Saturday, June 20, 2015

It's Summertime... and the Livin' is Easy

New challenge starts today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog... Summer Fun i the theme... which feels a little strange to me as it's literally midwinter's Day here, lol.  It has been mid 20's Celcius so not THAT wintery, though we did get some rain today, woohoo!!  Anyway here's my card for the challenge;
I've made a centre stepper card this time around, Crafty Calendar has a Fancy Folds challenge so I'm entering there.
The image is one of Di's newer ones, called (appropriately) Summer Sun Mouse ... available here - I LOVE this little dude :-))  The Paper Shelter  has Make It Digital, Bunny Zoes Crafts  has Furry Friends and both Cute As A Button and Crafty Cardmakers have For the Boys, so I'm entering their challenges.  
I coloured the image with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, adding some Sakura Glaze pen to the beach ball and Ranger Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.
Simon Says Challenge wants to see our favourite Technique or Product - mine is colouring... particularly with Copics. Without Words has Summer Holidays, Addicted to  Stamps has Summer Colours while Cuttlebug Mania has "Sunny" so I'm entering there.
I used paper from a pad I think is called Pool Party... the sentiment tags came from one sheet in it too... the orange one says "soak up the sun" and the green one originally said "Stay cool by the pool", but as mdy image is a seaside scene I covered the "by the pool" with a scrap of paper from the pad. Of course I'm entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ChallengeAud Sentiments wants to see a Summertime Sentiment, tick, and Cute Card Thursday wants us to Add a Quote (hope this counts, it did say that a quote as a sentiment was okay)
I cut the wave bordered strip from one of the papers with a wave die, the "waves" on the paper were white, I went over them with Viva Pearl Pen to give a bit more depth.  Top Tip Tuesday  has Cut It Out as their theme, my die cut gets me in there.
The only embellishments on the card are the oh-so-cute pair of thongs... well that's what we call them here; flip flops, jandals, or rubber thonged sandals; whatever they are in your neck of the woods... anyway these are metal brads.  Oh, and a resin dot with "relax" on it as a finishing touch. Card Mania Challenges wants to us to Use a Metal Embellishment so I'm in!
I put the jotting panel on the back of this card as, if you put it inside the card it never sits right again after all the "opening and shutting".  Obviously I used more of the papers and another of the little tags/sentiment blocks... it looks crooked in the pic, but I've checked and it's straight so - I dunno, lol.
Moving Along With The Times has Inspired by a Song as their theme; Ella Fitzgerald's "Summertime and the Living is Easy" is the inspiration here,Corrosive Challenge has Pile It On - I've piled on the folds, the number of bits of paper (truly, all those little bands at the top of the sentiment blocks are tiny strips!) and Craft Your Passion,That Craft Place, Through the Craftroom Door, Art by Miran, Paper Creator Crafts and OSAAT have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them.
That's it for today's card, hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, that you're not to busy having Summer Fun :-))  Great prize on offer as always and if you use one of Di's super cute images there's extra opportunities to win, yay!!
I'll be back in a few days.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Elaine Stark said...

I love the style and feel of this card, it just puts me in the mood for summer sunshine. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Pat K said...

Wow!...absolutely fabulous Donna. Your colouring is AMAZING as always and I LOVE how you coloured his real! The flip flops are awesome too - wonderful design. Stay warm. hugs, Pat K x

Tracey said...

Fab card Donna & your colouring is perfect :o)

Kelly Schelske said...

Donna, this is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous coloring and I love the fun fancy fold card, perfect for that lil guy just chillin!!

Nikki Byrne said...

Such a cute image and fab shaped card, love the fact it is so sunny in this card as we have had fog here all day :( Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. NIKKI DT

Hazel said...

Lovely summertime creation. I hope you've received my email about my Patterned Paper DT - would love to hear from you soon so that I can take the team forward. x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a sweet image and stunning colouring. I love the papers and fabulous design too.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Donna, that little mouse looks so chilled out! Gorgeous colouring and design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, fabulous colouring.... Love it!
Wendy xx

Vezz said...

O, this is so cute. Colored to perfection! Great job!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic coloring on this little mouse, Donna! I think he's getting sunburned. :-D I'm so delighted that you chose to play in our "Summer Sentiments" challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight. Good luck and come play again, won't you?
NanaConnie DT

Brenda said...

This is SO CUTE! Your coloring is fabulous. Perfect paper for this little beach bum mouse. Thanks for sharing with use at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

Annie said...

Donna your colouring is amazing - love this sunny card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxx

Penny Duncan said...

This card makes me giggle!!!! It's so adorable!!!!!!

Jacee said...

Great design Donna I do so love that cute image, adorable!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kreatief met Maria said...

Beautiful card and just perfect for our challenge at TPS
Greetings Maria

Heather said...

An absolutely adorable card Donna, a fabulous design and such a cute image and so beautifully coloured!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Gail said...

Hahahhaha...I love this card! I love bright and cheerful cards that make you smile, and this one does just that! Cute image, colored beautifully and GREAT papers layout! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our Make It Digital! Hugs, Gail

Anonymous said...

great embellishments, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

Kristina said...

This is so super cute and fun! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Art by Mi Ran Challenge Blog.

Sol said...

Ha ha ... Great Card!! Loove the image!! Fantastic Cool little mouse!! Fun and Happy image that gave me the Summer Feeling and that made me laugh!
Have a Great Summer!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! SummerHug from Sol

Planetsusie said...

This image really made me giggle, that mouse is soooo relaxed! Gorgeous colouring as well and I absolutely adore the little flip-flops ( I know you call them thongs but that means something else over here and also makes me giggle!) Anyway I just lurve your creation. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Fancy Folds) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Jo said...

Love that little mouse.....he looks such a cool dude in those striped shorts lol....great fold too! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Annie said...

So Cute - - Love it - Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw. Annie xxx

Migdalia said...

Love the bright & fun colors!! Adorable image!! Totally cute!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

J said...

What a lovely vibrant card that has been coloured beautifully - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


cotnob said...

A fabulous card Donna, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our June Challenge.