Today I have a "New Baby" card in pastel blue, Gem of a Challenge has Perfect Pastels as their challenge theme this time around and as this little cutie is a Pink Gem digi image it's right at home there.Crafts 4 Eternity has Use Something Digital as its challenge - I'm in! The Sundays with Chrissy challenge is "Animals", hope Teddy Bears count :-) and Crafty Sentiments has Bear Time so I'm entering there too. I've coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils, and I am happy with the result - I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of them :-) I've ordered a load more pencils, can't wait to get them it will increase my range of shades threefold.
The papers are from Kaiser... the Lullaby Collection and my stash, the blue cardstock is from American Crafts. Divas by Design has a Spots and/or Stripes challenge, I have stripes so I'm in.
I've popped all the layers up on foam dots, The Pink Elephant wants us to use Three or More Layers - which is never a problem for me, lol, so I'm entering there.
The swirl is cut with a Marianne D die and the pearls are from my stash; Cutie Pie Challenge this time is Pearls and Swirls, so I'm entering there. Crafty Calendar has Spring Clean - use scraps or stash and Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays challenge is always to use up some of our Stash. Now this image is pretty new (I won it last month) but the paper and pearls are most definitely from my stash.
I added another swirl, cut with the paper the other side up so that the swirl "faced" the other way to the inside of the card, along with papers from the front and a jotting panel edged with Versamark ink.
I did use the sketch from Papertake Weekly, but missed the deadline (again, I'm always doing that!!), luckily for me they have an Anything Goes challenge running so I can enter there anyway and still offer my thanks for a lovely straightforward sketch, lol. Craft Your Passion, Simon Says Challenge and Paper Crafting Journey all have Anything Goes challenges on too, so I'll be entering them.
I think that covers my simple little card, I really loved making this one; the colouring was very therapeutic, and it just "fell" together. I have had a bit of stress this last week or so; my lovely hubby has some health issues - he feels fine, but had bad results from some of the tests run at his annual check up and so we've been to Hospitals for scans, blood tests, Ultra Sounds you name it and are now waiting to go to a Specialist; you really don't like to hear the word "urgent" in any of these places, so I'm a bit distracted at the moment.
We're going away to Malaysia on Monday (all booked and paid for) and got a letter from the Specialist telling us that we were extremely lucky and should consider ourselves honoured (basically!) that they've given us an urgent appointment next Wednesday - our second day in Kuala Lumpur! So we've had to rebook for the day after we get back, which the snooty secretary made quite clear was a personal favour and definitely worthy of some grovelling. I hope we can still enjoy our holiday as Stefan has wanted to go "away" for some time and I'm a don't-enjoy-flying and love-my-log-cabin-holiday type of girl.
Enough from me, I'll be back soon with... something :-) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna