Thursday, October 20, 2011

If friends were apples....

Today I've got a card that reviews one of the Sugarplums by CC Designs from a previous release, this is Apple Emma.  I LOVE these little Sugarplums :-)
Emma is a digi (well, you knew that didn't you?! lol) and you can get yours from All That Scraps - there's more in review too, you can see what my teamies have come up with on the All That Scraps Blog...and I'll be back tomorrow with another cute couple or a couple more cuties depending on how you look at it :-)
I've used Gem of a Challenge's fab sketch this time around, so I'm entering their challenge.  The papers I've used are Kaisercrafts Hey Birdie collection, I love the foiled apples (though they don't look foiled on the photo, they just look darker - trust me, foil!)
I coloured Emma with Copics and added Gloss to the apples.  Pollycraft has Girls Girls Girls for its challenge this time around, so Emma and I are IN!
The sentiment is computer generated... I enlarged the apple from Emma's hand (another reason I LOVE digis!) and made the sentiment fit, then cut it out freehand. If you'd like the sentiment you can grab it from my freebies page, it looks alright even without the apple :-)  I added some stickles to the leaf ... just couldn't resist!
Sir Stampalot has Food Glorious Food as its theme this month, apples are definitely food so I'm in.  The Paper Shelter has Harvest as its challenge theme, this apple pickin' chickie is definitely harvesting those apples, so I'm in.
I punched the apple embellishment on the right of the card using a punch my lovely Mum got me in her travels (it's how she pays me for budgie sitting duties!); I didn't think I'd get any use out of it, but it is actually pretty neat!  The leaves are from a Martha Stewart Leaf punch, I embossed the green card first using Cuttlebugs Forest Branches (I think) folder... to give the leaves a bit of texture, like veins.
The inside of the card could not have been finished more simply: I enlarged the apple I used for the sentiment even more then cut it out one of the sheets from the Hey Birdie pad, with a slightly smaller pink "liner" inside it. I used a pink Gelly Roll pen that I got as a freebie with an order to run a line on the black edge, of course it doesn't show in the photo, lol.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge has You Choose and Whoopsi Daisy Challenge has Free and Easy as their challenge themes so I'm entering those challenges too.
Well, that's about it for my card today, don't forget to pop back tomorrow - 
you'll see more of these little darlings; if you can't wait until then, pop over to the ATS blog ... or I'll see you tomorrow, until then Happy Crafting, Dee


Creations by Shirl said...

Such a cute and sweet card....

Sara I. said...

Adorable! Love the sentiment inside the apple and those papers are precious! Love the inside just as much as the outside! xx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Donna and such a sweet image

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the image and your card design! Hugs, Karen
P.S. I've candy on my blog!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card Donna and so cute too.

pinky said...

Gorgeous little card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Faye said...

Wow, this is adorable. I just love the image and the lovely colours! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Pollycraft this week. x

Anita said...

Beautiful card and your papers are so perfect for this sweet image. Thanks for joining us in the Pollycraft challenge.

Frances said...

Very cute card, love that image, great design. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Shelter. hugs,Frances.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cazza said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love the image and the DP's and the inside is fab!
Thanks for playing along in our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

Christine said...

Gorgeous sweet image fab colours, love all the layers great take on the sketch

thanks for sharing at "A Gem of a Chall" this time

smiles Christine xx

Marie said...

A really sweet and lovely card. Adorable! Thanks for joining us in our harvest challenge over at TPS challenges.
Love n hugs

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge and good luck!


Brenda said...

Seriously, I just need some of your computer skills for enlarging apples and adding sentiments to them!! Love your card. I have this stamp, makes me want to pull it out again and play!! Great design as always!! Just fabulous!!

Ruth said...

Great card, a lovely combination of colours and papers. It was worth budgie sitting!!hanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth

Sally H said...

How sweet! What a delicious creation. Thanks so much for sharing with us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!