Wednesday 15 April 2015

Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girl

Good morning sugar fans! 

Wow, I can't believe it, another Wednesday is here. Sadly I've lost a week due to a bout of flu, followed by a cold, then a poorly stomach and finally a cold sore with swollen glands. Yep, I've officially been in the wars. Basically I've not been outside for over a week, spending most of it in bed or laying on my sofa. Although I do have health conditions I'm not normally ill with anything (if you know what I mean), and I always get my flu jab - so where the heck this came from I really don't know. I just wish it would clear off now ;p

Anyhow onto something more cheerful, it's time to share my Sugar Nellie Design Team card with you today. I thought I would use another Gorjuss girl stamp, and this one is called 'You Brought Me Love', and again I used one of my fav colour combos - green and lilac.  Funkykits (the home of Sugar Nellie) have a great collection of both new and old Gorjuss Girl stamps.

Remember we still have a few days left of our 'Gorjuss Party Launch' competition on the Sugar Nellie blog - to enter you must include a Gorjuss stamp (new or old) on your card or project and enter it at the linky on the blog page.

Here's What I Did
I started with a white shaped card base which I matted with LOTV patterned paper edged with distressing ink. I stamped the Gorjuss girl onto watercolour card (I masked of the little squirrel and leaves), then using distressing inks and watercolouring pencils (from WH Smiths) I coloured both her and the background in, this was then die cut it into an oval. I die cut another oval in lilac card and one white fancy edged oval in white card. All the ovals were then attached to my finished Gorjuss topper and added to my card base. To finish off I added some die cut flowers and a few punched out butterflies.
Here's What I Used
Stamp: 'You Brought Me Love' Gorjuss Girl Stamp available from Funkykits,
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Crafters Companion Watercolour CS, Lilac, Green & White CS, Lili Of the Valley (LOTV) 'Promises' Paper Pad, Yellow Glitter CS
Distressing Inks (DI) & Watercolour Pencils (WCP): Skin - Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick (Both DI) / Hair - Black Soot (DI) / Dress & Tights - Lilac, Yellow, Purple (All WCP), Milled lavender (DI) / Boots, Ribbon & Pinafore - Yellow (WCP), Wild Honey, Mill Lavender (Both DI) / Background & Ground - Lilac (WCP), Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concorde (Both DI)
I did use a few Inktense pencils but I forgot which ones - sorry!
Dies: MFT Die-namics 'Blueprint 14 & 3', MFT 'Flower & Leaf Trio', Die'sire 'Lace Bloom', Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Tattered Lace 'Ovals', Go Kreate ' Large Frames - Frilly #10', Xcut 'Ovals'
Other: Butterfly Punch, White Copic Ink

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Don't forget to  join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
x Janine x


Dotty Jo said...

So sorry to hear how poorly you've been! I'm off work today with bronchitis so can sympathise! Lovely card, such gorgeous colouring and pretty colour combo, Jo x

Ali said...

Great card considering how rubbish you must have been feeling - glad you are on the mend ((hugs)) xxx

Marilyn said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well Janine and it sounds like it was rough.
I do have to say, it sure didn't affect your card mojo though because this card is gorgeous. Love, love,'s so delicate and so very pretty. Fab colouring and those flowers look terrific.

Beckie Williams said...

I am so sorry you have not been feeing well. You card is just incredible. Feel better soon!!

Kat W said...

So sorry to hear you've not been well, let's hope that was all your illness over and done with for the year in one go!
I think this year the flu jab wasn't effective against many strains of flu and quite a lot of people still got it :-(

On a much more cheerful note, your card is an absolute delight - I love the pretty colours and the arrangement of flowers around the image :-)

I am so loving these Go Kreate dies as well since I got my hands on them, they are just such a fab shape!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Janine! I love that lemon and lavender combo, so fresh and Spring- like. My fav' Go Create card shape too. Love it! Just gorgeous in all the little details. Love the yellow centres of the flowers. Beautiful card. Hugs, Wends x

coops said...

so stunning janine.a really pretty gorjuss girl and your colour combo and design are beautiful :D
i hope you are feeling better soon.

xx coops xx