Thursday, April 7, 2016

There's no place like home

** 4/21/16 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! **

Hi everyone! Life is finally settling down some... we just moved and are getting settled in the new digs. When we put our house on the market, we just knew we'd have several months to make some plans. We went under contract within 72 hours of it hitting the market so the mad scramble began. But it's all good - things happen for a reason and we are happy beyond measure! :D

I'm super stoked to be guest designing for Creative Craft Cottage and happy to share my inspiration project for Challenge #61 - Add Some Sparkle! Dig into your sparkly crafty stash and come play with us! We're being sponsored this time by Morgan's Artworld who provided us with the absolutely adorable Baby Foxes image. Isn't this the cutest image ever?!

This image was so much fun to color. I used several markers from my new 60-piece set of Zig Clean Color markers. This was the first time I used them and there's always a learning curve with new medium, but these are pretty easy to use. I think I'd like to try watercoloring with them the next time I use them. :) I also used a new Sizzix Borders Thinlits die, some new MME papers, Glitter Silk cardstock, and sequins, and of course I added my signature big bow.

I embellished the inside with a strip of paper and cardstock used on the front and a stamped sentiment on a simple hand-cut flag. I do apologize for the lighting which isn't up to par. I don't have my light box set up yet and had a little difficulty getting just the right light on this mostly-white background.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, Core'dinations Glitter Silk cardstock,  My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Things 6x6 paper
  • Stamps: Morgan's Artworld Baby Foxes digital image, Paper Pretties Everyday Miracles stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Zig Clean Color markers- Mid Green, Olive Green, Lemon Yellow, Carmine Red, Brown, Light Brown, Gray Brown, Light Gray
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Sizzix Borders Thinlit die
  • Accessories: Michael's sheer brown ribbon, Doodlebug Design sequins

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our sparkle challenge this time! Be sure to check out the fun digis at Morgan's Artworld! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Scrappy hugs,


Judy V said...

Pretty card Leslie! Love the design! So glad to have you as GDT at Creative Craft Cottage!

Lisa J said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

Annette Stapylton said...

Just visiting your blog Leslie. Lovely work and a pleasure to visit.
Nice to be working with you on Crafty Friends.
Cheers Annette

Annette Stapylton said...

I am now a follower too.

Caz s said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Penny's ..And good luck.

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Andreja L. said...

What a fantastic card you made :-))
Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Andreja

Ann Chuang said...

Another beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Jennifer Bradley said...

Super card, love the image and great colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Barbara Bruder said...

Glad to hear you sold your house so fast and you are now getting settled in the new digs. Your card is so adorable and love that scene. Coloring is great. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Deb Bradley said...

Gorgeous card Debbs xx

Claudia Rogier said...

Cute Card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

DT Scrapping 4 Fun

Karin said...

What a beautiful card! I love that gorgeous bow, papers and perfectly placed sequins! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card. I love the bow. Thank you for sharing it with us on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

Have a lovely day,
Michelle x

Heather Carney said...

I love all the layers. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights.
xoxo Heather

Crafting Circle said...

Beautiful mix of color tones and patterns, suits the subject perfectly. Fab project. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights.

DT MsWipz

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the image
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi - what a fantastic card! Love those foxes & the colouring us great. So many elements to look at on this project.
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) x

Catie Cuddles said...

A lovely card and good luck with the house Sale.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

Aurora Aurelia said...

Gorgeous card.. love your design.. <3 Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Artbymiran Challenge #55.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good luck at the draw.. <3


nwilliams6 said...

Great card! That image is wonderful and so is your coloring and design on this card. I really love the inside sentiment too. Thanks for sharing your great creation with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

Helen Haines said...

Lovely colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Sorry I'm late visiting, but better late than never, right!!
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

Chrissy said...

A fabulous card Leslie and the colours are gorgeous..
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
[Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Annette Stapylton said...

Super fabulous creation. Love your design, papers and love that image.
Beautifully illustrated on your blog and a pleasure to visit.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful card. I love your colours and layers. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x

Helen said...

A great card - love your colouring and the layout you've used.

Thank you for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

Helen x

Jennifer Scull said...

howdy, teamie! congrats on having this card win a challenge! :)

I'm here with another DT hat on to tell you that I think it's the cat's meow and how much I love it, too! :) of course the ribbons just rock it! grins!

Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore! :)

enjoy your day!

cards by Victoria said...

very nice card. Thank you for sharing with Classic Design Team Open Challenge!
[Victoria DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Helen Haines said...

Beautiful colours and love the whole design, thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

shellz bellz said...

Awesome card, Love the layout and colours you have used. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 'A Beautiful Mess'

Good Luck
Shelley DT