Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hi - Guess Who?

Now don't you all fall off your chairs!! I made a couple of cards today ~ about time, eh?

I am not posting the first one - but I do want to take a minute to say goodbye to a really good friend. I met Jack Washington online with my first computer in my very first group over 15 years ago. He was a fine gentleman with a loving wife, Helen, and a great family. He loved them all so much!! He sent me many pictures of them all and even himself. I am very sad to say that when my computer crashed a month or so ago I lost them all.
Jack and I corresponded all of these years and he was wonderful! He was an avid photographer, loved the outdoors, the wild animals, fishing and many more things. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He made life a lot more pleasant for me as I have few friends and I treasured his friendship. He was always interested in what my husband and I were up to and asked after my mom and my grandchildren.
Thank you, Jack, I love you!

June 17th brought another challenge to Mo's Digital Pencil and this week it is dry embossing. I finally decided it was 'do or die' time and made a card :o)
It couldn't be any plainer, but I have been away from card making for a while now and needed to start with something simple.
This is SOPHIE and she can be purchased HERE

The card is my usual size of 5 1/2" SQ. I have used SU's : Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue. For the embossing on the pink I simply used my awesome Score Pal - from Diana Crick, and made lines every half inch in both directions. For the blue card stock I embossed it with a new folder to me by: 'Crafts Too', from a Stamping Store on Vancouver Island. Heart pin is from 'Close To My Heart'
The Satin Ribbon is from SU also, as is the sentiment and the punch I used to cut it out with. I put a hole in the sentiment piece and threaded it through the pin end before I cut it off. I used a glue dot to secure it.
I coloured with Copics as I do most of the time. The colours I used are:
Skin - E0000,E000, E00 and a touch of R20, cheeks and socks are - R20 ( socks also have a touch of Y15 and R32 ), Dress - Y15, Y13, Y11 with a touch of R32 and G24, Dolls dress - B97, B93, Doll body - E53, E51, Doll hair - E44, E41, Sophie's hair - YR04, YR18, E13

Here is a close up for you:

It is great to be back - hope I can stay back LOL
Thank you for visiting me :o)
PS: If anyone is interested in 'Close To My Heart' ink pads, markers and two marker towers I have them for sale. Please leave a comment in the comment section and I will email you with the information.
Love, Candy


Eulanda said...

Awwww what a cute image! Great coloring! And I like the embossing folder you used for this. Pretty! So glad you managed to get a card out!! :)

Elaine L. said...

Hi, again! Already left a comment on Mo's page. I love the way you've colored this, especially the socks. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

Sheila said...

Hi Candy this is so cute!!,beautifully coloured plus great embossed detail.
Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.
Sheila xx

The Wired Angel said...

I love this image and you did a great job coloring her up. So glad you could play along with us at Mo's challenge this week. Hugs, Peggy

Monique said...

Oh such a cute card !!

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy,
I love this card!!!!!! The embossing is wonderful. It's amazing how you can make a gorgeous card without a single piece of DSP! The image is precious and of course your coloring is spot-on, as always! Love love love it!
And you know how badly I feel for you in the loss of your friend Jack. I am so sorry.
Love you sweetie,

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Such a lovely card Candy x
Thank you for joining in Mo's challenge this week :)

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful job Candy.. Thanks for joining us at MO's this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Candy! OMGoodness, this card is ADORABLE. Your coloring is awesome and the embossing is so perfect! I love it. I'm so happy I had a minute to stop by. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend - that's terrible. I hope he will contact you soon! Take care. hugz, Mary

Mina said...

perfect colouring on this fabulous Mo's iamge...gorgeous
Mina xxx

Glenda Mollet said...

How precious, being away from carding for a bit, did not make your colouring or cardmaking skills go on vacation. Another great card!