Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love is in the air!

Hello my little sugar muffins!! Happy Thursday...hope you're having a great week! I've been busy trying to recover from my recent vacay!! I know you feel so sorry for me, right?! hehehe!  I promise, though, I had umbrella drinks for each and every one of you! Deeelish!!

Sooooo, let's get right down to business, shall we? For this fortnight's Sugar Bowl Challenge, our very talented Kiki has given us this fun sketch to follow . . . .


And, since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, our theme is . . . .

LOVE!

Perfect, huh?! Well . . . I thought I'd make a card that could be used for Valentine's Day, or an anniversary, or just to say "I love you." And here's what I came up with . . . . .


I chose a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp from the Simply Sassy Collection called "Pillow Talk." You can find this little missy HERE at Funky Kits! I decided to shake things up a bit, so I stamped the image with Memento Desert Sand ink, making the outline very subtle. The stamped image looks almost like it has no lines, doesn't it? I quite like the effect! Here's an extreme close-up . . . .


WOW! Would'ja just look at that hair? It's scrumptious!! And I had such fun coloring it!! Here's a side view . . . .


And another . . . sorry, I'm practicing my picture-taking! hehe!!


My card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Digi DPs: Bearly Mine Designs
Flourishes die: Magnolia
Heart & leaf dies: Marianne's Creatables
Ribbon & faux pearls: (my stash)
Sentiment: (SU)
Corner stamp: Magnolia
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copics & prismacolor pencils

Here's a peek at the inside...


And one last view . . . oh, c'mon now, you know I always have to end with an "artsy fartsy" angle . . . hehehe!


Guess what time it is now? It's time to pop on over to the Sugar Bowl and take a peek at all the gorgeous "Love" creations by my fellow DT Sweeties. Then, come join us for this fortnight's challenge! One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a fabulous prize from Sugar Nellie. Once again, our prize for this Sugar Bowl Challenge is . . . . 

. . . . your choice of FOUR Sugar Nellie stamps
(increasing to SIX if we have 100+ entries!) . . . .

Remember. . . you can't win if you don't play!!

I've decided to enter this sassy little card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! And, as always, thank you for your sweeeeeet comments! Hugs . . . until next time . . . .

16 comments:

Lilian said...

I love your artsy fartsy shots lol! :) Your card is gorgeous as always and yes her hair is a stunner! ;) Have a wonderful day!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning love your colour choices, Bev did it for me using my artwork isn't she clever huggles Pops x x x

Boxofcolours said...

Sugar n sweet and all thing neat! Yet another fabulous Pat-a-licious creation!!!
Hugs
Jane

Erika said...

Back at ya "Sugar muffin!" LOL. Great card Pat love your colouring and all the fabby layers.
Big crafty hugs,
Erika.

angelwhispers said...

Fabulous and such yummy colours just perfect for this beautiful image and loving your photo's! Chanelle xxx

Martinas Welt said...

What a great crad Pat! I love the kind you have used this ink pad better than the no lilne technic! Really! Great idea and great card!!
Martina

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥

Molecraft said...

So gorgeous Pat, fab colouring!
Helen x

Elaine said...

Hello my little fruit bun!
Fabulous card Pat..you can bob over and colour my hair for me..I love that shade! Fab papers and you know I always love your clean and simple look ha!
Perfectly dressed and embellished...love it :)

Hugs
Elaine xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

this is fabulous and wow that image is coloured to perfection!!!!

Ali x

Deb said...

your card is so beautiful Pat, love how you coloured her!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥ this week!
Have a great weekend, Debxx

Loopylou. said...

oh Pat!! this is just absolutely stunning. I love how you stamped her with that light ink and she is coloured stunningly.Love the artsy shots too :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Michele Spera said...

What a cutie:-) Love the coloring and added flowers:-)Thank you for joining us at CCT
Hugs
Michele

Fiona said...

oh my word...what a beautiful card....your colouring is just so amazing Pat...you need to give us lessons!!

Fi
x

Iulia said...

OMG, you're a painter too m'dear! I mean, this sweet image looks like a painting to me. I couldn't venture into the world of no-lines, I really feel insecure upon seeing how perfect this is! You're an artist dear and I'm happy to have you as a friend!
At first I thought she was having pink legs...lol. She's such a beauty!!!