Friday, January 6, 2012

Make A Wish

Totally PaperCrafts has a sketch challenge to kick off the New Year.  What could be easier than that?  Well that is what I thought.  Ha Ha.  I had Sassy Cheryl in the Winter  from the Sassy Cheryl Digi Shop picked out to use.  I colored her up with my Copics, cut her out, used a little Polar Ice Flower Soft for fur and popped her onto a Spellbinders Lattice Frame.  For papers I went immediately went to my Authentique pad of paper.  I love these papers and had no problem choosing three coordinating papers.  I found this circular word art I made using stamps from Just Rite, and everything fell into place 1 2 3.  Then a block appeared in my brain and my mojo disappeared. 

Holy Cow I had the whole card put together and could not make a decision on what to use for the 3 embellishments on the corners.  I spent the next 2 hours playing with different things before I selected this arrangement.  It seems my "Most Beautiful Paper" pattern  was so busy and everything I tried was either too large or made the card look too busy to please me. So please tell me the truth, what do you think of the end result?  Please be honest, I think I can take it,  Ha Ha!

So why not hop on over to the Totally PaperCrafts blog and join in our first challenge for 2012.  I would love to see what you come up with using our sketch.  My teammates have come up with some awesome creations to inspire you.  There is also a $25.00 Gift Card at stake from Simon Says Stamp for the lucky winner.

Those Sassy girls over at Sassy Cheryl's  are having a "New Beginnings" challenge this week and I am going to enter this there too.  I love those gals over there and haven't been able to play in the last few challenges. This will be a new beginning of sorts for me just to join in.

Have a great week and be sure to set aside some time for crafting.  It is good for the soul!




  1. Fabulous card Linda, love the image too, she looks like shes having a ball! Joey x

  2. Love your card,Linda!Looking at it makes me smile:)

  3. Well, you may have taken 2 hours to pick out the embellishments, but it turned out BEAUTIFUL, Linda. Love the combination of the blue and brown. It's over the top gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.
    Oh and BTW. . . .Happy New Year!

  4. Absolutely outstanding Linda, I love the paper. As far as embellishments, I think you made the perfect choice. Love the little stars.

  5. Beautiful card Linda, I like the image, papers and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  6. Linda another beautiful card ,lpving your colours x

  7. Honestly....I love it..perfect...Happy New Year hun all the best for 2012 to you and yr family
    Sarah x

  8. Gorgeous card Linda, fab image and love those papers...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  9. fabulous card linda.i love the image and your colour combo and details are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Fabulous card Linda, so jolly!

  11. Linda, I LOVE the colors, Your image just makes me smile!!! Wonderful card and love everything about your creation. Always love to see what you create for our viewing pleasure!!! Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.

  12. This is adorable, Linda! Love the flower soft "fur" and color combo.

  13. Well~ lets see~ I think this is awesome! you have really brought this sassy little sweetie to life with your wonderful coloring! I love the busy background-as you call it, wouldn't change a thing!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl new beginnings challenge this week, and getting sassy with us!

  14. What a wonderful card Linda & I just love that layout! xxx

  15. Hey, great minds think alike :-) I struggled with those embellies, and I went for stars in the end too :-)
    Yours look fab to me, hun - love the pearls in the centre. Love the way you cut the image out too - looks like she's about to jump out and hug you.
    Caroline xxx

  16. Gorgeous card Linda. Great colour combo and I love the iamge.
    Cathy xx

  17. gorgeous card and just wanted to let you know I got a replacement for the bug a sparkly new big shot
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  18. Linda...cute,cute,cute! love the blue/brown combo!
    thanks for playing with us at Sassy Cheryl's

  19. I think---it's fabulous, Linda! This just makes me happy!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!

  20. I love this card! What a fun image. It makes me smile. Your coloring is wonderful. I love the paper and colors you used.


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