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Sunday 8 June 2014

The Ribbon Girl ~ Lovely Lili Challenge.

Good morning!

I've a card to share today although it's one I made quite a while ago, a couple of weeks before my craft room was dismantled and everything packed away.
This is my last GDT card for The Ribbon Girl where the theme is girly, how's that for a nice and easy challenge?

The image is Time Flies and I dug out my Inktense pencils to colour her with for a change.
I've had the boxed set of pencils for at least 5 years but only used them once or twice and both times with little success. But when I was at LOTV for their birthday celebrations, I watched my lovely buddy Dena colour with them and she advised me to try a different kind of card to colour on and it really does work a gazillion times better than the card I use for DI's. I still prefer the Distress Inks but I'm going to use the pencils some more and hopefully improve.
The papers are Maja Design Sofiera and the sentiment is an from an old set by Elzybells.

There's always a fantastic prize on offer and for the winner of this challenge it's a stamp of the winners choice from LOTV and a £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl.

A big thank you to Mary and Andrea for having me as a GDT and an even bigger thank you for asking me to become a permanent DT member!!!

So, for those that have asked about the craft room:
I got the room emptied of my craft stuff on the Bank Holiday Monday and then Phil set about dismantling the wardrobe, drawer unit and shelving and clearing everything out of the room. He's moved the radiator, put in some extra electrical sockets, cleaned walls, filled holes, sanded paintwork and has now started the painting.
Once the painting is finished then the fun stuff can begin!
Every evening after coming home from work I've spent trawling the Internet for furniture and pretty accessories. I found some good bargains, had some excellent service and some not so good service too.
When the room is finished I'll post the photos and add links to the sites where I've bought stuff, and there'll be a  little celebratory candy too.

Thanks for looking and for bearing with me.
Love 'n' hugs


  1. Gorgeous card - your colouring looks perfect to me Elaine, but then it always does! Love all the pretty papers and embellies you've used. And I can't wait to see the 'reveal' of your new look room! Jo x

  2. lovely card Elaine (and it's a pleasure to have you on the team) Mary x

  3. Elaine what a gorgeous card and so darn pretty!!!!

  4. Gorgeous and beautiful card Elaine love the image beautiful colour's and design
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. This is beautiful Elaine. My daughter bought me a set of the Inktense for my bday last year and I still haven't tried them. I think you've pushed me to open up that box and give them a go!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine. I love it.

  7. So cute with this pretty little girl! Great coloring with pencils too and nice papers and details.

    Have a nice sunday!
    Hugs Thea

  8. Wow, you have been a busy bee from the look of your last few posts! And huge congrats on your permanent spot on the Ribbon Girl DT and no wonder with your gorgeous cards :-)
    This one is just pink perfection and so cute - fab colouring too!
    Hugs, Kat x

  9. Hi Sweetheart, it sounds as if the craft room is progressing well and hopefully it wont be to long before you can get in there and starting putting your bits and bobs away. Sorry to hear youve had bad service, its so frustrating I agree but the end result will be worth it Im sure.
    Your card is just stunning and youve done a brilliant job of colouring it, I have those pencils but Im darned if I have used them I usually use my polychromos, will have to give them a go. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  10. So beautiful and no surprise they have asked you to stay. Can't wait to see this gorgeous new room x

  11. Gorgeous card Elaine. Love the papers and your colouring is beautiful. You have been missed!! Love this image and have just done a card with her myself. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  12. Such a lovely girly card, Elaine, the image is such a darling. Congrats with your new DT 'job',
    hugs Dorte

  13. Hi Elaine, lovely surprise to see this beautiful girly card and great to hear how things are getting on in your wee room. Hope you had a good weekend...Trish

  14. Wow Elaine what a really beautiful card (as always). Such a wonderful combination of colours, papers and fabulous details xx

  15. so gorgeous elaine.stunning pretty details and colours and i love the sweet image ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. Gorgeous card Elaine, stunning colouring as always. Can't wait to see the pics of your craft room.
    Caz x

  17. Oh my gosh, this is super, super pretty. x

  18. Elaine i love the card it's so gorgeous as always! cant wait to see your room, hubbie has started on mine now yay!!

  19. Hi Elaine, can't wait for the big new crafty room reveal...lots of photos please. Everytime I see your beautiful coloured cards it makes me want to get the watercolour pencils/distress inks out. I so need lessons! Hint! LOL.
    Beautiful girlie card, you do these so well, perfect colour, paper and embellishments as always.

    Big crafty hugs and have a super weekend.

    Erika. x

  20. Your card is perfect for a 'girly' challenge. Love this cute image and the ribbon and butterfly are perfect. I am sure you are anxious to create in your new room!

  21. Ooh love seeing a card up on your blog! Been missing your gorgeous makes. I really did 'try' with my card for you, but it pales in comparison! Note to self, must try harder! ;) Sooooo looking forward to seeing the pics of your craft room completed. So very exciting and I do hope my card arrives soon xxx

  22. Just realised, I said nothing I actually meant to before! Such a waffler!! LOL. LOVE your beautiful card Elaine, this image is so gorgeous especially with your amazing colouring skills, how fab to have had that quality time with Dena to pick up those pencil tips. Jealous!! So happy to read you're going to be DT for Lili of the Valley too. Look forward to those posts very much! Hugs, Wends x

  23. Awesome card Elaine! Love pink and love hearts. I haven't been on your long for a long time because my dad passed away in May and I didn't colouring … etc for about 6 weeks. Now I hope I will come back again.
    Big hug to you,


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