Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Live in Abundance

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday!  Were you beginning to think I'd given up my blog?  It's been quite a few days since I was able to post.  I've got a lot going on in my world right now and unfortunately, it's keeping me from my craft room and blog land.  I keep hoping to get back in the groove, but it hasn't happened yet.  I did manage to finish up one card on my desk.  It was made for a few challenges I like to do.  It's for the September/October Challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World (earth tones), Addicted-to-Stamps Challenge #40 (sketch), Basic Grey Challenge #78 (ribbon and lace), Love To Create Challenge #36 (Fall fun/Autumn colors) and Crafts and Me Challenge #105 (anything goes).

Here is Nadell's sketch for the A-T-S challenge:


Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Chocolate Chip and the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Pyrus 6x6 pad.  My adorable Elisabeth Bell image is Apple Bake.  It can be found in the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection here. I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her in earth tones with my Copics.  I added a few dots of yellow Stickles to the flower centers on her apron.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.   A few Wild Orchid Crafts roses, some lace trim and a triple-loop wrinkled ribbon bow finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  I truly appreciate your visits!  I'll be by to visit your blogs whenever I can and I'll be back tomorrow with my Little Miss Muffet DT post for the week!
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25 comments:

  1. Carla, I was wondering where you were. This card is precious. I love her long apron strings. You colored her beautifully. Glad to see you getting to create.

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  2. Very beautiful design. Love the fall shades of your papers and always love your coloring. Beautiful card Carla.

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  3. Gorgeous colouring and fab choice of colours too - perfectly put together as always Carla :)

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  4. So sweet...really love your color choice! HUGS

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  5. Oh my goodness Carla, this card is so perfect! I love the image, your coloring, the trim, the flowers. Like I said, just perfect!

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  6. Gorgeous card Carla - love the earthiness and fabulous sentiment to pair with such an adorable image, which btw, you've colored to perfection!! The roses are the perfect touch and love that crinkled ribbon :D Hoping that all is ok and things start to settle down soon for you xx

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  7. Carla, I'm sorry to hear you have not been able to craft on a regular basis. I do hope things get back to normal for you soon. I am, however, very happy that you did find time to finish this gorgeous card. Your coloring is phenomenal and the paper just so very pretty, almost like it was made for this image. The sentiment is a brillent statement. Hope to see you again soon.

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  8. Your coloring looks gorgeous Carla and I love the warm fall tones. so pretty. :-) Hugs!

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  9. Such an adorable card. The image is wonderful and you coloring skills are amazing!!!!

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  10. Such an adorable card Carla,love those colors!!
    XXX Heidy

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  11. I missed your posts, Carla! Hope everything is OK!
    Love this take on the sketch--your papers are beautiful. Your image is darling and beautifully colored as always! Perfect embellies and sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  12. Love your adorable card, fab image and colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. Such a beautiful card - and in browns and greens too! Love how you colored the image, so beautiful.

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  14. I've missed your creations and you too Carla! As a previous fan said, I hope everything is OK. I know how life sometimes gets in the way of our fun.
    This card is beautiful, there is just something about Elisabeth Bell's images that sets them apart from the rest. You've coloured it perfectly (no surprise) and matched it up with such gorgeous papers. Love it!
    :)S

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  15. Hey Carla! She is so sweet - I need a pie! Yum!!!! Love the background paper and her apron is perfect (as is your coloring)!!
    Sandy

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  16. Oh my, this is soooo gorgeous!! Lovely colours too. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck and hope to see you next time at ATSC. Hugs, Nicole

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  17. Lovely image and lovely colours too, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

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  18. Carla love your earth tones and colouring! Great background paper and lovely ribbon!

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  19. Isn't she just a sweetie! She looks wonderful in those rich earth tones colors and your layout shows her off perfectly.

    Shelby

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  20. Carla, your beautifully colored Apple Bake image looks fabulous dressed in her autumn tones on this wonderfully layered and encouraging card. So glad to see your entry at the Elisabeth Bell’s World “Autumn Colors” Challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

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  21. Beautiful card!! Love your coloring!! You made your card so real looking I can almost smell that pie!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
    Z

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  22. Darling card, Carla. I love the pretty color combo and your background papers match your sweet EB stamp's apron. How creative.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  23. Wow so delicate! Thank you for joining us over at love to Create Challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

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  24. This is really beautiful!!! Love your colouring!!! Thanks for joining us at EBW for our autumn challenge! Hugsxx

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  25. What a sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla