Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just because I felt like it

It seems like I usually make cards with a specific person in mind, which means I'll pick the image just for them. You know, one that speaks to me and says something like, "so-and-so would love her!". Then I might color that image in the proposed recipient's favorite colors and find papers to match, then set about making the card. And then there are other times when I just color an image because I like to color and I just make a card with that image because I like to create. Monday was one of those times. I was waiting for a friend to visit and I was too pumped up to sit and read or watch tv, so I got lost at my craft desk once again. This is what emerged after I was done, amidst the sea of paper scraps, half empty embellishment packets and ribbon pieces:
Luckily for me, I know several people with special occasions coming up who would love her, even if yellow is not their favorite color. I mean, who wouldn't love a little girl with a toddler chub tummy and stocky little toddler legs, loving on her teddy bear? She is illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for Belles N Whistles. I colored her with copics. For now, she'll sit in my stash and wait for that special person to call for her. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Oh, yeah. The challenge list before I forget. This card is for the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody (6/7)- Anything Goes
Clear it out (6/3) - Critters (teddy bear fits, I hope) and earth tones (lots of yellow in my card)
Creatalicious Challenges (6/13) - for the girls
Cute Card Thursday (5/29)- Tie it up
Elisabeth Bell's World (6/22) - new beginnings (I think this would make a cute baby card)
Elphine House (6/12) - Welcome, Little One
Kaboodle Doodles (6/2) - Anything Goes
Oozak (5/31)- Anything Goes with Earth Tones
Simon Says (6/4) - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox (5/31) - Here come the girls
Sweet Stampin'  (6/1) - Doilies and Dies


Trina said...

This is just lovely, Gina! Congrats on your upcoming GDT spot! Your Mother's Day card for your friend is super thoughtful and totally adorable! (Yeah, I have to get a lot in b/c I haven't been around in a while...)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Gina :-) the image is very cute and the square doily and all the details are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Lynda Nielsen said...

Awww Gina, this is absolutely adorable. I just love love love all those layers, beautiful work. And that darling Stamp, I had almost forgotten about that sweet little girl. You've colored her beautifully. Thanks for sharing, and joining us at EBWorld Challenges this month, as well as for the Elphine House Challenge. (the Linky tool is up now) if you want to take a second to post your link there. =)
Big Hugs,

Sara I. said...

I personally think that the yellow is awesome - especially with that yummy yellow ribbon to match. Beautiful layers and corner piece! xx

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Gina! Love the layers and the gorgeous embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House Australia with this amazing creation. Good luck in the challenge. "Hugs" Carol

Sandra said...

I love this sweet image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

Joy said...

So adorable, great colouring.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Cheryl said...

SO adorable!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Barbara G. said...

Awesome card, and the teddy bear certainly fits the critter theme, and love the yellow. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out for the critters challenge.

CraftinGranny said...

For someone who is not a big fan of yellow, this is absolutely stunning. I love the color combo, your coloring, and those fantastic layers and design. Such an adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House Australia. Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you back again. “Hugs” Carol

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie...

This is just gorgeous...

As always gorgeous colours and fabulous details...

Thank you for joining us at EB World this month....

Huggles Pops x x x