Saturday 17 March 2012

Happy Mother’s Day Mum!

Hello!  We celebrate Mothers’ Day earlier in the UK than other countries so tomorrow is our Mother’s Day this year.  This card is for my Mum, a day early but I wanted to use my Color Me Creative (CMC) card for her.   Happy Mother's Day Marmie.  You are the best Mum in the world, well besides me that is lol.

Over at CMC we have a GREAT challenge for you this time, it’s basically Anything Goes, so use your favourite… fave colours, fave technique, fave image etc.  The choice is yours.
CMC 312-3
Well I couldn’t make out what was my favourite because I just love colouring in general but I do actually love colouring in people so when we were told we were being sponsored by Spesch Designer Stamps I was over the moon when I saw this Strawberry Girl, I love her! 
Thank you Spesch for such a fab image!!  I was going for a strawberry blonde hair colour but not quite sure I got there, I’m still pleased with her though.  I showed Ian and he said, ‘I’d stop and talk to her if I saw her in the street’ lol.  What is he like?  He fancies my digi image lol.  He went on to say she reminded him of me so he slightly redeemed himself lol.  If only I had the legs she has!!

One of the first things Suzanne teaches in her beginner’s classes is triple colour combos and I would probably have left these pinks (R81, R83 & R85) until quite late on in my collecting days, but I’m really glad I took the plunge.  They work beautifully together, really easy to blend too.  I normally hate pink but for some reason I’m drawn to it lately, really odd!  I really love this hair colour combo too, another one of Suzanne’s go to combos, this time a four blend of E51, E53, E97 and E99.

I’ve seen some beautiful colouring lately of really dark brunette hair so may have to have a play with that next.  Anyway, for this card I used a sketch from Deconstructed Sketches.  I combined lots of MME Lost and Found papers, Sweethearts stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps for the sentiment and the banner was from the PTI wine bottle tag, just turned on its side.
Here’s the colours I used..
I’m entering this card into these challenges too;

4 Crafty Chicks – Chicks Rule
Just Us Girls – Colours pink, green, cream

Color Me Creative have a fantastic Birthday Bash starting on Monday!  Everyone is welcome , you do not have to take a class to join the site!  We have a TON of prizes for each challenge/game including a Grand Prize of a new Vagabond!!! Grand Prize entries will be for those that complete EVERY challenge and you will have till March 28th to do so, plenty of time.  So don’t forget to pop back here on Monday where I’ll be joining in on the fun!

Pop on over to our main CMC blog for all of the details of our latest challenge and join in the fun!  Don’t forget you’re not just restricted to Copic markers, you can also use ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Coloured Pencils!!  Pop by the rest of the DT girls below to see what they’ve created;

and also go and visit our two guest designers;

What am I hoping for tomorrow from Mother’s Day???  Well, some crafty time would be nice, oh yes and someone else cooking dinner for a change lol

Have a great day, whatever it is that you’re doing.  I’ll be back Monday with a card for our CMC Birthday Celebrations.


  1. Ruby this is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the Chicks Rule challenge at 4CCC.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer

  2. This is beautiful Ruby, that image is gorgeous! Fantastic colouring with your Copics, such great dimension you created.
    Have a wonderful Mothers day, and I hope you get that crafty time! It's what I'm hoping for too lol!

  3. This is gorgeous Ruby! Have to admit I'm a bit intimidated by Copics...but your work is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

  4. Holy moley, your coloring is off the charts! Adore that strawberry girl and your mom will too, I'm sure of it!

  5. Simply said "Gorgeous". Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  6. this is so so cute. your coloring is just amazing and i love how you used these papers. thanks so much for joining us for this week's sketch!

  7. Super cute card, Ruby!!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  8. Oh she is so Sweet, love your coloring too! I enjoyed my vist to your blog so much I just became a follower! Stop by my place and see if you like it and maybe become a follower for me too!

  9. Beautiful card Ruby! I'm sure your momjust loved her card! Thanks for playibg along with Just Us Girls this week!

  10. OH MY! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You are knocking my socks off! YOU ROCK:)

  11. What an absolutely beautiful card Ruby! I'll bet your mum loved it. Love the colors and her hair looks awesome. Love it!

  12. I saw this card IRL and can confirm - it's a real beauty! I love it, Ruby! xx


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