Monday, March 8, 2010

A Labour of Love!

Hello everyone (again!), I was going to post this card tomorrow but I have just finished it and decided to post it straight away, it has been a total labour of love and it seems like it has taken me ages to do! I started it last week and I have done other cards in between but at one point I thought I was never going to get it finished!!! It is a Whiff of Joy DT card and all of the stamps I have used are from the Whiff of Joy Stamp Kit Birdie Love. I am also entering it into the following challenges; I have followed the sketch from Totally Gorjuss Challenge 20, Copic Creations Challenge 23 is to use green, Stamp Something has a girly theme, Cute Card Thursday Challenge 102 has a green theme, Simon Says Stamp has a mother/girly theme, Quixotic Challenge 15 has a theme of leaves and finally Stamp with Fun Challenge 49 has a spring theme this week.

Right, onto the card! I have wanted to make a paper bag card for ages and I finally got around to buying some brown papers bags and having a bash at one. All the stamps are from Whiff of Joy and all images have been coloured with copics. The DP is from DCWV and the ribbon, jewels, flowers, spacer and brad are from my stash.

On the inside of the card I made a pocket on one side the holds two tags and decorated the otherside. I made an insert that slides inside where a greeting can be written.

My final image shows the two tags and the insert pulled out so you can have a better look. I stitched around all the elements of my card using my sewing machine. I am going to use this card for my Mum on mothers day, I think I may also get a voucher for a garden centre to pop in the pocket on the inside as a gift.

Card/Paper: Yellow and white card, DCWV - Pocket full of posies
Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Birdie Love
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, G00, G02, G21, BG10, Y11, Y17, YG03, YG67, B32, B23, B24, B00, B05, E21, E33, E35, E37, E29, E50, E51, E53, E43, E47, E49YR00, YR02, W1, W3, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, flowers, spacer, brad
Tools: Sewing machine, cuttlebug, nesties, MS doily lace punch, leone em branch punch

Thanks for looking x


  1. just so beautiful and creative! Love it! Hugs Juls

  2. Liza this absolutely wonderful. I am sure your mum will love receiving this. The colours you have used throughout are so spring like and cheerful. Rosie x

  3. Beautiful work of art hun, really love it. Hugs, Squirrel x

  4. very pretty gorgeous colouring x

  5. Wow! I'm not surprised you wanted to post it straight away! This is a work of art hun, such beautiful colouring and spring colours. Your colouring is superb. I'm sure your mum will love this!

    xx :0)

  6. WOWZER! Liza this is just gorgeous! Your attention to detail is simply amazing! You have done this card to perfection! I love this idea so much. Do you mind if I incorporate a little bit of your idea of the pockets in the inside? Please! So inspired I am! Your colouring is superb. I am so glad that you did not wait to post this beauty!
    Loving the butterfly too! YOU ROCK GIRL!

  7. Oh wow Liza this is totally amazing!
    Such beautiful colouring and your design is so gorgeous!
    Such a stunning creation!
    kim x

  8. Ohhh wowwwww Liza,what a beautiful card,i love your images and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Simply beautiful dear well worth all the work you have produced a masterpiece
    Hugs Jacqui x

  10. How sweet! That's beautiful.

    Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

    Candy on my blog too ;))

  11. Oh this is gorgeous and adorable, what wonderful work.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  12. stunning card, such sweet images, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! hugs Debx

  13. this is your colouring..thanks for playing along at TG this week...Debs x

  14. Hello Liza,

    your cards are always a joy to look at, really stunning coloring!


    Lins x

  15. wonderful spring card !! love the image and the colours !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  16. Wonderful card, lovely colors and design! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

  17. Stunning card and you did a fab job on the coloring, thanks for joining TG this week


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Liza x