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Tuesday, May 3

A Pen Friend!!

Well its been another nice day here in Scotland. Not just as warm as the past few days but still sunny and dry! The kids are back to school tomorrow and i must say...thank god!!

Tonight i have made a card with one of my favourite images from Elisabeth Bell. I must admit i love all her images, they are all so sweet and a joy to colour. Over on the Belles and Whistles Challenge blog they have a sketch to follow. Its a great sketch to leave plain or dress it right up, i have dressed it up a bit but you cans till see the sketch clearly.
I have left the comfort zone a bit tonight! I have distressed all the edges of the card stock and DP's. I am not big on distressing, i do like the look but i felt mine always looked like a dog had chewed it! Anyway once i put the card together i really liked it and i am not so afraid of my distress tool now!
The image was coloured with Promarkers and little bits of Glossy Accents and glitter added here and there. The papers are "Lush" from MME and doily from Ribbon Box. The charm is made from scratch using beads, pins and chain made at different lengths. I think it works well and a nice change from my usual charms.
I printed the sentiment which says "A note for my friend.." and the rest of the supplies are from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Paper Sundaes - Favourite hair colour combo (i used Promarkers - Sandstone, Caramel and the blending pen also a inktense pencil in shaded areas - willow)
Totally Gorjuss - 123 - i used 1 image, 2 ribbons (cream and brown) and 3 DP's.
Lexis Creation - Friendship
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Open challenge

Thats all for now! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Thanks for reading and for all the much appreciated comments.


  1. Lynne this is gorgeous!!! I love the pretty and soft colors and your details match beautifully! I agree Elisabeth does some amazing illustrations! Did you see the DT call for a new company Elphine House that is making her illustrations into stamps? They would be lucky to have you!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Belles and Whistles!

  2. stunning card ,i love the soft sweet colours and your beautiful colouring of the image ....i have this stamp and you have inspired me to re ink her up ,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

  3. WOW this is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  4. Oh this is gorgeous, love the pastel colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Gorgeous card Lynne!

    Lynne if have an alternate email from your hotmail account, could you please email me please? Thanks so much!!

  6. fab card and such a cute image, great job with the hair!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  7. Gorgeous!!! I love this card... This lace work designs and the flowers are really great. she is very cute. Thanks for this great card.

  8. Beautiful card Lynne. I love the colour combo and that sweet image. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  9. I just love Pen Friend, she used to be called Pen Pal in the old days... still a beautiful image to colour and you've done a fabulous job. Thanks for listing your recipe, makes it so much easier for us to see and we hope you'll be back on Saturday to join us in another challenge at Totally Gorjuss, hugs Sharon x

  10. Oh this is so gorgeous!! Looks so soft and pretty with her pink colors!! :) I love this image!! Beautiful job!! Thanks so much for joining in our Belles n’ Whistles Challenge! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Belles n’ Whistles Designer

  11. Hi Lynn, This is a gorgeous card and I love Pen Friend image. Lovely soft colours and great charm you made.

  12. Your card is so pretty! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly x

  13. Your card is gorgeous. Love the colours you have used. Thank you for participating in the BnW challenge.

    Hugs Audhild

  14. Supercute! Thank you for joining us over at BnW. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Kram - Anki


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