Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm So Sweet {My Besties Images}

Hi, Everyone! Things have been a bit rough health-wise. I'm sorry for not being able to visit blogs and share friendly hugs these past several weeks. But... I am happy to finally be able to present a card.

Also, a VERY hearty welcome for new followers Gertrude Heimetsberger, Helga, Marrie, Lizzi (Les Fleurs), and Dorothy.

Bringing out the little girl in me, this darling "big-eyed Besties girl" by Sherry Baldy should be named "I'm so Sweet". She can be purchased here.



Colored with Copic Markers, this Sweetie Pie enjoys accessorizing her hair with her clothing. Brilliance inks were used around the edges of the Spellbinders Die. (products listed below).
It has been a while since making an easel card, so it was especially fun making one for Sweetie.


The Sentiment is computer generated. The butterflies are a hidbrid of Spellbinders and EK Success, with 2 colors of SNS embossing powders. There is a little distressing around the edges with SNS "Magic Speckle". It is big pieces of EP featuring an iridescent, pearly appearance, matching any colors used on your card.


The Flowers are part of my new easy-peasy tutorial. Hundreds of these single-layer flowers live in my craft room now that Terry brought hers over to stay.

Here is a closeup of the sentiment, pretty lace, and satiny ribbon.


Sweetie would enjoy living in your digital stash, so drop by and pick her up soon! 

The products used on this project are listed below.



Sweetie Pie is submitted to the following fun Challenges:
  1. Clear It Out Challenge - June 17 - Anything Goes with old stash - The flowers are VERY old - several years. I have used them in a new way and created the tutorial shown in my blog post for them. Also used extremely old SU punches and very old EKS punch. 6/23
  2. Digi Choosday Challenge - #24 In The Pink - Use Pink 6/20
  3. Shopping Our Stash - #156 Oldest Die or Punch - My scallop and circle SU punches are probably the oldest remnants in my stash - the EKS Butterfly (top layers) are almost as old - 7 years? 6/23
  4. Through the Craft Room Door - June 17 - Anything Goes 6/23
  5. Craft Your Passion - #218 Three or More Embellishments 6/22 (ribbon, lace, flowers, butterflies
  6. Crafting From The Heart - #23 Anything Goes 6/22
  7. My Besties Challenges - #12 Flowers - flowers in and around the image 6/21
  8. My Besties UK Challenge - June 16 Anything Goes with a Little Sparkle (the butterflies have embossing powder which contains glitter) 6/28
  9. My Besties Norway Challenge - #20 - Charms and/or Punches - The butterflies are "hybrids" - composites with EK Success Butterfly Punch on top. 6/21
  10. Scrapbook Stamp Society - #43 Anything Goes 6/21

Products Used:
Sherry Baldy My Besties darling image #IMG303
SNS Princess Rose Glittery Cosmic embossing powder #EP387
SNS Pink Lady Cosmic embossing powder EP337
SNS Magic Speckle embossing powder EP175
SNS Ribbon
Paper: K and Company Jubilee designer Paper, Lime, Pink, Vellum, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Lime and Orchid Brilliance, VersaMark
Copic Markers
computer-generated sentiment
Stampin Up! round punches
EK Success Butterfly punch
Spellbinders:
  • Labels Twenty-Five S5-077
  • Grand Labels One LF-161
  • Grand Decorative Labels One LF-018
  • Butterflies (retired)
Please visit my easy-peasy flower tutorial, too. 
Thanks for stopping by!

 Stamping Hugs,

56 comments:

Reusing with Quilling said...

Your card is so sweet !! those pretty blooms look very nice on this card !

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Donna! Your card is adorable and the image is so sweet! Coloured so beautifully too! I love your computer-generated sentiment! All the little details are so special! I am so happy you have been able to make a card! Sending big hugs your way and praying for your wellness always.

Hugs,
Kitty

KarinsArtScrap said...

she is so sweet she is so wonderful and what a gorgeous card.
your flowers under are gorgeous and beautiful made thanks for the tutorial Donna.

gr karin

Jane Savage said...

Glad you were finally able to make a card, Donna, and what a stunner it is! Fabulous colours and gorgeous colouring! That ribbon is just lush! Hope your health continues to improve! Take care! Hugs! xx

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is absolutely beautifully coloured and designed with the pink and green. Just adore the cute image and how did the soft colouring around her.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Donna and such a pretty card hun love it thanks so much for sharing with us at Clear it Out hugs Judith DT x

Gertrude said...

Die Karte ist ein Traum , einfach wunderschön

Gertrude said...

Sorry, ganz liebe Grüsse
gertrude

silverpaws1000 said...

oh so pretty thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT co-ordinator xxx

silverpaws1000 said...

oh so pretty thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT co-ordinator xxx

silverpaws1000 said...

oh so pretty thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT co-ordinator xxx

silverpaws1000 said...

oh so pretty thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT co-ordinator xxx

silverpaws1000 said...

oh so pretty thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT co-ordinator xxx

Olga said...

Beautiful, your coloring rocks!!!

silverpaws1000 said...

very pretty thanks for joining us at besties UK - Carol UK DT xxx

silverpaws1000 said...

very pretty thanks for joining us at besties UK - Carol UK DT xxx

Brenda said...

Such a gorgeous card, but I expect nothing less from you :)
Love the touch of pink in her hair and you know they're my favorite colors...

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Lovely card, the papers are gorgeous as well as the beautiful ribbons!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Hugs,Sandra

KarinsArtScrap said...

and forgot to say


Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator




Sue said...

It's good to see you back Donna! I hope you are starting to feel better.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the sweet image, beautiful colour scheme and such pretty detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karte ist wunderschön geworden. Hast du gesehen, deine letzte Karte bei den My Besties Deutschland hat den 1. Platz gemacht. Ich würde mich freuen, wenn du auch mit dieser wunderschönen Karte wieder dabei wärst.
http://artesaniasmyfavorites.blogspot.de/2014/06/challenge-4-alles-geht-option-sommer.html

Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

cotnob said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have been poorly Donna, I hope you are on the mend now.
Your card is gorgeous, such a beautifully coloured image and so many fabulous details. I love your pleated ribbon and pretty colour combination.
Pauline
x

Pat K said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well Donna...sending healing thoughts your way. Gorgeous card...love that shade of green and pink...soo pretty together. hugs, Pat K x

pam said...

Sorry you have been ill again Donna, your card is adorable, so worth the wait..beautifully coloured image, love the colours and embellishments.
hugs pam

Stampsnob said...

AWWWAH! So sweet and the card is beautiful glad you are feeling well enough to post this lovely........Lis

Sharon said...

I am really sorry you are struggling with your health Donna. I hope you improve shortly.
You card is adorable. She is gorgeous and is surrounded by so many gorgeous embellishments. Love the colours.
I am going over to watch your tutorial now.
Hugs Sharon. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card design. I love it as an easel one too. But feel bad you have had some health issues. Please take care and hope you feel much better really soon.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great , sweet, and beautiful card I really love it, great colours and image!!!Super!!

Greetings
Maria

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

Eve's Card Designs said...

Great card, thanks for joining in the Digi Choosday Challenge of 'In the Pink'! Yvonne (DT)

In the pink

Anita Byrne said...

Beautiful creation .. thanks for joining us over at My Bestie's UK challenge blog and good luck ... Anita DT x

Jean Bullock said...

This is a darling easel card and I love how you used the ribbon to make the stop. Definitely going to try that one. Great job and now I am going to check out that easy peasy flower tutorial.

Anne Temple said...

Darling easel card. Love the touches of pink in her hair and that ruffled ribbon is so pretty.

Shirley said...

The minute I saw this sweetie with that adorable ribbon at the bottom I knew it would be a beautiful easel card and it was!! She is so pretty and your design is lovely!!

MaryH said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better and can make a card. And a gorgeous one too! Love the coloring, and what detail. I'm in love with that ruched ribbon at the base, and those dies were perfect with this sweetie. I'm going to enjoy that flower tutorial and thanks for taking time to do it. Continue to get back to good health. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

She is a sweetie. Love the pink and green combo and you have colored her up beautifully. The green pleated ribbon looks spectacular, along with all your always special details and embellishments.

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling up to par, have been thinking of you and missing you. Hope you have better days ahead.

Hugs
Sue

Sandra van Blaricum said...

thanks for your sweet comment on my blog Donna!!
Following you now :-D
Hugs,Sandra

aussie aNNie said...

Hope this finds you feeling well De, lovely Besties card, aren't they the cutest of images...I am blessed to be back on the Scrapbook Stamp Society team again....gorgeous card.xxx
The Journey is the Start

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Donna, I like the image and your design,Thank you for playing along with us at Besties UK, Good Luck and have a lovely weekend
Kevin xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Donna she is super cute hun love her and ty for the flower tutorial I now know what to do with all those flowers lol - thanks also for dropping by my blog hugs Judith x

NanaConnie said...

This is just so sweet, Donna! I love the pink and green combo and the dual butterfly is such a fab idea. It feels so good to be home and crafting again and being able to visit my fav blogs, too. Great tutorial on the paper flowers. I have bottles of those myself, and I'm definitely going to use that idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.

crafty-stamper said...

Great shaped easel card love the beautiful image and beautiful ribbon trim and embellishments
carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is such a beautifully designed creation, the detail is amazing, the image, flowers, ribbon it all looks awesome, thank you for joining My Besties Flower Challenge
hugs
lorraine x
DT

Mrs A. said...

Oh such a sweet card. The colours are gorgeous together and love all those embellishments. Hugs Mrs A.

debbie said...

thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society... wonderful card

debbie said...

thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society... wonderful card

Leslie Hanna said...

I'm always amazed when people can put so much on a card and it looks GOOD! (Mine always look like I slapped the stuff on.) Great coloring, layering and embellishing!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Sweetie is delightful I particularly like her hair. The details of this card are so pretty. The stacked butterflies and beautiful flowers are wonderful elements. Thanks for playing along with our # or more embellies challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Sweetie is delightful I particularly like her hair. The details of this card are so pretty. The stacked butterflies and beautiful flowers are wonderful elements. Thanks for playing along with our # or more embellies challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Davinia said...

awww isnt she a cutie! i love the colour combo you have used, so fresh! thank you for joining us at My Besties UK and good luck! Davinia

Davinia said...

awww isnt she a cutie! i love the colour combo you have used, so fresh! thank you for joining us at My Besties UK and good luck! Davinia

Leslie Miller said...

Donna, it's so good to see your crafty self here again! I'm always completely enchanted by your use of color and design, how you incorporate all those pretty elements and special touches. I just have to look and look and look... The easel card gives you so much more room to play and display, too. I just love your pretty colors and, honestly, your Copic coloring is always beyond amazing. And those flowers! Oh, my word! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I would love to have a day just to sit and make flowers. Dimensional cards, here I come!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Donna, your coloring of this adorable image is beyond compare! She's so tootin' cute! And yes, I have many, many of the bottles of Prima flowers that were so popular way back . . .when? LOL!!! What a great use for them! I may have to give your tutorial a try and use up all those bottles sitting on shelves. I do hope you're feeling better and don't worry about not being able to visit blogs, we all understand and just want you to heal and feel so much better soon. Sending hugs and prayers!!! Jerri

Anita Byrne said...

Beautiful creation .. thanks for joining us over at My Bestie's UK challenge blog and good luck ... Anita DT x

otomys said...

Oh my, she is so pretty and adorable Donna. Beautiful colouring and embellishments.
Amelia

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, she is just so Super sweet!!! I want to give her a great big hug!!!! ...and you have coloured her so beautifully!!! ...and all the lovely detail on your card and the lovely sentiment - this is a stunning card, Donna!!

I'm off to have a look at your tutorial!!

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