Friday, December 17, 2010

Bloggers Challenge-Sketch

Our Challenge Mom Lisa gave us a sketch challenge this week.
  I am still making Christmas cards, and found an adorable digi by Heather Ellis –well let me re-phrase that- Heather Ellis has an Etsy store full of adorable digi images, and this is one of them…..
and here is a close-up of the shimmer:
She is colored with Copics and I added Flower Soft and glitter to her trim.  The shimmer in the background is a TJ technique called Ice Crystals- I added a little tinge of Soft Sky to the technique.  The DSP is Mind’s Eye and I had to add some tags that are a Digital Freebie on my Stampin Friend Juliet’s Blog.
  To see the other Bloggers Challenge cards, click on the link on my sidebar. 
I also wanted to share –what my husband does for entertainment…LOL  he is fascinated by squirrels….
  The squirrels were eating a hole in the side of a pumpkin on our porch- before the freeze of course- so he carved a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin and the top of the next one.  Now, they are frozen together- and the squirrels climb in the pumpkin and crawl down to get seeds and seed corn my husband adds when the pumpkin seeds are gone.  The squirrels are….well fed…….

One more thing- there is a new blog that is posting the daily challenges and listing what the challenges are- check it out HERE at Handmade by Gem.

Challenges for my card:
Sew Many Cards-Digi and winter
Stamping With Dragon-Make it sparkle
Digital Tuesday-Digi and Sparkling Christmas
Stamp with Fun- X-mas
Woodware USA- Winter Themed cards
Thanks for stopping by


BarbaraW said...

Darling image. Great background paper. Those are some happy squirrels.

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Stampin With the Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

PS. Love that photo. LOL

Ida said...

Super cute card. Love the image and the dp. - Fun picture of the squirrel. I've been feeding squirrels this year too. Had hubby build a feader for them. So much fun to watch them. I even have them taking peanuts from my hand.

FireCracker082 said...

love the card, and REALLY love your dh's squirrel feeder...he he

Paige said...

The image is adorable! Very pretty card!

downrightcrafty said...

wow love all the sparkle and shine and such a lovely creation just perfect for our challenge at Stampin with the Dragon, thanks for joining us
Hugs Kate xx

Tami Black said...

Absolutely adorable card and way to go to meet so many challenges -- makes my head spin! Thanks for the link to the challenges -- what a help this will be!

Linda Monroe said...

This is beautiful. I love this PI image in blue and her fluffy accents to her hat are great. What fun that your husband gets a kick out of squirrels. My husband despises them.

Shar said...

Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


GCgirl said...

This is completely adorable! Love your focal image and the way you embellished it. Thanks for the link to these digis too!

Tammy said...

Super cute image. Great card. Thanks for playing along with Stamping with the Dragon.

jimlynn said...

Shelly, your card is adorable!!! Love that layout too. And a perfect image. Too cute.
Your husbands new "squirrel feeder" has to be a classic! Too funny!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful card - I love the way you colored this cute image and the sparkle you added! Thanks for playing with the WoodwareUSA challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday card! Cute image, love the ice crystals! Fun photo too!

Andrea said...

Wonderful card - love the details and the motiv! Thanks for joining stamp with fun. Have a great christmas time.

Big hug

Rachel Hope said...

So sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Winter Challenge!

Sammibug said...

Cute card! And so is the squirrel pic! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

isu.alum said...

Such a fun card! Love the squirrels too...They may be pesky sometimes, but they are really fun to watch as they discover new ways to get their food!!!

Good Luck with the WoodwareUSA Winter Challenge this week.


Lisa Bohler said...

Love the shapes you used for the layout! Your card is terrific! The sparkle is perfect, too!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card and I love that shimmer and the pumpkins...well, that is too funny!

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the shimmery background.

Carrie said...

this is cute...I like that ice crystal technique you did behind the image...great effect

Ellie said...

Hi Shelly!
Your card is so gorgeous! Love that cute image, the sketch is fabulous and such pretty papers!
I also adore that cute squirrel picture! I too love watching squirrels, they are such cute creatures!! Thank you so much for sharing that picture!
And many thanks for playing along at digital tuesday!

Anne said...

That is an adorable image and a lovely card. Fun picture of the squirrel!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful card Shelly! I LOVE Pure Innocence stamps and you did such a fabulous job with this one! :D

The squirrels in our yard are the same way! They ate ALL of our pumpkins this years!