Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Adventures in Blogland...

Good morning lovely friends...

Today is a rather special!

Exactly one year ago today I started my adventure in blogland' here at tanglemouse cards.

Happy Bloggyversary to me then!

I can not quite believe what a brilliant time I have had, and am still having!

I have met some lovely people both 'virtually' and in real life as a consequence of this wonderful adventure and made some firm friendships so I hope you are all having as much fun as I am!

I will have some candy up for grabs later today so please call back (I just need to figure out how to work the linky thing and how to make the candy post stay at the top, I think the term is 'sticky'...see...totally hopeless with anything technical)!

Anyway, on to today's card which is my Design Collective Inspiration for lovely
I have used the beautiful LOTV stamp
I have coloured this sweetie with Copics and tried something a little different with the background - I followed a tutorial on Copic UK by lovely Faye Wynn-Jones, I love the effect  and will definitely be practicing it again.

I added some twine, a star charm and some cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl and mounted the little image on a piece of card printed with a lovely digi background by Pink Petticoat.

...and here we are, a little girl dreaming big!...we've all been there, right?...
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
As You Like It - Favourite One Or Multi Layer
(I am very admiring of all the striking and stylish Cas creations I see, however, I just love 'using' another layer to complement the image either in it's colour or it's theme).

Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Memento Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Sparkle digi design background by Pink Petticoat (Retired)
Charm and Cheesecloth by The Ribbon Girl
Silver Embroidery Thread from my trinket box
Tim Holtz Chitchat Stickers
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Copics - 
Hair E11, E15, E17
Skin E21, E00, E000
Clothes T0, T1, T3, R20, R00, R000
Wings R20, R00, R000
Mushrooms T5, E19, E07, E41, E41, E42
Grass YG93, YG95, YG97
Background B93, B95, B97
...and, as a very new adventure, I am trying to do as many days as I can taking part in The Daily Marker's 30 Day colouring challenge - big thanks to Kathy for running this amazing project for us all.

Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Pop back later if you are a candy lover!

From Sue...xxx

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Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx


Karen Knott said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary ! Hoping its the first of many as I love checking your blog every day :)
This is such a cute card, love the image and the colours.
Hugs, Kaz x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy First Blogaversary Sue! Love the sweet image and how you have coloured her, especially the night sky.

Cathy Clowes said...

Happy Blogaversary Sue. A stunning card to celebrate. I certainly appreciate meeting you 'virtually' and all the support you give. Here's to another good year for you. Cathy x

Lucy Woods said...

Woohoo happy blogaversary!! And wow stunning card! Love the paper and the Coloured sky background!
Lucy x

CornishKat said...

Hi Sue, a very happy bloggyversary to you, the first of many I'm sure. It's lovely to have you as an online friend and hope we can meet irl soon.
This is a gorgeous card, very striking. The background looks fab and I love the added extras like the charm and cheesecloth.
Good luck with your candy. I can't help you with the linky thing, I just got people to comment for mine. It's easy to keep your post at the top though - just publish it and then go back in and change the date on it to sometime in the future.
Big hugs,
Katrina xx

Christine L said...

Happy First Bloggy-versary!! I'm so very glad you found blogland - and count myself as one of the friends you found awaiting your arrival!

Now... onto this amazing card! That's one of my favourite LOTV images.. I must dig it out and use it again... and you've made a superb job of colouring it. I also love that fab background technique - it looks so good! You really have a wonderful eye for colours... as the depth of the red on the toadstools is just right also... and then you've put it all against that perfect paper - which although I have endless Pink Petticoat papers... I don't have! LOL!

OK... I'm running out of superlatives now....... you need to stop with the stunners!! hehe!

Big hugs
Christine x

Christine L said...

PS - well done on doing the 30 day colouring! x

Nancy said...

Happy Bloggyversary, Sue! Your card is fabulous! :o)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
Congrats on your Blogversary.... I am glad you started your blog... Thanks for all your inspirational cards...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sarah said...

Happy 1st Blogday !! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in the coming year, more gorgeousness I suspect!! Today's card is stunning and your background is a triumph. Love the colour combo too xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Sue happy blogversary! Your card is so pretty and beautifully coloured!
Hugs Lynsey x

Donna Ellis said...

How darling, Sue! I love your bright, cheerful colors, and that darling image! So sweet! Congratulations on your one year blogaversary! hugs, de

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - adorable image and I love the fabulous background detail.
Happy Blogaversary - I can hardly believe you have only been blogging for 1 year - you are such a pro - in the nicest possible way that is :o)
Think we need to organise that coffee morning - what day is good for you?
Enjoy the rest of the evening.
Debs xx

Annette said...

Happy Blogversary Lovely Sue. And you've made a fabulous card for your 1 year spot. She's gorgeous. I really do love this image too. I never know what theme to match her to, but she makes a great 'just because' or 'thinking of you' card, and your 'beautiful dream' sentiment goes perfectly too.

Belinda said...

Happy blog anniversary! I really love your coloring and I definitely need to check out the background technique. I colored up an image today. Stop by when you are free:

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a cutie, and your background is fabulous too! Happy Blogaversary!

mixamatoasties said...

I absolutely love this Sue, it's a gorgeous card! Love the background it's completely fabulous and just sets the card off perfectly!

Happy blogaversary xx

Сказочница said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Love this image, it is so tender and adorable!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on the Blogaversary and the milestone.
Fab image and your colouring is so good... really, really good!

Elaine Stark said...

A fab card to celebrate your blogaversary. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on you blogaversary -love the beautifully coloured image and the cheesecloth behind
Carol x

Rushd Lady said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the sweet fairy card!

Kathy said...

Thank You for sharing your coloring for The Daily Marker 30 Day. Such a sweet card. Love your nightsky.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card LOVE the colours! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Bad Kitty said...

Happy blogoversary!
so pretty card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
Fiki ❤

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