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Friday, July 8, 2011

Card Crafting Day

Oh, I would LOVE to have a few friends come and make cards with me on one of my days off - wouldn't that just be lovely? I am not sure how much card making we would get done though - as I am sure we would spend much time talking. But it sure would be fun to have someone to craft with every chance I had. Well, that is not the case, but I did have fun making a few cards today. I have already posted some of the ones I did this morning - they are not the quick and simple kind today - they are the more elaborate onesusing my prisma color pencils. This next one that I want to show uses the new sketch challenge on the Just Magnolia site. Oh, did I tell you - I won their giveaway from last week. I just posted the card a day or two ago, and I won!! I seldom win anything, but this time it is a wonderful voucher from Simon Says Stamp for $25!! I am going to have fun shopping for the stamps on that one.
Well, I colored this little cutie last night and knew that I would find a sketch that I could use her in within my sketch file, however, the one I was going to use just wasn't working out, so when the new one popped up on the Just Magnolia site, I knew it would be perfect. I used the Tea Party (retired) DSP from Stampin' Up! coordinating the colors in this BEAUTIFUL paper with the cardstock. The flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Craft. I used a bit of diamond stickles on the flowers to give them a bit of sparkle and even added a bit to her eyes to make them sparkle. the finishing touch are the pearls from Stampin' Up! I have enjoyed using the pearls and rhinestones on my projects however, I am running low on them, so will have to be ordering some more of those soon. Out of the cards Ihave done the past few days, I think I like this one the best. I like the soft colors and the DSP is just one of my all time favorites. I don't think Stampin' Up! has come up with one as beautiful as this one in awhile (my opinion). However, I continue to buy DSP, so they are obviously doing something I like! :) I am also finding out that I don't have NEAR enough colors or style of the flowers from Wild Orchid Craft so I can see an order to them in the very near future. I really like the little tiny closed roses, but I only have them in the one color and I am running low on them.
Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed visiting the spa this afternoon and looking at my latest card. Oh, by the way - inside I have put a couple pieces of the green DSP in a couple corners and then stamped 'Happy Birthday' - this was a very fun design to do - and I am going to enter this into the Just Magnolia challenge #114



Paula said...

Lovely seeing your pencil work again - the colours on this are great. Well done with your win too - enjoy the spending.
Paula (PEP)

angel4031 said...

WOW all your cards are gorgeous. If you'd like me to pop over & make cards together I'd LOVE to come LOL it make take me a few hours to get to you from England though!! x x x x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty,love the soft colours
Hugs Julie P

Cricket said...

Very pretty.

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely adorable! Wouldn't it just be so wonderful to get together and spend some time stamping, coloring and designing. So many ideas could be shared!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so pretty. I love the soft colors and the layout. TFS.

Vivi Casale said...

love your card!! so pretty!! the sketch is awesome!
I made a card with this sketch too.. love it!

Pops x said...

HI sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at JM/HS this week, hugs Pops x x

Linda said...

Wow those pastel colors are beautiful!!!! What a wonderful job!!!!

Peggie said...

Lovely card. Great layout.

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely and delightful card. very nice and soft coloring :o)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so adorable.