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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

One Card, One Challenge and One Request.


Blimey! I'm back again, and just when you thought it was safe!
I said I'd be back with the birthday card I made for my bestest buddy, although it's not her birthday until tomorrow. Little Miss Naughty has opened it (and probably had a shake and a good squeeze of her presents!) Why is it when I'm trying to make something extra special they always turn out rubbish? This is attempt No 378 at her card! Well.......almost, there might be a slight exaggeration going on there!
I just had to use this image simply because of the sentiment that comes with it, more of that later.
I made an easel card - my favourite- but no matter
how hard I tried I couldn't get a decent photo of it
so you'll just have to take my word for it. I loved the colours of Distress Inks right up until the end when I did her shoes. The red just looked so bright and out of place, so I glittered them up in the hope it would tone them down a bit (But if I was dressing up in my Mammy's clothes I would have picked out the ruby slippers!) I am entering this into this weeks challenge at Quixotic Paperie which is to make your own flowers. A bit of a feebie attempt on my part compared to what some of the other ladies have made!
List of Goodies:
Image is a Mo Manning rubber stamp which comes with a sentiment, from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie, papers are the 6 x 6 pad Cosmo Cricket Early Bird, (my favourite papers ever) also from Elaine, flowers are punched by my own fair hand!
The sentiment says: " today you are YOU that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youER than YOU". And that sums up Gayle perfectly! So a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gayle for tomorrow.
I made a wish just for you, I hope, I pray my wish comes true XXXXX
So my request? If anyone does pop by my blog, could you do me a little favour please? Could you spare a minute to pop by Gayles Blog and wish her a happy birthday. She's been  feeling a little under the weather and I'm sure your comments and good wishes would help to brighten her day.
And of course, without Gayle there would be NO blog candy! I did buy these Hanglar stamps for her birthday, but the little Fiddle Fingered Witch had already bought some, naughty Gayle!
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Elaine xx

37 comments:

  1. Oh my, that is adorable! Love the color combo!

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  2. Hi Elaine hope you dont think your the only one who's not happy with her pics??? I must take 20/30 pics to get ONE & nop not kidding..anyways fab image great colour combo, stunning colouring love it.

    Hugs Christine xx

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  3. OMG I LOVE this!!! Your colouring is just gorgeous. :)

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  4. Hi Elaine,
    fab card and that sentiment sounds greatx a must have for sure x
    off to say happy bday to gayle x
    hugs
    Suzie qx

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  5. Fab card Elaine, it's wonderful!

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  6. I just loooove your coloring!!!

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  7. hi elaine! and back again with such a nice card!! i like the papers you have used an of course the image!!! i adore your colouring every time i see it!!

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  8. Awe Elaine I love her! She is fab in her ruby slippers! Gorgeous colouring and I agree - those papers are delish!

    Hugs

    Kimmi x

    off to Gayles blog now :)

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  9. This is stunning, Elaine! I adore her ruby slippers! And I agree, those Cosmo Cricket papers are so lush! Hugs, Simonne x

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  10. Hi Elaine
    Thanks for joining my followers list. very much appreciated.I love this card of yours and would be pleased to receive it!The papers are gorgeous as is your colouring.
    Love sarah XXX

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  11. You are such a lovely friend how nice is that and fair play to Gayle for buying her own set. LOL!! Only joking! I always picked the red shoes from my Mom's wardrobe and there are oodles of pictures to back that up that I have tried tirelessly to destroy! Great card Elaine!

    Jenny T.

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  12. Love it. I know what you mean trying to photo easel cards - nightmare. Love your colouring and those papers are fab.
    Hugz Andrea.xx

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  13. Hi Elaine,

    Your card is just sooo gorgeous, I love it. The colouring is beautiful.

    Love Kerry xx

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  14. Elaine this is gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful and I love the sparkley slippers
    hugs Mandy xx

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  15. Your creation is gorgeous and your colouring wow, it's beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  16. Oh Elaine, it's a gorgeous card, lucky Gayle. The coloring of it is outstanding and it goes perfectly with the papers. And I'm sure your 377 previous attempts (LOL) were probably just as perfect.

    Have a great day
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  17. Hi Elaine
    this card is stunning, Gayle will love it (if she doesn't) I will be your new best friend lol.

    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  18. Hi Elaine
    me again, I tried to leave a comment on Gayle's blog to wish her a Happy Birthday, but no matter how many time's I tried it just would not let me, (what did I tell you about me being a technophobe). I am now going to try and email her.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  19. Wonderful adorable card Elaine, beautiful colours and details. I usually end up posting 2 or 3 photos of an easel card simply cos its so difficult to photo.
    luv
    Debby

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  20. I love the paper you chose and your coloring and details are awesome.

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  21. Gorgeous card Elaine, I love the colors you used for her clothes, they match perfectly the DP.
    Hugs,
    Silvie from France

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  22. Beautiful card, sometimes its harder to take the photo than it is to make the card!!!! Lucky friend,to receive such a card.

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  23. A Stunning card love your papers and image is adorable coloured beautiful also
    Hugs
    Sarah xx

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  24. okay, seriously, the shoes are PERFECT! and EVERY little girl would have grabbed the bright, sparkly shoes, so this was a HAPPY accident, my dear! :)

    absolutely LOVE the papers, too! just noticed there's a pack of it included in your candy... DROOLING even more now! :D

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  25. Gorgeous card, Elaine. I love the red of the slippers and the earrings - perfect
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  26. What a darling card! That image is just too cute! And your coloring is so perfect! Love it!
    hugs, Moshie

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  27. What a cute card, I love that little girl! Wonderful colours!
    Hugs Jeanette

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  28. This is fabulous I adore Mo's images they are a real dream to colour. Gayle must be thrilled with such a gorgeous card. Sue :o)

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  29. Hi Elaine,
    nout has happened yet looks like its gonna be nil by mouth!!!
    thanks for the tipx
    hugs
    Suzie qx

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  30. Lovely colouring Elaine, forgeous card. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Happy crafting x x

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  31. Gorgeous card & your colouring + shading is just amazing!
    Kaz xx

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  32. I LOVE her red shoes, she's adorable!! Fab coloring and paper, super cute!! ~hugs

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  33. Hi Elaine thats one gorgeous card, I love the way youve coloured Mos image its beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyx

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  34. Hi Elaine, Fabulous card and I just love that image. You are not alone in having problems getting good pics. Fabby papers and great flower. Colouring is beautiful.
    Marion

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  35. Love you "Mo" image card. She is so cute, love the way you colored her. The red shoes are not to bright, just Fabulous with all the shine! Love your choice of papers and your flower is great..Thanks for the inspiration. I want that image!
    Have a great weekend.

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  36. Gorgeous card for Gayle's birthday! When Gayle is done with it, you can send it on to me : )

    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  37. Your card turned out fabulously! I love your coloring skills. you really made this image come alive!
    ~Pam

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