Thursday, December 22, 2011

Witching You a Happy Birthday

While I've still got a few Christmas cards left to show for this year, I thought I'd mix it up a bit today with a birthday card I made for my sister Fiona who loves Witches, purple and butterflies in equal measure!
The oh-so-not-scary witch is L'il Haunts Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps, how awesome is she? sis is going to LOVE her!!  I've given her green eyes, like my sister, and pink hair which is not like my sister...any more!! (yup, she did have pink hair - though not quite this pink - at one stage, orange at another even blue/black at another - she's the "out there" one, I am the conservative one, lol)  
Tickled Pink Stamps challenge this time around  is to use one of their previous challenges, I've gone for challenge #6 which is Birthday Wishes.... I've got a Birthday Witch, but I know it counts :-) but I could equally have gone for #21 which is Use Three Designer Papers.  Totally Gorjuss challenge is to make a card For Someone Special, my sister is certainly special to me so I'm entering there.  The Crafty Pad wants us to make Anything but Christmas, birthdays (even those on the 21st December) are NOT Christmas, so I'm in.
I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, I do like a nice sketch :-)  I've flipped it and used rectangles instead of circles, and tweaked the dimensions to accommodate the quite-tall Lylah (definitely NOT like my sister, she's a shorty like me...even shorter in fact, YAY!) but that's about as adventurous as I got; why mess with perfection? lol.
The image is coloured with Copics, Creatalicious Challenges  has Purple Green Pink and White as their current challenge theme, this ticks all the boxes (though admittedly there aint much is there!) so I'm entering.  The papers are from Kaisercraft's Magic Happens collection.  The foil stars tie in beautifully with the micro corrugated purple foil card I used for matting. it's quite "blingy" IRL.  The gems at the top are Pebbles from the Boo collection, the ribbon is from my stash.  Simon Says Challenge has a Bingo challenge; I'm using the  ribbon/twine, gems, glitter/sparkle line hoping my very shiny foil bits are glittery enough!
I made the sentiment on my trusty laptop, I'll have it on my freebies page if you want to grab it... I've got a few waiting to get posted on there, I will get around to it, hopefully this side of Christmas :-)  Cutie Pie Challenge is to Use a sentiment, never a problem for me, so I'm in there too.
As usual I used some offcuts from the front to finish off the inside of my card, Fiona loves butterflies so I took the opportunity to add a gorgeous little butterfly I got in a pack from Lincraft, can't remember the brand, sorry.  It's mulberry paper with glitter on the wings, stamens for antenna and a wood bead for a body, so sweeeet!
Sundays with ChrissyBearly Mine Challenges and Charisma Cardz all have Anything Goes challenges on at the moment, so I'm entering there.
That's it for today, I have another card that my mum "made" for my sister, (well she did glue some of the bits on, lol).  I'll post that at a later date, there'll be a time, I'm sure when I'll be cardless and grateful to post even a simple card like that is :-)  In the meantime I'll be back in a day or so (that would be BEFORE Christmas, I hope!) with some more of my Christmas cards (not many left now, I promise). Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna (and Lylah)


Vicky said...

Super card Donna...great image and loving the colour too hun :o)

and wishing you and your family a Merry Xmas and New Year too :o)

big hug Vicky xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Donna,

Interesting project ! Your work of colors on your caracter is fabulous ! Good work ! Bravo !

Merry Chrismas ! Joyeux Noël !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Wishcraft said...

Oh your sister will LOVE this Donna, it's fabulous! Great colours, love the image and layout too :o)

Hope you have a fabulous Christmas hun! Lisa x

Sara H said...

Ooo this is perfect!!! Your colouring is beyond gorgeous, I love the bright colors you´ve used! And the sentiment is super cool =)
Thank you for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Donna :-) I love this image and the colours and design are fab !! :-)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :-)
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Teresa said...

Wow Donna this is brilliant, love your colouring of this fab image. Merry Christmas, hugs Teresa xx

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is such a fab card. Love the sketch, love the colours and absolutely adore your colouring skills. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you again the 31st for a new challenge. Merry Chrismas;) Bettina xx

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with

Kellie said...

This is AMAZING and I am loving the colours you have used they are gorgeous! Something so different from what I seen before and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at TPSChallenges, have yourself a Merry Christmas xo

Stampalicious said...

great colours, love the ribbon on the card, thank you for joining our challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps challenges, hugs, martina

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful happy birthday card, great iamge and embellishments thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, good luck cheers sue n x

Debbie said...

Oooh fabulous card and such perfect colouring. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Merry Christmas xx

Faye said...

Wow, I like this fabby card. Awesome colouring too. Thanks so much for playing at Sketch Saturday this week. Have a wonderful Christmas and Good Luck. x

Christine said...

Your card is amazing!! I love your coloring. It's just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jill said...

Fabulous Donna and fantastic colouring!
Love the brightness in it and what a great sentiment too :)
Thanks for joining us at TPS this time and good luck
Hugs, Jill

Julie's Blog said...

Wow .. What a stunning card ... I love it ... I found your blog while trying to find some challenges to enter (ie got sidetracked lol) and I'm glad that I did! The colours on this are gorgeous and the same as our Christmas tree this year! I'm about to go off and have a look at the rest of your blog and become a follower. I hope you get a chance to come over and have a look at my blog ... Merry Christmas ... Julie :D

Regan said...

Fabulous birthday card for your sister! I love the fun color combination and your coloring is gorgeous! Great take on the sketch too! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)

vicmbee said...

Gorgeous card.. thanks for joining in with creatalicious challenge this month.. Vicki B xxx

Cor* said...

Super job with Lylah! Coloring is divine. She will love it I'm sure. I bet we also had a Halloween challenge of some sort too....regardless, your creation for our 50th challenge at TPSC is perfect. Thanks for playing with us in 2011 and hope to see more of your stuff in 2012.

Chris_P said...

Wow this is so cool!! Thanks for joining in our last challenge 2011 at TPS!!

Karyn S said...

wowee, just gorgeous. I love the pink and purple and your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! Good luck!!

Clare Brown said...

what a fab card, goodluck at charisma this week

Audhild said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us in the Creatalicious Challenges.

Hugs Audhild

Cards By MI said...

So much fun and such great colour combo. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Angela said...

This is awesome. I love the colors you used on this Lil Lolita witch. Just awesome.