretty image. Tinaxx

sue - bearhouse said...

awww this is so lovely Hazel, the image is so sweet and I love the way you have placed her sitting on the ribbon. The papers and embellishments are all gorgeous too.

Hugs Sue

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, I love the image and she is coloured beautifully and your layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Hazel, love the sketch, great papers and brilliant colouring.

Kath x

Victoria said...

Oh just beautiful!! These papers are gorgeous - such soft and pretty colours. By the way, I absolutely love that photo of Winston that peeps at me every time I visit your blog. He's so cute hiding behind his paws!

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card!! Love your bow! You must do a tutorial!!

Lozzapops said...

Aww she is a cutie! Gorgeous card Hazel! Laura x

A Casa di Ale said...

molto carina mi piace l'efetto 3d per le gambe

ciao da ale

rachel said...

beautiful card Hazel - gorgeous image and pretty papers! Hugs rachel xx

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card, just love this image. Linda xxx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Lovely card, such a sweet image and pretty papers. great sketch too.
Lyndsey xx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Hazel =] fab sketch and love those papers.

Tags xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Hazel, love it.
Wendy xx

Jennifer said...

This is just delightful! I love your DP layers and the inking around the flowers and die! She's beautifully coloured!

scrappymo! said...

So very nice. You are a great colourist! She is delightful.

Molecraft said...

This is absolutely Girgeous Hazel, so pretty!
Helen x

marion said...

ahhh she looks so cute !! gorgeous !! HUgs, Marion

downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful and love the papers and the seem binding ribbon and bow so sweet
Hugs Kate x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, sweet image and fab details.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Hazel this is lovely, inside and out. Judy x

Sharon said...

A beautiful card my friend. I think I need to enter this one. Tracy has amazing goodies in her shop and I'd love to win that voucher! (as does everyone hugs Sharon xx

Melanie-Jane said...

Beautiful card dear Hazel. Love all the pink embellishments you used and specially the ribbon.
Wish you a great day.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Hazel,love your image and

Caz said...

Morning Hazel. Great sketch. Love your card. Pretty papers, lovely embellies and a beautifully coloured image.
Caz x

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Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card Hazel, so cute. Not had much chance to comment I'm afraid. Beautiful inside and out.Hope you're well dearie.Hugs Debbie x

coops said...

so gorgeous hazel.really pretty design and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Hazel... great sketch too.. stunning little image coloured just perfect.. fab detail & colours.. love it!! Hugs May x x x x

Planetsusie said...

I love the image Hazel, soo cute. The colours go really well together and I think the embells. are beautiful.

I think the sketch is great - everything is so well balanced.

Hugs Sue P xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so sweet and a lovely layout . I just love the Kraft flowers
Lisa x

Linda Palmer said...

What a precious card. I love it, love everything about it. You did a fabulous job on it.

Fabiola said...

elle est vraiment adorable, toute craquante, biz

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hazel, she is such a cutie and the papers are divine as is the layout from your sketch.

Pat xx

Elaine said...

Wonderful card Hazel and such a delightful image , fab flowers too well done Hugs Elaine

Hanna said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL Hazel! Love what you did with the sketch, your card is BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous choice of patterns and colours and your colouring of Mimosa is adorable! Couldn't be more perfect :) It's amazing!


kanda said...

Beautiful card Hazel. Love the colour combo and the sketch you've used xx

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Very beautiful card. Pretty papers and love the flowers and butterflies using kraft.


Spyder said...

Super sweet card, love the colours, inside and out!

Susan Flynn said...

don't know how I missed this Hazel! She is gorgeous and one of my favourite makes of stamps! Love the distress inks around her and how she is over the edge of the mat! x

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful Hazel. Love your blog also. joann sassy raggedy

Panda said...

I love your cards!

Bettina L. said...

This is beautiful Hazel. Love the design with all the lovely butterflies and flowers and that girl looks superb too. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx

Natali said...

Oh love it Love it Love it!! Sweet girl image and bunch of flowers and pink!!

Dilyana said...

Beautiful layout and card!

Meggis-Card-Art said...


ach wa ist das eine süße karte.

glg meggi