Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Oh So Grateful – Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Hi there

I am positively bubbling with excitement.  I am doing a very happy dance as I speak (well type actually and it’s making it a little difficult) I have some unbelievable news.  I AM A CUTIE PIE.  Yes, I have been asked to join the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Design Team!  Oh my word what an honour and a privilege not to mention a shock.  I have only had my blog since 3rd June this year so I am amazed and chuffed beyond words.  I want to thank the ladies for giving me this fab opportunity and I will endeavour not to let them down.

So, if I can keep my excitement levels to a minimum (not easy, keep making unattractive squealing noises), I will show my card for today.  And it is a big thank you to the Cutie Pie’s for giving me a chance.

I call it… well.. Thank You

I used a gorgeous scene from Elisabeth Bell and ventured into brand new territory for me.  I coloured the image with Sakura Design Pencils.  I have seen so many amazing inspirational pencil creations in Blogland so I just had to give it a go.  I was a little apprehensive about using this medium as I have not worked with pencils since I was young, in fact I still have a 36 piece collection of watercolour pencils given to me by my parents for my 12th birthday, and they are still going strong!  I think the image came out OK, but when you are used to the blending properties of alcohol markers it does seem a bit strange using something else.  That said I really enjoyed playing with them and shall be doing so again.

I love those cute toys.  I hope that dog's not trying to eat that butterfly!

My DP’s are from my ever faithful Brenda Pinnock 12 x 12” pad and I used Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 and A2 Bracket Borders 1 to frame the design. I used my new B.F.F. Martha Stewart air dry clay and moulds to make my ebellies.  I love, love, love this stuff, so nice and easy to work with.

For my sentiment I used the fab Clearly Besotted Stamps Basic Banners set, which I won after entering the Passion for Promarkers challenge last week.  They stamp a dream.

Says it all really.

So there it is, a huge THANK YOU to the lovely Cutie ladies for allowing me on board.

See ya!

Smiling always (can’t stop, I’m a Cutie Pie! Yippee!)


  1. Gorgeous card Jane - amazing colouring and I love the MS clay embellies.
    Thanks for playing along with TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  2. aaww Jane, this is so sweet and your colouring looks gorgeous.

    great to have you on the team, im sure you are going to be a wonderful cutie xx

  3. What a cute image, I just adore the teddy and the giraffe on the swing! The background paper is so pretty and really goes well with the colour scheme of the image.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  4. Fabulous - and beautifully coloured too! (I've just been having a go with my pencils after months of nothing but Promarkers, so I know how different it feels!)

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  5. Beautiful card. Love your colouring.

    Thanks for sharing at Totally Papercrafts this week.


  6. Beautiful card !Thanks for joining us at Crafty cardmakers


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