Saturday, September 27, 2014

It's a Girl Thing

Time again for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog, this time we'd like to see your "Girly" creations.  I made a card to welcome a baby girl.
I've gone about as girly as I can go... and still managed to not go pastel - I did try to go pastel but , hey I "like" colour, what can I say? lol.  
The image is Baby Balloons, available here, and isn't it the cutest??  As You Like It want to see our Favourite Digi, and to tell them why; if I'm honest I just love digis 'coz they're so flexible... this one's a Favourite just because it's so cute!  Papertake Weekly have Oh So Cute as their challenge theme so I'm entering there and Delightful Challenges have Cute and Cuddly, so in there too.  I did the basic colouring with Copics and added the shading with Prismacolor pencils, though it seriously took about five minutes total to colour this little beauty up!  I coloured where I thought the pink balloon would be "under" the purple balloon so that they look more translucent, at least I think they do, I added Glossy Accents too - I think I'd prefer a less glossy finish so I might try my Satin gloss from back in my art days - if it's not a solid lump in the bottle, that is, lol.  Pile It On want to see "Shiny" so I'm in there.
I added some clouds to the background using Copics (I prefer them done with ink and a sponge dauber though, so I'll revert to using that next time)  I used the sketch from Sketch n Stash... I like a nice sketch, I used my new Cottage Cutz "baby" die as my sentiment, which I went over with a Sakura Clear Glaze pen - it looks good IRL but was impossible to capture in a pic.  Cuttlebug Mania have an Anything Goes with Die Cuts challenge, so I'm entering there.
The background paper is Prima, Faerie Florals, I can't get hold of any more, and I LOVE it so if anybody out there knows where I can get some pleeeease let me know :-)) Of course I'm entering Hazel's Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge  The horizontal strip is Kaisercraft, it has glossy hearts on it, and I punched the white border using Martha Stewart's Doily Lace punch. Cute Card Thursday and My Mums Craft Shop have Punches and or Dies challenges, so I'm entering them.
The pearl strip is  Portacraft, the flower is a punch my Mum and Dad brought back from Malaysia with some Card Candi in the centre and the flourish is my trusty Memory Box Corner Bow die - love that thing, lol.  OSAAT and Creatalicious Challenges want to see some Flowers, I'm in!  The ribbon is from a pack I just bought in Spotlight.  Some pearls from my stash to take the plainness away from the top right hand corner, card finished! Crafty Cardmakers want to see Ribbon Lace and Pearls... I have Ribbon if my Doily Lace punch isn't "lacy" enough :-)
I followed the same sketch for the inside of the card, as usual!  the Congratulations is another of my new sentiment dies, this one from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sentiments One set and that, as they say, is that. Through the Craftroom DoorOutlawz Friday Colouring Challenge,  Crafty Girls ChallengeInky ChicksArt by Miran and Simon Says Challenge all have Anything Goes Challenges running so I'm entering them.I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge this time around, I know a lot of you love "Girly", so there's no reason not to; There's a great prize on offer from Paper Sweeties and don't forget if you use one of Di's scrummy images - or a Candibean stamp for those rubber-lovers, you go into an extra draw :-))  Pop over to the Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's work... there's some serious scrumptious-ness there - and some of the girls have actually managed to "do" pastel, lol
We're working hard in the garden at the moment, trying to get as much done as possible before my operation on Friday... I know I won't be able to do much at all after, it worries me a great deal.  I'm trying to get all the paperwork for the business and the housework up to date as well, so not a lot of time for crafting; I'll post when I can and do have a few things made that I will schedule posts for.  I am sincerely hoping I'll be up to using my laptop after a week or so.
Either way, until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the very cute image and pretty design.

Donna x

Jacee said...

Ahh how sweet, such lovely papers I love it, a great creation.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kimbo said...

Oh how pretty, love the soft colours

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Crafting with Darcy said...

Cute card and beautiful coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD) and hope to see you next week, too! Good luck!

Lorraine said...

An adorable card Donna. Love the image and colours.
Hope your op goes well and you're soon up and about.
Take care
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna. The sweetest baby image coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and pretty detailing too.
I hope your operation goes okay on Friday and wish you a speedy recovery.
Take care
Sue xx

Di said...

Just gorgeous Donna, love your colours and your colouring!!
Hugs Di xxxx

Debs said...

Totally gorgeous - uber cute image so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for playing along at SnS this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

J said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


K Clark said...

Thanks for joining us at Pile it on for the shiney challenge. Hope to see you again for our new challenge this week!! Kimberly DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 15th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Sandy Palmer said...

This is so beautiful! So soft and gentle! Love the added pearls with it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Cute and Cuddly"! :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card and such a sweet image.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Hazel said...

Love the pastel tones. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September - hope to see you again soon. x

Debbie Adams said...

Very, very beautifully colored image. I love the coloring. I also like how you did the balloons. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time Challenge.
Deborah DT

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at MMCS! xxx

Anonymous said...

This is a cute image for sure and LOVE the way you have coloured the balloons too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the papers & layout!
Hugs Shell xx

NickScrapShack said...

Love the colours! Very pretty and sweet! Like the way you done the balloons

Thank you for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges

CraftyGirl said...

Pretty inside and out!!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT