Picked Sweet


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Hi everyone! I am super duper late posting this card...it has been a crazy week and a bit and she has just been sitting on my desk all lonesome! So have you seen this month's challenge over at Craft-a-lot? It is embossing and you can use any image but make sure there is a unity stamp somewhere on your card. To get the really nice effect on my embossed cardboard, I lightly sanded the raised pattern.

For the layout of my card I have cased one of my fabulously talented bloggy friends; Tracy. I am sure most of you have seen her work but if you haven't check out her blog here. She is so talented and does some of the best layouts I have seen! :) I have taken one of her layouts and added my usual ten thousand embellies - hope you like it Tracy! :)

And here is Tracy's card so you can have a peeky :)

I love the Elisabeth Bell images. This is Picked Sweet - isn't she adorable! :) I used my copics to colour her up and these are the colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Outfit: Blue BG000, BG72, BG09, BG49 Purple V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
Flowers: R81, R85, R59
Grass: YG03, YG63, YG67, G28

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Challenges that I am entering with this card:

Just Inspirational Challenge - Photo (I used the gorgeous colours and the flower :)
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - It's A Girl Thing
Addicted to Stamps - One or More Pins
Joanna Sheen - Lavender and Lace
Elphine House - Distressing/Paper Tearing
Milk Coffee - Embossing
Make it Monday - Linky Party


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  1. Hi Alyce! Your card is simply breath taking! It's embellished beautifully, but it's your coloring that I can't stop admiring! I love how you did her hair and the pretty bold colors you used on her adorable outfit! Wow! It's simply GORGEOUS!
    Have a good night!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  2. Fantastic! LOVE the vibrant colours! Amazing design!!!

  3. Oh this is just stunning Alyce! I really like this image, note to self, may need to get that one! I love your take on the layout, but its still very much your style.
    Hope you had a great weekend, I will send you an email soon, I promise!
    Kat xx

  4. Stunning card Alyce and Tracy's is also Beautiful..Loz

  5. Gorgeous Alyce! I would never think to do the purple and blue together but what a pretty combo! Great embossing too, I should do that more and always forget about it.

  6. Such a sweet & adorable card! Gorgeous colors. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  7. Hi Alyce

    Gorgeous card!!

    I am a big fan of Tracy's too and you have done a great job of casing her beautiful card.

    I have featured your card on my Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.


    Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week

    Michelle :o)

  8. What flawless coloring--mindblowing indeed!
    Saw your link on MIM

  9. very pretty alyce!! love those colors and all your embellishments!

  10. Stunning coloring!!! Gorgeous card! I love all your embellishments! The way you colored her hair is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  11. You make me want to color!! Double whammy visiting today; both you and Tracy. My gosh, does blogging get any better than this? I think NOT!
    I got to 9,998 embellishments but I think I messed up my counting..I'll have to start over!
    Your CASEing of Tracy's layout is superb and I've loved admiring the story you've created with colors and textures!

    Hugs and smiles,
    Lisa xx

    Oh, you entered MIM as well...thank you SOOOO much for linking up with us too. :)

  12. in awe right now Alyce! Once again beautiful work!

  13. Hello Alyce. I saw this STUNNING card on MIM..Faye

  14. All i can say is WOW I LOVE IT...

  15. This is a stunner, love the image and all the fab embellishments, that lace is gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Sandy DT

  16. Alyce what a beautiful card full of greta details, I would love to join the challenge at craft a lot...but I do not have any unity stamps ( yet??). Hoped you could use also other brands like greeting farm etc.

    Hugs from a very warm Italy,


  17. Really beautiful Alyce! I love dry embossing, but I always forget to use my folders! Jeez, I'd forget my head too if it wasn't attached! I noticed you used all of the lovely purple that is my all time fav!

  18. Wow this is such an beautiful card. I love all the different element you use. I love the dry embossing. I'm not sure what was heat embossed for the HIMCR challenge. I didn't see it in your post. Great Card. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  19. Tracy is a very talented lady, but so are you my dear Alyce!!
    Fab creation as always

  20. Gorgeous card!! So love your colouring!!

  21. Wow Alyce these are breathtaking and once again I find myself speechless! because what ever I say will not give these magnificent, beautiful,glorious works of art their due praise.

    Thank you so very much for Joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  22. Amazing colouring Alyce - again! Beautiful elements too!

  23. Absolutely adorable !!!
    Perfect for the challenge over at Just Inspirational this week. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you back next week
    Choccy x

  24. wow!! so stunning alyce.fabulous colouring and design and i love the sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

  25. STUNNING scene you have created Alyce! Amazing colouring as always and so many beautiful layers, when I do that it looks cluttered yours always looks fabulous! Take careX:)

  26. Hi Alyce
    A stunning and beautiful card,gorgeous image and colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  27. Stunning as always honey...
    just so you know, I don't always get time to comment but I always peek in.

  28. Your card is STUNNING! I know I say this all the time but your coloring is really fabulous, especially love how you color the hair! Hugs, Karen

  29. oh wow Hun this is fantastic love,how you have,done this those colours are just brilliant,and your detail well Hun what can I say simply amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

  30. FANTASTIC...love the shabby chic - brilliantly coloured with perfect detail. Hugs, Pat K.x

  31. WOW!!! What a stunning card you've made here. I love it, so much detail and your colouring is out of this world.
    Thanks for joining us over at Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  32. Lovely layout and a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  33. Both are sensational!!! I LOVE the coloring on both. So pretty.

  34. Awesome coloring and shading. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  35. Gorgeous selection of colours and texture in this one Alyce. I just love it.

  36. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  37. OOOOoooo.... To sweet. Love your coloring and those pretty flowers.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  38. everything about this card is stunning thank you for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

  39. Wow, wow, wow, Alyce this looks amazing and so very beautiful, the papers, colours, design and that image look breathtaking.
    Lorraine x

  40. What a sweet vintage card! Wonderful coloring also! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  41. what a superb and very gorgeous card love those colours and thanks for joining us at crafty catz...hug sassyx DT member

  42. Wow Alyce!! :) This is utterly gorgeous hun! Love the vibrant colours, and amazing colouring!

    Beautiful embellies, lace and details, its wonderful!



  43. Beautifully rich coloring with awesome depth and dimension and the layout looks wonderful


  44. What beautiful card. I love the image and your coloring is amazing! Came from MIM for a closer look!

  45. Beautifully done- your coloring is soooo pretty and love the flower embellishments. Found you on Make it Monday.

  46. omgosh alyce!!!!!! omgosh!! I love those beautiful deep colours, its so beautiful! wow just wow!!!
    huge hugs Lou xxxx

  47. A fantastic card Alyce, love how you have colored the image, it's beautiful! And so is your blog, I'd love to come back:)
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  48. This is stunning, a lovely image, beautifully coloured and that layout is great. Saw this on MIM and had to come and have a closer look xx

  49. Gorgeous is all i can say really.

    Joan x

  50. Hi Alyce thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away ,and again today.
    What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .Congrats on being guest designer for DD, Wow and your cards are super I love the wedding couple and the Victorian couple, Ladybug is stunning and you have coloured and shaded her face beautifully.
    I love the little pickle girl skipping too FAB WORK ALYCE
    Well done Hugs Elaine

  51. This is stunning Alyce. What a lovely image and as always your colouring is amazing. Love the layout, papers and details.

    Hugs, Mette

  52. Oh Alyce, this is just lovely. Such an artist you are. I am happy you are on my comment rotation so I could see this beauty. Master at coloring, that is for sure-perfection! Thank you much for joining us at Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude! You can enter your same card in our sister challenge, ATC's and Card with Attitude. The link is on our Fat Pages site. Great sponsors over there too! Hope to see you again.

  53. WOW!! Hello Alyce. Just hopped over to your blog and so glad I did as all of your cards are stunning and this one is no exception.
    I love the image and your colouring is amazing. Such gorgeous embellishments too
    Hugs Sue

  54. HI!! Your Card caught my Eye on MIM! It's Just Stunning! Your Work is Just amazing!! Thanks for sharing your Creativity and Talent!!

    Many Blessings,

  55. A gorgeous card! I love the colours and fab design! The image is super cute and your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

  56. Alyce, simply gorgeous coloring. Image is so cute. MIM sent me. Hugs, Berni

  57. Stunning! I love everything, yes everything about this card. The image is fab, the layout is fab, the colour combo and your colouring of the image are fantastic. I love the embellies too. Your cards are such an inspiration. Thank you. Hugs, Jill x

  58. This is so sweet Alyce! I just love how you colour hair... you get such great contrast! I just ordered some Make it Crafty paper... it's very nice to colour on, but I still have the problem of the darker colours sitting on the surface.


  59. WOW what a shout out sweetie! :-) Thank you ever so much and I'm so glad my card inspired you to create cause this is just brilliant! Such lovely layered papers and just look at that image--PERFECTION! Love it! Hugs!

  60. Stunning card. I absolutely love the coloring. Sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  61. I saw this card on Mim, it's gorgeous!

  62. This is beautiful Alyce, just wow. xx

  63. Gorgeous! I adore all of those dark colors - You create beautiful works. Tracy's creation is super delightful, too :)

    I found you on Make It Monday, btw.


    PS - Win prizes AND promote your blog:
    http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/06/you-are-invited-to-my-vegan-barbecue.html (Just link your entry to your blog.)

  64. What a stunning card ;o)
    Thanks for joining us at Elphine House Australia!

    Janneke X

  65. I love those colours and your colouring is stunning! I saw your card on MIM.
    Good luck! Jacqueline (nr.199)

  66. wow fabulous colouring and gorgeous card, saw it on mim and came for a better look x

  67. another brilliant card.. I am awestruck with your colouring...perfection! XOX Tania

  68. Beautiful card, love the image and great colors. Thank you for joining us at Fat pages With Attitude this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  69. Alyce, she's adorable. I love Elizabeth Bell images too! This card is just lovely.

    Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  70. Lovely and sweet card. Thanks for joning us for the challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  71. Hi Alyce
    Such a pretty card, the colours are gorgeous. I love the way you ahve coloured the image.
    Thanks for joining us over at Addicted to Stamps


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