Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sprout loves to play in the dirt...

Sprout is a precious little thing. She loves to play in the dirt (that's why her face, hands and clothes are dirty) and watch things grow. She also has a generous heart and loves to share her things with others. So today she is thanking a friend as well.

On to a real life story. This is one image of several you can receive for making a small donation to help a young wife with cancer. You can find the full story and how you can help this family at Jak Heath's blog. You receive images from some fabulous designers, like this one from Mo's Digital Store. I hope you will pop over to Jak's blog and take a look.



I started out doing this with a sketch in mind, but my laptop died, and I've been trying to get things done on my dh's laptop (which is much newer, but I hate it!) and then finally back to my desktop, which is in another room, where I now feel cut-off from things (I've been working at my dining room table for a while now). And by the time I struggled with all of that, the challenge had expired. Oh well, another day, another challenge. LOL.

I used paper from my stash that I've had forever. The pearls are by Recollections and the raffia lace was purchased from Bunny Zoe. The pansies are some silk ones that I purchased from Michaels. The leaves, behind the pansies, and the butterflies are made with older MS punches. The border around the image and the paper on the inside of the card (as seen below) are around-the-page punch sets also by MS. I usually finish the inside of my card with one of the papers I've used on the front, or if I've used that up, I look for something similar. As I've done with this care, I usually use punches or decorative scissors around the paper so it will be special. If I am giving the card to someone rather than just making it ahead, I will type my message and then cut it out and place in the middle of the paper. I also put my logo and a sentiment or a small stamp or image on the back.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - thank you

Mo's Digital Challenge - playtime

Stamp Something - anything

Do You Stack Up - distressing

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - flowers

Crazy 4 Challenges - thank you

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Satursday - anything

Aly's Sunday Challenge - bling

One Stitch At a Time - something new - digi

Crafty Cardmakers - favorite coloring method - Prismacolor Pencils

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - thank you

Alota Rubber Stamps - spring

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave a comment.

Hugs,


25 comments:

Elaine L. said...

Ahh! Spring! I needed that after two snow storms in a row! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Pat said...

Hi DJ...how absolutely PERFECT! I love this little image...must get her for my own collection! Your coloring is so pretty and your DPs and embellies perfectly showcase this little darlin!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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

Nice to see some spring in the air! She is very cute! Like how have some dirt on her. The butterflies are cute! Nice job Debbie!

*Vicki* said...

So darling!! I love your colors!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

Dorcas said...

THis is cute Debbie! Makes me anxious to get outside and plant some seeds!

Dorcas said...

Oh! Thanks for joining us at Mo's. :-)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Debra
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Tina said...

Love all elements from your card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. :)

WencheP said...

Adorable card, love the flowers and the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely brught card and I love that Mo image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Denise

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. I adore that border punch, having seen your card I think that punch might just slip on to my 'want list'. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Miranda said...

lovely card Debra, makes me longing for going out into the garden again (but it's still to cold and wet...)

thanks for your lovely comments on my blog
and for joining the DYSU challenge

hugs
Miranda

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Aint Sprout adorable. I must print her out too. Love her.
Your card is super, what great colours they are super. Thanks for playing along on Crafty Sentiments and OSAAT this week Hazelxoxo

Janna said...

hey DJ :) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at DYSU! Janna

princesskitten said...

She is a popet

kitten DYSU team

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

An adorable card, and coloured so beautifully x Thanks for joining us this week at Mo's :)

Pauline said...

Such a beautiful card.... I love your colours and the image isso sweet! Thanks for playing at DYSU!
Pauline

Jo said...

Such a cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Debs said...

Cute, Cute Image and such a bright and cheery creation, just what I needed, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week
Deborah
xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww she is a cute (I printed her off but haven't had time to use her yet!!) love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card and such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

Cindy Gay said...

It's pretty and I like the gingham background.

Marie said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for joining the Alota Rubber stamps challenge.

ona_i_ja said...

Your card is very sweet!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!
Hugs
Agnieszka

Linda w said...

Adorable bright and happy card. Love the papers . Hugs lin