Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scuba Fun (Thinking WARM!!!)

 We had a little dusting of snow after a tease by Mother Nature- a couple of days in the 60's......We are looking at 30's all week and it is raining here tonight.
  So...I am thinking WARM thoughts and this cute new set from McMahon Five Designs is just the ticket!

 I dusted off my brayer and attempted a little Zindorfian styled card.  I colored the Scuba Fun  image(s) with SU markers, then finished the skin with Copics (Hey- I am from Illinois- and very pale in Feb.!).....   The sentiment is from Create with TLC.
 Next I used the Sketch challenge for this week at Splitcoaststampers and created a card with the smaller images.

This card is on its way to a friend that lives in a warmer climate, and was saying they just had to turn on their AC.......that's terrible, isn't it?  I wish I could bottle up some of our 30 degree air to send to her! 

Challenges:
Card one:
Allsorts-inspired by (warm) Nature

Card two:
Creative Craft World- use a square- I have 4......
Digital Tuesday- Use punches
Incy Wincy- Punches
Karens Doodles- Masculine
Paper Sundaes-Masculine Colors
Gingersnap creations- use charms

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

25 comments:

FairyD said...

Oh Shelly....atleast you eventually get the heat...we're not due our one sunny day here in Scotland for another 2 months!!!!! ;o)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cards..so different..one that's sunny and happy and the other that's very distinguished.....love it..xx

FairyD x

Sassylassy said...

Ahhh. How absolutely adorable beach theme. Great job sweetie!
Hugs Bonnie

Mini said...

Wow! Both these cards are super! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Kathy said...

Both of these are so cute and so different from each other. I'm dreaming of some warmer weather too!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are precious! Oh how I wish I could go scuba diving again!!! Don't send any of that cold weather down here PLEASE!
Lynn

Joanne Travis said...

I am trying to think warm thoughts but we are snowed in today :)
Love the scuba card, the images are totally darling!

Monique said...

Great cards!! Love this first one I cant wait to be playing on the beach :)..thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles :)

Tracey said...

Fabulous cards Shelly, I love them both!

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Fleur said...

Great card Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nancy said...

Oh I wish it was me that had to turn on the AC, lol:O) Your card is gorgeous. Love the beautiful papers and fab design.
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Craftyanny said...

oh how I wish we'd weather warm enough even to swim never mind scuba dive lol
Two great cards Shelly
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Amy Johnson said...

Such cute cards! I love the scene you created in the first card, and how you used all the different water elements in the second card.

Mrs A. said...

Love your fun card.We had a day of rare sunshine here today the first for many weeks.
Hugs Mrs A.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Shelly, your card makes me eager for summer. :) Love the colors and all the sweetness here.

Kristine said...

Hi Shelly! Well you sure have a knack for scenery!! I love that your sand looks like sand, and the swirly paper on your 2nd really looks like water!! FANTABULOUS! =)

Raven B said...

Shelly these are both so amazing!!!!
Hugs,
Raven

Mummylade said...

such lovely images! Thank you so much for entering in the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Carrie said...

I absolutely love these beach themed cards and you did a great job on the bg zindorf would be proud. Both are super cute.

Juliet A said...

I love what you are doing with the bakers twine - I will have to get some (just bought scrappers floss, already I need the next thing). That is a really cool scuba image set - This is why you get the good DT gigs, you make any set look essential!

Crystal said...

Great cards! Both are so perfect and make me wish for warmer weather! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Chris (catt871) said...

These are both GREAT cards!I love the sand in the first one! I am yearning for the sun too!!! Come on SUMMER!!! LOL THANKS for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week!!
Chris

Chocolate Orange said...

A gorgeous pair of cards.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for my 'use a square card' challenge.
Choccy x

Priyanka said...

aww u too also here summer is gradually come, so nice card dear.

Lynn Stevens said...

I can't even imagine having to turn on the air conditioner! I'm with you Come on SPRING!!! darling cards you made her. Maybe send her some with snow too!! LOL

SmilynStef said...

Adorable cards ... thanks for "charm"ing us at Gingersnap Creations.