Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Best Friend is You

Today's card is a "just because" card... my Mum is away at the moment and I've been thinking a lot about how (after my darling hubby!) she is my best friend, is that strange, to have your 82 year old mum as a best friend?  She likes this image, and I was going to use it on her birthday card but didn't - so I've used it now.  I probably won't even give her the card, but she'll be chuffed that I made it "for her", if that makes any sense, lol
The super cute image is a digi (Sassy Sally Reads To Teddy) from Sassy Cheryl, I thought they look so cozy - like best friends so I wrote "my best friend is you" as the book title.  I'm continuing my mission to perfect colouring with Prismacolors, I am improving, albeit slowly. I used pencils for the face this time but don't think you can beat Copics for faces so I'll probably stick with them in future, I do like the somehow-nostalgic look pencils give to images though, so I will persevere with them for non skin bits, lol.  The Joanna Sheen challenge was to try something new, I have so I'm in! 
I finished the inside of the card with more papers from the front and a digital sentiment from Create With TLC, such a great site with fabulous digis and so many freebies... as this was.
The papers are from Kaisercrafts Class of '87, cardstock is DCWV.  I used Martha Stewarts Doily Lace border punch and  buttons from my stash.  The metal embellishments "Friends" on the front and "Forever" on the inside are also from my stash, I wish I  could remember where I got them as they're very handy, The Crafty Pad has Show Us Some Metal so I'll be entering there and in the Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays stash challenge too.
I used this sketch from Totally Gorjuss, but missed the deadline (a common practice!) still it was a nice sketch so thanks :-)  This fabulous photo from Cupcake Inspirations inspired me too, mainly the colours but even the little ladybirds captured my imagination (great cupcakes aren't they? btw)
After I had finished the card, it looked a bit bare so I added some faux stitching with gel pen... it's definitely easier to do that BEFORE you've added all your layers, so some of my "stitching" is wonky - I assure you it's not as wonky as it would have been had it NOT been "faux"!!
Divas by Design has For a Female as their challenge, so I'm entering there, and Craft Your PassionDeep Ocean ChallengePapertake Weekly and Catch the Bug all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'll be entering those as well as Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday fun challenge.
The Simon Says Challenge is a Bingo board, I've used the Punches Free Buttons line. 
Well that's it for today's card. I'll be back soon, I have another couple of images coloured and ready to go, all I need now is time ("and a cry rang out", lol)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Diane said...

Donna you mum is always your best friend !! After all she knows you inside and out !!

A cute image, cute colours and super cute card !! Love it !!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Just love this.The colours,layout,the decorated inside and your colouring are all wonderful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and your colouring is beautiful. The paper and layout are fabulous too.


Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is delightful. The image is sweet and you colouring is beautiful. I love the contrasting mats and the double layer of doily lace. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion. Hope we'll see you again soon.

Lin said...

Just wonderful, Donna, this will bring her such joy! Love the happy bright colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Donna. I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled that you thought of her when you made this card. My Mum was my best friend too. I hope I am my daughter's.
Caz x

Tina said...

adorable thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

sammi said...

So cute! Great colors! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us in our "August Anything Goes" challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope to see you, again, next time!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous care, love the inside nearly as much as the out! lol!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Wonderful card and i think its lovely your mum is your best friend, i consider my two daughters as my best friends

Joan x

Sassy Cheryl said...

I don't think it's strange at all. I think it's GREAT! You and your mom are so lucky to have that relationship.
Love, love, love this 'just because' card. IT's beautiful!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Paper Bagley said...

For the Love of Sassy Cheryl Digis this is wounderful...great color and display...may your relationship shine like no other!

Hazel said...

Hey Donna

I don't think its crazy that your Mum is you best friend - its lovely.

Your card is just brilliant I too love the image - just perfect.

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Hi Donna, lovely to see another Western Australian! Your card is delightful, and I so love your Sassy Cheryl image, your colouring is superb! Thanks for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight...

Pam Sparks said...

so delightful Donna! Love how you colored her and the papers and designing fit her to a "t"! love it!

Jenny said...

Hi Donna, I saw your card over at Divas and had to come and say hi! I love this image and the colours you have chosen are so bright and cheery - love it all!
It is nice to 'meet' a fellow Aussie and a Copic fan - so I will be sticking around. :)

Dawn said...

Hi Donna,

Gorgeous card! The image is adorable and I think your colouring is beautiful - the face too. I love how you've used the sketch and the bright cheerful colours. Beautiful - inside and out!

Hugs, Dawn

Teresa said...

Hello Donna,
Beautiful challenge card, Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Something new challenge this fortnight.
Teresa x

Whimcees said...


This is a beautiful card! I love everything about it! Your mom would be so pleased to receive it - to be a best friend to one's child is the most wonderful gift. Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane