Friday, 22 April 2011

It's a Girl Thing!

Good Friday! I hope you have managed to catch some of the gorgeous weather. This is a very quick card that I made last night for my daughter who has been ill all this week. She is on the mend, but thought a card might cheer her up! The papers are Papermania Verde Paper Pack. The sentiment is from 'It's a Girl Thing' Collection that I won as part of prize from Stitchy Bear Stamps. I have to say it has been one of those cards that is difficult to photograph. Maybe it's the delicate pastels with the dark paper?

I also bought this digital stamp, called 'Alice' by Sylvie's Designs from Stitchy Bear Stamps as I thought it was gorgeous and it is so 1950s. This was my second attempt at colouring her. The first was disastrous. I coloured it all in nicely and just needed to do her lippy! I got my fine brush Copic R46 pen out and began but my hand slipped, grrr..... aagghhh, and she got lipstick on her teeth. So I decided to try and whiten her teeth. I did the worst thing possible and panicked. Grabbed my White Souffle Sakura Gel Pen to restore her dentures and shock horror, I'd grabbed my Glitter Pen by mistake!!!! So then she looked like she had a silver tooth glistening, which might be quite cool but I couldn't live with it - poor girl looked manic! So I started again! Looking back it was quite funny!

'Alice' - Sylvie's Designs

Colouring: Promarkers by name, Copics by No.

Skin: E00 and R20
Hair: Primrose and Clear Star Glitter Pen
Chaise Longue: Meadow Green and Apple
Dress: Primrose, Lemon and Clear Star Glitter Pen
Shoes: Lemon
Phone: Apple
Lipstick: R46

The other sentiment I made on computer using one of my favourite fonts 'Sixties' and in the corner there is a lucky black cat charm. I made the bow from scrap of ribbon. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and coloured with Primrose and Lemon.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Scrap Creations - 'Digital Images' (ends 25th April 2011)
ABC Challenge - 'S is for Sparkle' (ends 26th April 2011)
Sir Stampalot - 'Ladies and Fashion' (ends 27th April 2011)
Digi Doodle - Challenge 55 - 'Glitter & Glitz' (ends 27th April 2011)
By the Cute & Girly - 'Cute and Girly' (April monthly Challenge)

Finally, may I wish you all a very Happy Easter and holiday. Hope it's a peaceful and relaxing one!

Love Sue xxx


Debs M said...

oh no silver teeth! im sure i have done the same thing with the wrong pen! Anyway, beautifully coloured card, hope your daughter likes it! Thanks for joining the Glitter and Glitz challenge at DDSB
Debbie DT x

pinky said...

Oh wow Sue, what a stunning creation. Those background papers are beautifully rick in texture and the image is so soft, they compliment each other perfectly. Hope you have a very happy Easter. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

dj1952 said...

Well, you did a wonderful job coloring her second time around. I hate when you ruin an image. Your colors are so intense. Thanks for joining us at DDSB. Hugs, dj

Vicky said...

LOL...Sue you have made me smile hun and I have done that soooo many time myself hehehe..

Anyway..gorgeous image and perfect colouring sweetie..and I hope your daughter feels better soon...

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

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Jackie Thomas said...

What a truly gorgeous card Sue. I love all the sparkle on her dress. Thank you for joining us in ABC challenges. Hugs xo Jackie

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Sue I wish you could see me I'm laughing so much! Your post is so funny mainly because we have all done things like that but I can't stop thinking of that 'Goldie' man off the TV with all the gold sparkly teeth!
You card is super fab, luuuurve that stamp and the colours you have put together are perfect especially the sparkly dress. Well done on another gorgeous card, we've come on a lot together since we started this blogging!
Hugs Laurie x

ahlers5 said...

I have had episodes like that. I usually end up tearing it up and starting over. This turned out lovely. I really like how you did her dress. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

Francesca said...

Absolutely adorable card

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Kreatives von Andrea said...

What a great image and a wonderful card, i like it very much!

Wünsche dir einen schönen Tag, einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Sally H said...

Fabulous card! I've done similar things with colouring, probably the most embarrassing was the yellow snow!!!! Thanks for sharing your ladies and fashion creation with us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous card hunni. I hope your daughter feels better soon. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Sue said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments! It's good to know I'm not the only one who makes mistakes! The 'yellow snow' and 'Goldie's teeth' gave me a good chuckle!!!

Hugs Sue xx

Gill McCall said...

what a lovely card - thanks for joining us at DDSB

sari said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely and sparkly card! That image is so lovely! Love the colors you have used too! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

gerslittlesnippets said...

Love the 1950's feel of this card. She looks like the perfect Lady of Leisure! Your daughter must have loved it.
Thank you for entering the By the Cute and Girly challenge this month.

Donna said...

Beautiful, love these colours and the gingham ribbon. Thanks for joining in the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Anonymous said...

Next time don't panic, take a deep breath and it will help, lol, you make me laugh!
I love the gorgeous image and you coloured it perfectly, love all the glitter.
I also love your papers, they are yummy!
I hope your daughter gets better soon.
Have a happy easter.
Hugs xx

brenda said...

What an absulutely stunning image Sue, your card is really fabulous.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampalot and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous with this beautiful colored image. Love the sparkles. Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

chrissy xx said...

One Fabulous card! LOve your colours Sue.
Hope your daughter's better.
Have you eaten all your Easter Eggs lol.

Denise and Louise said...

Brilliant card and fab image. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week

Anonymous said...

Love the fresh colour combo and beautifully coloured second time round.Been there too.Nothing worse than a slip of the pen and a disastrous attempt to cover it up!Thanks for joining us at DDSB :D
Lisa x

Eileen said...

Oh dear Sue .... going loopy wiv her lippy! Sooooo funny... know what you mean when you go into 'panic' mode, been there! done that! and in the bin! She turned out to be gorgeous in the end tho....Thanks for the kind comments on my blog.... I will do a 'shout out' for your super blog on my next post ....XXXx

MaggieC said...

I do feel for you, messing it up at the very last second - so annoying. I am sure your daughter will love her card and it will speed her recovery. If you do have a go at those water colours, have fun. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog this week. It does mean so much.

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, you did make me chuckle! I think she looked quite fetching with a silver sparkle! We've all been there, you are not alone! Fab card - love that image! Hugs, Teresa x

Delphine said...

Hello Sue! Thanks for the smiles you have put on my face tonight! It is always nice to laugh at our mistakes, but very upsetting at the arrrgghhhh moment... Your card is fantastic and your image is gorgeous! I love her dress and your choice of colours is perfect! Thank you very much for your lovely comment too! Have a lovely weekend:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hi sue congrats on your name for the camper DUSTY was a great choice and well done for winning the candy
Hugs X

Katy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love the colours and the fab image! I too have made similar colouring errors and had to start again, it's so nice to hear I'm not alone!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It's been 2 weeks since your last post, i hope everything is ok.
Hugs xx

Sussie said...

A very beautiful card! I´m sure it will make the receiver feel better.
Have a great saturday! Hugs

Sandra Mathis said...

LOL; thanks for sharing your story; hilarious. We all mess up from time to time; it's so frustrating when you spent a great deal of time coloring and image and the error happens right at the end. Anyway, gorgeous creation and awesome job on her dress!

Take care,