Wednesday, 15 July 2015

A New Day...

Good Morning...

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations is 
Let's Colour!

This week is all about adding some ink, we only want to see images that have been coloured by yourself as the main focal point.
No Coloured Toppers allowed.

This week's prize is from our lovely DT Leader Natalie and is a
I feel quite emotional about today's card.  I made it as a commission for a lovely crafting friend of mine who is about to emigrate to New Zealand.  

I scratched my head a bit when she gave me the details she wanted on the card and after some hours spent on the interweb found Sherri Baldy's wonderful Etsy Shop.  (My bank manager is crying already)!

I have never coloured a 'My Bestie'...I have to say, I am hooked!

For this card I used a Sherri Baldy digi stamp - Bestie Pals
I coloured this sweet twosome with Copics - (using a very different colour palette from my usual choice but it just seemed to suit this cute pair).  I thought given the wonderful weather we have had recently they would look lovely in summery colours.

I used papers from the gorgeous new Romance and Roses Collection by Lili of the Valley to create mats and layers which I distressed around the edge a little.

I added some flowers from deep in my stash!  (Surely, I deserve a pressie now for trying to use up my pretty bits and pieces before I buy any more)! along with some Doodlebug enamel dots.

...and here we are, my first (and definitely not my last) 'My Besties' card...
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
The Ribbon Girl - Everything Goes With An Image
My Besties UK Challenge - Anything Goes And Summer

Sherri Baldy My Besties Digi Stamp - Bestie Pals
Make it Colour Blending Card from Elaine Hughes
Copic Markers
Papers from Lili of the Valleys Romance and Roses Collection
Flowers by The Hobby House and from my stash
Natural Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Enamel Dots by Doodlebugs
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copic Markers 
Skin E0000, E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair E51, E53, E55, Y21, YR21, YR23
Clothes RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV13,
YG00, YG01, YG03, B000, B00), B00, B02
Background BG0000, BG000
Ground T0, T1, T3
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to Creative Inspirations to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!


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I do enjoy reading them and they mean a lot...


Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card... Love this cute image... Beautifully coloured...stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Christine L said...

Oh WOW Sue........ this is truly fabulous.... so perfectly pastel and deliciously delicate in it's colouring!!! You really have a perfect touch with the Copics... keeping the shading so wonderfully light. I know your friend will treasure this when she leaves... awww, not wonder you were feeling emotional........!

And then...... you discovered Besties!! There's no hope for you or your bank account now! LOL

Big hugs
Christine x

Sarah said...

Such a pretty pair of girlies Sue and really gorgeous pastel colours too. I am a Bestie virgin so really should go and have a look!! Clever girl for making room for more goodies!! xx

Lucy Woods said...

So cute!! LOVE those pastels! Yum! Pretty flowers too I really need to dig into my stash I've been buying to much lately oops lol!
Lucy xx

Deb Bradley said...

Fab card,super image fitting for the occasion,love those pastel colours I sure your friend will treasure it forever Debbs xx

Debs said...

WOW Sue this is super pretty - such a sweet image and gorgeous pastel colours.
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the soft pastel colour scheme, so pretty.
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute image and beautiful colouring,great embellishments and love all the layers and layout
carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi, thanks for your lovely message, no need to apologise at all.
I love the beautifully soft, pastel colour palette and gorgeous image, I haven't coloured a 'My Bestie' either but you have done a fabulous job here. You have combined all these beautiful layers and details to create such a pretty card.

mixamatoasties said...

What a pretty pastelly card Sue. I don't seem able to do pastels. All my colours seem to end up bright! I do try, it just never turns out that way!!

Susan xx

Jane Tillsley said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at Besties UK jane x DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a pretty card! I love the soft pastel colours you've used!
Dawn xx

silverpaws1000 said...

lovely thanks for joining us at besties uk - Carol UK DT xx

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at My Besties Uk hugs Sue xx

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