Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Let them eat Cake


I've had this gorgeous image coloured for absolutely ages but what put me off was the bow on her sleeve doesn't stamp that well. I'm finding some of my favourite stamp companies their quality of stamps are not as good as they were and even though they are more than happy to exchange them sometimes I just can't be bothered especially as this isn't the first stamp its happened to, so I've started to avoid buying them which is a shame.
So I should have used a Memento pen to draw the line but its gone missing so it was a good job I used a white bow and no colouring was involved.
The sketch is from The Sketchy Challenge I think there's enough of it left to considered although its still a bit clean and simple for me but this seems to be the new me at the moment.
I used the Harrington vine die from Simon Says stamps and I've acquired a new punch from Martha Stewart for the flowers although the larger ones are a Elizabeth Designs one. The corners are La La Land die but even that has a bit of an issue nothing a sharp knife can't deal with still a pain though.


I could have layer more of her hair like the ringlets could be done separate has could the rolls but there were a lot of cutting with this for example each one of the bows.
Looks like things are looking up and I actually made two cards yesterday, lets hope this continues.


52 comments:

  1. Debby you are far too critical of yourself! The bow looks fine to me I can't see where it didn't stamp. I know what you mean about dies though sometimes I have to put them through that many times, add shims, metal cutting plates - whew! Your card is gorgeous I love it!! Susan x

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  2. Debby she is gorgeous I love your cards so much and don't pop by as often as I should great job Hun

    Emma x

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  3. Such a pretty card Debby, love this image and all your pretty layers.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. ohhhhh this is soooo pretty, love the little flowers so sweet
    hugs

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  5. OMG, WHAT AN AMAZING CARD!!! :)

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  6. Gorgeous card Debby, I like the adorable image, the papers and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

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  7. Debby she's adorable and live your colours, I quite agree and quality of stamps from certain companies aren't as good and like you I have stopped buying.

    Anne

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  8. I can relate to the dies Debby, sometimes I feel I could run over them with the car..lol..but this little image is gorgeous, beautiful colouring and such a pretty design..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. Gorgeous card Debby, love the colours and beautiful design.

    Donna x

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  10. This is just so beautiful. love your colour combo and the lovely DP.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  11. Well I think your card looks beautiful!

    Maybe you should let, either the Company, or the Supplier of your Stamps and Dies know they are not working properly?

    I sell crafty products online and would ALWAYS want to know if products arn't working properly, that way we could all, including us as sellers, vote with our feet by not buying them?

    We sometimes have to do that with products in Supermarkets, so I think we should do it with Crafty things too:)
    Michelle x

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  12. Beautiful card,love the image and gorgeous design.xxx

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  13. A gorgeous card Debby. Love the iage - even though it was a pain for your to stamp and layer up - the 'fleur de lys' bp is a great touch and those corners are just divine.
    Beryl xx

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  14. Brilliant Debby love this card, the image, the colours and the layout are just perfect for this sweet image
    jacqui xx

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  15. Lovley card Debby, she a sweettie.

    Hugs Suze xx

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  16. Oh wow hun, she is awesome! xx

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  17. Stunning card Debby. I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

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  18. Beautiful Card. The image is so cute and your colouring is wonderful. The papers are pretty and the layout is great.

    Zoe
    xxxx

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  19. This is so sweet and I love the subtle colours too.

    Sharon x

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  20. Debby, stop criticising your work - your cards are fabulous and this one is no exception - fabulous image and detailing and lovely layout and papers. Hugs, Claire x

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  21. so beautiful debby.really love this gorgeous image and the soft elegant colours and design are fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

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  22. Beautifully coloured and designed Debby, love your colours, Kate x

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  23. This is gorgeous Debby. I know with the stamped images a lot are not coming out that great for me but I am never sure if it is me with not having a lot of pressure in my wrist and fingers.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  24. gorgeous card debby - a real beauty xx

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  25. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I love the colours too a fabulous creation, hugs pops x x x

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  26. Beautiful card! Lilis images are so detailed I tend to stamp them on something soft like a mouse mat to get a better image.

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  27. You've done a brilliant job with the bow my friend! I've had to do that myself a few times and it really is annoying!

    Your creation is just gorgeous with all of your pretty flowers, lace and colors! HUGS :)

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  28. Beautiful creation hun, love the soft colours & the image is fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  29. oh wow! this is so pretty Debby, I love the image.and the It so frustrating when we get stamps that don't stamp well :( like you won't bother buying again.
    Its alright them saying send them back its not always that easy thats why we buy online in the first place. grumble over...lol
    Love the clean colours and style of your card, its Beautiful!
    Hugs Mau xx
    will be back to see what I have been missing very soon.

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  30. Beautiful card I can't see nothing wrong with your bow your cards are always so lovely ginnyx

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  31. She looks pretty perfect to me!
    Hugs, Renee

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  32. What a gorgeous card. This image is fantastic...so girly and beautiful.

    The design is so lovely debby! Love the colours and patterns you chose and those pretty pearls on the pattern of the DP.

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  33. Oh Debby this is gorgeous!!
    XXX Heidy

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  34. Beautifully coloured card, with a lovely image.

    Hazel

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  35. lovely card, love the adorable image and pretty papers and colours. Fab flowers and die cut swirl xx

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  36. Hi Debby, what a beautiful card. Love the colours and stamp you have used. XXX

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  37. Gorgeous card, your choice of colours are perfect

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  38. Beautiful card, can't see anything wrong with the bow, stunning as always.

    Kath x

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  39. It sounds like a bit of a pain in the backside kind of card to do - but it was so worth it in the end, as it's absolutely devine, luv Sam x

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  40. Beautiful card Debby, you do such an amazing job with your stamp layers. I am so super envious of your talent. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week xox

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  41. A gorgeous card as usual Debby very pretty
    Love lea x

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  42. This is exquisite, hun! Such beautiful colours and details - so lovely!!

    I've had some difficulty with removing card from complicated dies, but someone recommended rubbing over the die with a tumble-dryer cloth, and that seems to work for me. I hope that's a useful tip for you!

    Also, I use Tsukineko Tack'n'peel on my acrylic block for unmounted rubber stamps, it gives a better impression than just gluing the stamp on with a stick glue. I've also begun using an old mouse mat as a support for my card when I'm stamping onto it, that seems to give a better image. Hope all this helps!

    love Mags B xx

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  43. wow, this is stunning, love that image!
    Debxx

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  44. Oh wow this is fabulous, great job!
    Lovely image and beautiful details;-))m

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  45. Such a beautiful card - the image is adorable and I love the soft colours you have used x

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  46. Oh wow Debby you never fail to please!! this is stunning !!

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  47. this is gorgeous. I love the colors.

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  48. Oh Debby this image is so gorgeous and she looks even more amazing decoupaged! Gorgeous colours too. Thanks for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges, hugs, Jane x

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