Free Hugs

 TGIF!!!!  Lol..I'm so happy it's Friday!  It's the start of a long weekend for us here in Canada as it's Thanksgiving!!  And even though it doesn't seem to be as big of a deal here as it is in the states, we are still having a turkey and enjoying time with friends this weekend :)

Until then though, I have been continuing my battle of crafting with no computer.  I think it turned out pretty darn good today though!  Yesterday...not so much...that was a disaster...not showing you that card :)  Hopefully only 1 more week away from my craft room...the pipes were fixed today so now it's just getting someone in to remove the mold.  Fun stuff I tell ya!

But today!  Oh I was triumphant today with my card :)  Take a look:
Yay me!  Just absolutely love how this turned out!!  I'm so glad I bought my Saturated Canary rubber stamps when I did so I could use them this week :)  This darlin is Free Hugs :)  Colored her in with my colored pencils and then outlined her with 2 shades of pink copic sketch markers...something a little different than what I normally do.

I trimmed around the image with my scallop scissors to make the frame.  Fortunately before my computer room fell apart, I cut out and made up a bunch of my quilled mini roses!  So I pulled some of those out, inked the edges with a pink ink pad and glued them around my sweet image.  Then I dabbed some star dust stickles on them so they sparkled.  Gotta have my sparkle!

I added 3 medium pearls in the corner and a large one in the center of my pink awareness ribbon.
Then I added a tag that tucks in behind the image!
I know none of the wording is Breast Cancer specific but I felt that a free hug is a good sentiment to go along with any situation in life...and I just loved the sentiment that I added to the tag.  It's from Paper Makeup called We Are All Angels.  It reads: "We are all angels with only one wing.  We can fly only by embracing each other."  Isn't that such a touching sentiment?!  Perfect for my hugs image :) And since I can't print out anything in black, I changed the color to green.  Worked out pretty good :)  If only people looked good printed out in 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
    Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes
    Art Impressions #83-Pink
    Celebrate the Occasion #82-Breast Cancer Awareness
    Craft Your Passion #130-Save the Hooters
    Cupcake Crafts #212-Think Pink
    Deep Ocean #35-More Thank 2 Colors
    Delicious Doodles #5-Flowers
    DigiStamps4Joy #52-You've Been Tagged
    Dream Valley #42-Go Pink
    Lexi's Creations #75-Pink
    Link Up for Pink
    Love to Create #35-Thinking of You
    My Heart Pieces-Use Black
    My Mum's Craft Shop #78-Love is all Around
    PaperPlay Challenge-Shine On
    Pattie's Creations #54-Tags
    Sassy Studio #145-Think Pink
    Simon Says-Glimmer and Sparkle
    Stamping Boutique-Pink, Pink, Pink!
    Sunday Sketch and Stamp #126-Sketch
    Timeless Tuesday #189-Think Pink
    Whoopsi Daisy-Sparkle and Shine
    Word Art Wednesday #48-Love

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!!!


  1. Super card Emily, thank you for joining in this weeks challenge @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  2. This is just beautiful! You obviously have amazing coloring skills (far beyond mine anyway). This card turned out so pretty, and I'm very grateful to have you share it with us in the challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I wanted to make sure that I had sent you the winner's badge from last week. I don't see it on your side bar, so if I forget, please let me know and I will send it right away. I'm super happy to see you saring your beatuiful art with us, and want you to know what an appreciated blessing it is to us.
    Have a great week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Karen! Yes I received your email with the badge, just haven't had the chance to add it yet :)
      <3 Emily

  3. Oh, this is just too precious! Just too stinkin' cute. I love the image, paper choices, your coloring is awesome and the sentiments perfect.

    Thanks so very much for joining Link Up for Pink and good luck in the draw.


