Monday, June 15, 2009

From Courtney's Closet Challenge #45-Best Friend




Little Sophie is guest starring this week on From Courtney's Closet Challenge #45.
Sophie's Mama is Katie Brooks at KB Stamps.
I used this sketch challenge from Jen del Muro at iheart2stamp.


One thing I have learned from playing along with Libby's weekly challenges, is to use what I have on hand. I didn't even come close to having any flower DP to match Sophie's flowery pants, so I made my own with an old retired stamp set from Stampin' UP! named Petite Posies. This set does get pulled out and used still...after all these years!

I took my inspiration from Jen's Sketch, Sophies pants and those "orange" pop blocks, and this week's Celebration over at Penny Black's Saturday Challenge. Now I call that multi-tasking LOL!

You can see in the first picture that everything is on dimensionals, making for some fun 3D. I even got to use my new Martha butterfly punch. NOWWWW...as my stampin buddy Charla knows, I used to have a real aversion to bug stamps...including and especially butterflies. I used to just cringe at them...(I am clueless to understand why) but I am slowly coming out of my cacoon LOL and just getting over it! Now, I am not sure Charla has gotten over her smiley face phobia tho!

Do you have a certain type of image that makes you cringe?

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Stamps: Penny Black Butterfly Wishes 2620H, Retired Stampin UP Petite Posies, Stampin Up! sentiment from Full of Life

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue and Blush Blossom from SU!

Ink: Tuxedo Black from Memento, Copics, SU! markers for the sentiment

Misc: nesties, kaiser pearls, SU twill ribbon, Martha punch, dimensionals

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19 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is a gorgeous card, love the sweet image, your colouring is beautiful..
you asked how long it takes me to make a card... too long.. lol.
i don't time myself.. so have no idea.. a few hours maybe.. hugs rachxx

* Ula * said...

What a lovely card and nice coloura!
hugs Ula

Our Little Inspirations said...

Sue!

That card is adorable! Love that PB hedgie, gazing for those illusive butterflies...Did he catch any? Wonderful paper you made and your coloring is perfection! You are an inspiration to me, you're so creative!

Heidi

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Sue, so cute! Thank you so much for making such a wonderful creation based on my Sophie's outfit, it makes me smile! I love how you incorporated the orange fro the pop beads, nice touch!

PaperAddictJenn said...

That is so cute! I'm kinda afraid of some of the fairies I've seen in craft land. Some of those fairy stamps really creep me out!

Curt in Carmel said...

You always do such an incrdible job with this challenge, but to combine as many as you did in one card is simply awesome! Great card! Best, Curt

Sue said...

Gorgeous card sue, luv the layout great sentiment,sue,x

tracie said...

oh wow Sue what a adorable card, love this cute hedgie and pretty layout. Thanks for joining inthe fun this week at PBSC.. why not join in with my PB candy.
Hugs
Tracie :)

tracie said...

oh wow Sue what a adorable card, love this cute hedgie and pretty layout. Thanks for joining inthe fun this week at PBSC.. why not join in with my PB candy.
Hugs
Tracie :)

Larissa said...

Very nice card! Love this sketch and what you did with it! Such a cute image!

Hugs,
Larissa

I was wondering if the images have arrived yet.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Sue, this is a darling card! I love the image and the DP's. The colors are great with this, as is the sentiment.

Elena said...

You make the best cards for the Courtney's Closet Challenge! I LOVE the paper you created! So prefect for this challenge! And hedgie is so cute!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my goodness do darling.

Allison said...

What a super job on a hard sketch (IMO). And you made your own BG...I am so lazy, I can't even remember the last time I tried!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is DARLING!! And I love that sketch, too. Great job on both challenges.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OMG, I LOVE this card!!...the color combo, the flowers in the background paired with the hedgie (love hedgies!), and the way you did the ribbon with the sentiment. Fabo!

joey said...

Hiya Sue, this is absolutely stunning, I love this layout and your colour choice is perfect. Joey.xxx

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE your card Sue!! Soooo cute, that background paper is gorgeous, love that image, and the way you did the ORANGE BUTTERFLIES (!!! what a combo for you!) is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along, I'm *finally* getting it summarized on my blog today............

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! You challenged the heck out of yourself with this card and it turned out so CUTE! I really love the sketch! I didn't even know there was a Penny Black challenge.

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