Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Beginnings

Hi again!  Can you believe it?  I've managed to create another card and even found the time to sit at the computer and post it!  It was such a gorgeous Saturday!  Sunny and 80 - just perfect!  Hope it stays this way for the rest of the long weekend!

Here is the card I created:


My card base and mats are SU Baja Breeze and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up 6x6 pad.  The sweet image is New Beginnings from Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  I stamped her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I also colored in a sky and grass with my Copics.  I added a few highlights with my Sharpie White Paint Pen and Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen.   I used Spellbinders Lacey Circles and a Lacey Square Die for the background.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  Some lace and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #207 (sketch)
One Sweet Challenge May (Spring colors)
Elisabeth Bell's World May/June Challenge (new beginnings)
Elphine House Challenge #44 (diecuts and lots of layers)
No Matter Which Challenge #9 (things with wings)
Polka Doodles #21 (to die for)
Card Makin' Mamas #70 (rubber stamps)
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge ( photo inspiration)
Crafts and Me Challenge #134 (lots of layers)

Here is SSW-207:


And the PCJ photo inspiration:


Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!
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34 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous! You are so good with that pearl pen, I've tried a few times with no good results, that's for sure. So glad you had time to join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  2. what a beautiful card with so many layers. Thanks for participating at NMWC and hope to see you again soon.

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  3. Another little work of art. Your designs are always so well planned with amazing attention to detail.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. Carla, this card is gorgeous. Love all the pearls. Sounds like you were able to get a lot done.

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  5. gorgeous image and beautiful card Carla. Soooooooo pretty. Thanks for joining us at SSW this week. Holly x

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  6. thank you for joining us at Polka Doodles with your lovely card....so sweet...good luck. Margaret

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  7. Such a beautiful creation. I love this image and your beautiful design.
    Laine
    xx

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  8. She's so sweet and beautifully colored Carla. Love, love the small accents you've added. Can I ask how do you get the lacey nesties to cut "properly"? Each time I use it, they never cut in the middle of the semi-circles and thus, I don't use them now. Thank you.

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  9. Beautiful card! Love the image and all you lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  10. Sounds like you had a gorgeous day to create this beauty! TFS

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  11. Love the sentiment with this gorgeous image and card - well done Sugar!
    Sandy

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  12. Carla, you really make this sketch look gorgeous. I love your beuatiful image and papers. Love the embellishments you have used. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  13. Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment.. just love it! xxx Ann Marie

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  14. What a gorgeous card, such a beautiful image and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
    Claire xx

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  15. This is such a beautiful card and fabulous sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

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  16. Wow! This is a beautiful card, gorgeous coloring and such beautiful colors. I love everything about this card and such a pretty design.

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  17. Hi Carla your card is totally gorgeous wow!!! I love this image and your wonderful colours just perfect and so pretty. I love all your added embellishments especially the pearls and flowers. Great card as always and thanks so much for joining us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  18. Gorgeous and adorable card.
    luv
    Debby

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  19. Jusst beautiful, Carla! I hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. The weather has been gorgeous in North AL, too Yea!!

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  20. Beautiful card!! Love all the details and the layout is fabulous!
    :D
    xx

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  21. Wow, how beautiful!!! Love the delicate lacy die cuts you used. The pearls are oh so wonderful too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  22. This is stunning Carla! All the die cuts and pearls enhancing them make this really special and very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW DT

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  23. Great take on the sketch Carla and awesome coloring. What an adorable image!! Love all the layers and dies you've used. Totally gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House. "Hugs" Carol

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  24. So cute and very sweet i Love it, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles xxx Lidia DT

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  25. Simply Beautiful!! I adore the image and your attention to detail is impeccable!!
    So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you Carla!!
    Sally SSW-DT

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  26. So pretty! Love all the details and layers!

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  27. Beautiful card and sentiment. Adorable image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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  28. Gorgeous card with a great image, that was beautifully colored. I love the papers and die cuts and lace and well, just everything!

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  29. This is a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!! Hugsxx

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    1. Thanks also for joining us at EBW! HUgsxx

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  30. Good morning sweetie...

    This is just gorgeous...

    As always gorgeous colours and fabulous details...

    Thank you for joining us at EB World this month....

    Huggles Pops x x x

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  31. Goodness Carla this is STUNNING!!! Something magical about this to me :) Hey friend....I sooo appreciate your wonderful visits to my blog!!! Happy day and best of luck in the EBWorld Challenge!! Ready for new one soon??:)
    Hugs

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