Sunday, January 2, 2011

As Apples of Gold...

This is one of those cards that took foreverrrrrrrrrrr. LOL! I purchased Sadie a few weeks ago from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop along with a couple more. I actually colored her right away, and had my papers together ready to make a card.

However, I had other cards that needed to be finished first. Then I saw the challenge for Mo's Digital Challenge this week and I really wanted to join in. However, I didn't have an image that I wanted use from Mo's for this challenge, but I still wanted to use Sadie for this card, so I looked at the shop and of course had to buy a few new images that had little animals, so I could "borrow" one and use it with Sadie. Unfortunately I didn't think far enough ahead before I had recolored Sadie, or I could have just put them on the same card stock together.

My friend is in her 90's and recently was in the hospital. I wanted to let her know now how special she is to me and my husband, and not wait until we can't tell her. There's a Scripture she loves at Proverbs 25:11 that says: "As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it." So I printed this on pink card stock and used one of the MS all-around-the-page punch sets and put it inside the card. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it.)

Close-up of Sadie and little goat from "Saturday's Child" image.
On the first image I colored, I colored the apples red. So this time I decided to color them more of a gold color. I had also used a different color scheme, which I wanted to change. This is also my first attempt to try to color an image with darker skin. My friend is such an elegant woman that I didn't want it to be so casual. I used roses from Recollections, ribbon from Zoe's, button, brads and paper from my stash. I also used one of my new Spellbinder's labels. I am entering this in the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - distressing
Digital Tuesday Challenge - anything plus a digi
Cooking It Up With Katie - ribbons & brads
The Play Date Cafe - light pink, dark pink and tan
Crafty Sentiments - anything - They are showing their new releases and having a blog hop on January 6th. Come join in.
Mo's Digital Challenge - bless the beast and the children
Totally Gorjuss - for someone special
Mark's Finest Papers - something new
The Secret Crafter - buttons and bows
Unscripted Sketches - older sketch #39
Simply Create - embossing
Alota Rubber Stamps - at least 1 stamp, 1 bow & 1 ribbon
I hope you enjoyed looking at my card and will leave a comment.


Celeste said...

This card is absolutely beautiful

Linda w said...

Lovely card, sure she is going to be thrilled with it. It's so wonderful to make cards that you know with touch the heart isn't it, love that aspect of the craft. Pink is my favourite colour so I'm in love with this one lol. Hugs lin

Doreen said...

A fabulous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with

Dorcas said...

Yes, when I can color a MO's image in less than 2 1/2 hours I will consider myself fairy flying fingers. Not gonna happen. But you know, like Mama always said, "If its worth doing at all its worth going well". Nice job, Debby. :-)

Scrap It Girl said...

Hello, Cute cards.. I just came over from Feline Playful w/ the comment hop.. I am now a follower too~

Ulina Tauer said...

Hi Debra!
What a lovely card - I´m sure your friend will appreciate it a lot!
Love the pink color scheme and the golden apples for the Proverbs... I like your card a lot!
Have a nice week!

Nikki said...

Beautifully colored card and all the little extras just make it perfect :)
Thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS! Love your work! I've enjoyed looking at your blog! I've followed you from Feline Playful.

thank you so much if you took some time to see me :-) and follow my blog.

*Vicki* said...

So pretty and elegant!! Love your colors and pretty design! Thanks for joining with us at Inky Impressions!HUGS

isu.alum said...

What an awesome card. Love the image! I know your "older" friend will appreciate it so much and treasure it always. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge. Good luck!

WoodwareUSA DT

Jennie Reedy - Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

what a beautiful card. I'm in awe of all the work you put into it. It will be much loved I'm sure

E.T said...

it's really very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Love the goat looking in the apples.Beautifully coloured too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Marie said...

Adorable cards!
Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious cards DJ! They are both beautiful. Lovin the design and color scheme's.

Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hugs Marjo

Bev said...

stunning card. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Lorraine Mcneil said...

Lucky friend. I know she is going to love it and I'm sure she's going to appreciate all the work you have put into it. Really great card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Lorraine x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Trina said...

I wanted to rush over and see that card you mentioned in my comments... You did a GREAT job, and I know your friend will be happy to receive such a thoughtful card!

Diane said...

A lovely card with a beautifully coloured image! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

Vicky said...

This is fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges. Good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Shelley said...

This card looks gorgeous, I love the image and all the pink. Thanks for joining in the CYDA Punch it Challenge. Happy New Year, hugs Shelley xx

uksharon said...

Like how you used this image.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your friend will love this! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Teresa said...

A sweet card thank you for joining in at crafts and me this xmas.

Julie said...

Beautiful card - lovely colour combo!! Thanks for joining in our challenege at CES. Juliex

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Debra! Love all your gorgeous layers and flowers, your friend is going to love this. Thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Animal Christmas Challenge, hope you have had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful 2011, take careX:)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful Debbie! It was well worth the time! The colors are details are so pretty! Your coloring is really good! The hair is fantastic. I thought it was yarn or fibers at first, It was that fluffy! The goat looks part of the picture too! Love the embossed hearts too! Did you know your blog is grey? You may have lost your design.

redwasher1 said...

This is just fabulous!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

dstandard said...

Fabulous card - love the image! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Tanya said...

Great card! I love the image!! Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've got such an eye for detail! I spent a lot of time checking out the adornments on the card, and those roses at the top really stand out for me. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!

karlinchen50 said...

I am from Feline Playful blog.
I am a new Followers of your blog.
Your blog is beautiful.
Happy New Year!
Hugs Karla

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOW! Love all this pink! Great details and layers:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

joey said...


SORRY it has taken me so long to arrive here, this is a gorgeous card, and well worth the time it took you to create, thanks for joining us at inky impressions last week

Joey xx

Padster said...

Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT - our new challenge starts on Sunday - hope you'll play again
Debbie x

Kat said...

Really pretty in pink. I'm sure your friend will love it especially since you've taken the trouble to include a favourite verse. Thanks for joining us at TG.

Kat x

Joanne (jojot) said...

sweet...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Very sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches!

Dawn B. said...

This is super sweet. I love the way you added little animal.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Lawren said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory.

Lawren - DT

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Donna x

Linda said...

Beautiful card!!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for the embossing challenge. Hope to see more of your creative work for the next challenge.
Linda - DT Simply Create

Mary J said...

Really uber sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Great to see you at the Totally Gorjuss challenge and hope to see your creativity at our next one!

Trish Hughes said...

wonderful job, congrats on the top 3 over at SC!!!