Playing with photographs

Sometimes it is difficult to find just the right background for a project. I wanted to use the girl from the progressive freebie image from Dragons Lair and put her in front of a tree. Of course I did not decide this until after I had printed her out and coloured her in which made finding a suitable tree somewhat tricky. Then I remembered that I took some photographs of Stourhead (a local National Trust property) decorated for Christmas last year. Problem solved!

Materials used:SAM_2417(watermarked)
Dragons Lair Free Digital Image
blending card
Copic pens
designer card from Trimcraft Silent Night pad
printer card
white tulle
A5 white card blank

Print out the image to the required size and colour in with the Copic pens.  Fussy cut the image (I  cut the fairy off mine because I did not want to use it this time.)

Print out the background photo to the required size and trim.

Cover the front of an A5 card blank with the designer card then attach the photo.

Glue the girl to the card with 3d glue or foam pads.

Finally tie a knot in the middle of a length of tulle and glue to the left side of the card. 


I also made a couple of ATC’s while I was at it. I usually print out a smaller size of the image I am using to try out colours on. Most of the time these smaller images now turn out not too bad and make good ATC’s.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Challenge
Christmas Card Challenge #51
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #22
Always Playing With Paper #52
Crafting From The Heart #87
Craft Your Passion #289
The Cutie Pie Challenge #93 – Cute and Christmassy
Make My Monday – Oh Christmas Tree!
A Snowflakes Promise #10



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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7 Responses to Playing with photographs

  1. Geri G says:

    Wow – your coloring/shading is amazing….and so is your fussy cutting! Awesome attention to detail – your cards are mesmerizing! Thanks for sharing with us at ‘the challenge’ Happy crafting!

  2. sue says:

    Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining Cutie Pie CAS Card challenge cheers Sue N x

  3. JoAnn B. says:

    Pretty card and great coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  4. coldwaters2 says:

    Gorgeous card thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    lorraine x

  5. Marina says:

    This is a clever idea and a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  6. Andree Clark says:

    Such a fab project, love your colouring and the photo is a smashing idea. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  7. Pat K says:

    Beautiful card with such a lovely background. Very creative. Thanks for playing along with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K x

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