Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Birthday Girl with lolly bag and kitty (Conie Fong image)

Hi crafty friends,

I've been watching Youtube videos again lol and so I was inspired to create my own background from scratch! Now I'm not a drawer at all so this was very difficult to do but, apart from a big mistake (can you pick it? I'll tell you in a minute) I was happy with how it turned out. The tree is surprisingly easier to create, the rest took a lot more thought. My mistake was when I created the fence I coloured all the vertical pieces without giving consideration to the horizontal pieces that would be in front of the slats. So I had to make the horizontal pieces darker to try and hide what I'd done. I didn't succeed very well but have definitely learned for next time. Probably would be a good idea to draw the background in with a grey-lead pencil first doh! This adorable image with her cat comes from Conie Fong. Thank you so much for coming to check out my card, I really appreciate all of you!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aloha Fridays - in the garden
Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
Catch the Bug - anything goes 
Colour Crazy Challenge -  anything goes wk8
Colouring in Scrapland - anything goes 
Crafting with an Attitude - anything goes 
Crafting with Friends - anything goes 
Crafty Catz - anything goes 
Crafty Creations -  anything goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes  
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with option of girly 
Cupcake Inspirations - pets (she has her kitty with her)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes  
Let's Craft & Create -  anything goes with option of Easter
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes  
Polkadoodles -  anything goes wk9
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - whatever the weather
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) -  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy


  1. Lucy you did a fantastic job with drawing the whole background! Your coloring is super too!!! Thank you once again for joining our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. I love seeing your work!
    -Sandy, DT

  2. Lucy, I think the background is incredible. Your coloring is amazing as usual. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  3. she is so adorable lucy, fabulous colouring and great scene behind. Totally stunning. Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles

  4. Amazing card, beautiful colouring and you've done a brilliant job on the background. Thank you for sharing your card with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie x

  5. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
    Laine - DT

  6. Gorgeous image and fabulous colouring-I wouldn't have noticed the colouring on the fence as wood is very randomly textured
    Carol x

  7. Congratulations on your background you have done a wonderful job. I would never have known about the fence. love the cute image. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Margaret M

  8. Too cute and your coloring is stunning! So happy to have you join in with us at PIP Challenges!

  9. super cute card Lucy, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

    LOVE your image & colouring, the scene is sweet and colours so vibrant & cheery!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  11. Oh wow.. fabulous colouring! I didnt even notice your horizontal strokes till I read. Lot of work you put in. Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Sending love, Ishani.

  12. I think this is stunning and you have done a fantastic job,

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  13. This is just adorable. TFS Let's Craft and Create.............Lis

  14. Your coloring is always so beautiful Lucy! Gorgeous work!
    Thanks so much for playing along with our Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Challenge! We hope you'll join us again for our newest Saturday challenge. AND, if you enjoy sketches, join the Stella Says Sketch challenge for more changes to win!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  15. She is so cute and your coloring skillz are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Hope you join us again. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  16. Fabulous card and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

  17. I would have never noticed your "boo boo" if you hadn't told us! Great job on your background! I'm so glad you shared with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Wendy DT


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