Sunday, 20 January 2013

Green & Gold Elegance

Good afternoon all, I hope you are all keeping well, warm and safe, the snow has got much heavier here today, so snowed in means more craft time lol. I am having a problem taking photo's as the light is so bad,  this was the best I could do today.
For my card I have used this fabulous image called Blanche from the saturated canary, I have coloured her with promarkers and fleximarkers, Nellie Snellen die cut oval frame,cut from this beautiful new glitter paper I got for christmas, Martha Stewart border punch, Sizzix die cut swirls, punched glitter flower, the backing papers where a freebie from simply cards and papercraft some time ago, ribbon and gem flowers from stash.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Girly.
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Something new.
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/ Use at least 2 punches.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ Diamonds are forever.
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ Punch it.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate you stopping by.
I hope you have a lovely evening.
Kevin xx

93 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

We did not get as much of the cold stuff as we were warned about, but then I don't need that as an excuse to play........... love your snowed in creation, gorgeous colours, papers punch work and of course the image
hugs and keep warm both of you
Kate xx

Stamps and Paper said...

She certainly is elegant Kevin..you have coloured her beautifully and love your gold swirls...a fabulous card

Anne

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Kevin this is so elegant and would fit creative inspirations .xxx

Gita said...

Love that glitter paper. It looks so pretty!!

mags said...

A gorgeous elegant creation Kevin. Super image and love all the gold glitter touches.
Mags
x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

very pretty kevin!
thanks for joining us at charisma!!!

Clare said...

Just beautiful, you really have a great eye for colouring.

Cards by Alison said...

Ohhhh Kevin that is gorgeous love those backing papers they are so elegant love the whole card. Alison xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Kevin this a very chic creation. Love the sparkly gold touches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Whisper said...

Wow gorgeous hun, i would never think to put green and gold together, but the way you have done it, is stunning, Luv Sam x

Sonia said...

Fabulous card Kevin, charming image and really lovely diecuts:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Annie Rose said...

This is so classy and gorgeous! :) Sorry, I've been so busy lately and haven't stopped by to say hello... but, I've seen all of your recent work and I still love everything. Total inspiration, is what you are, good sir. :)

Have a wonderful week!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow what a fabulous image Kevin gorgeous card. Ginny x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Kevin. I love the glamorous image and the glittery swirls and frame look gorgeous

Sue xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous elegant card Kevin, love The SC image, colours and papers. Marlene

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Kevin,
fabulous card, gorgeous and lovely blingy;-))m

Margreet said...

gorgeous, chic creation with fab colouring, Kevin!
xxx Margreet

jimlynn said...

Love all the gold!!! Classy looking and so pretty.
Lynn

Kim Kutie said...

Beautiful card Kevin.

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous die cuts Kevin, I love the image and those gorgeous papers.

Hugs Julie x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Kevin.
Sue x

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! FABulous image..LOve the gold Kevin..
Chrissyxx

Lozzy T said...

beautiful card Kevin and you have made her look so elegant with your colouring and colours. love your gold swirls
Lozzy xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Krafty Kows said...

Wow such a gorgeous card. Jeanette

Wedgie said...

Couldn't agree more Kevin...more snow = more time to craft! :-)

Love this card, its very elegant. Great colour combo, goes with your image so well.

Keep safe in the snow! Wedgie xxx

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and gorgeous, Kevin!! I love the gold frame and swirls!! The image is so pretty and you colored her beautifully!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Daniele said...

just loving all that sparkle and bling
hugs

Vicky said...

Gorgeous and beautiful as always hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

I really like this image Kevin and the card you have made with her is fab it is so glamorous looking. We have very little snow here in Manchester I am glad to say xx

Isabelle Linnér said...

What a gorgeous card. Really glamorous and the gold paper fits so well with the stamp.
Hugs Isabelle

Sherryn said...

beautiful card Kein, great design and image. watching your snow on our tv news. Stay warm xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kevin, fabulous image.
Wendy xx

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card Kevin
hugs Anke

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so elegant - i love the touches of gold
Lisa x

Jackie C said...

Just fabulous Kevin,beautifully executed.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous colour combination Kevin and loving the image too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous and so ver elegant! Love the beautiful dies you used to compliment the background!

Debi said...

The glitter paper was certainly aq nice gift and looks wonderful on this card. Wonderful color on that image.

Beryl said...

It's a lovely card Kevin. Really like Blanche, the glitter paper and the die cuts.
Beryl xx

tilly said...

Love how elegant you have made this look, what super papers you had for Christmas. wish I was so slim again!
fab colouring
Tilly

Bella´s Bastelecke said...






This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

Hugs Judith

http://bellasbastelecke.blogspot.de/

http://judithsmenue.blogspot.de/

Yuri said...

Hi Kevin! this is very gorgeous elegant! I love the sparkly gold swirls and frame, and fabulous colouring.

Please stay safe in the snow, and stay warm.
Yuri xxx

Olga said...

