Just Because Lottie

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hey there!

I have another Whimsical Wednesday challenge for you all this week and it's an inspiration image challenge! You can check out the details and the image on the Whimsical Wednesday blog...HERE! And while you're there, check out the awesome card created by this week's featured Daredevil - Lisa Hjulberg!

I am starting to really like inspiration challenges because you can take any piece of the inspiration and make it yours. I decided to go with the colors of the mugs since they were a perrrfect match to my new favorite patterned paper - Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket! And can you believe I found this paper at Michaels?!? I was so beside myself when I spied them in the store!! :D That was a excellent shopping day! hehehe

I paired the paper with she sweet Twinkle Tot 'Lottie' from The Greeting Farm and this week's Inspirational Card Sketches (ICS#42) layout. And can I tell you; I could NOT contain my excitement when I saw that their sponsor this week was....THE GREETING FARM!! (If you don't have Keep Cosy in your collection, you might want to play along too!) Just a suggestion. ;)

Lottie was colored up with reinkers again and this time I cut her out and made her appear to sit on the horizontal panel, like all the Magnolia cards you see out there in blogland. :) All the decorative edges were done with either decorative scissors or a corner punch. No fancy machine or tool; just staple supplies. I was a little worried that I Lottie would look a little lost against that pattern but I think leaving some white paper around her and lifting her off the page helped it some.

If you'd like to play along this week, just create your card and leave a link to it on this week's WW post so the Daredevils can leave some love! And if you upload your creation to SCS or PCP, don't forget to use the keyword DDSC10! Don't forget to check out how the other Daredevils used the mugs as their inspiration this week!

I think this cold is getting the better of me this week. It probably hasn't helped that I haven't gotten enough sleep these past several days, but I'm hoping that all the orange juice and cough medicine I've been taking will pay off soon. And if it doesn't, well...I'm a mum; I don't have a day off! Am I right?! You all know what I'm talking about. I also found out that Syd's daycare class had 6 absentees yesterday; all out with a fever or cold. I've got my fingers crossed she doesn't come down with another cold...or worse!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today. :)

Suppplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Lottie Twinkle Tot' & 'PTI Mixed Messages'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Blush Blossom, Certain Celery, Old Olive, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love'
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Martha Stewart Tag Punch, EK Success Corner Punch, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Sponges, Dimensionals

29 Comments:

~amy~ said...

Sandra...your card is absolutely darling!!!

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely sweet.
What a magical card. A dream. Love them.

Kim said...

This is adorable!!!! Love how you cut her out, love the papers, the details with the decorative scissors and the buttons. Geez, I just love it all :)

marley said...

lovely card! glad you joined us at ics this week!

Juls said...

gorgeous! cute image!! Love the soft colours!! and the gorgeous scallop detail!

kadie said...

This card is OUTSTANDING!! Omgoodness, soooo gorgeous! I love love love how you've used those CC papers and wonderful take on the ICS sketch! Hope you feel better real soon, Dearie!

Jenn said...

Awww...this is too sweet! I am loving every detail.

Danni said...

Feel better!!
This is just a drop down dead gorgeous card!! I totally {heart} it!!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, I love this card...the colors, the layout and the sweet, sweet image!! You, my dear, are always an inspiration!!! Praying you are well soon and Syd stays that way.

Bethany Paull said...

Could she be any sweeter! The papers and soft coloring help set such a darling mood.

Michelle said...

Such a sweet card! I love this image - she's absolutely adorable. Thank you so much for sharing - I'm going to have to give this layout a whirl.

Dolly said...

Fab card, love those papers. Thanks for joining in at ICS. :)x

WickedPixie said...

Sandra, she is So sweet! Those papers perfectly capture the feel I get from the inspiration mugs! :-)Traci

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovin all your Tots cards!! I told my hubby when I ordered them all it was your fault!LOL!! Fabulous card!

Cassie said...

oh girl - this is just too darned cute!
feel better -- k?

Darla said...

Fabulous Sandra! You did a wonderful job with the layout, the coloring and wow...some detailed cutting there! :Love the new paper. Great interpretation!

Michele said...

Such a pretty card!! I envy those who can color these cards so well.

Mercy said...

sandra...this is drop-dead-gorgeous! you're such a superstar!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is so sweet Sandra!! I LOVE the dp and the clean lines. And of course, your coloring is as fabulous as always!!

Jeanie said...

Ahhh Sandra, ain't she a cutie! Love the DP you chose for her. Fits her to a tee! Your coloring is SPECTACULAR!! ANOTHER beautiful card!

Wuffel said...

So beautiful.

Greets Silke

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Sandra!! Love it!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Sandra! This is soooo beautifully colored and sweet. You really knocked the sketch out of the ballpark. The subtle details you put into your cards like the little scallops on layers, the sponging, and clean lines really make for a perfect card. Thank you playing along at ICS this week.

Debs said...

Wow beautiful card, those papers are amazing, I think your right about leaving a bit of white around the edges.
Thanks for joining us at ics this week.
Debs

LuLu said...

Gorgeous card (as always) and adore those papers. Many thanks for joining in with over at ICS this week.
Lou
x

Gael said...

Cute card - love the old-fashioned feel to it!!

Kim R. said...

This is so pretty. The paper and coloring is amazing!!

Regina said...

Stunning Card! thanks for playing along at ICS I hope you are feeling better

the whimsical butterfly said...

Seriously? Michaels! What a find-LOVE the earth love. This is an awesome card, Sandra! Sorry it took me so long to get here! I am really enjoying having some time to catch up this morning. GORGEOUS work!

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