Jun 21, 2011

Favorite Ice Cream Combos for digital tuesday


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Hello and happy tuesday!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a good start of the week! My weekend was much much better than last weekend, and our kitty Thomas is recovering from his surgery (partial tail amputation). He is getting his stitches out today and he already seems to be back to his mischievous self.

Today's card is for Digital Tuesday Challenge. Lora is our hostess and she wants to see our

favorite ice cream combo colors.


What a great idea for a challenge!! Of course my number 1. ice cream flavor is just plain chocolate! But I also love vanilla bean with hot raspberries as topping, so those are my colors. Then there is a bit green in my card for pistachio ice cream, another one of my favorites, which I remember being green in Germany but the one I found here in America wasn't green.

The card is an easel card and I added a tag to the inside.



I made this card for my daughter's upcoming birthday. The image is from Whimsy Stamps, Crissy Armstrong's Dance of Love. My daughter loves carousels, and I know she loves this image because I let her choose the image she wanted on her card, and from the many many digis I have this is what she wanted!

But she won't see the card until her birthday. I know she is going to love it, because she always wants me to use these roses on the cards I make but I never do because they don't seem practical when mailing so I usually stay away from using them. But since this card won't be mailed I decided to use them.

Here is a close up of the image.



It has been colored with derwent coloursoft pencils and used baby oil for blending. I applied some glitter to the mane and tail and also on the flowers. I have also added some lace and did some sewing. And then I placed some pearls to the top right corner.

The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamp, from the rubber stamp set "mini party letter seals" found here.


I'd love to combine this card with the following challenges:
I hope you'll play along with us this week! We have My Grafico sponsoring us this week offering one digistamp set plus 20% off of to one lucky winner!! To play along all you have to do is make a card using your favorite ice cream combo colors and then link it at digital tuesday!

Hope to see you there!!

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning the detail and layout is just super hugs cheryl xxxx

Amy Johnson said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colors and how the flowers encircle the image. What a great idea to make it into an easel card so she can display it on her desk/dresser in her room.

Jacqueline said...

A very pretty card - thank you for joining us at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx.

Cazro said...

Your card is stunning and of course your daughter will be delighted. Thanks for entering the 3rd Make My Monday, I'm not sure if it exactly fits the challenge of a Floral Tag, I'll let Jacqueline, the owner, decide that. Hope to see you again. Cheers Caz

Fiona said...

this is lovely, fab image and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes this week.

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x

brenda said...

What a beautiful card Ellie, I am sure your daughter will adore it.

Hope all is well with you and the family.

B x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hello - this is a lovely creation with lots of detail. The tag inside is a great idea. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Suzanne

Kari said...

Oh,my,this is fabulous!Love the colours and the flowers!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Karen said...

Awesome card and I love the colours and flowers you have used. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

deesdesigns said...

Yummy - the colors are so luscious. So many wonderful elements to your card. Fantastic sentiment and image - all of the flowers are the perfect embellishments. Love the tag surprise when you open the card. The lace is the perfect addition for our Digi Design House challenge, thanks so much for joining us!

Rene said...

That card is just gorgeous!!!!

louise said...

Just so so pretty and love the colours.
Louise xx

Craftyanny said...

pretty as a picture:)
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck

Anne x

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful details. such a beautiful card!

Amanda R said...

Beautiful card, I love how you used the flowers across the bottom. Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!

Maria Matter said...

This is so gorgeous Ellie! WOW! I love these colors, with your sweet image and all those pretty flowers! yum!
hugs & blessings

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Ellie this is absolutely beautiful your attention to detail is amazing, those flowers are gorgeous so is the image thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card, Ellie!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Jan said...

A beatiful card xx Jan

Sandy O said...

My Gosh, what is not to like about this. So very pretty and perfect.

Fliss said...

This is so very pretty Ellie. Love the image and the flowers look gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday Floral Tag challenge and good luck.
Fliss x

Daisychain said...

Thanks for joining our stitching challenge at Creative Inspirations with such a lovely card. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

Jenni said...

Terrific stitching and lovely card, thanks so much for entering the Creative Inspirations challenge this week and good luck.
Jenni x