Saturday, December 8, 2012

Polka Dots

Hi Everybody,

Hope you all are having a great weekend, and having fun getting ready for Christmas.  Although I haven't got to use it yet, my Christmas came early when I found the Cuttlebug at 40% off.  I do, however, have it out of the box and sitting where I can look at it.

This time around, I decided to step away from making a Christmas card just to keep those learning juices flowing.  The stamp is called Ivy by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary.

I wanted to try my hand at making some paper roses, and found a video from Jennies Barn on youtube.  She used a cutting machine, but I can honestly say they are super easy to cut out by hand.  The white leaves were also easy to make,  and I just added a little distressing on the edges.  The pearls were made by gluing them to fishing line with a glue gun.  The bow was made from some ribbon from my stash as was the white lace and thin ribbon, and the pink papers came from a collection called "Scrap Happy Pinks" by Suzanne McNeill Designs, and used Liquid Applique (for the cotton balls) on her leg wraps.  The sentiment was made in Paint Shop Pro, and the little rhinestones are from my local thrift store.

**I apologize for the quality of the image.  It's funny how one time the photos turn out great, and others don't.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day and stopping by.

Inside of card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Lady Annes Challenges Sentimental Friday
Wags N Whiskers Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges Anything Goes


Patti J said...

Cute card, Judy! Gosh, I love polka dots, don't you? You will also ADORE your cuttlebug once you get used to it. Have a good evening!

aussie aNNie said...

Judy, this is just oh so gorgeous, love these colours and you will love your cuttlebug and have lots of creative juices flow once you start...great job on your

Denise said...

Hi Judy,
This is stunning. Love that SC image and your handmade roses are amazing.
Denise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Judy. Everything is so lovely. I adore those flowers.


lalkygirl said...

wow what a sweet card ,love the pretty papers and image and those flowers are beautiful
thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.
and good luck
tracey x

Penny said...

Oh, my, Judy, what a precious card! Those flowers you made are gorgeous! Love the lace & ribbon, the bow, the pretty papers, great design. And that image is colored beautifully--she's too cute! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Eileen said...

This is a beautiful card Judy. Love the image beautifully coloured and great choice of colours, papers and design.
Have fun with your cuttlebug
Eileen x

NanaConnie said...

Stunning and adorable at the same time, Judy! Love that image and your coloring is marvelous.

Patti P. said...

Judy, I love everything about this card. The flowers are so pretty and love the way you sponged the leaves.
Read your post about being on the payroll now...Congrats!
Have a great week.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Lovely card judy!!
Your coloring is terrific!!
Following you now :)

Edie said...

Hi Judy, I see you enjoy experimenting with making flowers. Your flowers are gorgeous. Better than store bought. I just love the freshness of your card. It reminds me of springtime. I'm now a follower. I'll be checking back regularly...and thanks for your comments.

skylife said...

Just lovely! Love the colors, the image is colored great and the sentiment - so true!

P.S. The dog on the previous post looks amazing! Congrats!!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Judy. I love the image and the beautiful layout and colours.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Chrisboldo said...

Judy, Thanks for popping by my blog and following me...I follow yours too! :)

You should join in our challenge over at The Stamping Shack Blog(, where I am a DT. Your cards and such are wonderful!

Chris Boldovici

Berni Cuttino said...

What a delightfully sweet card! The colors are so fresh and I love the pop of color on your design. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

WeirdCat said...

Wonderful card Judy, I miss your images but am loving seeing you actually create things, hope you have a good Christmas
Ruth x

Kimberly said...

cute cute your colouring and the colour combo is the bomb...oh i have trouble with the bottom highlights on hair as well, i can try my best in an upcoming video. Thanks so much for watching, i'm hoping to have a chance to do a video or two over the holidays...could be wishfull thinking on my part but i will

Paper Panda said...

Fab card - I love the image and your colouring! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, hope to see you next time.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Judy. I love that image and your colours.

p.s. Thanks for the invite to Florida, but that's too hot. No pleasing me, lol.

Rosie Guiher said...

Judy your card is just darling. Love the flower and the ribbon. Cute digi too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I will do the same.

Jamie_G said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the beautiful colors.

Penny Odell said...

I love your card! Stunning coloring and great design...

Laurian said...

Fabulous card Judy and you will so love the veratility the Cuttlebug will give you!
Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes and I hope we'll see you again soon!



Shari said...

Hi Judy. got your comment from my blog., Thanks so much,
Love this one, just got the first of her images to play with and practice more colouring. Joined here and put your blog on my list,

Melissa Craig said...

Very sweet! In my world, polka dots are a color. I love them just as much. That sweetie is adorable, you colored her beautifully.

Karen Howard said...

Judy, this is beautiful! I love the dots in the pink flowers and paper! Hugs, Karen

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