Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Birthday Blog Hop with Prizes Galore!!!!

Hi everyone! I am soooo excited for today! It's Papertake Weekly's 4th Birthday!! I am so proud to be a part of this fabulous challenge blog and the amazing team of designers!! We have a LOT of fun going on for you this week, so I sure do hope you join us in all the fun and festivities!!! If you've arrived here from the lovely Annette's blog, then you're on the right track. We've got a BUNCH of sponsors today, so you've got more than one shot at winning a prize! One lucky person that leaves a comment on this post will win a voucher for none other than Lili of the Valley!!! WHOOT WHOOT!! How fun is that??? Our other amazing sponsors are Simon Says Stamp, The Ribbon Girl,  Dies to Die For, and Sir Stampalot!!!  There's no shotage of prizes, that's for sure! For more chances to win, be sure to visit all my teamies and leave comments!!


For my card today, I chose to use this adorable image from the Winner Takes it All collection from Magnolia-licious (Diana has the best selection of Magnolia images and accessories in North America and has some awesome discounts going on right now!!!!)  She's #206 Baseball Tilda. I changed it up this time and went with the distressed look. I thought it just felt right with this cutie. I also used a #23 Magnolia Doohickey Antique Lace die and #609 Shooting Stars Border stamp from the You Are So Special Collection.

Tilda is stamped onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I used the R20's and E50's for her clothes, E70's for the bat, and E11, 01, and 00 for her skin. I used pink chalk and a white gel pen on her cheeks.


The frame and stars were cut using the Cricut Expression. I came up with the sentiment and printed it from my computer. It's then cut out using circle Nestabilities. The papers are from Raspberry Road matted onto PTI kraft paper. The buttons were a gift from my friend Regina, and that yummy ribbon was a gift from my friend DeeDee. Thanks so much girlfriends!!! Added some twine and some machine stitching, and called her done!


Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the fabulous prize from Lili of the Valley! And then head on over to see my amazingly talented friend, Miss Pink Piggy herself.... Dawny! There's no doubt she's got something gorgeous for your viewing pleasure! Thanks so much for joining us in our celebration hop today!!!! Hugs!!

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

97 comments :

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card ♥ Love your coloring!

Sheri said...

She is simply adorable and your sentiment is perfect. You put a ton of detail into this card and it sure shows. Lili of the Valley? Oh be still my heart :) Love them so much

cdjcape521 said...

I absolutely love your creations, you are so artistic! Thank you for sharing!

Uta said...

Fantastic card! I like the colours you used and the image matches perfect to the card.

Hugs, Uta

lydiawalker said...

beautiful card xx your colouring is fab xx

Donna said...

What a darling card! Love your coloring. Very patriotic colors!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Sharon, you showcased this cutie TO PERFECTION!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! This is fantabulous!!!

Larisa said...

Sharon, it is great! Love the image, your colouring is fantastic!!!

Gmapatty said...

What a cute card. Your choice of colors is awesome. Thanks for sharing

Scrapalajen said...

What a gorgeous card for a baseball fan! Gorgeous coloring and papers. I love how you've placed your sentiment.

Ellen said...

Your card is really great!
Love to win the fantastic price of Lily of the Valley!

groetjes, Ellen

charlene said...

OMG this is soooooooo cute it has to be one of my favorites so far...love it !
Hugs

Shannin said...

Your card is so adorable! The details of this card are amazing. I hope you are having a good week.

Hugs
Shannin

Sandy said...

Boy do I ever love the colors on this cute card. And I really like the look and feel of buttons. Your design work is incredible. Where do you come up with these ideas anyway. I love your card but I must admit, I am allergic to running so I never played softball.
Sandy

Claire said...

Hello... I have hopped over from Papertake weekly... and this card is fab..The Tilda stamp is sweet.. and the sentiment matches perfectly...
Claire x

heidy said...

Fabolous card Sharon!
Hugs Heidy

martina's kaartjes said...

oh my..... what a fantastic card !!!! great, cool, love all of it !!! superb !
thanks for sharing !
greetigns, martina
x

Susie Little said...

Totally Loving your card, Tilda looks so cool! Thanks for the hop!

Jan said...

I so envy your talent, your work is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing in detail how you do your projects, and for the chance to win LOV, would love to have one.
jman4@comcast.net

Simone said...

LOVE IT! Fantastic coloring.

Creations by Shirl said...

