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Saturday, 26 January 2013

It's retail therapy!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I am feeling much better today - thanks to the doc who gave me some ABs!  Poor Steve has caught my cold though so he's in bed - I hate it when he's ill as he's so miserable but I love it too as I get to craft all day with no interruptions!

Anyhoo, I am just sharing a card I made for this sketch over at There She Goes...



Oh my, this little lady is so beautiful!  She is from the Sparkly & Bright stamp set, created by one of my all time fave illustrators, Torico.  I wish I had her talent!  I used Zoe Pearn's A Beautiful Thing papers and paper pieced her dress (which I would love to own too!).  I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp for paper piecing.

Okay, I am off for a day of crafting and keeping warm!



40 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous as always Mary.xxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful image and a fun sentiment.

Chrissy said...

She's a little hunny Mary J..love the paper piecing andher gorgeous hair colouring..fabulous card, and glad you are feeling better...most men are pretty miserable when they have a 'cold'..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Faye said...

Sigh. I wish I had your talent. Enjoy your crafty day :) xx

Amanda said...

So pleased you are feeling better, lovely card, these images are so cute. Hugs, Amanda x

Evy said...

I love Torico's Designs too ;-)
But your card makes them look even more beautiful!
Love it!

Hugs, Evy

heidy said...

Wow what a fabolous card MaryJ,such a sweet image!!
XXX Heidy

DesignerDiva said...

Super little card Mary J I love it almost as much as I love shopping!
Get well soon
Hugs Laurie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Well Mary we all need a bit of retail therapy now and again....fabulous card..

Anne

Amanda R said...

Glad you are feeling better but sorry about Steve. Isn't it funny how we are sorry they are sick but celebrating in our own little way? Love the paper piecing!

pinky said...

Love your card Mary, this one is really gorgeous. Love the sentiment too and that class bow. Glad you are feeling better, its so hard to shake off. Poor Steve but as you say more crafty time:)

Alessandra said...

such a sweet card, and it is you that inspires me the most with paper piecing!
Keep warm and get better soon and Steve too! Hubby was sick too, he got sick in the bathroom and it was sooooo yuk to clean it :((((((((
Hugs, Alessandra

Sue - bearhouse said...

So beautiful, I love the image and the colours and papers are gorgeous.
Glad you are starting to feel better, I hope hubby is also better soon and that you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh this is beautiful love the papers!!!

Steph said...

So cute! Love that image and the contrast of the ribbon with the pastel papers. Love it! x

Christine L said...

Fabbie creations since my last visit Mary, but this one really is soooooo gorgeous! Love Toricp's designs too... but love the way you've put this one on the embossed background.. really adds to the detail. Really gorgeous papers too.

I really don't understand have you can produce so many beauties... when I don't work at all, and can barely manage two or three a week!! LOL! But keep them coming... such fabulous inspiration!

Big hugs
Christine x

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!~

Rachel Parys said...

I love me some retail therapy! lol! Very cute card and image!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the design and gorgeous image.

Donna x

Mimi said...

She's so adorable! Fantastic papers and coloring! Great take on the sketch too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Theresa said...

She's adorable! Love the hair color you gave her. Well done!!

Katina said...

Oh Mary, how gorgeous is this! You always use the loveliest images, papers, colours and layouts!
xx

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card Mary J
hugs
Jayne

Dora said...

Awww this is so cute Mary, love her striped dress ... and sentiment ha ha ;)
PS thanks for your concern about my Big Kick.. hubby fixed it for me now :D Woo hoo :) It needed oil from the insides so he had to dismantle it!!

Hugs
xxx

fabiola jaques said...

super chou, biz

Vicky said...

So very pretty hun...and so pleased you are feeling a little better too..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Tress said...

Love her chestnut colored hair! May I trouble you to share the color numbers you used?

Alison Scott said...

Lovely card. So bright and cheery.

Mad Moose said...

Beautiful as always, and the saying is too true! xx

Anne-Marie said...

Hope you both feel much better, soon, hun. This is a great layout and I'm lovin' the paper-piecing. x

Kathleen said...

Glad you are feeling better Mary, but I don't know which is worse being ill yourself or Hubby being ill, as no man can suffer in silence, we all know they are always on death's door.
Fabulous card, great papers and she looks as snug as a bug in a rug in that dress.

Kath x

Wishcraft said...

Love the cute paper pieced image, fab layout and papers. Glad you're feeling better :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Tracy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better Mary. I'm also really glad you got to play along with the TSG sketch. You card is wonderful! You always use such great layouts. Hugs!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better Mary and sad that Steve is now sick. Lots of chicken noodle soup, tlc and rest for him now.

Torico is a very talented artist but you are too honey! Way talented than me anyways ;-) keep it up!

Alyce said...

glad to hear you are feeling better! what a sweet card...i adore her little outfit and those papers are yummy. the black just pops aswell :)

Shelby said...

Glad you're feeling better!
Beautiful coloring and just love the layout you've used to show her off.

Shelby

coops said...

so gorgeous mary.really love your papers and design and stunning sweet image.so pleased you are feeling better and i hope your hubby is better soon too.

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous Mary, glad you are feeling a bit better!
Helen x

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous card! Great paper-piecing and colors! Your coloring is stunning! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Lisa M said...

AMEN!! Where to? I'll get the car :)
Terrific job here.

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