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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Betsy Buttons

Happy New Year everyone! This is my first post in 2014, and it's a girly design as we've got the theme of "Lady in a Hat" over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week. The theme - or twist - is always optional, but if you use it you'll get a second entry in the prize draw.
Our sponsor for the month of January is Besties images by Sherri Baldy. For this card I've used an image called "Betsy Buttons". Isn't she cute? I think her hat looks a bit like a beret, and that's when my thoughts drifted in the direction of France...  The background is put together with stamped images from different sets and an Eiffel Tower die cut. I colored her up in shades of grays and browns and sponged the image with Old Paper Distress Ink for an old finish.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Digi Galore - Girly
2) Crafts 4 Eternity –#156 Something New (all stamps but the sentiment and postcard)
3) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

27 comments:

michele said...

Gorgeous card Pia! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

Laine said...

Fabulou and fun Pia. Love the subtle colour palette and fabulous detail. Happy New Year to you.
Laine
xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous. Loving the French theme.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Paper Profusion said...

Happy New Year Pia. Gorgoeous card - love all the layers and tones. Nicola x

Tammy said...

Adorable card Pia! I love all of the different stamps and that fabulous Eiffel Tower Die! Happy New Year!
Tammy x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Pia, your french theme is perfect for your image - I love the combination of stamped background images and your die cut Eiffel Tower.
Pauline
x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

Sue said...

Happy New Year Pia. Your card is gorgeous. I love the theme and beautiful soft colours.
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card with those background papers, oh France, Paris, where ever your cards always take me there.....Cute image from Sherri too....oh and the die is suited so well to this theme....

Have a fab 2014 and think of me in your travels...xxx

Loz said...

This is so Beautiful Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Lau W said...

Oh love the french look of this card, perfect !!! The image is very pretty ! Fabulous creation Pia !
Happy New Year my friend !
xxx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow… this is stunning Pia!! Betsy Buttons is a real cutie. I love the wonderful background that you've created… the shades of colour are beautiful and the Parisienne theme is just perfect!
Happy New Year!! hope it's a good one for you!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful sweetie. I adore the cute image and your theme and layout is super.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Lisa M said...

Oh good grief...she's adorable!! The sepia feel to this is vintage superb :)
hugs and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Lisa x

Linda B said...

This is so cute... love it! I came over from MIM

Birgit said...

oh-la-la:) I wish I was there. Very pretty card and looked at your others too. I might borrow your sunburst style as I end up with tons of extra bits of paper as i believe we all do. Thanks for looking at my card:)

Heather said...

Hi Pia, a happy New Year and I hope you have 2014 is a wonderful year for you!!
Your card is gorgeous - I love your design, fabulous background with lovely images and and that adorable Bestie image.
hugs
Heather xx

Wishcraft said...

Very pretty card Pia, love the Eiffel Tower die cut :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shelby said...

Love the paris theme and she is just too darn cute.

Shelby

Lisa S. said...

I LOVE this card Pia!!! Huge fan of all things Parisian and that die is awesome. Terrific card and inspiration, thanks. Hugs

paper fun said...

Lovely card. The vintage feel gives it such a nice effect.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Mari

Deepti Stephens said...

Gorgeous card and yes! she is cute.. :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, She is so beautiful and I love how you did your background with the Eiffel towers and giving the travel theme. Are you going to try and do something special for this year? For this year I'm going to try and work ahead for my challenges so I'm not always last minute and cleaning OUT my craft room of thing I have not used in years and not to make room for new stuff. Also starting NOW keeping up with comments, I'm so tired of falling behind.
Hugs from Wisconsin, Patricia

chrissy xx said...

WoW! LOving your design Pia..
FABulous colours and I LOve this image.
Chrissyxx

sandie said...

I love your fancy die cit of the Eiffel Tower and Betsy sure does look like she has a beret on, great colouring x

Asha said...

Betsy looks soooo adorable in her little french beret - or should I say trés chic! Must have that die. It's gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

I really like this vintagey, shabby chic look you have going lately. The pale colouring so suits these images.