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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just Sittin' Here...

Hello!
My goodness, Tuesday already!  I have been wanting to use Audry, the cutie little girl freebie image from The Stamping Boutique, on a card for weeks now!  So that is just what I did over the weekend and on Monday.  She was perfect for Stamping Boutique's challenge this week--  Stitching.  I've had Audry colored for awhile now but haven't had an opportunity to make her into a card.  With this card, unlike my others, I had an imported scallop, little imported butterflies and imported leaves to decorate with.  Please notice that I said imported.  Imported all the way from New Zealand...by Chrissy of Chrissy's Cardland!!!  She so kindly cut me lots of pretties with her Cricut and punches-- circles, squares, hearts, stars- all sorts of neat paper do-dads to work with.  Wasn't that fantastic of her?  As I was putting the touches on Just Sittin' Here, each time I looked through one of the envelopes of cut-outs she had so patiently put into labeled envelopes, as I chose and glued, my thoughts went to her.  Thank you so much, Chrissy!   She also made me a card.  A delightful teddy that says, "To A Special Friend".  Believe me, it is a work of art!  Something a person would definitely want to frame.  And that is exactly what I will do!  Her artistry is even more beautiful in person than the pictures she posts.  Do stop by and visit Chrissy.  You will be amazed and inspired by her talent.  Okay, here is Audry, just sittin' on a fence...


Beside the cut-outs from Chrissy, Audry from The Stamping Boutique was colored with Copics.  I paper-pieced her hat and used a stylus on the back of her face and tummy, slightly bending her at the knees, and sat her on the fence gate.  The fence is a digi from Make it Crafty.  I cut it out so that the gate swings open.  I didn't think of it and may still do it, but it would be nice to put a little something behind the gate, a name, a heart, just a little something special for the receiver.  Yes, I will go back and do that.  Other than that, I think Just Sittin' Here is made up of paper and glue.  Oh, and a sewing machine!  I drew the mountains, snow peaks, sun and path, cut them out  and sewed them onto the blue sky piece.  The flowers I cut with 4 petals, smashed all up, glued the middle down tight and added a button.  Not special, imported buttons though.  Wait, they may be imported!  They are those buttons you get as extras when you buy new clothing!  So useful and I never remember what button goes with what clothing anyway!  Colored them yellow with a Crayola marker.  Also, almost forgot, the little God Bless You was a freebie from TLC.  I have sentiments made up for the inside that say "Just sittin here...thinkng of you".  I also made up "thanking you" and "loving you" to place inside for whatever occasion will fit.  I had planned to originally put "Just sittin' here..." on the front, but things change when making a card...you all know that!  I purposely tried to keep the extras to a minimum so as to not take away from Audry.  She really is cute.  

I won some stamp goodies from Kraftin' Kimmies blog hop Sunday!  Their link is over there on the right-- Krafty Girl Challenges.  Wow, what a DT!  KK also has a real cutie named LuLu.  And other new releases too, like Superheros, Tweets and Stitches.  I usually don't care for superheros, but these made me change my mind, they are that good.  Kimmie's new stamp sets just make you want to get your fingers all dirty!  Hmmm, I wonder which one I will get.  I will be happy with whichever one they decide to send!  

Without further ado (I think I wrote that same phrase last night), I will say my good nights/good-days to ya all (Okie talk).  See you around the block!  Or would that be blog?
Manderly

26 comments:

  1. Awww I want this digi, she's cute....I hope they still have it...Love your card, pretty colours and that gate idea is awesome.... you are good..... great bright colours..... Gorgeous!!!

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  2. Aww...sweetie you are so welcome, thank you so much....and what a gorgeous card. Love the mountains and sun all sewed on, fabulous design.. love the sweet image and colouring, all the details are so lovely.Your flowers look beautiful too, great card 'Manderly'...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Your card is lovely Mandaley,what a cute image.

    Hugs Julie x

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  4. Congrats on the stamps Sissy!!! I may be partial, but your cards are AWESOME!! I have been on the receiving end & know of what I speak..lol. Baby Sis 143

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  5. Gorgeous card Manderly, I like the sweet image and the papers.
    Kevin xx

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  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs,
    Julia

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  7. What a beautiful card. So fun and creative. Love the stitching. Perfect touch to your fabulous card.
    Thanks for playing in the No Embossing challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

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  8. Manderly.. Again you have created a masterpiece.. you definitely have a special artistic gift. Your style is so unique and you set yourself apart from all of the other designs out there. That copic coloring is fantastic too! She is just darling! Hugs, Peggy x

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  9. Wow that is one stunning little creation, love the scene you have created and she is such a wee sweetie. Thanks for joining us at LCI.
    Pinky

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  10. Aw Becky
    this is an amazing card! I love this image and i absolutely love the sewing on it!!! So cute, beautiful!!!

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  11. What a lovely creation...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz Crafty Sentiments DT

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  12. Wow your card is Beautiful, I love all your stitching and the bold bright colours.

    Thanks for joining us in sassy Cheryl's challenge !

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  13. Oh My Gosh! what a great, creative little scene! love your coloring and all the perfectly awesome stitching!
    I just got a little craft sewing machine, so now there will be sewing on lots of my cards, for awhile anyway:) I love the look!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl no embossing Challenge this week! your card is wonderful!
    Judy

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  14. Hi Manderly...what a gorgeous card! Love the scene you created. And your coloring, m'dear, is just stunning!! Love it!! So tickled that you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  15. Awe so pretty. I am now following you. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the love. I really appreciated it. Many hugs

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  16. how cute is this! love your scene!!
    thanks for playing our Sassy Cheryl's challenge

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  17. Manderly: Your second card is as pretty as your first one. Hard to pick which one I like best! Thanks for entering in Challenge #7 - "Add Sunsine to Your Day" at Simply Create Too. Hope you join our next challenge too.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitialDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  18. Beautiful card. Love the scene. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  19. Lovely card, thanks so much for playing with us at the Corrosive & Simply Create Too.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

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  20. gorgeous card manderley very cute scenery
    thanks for joining our challenge over at the Stamping Boutique
    hugs
    Miranda
    TSB DT

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  21. Adorable scene you created. I love all the stitching!
    Hugs and smiles

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  22. such a lovely card !!love the bright colors incorporated !!
    * i have a andy running on my blog,do join in !!

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  23. Georgeous card, cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Make it Cute challenge.
    Good luck in the draw!
    Zahreen
    xxx

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  24. This so gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing and I love how bright and fun your card is :) Sorry for taking so long to comment on this one...my blogger has been seriously playin up and I haven't been able to leave comments for a lot of people! Thanks for always leaving me such lovely comments on my blog...you are such a sweetie :) xx

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