Sharon's rocking it out again!
Oh my this is a grand slam card - girlfriend....and one big homerun too....love it! Speechless, we need to swap heads so I can think like you(he,he)....

Peg Adams said...

Your card hits a home run in my book! Everything clicks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Regina Easter said...

omg..........that burst of color from the little girl is just FANTASTIC ladybug...hugs

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Great, fabulous card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Sharon, this is really adorable sweetie!! Love the kraft card stock and your coloring is fabulous as always!! ;) hugs

Shazza said...

such a great card x

Janie Printz said...

OMGosh Sharon,this is just toooo darn cute !!! LOVE everything about it especially how you did the sentiment !!! How DO you come up with these fanatastic ideas ???
Sure made a "Home Run" on this one.
Hugs, Janie

k.oconnor1302 said...

Love the vintage look of this card!

DeeDee said...

Eeek! This is so adorable! I love the Kraft paper and how vintage this card looks! I'm glad you could use your new ribbons too! Looks awesome girlie! HUGS!:)

Danni said...

What a great card! I love how the card is in muted colors and Tilda just stands out! Fabulous job!

Rene said...

Sharon! This is soooo cute! Love the papers you chose and Tilda looks amazing!
Rene :D

Riet said...

Beautiful card Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous pappers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card - love the colors, design and your coloring of Tilda!

Shirley N said...

Awesome card design Sharon!

ribenaruby said...

Hi, lovely colours on your card and image is fab! Happy 4th birthday to the fab team. Ruby x

Janiel/ janny said...

OH MY MY!!!!!!! This has got to be my favorite card!!! So creative and just beautiful and FUN!!! Love the hearts inside the stars... CUTE CUTE CUTE.. okay I now need to pick up my jaw and put my tongue in my mouth!!!
big hugs
Janiel

NGCARDS said...

Wow I love this card it is fantastic! xxx

scrapperjulia said...

I love baseball Tilda and how you used her on the fabulous card!

Barb Hardeman said...

I have just loved this little image, maybe because I'm SO into baseball and a huge Texas Ranger's fan! Love the way you put this card together, not too frilly but not so boyish either. Great use of the Star Border stamp (so little used) and the stars corner stamp. Love how you did the sentiment, and if I could ever figure out how to make something go on a curve with my Gimp program I'd be happy as a pig in mud!!

Fabulous job, Ladybug!! Hugs, Barb

Patricia Garcia said...

Hey Chika it has been a Looong time, Love all your cards you have been a busy Lady!!! I enjoyed my visit!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Dawn said...

Fantastic card! Your colouring is gorgeous and there are so many wonderful details to take in. Love all the layers.

Hugs, Dawn

Hlora said...

Beautiful card, great colours you used and this is such a sweet image

Fluffles said...

Lovely colours - a great card. Jx

Rebekah said...

Gosh this is just fab! I love your colour choices and the LO stunning hugs Rebekah xx

Maria André said...

Great card. Tilda really pops!

xx/MulleSnuttan

Samantha said...

Great card love all the twine and texture with your shading too! Great stop on the hop thanks :0)

Carissa said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the vintage feel of it. Carissa

Cat's Scrap said...

Hi Sharon,

I've just discovered your blog and I like very much what you make.
The choices of your papers, your colors, your well-kept and delicate work ! I like !!!
J'adore ! Félicitations !

Hugs from France.
Cat's Scrap.

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh my this is coloured brilliantly, what a ripper of a card!
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Tracey

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a gorgeous card, i love everything about it,
hugs sandra xxx

craftybirdlisa said...

Wow, gorgeous card, and Edwin looks so handsome in his baseball outfit. Love it. x

Jani said...

Oh wow, your card is unbelievable!
Thanks for the great hop!
Happy Blogoversary to all of you!

Debs M said...

loving the kraft and blue, fab card!!

crayola58 said...

Here I am, #54, telling you how cute this card is.... Leave me out of the draw, but just wanted to tell you how cute this card is.
Hugs
Carole

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW this is gorgeous! Isn't this image just lovely! and I love your choice of colours! Judy x

Theresa said...

Love your card...she is such a cute player!! Thanks for a chance to win GC.

Lorraine said...

Oh this card is absolutely beautiful. I love all the colours you've used xx

Becky said...

I Love this card, the distress look is fab.
Becky x

Simone said...

