Saturday, 7 February 2015


Another weekend already? Where do the weeks go? Anyway, thank you for dropping by today. During my productive  crafty session yesterday I put the finishing touches to this little beauty.

She was one of my "accidental" purchases that fell into my virtual basket while looking at the Funky Kits Sale in January. I can't find her in the shop so am guessing that she's out of stock at the mo. 
As well as making an attempt to use forgotten dies, I am also challenging myself to try new stuff and in this case finally had a go at painting with distress inks. 

I always look on in absolute awe at the wonderful art work achieved by Annette and Squirrel (among others), and although I do not have the bottles of re-inkers thought I would improvise by squishing DI on to my craft mat and pick up with a Koi water brush. Imagine my delight when I discovered I could do it!! 
So much so that I am even showing a close up of my effort.

The papers came from an American crafts pack that I picked up in TKMaxx. The banner is another of my abandoned unused  dies by Cheery Lynn and the sweet little stamp is by Technique Tuesday.

I'm off to play at these challenges

The Sugar Bowl #121 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Your Passion #247 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe #102 - Birthday Card

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to xx


Lisa xx said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, such a sweet image and you've coloured so beautifully. Love these papers too xx

brenda said...

A totally delightful card as always Sarah and what fabulous colouring of the image, perfection.

Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and have a good weekend.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Love it when things accidentally 'fall' into our craft shopping basket, happens a lot to me but what a gorgeous image/stamp to get...lovely{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Mojca said...

what a lovely card Sarah! gorgeous papers and cute image. Hugs! Mojca

susiestacey said...

Lovely little image Sarah. Have a good weekend x Susan x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful sweet card, have a great weekend x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sarah,
That image is so darned sweet, I love it.
Your card is beautiful, pretty papers and great design
Have a great weekend

Patricia x

Julie B said...

Brill colouring Sarah. I don't have reinkers or distress pens either and like you just squish it onto a craft mat as you found it works just as well.
That image is really sweet to, I wonder how it fell into your basket? :)

Jo said... fresh & pretty & you've coloured it so nice!
hugs Jo x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh Sarah this is just so pretty.
I love the paper used, and that fish tail tag die is so lovely.
Great painting tech with the DI.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Very sweet Sarah! Love your little red bow. hugs :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Laine said...

She is such a cutie Sarah. Fabulous design and detail.

*Vicki* said...

She is so sweet!! Love your coloring and the card came together beautifully!

Sandie Gough said...

cute xx So beautiful xx Thank you for joining us over at
Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)

Veerle said...

Ooooh Sarah, what a sweet little bunny. Love that cute image.
Your card is so adorable, love it. Hugs, Veerle xx

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Sarah, you have coloured your sweet image beautifully with your distress inks.
Thank you for visiting my blog, leaving a lovely comment and becoming a follower.

Marilyn said...

This bunny is gorgeous Sarah and you've done a fab job colouring her. Gorgeous layout and that little scalloped flag is so cute!

Chrissy said...

You should be proud Sarah..your colouring with distress inks is beautiful and the little rabbit is so very cute..gorgeous card.


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, such a sweet image and your soft colouring is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Sue said...

Aww Sarah such a cute bunny! hope the hat pattern was ok lol I'm making another two! for blogging friends I'm meeting up again with at the NEC just hope they fit hahaha lots of huggles Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, adorable bunny.

Debs said...

Adorable card Sarah - such a super cute image and I think your colouring is fabulous - pretty detailing too.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Annette said...

I also managed to get her at Funky Kits last month and she's adorable. So pretty Sarah, I love your soft colouring. Have a great Sunday.

lulucreazioniartistiche said...

Beautif card..Thanks for sharing ​your talent​ with us at Craft your passion

Lorraine said...

She looks fabulous Sarah, so cute and beautifully coloured.
Lorraine x

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, this is such a pretty card! Love your new stamp!
Hugs Lynsey x

Whisper said...

Oooo what an adorable image & what a super job at colouring using DI, luv Sam x

Inkyfingers said...

I would be so pleased if I could watercolour like you did here Sarah - it looks so expert! This is such a cute card and I love that adorable rabbit.
Hope you had a good weekend.
Carol x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful - your ahem "accidental purchase" is gorgeous! Lovely spring colours - love this - Michelle x

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.really sweet bunny and i love your colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Joan said...

A lovely card and the sweet image is beautifully coloured

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Karon said...

Gorgeous card, love the die cuts and sweet image. TFS