Thursday, 21 February 2013

A little bit of that!

Hi out there in blog land.  How are you all today?  We had more snow yesterday, and I just want the Spring to come now!

Emily is home sick from school, I don't think she has had a full week in school for several weeks now. So, on Tuesday, I took her to the Drs and they have done blood tests, urine and she has an ultrasound test on her abdomen on Friday morning.  Just don't know what is wrong at the moment, but she is definitely not herself.

I spent a little time in the craft room, yesterday morning, making this card.  I was email chatting with a friend the other day and saying that I very rarely make a card for a specific challenge.  Well, this is one of those rare occasions, as I really like this digi that you can get free for the challenge.  It is a digi by Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine, and you have to email to get the digi, the details are at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog.

I love these colours and they are becoming my favourite, so be prepared to see more of this colour combo!

The image was coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers, I am seriously considering buying some of the next sets to add to my collection.  I actually went round the whole of the image with the very pale pink.

I doubled up my two ribbons to make it pop - love the combination of the two ribbons and they tied together really well.  In the top left corner I added three little brads.  Both the sentiment and the image are raised up on some foam tape to add a little depth.

The sentiment stamp "Special Friend" is and InkaDinkaDo All Occasions Inchies stamp.  I inked all the edges of the layers and used the same ink for the sentiment.  The papers are from a Colorbok Paper stack called Spring Morning and the background teal/blue layers are plain Recollections card stock.

For the inside layer, I used the same outer papers and then the little flowers are from a See D's Stamp set called Thank You for...

I have to just remind you all how much I appreciate all you wonderful comments and words of encouragement - it means so much to me.

This card is being entered in the following challenge.

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Challenge #2: Favourite Colour Combo (closes 2 Mar)

3 Girl Jam Challenges - Challenge #12: Anything Goes - with Ribbon (closes 28 Feb)

Crafting By Designs - Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 26 Feb)

No Matter Which Challenges - Challenge #6: Ribbons and Bows (closes 24 Feb)

Stamp n Doodle - Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 26 Feb)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #14: Anything Goes (closes 1 Mar)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Gorgeous card,fab image and

  2. How adorable, Karon....and what a darling little image. Beautifully coloured too. I'm all for you buying more pens. Hope Emily feels better soon.
    xxx Asha

  3. Gorgeous card Karon, and beautifully coloured image. It's beautiful.

    Hope they sort things out for your daughter so that she's better soon.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge.
    Good luck.

  4. What a beautiful card Karon! I LOVE the image and you colored her so beautifully! The papers and card LO are perfect as well!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and hope Emily feels better soon!

  5. Such a darling card!SWEET Image!!Those markers are on my list.I hope taht Emily feels better.
    Have a wonderful day,

  6. Beautiful card Karon. Love the papers and the image is adorable. Hoep Emily feels better soon. Have a great day.

    Hugs Nana
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  7. Pretty card, Karon. Love the colors. Love the sassy image you colored so beautifully. Hope your daughter is better soon.

  8. I like the subtle effect of using the light pink around the entire image. She sorta glows! Great card and not that I'm an enabler (ok, yes I am) but I think you should invest in more markers because your images are beautiful. I'd hate to try to think up what you can do with more variations in color!

  9. So cute! I love that sweet image and how you added the pink around the edges. I do that often with light blue too now and then. Love the colors so I won't mind seeing more often! Sorry that your daughter hasn't been feeling well. I hope that the tests will show what's wrong and get it taken care of. My gown daughter has been feeling bad for over a year and has now found out from tests that it is an overactive gall bladder and she is having it taken out tomorrow. We also learned that she's been having problems with since she was a teen and she is 34 now. It just gradually got much worse. I'll be thinking and praying for your Emily.
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  10. My dear friend, I'm sending up prayers for Emily! Lots of love to her today and every day. She *will* be feeling sparklier than ever! :o) As for your beautiful card, it is absolutely lovely. You colored that sweet image so wonderfully. I adore that color combo and I just cannot get over how sweet those little furry friends are! Lovely card design, Karon. :o) And I love that you doubled-up the ribbon.. it's gorgeous. :o) This will make one of your friends very happy. :o) Have a marvelous day, my friend!

