Friday, May 16, 2014

Butterflies and Birthdays

Well I finally managed to pull one of the cards out of my drafts... it's the card I made for my sister's birthday... in December! Don't worry, I've got older ones than that to come too, eeek
I made an easel card, just because I like them, and used purple because Fiona loves it - and the fabulous Delicious Doodles image because Fiona loves fairies and butterflies too.  Allsorts Challenges has Fancy Folds, I'm in, and The Paper Shelter has Girly Girl so I'm in there too!  
The girl has pink hair because Fi in a previous carnation had pink hair... not quite as pink as this, but pretty out there, lol. She was 59 in December and has toned it down a bit, still wears a lot of purple, and orange, and yes, sometimes together - she is as outrageous as I am conservative and I love her 'coz you just gotta :-)
I coloured the image with Copics, adding a few highlights and some shading with Prismacolor pencils.  Gem of a Challenge want to see our favourite colour combo; I love all colour and this strong pairing is no exception, so I'm in.  There's lashings of Stickles on the fairy's wing and the butterflies too.  The floral paper is Chiyogami, I love this stuff, there was no pink on it though so I soon fixed that with my trusty Copic marker, really it didn't take more than a few minutes; that's my tip for Top Tip Tuesday - if you can't find matching paper, MAKE matching paper :-)  I'm entering the Here Comes Summer Challenge there too.  The luscious embossed purple came from my scraps folder (as did the Chiyogami when I come to think of it) and the watermarked background paper was from... my stash too! Clear It Out want to see a female card with flowers, so I'm entering there, Seize the Birthday and Tuesday Throwdown have floral challenges and Crafty Little Fairies has In the Garden, so I'm entering there too.
I layered everything up on black card (My Mums Craft Shop wants to see Lots of Layers) then added a computer generated sentiment, a net butterfly ex Malaysia (thanks Mum and Dad), a purple swirl cut with a Memory Box Corner Bow die, a punched flower and some sparkly rhinestones from my stash.  The stamped butterfly on the jotting panel is Kaisercraft (I think)  Crafty Creations has a recipe challenge, I used "Flowers, diecut and purple" and Crazy 4 Challenges has a Bingo challenge, I've used Flowers / Sentiment / Bling. Simon Says Challenge is Die Crazy so I'm entering there too (only one die cut, but a punched flower too, lol)  Digi Sketch,  Through the Craftroom Door and Stamping Sensations have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them.
Well that's it for today, I'm glad to have got to at least one of my Drafts, I've been busy busy at various Dr's appointments, another one tomorrow (gallbladder surgeon)  I just want that sorted now, the Orthopedic Surgeon on Tuesday said the hip replacement is of some urgency as I have Avascular Necrosis and the hip is seriously compromised - and that he can't do the surgery until the gallbladder and kidney issues have been resolved (he wants to make sure there is no underlying infection/inflammation at the time of surgery because of the chance of it "seeding" in the new joint)  I'm having another scan for the kidney next week, hopefully the stone's gone, otherwise I'll have to go to a Urologist too, gah!!  Good news... the Rheumatologist yesterday doesn't think it's RA, it may be a form of Lupus though - more blood tests to determine that, but I felt that it was positive news so I'm not worried.
I'll be back in a few days with another card; until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful easel cards! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Amy Andrade said...

Great image and coloring! Wonderful card! Fantastic detail!I love the inside coordinating design too. Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. to Amy A., DT

Teresa Kline said...

hi Donna! wow, this is awesome, such fabulous coloring! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Eva Gro said...

Beautiful card and great coloring!

Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

Eva Gro
The Paper Shelter DT

Marie said...

Lovely! Fabby girly card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Donna, amazing colouring and the design is so beautiful hun.

Donna x

pinky said...

That is really gorgeous Donna, love the pinks and purples and all that texture. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a beautiful card. I really like her hair and the papers you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown Callenges
Linda K. DT

downrightcrafty said...

Donna what gorgeous colouring and love the design on this amazing card
hugs Kate xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation hun, love the embossing & colours you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

Macarena said...

What a romantic and girly card.
Love the colors and the background.
Thank you for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday!
Hugs, Marzena, DT

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card and gorgeous colours ...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Kat W said...

The colours are just gorgeous and the easel design is fab :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies!
Kat x

Kat W said...

Oh, I'm back again to say thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday and your tip is fantastic!
Kat x

Caz s said...

This is lovely..Thank you for joining with us at Digi sketch..And good luck,,

Caz DSDT x

Jodene said...

This is such a pretty card and your colouring is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

Jodene said...

This is such a pretty card and your colouring is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

Lynsey said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this month!
Hugs Lynsey x