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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Little Women - Saturday 4th January 2014

Good Morning Friends!

From a pretty simple card yesterday, to one that took much longer to make! Mr Mojo is still feeling a little lazy and lacking in enthusiasm  but once I got the idea for this card and once I'd started, he did sit on my shoulder and play along for a while!

Today's card is my Design Team project for Nicecrane Designs - if you love vintage images of all kinds, from romantic to quirky, cute and humorous you should visit this website for an exceptional choice of coloured images and digi stamps. Click on this link to check it out

For this project I chose to work with one of the latest releases 'Your Magical Name'. The files are for you to colour and add the name of your choice to the banner, either writing, stamping or digitally!

These are the images

I chose four of the images and used my Sissix Accordian Die to create the card - the names I chose to use are from Louise M. Allcott's novel, Little Women, even though  the ages of the girls don't match the story! With four images to work with, it seemed like a nice idea!

I coloured the girls using drawing ink: I wanted to create the effect of old hand-coloured photos where just the main image is coloured, usually in blue,green and pink hues,which really stand out. Drawing Ink is great for this effect and for colouring Vintage images in general, I love it.

 I then die cut the images on to Spellbinders dies that matched the inners of the accordion die and inked the edges of the shapes.. To complete the card I added die cuts, ribbons, flourishes and paper flowers - all the details are listed below.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, if you choose to - I really appreciate it and love to read them!

Love Carole X

Materials used:
Images: Your Magical Name: Nicecrane Designs
Drawing Inks: Cosmic Shimmer
Sissix Accordian Die; Decorative Flourish set
Spellbinders : Labels 1, Fanciful Flight,Floral Corner One
Papers: Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Distress Inks
Ribbons, gems, paper flowers


  1. Wow Carole, I think you already know how much I love the accordion die and Ignacio's beautiful images look wonderful showcased in this card. I love the way you have coloured them to look like hand coloured photos, it works so well. This is one very beautiful card! Hugs, Anne x

    1. Lol and I finally got a chance to use it and love it too! XX

  2. Beautiful work Carole, lovely how you've coloured your stunning images... and that die is definately on my wish list...


  3. Oh how beautiful! The Little Women theme is such a good idea and the colours and embellishments are gorgeous.

  4. Wowww,woww,wowwww Carole,,,,,absolutely a play of art my friend,,,,what a gorgeus coloring,,and all over love your inked spellbinder dies, waht creative idea to add the famous Little Women`` Names,,,,,,,,,,love it, love it love it,,,,I´ll be posting in my blog,,,,,you can be sure and direct to my fav at pinterest. You are Rock.

  5. Carole...where's your crown? I can't wait to see it doing the Queenly wave from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  6. Wow! Carole beautiful creation, I love the idea of that Die.
    Those images are brilliant, great that you have named them.
    Your mojo has definitely found his way home

    Patricia xxx

  7. Hi Carole,
    All I can say is FABULOUS.

  8. Hi Carole,
    what a superb creation. I love this design, and those images are so perfectly coloured in. No wonder everyone is saying WOW.
    Mr Mojo certainly wasn't sleeping or hiding for this wonderful creation. lol.
    Happy New Year to you and hubby.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. All I can say is WOW!! this is truly a work of art!!

    Amazing : )


  10. Oh my word this absolutely fabulous!!!!! My favourite book of all time, which I read about 18 months ago. Hugs Christine xx

  11. Thanks for the tip to the site, I'll check it out! I have Mr. Mojo tied up and held hostage at the moment, lol He's not going anywhere! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina ♥