Monday, 26 March 2012

A Little Bit Goth!

Evening Everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine, I am not so good again, chest pains, migraine yada yada yada, seems like every time I do anything lately those are the consequences lol oh well such is life I guess and I am not about to let it stop me.

Today's card is a little bit different for me and I am really quite pleased with it, I didn't have any papers that were what I wanted so I made the purple paper myself, which meant that the card took a lot longer than I really wanted to spend on it but I think it was worth it in the end.

Sorry that the piccies are a little bit blurry, my hands tend to shake when I am not feeling great and it makes it really difficult to take a decent photo.

To make my card I have used an 8"x8" scalloped card blank, some plain black card, I have then added a die cut doily cut from red paper using a Cheery Lynn die and  a my section with my own handmade paper trimmed with black lace.  Next I added my frame and flourishes cut from red paper using Marianne's Design Dies. My image is a stamp from Sugar Nellie and coloured in using Promarkers and Flex markers.  I then added my stips of purple fuzzy ribbon and some black paper flowers to the top right of the card, my thistle flowers to the bottom right (I have had these in my stash for ages and been dying to use them but not known what to do, then this week I get two ideas at once so expect to see some more of them soon lol). I have then added some of my handmade stick pins (to everyone that guessed that Luke made these ones, nope these are mine, Luke likes girly pretty things! lol) and some netty ribbon made in to a bow (which I won in the lovely Rina's candy). Last but not least I added a few peel off stars.

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges,  
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Bingo (I have gone for flowers, lace & ribbon)
Sugar Bowl - The Sugar Nellie Challenge Blog - Challenge 80 - Cathy's Sketch With Optional Spots & Dots
Forever Night Challenge Blog - Freaky Friday Challenge 32 - Colour Challenge
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Blog - Challenge 124 - Spots & Stripes
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Anything Goes At Sweet Stampin

Thanks for reading this post, as always I love to read your comments

Lindsay xx


julie_woolston said...

Wow Lindsay this is fantastic I love all the detail, love the skeletons in the corner.

Thank you hun for your lovely comments on my blog.

Hugs Julie x

jackid said...

Hi Lindsay sorry to hear you are not feeling to good I get the shakes to when not in a good way I hope you start feeling better soon
I am loving your card though it is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect
Have a good evening feel better soon
Jacki xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh wow love the black orange and purple with this sweet image and the bow is fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Linda said...

Oh Lindsay this is stunning. I love these colours together! The layout and the lace is fabulous.

Linda xxx

~ Marie ~ said...

This is different - it's nice to have a change though and this does look great. I have always wanted purple hair so I love the image. Really sorry you are feeling so poorly at the moment though sweetie xxx

emma goddard said...

Great card hun, brilliant xxx

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card I love it , just catching up on viewing , you have made some great creations lately.Sorry you are not too good , take care.
Hugs Elaine

Rina Damay said...

Hi Lindsay,

oh i love the charm in the netty ribbon, The Black Netty ribbon from May Arts :) and love your coloring too. Feel better soon and Keep Creating..

Rina Damay

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool - great Halloween feeling.

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,sorry to hear you have not been feeling well sweetie,as for your card just love the paper you have made Hun its just brilliant,and love the black makes it so effective,hugs Cherylxxxxx

GoonerGirl said...

Wow this is fabulous Lindsay I love everything about it. Sorry to hear you are not feeling good again. Try and rest and take care. Have emailed you. Chris xx

Celia Harrington said...

Great card Lindsey, Love the Colours and layout and the lace and charms finish it off xxxxxxxxxx

she3655 said...

Oh WOW what a stunning caed, I Love the colours you've used...
Shelagh x

mixamatoasties said...

Love it. One of my favourite stamps - that has disappeared from my house cos I can't find her anywhere!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey, I like the image the fab colours and the net ribbon.
Kevin xx

Sandra H said...

Good on you Lindsay nice to know your ailments are not stopping you from creating such beautiful cards and this one is another stunner, l do hope though that your feeling better:)xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Lindsay, it's such a great card! I just love that striking colour combo and the black accents! xx

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Lindsay! I love the whole goth theme! and your purple paper is beautiful !! The embellishments are all stunning!
Sorry you are still not feeling good hun! hope you feel a bit better soon!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Tracy said...

That is a great card.
I love those images.
Sorry you aren't feeling well, hope everything works out for you.

Eileen said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeing so well. I hope things improve for you soon Lindsay. This card is 'hot stuff' I love it ... always a sucker for Red, black and purple! take care
Eileen xx

craftattack said...

Great card! Valerie

Red Kitty said...

Sorry you not feeling well hun, hope you pick up soon. Know how you feel though, I had an awful migraine the other weekend, takes days to go :-(
The card is awesome, I love the stamp, she is adorable. The colours work really well together, you done a fab job with it, very different and very affective. X

cotnob said...

Great card Lindsay, I love your stick pins and thistle flower embellishments.

coops said...

fabulous card lindsay.loving the goth colours and details and really fab gg girl :D
your take care hun,

xx coops xx

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card. Great colours and I love the image
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

rachel said...

Brilliant card Lyndsay - love the Gothic look - I have a few nieces who this would be perfect for! Hope you feel better soon! Lots of love Rachel xx

Abbie721 said...

Hope you feel better soon sweetie, just soooo love this card fabulous image love the little flowers, thank you for joining us at forever night challenge this week xx

Kathryn said...

Hey feel better soon :) love it fabulously gothy xx

Lily Anuska said...

Lindsay beautiful card. Many wonderful details. Beautiful flowers and pins, lovely image. I like purple hair. Indeed special card. I hope you feel better. Lily Anuska

Hazel said...

Hi Lindsay

Oh dear girl sorry you're not feeling well - I hope you feel better soon.

Your card is stunning and the purple paper was well worth making!

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Hazel x

Becca Fabozzi said...

Great Halloween card. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

Vee Cassidy said...

Brilliant card, Lindsay I must have missed this one when I was catching up. Great layout and textures your stick pins are amazing. Vee xx

Wedgie said...

Fab card, great colours. Hope you're feeling better soon and thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin, Wedgie xxx

Erika said...

Super goth colours, thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge and good luck.
Happy crafting,