Monday, September 05, 2011

Sunshine and Happiness

I'm a Sweetie!  Well, that's what the lovely ladies at Cupcake Inspirations tell me - I'm their Guest Sweetie (aka Guest Designer) for this week and this is the card I've made using the Photo Inspiration for this week's challenge.

The uber cute image is Beachy Tia, a digi from Some Odd GirlStampin' for the Weekend has Holidays as its challenge theme, this little beach babe is CLEARLY enjoying hers, so I'm entering there. Ellephantastic Challenges  theme is Here Come the Girls, so Tiny Tia is entering there too.
I bought a few Some Odd Girl digis recently, this is the first chance I've had to get one coloured up and I thought Tia was just perfect for the colours and style of Cupcakes photo inspiration (they always find some seriously rockin' cupcakes for their inspiration!), she is coloured with Copics -after I took this photo I added some gloss to her sunnies, but I haven't taken another photo so just "think" glossy, lol. Stamp Something has its Digi Day challenge on, so I'm in!
I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly this time, very nice sketch - thank you very much ;-)  The papers are from American Crafts City Park collection (that I won from Tracy in March!!!) and my Echo Park Walk In The Park pad, man I LOVE that pad, I'm going to have to buy another one it just is so usable. 
The image panel is cut and embossed using Nestabilities Classic Ovals, I used Nestabilites Scalloped Ovals for the purple foil mat.  I used the same foil to mat the sentiment ticket (which was a blank ticket digi from Bizzy Becs, I added the sentiment on the computer) I used my smallest circle punch to clip the ticket/mat into shape - I really want a ticket die, but the one I want has been unavailable, I digress.... 
Cute Card Thursday wants us to Pinch and Punch (use at least one punch) and Crafty Creations has Use Three or more Different Dies or Punches as it's theme, this time so I'm in.
Well, even if there weren't enough punches on the outside of the card, the inside makes up for it: I used my new (literally opened the mail, and used the test cut!) Nellies Choice Floral Punch for the flowers on the inside, as well as my EK Success Doily Lace edge punch. 
Paper Play Challenges has Make your own flowers, Moving Along With The Times has Hand Made flowers, as does Craft Your Days Away  so my mail man arrived just in time for me to enter all those challenges, lol. 
The ribbon, pearls and flowers on the front are from my stash.
Digi Stamps 4 Joy and My Time to Craft has In Full Bloom and Bearly Mine Challenges have Flowers as their theme...but you don't have to make them yourselves so even the paper and the flowers on the front would get me in there!
Simon Says Challenge and The Paper Shelter have Anything Goes and Totally Gorjuss has As You Like It, so I don't even need the flowers to get in there, my colours cute image and great sketch are all as I like it, so I'm in!!
Well, that's it for Beachy Tia and me! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT inspiration, all Sweeties, and have a go at the challenge too - so much inspiration to be had from those gorgeous cupcakes! 
I'm sorry this post is a bit lacking in the formatting department, Blogger is giving me a LOT of trouble (including not publishing my scheduled posts!)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable card Donna.

Jill said...

Really love your card, sweet image with lovely backing papers! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic. Jill

LynneForsythe said... are right...this is one UBER CUTE image.....GREAT card!!!

THANKS BUNCHES for playin along with the SIMON SAYS SHOW teamies!!!

Nannieflash said...

A gorgeous card, love the image and your papers and colouring is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Brenda said...

Amazing card!!! You know I love the image. Your design is fabulous!!! Love all the little details. Love that shiney purple!!

Ellephantastic said...

Very pretty & very girly. Sweet for our challenge. Good luck hugs x

Wishcraft said...

This is so cute :o) Fab image, love the papers and layout. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment re my silly worrying! Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love those bright cheerful colours and papers .. and what a cute little image

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Jen Leeflang said...

What a fabulously coloured image and such a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy's Spring Challenge.
luv n huggz

Kim said...

This is too cute!!! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter!

Woo said...

Gorgeous Dee! Love the bright colours! Woo x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great card, love the bright colours, thanks for playing on MAWTTs Handmade Flowers challenge this week Hazelxoxo

laney said...

fabulous card hun!!
thanks for joining us at bearlymine this time would love to see you next time too

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Donna! great image. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Amanda said...

Great card - love the metallic purple!

Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Gaynor said...

This is a gorgeous card, i love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, Gaynor :)