Honey: A Birthday Card

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a super fantastic day. I have just finished a birthday card for my friend Vanessa that I want to share with you all! Vanessa if you are here then you need to turn away!!
We get to celebrate our birthdays together this weekend - so excited. Hers is the Saturday and mine is the monday so we are catching up for some chocolatey yum.

I recently bought this amazing image from Saturated Canary called Honey, and decided to colour her up for Vanessa's birthday. I even incorporated the Saturated Canary challenge theme this week to use a doily ;) hehe

These photos didn't turn out so great...I ran out of time and took them late this afternoon and they look abit funny :( sorry! I might try and take some more tomorrow but was worried I wouldn't get them done in time for the challenge!

The papers I used were from the by My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline set. I really love the timber papers in this set! I distressed the edges of the papers by crumpling them, added a doily from Wild Orchid Crafts, a little border punch, and some pearls. I also added a little birthday inspired bunting up the top with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts!

I coloured up Honey using copic markers. She was just so much fun to colour...love her hair and her little bunny hehe. Here are the copic colours that I used:

Skin: E50, E00, E53, E11, R11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Clothes: (yellow) Y11, Y15, YR31 (pink) R00, R11, R20, R22
Boots: B60, BV31, C3, 00
Bunny: E21, E25, Blender (I tried to make him look a little fuzzy...looks better in real life I think!)

Challenges that I am entering:

Saturated Canary - Use a Doily
Copic Oz - The letter B (I have used Bunting, Birthday, Borders, and a Beautiful girl! hehe)
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Made Especially For You - Sketch (Popped my sentiment on the other side! :)
Crafty Card Makers - Sktch (I switched my flowers around for this one :)
Make it Monday - Linky Party

Thanks so much for all of the sketch inspiration this week! I feel like I have grabbed all of the best bits from each one :D
Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments - they mean the world to me! My blogger/computer is still playing up (I think I have a virus!) and I can only open 3 blogs at a time before it crashes for an hour or so. I am really trying to get around to all of you though! :) Have a great dat!


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  1. Wow this is gorgeous! Love all the different papers you've used and this image is fantastic!! Absolutely stunning! Saw this on MIM!
    Nat -x-

  2. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous...

    So loving your colours too...

    Big hugs Pops x x x

  3. Wow!!!! Wonderful job on your take of the sketch!!! I love your image and how you colored!!! Awesome!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  4. Such a lovely card, especially with the soft colors. Thanks for sharing at Made Especially For You.

    Carson's Creations

  5. WOW!!!. Absolutely STUNNING Alyce...Loz

  6. oh wow Hun,this is simply stunning,your detail is just fantastic,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  7. Gorgeous card Alyce, love her rather large boots LOL! Hugs, Frea

  8. Love the image and your coloring as well as the timber paper - I would never have thought to put it with this image but it totally works! Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Come back on Monday for our newest sketchy challenge!

  9. Hiyah Alyce!!
    oooooooh my gosh I love this card!!! :)
    its ticks all the fabulous boxes hun!!and the bunting is too cute!!
    Thank you so much for popping in on us over on the sc challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  10. This is gorgeous...the papers are fabulous, the design wonderful and your coloring is AMAZING! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! 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!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  11. Awesome card. So pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  12. Oh Alyce! GORGEOUS! I love her, she's one of the next ones on my list! This is a beauty, love your coloring. Her hair looks fantastic!

  13. Gorgeous card and color combo! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!

  14. oh my this is just gorgeous! i love the colors you've used and the layout is perfect! i hope you have a great birthday celebration!

  15. Gorgeous Card, Thank you for playing my sketch at Crafty Cardmaker's! xx

  16. Love the card and your take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  17. Love the card and your take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  18. Oops - must have pressed the button twice!! Sorry!! Cxx

  19. Alyce this is simply STUNNING I love this
    Hugs Elaine

  20. Hi Alyce, I just coloured Honey up for some of the same challenges! LOL, very different to your card. This is gorgeous, I love the soft tones you've used.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  21. Alyce, your card is so beautiful! I saw it over at the MIM's and your coloring caught my eyes ;) Amazing!

    Hugs from Anne (Norway)

  22. Another amazing card Alyce, you are such an inspiration!!

  23. Wow! That is gorgeous, your friend Vanessa will love it!! I found you in the discussion in the CMC challenge group for followers, I hope you stop by to visit me as well @ www.scrappyduesbydarlene.blogspot.com

  24. The photos are fabulous!!! Drooling over the coloring!!! So there is a St. Paddy's day b-day and yours a couple days later!!!! Have a wonderful "chocolatey" time!!!

  25. Wow, Alyce, you are rocking it! This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is awesome and love the colors & design, too!

  26. Hi Alyce!! Wow, this is gorgeous!! I just got my first copics and have been watching video after video .. I hope I can eventually color like this!! Gorgeous card and I am loving that image!

  27. Alyce girl you're killing me! You make me want to go out and buy every image you use! LOL Your coloring is just incredible and here's another example for me to come back and study. Keep 'em coming! Hugs! :-)

  28. A very pretty card--LOVE the pennants! :) Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  29. Hi Alyce
    Absolutely beautiful as I would expect. Wouldnt matter when you took the photo honestly, your talent shines thru

  30. Oh wow Alyce your card is absolutely gorgeous, so cute and pretty, and your colouring is beautiful :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  31. A beautiful card. I love your colouring it's fabulous and all the little details look great.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  32. Beautiful colouring Alyce, especially on the dress... I think it's gorgeous!!

  33. This is stunning and your colouring is incredible!!! You could also add to your 'B' collection - ballet skirt, boots and bunny!! :) Thanks so much for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!!

  34. This is soooooooo beautiful sweetie your colouring is fantastic hun. Love this soooo much.

    Thank you also so much for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  35. Stunning card Alyce! So much beautiful detail, amazing colouring of Honey! Wishing you a very Happy Belated Birthday to you and your friend I am sure she looooved this gorgeous card, take careX:)

  36. What a great card. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining usover at ME4Y.

  37. Wow just gorgeous. I saw your beatiful card over at Make it Monday. Thanks for sharing Sheryl xx

  38. Your card is very beautiful and your choice of DP is perfect for this image. I'm so happy I found this on MIM. TFS, Pat K.

  39. Love this card!! This is totally up my alley..love the distressing/torn shabby goodness of this card. Thanks for joining us at Made Especially For You & Happy Birthday to you on Monday : )

  40. Oh my goodness, this card is gorgeous!!! I love your layering and your beautiful coloring!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Made Especially for You!!!

  41. Hi Alycd

    I just love your card. I plan to just sit here and look at it for a very long time, lol. Your colouring is just amazing and I love that bunting.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  42. I saw this on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and came over for a closer look. Your colouring is perfect, such a beautiful card am sure your friend will adore it.
    Vicki x

  43. Love your card. Thanks for joining our challenge this week.

  44. I Love your embellishments! The coloring with copics came out so amazing too! Thanks for entering it at ME4Y!


  45. You did a really great job. I think the details are fantastic. I really like it.


  46. great job with the sketch. Love the banner

  47. OMG! Beautiful coloring, the image is stunning and the colors are adorable! TFS
    Have a great day!


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