Friday, May 04, 2012

Just Because

I was going to make a Mother's Day card for my Mum today (really will have to get on to that, lol) but I  I decided to make a card "just because" instead.
 I used this cutest of cute images, one of the newest releases from Sassy Cheryl (actually I'm not sure it is the cutest of them, they're all pretty darn cute!), this is Sweet Little Avery ... don't worry, I didn't stop at one (you know I can't) so the others I picked will be featuring soon. To enter the Sassy Cheryl challenge, all you have to do is use Any SC image... easy-peasy, I'm in! Craft Us Crazy wants us to use our Favourite Stamp Company or Found Inspiration for their challenge; I have several "favourites", Sassy Cheryl is one, so on that basis I'm entering the challenge.  I've coloured with Prismacolor Pencils... except the flesh, which I prefer to use Copics for.
I've used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches this time around, I needed a really simple sketch to get away with using the paper I'd chosen, from Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills collection - then I used a different sheet, still from the same pad at least, lol. 
The pink and blue cardstock is by American Crafts and the buttons, pearls, rhinestones and ribbon are from my stash; meaning I'll be entering the Waste Not Wednesdays challenge. Crafty Sentiments has Spots and or Stripes for their challenge, my paper is spotty and my ribbon is stripy, so I'm entering there.  The Crafty Sentiments MONTHLY Challenge is Spring Creations, Stamptacular Sunday ChallengeBy the Cute and GirlyOozak andThe Pink Elephant all have Spring themes so I'm entering those too.
The inside of the card is finished very simply t match the front... I still managed to forget to add the stitching that I used on the front (that's TWICE I've used my sewing machine now!!), never mind it still "fits".
Gem of a Challenge wants us to use Pink Blue and Green - which I have, so I'm in there; Craft Your Days Away has Just for Children and Digital Tuesday has Bugs and Blooms... the little flower and couple of ladybirds may be pushing it a bit, but I'm entering there too.  
Papertake Weekly and Creative Craft Challenges both have Anything Goes challenges, no problem entering there, lol.
Well that's it for today, I've got a couple of images coloured up and ready to go - of course NONE of them is the one for my Mothers Day card or my Dad's birthday card (which is on Monday, better get on to that too, lol) I'll be back in a day or so, until then, Happy Crafting, Donna 


34 comments:

Mynnette said...

Oh so cute! That little girlie is such a doll!!! LOVE the bead flower!!! :)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Donna and what an adorable image.
luv
Debby

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Donna...love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

Sassy Cheryl said...

So glad you decided to do a 'just because' card. This is simply gorgeous! And I LOVE the way you colored in her hair. Simply stunning.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Mary said...

I love this! You did an awesome job coloring and I really like the added stitching. So cute. I see by your Perth clock that we are 12 hours difference in time. Just beginning to get around and prepare for the day here in South Carolina. Thanks so much for contributing to the Oozak challenge. Good luck!

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Fabulous colours and I LOve the idea of the pearls round that little flower.
Chrissyxx

Pat K said...

Super cute card Donna. Beautifully coloured and paired with DP. TFS. Hugs, Pat K.

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant creation hun! Thanks for joining in at PTW! xxx

Laine said...

Hi Donna,
Your card is fabulous. I love the image of your cute girl and her little bug friend. Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine for this weeks Challenge.
Hugs
Laine
x

Tracey T said...

This is super-cute, Donna! Love the combination of the stripy ribbon and spotty paper and the colours are fabulous! Hugs, Tracey xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

I like your "just because" card, great stitching and lovely colouring on her hair
Hugs Kate xx

Natascha said...

Aww, so cute! Love your card. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this week. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Amy said...

OMGosh, this is just too cute! Love her and the colors scheme you've used with her...just too sweet!

Paper Bagley said...

Your use of Cheryls digi is wonderful...well done!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Donna! Great coloring of the Avery image.

Lora said...

This is so pretty! Love that image and your colouring is fab!
Thanks for joining us at By The Cute and Girly this month.
Lora x

Lora said...

Forgot to say, thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday too :)
Lora x

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, this is CUTE! I love that fun dp and the pretty buttons. Great sewing, and her hair is AMAZING! You better get to work on all those cards you've got to make!!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! ~Hugs!

Brigitte said...

She is soooooo cute!!! I love your colouring, the patterned paper, ribbon and buttons (I guess I just like all of it, lol!!!). Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

Wishcraft said...

Aww isn't she just adorable?! Love her! Fab paper and ribbon too. Thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge and also with my WNW challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Carole of Brum said...

Donna, this is sooooooo lovely! The way your image picks up all the colours from the background is fab, very satisfyingly co-ordinated :) And yes such a cute image. CoB

Stampalicious said...

cute cute cute, love the image, and your card is adorable, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week ,hugs, martina

Caz said...

Hi Donna
I've just found your blog on my travels and have become a follower. Your cards are fabulous and I look forward to seeing your future creations.
Hugs
Caz x

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my goodness - this image is absolutely adorable!! I love your card, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

pinky said...

This is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
Hugs
Pinky

Dawn said...

This is so adorable Donna! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is soo cute .. love the dotty papers too so much fun
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Geraldine said...

Gorgeous combination of pinks in your very cute card - thank you for entering this month's BTC&G "Spring is in the Air" challenge.
Geraldine

Jenny said...

So stinkin' cute! Love that image...I'm off to check them out. Thanks for playing at DTC!

Shirley said...

This is amazingly gorgeous. I love the little ivory flower on the image. This card is beautiful inside and out.

Christine said...

Awww such a cutie great take on the colour chall at AGOAC ..thanks for sharing

smiles Christine x