Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Special Flower

Edit:  won top 3 honors at Card Makin Mamas challenge #20

Hi folks!  Happy Tuesday!  Boy, I don't say that very often!! I've been down on my posting for a few weeks now and hope to work out of that rut.  To that end, last night I decided to work up an image I'd colored several weeks ago.This is a fabulous digital image from A Day for Daisies.  I just love this company and all their images.  If you're not familiar with them, I hope you'll treat yourself and go take a look.

Isn't she darling???  I wanted to keep her coloring nice and simple to mirror the image so decided to go with red and white with light blue sky.  After I'd colored her I just struggled so badly on how to finish her off.  I couldn't find the right patterned papers, design, nothin'!!  What a chore!  So I decided to put her aside for a while and focus on other things.  Then last night when I was finally feeling better, I got her going with the red, white and black combo.  Sometimes these colors are a bit much for me, but I must admit, I really like this.  So glad I used my white embossed DP on the top half of the card.  I think it helped keep the card light and still simple.  As a last step I decided to put those black rhinestones on the polka dots.  I thought it was very cool that putting them directly on the white dots as I did, carved out a little red box just for the rhinestones!!  I wasn't expecting that!

I'm going to give this card to my granddaughter.  We've had this 'sunshiney' thing going on since she was very, very little.  She's 12 now, but still asks me to sing 'You are My Sunshine' to her every now and then.  Of course, I'm always happy to do so as it's also a treat for me to walk down that memory lane.  It's always a great trip!  : )

Mojo Monday - the SKETCH
Craft Your Passion - check it out (bow)
The Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Cute Monday - anything goes using a digi
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Take Time for You - circles
Cooking it up with Katie - use green (a little), add punching, make it a double (charms)
Your Next Stamp Challenge - so charming
Paper Play Challenge - show us your style
Southern Girls Challenge - let's hear it for the girls
Card Makin' Mamas - for a loved one
Fairy Fun Friday - for the girls
Mami Doodles - let's get girly
Catch the Bug - anything goes
My Time to Craft - scallops
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2 ribbons, lace or trim
The Crafty Pad - spots and dots
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
Scrapology - be charming
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations  - circles
Tuesday Throwdown - use die cuts

So glad you came by today.  Have a good one and hope to see you soon.

Stamps:  A Day for Daisies A Special Flower, sentiment unknown
Paper:  Canvas Corp red & white mini dots reverse, Doodlebug Design Inc (white embossed on top), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, BG button, gingham bow, charms, ribbon, tiny pearls black rhinestones
Techniques:  Copic markers with prismacolor pencils and OMS


Jan Hunnicutt

What a beautiful card, it caught my eye on the Linky at Prairie Fairy so I had to come over for a better look :) Just gorgeous!


Ohhh this is gorgeous!
Love the wonderful image, and you have colored her to perfections!
Wonderful details, too :)
Hugs from Maya


What a great card, and a lovely story about you and your granddaughter. I'm sure she will love the card. Thanks for entering our challenge.



Beautiful card Denise, love the image.
Thanks for joining us this month :)


Oh she is simply beautiful. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Scrapology
Warmest wishes Anita.xx


Lovely image and great colours.
thank you for entering the By the Cute and Girly challenge.

Ann English

Adorable---you KNOW I LOVE it :)

Ann English

...and now I'm here for Sentimental Sundays leaving some more love:)
Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

Posh Cat Crafts

Wonderful card, I love the sentiment and the stripe ribbon
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion


This is so pretty Denise, I love that image & the colours you've used :)
Thanks for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!


Denise, this is adorable. What a sweet image and I love the dotted paper! Look at all those challenges you entered! That's amazing. Thanks for making Catch the Bug one of them. I hope you'll join us again.


I love this card - great image. I need to print some of mine out and get busy as they really are so cute. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes!challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

Jeanne S

She is adorable! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Vera W. Yates (Ling)

Aw, this is so cute! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play! :)


Adorable card as is the little girl.
Thanks for playing along with us on Really Reasonable Ribbon.


love all the detail! Your image is beautiful and your colors are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at the RRR blog!


Wow Denise, what a darling card!Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

Maggie's Crafts


Thank you for taking part in Spots & Dots challenge at The Crafty Pad!

So happy you've joined us!


Deb Mitchell

Ohhhh wow!!!! I love your card, it is gorgeous Hun! Thanks heaps for playing along with us at SGC Blog & hope to see you again

Hugz, Deb


Gorgeous she is very darling,thanks for joining in with the 1st Emerald Faerie challenge.

Tracey Manderson

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

Cheryl Walker

Very very cute!
Thank you for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbons Double Dutch Challenge!


Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog with your wonderfull card. Hugs Terry xxxx


adorable card...great colouring...thanks for playing with FFF's challenge For The Girls!
xxx Margreet


It's always such a treat to get to comment on one of your creations and this card is no exception. Your card is just beautifully done from the coloring, the the layout to the papers you used. Love it all!!! Your card is just perfect for our scallops challenge at My Time To Craft, thanks for joining us this week.

Natascha (nata1984) Germany

Wow, lovely card. I love the colous and your design. This image is super cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Take Time for You.

Hugs, Natascha

Natalie Z. *Paselska*

Lovely Card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge.

Hugs Natalie xx


Great card, the image is really cute! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx


This is so pretty. The pearls and charm accents add a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Deb Mitchell

Ohhhhh! What a gorgeous Card you have shared with us! I love the colours Hun- just stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Garden for our first Challenge & hope you revisit for many more Challenges. Your link to us is missing tho!

Hugz, Deb/ Owner


cute pearl necklace. love the blue behind the image! Perfectly soft! I almost missed that charm too. Thanks for the extra pic! Thanks so much for joining in our FOR THE GIRLZ challenge at FFF this week. Best of luck to you! Can't wait to see what you bring to the table for next challenge.