    Hugs and blessings!

  11. Very pretty card Karon! love the colouring...
    Hope the weather clears up soon and the sun shines through Emily's room... Praying for her speedy recovery and hope everything things turns out normal....
    Enjoy your wonderful day~

  12. What a gorgeous card, Karon!! You colored the image so beautifully!! The whole design is fabulous!! And I love the colors, so I'm happy to see more projects with them!!

    Saying prayers for Emily and that she is feeling better and everything is okay. Have a great day my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Wow, hoping your daughter starts to feel better soon. I hate that for her.

    You're spot on with this color combo Karon! It's fabulous! Your card is definitely a winner in my book! Great job!!


  14. So cute Karon, what a sweet image and pretty colors!!!

  15. What a lovely image ! Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

  16. Very sweet image Karon and beautifully coloured. SNOW, freezing here but no snow thank goodness. I do hope Emily is ok Karon, keep us posted.

  17. This is soooo cute. Love the paper you have used for this. Great coloring.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Lacy Sunshine challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. WOW my fabulous friends - thank you once again:-)

  19. I love that digi. Good job with the coloring. Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl Jam's Anything goes plus Ribbon challenge!
    - Julie O, DT member

  20. I really hole Emily feels better soon. Nothing worse they having a child not feeling well, but not knowing what it is....heartbreaking.

    Your card is so adorable.
    Cute image, and you coloured her up beautifully :) Love your double ribbon :)
    I keep saying I am going to join in on some challenges, but I haven't done one yet.

  21. Hope your daughter feels better soon.
    cute the image.Thanks for the link.Cute tied bow and colors.

  22. OMG! such a cute card Karen! I hope Emily feel better soon:) Have a fantastic weekend!

  23. cute card - love the coloring and the overall layout of your card design! great idea layering the ribbons :-) Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl Jam Challenges!

  24. That ribbon bow is absolutely gorgeous. SUper job. Thanks for linking your card to the 3 Girl JAM "Anything Goes with Ribbon" challenge.
    Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT

  25. I can see why you wanted the so cute. Very pretty card, good luck with the challenge!

  26. Hello my friend. Look at you go.
    Wonderful challenge entry. Sending you lots of good luck!
    Emily will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

  27. Hi Karon! First I want to say I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers for Emily... I really hope the Doctors figure out what is going on. As for your card it is absolutely beautiful!!!! The color combo is amazing..I love how the blues softly demand attention, your coloring is improving all the time...well improving is not the word, more like speed jumping.. gorgeous coloring and I love how you outlined her in light pink!!! There are two more coloring videos on coloring with reds and greens on my Creative Bug Digital site by Christina!!! I am so in love with this card and that digital is super sweet... I have a girl drawn up for Mother's Day and I know by looking at this girl you will LOVE her!!!!! Big hugs Stay strong my friend.

  28. I echo all the great accolades above - gorgeous card, lovely detail, amazing coloring job, etc., etc. Going to go look into those digi stamps now. Hope Emily is on the mend quickly.

  29. Super cute image and card Karon! I hope everything is alright with your daughter, hugz. Have a wonderful weekend :D

  30. Gorgeous card and beautiful colours , Thanks so much for sharing at challenges 4 everybody hugs trisha x

  31. Cute image and cute card. I love the way you've used the colours and the lovely ribbon bow. Hope Emily is soon back to normal, don't forget to let me know how's she's doing. Big hugs, Polly x

  32. Adorable image and even MORE adorable card. Thanks for sharing your talents. Have a great weekend!!

  33. Thank you all - I so wish you all a fabulous weekend!

  34. This is just a darn cute card Karon! I am sorry to hear about your Emily not feeling well! I hope all the tests come out OK. You will be in my thoughts (seriously!). Hang in there and know that I will trade you some of this sunshine for your snow. I miss snow! Arin

  35. Wow what a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at NMWC! Hugs, Chantal

  36. Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.


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