Friday, March 26, 2010

A Sketch and Some Doodles

Happy Friday!

I can not tell you how happy that makes me! This has been a long, rough week. The kids are sick and now I am too, but at this point I don't even care. We made it to the weekend and I'm going to enjoy it. I hope you have something fun in your plans too!

I have my two card post Friday, one for Stamp Something and one the other for Just Magnolia. This week our Stamp Something challenge is sponsored by our monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp and we've kept the challenge theme very simple, so no excuses, everyone can join this one! We want to see you "Doodle Something" on your creation. You can doodle a lot or just a little, I chose just a little on my card.

I adore this sweet Make a Wish Tilda. My friend Ann kindly stamped some of her for me and now that I've colored her once, I NEED to order this stamp! Simon Says Stamp has the Wedding and Fairy Tale Collection available for pre-order now. I think she's just the cutest ever, so I must have her! I've colored her with Copics and added lots of Stickles to her dress and wand. I've added my doodles to the image corner with more Stickles.

The papers are SU! Bella Blue with blue and cream card stock. I added more Stickles to all the paper edges as well. I've embellished with cherry blossoms in blue and cream. We recently ran out of these beautiful flowers at Whimsy Stamps, but we should have more early next week.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Quixotic Challenges: Monochromatic

Next is my card using the fabulous sketch by our wonderful teammate Jane. To take part in this week's Just Magnolia challenge, please follow Jane's sketch and use a Magnolia image to complete your project. I loved Jane's sketch, but I'm not in love with this card. I think with all the sickness and stress of the week, it's taken the joy out of crafting.

I used this sweet Tilda with Tulips image that I already had colored. I colored her last week and then never made a card with her. I used Copics on the image and then some white gel pen highlights. The papers are from my local craft store with some moss and cream card stock. I distressed the edges and added some Stickles for shine. I've embellished with lace ribbon, pearls, cherry blossoms and roses and finished with a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps with the modern label punch and oval punch.

This card also fits the challenges at:
One Stop Craft: Let it Shine
Creative Cottage: Sparkle
Simon Says Stamp: Spring with glimmer

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping,


June said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work denise :) xxxxxx

Peggie said...

They are both beautiful. I really like the way you did the apron on the first one.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

WOW! The top one looks like she has a sparkly lace apron on. It is fabulous. I just love the second card too. Very talented.

Tracy said...

wow these are both stunning love the images and gorgeous designs and the sparkle really sets them of.hope you and your family all feel better soon and have a great weekend.Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. Tracy x

Nancy said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Love the soft colors and your coloring of Tilda is beautiful! Love the flowers and the sparkle great job!

Unknown said...

Sweet these Tilda. Very beautiful cards.

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful cards!

Pen to Paper said...

Denise, both cards are so adorable! I especially love the background you've created for the second one for her to sit on.



Alex said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love the pretty colors and the bling looks fabulous as do your doodles!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Denise,
Both these cards are beautiful.
I love the first one and how you did the sparkly top of the dress.
It's a gorgeous card.
I alos love your second one. What's not to like about this one.
Your layout is great and the colouring is perfect. i love both of them
Marion (aust)

Adrina said...

Two gorgeous cards, Denise, I love them. Hope you'll feel better soon!!
Hugs Adrina

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Denise!! I just ADORE BOTH of these images!! The coloring is fabulous and so is your sparkle girl!! :) Beautiful job with both and I hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend!! Looks like it's going to be sunny and nice here!! YAY!!

anaRy said...

What a stunning card! Beautifully colored!

Barb Hardeman said...

Both of your cards are just completely stunning! Your coloring is wonderful and the sparkle is just so dynamic and gives such an ethereal feel to your cards. Hope you're feeling better soon. Not feeling well sure didn't steal you Mojo away!!

akuperstein said...

Fantastic work,just gorgeous!

Jayne Hayward said...

Oh wow love both your cards. I'm hoping to get the Make A Wish Tilda tomorrow when I visit the NEC craft show. You have coloured her in lovely and the dp you have used is my favourite too and have it in my stash!

Jayne xx

Vicki G said...

Both of your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Cami said...

OMG Denise, I love both of these cards! Love the sparkle and your coloring is beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Gina K said...

I love the blingy edges! Great flowers. I hope you all feel better soon. Gina L

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good evening Denise, wow youve been busy since i last visited your blog with so many scrumptious creations. I am struggling to find time to visit all my favourite blogs, so sorry i havn't been by for a while. I love your latest two cards, and all that sparkle is fab. Thank you for joining in with the Creative Cottage Challenge this week, hugs Linda x

Erin... said...

Both of these are great Denise!!! Love that first TIlda!!! what a cutie!!! Looking forward to working with you at Pixie cottage :)

Julie said...

Wow - two fabulous cards! Love the glittery apron on the first and love the distress glittered edging on the second! Well, truth be told I love them both!! Juliex

Marcea said...

fabulous cards sweetie, loving all the sparkle!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

What beautiful gorgeous cards. I lovvvve the blue. Just stunning cards.

Mina said...

oh no Denise I hope you and your family are fully recovered soon...two amazing card, I love your fresh bright colours
Mina xxx

Deb said...

oh wow, they are both so beautiful, love these new Tildas and the glitter looks fabulous! hope you have a great weekend and get over all the sickness! hugs Debx

cabio's craft corner said...

These are so gorgeous Denise. The sparkly accents on both are fabulous. Love that Tilda's sparkly dress :o)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet cards Denise, love the sweet Tildas.

Yogi said...


Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous cards, love your colors and layouts.
Hugs, Christine

Becky said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous sparkle!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Sol said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog!

This blue card is lovely! love the way you have glittered the skirt. It is so cute and I love the colour theme. :)
And I love all the glitter and distressing. Tilda is so cute, sitting on the lace. Lovely colouring! :)

Robin said...

Love the apron in the first card, lovely!!!!

Wonderful cards!!

Lynn said...

I love Tilda stamps and your cards are gorgeous..Love all the extras you have added too :)Lynn

Berry said...

What stunning cards! I love the new wedding and fairytale collection too! I love what you have done with the stickles too! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge hugs Rebekah x

Risa said...

Wowzers....both of your cards are BEAUTIFUL Denise! Your coloring is out of this world gorgeous and your details are awesome!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, Denise! Beautiful Tilda cards here! I love the sparkly edges you gave both of them and the top one's sparkly dress! The images are so cute!

Sheila said...

Denise she's gorgeous hun, I love the softness of her,.. yummy lace too.
I hope you're soon feeling much better hun.
Sheila xx