Thursday, September 30, 2010

Families & Warm Fuzzies

THis card and I have been places. I originally made it for a DT but then got the dates wrong so that the challenges I made the card to fit would all have been expired by the time I could post it, so now I'll have to make another DT card cos I can't let the challenges escape from me! lol

Front view:
Recipe:
Colors: Prismacolors
Gems and flowers: Recollection
Dies: Nestability
Tag: handmade with stamp by Stampin Up, distress inks and chalk

A close up of the image which took me about four hours to color...


more close ups..



I actually found a handmade tag in my stash that I thought I could use and went to the trouble of coloring my image and decorating my card to "go with" this tag only to find when it all came together that  the tag was way too big to fit.  So back to the drawing board....I made a new one.



And the colossal mess I made for one card!!


That's it!  Well, its not it, but I'm not showing you the floor!Thanks for coming by to visit. :-)
I would like to enter this in some challenges before I go...

Creative Cottage: Bling It On
Litter Red Wagon: Make your own embellie
Cooking It Up With Katie: Digi plus yellow plus sparkle
Paper Play: A hidden extra, tag etc

Thanks for all your comments and coming to see me. :-)





31 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I know all the trouble you went for this card, but it was worth it because it looks really good. Has lots of dimension and fun stuff on it! The image is darling! A moment like Tweet and you Mom may have had! Too bad about the challenge! You'll make a awesome card for that one too! You may even like it better! You just have to stress about tags again!

Zehavit Shaked said...

WOW beutifull card!!

Zehavit

Cheryl said...

he he hun you should have seen the mess i just made with my creations,but this is just amazing hun the image,the papers the detail wow hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful image, layout and sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll join us again next challenge!

Yenni said...

it is beautiful.this fluorescent pink and green seem in the hit now! i just wondering how come i dont even have pencil colour with those fluorescent effect :)

hugs
yenni

artish said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! you make me miss my "nan"
i'm just now learning how to crochet- wish i had a grandmother to teach me. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card...so glad you decided to share it. glad to know i'm not the only one with a colossal mess at the end of a creation! hugs! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Kathlene said...

Such a lovely card. Love love love the image and you certainly have done it justice. I've been staring and staring at all the detail you've included. Beautiful card!

Claire said...

Beautiful card, well worth all the time it took.Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie, good luck and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Julye said...

What fab circle backing paper and such a memory instilling imasge too. TRhanks for joining us again at Penny's and good luck.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful work with the sweet image.
luv
Debby

Deirdre said...

So, so beautiful. Just amazing. Beautiful colouring, adore the image. Great card.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Davi said...

Such a beautiful card and use of the sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Pixie Cottage this week.

Avril Tanner said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Tanya R said...

WOW. A fab take on this weeks sketch. Thank you for sharing this gem with us at The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs
Tanya

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous!! I love that image and your stitching is fantastic! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Linda w said...

Really lovely card, great embellishments and that tag is just fantastic. What can I say about your colouring .... it's just wonderful. Hugs lin

Vintage Milly said...

Oh Dorcas, this is just gorgeous, I love your colouring of this image so much, it is perfect!
Your desk made me giggle, I thought I was the only one who made a mess on the desk and floor each time I made one card tee hee! I guess we are all the same us crafters,
take care,
Em.x

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Fab colouring of course, and it is easily done to get the dates of various challenges a bit confused when you are trying to tie them into DT work. Lovely coloured edge around your image too.
Tine :)

Annika said...

Dorcas, I need colouring lessons from you, seriously. I blew up the image closeup and boy am I impressed. Such a wonderful organic shadowing and highlighting down to the way you gave Nana's hair tiny yellow light points to mirror girls hair. I love the way you create the grounding without blending, would love to learn to do that!
Hugs
Annika

Cheryl said...

sorry hun forgot to say thanks for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Dorcas! Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our Circles Challenge.

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Lynne said...

Beautiful! I love Mo Manning images :o) beautiful colouring and lovely colour combo - thanks for joining us at cooking it up with Katie xx Lynne xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is simply beautiful!! Gorgeous colouring and the dimension looks fabulous. I am glad you shared your mess..it makes me feel so much better :)
HUgs Judy xx

Sue said...

Hi Dorcas
stunning card, awesome colouring, luv the colours, beautiful papers & embelies, luv the layout,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Happy (Belated) World Card Making Day from Papercraft Star! We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and there is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Lisa B said...

This is a wonderful card...very beautifully done.

Thank you for playing along with us over at the Sisterhood.

Jeannie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors, the layout and how you added the hidden extra. Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges this week!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Suzie McFloozy said...

This card is stunning - I love so much about it, the colours and layout, the stitching and all your other touches make it truly special.
Thanks for sharing it with us at The creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Risa said...

What a beautiful card, your colors and layout compliment each other beautifully! Good luck and thanks for joining us this weeks at TPC
hugs
Risa:)

Nicecrane Designs said...

Oh my,,,,,Dorcas you have a very special talent to mix all these colors,,,,,each new work,,is better than previous,,,,,,,,,,wowww,,,,,,,i love this one,,,,,,,hurra for Dorcas,,,,,,,

Heather Maria said...

Wow Dorcas, wonderful card! I love the design, your colouring and embellishing! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

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