Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pretty in Pink

I made this card special for a grand niece of mine. She lives a block over and comes to craft with me. She has a strawberry birthmark on her face and is bullied mercilessly at school. I wanted to make her feel special just as she is to me. She's very creative and pays attention to detail as I do. I love that about her! She takes after her awesome grand aunt! lol Her visits are all the more dear to me right now because I've not felt well for weeks and my daughter remains estranged. OK, now I'm fixing to make myself cry so let me get to showing you my card.
Here's the card I made for her:
Surprise! It's just a plain ol' easel card:
Here's a side view:
Here's a view from the top:
Here's a close up of the image and sentiment:
Here's another view of the image:
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
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Here's the sketch:

This is how I put my card together:
Image: Joy sitting from Funky Kits
Image colored with Copic markers
Sentiment: Unknown
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Border Punch: Michae's Recollections line
Lacey Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Card stock, printed paper and flower from my stash
You know, this is the FIRST TIME EVER I tried using the no lines coloring technique... and... I know I didn't do it right because I couldn't make myself make them any lighter than I did. Thank goodness! I thought I was going to start crying in the middle of coloring the image! lol I had to keep referring back to the image on the screen. I kept the image on the screen the entire time I was coloring. I've tried it... I don't like it... I won't do it again... it kinda reminded me of chemistry. lol My kids would walk in and find me crying while I was doing my homework and tell me, "Drop the class, Mom!" I didn't want my son to walk in and find me crying while I was coloring. I thought he might rip it out of my hands and that would be it. lol
Thanks for stopping by my place today!


  1. What a sad thing to hear about your grand niece! No one likes to get picked on or bullied! She is going to love her card! It is gorgeous! I think your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Anything Goes"! :)

  2. Nothing plain about this creation . It is beautiful ..Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog.

  3. Ema this is anything but plain. Its just gorgeous with the monochromatic pinks. Love the embossed panels behind the cute girl.
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  4. Beautiful card so cute, thank you for joining us over at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge hugs Jeanette xx

  5. Sweet image and beautiful work. Great coloring and softness. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  6. So Sweet! Love the pink and those little embossed dots look fantastic.
    Thank you for playing along with our AG challenge at Delightful Challenges this week.
    Good luck!

  7. I love your card...Subtle pink, great image and embossing is a delight in your creation. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!

    JO ANN

  8. This is so cute, love the colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafty Girls! Hope to see you again soon! --Lisa, DT

  9. Loving this beautiful easel card... fabulous colouring and design - and that embossing looks so good.

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink - hope to see you here again soon..

    Christine x

  10. such a pretty card I'm sure your niece was thrilled to bits, so glad you joined us at Kraftyhands


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