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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Walking Iris - Digi Doodles

Again finally I appear.  It's my sister's 70th birthday today and for the past couple of weeks I have been busy making her a 40 page memory/scrapbook. Looking at her face last night it was well worth the effort, but apologies to anyone I might have missed this week, I did manage to comment on a few posts, but by Tuesday I was getting to be frantic to get it finished. Of course that was the day my printer decided to put lines all over the printouts. It took 5 sheets before I realised it was happening. I had to go shooting off to buy more inks.

Can I say welcome to my 4 new followers, sorry you haven't had much to look at recently, but I should be back in the swing of it again. I have a few new Spellbinders I am dying to play with.

Today's card is the one I made for my sister. She doesn't like 'cutsie' images so it took a while to decide on this one. It's the gorgeous Walking Iris from Digi Doodles. Such a shame that they have decided to give up their shop, but huge bargains are on offer atm with all images reduced to $1 each.

She is cut with SB grand ovals and framed with grand decorative ovals. My border and corners are lattice accents and the backing sheet is one of the new A4 M-bossabilities garden lattice. All pink card stock is Bazzill basics. My sentiment is computer generated and cut with a SB ribbon banner.

She is coloured as always with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prisma pencils, and the sky was created with distress ink. I added some Sakura pens to the irises and the buckle on her belt but it doesn't show in the pictures.

The flowers are from WOC and the leaves are a Cheery Lynn die. Pearl ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I hadn't added the insert when I took the photo's.

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thank you so much for looking and I will get caught up with my commenting :)


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous the image and your

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card Eileen. Beautiful colours and your image is coloured so amazingly. I bet your sister was over the moon with this.

Sarah x

Kara Lynne said...

Oh, so elegant, Eileen! She had to love it! What a beautiful design and gorgeous coloring. I was wondering if you were away in Egypt already. A 40 page scrapbook would take up every waking moment, that's for certain. Do not worry about what you missed, that's too much pressure!

Cards By MI said...

Absolutly stunning Eileen. Your sister will love this card of yours. Fantastic!
Love n hugs

Pat K said...

Wonderful vintage card Eileen, beautifully coloured and designed as always. hugs, Pat K.x

andree said...

Lovely card, so much detail, your sister is sure to love it xx

Kandy's Krafts said...

This is a stunning card and that image is gorgeous. Love the embossing too.

Sue said...

This is stunning Eileen, I love the image and your have coloured her so beautiful. The embossed background looks fabulous with the added pearls


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabcard Eileen I bet your sister loved it. Love the embossing folder x

Kim said...

I wondered where you'd gone! hope you took some pics of the memory book? This is a gorgeous card though, love that embossing!
Kim x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. Love the image, perfectly coloured, and fab embossed background.
Thanks for joining our final Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.
Lorraine x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Eileen, what a beautiful and elegant card. The embossing is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Hugs, Denise x

p.s. please could you email me - - nothing wrong, I just need to ask you something :)

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Eileen what a beautiful card. I am sure your Sister will love it! Those pearls just finish it off nicely. Judy x

coops said...

so stunning eileen.gorgeous pretty image and design and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Hiya Kidda,missed you this week, but I will let you off after reading about your frantic efforts, bet they were worth it though. I am making a scrapbook for my Goddaughter, I started it when she was born and plan to give it to her on her eighteenth borthday, she turned eight this year so still got a ways to go but I get to follow her growing up like I never got the chance to do with my own son which is such a shame. I can't wait to see her face when she gets it but there will be a part of me that will not want to give it away because it's like my record of her life too!
On a better note, my new pills seem to be working and I feel quite a bit better this week and even wanted to go back to work a couple of days ago (it soon passed though!!), I hope to be back to work in the next couple of weeks anyway so will take the time to make sure I am properly ready to go back to work. Hope you are well and will look forward to hearing from you when you have some time on your hands.
Take Care and hugs 'n stuff

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Hiya, me again. The tree looks tealy because of the way I manipulated it in photoshop! Didn't quite get the colours right but it should be a dark(ish) green, still, I appreciate your honesty, thank you.
As for the scrapbook, I used a plain sheet of 12x12 Bazil and took it from there. I have made every page by hand but have just recently started using serif and would love to make a real coffee table book for myself one day but it would probably cost well over £100 so you really have to save, but imagine how special that would be - a one-off hard backed coffee-table book of your very own, filled with beautiful family pictures and little stories to go along with them, something for posterity there.
Take Care

Vicky said...

WOW....sweetie this really is sooooo beautiful I'm sure your sister loved this & she would have appreciated the work you put into the book hun.
Hope she had a lovely birthday shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card ,so beautifully coloured and embellished to perfection
thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop and good luck
tracey x

debby4000 said...

Oh what an elegant image, gorgeous card

Charlotte said...

Hi, gorgeous card, I like the image and the colours on your card. The pearls are just perfect for our third Songbird Challenge. Thank you for joining us and good luck in the draw:)
Hugs Charlotte

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful also very elegant, the whole card design is a total delight, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
lorraine x

Karen said...


Hazel said...

Hey Eileen

Fabulous card - your sister will just love it.

I'm so sorry I haven't been to see you for a while - my internet has been poorly.

Thank you for leaving me some lovely comments.

Have a great weekend.

Take care


Hazel xx

Shelby said...

Beautiful combination of embossing and die cuts and look at that gorgeous ribbon down the side. And of course your coloring looks utterly amazing.


Unknown said...

What a cute card. So beautiful design with nice colors and paper. I have worked for the Plastic Card printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. I really appreciate your work.