Tuesday, February 5, 2013

We're going "Back to Nature" at Sassy Cheryl's

Hap-hap-happy Tuesday, my lovelies!! Guess what?? We had snow flurries yesterday here in Richmond, VA! It was so beautiful! I just wish some of the snow would have STUCK! But, alas, not so much! It melted as soon as it hit the ground! And, as I look out my window now, it practically looks like SPRING!! What's up with that? I wouldn't mind seeing a little snow . . . but, nope! I don't see it happening anytime soon!! Well, enough on the weather, let's talk about this week's challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog, shall we?

My sweet . . . and ever so sassy DT sistah, Jeni, is our hostess once again this week . . . and she's chosen the theme . . .

"Back to Nature"

Fun, huh? Now . . . with all my blethering about snow, it would make sense for me to have created something with a snow/winter theme, right? But, nooooo . . . since it looks like Spring, I thought I'd make a sort of "Spring-like" card for this week's challenge! hehehe! I know . . . kind of twisted logic, right? But, the truth is, I just wanted to use one of my new Sassy Cheryl images . . .
You, of course, will recognize my very fave Sassy Cheryl "character", Sassy Sally!! Well . . . let me tell ya, if you love Sassy Sally . . . and Noah . . . and Charlie . . . and Bella, are you ever in for a treat!! Sassy Cheryl has been one busy little artist!! In addition to her regular store Sassy Cheryl Digis, and her daily journal blog at Illustrated by Cheryl, Sassy Cheryl has just opened a NEW STORE featuring some really, really adorable new images! It's called "Just Being Sally" . . . check it out HERE!!

Now . . . back to my card! As I said, I just had to have this new Sassy Sally image . . . it's called "Have You Heard?" and is available HERE. Isn't Sassy Sally adorable? She's having a little chit-chat with a ladybug. Kinda weird, I know . . . but sometimes ladybugs are the best listeners!! Here's a close-up . . . 
So . . . this card is a birthday card for our eldest granddaughter, Emma. She'll be 14 next week! Yikes!! It seems like just yesterday that she was brand new and all wrinkly and smelling just like a newborn baby!! Here's a side view . . . 
And one from the other side . . . (I went a little crazy with my camera . . . hehe!) . . . 
My card "recipe" . . .
Baja Breeze cardstock: Stampin' Up
So Saffron ribbon: Stampin' Up
DPs: Miss Caroline's "Howdy Doody" by My Mind's Eye
Lotus Shapeabilities & Rectangle dies: Spellbinders
Ric rac, pearls & flowers: My stash
Large butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Happy Birthday sentiment & die: Whimsy
Inside corner dies: Whimsy
Fence, inside lace border, & tag dies: Magnolia
Inside sentiment: Stampin' Up
Copic Sketch markers & color pencils

Copics used:
Skin: E00, 000, 0000, 21, 13
Cheeks: R30 & 20
Hair: E27, 25, 23, 21, 15, YR21, 20
Yellows: YR 21, 20, E50
Reds: R27, 24, 22, 21
Turquoise: BG 11, 10, 72, 0000
Greens: G46, 43, 40
White: C3, C1
A peek at the inside . . .
That thing on the top is actually a pocket for a gift card!! Emma's into Victoria's Secret "PINK" clothes these days. Ahhhh . . . I remember when she was "into" baby dolls!! Sigh! And, of course, the special, "you know what-sy" view . . .
So . . . there ya have it . . . my version of a "Back to Nature" card!! Now . . . please visit Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog to see what my talented DT "Sassettes" have created for this week's inspiration!! Then, we'd love for you to pull out some of your own craft supplies and at least one Sassy Cheryl image and join us for this week's challenge! Oh, and don't forget . . .

One lucky participant, selected at random, will win . . .
TWO Sassy Cheryl Digi Images!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit . . . and, as always, thank you bunches for your sweet comments that really do make my day!! Mwahhhh  . . .

14 comments:

Iulia said...

Oh, how cute and, OMG how colorful!!! I think I haven't put so many colors together on a single card,not even me:))! Anyways, it looks fabulous and color it's all that require these cute images! Also, love the idea of the cute fences, and all those colors, once again, make my head swirl:))
Hugs, Iulia

Dawn said...

this is just Adorable and Emma will cherish it. love the little fence, well just everything!! so cute!

Ann English said...

Wowzers, another gorgeous card. I' m just in awe of your creations. happy birthday to Emma-VS, really?! Ack...think I still played w/ dolls when I was 14!

Diane J said...

Oh so cute!! I just love these stamps. They remind me of my granddaughter. Your card is adorable.

Country Mouse said...

This is just adorable!!!!

Boxofcolours said...

Oh my Pat, another beautiful, bright card - I love it and that image is sweet. But oh boy you always knock my socks off with how stunning you decorate the inside of your cards!!!
Hugs
Jane

Patti P. said...

Beautiful, such fun and happy colors and love all of your details, especially the fence. Gorgeous inside and out!

A Casa di Ale said...

Carinissima la tua card, molto solare...bello il timbro che hai usato

Ciao da Ale

Vicky said...

Beautiful and gorgeous as always hun...and loving the colours too..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Cathy said...

Ms Pat, this is gorgeous and you have totally outdone yourself on this beauty. I think I say that every week GF. Love, Love, Love all the details and all the vibrant colors you used. your GD will love it. Such a special gift.

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
What a sweet card for your Granddaughter!
I am loving these new Sassy's :o)
Sally is coloured beautifully!!
I just love all of your embellishments and the inside too!
Hugs, Candy
Magnolia-licious Designer

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card inside and out.
luv
Debby

Jackie Mooney said...

I LOVE your card Pat and your crazy camera angles lol and as usual the inside is as beautiful as the outside :)

Sassy Cheryl said...

Ok, first off. . .shut your lips on the snow thing!
Emma is REALLY going to love this card Pat. This is just a stunner all the way around. You always have the most amazing detail and coloring. You rock!