Friday, November 25, 2011

Be your best elf

Hello, hello!
So did everybody have a great day yesterday? I sure did... though I'm still feeling just about as stuffed as that turkey on the table was! OMGosh, I seriously need to go get on the tread climber and spend about 5 hours on it, LOL! :)
So a new challenge went up
over on the Tickled Pink challenge blog yesterday and this week we want to see you create a sentiment in your own handwriting.

No lie, I was a bit nervous about this one. I mean, my handwriting is hit or miss and I didn't want to get a card 99% finished only to ruin it with a mistake or something. So my first trick was to choose a young, child-like, looking stamp. In this case, the super cute Lil Winter Evie digi. This allowed me to do a simple kid style type of printing that would be hard to mess up. And for an extra "no-mess-up-guarantee" I wrote on a separate piece of cardstock, instead of directly on my card base, and drew a word bubble around it all to make it easy to cut out.

So don't let this one scare you! Just go check out all the amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team girls and play along with us this week. There is a free digi of your choice up for grabs and the winner is now selected by random generator!
Don't forget that your card must feature a Tickled Pink stamp in order to qualify for the prize... these include: Lil Lolitas and Lads, Pinkettes, Pink Pets and Cherries. All of which can be found in the Tickled Pink store.

Good luck everybody!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Paper Fever (trees)
digi stamp- Tickled Pink (Lil Little Winter Evie)
ink- Colorbox ice blue
Maya Road star stick pins
EK Success border punch
Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter
Sharpie white marker
Copic black multiliner 0.1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
eyes- YG95, YG97, YG99
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
clothes- B00, B12, B14, RV63, RV55, R08, E19, YG03, YG17, E35, B000, YR04


Janine said...

she is so pretty

Hlora said...

какой замечательный голубой цвет! Очень нравится эта девочка-эльфийка)) Бумага очень красивая, как всегда!

Hanneke said...

I love it! Your handwriting is beautiful and matches the image so well. Hugs, Hanneke

Creations by Shirl said...

love all the cheerful season colors on your card..cute image and your hand written sentiment is like store bought.(he,he)....
Have a super day....

Lau W said...

Oh so nice card ! The sentilment is really cute !
Have a nice week-end !

Regan said...

What beautiful papers, Amy! Love those bright, fun colors! Perfect for the image, and your sentiment is too cute! The conversation bubble is an awesome idea too! And of course your coloring is amazing, as always! :)

Craftyanny said...

Adorable Amy, she's cute as a button and those papers are gorgeous. A real pretty card
Anne x

Heidi Brawley said...

oh you did an Awesome job on it too! love it as usual. so festive and fun!

CraftyLoops said...

Well you certainly had nothing to dread because your writing is perfect. So is the card. Fabulous. Lee xx

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card sweetie ♥

Marianne said...

Smart girl and great tip about using a separate tag or similar for the hand-writing. Don't quite understand what your were worried about, though, because it looks perfect, just like the card as a whole. Also love the bright colours on this one. Marianne x

Kerryn said...

gorgeous as always. I love your style of cardmaking!

yvon said...

That's one pretty lady, wow.
Hugs, Yvon

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I just LOVE this image of Evie with her big brown eyes. What a cutie!

Nancy Thomas said...

Very pretty and sentiment looks perfect!

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Amy, and I just love the paper!

Stampi said...

ooh so cute and delightful..I love the bright non traditional colours..just perfect. :)

Renkata said...

Such a joyful card Amy!

Marzenciuk said...

Absolutelly cute card like always :) Greetings :)

Leanne said...

aw!! She's adorable! love her blue outfit and her beautiful green eyes. Are you sure that's ur writing? i mean it looks like a stamp! cool little bubble idea! ahaha.. fabulous challenge, i might want to play, just gotta find my stamps! hahaha!
thanks for inspiring!

gobeagirl said...

OMGoodness Amy, I love this card! I love, love the papers and the fact that little Evie looks so adorable in her blue winter coat. I think your seniment is totally awesome and I know I would pay for a stamp that you wrote. Especially this one. I love the be your best elf play on words. This really is adorable. Glad you had a great day off with your family and that turkey. Hugs, Lisa

RiNNE said...

Stellar idea about the thought bubble and sentiment! The card is pretty and is she!!! Love the colors and design. Glad your Thanksgiving was great! Ours waa wonderful too!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the fabby bright colours! Hugs Juls