Sunday, March 02, 2014

Make It Green

eta: sorry about the tiny font... I clicked on something and I can't change it back!
Well after my dramas earlier this week, I didn't think I had a chance of getting a card made for the Challenge starting today over at Di's Digis... but I did and here it is :-) Actually it's quite a simple card; the background paper (from Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings pad) is pretty busy in a soft pastel kind of way so I didn't want to add too much else.  The image is Sweet On You (from here), I'm lovin' these little meeces - too cute!  The Paper Shelter has Animals for their challenge, I'm in, Crafty Calendar has Animal Antics and Sweet  Stampin' has Cute as theirs so I'm in there too.  Gem of a Challenge has Happy Anniversary so I'm entering there and Allsorts Challenges has Spring is Coming so in there too.I used the sketch from Catch the Bug (flipped) and  coloured the image with Copics adding some detail with Prismacolor pencils.  I cut  the image panel with Nestabilities Floral Ovals die, I finally got around to adding ejection foam to this die... but not until after I'd picked out all the little bits, grrrr.I inked the edges of the card with a gold metallic ink, adding the same to the edges of the image panel and the lace, which is from my stash.  The green ribbon is from my stash too, and I have only just got the little rhinetone/pearl button thingys one of which is in the middle of the bow,I added some pearls from my stash (toned down a bit with a Y28 Copic, which gives them a better aged appearance) and some Shaved Ice Frantage (which is also new to me, very glittery indeed!!) and that was it!  Divas by Design want us to Make It Sparkle, the Frantage and the rhinestone edged pearl mean I'm in there with a vengeance, while Crafts 4 Eternity and Cuttlebug Mania are interested in Texture so I'm in there too. I finished the inside off with more paper from the Sweet Nothings pad and another Floral Oval mat to use as a jotting panel.  I didn't have enough of the green ribbon left so I cut it in half lengthwise and made a slightly skinnier bow out of it too. The pearl detail in the middle of this bow is a brad.  Well like I said, pretty straightforward card, I happen to love it... it just came together so well :-) Tuesday Throwdown and Digi Sketch Challenge both have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'm entering them Why don't you go and check out the rest of the team's inspiration, fab as always :-) I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, you'll probably be just like me and think you have no green paper or embellies... until you check, lol.  We have a great prize from  My Craft Shop, and don't forget if you use one of Di's fab images you go in the draw for an EXTRA prize, gotta love that :-)The twins are coming over tomorrow... with their parents of course :-)  I haven't seen them for a whole week as I was in hospital on Tuesday when I normally go to their house and only came home Thursday evening when they would usually come to ours for dinner/bath/bed and I wasn't up to it.  They have colds at the moment, Emily's is hanging on but Nathan has improved a lot today (apparently... love those smart phones -just got a pic of Nathan being super cheeky - he pulls the childproof furniture bumpers off the edges of the TV cabinet and chews them while holding the remote control, I think the only "safe" thing about them is that they're non-toxic... or so we hope!)Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna

20 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Aaaw this is too precious and so cute.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

sgc said...

Adorable. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's sketch challenge.

Lorraine said...

I've just been catching up on your posts - It was a good job it was full of water! Hope you are on the mend soon.
Your card is gorgeous and your colouring - absolutely stunning.
Take care
Hugs Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

This is so gorgeously cute, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Allsorts this week, xxxx

Sue said...

Awwwww such an adorable image and your colouring is so beautiful. I love the pretty papers and wonderful sparkle too.
Take care
Sue xx

Linsey said...

This card is wonderful and what a darling image, which you've colored beautifully! I just adore it! Thanks for your inspiration! :)

brenda said...

So sweet Donna and lovely fresh colours and ribbons.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Ginny x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Donna..I LOVE how you coloured these adorable images...absolutely fabulous. Take care now. hugs, Pat K x

Sue B said...

Oh this is really sweet Donna… those Mice are so cute and I love your soft colouring… the papers and embellishments are gorgeous - the whole card has a lovely vintage feel to it! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the very cute image and scrummy design.

Donna x

Tracy said...

Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kimbo said...

Oh what a cute card. Your colouring is so beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Patty Sue 2 said...

Love this cute image and your lace and ribbon are lovely! Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER! Please join us again!

Kerry said...

Lovely card and those mice are so cute. Thank you for joining in with our Let's Feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Helene E said...

What an adorable image! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Whimsey said...

Ahhhh how cute is THAT!! Love the image; gorgeous scallops. Very nice!

Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! ~Michele, DT

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

Debs said...

Totally adorable -stunning colouring.
Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful card hun, just love those cute miceys!
Hugs Shell xx