Sunday, August 3, 2014

Life's Little Treasures . . .

Hello Everyone!

It's been a bit busy here in the cave but I did make some time last evening to play along with a challenge that caught my eye (thank goodness for blog subscriptions!  LOL!).

It's the latest challenge at  Fusion Card Challenge.

I find this to be an fantastic challenge blog idea!
I have always enjoyed sketches ... that is actually where my card making began (the sketch challenges at Splitcoast Stampers) and then I moved onto color challenge and then inspiration challenges ... the rest is history!  The fun part of this challenge is you can have the best part of ALL those challenge ideas!!

Today I went with the sketch and utilized some items that have been laying on my craft table just waiting for me to do something with them.

The card base is actually one of several that I found in my stash that I didn't even know I had (gosh I need to clean this place a little more often!  LOL!)  The water design paper is from Paper Pizazz and the stamp sets are OLD Inkadinkado sets.  The main image is from their 'Down By The Seaside' set and the birds/seashells from their 'Coastal' set.

The circle panel was die cut using Spellbinder Classic Circle dies from a panel I stenciled several weeks back using the Memory Box 'Bubbles' #88574 stencil with Tim Holtz 'Salty Ocean' and 'Picked Raspberry' distress inks.  Versafine Onyx ink was used for all the overlay stamping.

Here are a few other challenges I found to share in:
Crafting for the Weekend #4 - Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs Monthly Challenge #47 - Summertime
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - Q is for Quote
Allways Something Creative - Water

The Artistic Stamper August Challenge - Anything Goes (must use rubber stamps)
Scribbles Design Challenge - Sea, Sand and Surf
Fairy tale Challenge #97 - Sun, Beach, Sea

Well, there ya have it!  
I have so much crafting to get completed for August ... I'd better quit playing around and get busy!  OH and I'm in the process of putting together the newest addition to my cave!
Here's a sneak peek ...



Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  
Now I really MUST get busy!  LOL!

As always ...


Holly Young said...

I can't wait for you to finish your crafting cave! You will love the peg board!

Jeannie said...

Lovely card and perfect for Summer! Can't wait to see your new addition too!

Peace & Luv,

Nathalie said...

So cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge this week.
Nathalie DT

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The cave is looking great...can't wait to see what you are up to now. Beautiful card, Dar!

~ Jo ~ said...

Such a beautiful card Darlene! And nice sneak peek! Cannot wait to see the end result!

Jo Rice said...

Great card with a perfect sentiment too...thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy blog and good luck...Jo. X

Julia Aston said...

Love the water patterned paper you used on this - so perfect for your beach silhouette images Darlene! thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

Nikki Stalker said...

Lovely card with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


Deepti said...

The pattern paper you picked actually looks like water when the sun shines over it :) Love how u coordinated the stamping with it :) lovely card. Thank you for sharing with Fusion!

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Such a lovely card.... Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs...
Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

wienerhoneymooners said...

So lovely!!! I love the water paper and all the nautical touches!!! Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION, sure hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

wonderful backdrop and highlighting of the kid. Thank you for playing with us at Fusion!

Cely said...

great card! thanks for joining us the month for the sea, sand, and sun challenge at scribbles designs!

Stine said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joning us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Stine

Bianca said...

What a super lovely summer project! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Susanne Rose said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.