Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Southern Girls Challenge - New Beginnings (Team Lou)

Happy New Year!  This is the first Southern Girls Challenge of the new year.  The theme is "New Beginnings"  In the new year, I am trying to use up my supplies rather than hoard them, so my new beginning is to color white pearls to match the color scheme rather than buy something new.  The white frame, the coral die cut, the birthday tag and the embossed bg paper were all on my mess of a desk, so I just trimmed them and used them!  How cool is that?!?!  I love when that happens - a little less to put away.  Wink of Stella and Stickles are used to add sparkle in all of the right places.

This challenge is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.  I am enamored with the big eyes on their girls!  This cutie is called Lovee Ethereal Enchantress and she would be wonderful for so many occasions.  I decided to use mine for a birthday, but the hearts make her a perfect image for Valentine's Day.

It seems like a while since my last Southern Girls post, so I'm glad to be back!  In 2015, we have a new look to our blog header and we'll have a new challenge every fortnight (two weeks), so you'll see more from each team. Take a couple of minutes and pop over to the Southern Girls Blog to be inspired by the rest of Team Lou!  We'd love to have you play along!

Challenges Entered:
Lacy Sunshine #49 - Sparkly and New
Crazy for Challenges #268 - Photo Inspiration
Hiding in My Craft Room #182 - Super Scrap Saturday
MarkerPop! #60 - AG
Little Claire's Digi Challenge #1 - Open


  1. beautiful image and using of colours.
    very beautiful card have you made.
    thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.

  2. Gorgeous card! You colored her beautiful! Thanks for joining our " Sparkly and New " challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

    DT Lacy Sunshine

  3. Ooh Cathy! Delish doesn't even begin to cover this!! I LOVE your sweet card and how fab that it came together from bits you already had on your desk. Love when that happens! I adore the finish you've given the image, your colouring is perfect and the colours really are delish. The pearls look fab too! Good job on colouring them, there really is so much you can do with alcohol markers!! Hugs, Wends xxx

  4. Another sweet, sweet card, Cathy! Love the stitched oval and all the soft and lovely coloring. The twine is a great detail.

  5. Cathy this is really sweet, love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Lacy Sunshine for the Sparkly and New Challenge.
    Cindy GDT

  6. Oh WOW! What beautiful coloring on this adorable gal. Fabulous work! Thanks so much for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

  7. Beautiful card! I love those colors! Thank you so much for joining us over at the MarkerPop Challenge blog!

  8. This is such a pretty card, I love the soft dreamy colours and the elements you have used on the card to bring it all together.

  9. What a lovely image and superb colouring! Thanks for sharing with Little Claire!

  10. What a beautiful card, I love your shading of the floor (I really need to learn how to do that) and your colouring of such a sweet image :)

  11. Absolutely stunning, Beautiful Detail!!

    Thank you for joining in at Little Claires & good luck :)
    Sarah DT -

  12. This is lovely Cathy. Great image, colouring and layout and don't you just love those stitched dies? I have circle set and just love them.

  13. Adorable card.....thank you for entering our first digi challenge at Little Claire...hope you will join us next challenge again!
    xxx Margreet


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