Friday, May 8, 2009

You Make Me Smile

The theme for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is Happy Mail -to make a card to cheer someone up or make their day. I know if I received this card with adorable Lily it would make me smile. This is another image that I received as a RAK from my wonderful friend Susan. I think she's just too cute!
I used another Mojo Monday sketch for my layout. This one was from way back in February. I chose it for the ability to use the three different papers on it. It also fit well with the image and sentiment.

I kept my embellishments fairly simple. Just a piece of ribbon and a flower that I made myself from punches and a scalloped circle Nestie. I ran them through the Big Kick with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and put a gem brad in the center. I also added some tiny red gems to the centers of the stars in the image. You'll probably have to enlarge the picture to see them.

I haven't decided yet who I will send this happy mail to. The Cute Card Thursday blog provides information about a charitable organization in the UK that sends mail to children with serious illnesses. I'm sure there must be a similar organization here in the US. Or I might send it to a friend or someone else. I'll have to think about that one.

Stamps: Lily Magic Fairy Ladybug Mushroom (Rachelle Anne Miller - Stampavie); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cardstock and DP - Spring Stack (DCWV)
Embellishments: ribbon (unknown); circle and scallop circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); flower punches (EK Success); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); gem brad (Making Memories); red gems (Hobby Lobby)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished Card Size: A7 (5" x 7")


Susan said...

I thought you were saying I was a cutie.....LOL! Just kidding.....I knew you meant the image. :) Cute card and nice color choices.

Deb said...

Gorgeous card,such pretty colours! Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge! Debx

Linda Elbourne said...

This is a lovely card - it would certainly make me smile if I received it!

Dawn said...

Aww this is so sweet - lovely paper and love the colouring too

Post Pals said...

Hello, I love the card :) We are based in the UK but the kids love hearing from people in other places of the world, a couple even have a map and they put pins in the places they have received cards from :)

Take care