  4. Such a beautiful card.Your colouring looks super and love the hidden message.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  5. This is such a gorgeous card Emily and I think that the sentiment while not breast cancer specific, is a great one for a breast cancer card. For none of us, ill or not, does it alone. We have family and/or friends that we lean on when things get tough...or when it feels like one of our wings has been cut. Thanks for sharing it.

    Thanks for playing in our challenge! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  6. 2 cute,thanks for playing @ CTO!!

  7. This is absolutly gorgeous!! Love the image and your coloring! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  8. This is a lovely card, gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  9. Such a wonderful job,love that there is a tag tucked in there and all those lovely flowers. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  10. This is an ADORABLE card, love all the different things going on and the hidden tag with message. Beautiful!!
    Blessings, Cheryl

  11. Beautiful card. Your colouring is lovely and I like the pink shading around this sweet image. The sentiment on the tag is perfect for this card. Love the pearls and flowers, too. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. I hope we see more from you soon. Good luck with your craft room!

  12. Fabulous card i love the layout and papers you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Joan x

  13. Wow, this is fabulous. Great image. Love the design and your papers and so beautifully embellished too.
    ~Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra x

  14. Wow, this is beautiful!!! Love all the flowers...and what a great way to use the tag!!

    Thanks for playing along with us on DTBST at SSD!

    SSD DT

  15. Beautiful card, you've coloured it beautifully :) I love the layout too and your flowers are fab!

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

  16. This is gorgeous. I love the colors and papers you chose. Thanks for participating at CYP.

  17. Emily this is so beautiful what a gorgeous image and card Hugs Elaine .
    Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
    PS...there is a NEW freebie image for you to download from Linnie
    you can find her here-
    Hugs Elaine

  18. Beautiful card! Great details and coloring! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  19. Too cute! Love this adorable project, thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  20. Beautiful card, love the pinks, especially the pink background paper and the sweet roses! The tag is a great addition to the card, providing not only visual interest but a perfect place for the sentiment. Great colouring of the image too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'pink' challenge!

  21. Fabulous card, love your layout, coloring and color choices. That sentiment is amazing as well. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY and THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE this week:)

  22. I love everything about this card: layout, image, coloring, papers, embelishment... everything! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  23. very pretty. TFS with us at CTO this week.

  24. Soo cute! Love the image and layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

  25. Your card is really beautiful! Love the image and every little details about this card. Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

  26. Beautiful card & image. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique in our Pink, Pink, Pink Challenge. I hope you will be able to join us for our next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  27. Very pretty card!
    Love the image :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  28. Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink too!!!!

  29. Fantastic card, absolutely stunning, thanks for joining our challenge at my mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

  30. Such a sweet card, love it.

  31. Great card design with that tag, pull out message. Beautifully made! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges and I hope you'll check out the winners!

  32. Beautiful card and just perfect for Cancer Awareness!! Thanks for sharing at Love to Create Challenge.

  33. This is just delicious!

    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique challenge!

    Sandy S
    TSB DT

  34. What a beautiful card, I love the ribbon along with all your wonderful touches! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Breast Cancer Awareness" Challenge :)

  35. Lovely card, I love the colors and the stamp is adorable.Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Tahi
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  36. Your card is lovely! I think "free hugs" is a perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  37. Your creation is so very pretty! Did you know that there is another tag challenge at
    I would love you to enter your creation there too!
    Jen Leeflang
    DS4J DT Lead

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I've entered my card :)
      <3 Emily L.

  38. Beautiful card, great idea to hide the tag behind the image! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  39. She looks amazing love how you outlined her in pink! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining and sharing your creation with us at


    Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

  40. She is so Cute! Beautifully Colored. Thank you for playing along with us over at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST.


  41. How very pretty!
    Thanks so very much for entering this inspiring creation at Digistamps 4 Joy's "tag" challenge.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  42. Hi Emily,

    Thank you for your participation in our 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink! Your entry #160 won 10 digital stamps from Saturated Canary.

    Thank you for helping us spread awareness and hope to see you in our monthly challenges.