Friday, April 16, 2010

Sisterly Love

I could not resist playing along with last weeks Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge to use ribbon, especially as I won this image in one of their challenges - what a buzz!  I chose this image 'Love You Sis' as it reminded me of my girls.  It is also the perfect stamp for my sister's birthday card, her birthday is not until June but I am working ahead so I can take then with me when I go home for a visit (41 sleeps Mum!)  Now I have to add there is sheer ribbon running behind the embossed Nestie but it is not showing up - if you look closely you can see a slight shimmer - I will try and get a better photo in the morning!

How adorable is this image, I have coloured these gorgrous girls with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen

They have been popped up on foam tape into the Nestie that has been
cut into squares, I have used the CAS sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (hello Girlz). Lacey happens to be this Weeks Bonus Sponsor over at MMSC...even more reason to use this image!    I was also inspired by the Inspiration piece at The Shabby Tea Room - I love this new challenge!

I have shown a couple of different angles so you can see the dimension and those adorable gumboots - I would love some like that - how cool are they, they would brighten up any day and make gardening fun!!!

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's 'Wonderful Words' set - this is a favourite of mine - and is perfect on this easel card!  I did have a lot of fun making this card, sometimes it is good to do something different - I am surprised at how much I love 'whimsey' but how could you not - these images are heart warming!

This is also linked to:
 Stamp Something - Something Layered
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie

I will leave you with a photo of the Baked New York Cheescake with Sour Cherries that I made for my DD2's birthday yesterday - it is her favourite and definitely should be listed as a 'lethal weapon' LOL!  If you ever come and visit I will have one waiting for you!  LOL! 

Thank you for looking and for the lovely comments you leave me....you are so encouraging and inspire me every day!  God bless you!


  1. This is so pretty and what a great "sister" stamp.. I love the coloring.. You are so good at coloring these types of imags.. Your cheesecake is making me drool..YUMMY. I am sure you all loved it.. Have a wonderful weekend..Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Oh my ... fab job with your coloring! I'm very impressed!! What adorable images -- congrats on your win :) Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week. I hope you can come back again on Monday to give our next challenge a try too :)

  3. Your card is so pretty. Love the way you colored the image. What cute image too. And the cheesecake is to die for. I just love cheesecake.

  4. what a beautiful card - i won that image too and i love it!
    I love the embossed background and the distressed edge. The blue and orange colour combination is wonderful
    Lisa ;)

  5. Wow Linda!!! Gorgeous card and the cheesecake looks like a diabetic coma for sure! LOL! I LOVE cheesecake and make a pretty mean one myself but don't dare eat it any more!!! Wow Bronte just must feel so special with this for her birthday! Love the sweet image you used and your colorng and of course the fabulous easel card design!!! Awesome!!! Have a blessed weekend my friend!

  6. Super cute! Great coloring and great layout! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

  7. Wow..that whole thing..just WOW :)

  8. aww Linda im coming to yours so have that cheese cake sliced up ready lol

    I love your colouring technique with the chalk, its amazing how you do that. The image is adorable and so is your card
    have a fab weekend hunny
    love emma xxx

  9. wow hun this is stunning the image,is great and your colouring wow hun gorjus papers,and such super detail too,the cake looks lush too hun but can honestly say I am not a cheescake fan lucky for me hehe hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  10. Linda this is so sweet and adorable. The image is really cute and oh so sweet. Great coloring and embossing. So precious and utterly charming. Drooling over that New York Cheese cake. Wow what a yummy looking delectable dessert. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  11. That stamp is adorable, and I am in love with your coloring job. I can't get near such good effects with my chalk pastels. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  12. OK...I nearly lost my focus on your card after seeing that lovely cheesecake! I love every element about your card Linda, but favorite has to be all the textures you have going on. Your patterns remind me of one who is a quilter...they can use lots of different things together and still make them work, just as you have done. Tracy

  13. Hi Linda,

    I love your image - it's so sweet and those boots are just gorgeous.

    Warning - that cheesecake could have people boarding flights everywhete!!!

    My favourite!! You really shouldn't tease us like that!!

    Hope your having a great weekend.

    Sharon x

  14. Wow! What a card; love it! Your coloring is beautiful.... (I'll have a slice of the cheesecake, please....) Thanks for playing along with us on The Corrosive Challenge Blog!

  15. What a stunning easel card!! Great job with the chalks! Wonderful details and coloring on this sweet image.
    Your cake looks delicious....we could have a bake-off Linda...I love to bake!

  16. HHhhhmmmm..... I WANT THAT CHEESECAKE!!!!!! :) Youre baking deliciousness and creating adorable pieces at the same time??? Now thats what I call MEGA TALENT WOMAN! :)

  17. What a sweet card for your sister. She will feel so special! Your coloring rocks as usual, and I cannot take my eyes off of that cake you made for your daughter. Me and my thighs should be glad that we are not there to enjoy that. What a treat on both parts! Thank you for sharing!


  18. Wonderful sister card! That cheese cake does look lethal! Yum!

  19. Love the colors on your card!!

    Yummmyy! your cheesecake makes my mouth water!

    Sweet hugs to you my friend!

  20. Linda your card is fabulous!!! Love all the elements you've used and the colouring is wonderful!!! I bet you can't wait to see your family when you go home!! To top it all off, you temp us with this luscious cheesecake!!! Oooooh, I love cheesecake!!! :)

  21. It's good to be back - blogger would not let mein!

    This is another beautiful card - you seem to be able to master any style, my friend.

  22. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cheesecake, one of my favs...and this one looks delish! You are so talented, do you wanna share some of that talent with me? Your card is gorgeous, I think I commented on this already but not sure where!!! I love that image and your coloring is beautiful. Love the embossing and colors are just fabby! Fantastic work my friend.

  23. That cake sure does look Yummy!! If I was not on a diet, I would sure like a piece!!

    Your sister card is stunning. Regardless if you can see the ribbon or not it is a gorgeous easel card. Gorgeous coloring and design. This is one of my fave images. Thanks for joining us at Wags n Whiskers this week!!

    hugs to you my friend,

  24. I want that recipe!!! Pleaaaaaaaaaaaseeeee Linda, I'm dying here...

    Hugs, Peggyxo

  25. Oh my Linda your card is beautiful and so is that cheesecake! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  26. Awwwww... what a wonderful card Linda!!! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
    Hugs, Denimo

  27. Beautiful card! Your coloring is aweome and love the design! And wow does that cheesecake every look yummy!!! thanks so much for joining us at WnW!!

  28. Wow!! Linda, this is a gorgeous card! You did such a fabulous job with your coloring and I just LOVE easel cards! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge. We have another fun one this week...a sketch :-) We hope you can play along again!!
    Wags 'n Whiskers DT


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