This is very elegant and pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Linda said...

So pretty Kevin. She reminds me of Joan Collins when she was in Dynasty. I love the gray and sparkly gold combination.

Evie said...

I absolutely love this, love the colours combination and sparkles!

Hugs.
Evie

Supri said...

golden lady!!!!!!!!!!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card Kevin.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

Fantastic card Kevin, love the glittery frame and swirls :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

wow so stunning kevin.really fabulous design and colours and i love the sc image :D

xx coops xx

Rose said...

Gorgeous card Kevin, I love the gold swirls. It's snowing here too at the moment, it's coming down quite hard now and looks very pretty.

Rose xx

NGCARDS said...

This is such a pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Lisa M said...

She's magnificent Kevin. The definition of her eyes and the pleating on her outfit are so detailed. A very classy and stunning card!!

Kim Dellow said...

That is gorgeous Kevin, she is knock out and great matching with the sparkle!
Glad you like the pencil article, thanks! You should definitely get your pencils out and have a play!
Have a great creative week!
Kim

Archana Joshi said...

I love the colours of your card and beautiful colouring on this fab image. Your creations always amazed me, Kevin. TFS.
Hugs,
Archana

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card Kevin! Great image and fantastic coloring.

nwilliams6 said...

Kevin, this is gorgeous. She is so pretty - this is how I look inside (LOL). Love the gold and your wonderful coloring. Stay warm! Hugz!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is stunning Kevin. You have coloured her superbly especially her hair. You have created a fantastic layout.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

Kevin, your glittered die cuts are AMAZING! you've captured the glitter so well in your photo, too. Is this your new chef and maid? hehe very pretty image, and an elegant "garden party" feel to your card. I just noticed that I was not following you. No WONDER I don't see all your creations. Now I'll never miss a post!
thank you for all the ideas and for sharing your fabulous talent! hugs, de

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Wow...Kevin...Stunning card...gorgeous image...Julieannex

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Kevin… what a fab image and your colouring is beautiful (love her earrings!)… love the gorgeous papers and embellies… the sparkle looks fab! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Stay safe and warm!
Hugs Sue xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. This is so glamorous. Great design, Kevin.

jo said...

Very elegant & love all the gold sparkle!
Hugs Jo x

Deb said...

oh wow, this is totally stunning, love it!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Kevin .Exquisite! love the image and the glittery frame , along with the punched edges .
Shirley-Anne

brenda said...

Another one I'm very late arriving at Kevin, a very elegant card with all those lovely swirls and pretty lattice borders.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Kevin. Just a quick comment to let you know that you have been a winner over at Digistamps4Joy http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful and elegant, I love all the sparkle
Lindsay xx

Bea und Doreen said...

such a beautiful card Kevin. lovely image as well
Hugs
Doreen xx

Andrea C said...

Woosh, WOW stunning card x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- love all of the shimmer! We are not getting much snow in Chicago.... 1 1/5 inches so far which is really really low for our area!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi Kevin,
I am back from my vacation,but sick, I have flue.
Stunning card.
Hugs Tamara

Vee said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week, hope to see you again.
xx Vee

Besthobbyeva said...

Such a fantab card. I love this little sassy lady. Great job coloring and the bling is just prefect.

Laurie
serenityscrappers

Dora said...

Kevin, this is gorgeous, love the image and all the glitter on your card.. just the perfect touch xx

angelwhispers said...

Wow Kevin this sure is an elegant card just superb and loving your colour combo!! I have been in nearly all weekend just popped out yesterday for more essentials and straight home!! Take Care Love Chanelle xx

sara said...

gorgeous card love all the sparkle thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
hugs sara x x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW! Blanche is looking a babe here Kevin!
Hugs Laurie xx

Faye said...

I do like when you play with this stamp Kevin. She looks gorgeous with the gold and flourishes. X

Claudia said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!

Hugs

Claudia

sarah-Jane said...

Fab girly card Kevin. I love the image and the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Merry said...

This is such an elegant card...the embellishments work so well with that image.

sue-b said...

coloured to perfection Kevin , the eyes and hair are fab and i love all the dies you have used.
sue-b xx

Crafty Moni said...

Love your card, and the way you framed your image:) Great coloring, like always:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Scrap Affair said...

She looks stunning! Reminds me of Sophia Loren :)

heidy said...

Beautiful card Kevin,thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Judy said...

Hey Kevin,

There's something about this green that just goes perfect with the theme to this card. It really does say elegant. Gorgeously designed and fab coloring!!

xo
Judy

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week x

Alessandra said...

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow wooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
woow
Kevin, this is wonderful!
xoxo, Alessandra

Monica said...

Another beaut! Love the flourishes.
Monica xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is a very elegant card...great subtle colouring and vavoom with that sparkly diecut and swirls. The flower on the bow is fabulous!

Julie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the glittery frame and swirls! Hugs, Juliex

Dannii said...

Gorgeous! Loving the bling. x