My little piece of Paradise

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ABC - J is for Just As You Like

Good Morming to all my blogland friends :)
This week I'm feeling better and trying to get way ahead on all my DT cards.
I expect to have at least 7 finished by the end of the week (maybe lol)

This weeks challenge at ABC is the letter J and the theme is "JUST AS YOU LIKE"
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The card I chose to do this week is for a very special friend of mine who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26, she is now in remission but her fight was not an easy one.  Between chemo and radiation, she lost not only her breast and hair, but her self esteem so what better image to use for her card than a Simply Betty girl from her Boudoir line.
I just love this image, she is so beautiful and that is the message I want to send to my dear friend.

The image is coloured with my prisma pencils and I wanted to make her glamorous so I glamour dusted her dress, used shiny pink paper for the backing and softened her up with flowers. 
I added a small pink ribbon. I just wanted a subtle breast cancer symbol because I wanted the focus to be on the message. 
I just love how she turned out and I hope you do too!


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Buttons, Bits, Baubles
Challenges 4 Everybody  - Anything Goes
Chocolate,Coffee,Cards - Stripes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Challenged Challenges - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Girly
Digi Choosday - Use 2 Papers
Divas By Design - Easter/Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Use Pastels
Open Minded Crafting - Easter/Pastel
Paper Crafting Journey - For A Special Lady
Sister Act - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Pretty Pastels
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


  1. Lovely card Donna. Gorgeous image and colours. I'm sure your friend will love it.


  2. Hi Donna, I love your image and your whole card design is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. this is stunning Donna love how you have coloured her. xx

  4. Brilliant colouring of a fantastic image a super card to share with us at Divas, Jx

  5. Such a pretty card with a lovely sentiment behind it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - good luck x

  6. This is a great card. I especially love the sparkle on the dress.
    Thanks for joining us at CMM.

  7. Beautiful!!! Love the lace!! Great flowers too!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  8. This is so cute! What an adorable image! Super color combo too, a really lovely card. Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC for our Yipes, Stripes! challenge. Hugs, Joanne

  9. Lovely Design, perfect for our challenge this week over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you so much for joining us it is much appreciated, I do I hope you will join in with us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck in the draw for this week...have a great week,
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  10. Fabulous make hun and ty so much for sharing with us at Fantastic Tuesday Very good luck Judith DT x

  11. Fabulous colouring and a simply stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Challenged Challenges (c:

  12. Fabulous make, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday for our '2 papers' challenge. Take care Zo x (DT)

  13. Darling card. Your soft colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.

  14. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  15. Magnificent, Donna! I love those flowers! Thanks so much for playing along in our "Easter/ Pastel colors" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight and I hope we're going to see you again for the next challenge, too. Good luck in the draw.
    NanConnie DT

  16. Gorgeous - those flowers are such a perfect match. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Paper Crafting Journey, Elizabeth (DT)

  17. Beautiful card! I love the sparkly dress and the pretty flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team

  18. Morning Donna great job hun - stopping by to wish u a happy easter love and hugs Judith xxx

  19. That's such a fabulous card for your friend! I'm sure that she will totally love it! Great image for this cause! Love all the fabulous flowers you have added.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  20. Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  21. Good idea with color combo. Love your handmade flowers. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck, Joanna DT

  22. Fab card using a great image and your subtle symbol. Thank you for shring at Creative Moments. Leona x

  23. Hello Donna...ooh wonderful card, Hope you had a lovely Easter, x carol

  24. Beautiful card and such a sweet gesture for your friend! Love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  25. Hi Donna! This is a beautiful card! I finally have a moment so am coming to say hi! Ingrid, the GDT for Crafty Catz x