Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sunshine and Sweetness

A friend recently gave me two  6x6 paper packets of fun summer prints. I used one of them to make this card that features a great image from Little Scraps of Heaven (LCOH). Was fun to color the little bear and beach ball with my Spectrum Noir markers. To match the Sketch in the current LSOH challenge I placed a beach border from Whimsie Doodles across the center of the page, added a rectangle of vellum behind the beach bear plus cut a few clouds out of white paper scraps to match the sketch. The final touch was to add the sentiment, a freebie from
PS Little Scraps of Heaven is having a sale through the end of June. All their cut images are just $1  ( ) and their sister site- LSOH Digi Designs is offering 60% off all of their images through the end of June ( Just a few deals you might want to check out!  
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven- Sketch Challenge (FB)           (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Summer Fun                              
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Anything Goes                 (
Power Poppy- Round & Round    (
Decided to make another card for the current Paper Smooches Color Challenge. This time I used their freebie image of a sweet smiling sun and a matching sentiment (another freebie, I just changed the font color to dark yellow-orange.)  The other colors I used on my card were sunshine, orange red and azure. Used another sheet of patterned paper from a 6x6 paper booklet to help the card go together quickly. Easy Peasy! 
The sunglasses are
I changed the color to blue by copying the image, pasting into a Word document, selecting 'format' then 'color'. There are many color options, but I chose blue to match the color challenge.)  
Entered into: 
Paper Smooches- Color Challenge         (  Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #340-341 Anything Goes     (

I recently won a Cute Card Thursday challenge and had fun picking out images from a company that is new to me. Named Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, the images are just that- CUTE! And there are many cute freebies available on the site, too. I used one of these freebies to make a baby card that I need this weekend. Haven't made a shape card for a while, so created a template for an A2 sized card. The little tag is from Lili of the Valley's sentiment tag set and the inside sentiment is a free digi from
Entered into: 
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez- June Challenge (FB)    (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #203             (
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge        (
My final card in this posting features a sweet mermaid  is from Bugaboo's "Under the Sea" digi set and a free digi from    The card layout is from the current Sketch Saturday Challenge, the color scheme is from Bugaboos current Color Inspiration challenge, and the theme is from  Kitty Bee's "Under the Sea" challenge. (I gave the little beauty a crown because she  just needed some bling!)
Entered into: 
Kitty Bee Designs-#121 Under the Sea                (
Bugaboo Stamps-Color Inspiration                      (
Sketch Saturday- Week #519                                 (


  1. Great set of card, love the baby bottle.

  2. I love them!! The baby card is just so cute!!!

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  4. Well, weren't you busy!! Such a bunch of fabulous cards! I do love that first one; the bear is so cute and the scene you created is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Di's digi Designs.

  5. Hee hee He looks like he is ready for the beach. Too cute!

  6. How darn cute! I love how you achieved a diorama even though it is a 2D card. Simply adore the coloring on the critter and that scene you built, is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  7. So adorable! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  8. All the cards are great! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's colour challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  9. What FABULOUS cards! Especially love the mermaid! :) Thanks so much for playing along with our latest Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Challenge. We hope you'll join us for our newest challenge this week!

    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT Asst Coordinator


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