Thursday, April 26, 2012

At Last a Card!

Well at last I've made a card.... can't say Mrs Mojo is "back" but it's my cousins birthday and I like to make a card "for her" rather than use one from my stash, and I did enjoy the process once I started.
Joanna Sheen has For Someone Special as their challenge, so I'm entering there.  Crafty Sentiments has For a Child and Crafty Creations has "Feminine Card for a Little Girl", and while my cousin's not a little girl I think the card fits!
While I haven't been actually crafting, I have been buying... funny how that bit of your Mojo never seems to disappear, lol, so this card started when I found some new paper pads by Crafters Choice in Spotlight.  Now you know I love a bargain and these WERE; the papers on this card are from a pad of 120 on sale at $15... and they're 12" x 12" pads!!  This is the Basics pack (spots, stripes, checks etc) in "Gelati".  The horizontal strip is from Kaisercraft's Class of '87 collection... I keep all my offcuts and eventually I get to use them!  The black cardstock really makes the colours pop... I love using it and lucky for me Crazy 4 Challenges has Use Black Cardstock as its challenge.  I used a textured pearl black paper behind the image panel (cut with one of my new Impress dies)  Everything is popped up on foam dots (of course!), the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is "Loaded with Layers" (use three or more layers... No Problem, I'm in!
The sketch is from Papertake Weekly, I think the symmetry works well with such geometric paper.  The image is another new purchase, Wrynn Birthday Girl from Tiddly Inks, as soon as I saw them around Blogland I knew she had to be mine... so I've grabbed a few, they'll be showing up here a lot; too cute!  Sundays with Chrissy has a Favourite Colours theme, I love ALL colour, 'specially bright colours (on cards, anyway) so I'm in there too. 
I've coloured with Copics but I've changed the card I use... not on purpose I might add!  I went to my usual supplier and, being too lazy to find it for myself, asked if they had any more of "this", to be told they were not getting any more but had three packs left - being greedy I grabbed two and when I opened it the other night it is WAY lighter - too light to use as a base card, and WAY more absorbent than my usual, so harder to use with Copics; looks like I have to find another type of card! Whinge over!  
Back to my card; The Pink Elephant has Hello Sunshine (use yellow) and Colour Me Copic wants us to use our Yellows which I have done (I like the Y0s, with a bit of Y31 for shade).  I added Stickles to Wrynn's yellow present and Gloss to her  shoes... everybody knows your party shoes HAVE to be Patent, lol, Stampin' for the Weekend has Sparkle and Shine as their challenge so I'm entering there. 
The pearls (coloured with Copics), Dew Drop flower centres and brads are from my stash, as is the yellow ribbon (Divas by Design has Buttons and/or Bows, for their challenge - I have "bow") as are the flowers, Fairy Fun Fridays and Copic Oz both have Anything With Flowers and Waste Not Wednesdays wants us to use our stash, so I'm entering there too.
The inside is finished with papers from the front and the sentiment that came with Wrynn - too easy!  Simon Says Challenge and Oozak both have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm entering there too.
Phew! That's it for today, I've got a couple more cards on the go... so I'll be back soon.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna

15 comments:

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Donna...love the cute image and pretty layout too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, love the inside as well as the outside. Your colouring looks great. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Tracey T said...

Fabulous card, Donna! I love these images and you've coloured her perfectly. And what a bargain with those papers - the colours are just beautiful. Hugs, Tracey x

Kathy Jones said...

This is just darling Donna!!! Great colours and colouring!! Thanks so much for playing the CopicOz Challenge!! :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Hi Donna, lovely to see another Western Australian! Adore your card, the image is stunning, so beautifully coloured... makes for a charming card. Lovely to have you participate in the Joanna Sheen challenge this fortnight...

debby4000 said...

Oh I love adorable cute card Donna its so gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Suzi said...

Wow! Donna, this is just too cute for words. I love that sweet image and your layout. A fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Joanna Sheen. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love the bold colours and sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxx

Elaine said...

Fabulous card I love this well done Hugs Elaine

Céline said...

beautiful love the combo
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Wishcraft said...

Aww this is just adorable Donna! Love that sweet image and the papers are gorgeous - such lovely colours. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Pat K said...

Love your sweet card Donna. So beautifully coloured and put together. I'm sure your Cousin will love it. Who can't resist these cute images!
Hugs, Pat K.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card love the beautfiul colouring and the black matting which really makes it all "pop"
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Andrea said...

I love your card, cute image! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Love that sweet image!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa