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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sooo... What's My Name?

Isn't this little Besties Girl darling?

When my friend Lis recently broke her leg, I asked if Sherri Baldy could please create a Besties character with a cast so I could make a card for Lis. This little darling is the result!

Isn't she delightful?
a mess, too!

(Thank You, Sherri!)

Sherri has a FaceBook contest to name this little darling. Click here and scroll down to the image for the details. There are some great name suggestions!

For the time being, she could be Crutch Girl, but that sounds so impersonal.

I will call her Limping Lis until a proper name can be given her. (smile)

Lis is known in the Florida Stampers as the Paper Maker because she makes her own paper.

To personalize Lis' card, I used some of her own "Velvet Fabric" paper (it's the fuzzy pink layer, and what the flowers are made of).

The card is also very GREEN -- for Earth Day -- and -- because Lis is a Master Gardener.

Click here to buy this adorable little Get Well Besties!

My card uses the sketch from Fetch a Sketch Challenge:

The photo below shows the rich texture of Lis' handmade velvet paper.

Soooo... what's her name? Feel free to share your imaginative names in a comment below for an additional chance to win my April blog candy. (being a follower is not necessary - though I love it if you do - and I will do everything possible to contact you through blogger or you may send me your e-mail address - if you win).

Three ribbons were combined with my awesome Craft-dee Bowz tool to create a bow similar to the one in Limpin' Lis' hair and crutch.

The buttons are stitched to their flowers, and the poke a dotted paper is also stitched around the edges.

A snapshot of the interior, using the plush Velvet Fabric hand-made paper again.

Thank you very much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed this latest little Besties. Now you know the story of how she came to be, too!

My Get Well card is entered in the following wonderful challenges:

  1. ABC All Beautiful Cards - #25 Recycle (the pink layers and flowers are hand-made paper made from recycled paper scraps and pink velvet fabric)
  2. Artistic Inspirations - #38 - Card for a Lady (card is for my dear girlfriend who broke her leg)
  3. Bestsies Challenge - #15 - Add Some Ribbon (three ribbons in bow)
  4. Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Favourite Colour Combo (pink and green)
  5. Crafty Bloggers Network - #10 Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Boots Challenges - Recycle (the pink layers and flowers are hand-made paper made from recycled paper scraps and pink velvet fabric)
  7. Critter Challenge - #161 - Use Buttons
  8. Fetch A Sketch - #48 - used sketch inside and outside
  9. Forever Friends & Co - #60 Use Lots of Flowers
  10. Love to Create - #62 Bingo Card (middle across, Flowers-Die Cuts-Ribbons)

Products Used:

Custom Get Well Image Created for Lis by Sherri Baldy
Inks: Copic Markers, Pink Sherbet Dye,
SB Grand Oval Nestabilities
SB Grand Big Scallop Oval Nestabilities
SB Rose Creations
Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
Memory Box Riviera Corner
Paper: Neenah White, Handmade Velvet Blend, designer paper, Green base
Buttons, 3 ribbons, stitching on sewing machine, brads



Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the image and how you have coloured her. The design and embellishments are fab.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Such a wonderful image Donna. I love the flowers on her plaster cast. Your choice of colours is fabulous and I love all your coordinating detailing.
I am sure that Lis will be delighted to receive such a special card.
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

fabulous card Donna, love this image and your colours are fabulous, that fuzzy paper looks amazing

Pat K said...

WOW, what a fabulous get well card Donna. The image is beyond adorable and I love your color choices and great shape. hugs, pat k x

Berni Cuttino said...

Oh, DE this is so pretty and beautiful. Those colors are so vibrant and regal. A sweet and cute card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Donna, I love this image the shape the gorgeous colours and the matching flowers
Kevin xx

Mian said...

What a gorgeous card and I love the bright colors you have chosen for this card. Great design and details.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member

KarinsArtScrap said...

o what a gorgeous card Donna.
love the shape of it and the picture isn't but it's a cheerful card so colourful.

greetings karin

brenda said...

How great to have a custom made image Donna and what a stunning card you have created with it in those lovely zingy fresh colours.

I am sure your friend will really appreciate this.

B x

Eret said...

Donna, your card is absolutely fabulous! And it is so thoughtful. I'm sure your friend is really happy to get it. Love the fresh and bold colors on it and beautiful design and everything else. Brilliant work.

CG said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I think you're coloring is great -- I've found that with Copics less is more and confidence helps! Glossy Accents is so fun to use and is a great adhesive too; you want to let it dry completely before sending it, but when I use it as an adhesive I can handle it after 20 minutes or so. Depends how thick it is; if I'm covering some with a layer of it, I let it dry at least overnight. Thanks for being such a great Feline Playful teamie too! Best, CG

Shona Erlenborn said...

Limpin' Lis it should be Donna, and you've done her great justice. From the coloring of the sweet image to each and every detail of your embellies and stitched papers. I love the texture of the velvet paper - you can see from the photos how it must feel.

Monica said...

Hi Donna,
How thoughtful of you to ask Sherri to create this special character for Lis. That is so sweet and this image is adorable. I love your bright and cheery colours - they will sure help Lis heal faster. The bow is sooooo pretty and the sewn buttons and flowers look lovely.
Thanks, Donna for the suggestion on my last card.
I am going to answer your email soon. I am spending all my free time making cards for the bazaar.
You are the sweetest,
Monica with love and hugs

Dewi Lestari said...

Gorgeous get well card! Liz is so unique, I like her so much. Thanks for joining at Critter Sketch: Buttons

Sylv said...

Fantastic card, l love the image it is perfect for a get well card. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.

Sylv xx

Barb Harmon said...

Donna, A beautiful card. I love the triple ribbons and the stitching around the card. Lis will love having this masterpiece and I'm sure it will lift her spirits.
Thank you for all you do to help others

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, great design for your friends too, thanks for joining us at Love to Create, xxx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Pat Garvin said...

I'm sure it will bring a smile to Lis' face.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

My vote for her name is Gimpy Gretta!!! lol She is a pretty thang! I just love the colors you used. So bright and cheerful. The two greens are so appealing to me and I love the polka-dot paper. I can't believe you had the patience to sew those buttons-they look marvelous. The purple bling looks like it was made especially to blend in with the flourishes. I know you friend will enjoy this card very much and just for a moment will forget her unfortunate accident. Such a fun card-love it!
Bear Hugs,

Debi said...

Beautiful, Donna!

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
zuerst möchte ich mich bedanken für die lieben Kommentare. Es freut mich das du mir den Link geschickt hast und ich so deinem wundervollen Blog folgen kann.
Leider ist mein Englisch zu schlecht um alles auszudrücken deshalb bin ich froh für die Übersetzung.
Deine Karte ist ganz wundervoll und das Sherri diese kleine Maus nur für dich gemalt hat, was für eine Ehre. Ich habe mir einen Namen ausgedacht. Wie findest du "Shlemazl"? Das kommt aus dem yiddischen und heißt soviel wie Unglücksrabe.
Deine Gestaltung der Karte ist einfach umwerfend schön. Ich bin total begeistert. Jetzt werde ich noch einmal schauen nach dem Candy, das würde ich sehr gern mitmachen. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

WOW Donna ! Gorgeous design with such beautiful vibrant colours and layers. The image is perfect for the 'occasion' and your colouring is excellent. So much detail, it's awesome. Have a great day, Shirleyx

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet card for your friend De..x

April said...

So sweet and gorgeous, Donna! Your coloring is great and I love the bow! The flowers just pop! Great job!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends Challenges and good luck.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Ouch! Your poor friend but I am sure this super card will cheer her right up.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Danielle Vincent said...

Beautiful card! I've never tried to make handmade paper but it really intrigues me. What a terrific friend you are to request a digi image for such a purpose. I like the name you've come up with. thanks for joining our recycled challenge this week at ABC Challenges.

Gerlinde said...

What a pretty little waif! Your coloring is fabulous! Love the velvety flowers too and of course the interesting shape to the card! Gorgeous!

