Friday, 24 September 2010

Lil Lolita's Ivy plays in a few challenges!

Argh!!!... There are just not enough hours in the day or week even! 

Its been ages since I've been able to sit down and make a card. Even this one is a simple one which didn't take too long to do. More faffing with the hand held sewing machine than anything else caused me major time delays. 

Anyways... I had to call in sick today at work. I hate doing it, but I couldn't breathe overnight, my throat felt constricted, I could hardly swallow and I kept getting hot flushes even though I was freezing cold. Been to the Drs who said I have a viral infection and have to ride it out!
 I still feel like death warmed up, but Poppy went to bed early and I sat down at the PC put New Moon on, and switched off completely.

This is the first time I've inked this cutie up. I've had her in my stash since she was released by Kellie over at Tickled Pink Stamps. Her name is Ivy and she is from the first collection of Lil Lolita stamps and can be found here.

A close up of Ivy

I'm entering this card into a few challenges and they are

Friday Sketchers - Brilliant sketch by Jeanette this week
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Copic Creations 35- Shading ON or AROUND your image
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing

I've used card and paper from stash - sorry I have no idea where or who it is by, they were all in a box of scraps.
Image I've coloured with Copics
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts which have been glamour misted and then dusted
Lace is from Quixotic Paperie 
Stitched using a hand held machine (which is a pain in the bottom to use!)


Elaine said...

Hi Kimmi,
Lovely to see you!
Hope you feel better really soon.
Love this card, the shading on Ivy is superb, and she really stands out.
I know how hard it is to work, care for the family and try to grab some "me" time too, so it's extra nice to see you tonight.
Take care
Love Elaine xx

Crystal said...

Kim this is wonderful, LOVE the red!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the pop of color on her eyes and cheeks! So glad you joined us at Copic Creations!

Leonie said...

O stunning job on Ivy. She looks amazing and just love your stitching! i hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks so much for joining in with us at LLB for our stitching challenge.
Hugs Leonie

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is really gorgoues love that image and your coulring is just first class love cheryl xxxx

Alleena Burger said...

Ivy is beautifully coloured!! I love the layout and I understand what you mean by handheld sewing machines being a pain in the rear end to use!! Thanks for joing us this week at LLB.

Vicki's Blog said...

Great Card God Luck..

Vicki's Blog said...

Sorry that was "Good"
Cheers Vicki

Renkata said...

wow Kimmi, fantastic card. Love Ivy in back and white and touch of red, adorable layout.
Thanks for join us at the Lil Lolita Boutique.

brenda said...

Hi Kimmi

What a fabulous image, so different. And you whole card sets her off a treat.

B x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kimmi, its lovely to see you blogging again, sorry to hear that you are not to well, hope things soon improve. Love your card that colour choice is fabulous and your colouring is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Macpurp said...

hope you feel better soon, lovely to see you back.

what a great card, i love the grey colouring against the red background.

love teen x

Miranda said...

hi kimmie, great card. I especially like the colorcombo, red for the papers and greys/ blacks for the stamp.....gorgeous


Karen said...

WOW So gorgeous, I love your colouring!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us this week at LLB

Jackie Thomas said...

Gorgeous card Kim. Ivy looks amazing. I hope you feel better real soon. thanks for joining us in this weeks LLB challenge. Hugs Jackie

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! Very cute!
There is a new challenge blog for "Magical Characters" like Angels, Fairies, Mermaids, Dragons, etc. We have a new challenge every other Monday with prizes. The Challenge is open world-wide. We hope you can play along!! (But now back-linking please; only new cards)
Magical Monday DT

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card. I love how you have colored this fun image!
Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge!
Hugs Jeanette xx

Bron said...

Oh this card is Super. Love the stitching and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at LLB this week hugs Bron

...just Barbara said...

Excellent B&W Coloring - beautiful card!