Friends of Happy Wen!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Rose is just a Rose!

The party is still going - and YOU are invited to celebrate my retirement with me here! :) :)
Good Saturday Morning to you, My Friends! I'm at our favorite B&B in old Folsom papercrafting with 8 wonderful friends - love these weekends with my buddies! A surprise came - and I got to finally meet "Tilda" - oh, my goodness, my first Tilda stamps - what fun they are to color - thanks to Susanne Dean's tutorials and tips for coloring her. Along with stamps came a pack of X-press it Copic paper - WOW!!! I normally use Ninah solar extra smooth and thought I had found the "perfect" medium for my pens... well... move over ninah, there's a new fave!
I'm really amazed at just how little color it takes and the blending is so easy with the X-press It.
I followed the sketch over at Seems A Little Sketchy - I love Jenn's sketches - so inspiring!
I chose to use a center-step card base and some new pink paislee "London Market" collection DP. Since I am with friends, picked out some different Spellbinder's nesties, inverted scallop squares, a bunch of flowers and flourishes, along with my Memory Box butterflies "Darla & Vivienne" (I've been waiting months to use these dies), all cut and embossed with my cuttlebug.
Hard to tell in the photos, but I did distress with my new Tim Holtz edge distress tool, and even edge ink distressed, too. Fun, Fun, Fun! Added Doodlebug mini jewels "limeade" and a bit of ribbon and lace from the LSS. Just topped Tilda's rose off with some glossy accents for a bit of depth.
"A Rose is a Rose" until you give it to a friend and then it's a "gift"~
Wishes to you for a "gift" of a week!!!!
Challenges: Seems a little sketchy-sketch; 2 sisters challenge blog-flowers; Sugar Creek Hollow-dies/punches; Totally Gorjuss-bling; ATC & Cards with Attitude-AG; Card Makin Mamas-Getting Girlie; Delicious Doodles Challenges-loads of layers; Craft us Crazy-Mother's Day/flowers; Moving Along with the Times-shabby/vintage; Just Magnolia-lace; Lily Pad-Simon Says Flowers; Totally Paper Crafts-things with wings; Crafty Ribbons Challenge-things with wings; Crafts and me challenge-3-D embellie; Crafty Creations challenge-flower power; Creative Belli-children; Flutter By Wednesday-birthday; Simon Says Stamp Challenge-April showers/flowers; The Stamping Boutique Challenge-distress; Top Tip Tuesday-spotty/dotty


Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Omg Wendy, this is amazing, your so talented and I adore your work hunny, ain't Tilda just the cutest!!!
She is defo one of my fave stamps..
Hope ur having a Fab time, and happy retirement hun
Kenzie xx

Crafteezee said...

Wow, this is just awesome, love all the elements and that Tilda image is just one of my favourites. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. I also have candy on my blog HERE.

Hugs Tracy x

Mau xx said...

a gorgeous Card Wendy, I love all your detail and Tilda is so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT this week.
Hugs Mau xx

Patti P. said...

Wendy, I adore your pops of color. It is such a beautiful design and love your coloring. Glad you are away for a fun weekend with the gals. All of your dies and punches are perfect for us at Sugar Creek Hollow, thanks for sharing.

Patti SCH/DT

Craftyanny said...

A gorgeous creation Wendy. Love all the embellies, great work.
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Catherine said...

What a fantastic card Wendy ! Your colouring is stunning and your embellies are gorgeous ! Happy retirement ! Have a lovely day Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

AllisonG said...

OMG, your card is fabulous - I don't know where to start! The coloring is awesome and what you did with the sketch is incredible. Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back again on Monday for the newest sketchy challenge!

StephC said...

Another beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

wow gorgeous card, adorable image, love the butterfly and the flowers. Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude this fortnight xx

cebelica said...

Oh wow, this is STUNNING! I love the design andall the details. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Elaine Stark said...

A wonderful card. So much detail to see. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Leah's crafts said...

Thats incredible .. Such a talent thank you for joinin gus at Atcs and Cards with Attitude x

Purple mad Alison said...

What a stunning cration, you're colouring is wonderful and such detail. Thanks for joining us over at ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Payne Holler Cards said...

Congrats on retirement and havin some friend time
Your first Tilda is a knockout!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow(-:

La Vikinga said...

Superbeautiful and well worked card! A pleasure to look at!

Thanks for participating in our challenge "Things with wings" at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and welcome back next week for a new challenge,


Annette said...

Very pretty - there are so many elements and embellies. I love the shaped fold too. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

MANDEE said...

Such a beautiful entry! Thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!

Melissa said...

Awww! So sweet and SO pretty! Love all the grey with the pop of color! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique! :)

Debs said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous shape and stunning colouring.
Your embellies are just perfect too.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful lovely creation
Cheers from Bangalore, India

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love this sweet tilda. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
Kat xx

Joy said...

Beautiful card, love all the elements that you added... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
Teri x

Daniele said...

what a stunning card thanks for joining us at Sugar creek Hollow this week

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card I totally love this so pretty and so different too! Glad you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week, And great that you could join us at Top Tip Tuesday too!
hugs Samantha :0)

Paige said...

Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli with your stunning creation!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A gorgeous card with so much detail to explore. Love the colouring of your image. Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles and hope to see more of your work in the future

Bettina L. said...

This card is truly wonderful. Love the colour combo and the details with the butterfly, flowers and tilda gorgeously coloured on the side. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

How pretty. I just love your coloring. TFS.

Sew Sweet N Crafty

Sara said...

Gorgeous! Love all the little details! Thanks for playing along with CMM!