Friday, August 26, 2011


Well, I've been super busy...all that "life" getting in the way of  "craft".  It makes you cherish your crafting time, though that's not why this post is titled Cherish: that would be because the sentiment for this card suitable for an engagement, anniversary or even wedding is "Cherish"

I used a Digistamp Boutique image from their Cute Birds collection, I love these simple images for the lovely clean look you get when you colour them up (this colouring looks much "smoother IRL, honest!).  There are about a million (possibly an exaggeration, lol) to choose from, for all sorts of occasions  and they're all cute, IMO :-)  Moving Along With The Times has Birdys as its challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
Addicted to Stamps Photo Inspiration
Cupcake Inspirations Photo Inspiration
  Addicted to Stamps and Cupcake Inspirations both have photo inspirations, so I'm entering there. 
I used paper from Basic Grey's Lauderdale collection, it has such lovely bright patterns.  The mat behind the image panel and the punched strips are made from textured foil card by Sam and Lucy (from Spotlight), and the lavender card is from American Crafts embossed with Cuttlebugs Forest Branches embossing folder.
The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils, I originally coloured it in soft pastels, it looked very nice but when I put the card together it was just too I added more pencil; One Stop Craft Challenge has Bold and Bright as its challenge theme, I think its bold and bright enough to enter, so I'm in.
Simon Says Challenge has this great Sketch this time around, so I'm entering there.
I cut the image panel with Nestabilities Labels Twelve, and the edge of the mat as well as the strips at the top and bottom of the patterned paper with Martha Stewarts Modern Garland edge punch (actually it's part of an "around the page" set),   Papertake Weekly has Dies to Die for as its challenge, so I'm entering there.  I added amethyst coloured rhinestones to these strips and the metal sentiment plaque has a glittery finish: Bearly Mine Challenges has Bring on the Bling as its challenge theme, this has plenty of bling (hard to photograph!) - so its in!
Digital Tuesday has Cute and Girly as its challenge theme, I'm entering there as I think this is cute and girly...though perhaps that's a bad thing if it's for a "couple based" celebration, lol.
 As it's such a simple sketch, I echoed it on the inside of the card, using the same papers.  Instead of adding a plain strip as a jotting panel, I made a sort of mini card, stamped Congratulations with Kaisercraft ink and sparkly embossing powder on the "front"  and punched and blinged one end of the "inside".
Well that's about it for my little card, I still have a few images ready to go...I might just make a few simple cards to satisfy my need to craft with the limited time I seem to have at the moment.
Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee


Joey said...

Gorgeous card, love your colour choice on those birdies. That cupcake inspiration pic is beautiful. Joey x

Louise said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Debs said...

Super cute card Donna - love your colouring.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

So sweet, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

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Beautiful card. Love the color scheme.
Thanks for entering Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Renee, Simon Says Stamp
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Rene said...

Genius! I love the way this pops open!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Teresa said...

Hi Donna, Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps 'Photo inspiration challenge' with this beautiful card.
Teresa xx

Nadell said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Whimsey said...

Simple amazing - love the colors; perfect for the challenge!

Great inside too!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations; your card is fabulous!


DesignerDiva said...

Love this little card Donna the image and papers are perfect!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie X

Chris said...

this is so dang cute, I just love it, especially the way you colored it. you put the whole thing together in a fabulous fashion.
thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations. I hope you'll keep coming back.

Marie said...

What a lovely looking card. Really tweet! :) thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Cheryl said...

hi I just wanted to say thank you for the kind comment you left on creative inspirations challenge blog,thank you so much as for your card its jut gorgeous such amazing detail love cherylxxxx

Louise said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Mandy said...

Donna your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge and at Addicted To Stamps for our inspirational piccy challenge :)
hugs Mandy xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous card. I love how you've coloured the image and your layout is perfect. Thanks for joining in our monthly competition over at DSB. Hugs, Denise x