Saturday, January 15, 2011

There's a new little girl in town!

Ssssshhhhhhh.......mum's the word! LOL I just finished this birthday card using a new little girl image (gasp......don't tell Tilda....LOL) from All That Scraps by CC Designs called Swiss Pixie 'Sweetheart Birgitta'. Isn't she adorable!

I wanted to make a special card for one of my very bestest friends........cuz we've been friends for forever & a day (over 20 years). Her birthday was last week but we're celebrating it on Monday with a day of antique shopping (can't wait) & a yummy lunch on me (oh, not literally on me.....at least I hope I won't be wearing it.......LOL).

I love this Birthday sentiment that I got from Paulette at Create with TLC. You can find this cute Birthday greeting in the "Linear Sentiment" set that also includes Get Well, Celebrate, Thank You, Congratulations & Retirement in her store HERE. Something for every occasion.

I used my wonderful Copics to color Birgitta: E000, E00, E30, E34, E35, E41, E42, E43, R0000, R00, R11, R20, R21, W3. Do her shoes look like they're "suede"? I did this by dabbing them lightly with E41,E42 & E43.

On a side note: I think the hardest part for me is using a "light" touch when I color with my Copics.....as Suzanne Dean so wisely suggests. If you want to learn how to color with your Copics.....sign up for one of her many, many classes HERE. If you've never been to her amazing blog......then run.....don't walk to Scrap Bitz. You'll fall in love with her (she's soooo sweet) & her amazing cards.
Anywho..........back to my card recipe.........

The beautiful DP is from a DCWV matstack that I just fell in love with at JoAnn's called The Mariposa. It is gorgeous. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch as well as my EK Success Lattice punch. Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts flowers were used along with my trusty......wouldn't be complete without it.........Stardust Stickles to give her some bling, bling. Cuz don'tcha know......every girl loves some bling. LOL

I completed my card with some beautiful black & rhinestone....uh I mean....diamond strands I found at JoAnn's.

Challenges I'm entering:
The Pixie Cottage: Using Your Favorite Coloring Method (my Copics, of course)
Cute Card Thursday: Monochrome
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Happy Birthday
Stampavie and more: #124 Glitter
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Anything Goes

As always.........thank you so much for looking & for your oh so sweet comments that just make my day. And sometimes make me blush. LOL

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

18 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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Linda Palmer said...

Darling card and you are right she is a darling little girl. Love your coloring.

charlene said...

Oh sis she is just precious and your coloring is awesome those little shoes do look like suede ! Great job love it all and so will your BFF
Hugs

scrapn_momof2 said...

Great Card Sharron! Beautifully done.

Dawn said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful work!

MarieL said...

What a beautiful card, Sharon. I love that sweet image and you colored her beautifully. The embellishments you chose are fantastic. Your friend will be amazed at the stunning card that she is receiving for her BD.

Sadilla said...

That's pretty and smart.... thansk for playing at The Pixie Cottage
hugs
Sadia

Suzi said...

This is so cute, love the image and the colour combo. Thank you for joining us this week at The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs
Suzi x

Bettina said...

hi sharon! this is so cute! i love the colors and the image. just to let you now... i have some candy on my blog, if you wanna join. hugs

artish said...

your secret's safe with me :) super sweet image and gorgeous card! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Nanda said...

Wonderful card. I like the colorcombination. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Katie said...

Adorable card, love the vintage feel to it!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Beautiful card Sharron! I love the colors and all the sparkle! I'm sure your bf will love it!

ImaYaYa said...

LOVE it!!!

Leslie Avila said...

Love love love all the romantic shades of beige. I love looking at all of super professional looking cards. You've colored this precious image PERFECTLY! Beautiful. And I'm sure your friend will love it.
blessings,
Leslie

Scrappin Stampers said...

oh she's cute, oh new more cute stamps to buy!

Imke said...

This is so beautiful Sharron !! Love this sweet little girl and your layout and DP are great !!

Nicole Aspinall said...

Oh! I have this paper and have struggled with how to use it best without hiding its beauty. I LOVE how you featured that ornate frame. Great idea.