Sunday, 17 January 2010


Bright and sunny here in London today and for the first time in I don't know how long, the first thing I did was NOT to put the heating on when I got up this morning! I know it could change at a drop of a hat but the sun does bring with it sweet memories of warmer days, and it would be so nice to be able to step outside your door without instantly freezing into a Madam Tussuad worthy replica of yourself! Don't ya think?

If you are feeling a little cold then stay inside and check out our challenge for this week on Dottie's World. I am giving a £10 voucher to one of the participants over there so why not pop over and join in?

The Sunday challenge this week was set by the lovely Gunn. Gunn wanted to see shades of white to cream with a little brown.

I adhered to the rules for the front but veered well away from the main road onto the beaten track for the inside:

Quite a nice contrast I think with the cool white hues on the front and the warm earthy colours inside.

Pop over and join in why don't ya, it's super fun :-)

Here is what I used for my card:
Image: Pixie available both as part of a download bundle and also as a Delectable clear stamps . I coloured her in with Copic markers. It looks like I used Gold Stickles on her wings but in actual fact I added a touch of brown hues and a little crystal Stickles.
Papers are the new Basic Grey Origin ({heart} that collection) and the white glitter paper is K&Co Smitten speciality paper. I used ivory plain cardstock for the base card.
I used Flowersoft Polar White for the petals on my Pixie.
Lots of Pearls. These were from the K&Co Blue Awning range but we have lots more at Charmed. The pearls inside I coloured with a Copic marker to get the colour I wanted but we have lots in all coloured (check out the e-line Prima pearls for value).
The inside elements are from the "Pieces" pack from the Basic Grey Origin range. This is something new in their collections, there's a similar pack for Sugar Rush too. I also used one of the new Canvas Tags (Origin again) for the front of my card.
The little heart rub-on inside is a Fancy Pants rub-on.
I really roughed up the edges and used my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser for the job.
The frame used as a centrepiece is a large white Basic Grey metal bookplate. I think it makes for a very special card.
Brads are Basic Grey
Mini Felt Fusion floral ribbon on the front
The Glittery paper was cut with one of my Martha Stewart Deep Edge punches.

I think that's it :-)

Have a great Sunday and thanks for popping by the Charmed corner of the Web ♥



Hi Karen
A stunning card,
hugs Dianne xx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card both inside and out :o)
Jackie xx

Nicole Bailey said...

LOVE everything about it Karen! Love the pearls, the layers, your coloring, the papers, the details!
And LOVE how you did the inside of the card! So very beautiful!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Karen.
OMG, this is such a beautiful card. How you used the colors are fantastic. And the frame, really give this card a WOW factor. I have to admitt that this card is one of my favorites so far this year. I totally love everything about it.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Larisa said...

The card is fantastic!!

laney said...

WOW!! its gorgeous!!
love everything about it

Jac said...

OMG! This is SO beautiful and so much detail, stunning. xx

Shannon said...

That is an absolutely stunning and beautiful card!!! I love the colors, inside and out!

Lil Sis said...

OMG this is one STUNNING creation - the pixie looks fantastic and all the details you have added are gorgeous

coldwaters2 said...

Oh yeah loving this one to bits the colours, embellishments and the image are are pure delight to behold and I do love your little quip about a Madam Tussuad's replica could help but giggle at

Lorraine x

Sammi said...

Ooohh Karen this is totally stunning!!
Love it to bits!!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Wow Karen, shes stunning, I love the way youve coloured her just simply and the glittering is beautiful. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

maddy hill said...

Karen your card is DEVINE ! and the combo is just gorgeous !
You really have a beautiful style Karen xxxxx
maddy xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh how I love the pixie chicks, of which I have none yet. What a beautiful job you have done on this one. Very elegant!

Crazy Creations said...

Your card is wonderful!!!I wish I could make cards like you.Hugs Sarah

Louly said...

Wow!Another touchy feely card, your cards always feel so heavy, I love em! jam packed full of loveliness.