Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthday Fairy Lee

Hello Happy Campers! How are ya doing today? Me, about time you read this I will be flying across the states from Maryland to Arizona to visit my parents for two weeks. My mom turned 85 on Sunday and my dad is 88 and  I have been trying to visit them several times a year for 2 week periods. Each time I go and leave to come back home, I get that great big lump in my throat. Yes, we can lose a love one, at any age, but when your parents are this old you know the inevitable is coming.  They are both still active, my dad has the beginning of Alzheimer's and my mom is at the beginning of dementia. It's hard to watch the mental changes occurring and at times it takes a lot of patience to be around.. They have been my best friends forever and July 5 they celebrated their 68 anniversary!! Wowzie!! Can't wait to hug each one!!

I made five cards in the past two days to post while I am away! Today's card was made using  Birthday Fairy Lee  by Mo Manning! If you are ever looking for a special image, or of a different culture, Mo's Digital Pencil is where you want to look first! She is a fantastic artist and her images are for all walks of life, holidays, get well and the list goes on and on!

Coloring pleats is not my forte! I envy anyone who can do it and it looks natural!! So what I do is to color over the lines in the images!! Use your imagination and you will see them! I added Diamond Stickles to her wings and bottom of her outfit to make them glittery!  Have you tried any of Marianne Design Creatable Dies? I LOVE them! The scrolls are perfect for cards,  they are thin enough to place anywhere and have a little more curves than the Nesties. On this card I used to different ones that come in the same package, along with a scallop circle and two flower dies. It's an awesome deal compare to the prices of other brand name dies.
  • Copics: Skin: E11, E00, E000. Dress: R02, R01, R00. Cupcake: YG2r, YG23, YG21, YG00.
  • Paper: Best Creations: Let's Party
  • Sentiment: Justrite
  • Leaves, scrolls, flower:  Marianne Design Creatable Dies
TIP OF THE DAY:  While your coloring and you go out of the line...don't despair! Two ways of fixing it. One is with your colorless blender by putting a piece of your paper underneath your image and pressing down with the blunt side of your colorless blender, let it dry, do it again if necessary. The paper below will catch the extra ink. For very small marks use a white marker. I use Sharpie's Poster-Paint Marker, extra fine point. It covers in one stroke!

These are the awesome sponsors at The Outlawz this month!! You only need to complete one challenge out of 28 to be eligible!  There are also more prizes within some of the challenges! Check it out!
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Gilli Goodie Bag

$25.00 Gift Certificate

Thank you for visiting. I love to hear your comments and critique's helps a person grow! I will wave as I fly over you today!!  I am one number away from 300 followers...Please make my day and take me over the top of it!!  Hugz


Martha said...

simply adorable, thanks for joining us at clear It Out

Lisa Jane said...

so sweet and what gorgeous papers - really summery
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Anneke said...

So sweet this card!!
Thanks for joining us at Digital tuesday :)
Greetings Anneke

Cre8tiveVet said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors and the image and the brad. Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

Georgiana said...

What a lovely card and the colors are so festive for summertime. Thank you for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week. I hope you will try one of our challenges again.

Carson's Creations

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

She is so wonderfully Sweet...I love EVERYTHING Fairy :o) We are so happy you have shared your project this week at DCD.

Die Cuttin Diva

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful card...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine and good luck......


Sue said...

Hi hun
adorable card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & embelies, have a lovely time with ya parents, sue,x

Lins said...

Hi Colleen,

your card is really lovely, enjoy the time with your parents. I know it isn't always easy but I think they will be very happy to have you around on their birthday.
My thoughts are with you!


Lins :-)

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card thanks for sharing!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful!! Love your colors and layout with this sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Dana said...

So cute Colleen! Fantastic coloring and I love your flourishes!! I hope you enjoy your time with your parents. Have a safe trip to and fro : )

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh this is too cute! I love your colouring :D
If you like using dies you should check out a new blog I am starting Marianne's Design Divas there is also the chance to win some follower candy or try out for the DT :D


Amy xx

Creative Diva said...

OMG! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD.


Anne Fenton said...

I love your is lovely and your pleats are perfect.

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Great card. Love your creation. Thank you so much for joning us over at Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Pami said...

Very pretty card Colleen, such wonderful colours. I hoped you enjoyed your time with your parents. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this month, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Monica said...

That cupcake and girl are both so edible... love this card just like the rest of your wonderful creations.
xxx Monica

tiggertastic said...

such a sweet image, lovely colouring too

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fun!! love the image, the swirls, the papers, the stitching is the perfect touch ~ fabulous card!

ThePurplePlace said...

Looks like you HIT you 300!! WOOHOO!!

darcy48 said...

Hi what a lovely bright card love the image you have used Arlinex

Lynne Armstrong said...

How gorgeous is this Colleen :) LOVE all of it.
Hugs xx

Julie said...

A stunning card in every way! Enjoy your weekend,thanks for joining LCI Julie.x

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