Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Best Friends

Thank you to everyone that left me encouraging comments on my last post regarding my daughter.  The good news is she finally found a place to e-mail me and all is fine.  She is having a great time already, and was so proud that she could order coffee and buy a train ticket in Italian.

Now that I am at peace, I felt I could get creative again.  I needed something lite and fun so I went with a card using one of my favorite Penny Black images.  For the background I used a Martha Stewart Corner/Boarder punch and some lovely Basic Grey floral cardstock (OBG-438 Lilly).  I also used two new embossing folders from Sizzix, Thank You Set #5 and Garden Flowers Set.

The image, Who? Me?, is stamped in black and colored with pearlescent watercolors.  The flower with the sentiment was made using Spellbinder's Blossom Three die.  To add a little bling, I added two little jewels to the embossed flower centers.  I still have a few of these jeweled flowers that I found at Hobby Lobby so I added one of these.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Lemon and Lavender/Penny Black
Basic Grey Challenge #47 – Stitching
Aifactory Challenges #086 – Embellish It/Favorite Embellishment (Flowers)
All Sorts Challenge Week #110 – Free and Easy
Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 (CIC31) – Punches, Die Cuts, Cut Outs
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #89 – Colors of Summer
Craft Your Passion Challenge #65 – Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge #26 – Square

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #44 – Stitching
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #158 – Favorite Penny Black Stamp
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #62 – Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #73 – Bingo (Punch/Die Cuts, Flowers, Gems
Fourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC125) - Friend


brenda said...

A gorgeous card Marie and a lovely colour combo, makes such a rich looking card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Mervi said...

Lovely colour combo and the image is so sweet.

Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Debs said...

Super card - such a cute image.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Curlybear said...

Gorgeous card the image is adorable and cheeky and so beautifully coloured,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Colours of Summer Challenge,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)

Catherine said...

What an amazing card!

Denise and Louise said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and your colour combo is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image you used.Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges.Hugs Mieko

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Beautiful card! I love all the texture and the rich colours.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
Clare x

Rica said...

Fabulous card Marie, your colours and papers are stunning and I love all the punch work.........the PB image is so sweet!!!

So glad you joined us at Basic Grey,
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Lovely colours and a cute image.The punched border provides the perfect frame for your work.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Lori said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us this week for our stitching challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

Aunty Sue said...

Cute image,great card and thanks for joining us at CC this week with our theme colours of summer

Donna said...

this is too cute, and how cheery! Purple and Yellow have always been my favorite, even when my mom would say they didn't go together LOL

Nana Connie said...

Love that darling image from PB! One of my favorites, too. Love your take on the sketch, and the coloring. Fabulous!

WencheP said...

Awesome card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really striking card - love that colour combo.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Sandra said...

This is a Gorgeous card such a cute image and nice for friends:) Sandra H

Pattie G said...

WOW, what a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Pattie ♥

kath said...

adorable card marie..I can see why this is a favourite stamp..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, luv the colour combo, great image & colouring, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

carol said...

Hi. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty catz, your summer creation is lovely, x carol

Fleur said...

A lovely card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Cindy Haffner said...

So very PRETTY!!~

Grace said...

Marie this is just adorable!!! So glad your DD got there safely and is having a great time! Love this card... everything's perfect from the layout to the coloring and embellies! Love it! I love PB but rarely just get to play! I need to get some out!!!

Karen said...

Aww that is so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Sentimental Sunday's

Kathy D. said...

I didn't see your previous post but I'm glad your daughter is safe and you can relax now. Crafting is great therapy!!
Thanks for punching and die cutting with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
Hope to see you on the 16th when the 2nd challenge for the month is released and it will give you another shot at winning!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card.

HandmadebyTLC said...

I simply love what you've done with the colors and the Layout for the "Anything Goes" challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week! Please don't forget to get the free digi downloads, good luck and join us again next week!
Tammy Louise

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card - love the colours too!
Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Love the colors and added embossed panels!

Shannon White said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love your darling Card and the fun summery color combo too! So Adorable! 8-)


Shirley said...

This is such a pretty card Marie. I love the bold colour combination and your cute cat image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck in the draw.


Tracy said...

Cute Kitty's and a pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend! Your *friend* card is toooo cute! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us :) !!!

Also WELCOME to the ODBD family....so nice to have you play as well! Hugs ~S~

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Marie, love the rich colours and all the details, you've coloured the image beautifully.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.