Monday, February 29, 2016

A smile is universal . . .

Happy LEAP YEAR Everyone!

If you follow my blog you'll see I've been having a lot of fun creating 'JUST FOR FUN' and today I have yet another card that I made because I saw two challenges that I thought would go well together.

They are ...
Allsorts Challenge - Sentiment in Focus
MFP Stamp Color Challenge #9 - BROWN

Now, I must admit, when I'm thinking of making a card, the color brown
does NOT pop into my head ... that's probably why that particular challenge caught my attention.
Also, I have some fabulous sentiment stamps that I need to use and just make
simple cards like this!  It may be simple ... but says A LOT!!

I saw this scrap of wood fencing design paper in my scrap stack and thought
it would be a good fit!   Even though I could have just stopped right there,
I thought a horse to go with the fencing background would be a nice touch.

I think my horse loving, positive thinking, country girl daughter would like this card ... just might have to pop it in the mail to her.  Unsigned of course so she can repurpose it to someone who might need 'a lift'.

Other challenge to share in:

Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes (use scraps)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Anything Goes with a Die
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Words Only

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Brown cs, Recollections dp (all scrap pieces)
Stamp/Ink:  Fiskars 'Laugh with Me Quotes' / Versafine Sepia
Dies:  Memory Box 'Galloping Horse' #996,  Memory Box 'Cross Stitched Frame Borders' (7 die set) #99124
Accessories:  Pop Dots


  1. everything just seems to belong together in this card...even the cross stitched dies are perfect for it...great job!!

  2. Perfect sentiment and the browns are lovely TFS MFP
    Lis DT

  3. Love, LOVE this! Awesome sentiment. Again, I have that set, but have only used it inside so far. Really great sentiments in it. Love the horse die, and that designer paper is great!

  4. This looks great, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, and at Allsorts too. xxx

  5. Another great card! Everything goes together just perfectly - love how you turned the background into a fence! You're so clever : )

  6. I really love the wood panel background paper... it really ties in beautifully with this horse and the gives it that country feel. This is just lovely!

  7. A beautifully effective card. Thank you so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  8. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Hi Dar - thanks for linking up your lovey card at MFPSS - you did good on the brown - best wishes in winning - have a blessed week! Gail SR DT

  10. Dar, your card is gorgeous! Love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  11. Love this quote. It's great! TFS at the MFP Stamps Challenge this week!

  12. Lovely card and what a great sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Sentiment in Focus' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Wow - this is really elegant and pretty. Thank you for joining in on my Amusing Challenge this week!


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