Happy Birthday to you all PTW girls!
I just love your card! The choice of colours is great! And I love this beautiful bow and the sketch and how you sponged all the edges! Awesome!
Simone

Anne said...

What amazing colouring, she looks so vibrant against that distressed Kraft, really stylish look
Anne
x

Sandy said...

Wow, this is a stunner, love the colours and all the beautiful diecuts and embellishments and you're right she is a cutie, I'm visiting from the papertake blog hop,
Sandy

zehra said...

The coloring is just gorgeous, beautiful card

Marjorie said...

This is gorgeous hun,
lovely papers and your colouring is gorgeous, love this image! Happy birthday to Papertake!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Carol Meadows said...

I love how this card came out!!! Really nice and got me interested in her playing a sports. Thanks! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Beth Moore said...

This card is simply STUNNING and with the use of all those layers and the Kraft cardstock it is perfect for our current Lavish Layers challenge at The Kraft Journal, I hope you consider entering your beautifully composed card there for a chance to win! http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/10/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-lavish.html

Debs said...

WOWZERS this is stunning!
Love your LO and the fabulous colours.
Thanks for a fab fun blog hop.
Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly!
Debs xx

Shirley-anne said...

hello Sharon . Hopped over from Papertake weekly challenge and happy i did .
Love this litle beauty. Your colouring is perfect .Love the layering and all the texture .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Karen McAlpine said...

Super fun card. Like your layout and how you distressed the edges.

Renae said...

Great Card. You did a great job on the coloring and everything. Love it!

Daisychain said...

Great card, love all the details. Hugs Christine x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Your card is gorgeous - I love the image and all the great dies you have used. Great blog hop. Sarahxx

Shirley N said...

This is a wonderful layout Sharon! Your image is so cute and you have colored her perfectly!

Craftyanny said...

oh wow love all the added embellies on this card. Stunning!!!
Anne x

Joey said...

Sharon I absolutely LOVE this card, fab layout! Joey x

Patti Jo said...

LOVE this combination Sharon!!! Such fun details with the Kraft paper and sweet Tilda! Fantastic job!!!

Dora said...

O wow this is just stunning, what a fun card .. love how you did the sentiment.. so creative.

Heidi Brawley said...

Your card is Amazing! love it!
Hugs, Heidi

Minnamanna said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Love the coloring and color choices!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sharon ,, very cute Tilda and I love the colours and deatils ,, all so perfect :-)

Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Dominique said...

Your card is awsome! Such a wonderful desing and great coloring! Great blog hop too :-) Dominique

Kat said...

What a great card. Tilda is very cute in her baseball outfit.

Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Norma said...

Oho, that's what I missed on your previous card. I didn't see a bow, although there are those bow-tied string...LOL. I like the look of this crinkly bow. Beautiful card--I love the design and all your embellishments. The colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the way you put the sentiment in a a semi circle.
Hugs,
Norma

Becky Dunham said...

What an adorable card Sharon! I love your coloring and all the layers in the background. Love that plaid peeking out :) Thanks for sharing.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love how the red really pops.

Jen

Cor* said...

OMGOsh this is fantastic! Great layers and coloring! I love the kraft and the buttons! Perfectly put together for that sports fan!

mgoll88 said...

What an great and wonderful card.. all this distressing, great!!
A very perfect Card!

LG
Michaela

Dot said...

Lovely Birthday card, pretty colours and embellishments.
hugs Dorte

squiggle7 said...

Your card is stunning! Love the navy blue and red combo, and the layout and most of all the stars!

Emma

magagi said...

Beautiful card. Great colouring and it has been put together so beautifully. x

Helen said...

Wow - fabulous card! Love all the little details!
Helen x

sarah-Jane said...

Super card, your colouring is fab! xx

fionalawlor said...

Oh wow! This card is stunning! That Tilda stamp is just too cute :)
Thanks for the chance to enter.
Fiona L x

Kim Duran said...

What an adorable little card! I love all the matting using kraft against the dark blue paper. The theme is just so cute! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Awesome card!

Marianne said...

Fab card. I love how you combined the kraft paper with the subtle colours of the background and the bright red of the image.

Melanie said...

Such a great card! Love this cute Tilda and that sentiment fits soo well!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, OMG, this is amazing. The colours are fabulous. You really have brought Tilda to life with your wonderful colouring. I love the pop of red, the little red hearts are perfect and the warmth of the buttons & twine I adore. . Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz :)