Thursday, October 20, 2011

Girlfriend Coffee Chat

I am truly blessed to have excellent girlfriends in my life. They are the sisters I always prayed for. So many of their, and my own, lives have been touched by cancer. During October's Breast Cancer Awareness focus, I am reminded of how precious these women are and how grateful I am to call them friend. This card is dedicated to the women who have always stood by my with support, respect, and love.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #126
 Wahoo, another week going the fancy route!
 Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 226 ~ Ad Inspired 
SCS Hope You Can Cling To #1110 ~ Bosom Buddies (incorporate pink, ribbon and a friend theme)
Cupcake Crafts Challenge 164 ~ Buttons and Bows
Paper Playtime Challenge #58 ~ Say it with Sentiments Buttons and Bows
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #115 ~ Girls Girls Girls
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #56 ~ Layer It
365 Cards Day 3 ~ Fun with Fabric
TIP: Use colorless blender and a scrap of fabric to give faux texture to your images. I used a scrap of denim fabric soaked in Copic colorless blender to create the pattern on the girls pants.
365 Cards Day 78 ~ Pretty in Pink-ing
365 Cards Day 86 ~ Wednesday Prompt: Steam
365 Cards Day 182 ~ Buttons and Bows 5 of each
365 Cards Day 199 ~ A Year to Remember
I was inspired by the year 2010. After my mom died 9/15/09, I had to go through over a year of very difficult circumstances. If it weren’t the love and support of my friends (who I consider my true family); it would have been even more difficult.
My Creation
Image Detail
Colored with Copics.
 Premade ribbon bows with a pearl are quick and easy accents.
Ins and Outs ~ Girlfriend Coffee Chat
Stamps: Charmed Cards n Crafts Coffee Time (Image and Verse)
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Garden Party and Shimmer Stacks
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Hair: Blonde – Y21, YR31, 23, 30; Auburn – E08, 09, 19, 97; Skin: E000, 00, 11, R11, 20; Pantyhose – E00, 11, 13, 21; Pants: E50, 51, 53, 37; Shirt: RV00, 02, 04; Dress: RV11, 55, 63; Boot/Belt: E25, 27; Bags: RV19, E40, 41; Table/Chairs: E53, 81, RV19); Spicas (Pink, Baby Blue)
Accessories: Misc Buttons and Bows with Pearls
Techniques: Distressing


  1. I love the colors and your take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!
    Valerie M
    Priscillastyles Design Team

  2. Just look at this masterpiece, this is gorgeous in so many ways! First I love the reason for the card, special friends especially those who hold us up in times of pain are God's gift, second your coloring, choice of image, total design just sing of your creativity!!! Thank you for joining in the challenge and for sharing your thoughts and your work at Midnight Madness, hope you will continue to join us each week!

  3. A beautiful card - love those textured trousers! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

  4. Wow! Beautiful card! I love the colours you have used and your colouring is really well done. You have a good sense of balance, too!
    Thanks for taking the Midnight Madness challenge!
    Hope to see you back, next week.
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous. I just love the image and your buttons and bows! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. x

  6. What a fun card :)Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week :)

  7. Wow Cat this is beautiful what gorgeous colours and design the image is super, love it.
    Lorraine x

  8. This is gorgeous - I love the colours you've used and your Top Tip to get 'effects' into your colouring is amazing - Love it!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Layer it up' Challenge.

    Carol x

  9. Great card!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  10. fabulous card, love your tip, what a neat idea! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our Layer it up! Challenge, Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

  11. WOW what a fabulous 'scene' you've created! What a wonderful take on our sketch. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Midnight Madness! Hope to see you again next challenge!


  12. What a lovely card. Good tip for texture using the colourless Blender. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  13. What a fun friendship card. Love your image & coloring. Just perfect for the sketch challenge at Midnight Madness. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  14. Wow....Coffee and a friend is the perfect combination! I just love your card! Love the detail and all the pink! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!


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