Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back in the swing of things....

Hello all!
I don't know about you but it seems to be taking me a while to get back into any sort of routine.  That includes crafting!  After a 2 week break, I'm finding it difficult to create anything - my enthusiasm is coming in fits and starts.  One quick burst enabled me to come up with a simple birthday card using a Teddy Bea digi.  I think I'm leaning towards more simple cards this year, trying to focus on the image more than anything else - I'm not that good at loading my cards up with a ton of embellishments, even after looking at all the fabulous creations out there for inspiration.

                    Anyway, here we go with a simple card; the image coloured with Copics and a touch of bling added with some adhesive pearls -  I also smudged some chalk ink around the edges and added my own computer generated sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the challenges at Teddy Bo (birthdays), Oozak (pink and bling) , A and T Emerald Faeries (Celebration) ,  Through the Craftroom Door, Top Tip Tuesday (fur or feathers) , Ooh La La Creations (birthday).

Thanks for popping in to take a look :)

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Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the clean style and chalked borders! The image is adorable! Great coloring!

Donna said...

Simply gorgeous card, beautiful colouring too.
Thank you for joining in with the Teddy Bo & Co challenge.
Good luck!

Hugs Donna x

Paper Profusion said...

Aaaw Dawn, this is sooo gorgeous. Love your delicate colouring and the three little pearls are just perfect. Nicola x

Lau W said...

Oh this card is sweet, elegant, love the colors !
Thanks for your participation at The Teddy Bo challenge !

Tracy said...

It doesn't need another single thing. It's perfection! I'm finding myself leaning towards the simpler too Dawn. I enjoy the coloring so much but when it comes time to add stuff to the card I start stressing. I've never been very good at all the window dressing some people can do. I love the soft, sweet, simplicity of your card---a LOT! Hugs!

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Celebration

alex said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, love your image and design :-)

Clairebears said...

Ooooo this is just soooooo pretty! I love all the flowers and embellishment that people put on their cards but they don't seem to work for me - its good that we all have our own style and I really love yours :0)
Thanks for sharing it with us at Teddy Bo's challenge and I really hope to see you playing with us again :0)
Love Clairebears x

Maritha said...

Åhhhh that is sooooo stunning!!! Love that card! =)

Thanks for joinning us at TeddyBo this time
Hugs Maritha

Elaine Stark said...

A beautifully coloured card, just the way I like it clean and simple. Elaine

Alli Devine said...

Love your colouring on this it is so subtle and gives a great Shabby Chic look to Teddy Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations.

Alli x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, love the colouring technique. Thanks for playing at the Teddy Bo Challenge. Woo x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful and fun image, wonderfully colored. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

Karen said...

Woah! This is so so very lovely!
Thank you so much for joining in with our Birthday Challenge over at Teddy Bo!

Krafty Karen.xx

Jo said...

Beautiful card Dawn. I love the way you have sponged the edges. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Dawn and what a lovely sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

Louise said...

This is just gorgeous! I too have issues with sticking lots of "stuff" on my cards so don't think you're alone in that lol! :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Teddy Bo Challenge xxx

Kathi said...

Wow. Fabulous image, colored beautifully. I love the color scheme and the vintage feel.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card so cute too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Colette said...

Beautiful Dawn, sometimes less is more and your card looks perfect just the way it is. Thanks for playing along at Teddy Bo and Co. Good luck! Colette xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colours - thanks for sharing it with us at Teddy Bo xx

Penny said...

Such a gorgeous card, Dawn! Love the simple design, the darling image, fab coloring & sweet embellishment! Your sentiment is perfect with it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sande said...

Your card is super lovely!

Thanks for joining in our challenge at A and T Emerald Faeries!

Hugs, Sande xx