Monday, 29 June 2009

The Next Level

Hi everyone and happy Monday.

It's gorgeously sunny here in Cambridgeshire today, but I can't enjoy it too much I have lots of housework to catch up on (YUK), but somebody has to do it.
I attended my long service award at Freemans on Friday, presentation and buffet which was absoloutely lovely. I would like to say thanks to my manager Lynne and senior manager Chris for all their help and support over the last few years, and a special thanks to Chris for arranging the presentation. As you know I've already spent my vouchers on my camera which I am very pleased with. It's a shame I'll be made redundant on 24th July, I've enjoyed working there for the past 21 years, and am sad to see it go. Freemans catalogue will still be running, but we will no longer do any work in Peterborough, it'll all be done in Bradford.

Anyway on to the challenge from The Next Level this week. As you have told us you love sketches there's a fabulous one to follow as shown on the left. There's an added theme of stitching if you're feeling creative.

I've used an image from Pink Gem. This is one of my very favourite images, excellent for all those little girls. It's quite a sizeable image too. I've coloured with Copic's and used Basic Grey Porcelain papers. I blanket stitched around the circle, and also did a few straight stitches in the middle of some of the toadstool spots.

As an added bonus, (and I should get a gold star), I've added more stitches in the form of a crochet circle, using a brad for the centre.

I decorated the inside using another image and offcuts of paper.

Why no pop on over to The Next Level and have a go yourself. And while you're there read all the latest hints and tips and grab yourself some freebies, and take a look at what the rest of the design team have done. I can promise you won't be disappointed it's well worth a visit.

Take care



Nilla said...

I love this card, so many great details! Well done! Hugs Nilla

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbie,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Debbie, this is absolutely stunning. Love the stitching and the colours. Yes its quite sad that after 21 years you are leaving a work place which has been a great part of your life, but see it as a wonderful opportunity to let your life take a new direction. Hugs from Desire

chris said...

oh debbie this card is so beautiful with such a lot of detail, love the stitching BRILLIANT love chris xx

Madge said...

I love this card Debbie, you have put so much detail into it, and I agree with you, that image is just adorable. I wish I knew how to crochet, there would be no stopping me. Sorry to hear about Freemans - but hey just think about how many cards you can make from now on!!!! There is always some light at the end of the tunnel. Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

Debbie you've created yet another adorable card, and yes you definitely deserve a gold star for the crochet circle, it's beautiful!


Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, love your card for this week's challenge! It's too cute for words!!!


debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, gorgeous image and wonderful details.

Viv said...

Love your card Debbie, with all that scrumptious detail to ogle. The stitching is amazing as are those little liquid pearls around the circles. Coloured beautifully too.
Viv xx

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card ,so beautiful and such a work of art ,
huge thanks for all your hard work
hugs Dawnxxx

Mina said...

wow stunner of a card Debbie, love it all xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Debbie your cards are always stunning and this one is no exception I just adore evrything about it, you are just one talented lady
Hugs Jacqui x

Ila said...

Wow!! totally Gorgeous!!...I love this sweetie...fabulous papers and crocheted flower!!....
A texas toothpick is a (get ready for this)....Smoked Bull tail!!...I buy them in a bag...they are a little pricey...but last a long time....Hugs, Ila

Bev said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details x

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