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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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I'm a rubber stamper. I use digitals, but I love to rubber stamp. Maybe it's because I'm old and gray...and that was the way we made cards for many years before we all owned computers. This little image is an old Elisabeth Bell image. She's old enough that I can't tell you much about her because I can't find her on the Elisabeth Bell site. And, I just realized that she doesn't have the Elisabeth Bell initials and year she was released down in the bottom of the image, which shows you she's not a new stamp!


I colored this sweetie with Copics and as you can see, I added Glossy Accents to the hearts on her shirt and headband and the heart on her envelope. My papers are by Joy and I love the soft pastels of the greens and pinks and all the different small sized patterns!  I used 4 patterned papers: the light green background with the pink flowers on it; a print of light and darker pink on top of that; green polka dot paper as my third layer and pink polka dot paper for the hearts in the La-La Land banner...and I used the solid green paper, too.  So I have 5 different papers on my card.

The oval around my image is one of my nesting set by Quic Kutz and the green paper die cut behind her is a die by Marianne. The banner is a die by La-La Land, my pretty die cut corners are from Whimsy, I can't remember who the butterfly die cut is by and I covered the entire butterfly in Glossy Accents and then sprinkled white iridescent fine glitter by The Rubber Café all over it. The sentiment tag is from a set by Lili of the Valley that I've had for a couple of years now and love them! The pretty pink and green jewels, as well as the pearls, are from Queen & Co. The little charm hanging from my pink seam binding bow is a mother-of-pearl heart. My flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid and Magnolia.


Oh, as you read this, you can see the butterfly right above this sentence and all the gorgeous shine that Rubber Café glitter gave it. I didn't make this card as a Design Team assigned card...this one I made just because I wanted to use this sweet image that I ran across in my Elisabeth Bell stamp notebook. It was nice to use whatever colors I wanted, with whatever supplies I wanted, and I think I'll be doing that more in the future!

                                                                            Hugs,
                                                                     Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge, Digi Designs, Crafty Friends, Ribbon Girl, 613 Avenue Create (Create your own challenge: Image/Die Cut/Glossy Accents/Flowers/Ribbon), Glitter n Sparkle, Retro Rubber, Craft Your Passion, Crafting from the Heart, Tuesday Throwdown, Card & Scrap, Papertake Weekly, Word Art Wednesday, Creative Moments, Inspiration Destination, Penny's Challenges, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Crafting for All Seasons (Tic-Tac-Toe: Flowers/Die cuts/ Patterned Paper), Lacy Sunshine, Love to Scrap, Inky Impressions, Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge, Card Mania, Crafting by Designs, The Sisters of Craft, Crafts Galore Encore, Crafting With an Attitude, Cute as a Button, World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Digitally Sweet, Dragonfly Dreams, The Paper Nest Dolls, Where the Heart Is, Whoopsi Daisy, Not Just Cards, Crafty Gals Corner

48 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love the image. Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

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  2. A sweet card with an adorable image and lovely embellishments. Thanks for sharing at Cute as a Button!

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  3. What a sweet little girl! Adorable image and your card is beautiful with all of the wonderfully placed embellishments!! So glad you have joined in our celebration of 200 challenges at Word Art Wednesday! Thanks for playing along!!

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  4. This is just gorgeous. Love it.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

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  5. Gorgeous creation, and thanks for taking a part at the challenge of The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Hugs Astrid

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  6. Fabulous card Gail, love the image and very pretty papers. Gorgeous design. Thanks for join our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and we would love to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

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  7. Gail, the pinks, glitter, and that beautiful lace really are as lovely as the nosegay. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

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  8. Thanks for entering our challenge with your gorgeous creation..hope to see you again in our challenge.. {aNNie Lacy Sunshine DT member}

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  9. So many layers on your lovely card Gail and pretty colours as well, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  10. Beautiful creation with fabulous design and gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge, hope to see you back for out next challenge. Barb

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  11. Fabulous x and thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle Judith DT x

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  12. Another beautiful card Gail and lots of lovely layers here too.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  13. So pretty what a great stamp so pleased you found her agian I love the colours and pretty design its all wonderful Love and hugs Carole x

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  14. Love your beautiful cards. Great coloring! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  15. This is a really sweetie just love your card and cute image lovely colouring a such neat papers you have used to. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

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  16. This is beautiful thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

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  17. What a sweet and beautiful card. Sometimes it is fun just to create without any restrictions. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

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  18. I would seriously frame this masterpiece! It needs to be on a wall where it can be admired daily. So many special colors and elements here! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  19. Wonderful creation! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts, hope to see you again!

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  20. What sweet card!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

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  21. Sweet card and sweet image, thanks for join us at creative moment, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

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  22. I completely agree with you, rubber stamps are the best! You have created such a cute card, I love the colour combo and the glittery butterfly. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  23. Your card is absolutely adorable! The sweet image is so darn sweet and I love the fun little banner! All the extra details are fantastic!!
    Have a wonderful wknd!
    Sherrie K

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  24. Beautiful colors, Gail, and the detailing on this creation is exquisite !! Look at the lace, just oozing with elegance, and then the pretty bow, pearls, glitz, flowers, papers, diecuts . . . the butterfly is so pretty and if the diecut is purple in color and comes as a set of three, then it's a Cheery Lynn product. The banner looks really good on this and love how you've added different colored hearts in it, along with the pearls. A divine card, no matter how you look at it. And, an added thanks for entering our "double take" challenge at Love To Scrap.

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  25. Beautiful card I like the image and the design, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  26. A beautiful design with so many gorgeous elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  27. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.

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  28. Gail this is another beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  29. Your card is gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at craft your passion !
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Fiki DT member

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  30. LOVE this card! She is absolutely perky and cuteness personified. Lovely colors and amazing details. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you often in our gallery!

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  31. Hi Sweetie! Beautiful card and coloring! Thank you for joining us over at Cute As A Button Stamps Challenge. Love u lots!! - Francesca, owner

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  32. Hello! Your card is beautiful. Love the stamp. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  33. What a gorgeous card! I really love the image and all of the beautiful details on your card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

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  34. Thank you for joining us at WWODTC
    Heather DT

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  35. Awesome project! Great coloring. Thanks for playing at lacy sunshine. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

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  36. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Crafting with an Attitude, cute image - good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Lyn - DT

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  37. Wow stunning card thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine anything goes color your world challenge please visit again. Good luck.
    Caroline sn ct

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  38. Wow stunning card thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine anything goes color your world challenge please visit again. Good luck.
    Caroline sn ct

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  39. Lovely card. What a sweet image!

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  40. Love the soft colors on this card. The details you have added are wonderful!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Bingo challenge.

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  41. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  42. wow I love this card!! Thanks for joining us at Cute as a Button. Good luck.
    bye Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-challenges.blogspot.nl/

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  43. I adore this. Fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Hugs. Traci DT xx

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  44. A beautiful card, love what you have done. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  45. So many lovely details in your beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog! Best of luck with your entry.
    Tammy - DT

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  46. I really like this card!
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette

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  47. Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  48. Beautiful card Gail love all the dies and embellishments--Thank you for joining us at Where The Heart Is
    Carol DT x

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