Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sweet Charlotte



When I saw this card by my Flickr friend Cheryl, I knew that I had to get Charlotte. I love her smirky grin and coloring her was so much fun. I was going in a vintage direction but once I added the pinks and yellows, she started to look a little....sweet.

I'm liking these slightly bigger 5x5" cards. Thanks to my sweet friend Alice, who turned me on to making my cards a little bigger. And I love sewing around the edges (I only have yellow thread in the machine!) and distressing them. Baby steps towards zigzag stitching!


Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie, Hero Arts sentiment
Ink: Stampin Up, Colorbox
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink white, Stampin Up kraft
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Other: Nestabilities, Copic markers, paper flowers, buttons

26 comments:

  1. EEEEEEEE! That's me squealing with delight...again! I love what you have done with Charlotte! She might look "sweet", but you know she's still up to something...LOL! Fabulous!

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  2. Ugh! Donna, it looks like I am having an identity crisis...hehehe! That should say Cheryl Valadez, not China Phoenix 2 ;D Gotta go fix that!

    Hugz,
    Cheryl

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  3. CUTE!!!! I love the sunny yellow in this and your enlarged card is FAB! Maybe you should make it 12x12(LOL)?! Because I believe you can make anything CUTE and SWEET regardless of the size! I'm glad that you are "expanding" !

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  4. Wow - so clever Donna and i LOVE the stitching. You must do the zig zag - just slow and steady and it's easy. You can do anything... you are amazing Donna. xxx

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  5. Oh, Donna! I just love your "Charlotte"! She is too devine! Great job with the sewing around the card, I love that detail!!
    marilynv19

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  6. Great Card Donna, Charlotte is a great image, she looks a bit mischievious, love how you have coloured her.

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  7. Sweet, Donna! Love the color! Very "spring" looking! I tend to make average size cards...not too small. 5x5 is a good size. :D

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  8. Oh yummy, loving that background paper and the yellow polka dots! Such a cute card, and the flowers add a great accent to it!

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  9. OH MY ! I love this Donna! The yellow polka dotted paper is so perfect with this sassy girl!

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  10. Oh wow Donna, just love her... fab card.

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  11. oh! I love love love this card, Donna!!! You colored her perfectly and such a delightful card! you just enabled me to get this stamp, my sweet friend!! =) love, ya!

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  12. I thought this image was a little different, but you made her so cute! love the yellow and pink. great size card too. have a great day!

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  13. You actually made her adorable--very cute card! Funny, you're going bigger now and I'm wanting to follow your smaller cards.

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  14. SHE is SOOOOOOOO Cute!!! I NEED some of these.....Can't wait to SEE you!!!!

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  15. Aw... you colored Charlotte perfectly, Donna!! Totally gorgeous card, love everything about it!!

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  16. Thanks so much for the comment on my post Donna! Back at you on the compliments, because you've done it again! Charlotte is definitely a sweetie and a terrific card! Her friends look very, very well loved. :)
    I would love to see you color with copics in person, because your coloring is so outstanding and always the colors I'm drawn to. That Y21 for example Ive only had 6 month's and already refilled!
    Cant wait to see your next post!
    Chow

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  17. Ha ha, that is so funny, I love this image, hee hee. I like the colouring too.

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  18. What a wonderful card Donna. I have missed seeing your cards over the last few weeks. Wishing you lots of fun when you meet Kelly xoxoxoxo

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  19. The card its so beautiful.
    I love, really love the image.

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  20. Wonderful coloring and coordinating paper. She is adorable.

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  21. That should say Cheryl Valadez, not China Phoenix 2 ;D Gotta go fix that!

    data entry work from home

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  22. This card is too funny! LOVE this image!! You ROCK!

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