Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Take Time To Smell The Flowers

Taking time to smell the flowers is exactly what I'm doing at the moment... I'm on holiday in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, but I did bring my trusty laptop with me so I thought I'd "post" this card, which I made before I left home!
I've used the adorable Teddy Bo image 051 "Lazy Days", coloured with my current favourite medium Prismacolor pencils.  Totally Papercrafts has Favourite Things for its challenge as does Divas by Design so I'm entering there and Gem of a Challenge has Perfect Pastels so I'm entering there too.  I think the image evokes a feeling of spring so I'm entering the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges and Digital Tuesday who both have Spring themed challenges. 
I've used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, always a great place for sketches.    Sweet Stampin' has Show Us Your Layers for its challenge, as always it's hard to see but I've got plenty of layers here! The Teddy Bo challenge is an interesting one, its a menu.  I have chosen Blue and Cream for my starter, Flowers for my Main, Ribbon for my Dessert and a Charm for my Coffee course.  Crafty Emma's Store challenge is also to Use a Charm, so I'm entering there, and Allsorts Challenges has Say It With Flowers so entering there too.
The papers I've used are from my stash, the lovely pearly embossed paper came from Starfish Lane - most of my "special" papers do! the little flowers are from a punch I've had for YEARS with flat back pearl centres.  The image panel is cut using Nestabilites Label Four and I've used Martha Stewarts Doily Lace punch on the horizontal panel.  The spotty ribbon is from my stash, as is the slider and the heart charm.  Waste Not Wednesdays is getting us to use our stash, so I'm entering there.  The Paper Shelter and Paper Crafting Journey both have Anything Goes challenges so I'm in there too!
The inside of the card is finished with more of the paper from the front, a larger punched flower and some different ribbon... easy peasy!
That's it for today's card, I'll be back on the weekend with a card for the Here Come The Boys challenge, which I also made before I left home!!  Until then, Happy Crafting (I do miss my crafting, this holiday lark can be EXHAUSTING, lol) Donna


Debbie D (Padster) said...

Oh wow beautiful - love it, my fave image and my fave colour - love the embossed card :c) xx

Maritha said...

This is just so cute!! Great menu choice from you!! Lovely buckle on the ribbon!! =)

Thanks for joining us at TeddyBo
Hugs Maritha

Anonymous said...

Beautiful spring colored card with an adorable image! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Pia S said...

This so cute! I like the DP on the top of the card, and I absolutely love the charm!

Jill said...

Great card Donna!
Love the colours on Bo and your design is wonderful
Enjoy your vacation, I think you are so lucky! I have just come home from 3 weeks in Thailand and wish I could have stayed three more weeks!
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo challenge this time
Hugs, Jill

Genevieve said...

Very sweet card, beautifully finished inside & out, sounds like you are having a lovely holiday, enjoy & thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Jeannie said...

So absolutely adorable and I love the little heart charm too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Arlana said...

What a sweet teddy image. Your colors and papers so fun. The details to your card are so sweet. Have a sweet day!!! HUGS Arlana

mulberry station said...

Oh my, this one rally makes me smile. I love your colors and added embellishments. super cute card! Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Patti P. said...

This is simply too it all but the ribbon slide and charm, gorgeous! Your coloring with the pencils is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Hope the rest of your holiday is fabulous.
Patti SSW/DT

Mimi said...

oh what a sweet image! love the cute papers and great coloring!! enjoy your holiday!! ;D

Kathie said...

Oh Donna what a cute image. It really makes my smile. I love your colours and your wonderful embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

ScrappyKsue said...

This is simply adorable. I love the charm slider you used! ~Karen Sue

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Donna, love it.

brenda said...

Great card Donna.

Thanks so much for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

B x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous. Love that pretty slider too.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Debbie said...

A very nice card, thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin. Debbiexx

Heide said...

Stunning card! Love all the detail, the charm is so pretty. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes. Hugs Lisa xxx

Wishcraft said...

Aww this is just SO cute Donna! Love the image, fab papers and all your pretty details. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and also with my WNW challenge :o) Hope you're having a wonderful holiday hun xx Lisa x

Gemma said...

Its absolutely gorgeous hun...

Thanks for playing along at A Gem of a challenge & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow what a card so many cool techniques love the embossing and that ribbon slider is so cool ! The inside is perfect too ! Enjoy your Holiday !! Thanks for joining us in the Teddybo Menu Challenge this week ;0)

xxxtglxxx said...

This is adorable Donna - gorgeous image, great colouring and fabby layers! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Julie said...

Fabulous card, Donna! Beautiful image, beauitfully coloured and the charme is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

~ Barb said...

I just love all your layers and he is one cute, cute bear! Thank-you for sharing with us at Digital Tuesday Challenge!
{Hugs} Barb, GDT.