Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy 50th or is it Forever 49...

Hello my lovely crafty friends! Can you believe it is September!
I’ve been trying to figure out why the summer months fly by so fast compared to the winter months, and I came to the conclusion that in the summer our lives are just so darn scheduled.
You know; this weekend we have this and next weekend we have that etc. etc.  The winter months don't seem to have so many events, indoor or out, with the exception of the holiday season of course.
Heck, my husband and I are already in the initial planning stages of our winter vay-k for heaven’s sake!!! Can't tell I'm Canadian eh? (That eh was on purpose)
Today I would like to share with you a card that I made for one of my favourite girlie friends. It just so happens that she recently joined the “Fifty Something Club”.
When you make Copic cards like these; I’ve been told that many hope to receive one at some point or another.
We all know how much work goes into these cards, so I save them for special birthdays and occasions. Otherwise, I would be at my craft table forever because I have lots and lots of special people in my life; for which I am very grateful by the way J
(Yes, I have missed some of you, but have no fear, I will eventually make one for you too!!!)
I have fallen in love with Bugaboo’s Ruby and bought another digi to add to my collection. I thought this particular image perfect for any celebratory occasion.
Therefore, Ruby and I would like to toast my girlie friend Kim on the occasion of her 50TH Birthday, or how she sees it,
We had the privilege of attending Kim’s big bash pool party, and let me say, it was one heck of a milestone hoopla that’s for sure.
I printed Ruby on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with my Copic markers. I pretty much kept it relatively clean and simple.
Colours used:

Hair – E31, 34, 37, 49, 50, 59

Skin – E000, 00, 11, RV42

Shirt – G20, 21, 24,

Skirt – B32, 34, 37, 39 N5, 7 BV29

Shoes – N1, 3, 5, 7

Glasses – R22, 24, 29 N3, 5, 7
Stickles/Glossy Accents/Gems
I used a Cuddlebug mini Star embossing folder and then cut them out.
Sentiment compliments of Ginger’s House of course!

As you know, I’ve been away for a large chunk of the summer, which for so many reasons I totally needed to do. I am pretty sure I will be around much more, and as life returns to a normal pace I hope to get back to some colouring and creating.
I should also be in the position to visit your blogs more often; please know though I have been following your amazing works, but I just was not always in the position to comment. Something I intend on rectifying immediately!
I will be entering my card in the following challenge(s) -
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Numbers

Ok, that's it from me. Thanks for stopping by :)S





  1. Wow Sandra this is gorgeous. I love the image and how you have coloured her. The sentiment and glitz are fab.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. Your card is wonderful Sandra!!!! Love your colouring, the skirt looks like it coming out of the page it looks so real!!!! The sentiment is so perfect for this and I like that you put it on an angle. Awesome card! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Fabulous card for your friend, Kim, Sandra! Love the fun image and sentiment and of course, your coloring is fantastic! I am sure she was thrilled to have received this treasure! So happy you are creating when you can! I love visiting!

  4. Beautiful card GF, your coloring is awesome as always!
    Image is so funny and I love the stickles.
    Robin started this weeek on his new school, introduction week and next weel for real :-)
    He says Hi to you both!
    Love to seeing you around, hugs to Rick and you,Sandra

  5. Super job!!! Love the layout and your coloring she totally awesome, sexy lady and the sentiment is perfect.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. Well, Kim must have been tickled to get this card! It is too dang cute! Love the CAS design, Sandra! And such fantastic coloring! Great use of sparkle & stars, too! :^:)
    Hugs, Penny
    (Honestly, it doesn't seem to matter what time of the year it is. It is all slipping by too quickly for me!)

  7. Hi Sandra, Fab card, brilliant colouring and use of colour and fab sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

  8. Thanks for your sweet comments on my card girlie!!
    The last card was a"thinking of you"card, and although it has a pink ribbon, it counts for all my friends who need a "thinking of you"!! So awareness of everthing :-)
    Counted you in!!