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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Gorgeously Girly Gillian


When I think of all the times I've chased my cards around the garden in the wind and sometimes rain (how sad am I) attempting to seek the perfect picture to post on my blog...all this time lurking in an internet shop was a daylight lamp that would make my life a whole lot easier! Why oh why did it take me so long to make the discovery of just how brilliant these lamps are? Probably because I'm blonde and probably coz I can be a bit of a numpty sometimes!

This is the first card I have photographed using my new lamp and I have to say I'm really pleased with the end result...I didn't have to manipulate the picture too much in Photo Editor either...just a tiny tweek with the contrast to get better clarity and bingo a fairly decent piccy that for once I am happy with!

This is a just because card...just because my craft stuff has been packed away all week whilst we decorated our bedroom...just because I had a quiet hour to myself last night and just because I wanted to try out my NEW LAMP!!!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges...
Wags n Whiskers (# 66)...Black plus ribbons or Pearls
The Paper Shelter (# 37)...Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp...Anything Goes

Digital Image : Prairie Fairie Designs (Purrrfect Friends )
Design Papers : Nitwit Collections (Breath Fresh Air)
Card Stock : Black (Ebay)
Colouring Medium : Promarkers & Smooth White Card
Embellishments : Ribbon from The Range, Pearls from my Craft Stash, Butterfly from Sophie's Craft Stash
Sentiment : Craftwork Cards

29 comments:

Marion said...

Hi Donna,
Wow! I just love this card and the image is just soo cute. Beautiful layout and great colour combo.
hugs
Marion

Georgia said...

This is such a fab card Donna! The pink and blue look lovely together and I love the cute image! Great photo, by the way, the daylight lamp has definitely done a good job, hee hee! :) Love, Georgia xx

Dotty Jo said...

You've managed to get a really bright picture with that new lamp - no wonder you're pleased! Love your card, Jo x

Catherine said...

Your photo is perfect Sweetie and so is your card ! Oh I love love love this image ! What a cutie ! And the cat is so so sweet ! Have a great week-end my dear friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Donna!! This is incredibly sweet!! :) Your colors are so soft and pretty!! Brilliant design!! Have a great weekend! HUGS :)

CraftyC said...

Oh Donna, this is so sweet. Such a cute card and an adorable image. Hubbys just getting the floor down in his office, the furniture and paperwork is spread all over the downstairs and I'm just thinking of how much tidying and cleaning I've to look forward to eek. Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Clairexx

Mags said...

What a fun image - I love her pleased expression! Pretty colours, too, and that bow is gorgeous!!

I had to giggle at your description of chasing a card round the garden, that's happened to me quite a lot this year! I shall have to add a Daylight Lamp to my Christmas list!

Have a good weekend -

luv, Mags x

sharingthepassion said...

Fabulous creation Donna, love it. I just bought a new bulb for mine on thurs i have been lost without it.

Hope you are well sweetie

Ali x

Rosietoes said...

Well done on discovering daylight lamps Donna. I have one but I keep forgetting about it when I come to taking pics. Thanks for the reminder.
Super card and fab image.

Edna x

karen said...

LOl Donna, I have done exactly that today, waiting for a split second gap when the wind stopped to take a pic! It is a great photo, must check out these lamps!

Your card is gorgeous, beautiful colours and always perfect colouring, hugs, Karenx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Pretty cute creation dear.

Sudha
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Vicky said...

Super card Donna....love the cute image and fabulous layout too sweetie...

have a great evening....hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie oh I've so missed your gorgeous creations & this doesnt dissapoint hun its fabulous I love the colours & the image is awesome I do love Gillian.
The lamps are brill arnt they, another trick is if you want 1 either side is just buy a dalight bulb & use it on a normal lamp but if it has a shade remove the shade......voila another cheap daylight lamp lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is lovely Donna, just so pretty! Sweet image, love the colours and fabby bow :o) Lisa x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the pink bow. I'm hoping to get a pop up photo booth for my birthday to improve photos, but I love the daylight lamp.
Nikki x

coops said...

stunning card donna.i love the fun image and fab pretty colours :D
great pics too, the daylight lamps are fab aren`t they.i wouldn`t be without mine now.

xx coops xx

Faye said...

Hey Blondie! I bet your bedroom looks fab! As for this card, it looks soooooooooooooooo pretty because it is soooooooooooooo pretty. The lamp has just highlighted the prettiness. Have a gorgeous Sunday. :)
xxx

Donna Mosley said...

A really gorgeous card Donna, love the adorable image and amazing colouring. Hope you're having a great weekend hun.

Donna x

Janette said...

Such a beautiful card Donna, love the papers and the colour scheme, image is super makes me smile. Janette x

Chris said...

Gorgeous Donna and I love your colouring and the pretty design and colours. I cracked up reading about your daylight lamp discovery, you're the sweetest and now no more chasing around the garden :D. Hugs, Chris xxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sonia said...

Just ADORABLE Donna :) so pretty.
Hugs Sonia xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Donna i love the image and the papers are so pretty.. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww a gorgeous card, what a sweet image, awesome colouring, pretty papers & design, hope you ok, sue,x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Donna,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card Donna, love the image and colours and have fun with your new lamp!
Helen x

Sandra said...

'Just Because' cards are my alltime fav's. Beautiful card Donna. Your daylight lamp is working brilliantly!
Hugs
Sandra x

Mandy said...

Lol Donna, the daylight lamps are brilliant for taking piccy's by, much easier than chasing cards around the garden lol.
Beautiful card, I love that sweet image of Bertie's and the colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx