When your feeling Blue......!!!!!!!!!!

Hope your all having a fab Bank Holiday!
Well what can I say, the weather so far is Cr..ubbish, my hubby is in bed with man flu and the kids are fed up........so what do I do?? Go water colour a Tilda!!!!lol
I keep seeing this swing on Tent cards and Tilda actually 'swings'!!So I thought I'd have ago and see if it worked on an easel card and it worked! ..
Ive distressed the edges with my scissors but this time I haven't inked them and added a couple of distressed flowers again using the 'Tattered Floral Sizzix Die'.
The corners are 'New ' in from The Stampman (they arent actually new, just something we forgot about and when Jill tried to get some more they were VERY limited. Jill and I have already raided them and I definately want more!!)

The swing is attached by two gold rings (can't think of what they are called, as hubby is watching 'Lord of the rings!!)LOL

I don't know why, but Im so addicted to water colouring with Distress inks at the moment. I find it so relaxing .


Bee and Dee said...

Love the card really clever, I like colouring with distressed ink, but keep raiding debbies pro markers at the moment Bee

Rachel said...

Gorgeous debbie doo :D Love how you've made her swing! I find watercolouring relaxing too! I sit and colour when i'm watching tv so i've got some done :)
Hugs, Rachel xx

Fleur said...

OMG Debbie this is totally awesome. The colouring is fab, the flowers are amazing and the design is stunning
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lizzy said...

WOW Debbie your card is gorgeous hun, beautiful colouring ~ luv your stunning flowers xx Lizzy xx

chris said...

Hi there Debbie
wow talk about thinking out of the box,you are amazing, love the idea, its perfection it really is.
hugs chris xx

Christine said...

Wow this is awesome x

Sally H said...

It's stunning Debbie! I love the flower and your colouring is wonderful. Sounds like you had one of those days. Let's hope the weather cheers up tomorrow, cos I desperately need to do some gardening before the runner beans on the kitchen window ledge take over completely!

The Stamp Man said...

Such a clever idea my dear:) It's totally totally stunning!!! Maybe it was good that it rained today, lol! I'd better get those corners on the website!!

Tristan Robin said...

another fab easel card. I swear I'm going to find a book LOL LOL

I have never heard of water painting with distress inks - and I have every color produced LOL. How the heck do you do that?

craftimamma said...

This is truly beautiful Debbie. What a gorgeous design. Watercolouring with DIs is my favourite method too and now they've brought out the 12 new colours it's even better.

I think I neeeeeed some of those pretty corners.

Hope your weekend improves on the home front. Having to put up with a bout of man flu is not nice ....... for you that is!

Lesley Xx

G Peplow said...

Your card is a work of art:-)
It's really pretty and the flowers, stunning.x

Kylie said...

Oh Deb your card is stunning! Love the distress inks and all the embellies. Tilda really does swing!! Love it!

Kylie ox

shaz earl said...

Hi Debby
WoW!!!! this truly a stunning card love the way tilda is actually swinging x

Marion said...

Fabulous card. I love how you used the easel card to make her swing in the middle. Fabby flowers and such pretty paper.

angelwhispers said...

Wow this is fabby!!

Love the colours you have used your colouring with DI's is just perfect!!

The card!!! well it's just gorgeous a tented easel just perfect and the swing looks amazing.

If thats not all the flowers and corners are just the most beautiful finishing touch!!

Love Chanelle xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Wow, this is fabulous!
Clare x

Crafteezee said...

Awesome Debbie, love how you have done this card and your choice of colours. Totally Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me on my choice of theme. Hugs Tracy x

Leanne said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW and WOW again!!

Stunning card!!!

Leanne xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wow that is wonderful! Just love the swing. Kim

Diane Whitehouse said...

This is a really clever design, Debbie and your colouring is wonderful!
Diane x

Jane said...

Wow Debbie this is stunning!! Love how you have made her actually swing great idea!

Teresa said...

This is a really stunning card and I just love those flowers so so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week, good luck.
luv Teresa x

Paper Paradise said...

Debbie this is so different, love the floweras and the watercolouring is amazing. Coupled with the swing! Perfection! x

gina g said...

OMG this is amazing such beautiful detail, i love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafts and Me Challenge blog this week. luv gina xx

Mina said...

wow just stunning Debbie...beautifully made...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

WOW this is very clever:-) Tent Easel Card!! This has got to be a first!! Thanks so much for joining in this week at MDUC

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW this is just AWESOME! You always come up with the most innovative and fabulous ideas!

lisa said...

Hi Debbie. Don't men make such bad patients. Hope things are better now the sun is shing. At least the kids can get outside again!!
I love your swinging Tilda. She looks brilliant as an Easel. I would never have thought of doing this.
Those corners are gorgeous, you'll have started another craze!!
Enjoy Half term.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
This looks amazing, I really love the effect in an easel card, I made mine in a tent card, it was a bit fiddly fixing the rings but it was well worth the effort....

Lovely Job!!!

Annie said...

what a stunning card you have created, so ingenious with tilda and beautifully coloured.
hugs, annie x

PatR said...

Gorgeous as always.

Dena said...

Wow!!!! Stunning card! Your watercoloring is beautiful and I just LOOOOOVE the way you hung the swing! So pretty!
Thanks for joining the Simon Says challenge this week, we are so glad you did!
Hugs, Dena

Chantelle said...

This is beautiful - love the hand-made flowers - great job with the challenge and thanks for joining in.

Unknown said...

Ow my god your card has just blown me away. It is just creative genius! Thanks so much for sharing :o)*hugz*

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Tracey Feeger said...

Wow wow wow. What a gorgeous card. I love the handmade flowers. Just stunning. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Unknown said...

Great job with the swing!! Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at MSL.

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Debbie love it.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Trish (-:

Jodie from Oz said...

stunning card, Tilda is adorable and coloured so wonderfully and your flowers are gorgeous. A wonderful take on the challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Vivi Casale said...

that is a stuuning card!!
so beuatifully colored!
Thanks for joining us at MSL!

Lynne K said...

Wow, this is amazing! So clever, and the colouring is beautiful. Just when I think you can't possibly come up with anything better, you do! x

Bribrie said...

C'est drolement beau et trés léger, j'aime beaucoup ! Bravoooo

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