Southern Girls ~ Buttons or Brads

Hello again! I know, two posts in two days, unheard of!! I'm back again today to share my DT creation for Southern Girls and man I had some fun on this one! I have lassoed the sun and painted it onto this very sunshine yellow card. I have no idea what possessed me to go all out monochrome yellow! The whim just took me and I have to say I love the result. 

The DT are working with Ppinky Dolls images for this challenge, so this wee sweetie is called Little Star and you can find her in the Ppinky Dolls Etsy Store. Isn't she a cutie with her wee bunny?! I have used some Wink of Stella on the clouds and stars and her little heart pockets too.

I added those wee heart pockets from the waste that was cut from the lovely Creative Expressions ~ Sue Wilson heart trim frame. They were the perfect size to add as pockets to her wee outfit. It took me right back to my childhood when I had a wee dress with heart shaped pockets. I loved that dress!

I used a cute die which is part of a set of three Quickutz 'Candy Hearts' to create this cute 'I heart You' sentiment. I added white card behind to make the lettering stand out. I handstitched this card (Kat it's all your fault!) it took me ages, but I'm obsessed with the lovely Kat's gorgeous stitching on her cards, and the whim just took me to try a cross stitch border on this card. If you click the second link on Kat's name, it even includes a wee tutorial on how she does her gorgeous stitching! I love how this card turned out, but I definitely need a 'whiter' thread, so that it shows up better. I think my cotton is too thin and not bright white enough. I added some more little hearts from the circle frames waste, just to finish that top corner.

Our theme for this challenge is 'Buttons or Brads' and I didn't have yellow heart brads, which would have worked for the top right corner, so I added a button and bow to finish the card. Voila! I hope you'll come join in the fun with us at Southern Girls this challenge and so look forward to what you come up with for our 'Retro Challenge' using 'Buttons or Brads'. Ppinky Dolls is one of two really awesome sponsors for this fortnights challenge, so come check it out! See you again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Lemon Shortbread: #33 ~ Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers: #327 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #267 ~ Cute Critters!
Cute Card Thursday: #462 ~ Something Fun!
Passion For Promarkers: #379 ~ Feminine Fancy
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #333 ~ Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends: #50 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: #186 ~ Hearts and/or Flowers
Creative Moments: #110 ~ Anything Goes/Keep It Feminine


kareN stampZ said…
Wendy she is so sunny and bright and I love the wee hearts
Chris said…
This lovely sunny card is just what's needed here this morning, it's brightened up a horrible, dull and freezing cold day! Sweet little image (love the heart pockets!) and a pretty design, it's gorgeous Wends.
Such a sweet card Wends....gorgeous image and beautifully the sunny papers and dies cuts....Joolsx
Unknown said…
This is so pretty, bright and cheerful! Stunning colouring too!
Lucy x
TracyM #6773 said…
WOW - such a WONDERFUL little ray of sunshine Wendy!
LOVE your image and colouring, LOVE your layers with the lace and stitching too!
Louise F NZ said…
Wonderful!!! I love the yellow, as of course I would being a bright colour lover. She is just perfect Wends xx
Karen said…
Wends, my dear friend, this card is as sweet as you.... and just like you, it fills my heart with happiness. :) The image is darling and I love that you used my favorite heart circle die! She is gorgeous surrounded in sweet love. :) The sunshiny paper is so pretty and I adore the heart and lovey-dovey elements you sprinkled throughout your design. Beautifully done, sweet Wends! Technology was not my friend this week, but I am back up and running and was so happy to see this masterpiece awaiting me. Thank you for sprinkling my night with joy. :)

Hugs and blessings,
Dawn T said…
Totally gorgeous Wendy. A sunshine card for sure
coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful card Wends the image is gorgeous the colours and card design are ACE
lorraine x
Linda Levoir said…
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Linda Levoir said…
Gorgeous card, the yellow really suits the image and is so uplifting. Love it! :) xx
Sarah said…
She is a little ray of sunshine!! Certainly brightened my day...its gray, wet and cold here in the UK at the moment!! Love the stitching and the perfect attention to detail xx
Karen Oliver said…
She gorgeous Wendy. I love her in yellow. So sweet and sunny. Your layout sets her off perfectly so many little details. Beautiful xo
Elizabeth Hart said…
Such a delight! Love the yellow and the stitching detail is so fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
coops said…
So stunning Wendy.Your sunshine yellow colour is just fabulous and I love your design and adorable sweet image.
Thanks for joining in my `Feminine fancy` theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx
Julie said…
Stunning card, Wendy, I love the image and your colouring is just awesome! Thanks for joining in our challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx
The Crafty Den said…
Beautiful card Wendy, I'm loving the yellow colour scheme. Super cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Teresa Kline said…
hello wendy! this is adorable, your coloring is fabulous! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Deb said…
So gorgeous and I love your stitching!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week! Debxx
Bettina L. said…
This is such a fun card. Love the spring yellow with the sewing and buttons. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx
Lizzies said…
Super card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this fortnight
Cards By Leona said…
So bright and clever use of dies! Thank you for entering the Creatie Moments challenge this tim. Leona B x

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