Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Prickly Love...Addicted to Stamps and More #187~Make Your Mark, Share Joy Challenge #28~Sketch & CAS

Hello,

We're just back from having spent a wonderful sunny (with a scatter of showers one day) weekend at my mother-in-law's place. The flowers are already in bloom and the grass green; quite the contrast to our 'late start' Springs here at home. The Easter bunny brought  us chocolates (yayy...) and mom-in-law sent us home with an assortment of leftovers. In fact, I don't think we'll need to cook anything new for at least four days!

Today, my DT and I invite you to Addicted to Stamps and More #187


Bring our your markers, pencils, sponges, water-colours, crayons..challks; whatever you have to *make a mark* on your project.

My card, with a layout inspired by Share Joy Challenge #28~Sketch & CAS,

features one of  the images from my new Sweet Succulents stamp set (coloured with polychromos pencils) and stencil from My Favourite Things:


I need to make a batch of cards like this to give to my husband when I have 'one of those days' (or, weeks, as the case may be *grin*). Love these cactus-dudes..and excited that the dies will be heading my way soon! I can plant those little gems alllll over the place once that happens...

This week, our fabulous sponsor has generously provided 3 digital images for the winner. How's that for more incentive to play along?

Please head over to the ATSM challenge site to see yet more MYM inspiration from the team, then, with ideas sparked, create a card/project to share.

                                                               See you in the gallery!

ETA: I'm also joining the 'new challenge on the block' - Inspired by All the Little Things #8 -  featuring this marvelous succulent bouquet. LOVE it! (Thank you, Tracey!!)




Thank you so much for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense  joy!






23 comments:

  1. LURVE this card! We have similar taste! -- I just bought thy same stencil and used in a similar color/design! :-) fabulous card and coloring! Bravo my teamie. :-)

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  2. Cute card Carol. Absolutely love the sentiment teamed with the beautifully coloured cactus.

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  3. Well perhaps the sunshine inspired your cactus! I just love the stenciling -sponged to perfection!!

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  4. Carol your sweet succulents are perfectly coloured! So happy to hear that sprin has found you. We still have snow, much less than last week but still some. 😢Now it looks like you made these sweet succulents for the Onspired by All the Little zynings challenge. Hope you link it up.

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    1. So excited to see that you linked up Carol! Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired by All the Little Things!

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  5. You did a fabulous job on this card. I don't imagine your hubby would need too many of these cards for you. You are too full of joy! You've colored the image woonderfully and your soft stenciling looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!

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  6. Fun card! Those cactus are adorable :)

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  7. Haha, funny card! It will be fun to have the die for the cactus, but single layer looks great!

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  8. Hi Hun! The BG is awesome, and a great design! Love it!! I hope you have a great day!!

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  9. Hi Carol ,remember me :) what a fun card and stamp! Your coloring is beautiful! Happy you have spring ,we have been pretty warm here ..kids even swam in heated spa, and ran around in swimsuits, then by Tuesday we got a light snow on the mountains.

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  10. sweeettt sentiment miss C
    and love the sponging and coloring the main Image
    what a caute cactus card you made
    great interpretation too for MYM this week
    hugs
    Monika

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  11. Goodness but this is a fabulous card Carol! I love the stenciling and I love your coloring on the succulent. Just a beautiful CAS card and perfect to give to hubby. And this card just makes me smile! Glad you enjoyed your trip to your MIL's house. Chocolates is always a good thing, no?! And cooking, well who couldn't use a break from cooking?!!! lol And it always taste better when you don't have to cook it. At least that is what I always say! lol Hugs, Brenda

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  12. Oh, how beautiful, Carol! Your coloring and shading on the cactus is amazing, and I love your softly stenciled background! Gorgeous card!

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  13. I have a hard time imagining someone as sweet as you are ever being prickly... But the card is adorable and will surely put a smile on your hubby's face IF he should ever get it!

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  14. That sentiment is just too fun! Yup, prinkly is a reality and what a fun way to apologize for it. Glad you had a good time at your MILs :)

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  15. I really, REALLY need to use this sentiment on a card for DH! FABULOUS shading, especially on the cactus! Love the subtle stenciled background.

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  16. That is such a fab sentiment and goes so well with the image. Fab stenciled background too. Don't eat too much chocolate! :)

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  17. Such a cute cactus, Carol ... and a great sentiment ... all set so beautifully against that cool stencilled background ... fabulous! So happy you had such a great week! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. This is so sweet!!
    Glad you had a wonderful time at your mother in laws! And chocolate is always good!...Leftovers, too! ;)

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  19. This is a wonderful card, and the sentiment is so very sweet.

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  20. Love the cactus image and stenciled background! Pretty!!!
    Lilian DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

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  21. Love that sweet little cactus against the softly stenciled bg, Carol!!! What a cute sentiment, hey!!!! I could do with one's like these for hubby, too!!!
    Hugz

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  22. What a sweet card! Sounds like you had a lovely Easter, Carol--so glad.

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