Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Birthday To You

Hi!  So after kind of a stressful day dealing with some school stuff for my daughter, I sat down and finished this card.  I was feeling super bummed and didn't have the energy to go find a sketch.  So left to my own devices I just slapped together this card to get my mind off of the situation knowing that we'd have to deal with it tonight.  Just when you think everything is going great, some kind of mini crisis has to land in your lap.  When does it ever end?  And does raising kids ever get any easier?

I made this card for Saturated Canary's Challenge #16 -- Happy Birthday and Simon Says Stamp 3rd Birthday Celebration.  This is a Saturated Canary digi called Ellie's Birthday.  And I colored her in first then realized hey, I don't have any papers that really match so this was the best I could do.  The little circle sentiment is from Wild Rose Studios.

Her hair was a bit difficult to color for me being so fine and light. 

Anyway, I just got some new toys/tools to play with today so hopefully I'll have time to share what I make with them this week.   I hope anyway.  I guess it'll depend on the mini crisis.  Thanks for reading!


Alyce said...

Aw hopefully everything eases up soon Eva :) I think your card is lovely though...Beautiful colouring and those papers actually look quite nice - they fit the theme really well! Hope your day got a little better :)

Creations by Shirl said...

This turned out pretty Eva... cute SC image, great colouring and everything just matches up perfectly....

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Eva :-) the image is lovely and so beautifully coloured ! the papers match perfectly and all the details are fab :-)

I hope the mini crisis is resolved ,,, I remember those days well ,,, x

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful Eva! I've just used her on a card and paper pieced her. wish my version looked as good as yours! Jo x

Rachel Parys said...

Who would have ever thought things would get so much more complicated with our kids as they get older!? When they are little they depend on you to clean them, feed them, carry them, and we can't wait until they can do that themselves. Now I wish that was the least of my problems! LOL! Hang in there kiddo!

I really like this image, she is on my "to get" list! Love the detail you added with her nose, I'm always so nervous trying to do that! This came out super cute!!

Danni said...

Hope that today is a brighter, happier day for you with no having to deal with anything! Raising a family is hard work and always challenging!
Very sweet card! So fun!

Loopylou. said...

Oh Eva, hugs for the bad day hun, hope today is better for you xxx
and your ellie looks awesome!! I love her nose!!
thank you so much for popping in and sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Mimi said...

Lovely card Eva! She looks fantastic against the muted colors in the background! Great layout too!
Hope your day is better today. There's always some sort of challenges with raising kids, some big, some small. But remember, because you take the time to deal with it along with your daughter, it will all turn out good! ;)

Elaine said...

Eva what a beautiful card I love this image and you have coloured her so beautifully well done Hugs Elaine

Leanne said...

Hi Eva, beautiful card. She's one of my favorites. Love your coloring and the papers you chose are perfect for a bday party. Love it!
Hoping everything works out and that this crisis passes.

Lorraine said..., it never gets any easier, lol! That's what they tell me. But the rewards are worth it - ha! Love your sweet card and your coloring of this Saturated Canary image! Love how tanned she looks and the shading. I hope the mini crisis is over for you!

Arabella said...

This is gorgeous Eva! Fabulous colouring! I hope the mini crisis gets resolved soon!



RiNNE said...

Beautiful! Love the color scheme! And your coloring is outstanding!