Monday, 20 January 2014

January Blues at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

Hello!  Happy Monday! Hope this finds you well.

Today launches the first challenge for 2014 over on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and our theme is January Blues. Sounds quite sad doesn’t it but what we want is for you to use shades of blue on your creation, simple eh! 

This week we are lucky to have two wonderful sponsors. The first is Just Some Lines 

Who are offering 4 images of the randomly chosen winner’s choice from their online store!

And we welcome back to the Cutie Pies

Who are offering a £10 voucher for their online store to our DT chosen winner!

We had some wonderful images to play with this fortnight and I chose to use Emo Snowflake, and as I half expected the country to be covered in snow by now I thought it would be appropriate.  Hmmmm! Oh well I went with it anyway.

I typed out the 1st verse of a poem I remember from when I was a girl (many, many, many years ago) and printed that out along with the image onto watercolour card.  I also used the free snowflake design  that Just Some Lines have available in their shop and copied and resized multiple times to create a background.  I coloured with my Derwent Inktense Pencils (best Christmas present ever but just wish they had come with a nice big box of ‘skill’ as well) and added Stickles for a frosty sparkle.  

Pearls and a bow were my final touch but I wasn’t happy so I used a Spellbinder die to add a frame and dotted all over the place with blue liquid pearls.

Why don’t you join in and play along with the cutest challenge in the land! Wander over to the Cutie Pies blog  to see all the fabulous cute inspiration from my teamies and get those January Blues, but in a good way.

Have a fabby crafty day!

Scribbly hugs
Jane xx

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  1. Awww, this is really lovely Jane! Loving the stickles and liquid pearls! x

  2. This is gorgeous Jane, I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and the snowflakes look so pretty too.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Great minds think alike Jane!! Love the snowflakes you've added and the sentiment is brilliant xx

  4. Gorgeous card Jane - sweet image and I love the snowy background.
    Lush bow too :o)
    Debs xx

    ps Thanks for playing with The Divas this week.
    Good luck xx

  5. Sweet image and perfect sentiment Jane.

    Thanks so much for joining in with out Ribbons, Buttons and Bows theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. So pretty, Jane! I really like that lattice and your little image is darling! Thanks for sharing with us for our Winter Blues challenge at this week!

  7. Great card!!! :) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter and good luck :)
    Hugs Anna

  8. Great card and colors. I like the image and the snow is great. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  9. very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin! Janet

  10. GOrgeous! LOving your design Jane...What a sweetie this image is and your snowflakes are so pretty. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Digi Haven..
    Been over to look at the freebie? Awhh! They've melted lol.

  11. This is fabulous Jane, love the sentiment and the gorgeous border around the card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

  12. Gorgeous card Jane, love the adorable image and pretty details.

    Donna x

  13. Hi Jane, love your card. The frame is gorgeous - and I think your colouring is fabulous!


  14. This card is so pretty Jane, the punched border is fantastic!!
    Thanks for sharing your 'Ribbons' creation with us at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. Very lovely card! I love the border you added and the coloring is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

  16. Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, a gorgeous creation huggles Pops x x x

  17. Wonderfully designed Jane. Thanks for detailing.

  18. Wonderful details , Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  19. Love the start of the poem you used. Your colouring is stunning and it has a real snowy feel about it. I also love the beautifully created background you made. Beautiful Jane xx

  20. So cute. January isn't over yet, lol. There's still time!
    Thanks for 'showing us your new stash' at Sparkles Monthly challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  21. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts Monochromatic Challenge xx


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