Saturday, 7 February 2015

Strawberry


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


34 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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 Sarah.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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

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

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  6. Beautiful sweet card, have a great weekend x

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  7. 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

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  8. 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? :)

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. This is gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

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  13. She is such a cutie Sarah. Fabulous design and detail.
    Laine
    xx

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

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  15. cute xx So beautiful xx Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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

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  17. 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.
    Pauline
    x

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

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

    luv CHRISSYxx

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

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  21. 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

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous card, adorable bunny.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. 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

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  24. 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.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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

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

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

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

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  29. 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.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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

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

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

    xx coops xx

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  33. A lovely card and the sweet image is beautifully coloured

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month
    Joan

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

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