Sunday, May 9, 2010

Favourite Things at Sundays with Crissy and NEWS

Happy Mother's Day friends and fellow crafters!  Hope you enjoy your special day and that your families have something fun, amazing and wonderful planned for you that has you pampered for the day.

Well I have some oh so fabulously exciting news to share!  I'm so happy that I have just been bursting with excitement and dancing and giddy ever since Crissy Armstrong ~ uber talented illustrator extraordinaire and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet ~ invited me to be part of her DT at Sundays with Crissy.  Wooohoo, I'm still twirling around in my house!  Crissy's images were the very very first I ever purchased, stamped with and made crafts with when I first started papercrafting just over 2 years ago so being part of her design team is extra special for me.   To top things off, I'm going to be working with the creme de la creme.  Have a look at the super talented crafter's on Crissy's Crew on my sidebar under the adorable elephant button.  You'll be drooling when you visit these talented ladies' blogs and view their creations!
 
Here is my first creation as part of Crissy's Crew on Sundays with Crissy.  SWC is a bi-weekly challenge blog so you will have 2 weeks to work on your projects and for those of us who are sooo busy, this is just perfect.  Crissy's digital images from Squigglefly, Whimsy and Wags 'n Whiskers will be featured but you can use whatever images you'd like on your projects.  But if you have Crissy's digital images, we'd love to see them and you just might be the random winner of a great prize once a month.  This week's challenge is 'Favourite Things'.  So pull out your favourite things to use for your projects.  The sky's the limit!

A little funny tidbit for you ~ well actually not so funny at the time but life happens.  This is actually my second card for this week's challenge.  I left my first card on the kitchen counter and nudged a tall glass of chocolate milk as I walked by to get my camera to take a pic.  Weeeeeell, you can guess the rest - sigh.  I was so shocked I didn't know whether to laugh or cry and only had myself to blame for this little mishap.  My girls and hubby let out a shocked ooooooh and then there was silence until I said, "well it certainly is a yummy card now".  My girls hugged me and said, 'its ok, accidents happen to mommy too' - lol so precious.

Here's a close-up of the digital image Bear Hug, which is of course one Crissy's gorgeous illustrations, which can be purchased from Wags 'n Whiskers.  Image was printed on Gina K paper and coloured with Copics and a sprinkling of Stickles here and there.  Copics used: Blender, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG72, BG75, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E000, E00, E11, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E53, R20, RV09, RV10 & RV13.  The rag technique on the bear is becoming one of my favourite techniques since I first used it a couple of weeks ago.  I find it challenging to colour black hair but its also my favourite to colour.  Other favourites for me are these yummy My Mind's Eye Papers from their Quite Contrary Line and the beautiful hat pins, pearls and yummy Petaloo flower are becoming a must-have for my projects.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for reading through my long happy post.  Have a wonderful Sunday and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects over at Sundays with Crissy.

Hugs,
Maria

19 comments:

Bee said...

Beautiful colours and patterns Maria. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Chaellenge :)

Christina C. said...

Hi Maria! I find your card stunning and the motive is just darling. You did a superb job coloring this cutie,especially her hair.

Rosanne said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

mycardz said...

Hi Maria! I'm so happy to be on this awesome team with you and to be able to get to know you. How awful what happened to your first card, you described it so perfectly - I could totally feel the silence in the room! :) What awesome little girls you have to try to make you feel better! Your card is gorgeous. I love all the amazing little details you've added and your coloring Rocks! hugz, Mary

Zoe said...

Hey Maria hun! How exciting for us to be on Crissy's team together. I am just so happy you applied. I knew you would rock it. I really look forward to sharing this journey with you. You have become one of my closest crafting friends. Hugs my dear. Zoe xxoo

craftyb said...

Huge congrats Maria...thats very exciting news!! Your new card today is fabulous...love all the elements and details...and your cute wee image is coloured beautifully....I'm trying to imagine the horror when your first card went all milky...byt you came up triumphs again!! lol bx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Maria your colouring is just beautiful,Hugs Debbie x

Patricia Garcia said...

Wow cute card, love this cute image! Sorry to hear about your first card, and how cute for your little ones to comfort you! I am very excited to be part of this awesome team with you!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Leah the Orange said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Ree! you know i'm ridiculously excited and happy for you, and i can't wait to see what you'll be doing with Crissy's challenges! you're going to do an AMAZING job, and you SO deserve this! :) YAY!

Jodi said...

Hi Maria, what a very adorable and sweet card!! So sorry to hear about the first one but how sweet of your girls to help comfort you. Your coloring is gorgeous! So glad to be on this DT with you and I look forward to getting to know you!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Wow Maria--you did such a beautiful job with this image--the hair and other highlights look fantastic!! Love your gorgeous paper too & the stick pins are a really nice touch!! So glad to be part of the Crew with you--I look forward to getting to know you!!
Blessings,
Sarah :)

bonnieR said...

Hey Maria, I'm so escited for you to be on CHrissy's DT. Iknow how hard you've been working and you deserve all the credit. This card is no exception to your fantastic work , coloring is great and I love the papers. Looking forward to seeing what you do for Chrissy's challenges. Talk later.

Melanie said...

Maria!! I'm so happy to be working with you on another fantastic team! This is gorgeous! LOL..thanks for sharing you story. I think we've all had those craftin disasters! You did a fantastic job on her black hair! Ainsleigh wanted me to tell you she loves it too!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Maria! Oh this is so pretty - I love her in raven black hair! The flower is really gorgeous too and with the pins and pearls, it ties together so well! Nice added sparkles too! Plus I love her on the pink oval.
I also love the texture on the bear! And the MS heart punch! Ok, I love everything! lol
I feel so very blessed that you are on my Crew! I am so glad you applied!! Big hugs!

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Maria. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

SemSee said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love the papers and embellies you've used, but your colouring ... WOW!!! It's amazing! Thanks for joining us for challenge #102 at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Sem x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Maria, sweet image and papers.
luv
Debby

Victoria said...

Beautiful coloring Maria!! Adorable card!

Chris said...

A gorgeous card and such a great image. Love your colouring and design and the pretty colour scheme. Congrats on your new DT place, hope you have fun and thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)