Stampsnob said...

This has made me feel so special .Limpy Lis is adorable I am afraid I don't look that alert right now. I love everything about her and the card you created this is all overwhelming Donna all the nurses have seen your blog and tell me they feel the love Thank you ..........Lis

Sandra H said...

Hello, Oh your card is beautiful and such an adorable image, thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends Fortnightly "lots of flowers" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wonderful card inside and out Donna
Fab colour combo. Great verse, beautiful colouring.
Love this card
Thanks for sharing with us at forever friends
Hugs Kelly

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Donna, and your color combo is smashing! Bright, bold, and so spring-like. Wonderful details like the gem swirls and that wonderful, multi-ribbon bow. Sorry for your friend and will put her in my prayers. :-D

Leslie Miller said...

Lis must feel like the most special girl ever! Makes that broken leg feel not quite so bad, now. Such wonderful colors and design. Beautiful coloring, too! Broken Betty, Wounded Wanda... I like Limpin' Lis best, though. I like how you shaded around the image in blue and then sponged the edges in the pretty purpley pink. The soft homemade paper is gorgeous. Love the greens and tiny polka dots. Your cards are always such a delight!

Sue said...

What super bright fun colors you used for this darling custom made image! Despite the fact that the girl is sporting a cast, you have made this card a joy to look at! Pretty details and love the shape. Just gorgeous!


Ger said...

Gorgeous, love the image and colours.Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Oh... I didn't know you were the one that asked her. Wow. How neat. I think her stamps are so adorable. I saw this one and saw my daughter. She fell down the stairs and was on crutches. Twice. She just recently got off the crutches.. I chose the name clumsy sierra.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, a special request image-how cool! You obviously put a lot of love into this card...lots of pretty layers and such pretty colors! Love the paper flowers too!

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful card!! Love the digi that you used and the colors are just awesome!! Hope your friend is better soon!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.
DT member Love to Create Challenge

sgc said...

This is one of the cutest cards (and images) that I have seen in a long time! Since we raised a granddaughter (Liz--who is now almost 21) and also had a broken leg, I think "Limping Liz" is the perfect name for this image. I LOVE it! Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Patty Gorka said...

This is beautiful, Donna! All the details on your card are just amazing, the flowers, sewing, and ribbon too!

You card was one of our winners this week too! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Brenda said...

Another amazing creation!!! I'm so glad you now have time to play and have fun... you know those are two of my favorite colors!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty and delightful card Donna. Love the greens and all your pretty embellishments. Gorgeous colouring.
Amelia x

Dawn said...

OMGosh! What a fabulous image Sherri created for you! I love the little flowers on her cast. Beautiful card! The colours are so fun and the velvet paper is gorgeous. Beautiful details.

As you already know, I am horrible at coming up with names, but I really like Limping Lis - it is perfect that she should be named after your friend who inspired her.

Hugs, Dawn

Crafteezee said...

Super cute. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy x

Anne Temple said...

She's gorgeous!! Love the color combo and how fun to have a digi created from your idea.

Audrey Ann said...

Donna, I cannot even tell you in words what an inspiration you are to me. And to so many others as well!! Your work is breathtaking - and I do so love the beautiful stamp you had made just for your friend Lis! How sweet!! And your coloring is beyond gorgeous!! I also want to say thank you, for all your kind words on my blog - each and every one warms my heart and brightens my day!! Huge hugs my friend!

Wendy H said...

This is beautiful Donna and shows your caring and thoughtful ways. It was very kind of you to ask Sherri to make this character for you and very kind of Sherri to accept. I love the colours that you have chosen for the card and love the shape and the interior. I think the name you have chosen is quite apt - Limpin' Lis'. Take care. Wendy (Green with envy re the pool and the weather - similar colour to the card. LOL!!) xx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card and great use of the sketch! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an absolutely darling image Donna, and so beautifully colored too!! What a sweet, thoughtful idea to have this designed for your friend, one that will be treasured for sure!!

Stampsnob said...

So I am looking to find out what her final name is ????????????? Lis


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