Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Wendy!

 Happy Birthday Wendy!
Today is Wendy Burns birthday.  Wendy is the artist and creator of All Dressed Up and the team is surprising her with a birthday hop.  We want to wish her a Happy Birthday, thank her for her amazing images, and for everything she does.  So... Happy Birthday Wendy and thank you!  You are the best!

We normally have our new challenge on the 15th, but since today is Wendy’s birthday we wanted to do a surprise birthday blog hop and combine it with our challenge. The challenge theme is Anything Goes and it can be any project as long as it features one of the All Dressed Up images.  


I have used Abi Ballerina for my hop/challenge card.  Although I dearly love all of Wendy's images, Abi Ballerina will always be my favourite and she is very dear to my heart.  I first saw this image on Wendy's blog and knew it would be perfect for my grandaughter's birthday so I wrote to Wendy and asked her if she could do it as a line drawing for our Abi.  Wendy, being the kinds, sweet lady she is, sent it to me right away so I could do Abi's card.  That card and my very first All Dressed Up image is in this post.

This challenge has an easy peasy theme of Anything Goes and we cannot wait to see all your fantastic entries.  The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the Store.  Onto the blog hop, below is a list of the dressy girls for you to hop around….since we have a large team, you have until midnight 1st GMT to hop round to them all.  At the end of the hop two random Dressy Girls will pick someone who has visited and commented on their hop card to receive 2 images of their choice from the All Dressed Up Etsy Store.  Happy hopping!





















 The winners of the hop and challenge will be announced on 3rd July on the blog.

**PLEASE NOTE ANY ENTRIES NOT USING AN ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CHALLENGE**


We look forward to seeing your creations so please also stop by our  Facebook Group and share them there too plus we have a Pinterest Brag Board where you can find lots of inspiration.
Supplies:
Image:  All Dressed Up's Abi Ballerina
Paper:  Maja Design Vintage Summer
Misc:  Stickles, Shabby White Frantage, pearls from shash, white Prisma pencil to whiten the highlights on Abi's dress
Copic Colours:
Dress:  BV02, BV00, BV000, BV0000; Hair E57, E53, E50, E35; Skin E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
Challenges:
Crafting by Design - Happy Birthday
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

64 comments:

Tracy said...

She is gorgeous Marilyn, i think this is my favorite Abi card, just beautiful xxx

Sandy said...

You are so good - always perfectly designed and colored!
Sandy xx

Tina-Mari Dalsrud said...

what a nice card.. so cute.. simple and elegant :D

Sarah said...

Such a fab card Marilyn and I love the texture of the frantage...it really makes the card magical!! xx

Lorraine said...

She looks fabulous Marilyn and so beautifully coloured.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

jimlynn said...

What a beauty! I still think little Abi Ballerina is one of the prettiest images ever! LOVE your card.
Lynn

Sue said...

Stunning card Marilyn, she certainly is a sweetie and your colouring of her is perfect. I love your CAS design too.
hugs Sue xx

Holly Hughes said...

This is beautiful! I love all that frontage. Beautiful!

Cathy P. said...

Ooo la- la, Marilyn! This is a beauty. Love your coloring of her skirt and hair. Your first one is gorgeous, too! As usual, your work is inspirational. Hugs, Cathy

Maxine D said...

Marilyn this is fabulous - your colouring of this image is perfect, especially Abi's headband.
Blessings
Maxine

Judy Corner said...

Love this card Marilyn! what a brilliant Make! Happy Sunday. Judy x

Vivienne Holden said...

You made her stunning as always Marilyn! LOVE the colours and the flags and Frantage (which I keep forgetting to use) add the final wonderful touches. xxx

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card Marilyn... with just a touch of Frantage which makes it perfect... Wendy will love it!

Hugs
Christine x

Maritha said...

Woooow! That is sutch a lovely card!!! Love it!

Hugs Maritha (ADU dt)

KraftyKoolKat said...

So gorgeous sweetie,so beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxx

Joey said...

Marilyn this is stunning, beautiful make. Joey x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn I love the All Dressed Up Digi's I have got a few now and they are so pretty huggles Sue xxx

Joann Burton said...

It was on your blog that I first saw this image and knew I had to have it. Your coloring is just the best...I love your card...Hugs, joann

Renee said...

Beautiful Mar!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Cara Malmrose said...

