29 December 2010

Time to start with those Birthday Cards...

Hello my lovely blog buddies... I hope you all survived Christmas, just New Year to get behind us and then life can get back to normal.  Thanks for popping by my blog today and a very warm welcome to any new crafters that have joined.

I am so pleased you've popped by, as I've rearranged my craft desk and it's inspired me to start making some cards whilst I'm still enjoying being on leave. It's not too early to start making those Birthday cards we all need during the year, and so I've decided to go with this cute little Elisabeth Bell image for my first one.  I have no idea what her name is, as she was stamped by a friend.


I coloured her in with Copics and used some of my pencils for shading certain parts.   The DP is GINGHAM PINK from Arts From The Heart (http://www.artsfromtheheart.co.za/) and I really hope I bought a few sheets, as I love it!  You will notice that I've stamped small flowers all over the paper with my Versa Magic fast-drying chalk ink, Pink Petunia.  This hobby is about stamping... right, and this year I plan to use more of those stamps that have been collecting dust in my drawers...


When time allows... I really enjoy decorating the inside of my cards as well and as can be seen from the pic above, I have done just that.  Used the GINGHAM PINK again and left a nice white piece of card for the Personal Message inside.  Used one of my punches to give some pizazz to the corners... sadly, also one of those items that have been neglected and it looks so NICE !!!  I think we have so many toys to play with, that we actually forget what we have. Time to take note and draw up an inventory list for oneself...

As my regular followers know... I love my girlies and usually like to end with a close up for you all to enjoy.  I hope you can see the Dimensional Glaze that I've used on some of the special bits, just to add a bit of oomph!

Thanks for popping by and leaving a lovely comment, I so enjoy reading them.  Enjoy the rest of your week,  Sharon x

14 comments:

jimlynn said...

What a sweet, sweet image and just a beautiful card! Love it.
Lynn

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful! xxx

ursula Uphof said...

I love this image Sharon. A lovely card. I have also spent 2 days cleaning out and am ready to start stamping and crafting, so should have some cards done by the weekend. Warm wishes, NO should I say "cool" wishes. have seen your temps.

A Cards Delight said...

Sharon, she is adorable!! Love, love the gingham DP and I love the soft pinks! Beautiful coloring and dimensions! Five stars in my book! Enjoy your time off and Happy New Year!

Pat said...

Hi Sharon!! Happy Holidays!! You have chosen one of my favorite images!!! I just love her baggy jeans and that big floppy hat!! So dang adorable!!! Love the pink gingham DP too...perfectly compliments this little sweet pea!! Happy New Year...Pat Frank

Steph said...

Hi Sharon, glad to see you back. Love this cute little image and the pink colors are so refreshing. You have done a fabulous job coloring her. I hope you are enjoying all your time off.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Sharon, its so adorable.
luv
Debby

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. This is absolutely stunning. Beautiful image, gorgeous papers and design. Fantastic my friend. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

RosesMarijke said...

Wat een allerliefst baie mooi kaartje Sharon!!

Echt een schatje en heel mooi gemaakt!!

xxMarijke

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Sharon,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
Heel mooi papier.

Fijne jaarwisseling en een gezond 2011.
Liefs Riet.x

Catherine said...

Your card is simply delicious Sweetie ! Love the pretty colours... Hope you had a lovely Christmas... I wish you a very happy new year to you Sharon and to the ones you love ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Lins said...

Lieve Sharon,

wat een prachtig kaartje, om verliefd op te worden. Prachtig ingekleurd, zo'n schattig meisje en zo'n mooi papier, echt knap!

Dikke kus en geniet morgen van het jaareinde,

Lins xxx

Janie Printz said...

What a sweet card Sharon, love this cute image & your wonderful coloring of her.
Hugs, Janie

Colleen Holmes said...

You are knocking my sox off g/f!