Saturday, November 09, 2013

Get Girly

I'm here today with my DT card for Di's Digs Challenge, this time around we want to see your "Girly Creations". 
The oh-so-cute image I've used is Teddy Love, available here, the stool is from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - I love how you can merge digis so easily to make whole new scenes.  Divas by Design want us to Use a Digi - I've used two, I'm in!  I've coloured mainly with Prismacolor pencils, which I don't do very often because it takes me a bit longer than with Copics... I don't spend as much time "tidying up" the edges with pencil  though, and I do love the soft effect it gives.
I've followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this time, I like a nice sketch :-)  The papers are from Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings pad, the image matting is actually plum pink embossed card distressed with brown ink - the card base and rest of the matting is Kraft, also distressed to soften the look. Crazy 4 Challenges wants us to Frame It - I hope this is "framed" enough. 
I aged the lace, which is from my stash, with the ink and added some string pearls I've had in my stash for ages.  
The swirl of gold flatback 'pearls' (from Bunny Zoe Crafts) took me ages; I'm sure there's a more efficient way to add them than how I did it, lol.  There are four layers separated by foam dots on this card, getting those tiny pearls to sit on the edge of one layer was a trick I can tell ya! Moving Along With The Times wants to see Pearly, Swirly & Girly - tick, tick, tick, I'm in,  Aud Sentiments has Feminine, I'm in there too and Digi Makeover hasLots of Layers so in there too.
I made the pin up using beads from my stash.  Actually the coloured beads (which are so lovely and iridescent IRL) are from a necklace my Mum brought back from Malaysia; she knew I wouldn't get much use out of it as a necklace but MAN there were a lot of beads on it :-)) A Little Bit Crafty wants to see Sparkle and Shine so I'm entering there and Delightful Challenges has All That Glitters, so in there as well.
The flourish is Memory Box's Corner Bow Die cut in pieces - I forgot to distress it first, but it still looks okay I think.   I made the sentiment on the computer, as usual you'll find it on my Freebies page if you're interested - I did get the idea from one of TLC's fabulous freebies, but wanted to use a more "girly" font, so thanks anyway Paulette :-)
The inside of the card was finished to compliment the front, more or less following the same layout, papers and embellies.
That's about it for today, pop over to the Di's Digis Challenge blog and check out the awesome makes by the rest of the DT.  I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too - there's a great prize from Digi Darla (and an extra draw if you use one of Di's fab digis), such an easy challenge...what are you waiting for? lol 
I really will have to get some of the cards I've made out of my Drafts folder and on to my blog - it seems to get harder to find the time than ever!
I'll be back - hopefully in a few days; until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful with a wonderful vintage flair.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Heide said...

This is gorgeous. Love what all the extra embellishments have added to this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the sentiment. Great looking card. Thanks for joining our All That Glitter Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Min said...

What a Fabulous creation!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

mulberry station said...

Such a sweet sentiment. You have done an amazing job coloring up your image. Thanks for sharing your darling card with us.
Nancy SSW

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna. the image looks fabulous and so beautifully coloured.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hello Donna, your card is gorgeous. I love the sweet image, such beautiful soft colouring and pretty papers. Your pin looks wonderful and the pearly swirl looks amazing - definitely worth all your hard work. The sentiment is so nice, thank you for sharing it.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Sue xx

Di said...

Oh Donna this is just so sweet love the vintage colours and how you have sat her on a chair!!!
Big hugs Di xxxxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Jeannie said...

Just beautiful inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Donna your card is totally amazing I do love this sweet image and sentiment. I just love all your wonderful added embellishments. I'm using a pin on this coming weeks DT card which is in Red and Black which I quickly made the other night. Love that lace you've used very pretty. Great card as always and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

P.S How is your son now hope he's on the road to a great recovery?

Linda Anderson said...

Awwww, this card sure is sweet. And the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Joanna said...

Beautiful. I loved your ribbon and the swirling gold on the front. Very pretty.

Thanks for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Sally Dube said...

Gorgeous coloring!! Such a sweet card - love all your details!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW-DT

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Donna, it all goes so perfectly together!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Pami said...

Gorgeous card, love all the pearls and the lace, all of it really! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Holly Gwilliams said...

Absolutely darling card Donna.

Gorgeous image and embellishments.

Thank you for playing with us at SSW this week.


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the adorable image and all the pretty details.

Donna x

Arlana 11426 said...

Beautiful card. Love your embellishments. Have a sweet week Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon Basel said...

Absolutely breathtaking Donna! Your coloring is magnificent and all the details on your card are divine. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card, love the layout & the bling looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

kenli said...

Amazing card, so love the colours, great makes all of them . Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

Chris said...

Hi Donna, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the design, beautiful colours!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Donna - adore the colours you have used too.

Thank you for joining us over at A Little Bit Crafty - I wish you the very best of luck.

Have a great weekend.


Hazel x