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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Little Angel

Hello and good morning!

It's hard to believe that we're in the middle of November.  Christmas is just around the corner and I'm nowhere near ready.  And I'm not yet in the mood, either, but it could be because we haven't had much cold weather yet.  I'm ready for the COLD; however, the temps are supposed to be in the low 70's for Thanksgiving, so I guess I'll fake it by having hot cocoa with marshmallows anyway, even if I have to turn the a/c on.

Today's card was commissioned for a little 5-year old girl's upcoming birthday.  I HAD to use the Winter Fibi and Lilli set from The Craft's Meow because little Fibi (or is it Lilli?) is so darned CUTE in her angel costume, and aren't all 5-year old girls little angels anyway?  I know mine was, hence, the image.  (She really was.  And still is.)

I grin every time I see these little kitties.

I've shined and glittered up her wings a bit with white Liquid Pearls and Dazzling Diamonds, and I colored her with watercolor pencils.  Added a bit of gold glitter to her halo.

I had a piece of white CS onto which I had embossed a design several weeks ago which I used for the square layer.  I had inked up the folder which gave the resulting paper that marbled appearance.  I couldn't use it on the project that day but saved it "just in case," and today was the perfect opportunity to use it.  

And today I did something I haven't done before - I stitched on my card for the first time!  My craft room is too small to allow me to sew and create cards at the same time - the chair won't fit at both tables, so all this time I've had to either stamp, or sew, but not both.  I finally set my machine back up and put a small stool in front of it and managed to get the card stitched.  The stool is way too high to use for real sewing, but it's fine for the little bit that cards require, which tickles the daylights out of me.  Stitching cards has been something I've wanted to do for the longest time, and now I can!  It's a whole new frontier for me...

At any rate, I stitched it in a double wandering stitch with gold metallic thread, as this week's photo inspiration challenge over at IBSIC is to use pink/white/gold.

The greeting was computer generated, and the ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash.  The cupcake "charm" is a Shrinky Dink piece that I stamped and colored before punching with  an SU scallop circle punch, shrunk it, then colored a little more afterward by painting with Creative Inspirations paints before popping it up on dimensionals.  Pardon the red heart - I applied Aleene's Paper Glaze to it and it hadn't finished drying by the time I took the picture, and I had done it over two hours before!  It'll be completely transparent in a few more hours.

And that, dear friends, is today's card.   Thank you so much for joining me, and I hope you have a lovely autumn day.  Happy crafting!


Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, SU Subtles DSP Stack, watercolor
Ink: Regal Rose, Rich Cocoa
Stamps: Winter Fibi and Lilly; unknown brand cupcake
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Pearls, glitter, metallic thread, ribbon, rhinestones, SU Scallop Circle Punch, Shrinky Dinks, Aleene's Paper Glaze, SB Decorative Labels One and Labels One, Dienamics Ovals Stax and Oval Doily dies, watercolor pencils, CI paints, SU Dimensionals.

Challenges entered:

Anything Goes #80 - Stitching (Real or Faux)
IBSIC #35 - Photo Inspiration
Speedy TV Tutorial Time #24 - Liquid Pearls
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 134 - Pop It Up
Drunken Stampers #106 - Cut, Crop and Die (use dies and/or punches)
Divas By Design #61 - Anything Goes

and last but not least, 

Sweet Stop Sketch SSS185 - Sketch w/a Spin (Tasty Treats)


Mum of 4 said...

What an adorable card for a 5 year old little girl. I know she is going to LOVE it with all the pink and bling. Love it!

Angie said...

What a SWEET SWEET card! You had me at PINK!!! :) GORGEOUS Details on the wings and cupcake!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

Donna said...

Great card!
I love the stitching!!
Thanks for playing along with the Cut, Crop & Die challenge at Drunken Stampers this week!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh how sweet!!! I love all the sparkle and that cute cute image! Very special card. Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.

Lagene said...

oour little angel kitty card is so PRETTY! I'm so glad you joined us at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV this week!

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow this card is beautiful .
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge .
Hugs Emma xx

Jane said...

What a darling card and image. You did brighten that cute kitty with lots of sparkle...
Thanks so much for joining in this week at TTSTV.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Shea. Such a sweet image and pretty pink colors. Love the shrink plastic cupcake charm. Great take on the sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop this week.

Pam said...

So pink, glittery and adorable. I'm sure the little gal will love it. Thanks for joining us at TTSTV.

Colleen Dietrich said...

How precious is this??! That kitty angel is super sweet, and I love the glittered look to her wings. Thank you so much for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping!

Anonymous said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the beautiful gold trim on your ribbon and the sparkles on your angel! So sweet! Thanks for joining us at IBSIC! Hugs, Joanna

Kelli Hull said...

How sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with The Drunken Stampers

Rebekah said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing at Divas by Design Hugs Rebekah xx

Kimie said...

This is beautiful and what 5-year-old little girl would not be thrilled to receive this card. I know my Mat Mat would and she is well beyond 5. :) I really love that little cupcake charm! MWAH!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable! Your sweet little kitty is so cute and I love your card in pinks!! Thanks for joining us at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV.

Deb Hickman said...

Such a pretty card, love the sweet image, thank you for joining us at IBSIC. Deb x

Tammylee said...

Great job with the liquid pearls! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tutorial Time on SPeedyTV!

Katie Skiff said...

Very pretty - I love the extra sparkle to it!! thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers