Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'm Not a Little Girl Anymore....

I'm Not a Little Girl Anymore... But You're Still My Lovely Mum.  That's what I wrote inside this card I made for my Lovely Mum for Mother's Day, I'm not just saying it either, my Mum is a really lovely person and I'm proud to be her not-so-little-girl.
Deep Ocean Challenge has What a Wonderful Woman as their theme, how apt! and The Secret Crafter has I love you Mum - I do so I'm in!!
Mum loves these Simply Adorable Sugar Nellie images (this is Victoria), digital of course (you know I love my digis!) I love them too!  The Sugar Bowl Challenge this time around is to use our Favourite Sugar Nellie stamp (or digi) and this great sketch: using the sketch was no problem - I love a good sketch -  but deciding which is my favourite image was a lot harder as I love them all the same... as any good Mum should with her children, lol.  Let's say that Victoria is ONE of my favourites.  
I coloured with Copics using the pinks and creams of the photo inspiration at Pollycraft  challenge.  Going for a vintage feel that I felt matched my image, I distressed around the edges of everything (except the pink velvet background paper, which was lush enough IRL!) with some Kaisercraft ink.  Bizzy Becs has a Vintage  challenge theme and Creative Craft Challenges has Distressed, so I'm entering there too.
The paper on the cream panel has a lovely soft glittered pattern on it, and is a translucent sort of paper, I got it and the velvet from Starfish Lane, love their speciality papers :-)  The patterned paper is from my stash (I think it's Basic Grey's Indian Summer) as is the peal card used for matting, the flowers, pearls and rhinestone trim, so I'm entering the Waste Not Wednesdays stash challenge - again!!
Copic Oz  and Sweet Stampin' have "Flower " challenges and Papertake Weekly has In the Garden, I think there's enough of a reference here, with my flowers, leafy paper and the sunflowers on Victoria's hat so I'm entering there.
I cut the image panel and the sentiment (which is a digi from Crafts 4 You) with Standard Circles Nesties, I embossed the image panel with the next size down inside it to give the ridged look; I quite like it and will use it again.  The mats (and the inside jotting panel) were cut with Lacy Circles Nestabilities.  Bearly Mine Challenges wants us to use Dies which I have, so I'm in.

I finished the inside very simply... don't worry, I stuck that horizontal panel on straight before I gave it to Mum, lol.  I kept this photo underexposed because it shows the cream paper's glitteriness off better :-)
Crafty Sentiments has a Bingo challenge:  I've used Patterned Paper, Coloured Image, Die cuts, Crafty Emma's Store and 
Colour Me Copic both have Anything Goes challenges so I'll be entering there too.
That's it for today, I'll be back in a day or so with a card using one of my recent purchases... hopefully using more than one, lol!!  So many digis, so little time!!
I hope you like my card, my Mum loved it.... but then again, she's my Mum and would probably love anything I gave her :-)  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous....what a great

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous....what a great

Arabella said...

This is beautiful Donna! I bet your Mum loved it! Gorgeous colouring!

Thanks so much for playing along in our colour inspiration challenge at Pollycraft!


cotnob said...

Such a gorgeous card, beautiful image and I love your pearl embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous thank you so much for joining us for our I love you Mom! challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Franz♥ said...

What a sweet and lovely creation, perfect for a mom!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Kim said...

Beautiful card, love that image, I have it too! Great hair color. Glad you could join us this week at Sweet Stampin'.

NancyD said...

Very lovely, well colored image. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Rachel Scott said...

You post is so interesting. I appreciate you for making such a great post.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card Donna, fab image too.

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful image - coloured beautifully
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Tracey T said...

What a perfect card for your mum, Donna! Love the vintage feel and your colouring is spot-on! Always a pleasure to see you over at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Tracey xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Donna! Such a pretty image.
Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
Good luck!

sara said...

beautiful card so pretty thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x

Wishcraft said...

Oh Donna, this is just lovely! Gorgeous image and love all your pretty details. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and also with my WNW challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna said...

Really beautiful card Donna, I love how you've surrounded the edges with the pearls in the corners, great image too. I'm sure your Mum loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Bearly Mine Challenges.
Donna xx

sassy said...

what a fab card....and im glad you ove your mum,,,wish i still had on occassionas this i missher more than ever,,but i have wonderful memories...sorry to ask but do i know you from do crafts cause i think your in my buddy list i just popped over from ..cant think now as its a random thing i do just for a gander around blog land..and landed on you well not literally you understand..cyber jumped sounds better ..or not..anyways as ever the waffler...brilliant card hugs sassyx

Mina said...

wow Donna your colouring of this stunning adorable is perfect...I love how you used her too...beautiful card
Mina xxx

Gemma said...

beautiful creation Donna! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments for our Bingo challenge this week! Gemma :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Donna, what a pretty card you have made here for you mother for Mother's Day. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Sue said...

Lovely card, very pretty. Thanks for joining us for Bizzy Bec's May Challenge.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card , thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's vintage challenge.
Hugs Cheryl

Kathy Jones said...

Your card and colouring are stunning! I bet your Mum loved this!! Thanks so much for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!!

Country Lady Designs said...

What a beautiful card Donna. I love the design and colors. I cant wait to look at your other designs. I am now a follower. TFS!