What a cute card! I love your layout! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous card, I love your beautiful layout!
Rebecca.

Christin Myhre said...

What a gorgeous card and wonderful coloring... thank you for sharing your talent... have a great day... hugs from Christin, in Norway

Sherri said...

This is such a darling card! Love the image & your coloring as well. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

Manda CardzByMandz said...

Lovely card for Wendy, I love Abi, she was the 1st ADU image I ever coloured :)

Craftyanny said...

She's adorable Marilyn.
Your colouring is fab :)
Anne x

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What an absolute adorable creation. I love your coloring and beautiful touches of elegance and simplicity. Big Hugs, AntoinetteT

Kelly L said...

Beautiful card Marilyn and I just adore this layout x Thanks for a fun hop!

Kelly x

Keeley Ainsworth said...

Oh wow your card is beautiful! so elegant x x x

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun- your coloring is amazing- loving the shading around the edge in blue. The dabbles of frantage are a wonderful touch. I have a number of these images printed and am practicing my coloring!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun- your coloring is amazing- loving the shading around the edge in blue. The dabbles of frantage are a wonderful touch. I have a number of these images printed and am practicing my coloring!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is stunning, hugs Pops x x x

Debs said...

Stunning card - the image is totally adorable and coloured to perfection.
Love the fishtail banners too :o)
Debs xx

Rita Edwards said...

Your cards are always gorgeous and she is beautiful, once again :) Xxx

Bettina L. said...

Love how you did the ballerina Marilyn and how you've sparkled the frantage. Bettina xx

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS!! She'll always be one of my favorites too! :o)

Stacey Schofield said...

gorgeous card Marilyn I love how you have coloured her. hugs xxx Stacey S xxx

Bernadet said...

this is just a pretty one.
Love this image

Messy Mamma said...

Love the soft colour palette you've used!

QStar Design said...

Beautiful coloring. I love the dress.

Sharon said...

Beautiful image. A simply delightful card. Thank you for joining us in our Happy Birthday Challenge at Crafting By Designs.

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires.I have to say that I really enjoy browsing your blog!
You did an amazing job.beautiful coloring.love your card
Keep up the fabulous work.wish you many more creative years of inspiration!
Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome work.
Wishing you a joyful day! take care of yourself and stay healty.
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")hugs across the miles
snowbird

Davinia said...

wow wow wow!!! she is just gorgeous!!!! love the purple and your colouring is fab. also you have such a cute blog!!!!! such gorgeous work! xx

Kerry Phillips said...

Beautiful card Marilyn, I love Abi Ballerina. Thank you for sharing, Kerry x

Leeann said...

What a gorgeous card. I love how you used the glitter on the image, I'm going to do some digging to see how you did that :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Barb Penn said...

Beautiful card. The coloring is so elaborate, just beautiful.

Margaret said...

Fabulous card Marilyn. I just love the image and how you've colored it. I just won a challenge and received 2 All Dressed Up images as a prize. Can't wait to ink them up. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs!

Jane Tillsley said...

lovely card beautifil colours

M DelValle said...

Beautiful card and beautifully colored!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your ballerina is colored and showcased so sweetly on this dynamite card, Marilyn!! (Wendy sounds like a doll and I'll bet your granddaughter loved her card!)Thank you so much for following me and leaving me some love so I could find you and return the flavor! It's a pleasure and I hope to see you back soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Isabelle said...

Simply beautiful!

Chrissy said...

She is stunning Marilyn..gorgeous colouring and I love the simple but oh! so beautiful design.

luv CHRISSYxx

lora said...

your card is stunning. I love the colors and that image is gorgeous.

KayM said...

What a darling little ballerina and colored so beautifully!! Lovely card!!

Vannessa said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Your coloring is Amazing too!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Your coloring is Amazing too!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Your coloring is Amazing too!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Your coloring is Amazing too!

Rosemary Rogers said...

Love your card Marilyn. Clean an crisp. Beautiful colouring.

verybellemakes said...

Love Abi! She looks as pretty as ever in your fabulous card :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely colouring! Lovely CAS design! Hugs, Lesley

Melinda Sweetman said...

Stunning card!! Love it and love Abi Ballerina!

Rachael Evans said...

such a gorgeous card Marilyn. I love Abi Ballerina! x