Saturday, November 09, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary at ATCAS!


Hi everyone.  Today we're celebrating our 1st anniversary at ATCAS - whoo hoo!! :)  I can't believe how fast the past year has zipped by!  Congrats to Kylie!  She has done an amazing job of organizing this fun challenge blog, arranging sponsors ... and keeping our crazy group of designers in line (that's pretty much a full-time job!)  :)

ATCAS has great challenges ... but we would not be so successful if it wasn't for all our wonderful supporters who have fun playing along with us!!  Thank you!!

To celebrate, this challenge (being run by the über-talented Marie - baileyrosy) has the PERFECT code word:








We hope you'll play along with us ... there'll be lots of fun ... and lots of prizes.  Check out the posting on ATCAS to see all the details!

We are also celebrating by kicking off a new feature at ATCAS.  We will be having a new Guest Designer each month to join us for some fun!  Our first guest designer is the very creative Bonnie Klass ... welcome to the team Bonnie!



For my card today, I used a fun Penny Black stamp that my good friend, Debbie sent me a while back.  I think Mimi is adorable! ... and I love her with her purple outfit and her bouquet of red hearts.  This is also an "ode to Debbie" as she has used this color combination a few times before and I LOVE IT ... and she also LOVES polka-dots!  Thank you Debbie for the stamp ... and for your wonderful cards that always inspire! :)

Here's a close-up:



I paper pieced the wrapping on Mimi's heart bouquet ... everything else is colored with Copics.  I used my white gel pen to add the polka-dots to her hair ribbon.  A little chalk for her cheeks and a couple of white dots to finish.

I smudged the sentiment at the very end of making the card, so I saved the image by fussy cutting her and popping her up on the card front.  I popped up the sentiment as well. :)



Stamps:  Sweetheart Mimi (Penny Black); Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Snap Color Vibe (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Black (SU!); Copics:  E00, E01, R27, R29, Y32, YR24, V09, V25, G43, YG67
Accessories & Tools:  white gel pen, Maraschino twine (The Twinery), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I hope you'll us for our Anniversary Challenge.  Please click here to check out all the details and see the fabulous inspiration cards by the rest of the Design Team!

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Challenge this week - Keep it Clean & Simple!





25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet card, Loll, and an brilliant rescue ... don't you just love it when that works! Anita :)

sandie said...

I think Mimi is adorable and that is a great colour combo x

Benzi said...

Mimi is so adorable with the pretty bouquet of hearts and greenery. I also love dots so you can be sure I think this is a winner. It's such a wonderful CAS card, Loll, and so sweet for an anniversary. Oops....nice save with the smudge. :-)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming card, Loll! I love your paper piecing and how you added polka-dots to her hair ribbon! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always, and great save on your sentiment!

Mau xx said...

Woo Hoo Congratulations on the 1st Anniversary, Have to admit i love it in the short time since I found it.
Love your card Loll, the paper piecing is great and such a cute image.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Mau xx

Karen B said...

Happy Anniversary Loll - it's been brilliant working alongside you for this year - it's gone so quickly; you've certainly been an inspiration. Love your card and the gorgeous paper piecing. So sorry you smudged your sentiment but it's turned out lovely in the end.

Karen xxx

Susan said...

That little girl is adorable! Love the colours you used - and the polka dot hair ribbon is so pretty!

I think I need to make a card today with a Penny Black stamp - you've got me thinking I don't use them enough!

Lea Brawn said...

A gorgeous gorgeous image. She is a beauty. Your colouring is fab Loll.
Love lea x

Florence said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Happy ATCAS Anniversary.
Hugs, Florence x

Christine said...

Great coloring once again, Loll! ANd i love the twine you added.

Hugs
Christine

MaryH said...

Love this sweet little Mimi and how you've combined copics & paper piecing. Enjoyed reading about your 'save'. It makes me feel better about all my boo-boo's, when I read about this happening to somebody who always creates the perfect card! LOL. TFS & many hugs. Also big Happy Anniversary to the blog as well. Have a great weekend.

Bonnie said...

Mimi is adorable with her bouquet of hearts! Thanks for including me in this celebration. Not only is this a fun challenge, but the team is wonderful!

nancy littrell said...

What an adorable image Loll colored so beautifully. Lots of fussy cutting too! I just finished my card and about to post to your fun and inspiring ATCAS 1st anniversary challenge. TFS and always inspiring us my friend.

Greta said...

Love this darling card! Wonderful colors & coloring!

Kylie said...

She is sooooo cute. I love her bouquet. Beautiful work, my friend. Thank you for all your support over the last 12 months xx

Laura Sterckx said...

Wonderful CAS card! I love the white on white paper and the beautiful image! The twine and the sentiment look really fun too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love little Mimi - she is adorable, and so beautifully coloured and paper-pieced! A gorgeous card as always Loll!
Sylvia xx

Sue said...

This is so adorable, Loll and beautifully coloured as always. xx

Anonymous said...

Lollilicious it has been a pleasure and a huge inspiration working with you the last year i have learnt so much ! Mimi is divine you have dressed her beautifully and love the paper piecing on the bouquet. Hope santa brings you a Cameo for christmas and then you can show me how to mine properly !

Marie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such an adorable colored image! Looks fabulous against the white bg~

ps - I love the card candy and will be using that idea for some stamper's gifts this year! TFS~

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can't believe it's been one year already for ATCAS!! It's a wonderful challenge, made even better with you on the DT. Your celebration card is adorable!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen Haman said...

So adorable! Love the coloring (glad you mentioned using chalk for the cheeks!)

Julia Aston said...

Love this sweet little image Loll!

Karen M said...

Love your gorgeous card Loll & congrats on the 1st anniversary over ATCAS - it's such a fun challenge to play along with:) I also love mimi and you have coloured her so beautifully - hugs xx

Jaydee said...

Loll, this card brought a smile to my face. That cornucopia of hearts is just gorgeous and your image is beautifully colored. The baker's twine at the top is the perfect finishing touch. Fabulous card.
Hugs
Jaydee