Sunday, June 5, 2016

Seahorse and Starfish Thanks...Freshly Made Sketches #239, The Heart Desires Challenge #1, That's Crafty~The Sea Challenge, FUSION Challenge~Something Blue, STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge:

Hello,

We're just back from Day 2 of bike races, sun-screened, dust-covered, and rather worn out (*hot* weather plus wind...), and I'm pleased to report that, aside from one rider, everyone remained upright! The one who crashed...let's just say that had I been standing in my usual spot, next to the lap counter, I would have been taken out with him!! Fortunately, my husband - who was the chief official of the event - sent me to watch the backstretch of the circuit, on the lookout for any shenanigans! Guess as much as I 'sort of' whined about being sent away from the action at the start/finish line, this was a good call! Everyone's okay...*Whew*

Anyway, time to post the card I made on Friday when I discovered a brand-spanking new monthly challenge:  The Heart Desires Challenge #1.


Isn't that inspiration board fabulous!  The 'rules of engagement' invite us to use one, two or all of the elements, which include: a lovely colour palette, sea creatures or geometric shapes. I knew immediately which colours/creatures I wanted to use,  so the next step was was incorporating them into Freshly Made Sketches #239
Of course...I adapted a bit...and here's what happened....Yes, you've seen this stencil before but...it just sooooo wanted to play!


Hopefully you can see the sketch elements...

NOTE: Absolutely honoured and delighted to be selected as the STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge winner.  THANK YOU!!

Also sharing over at:
That's Crafty~The Sea Challenge

FUSION Challenge~Something Blue (my seahorse has blues similar to the lovely flowers on the cake...I know...likely  yet another stretch *grin*)


STAMPlorations June CAS Card Challenge:


Off to shower, then get my sous chef preparations in gear...home-made pizza tonight (yayyyyy), as we came home too late last night to do so.  I love pizza night...

I'm so glad you spent some time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!



31 comments:

  1. Fabulous card! There is so much detail in that stencil and I love how you've combined the challenges to come up with this card. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge and Freshly Made Sketches.

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  2. great card Carol...and what wonderful thinking...colours, design and fitting of the challenges too....clever!! Glad you had a good weekend...someone was watching over you!!! ....glad everyone OK though. Have a good week...yesterday was summer here and today has started off warm and sunny.......will see how it pans out! Hugs xx

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  3. Whew, glad everyone is okay!
    What a fun card...I love your stenciling and the colors are FABulous!
    Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

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  4. Oooh, so glad you didn't get taken out with that bike rider! That would have been so not fun. Glad everyone is okay. Your card is delightful and works wonderfully! Great thinking. Hope you enjoyed your pizza. Sounds yummy! Hope you have a great week! Hugs!

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  5. So glad to hear that you were out of harm's way and that nobody was seriously hurt! Your card is fabulous! The beautiful colors shout summer!

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  6. Great to hear that you weren't in a position to get bowled over by racer going 9,000,000 miles per hour! Brady & Jeremy raced this past weekend - Mountain Maiden and ???

    A very, VERY successful adaptation of the inspiration photo! Gorgeous colors - love the subtle changes of color on the images! The 'thanks' sentiment was MADE for these images...they seem to have the same flow/movement!

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  7. Absolutely AWESOME! Perfect for all those challenges - I see another win coming up! Congrats on your win at CASE this sketch - not surprised!!

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  8. Carol, this is really soft and pretty and such a super fun theme for Summer!! Love it! HUGS

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  9. Your right about the heat! Every year it goes from the 70's and 100! This week was so hot, you don't have time to acclimate! I'm glad you had fun at the bike races! I LOVE the design of this card Carol!!

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  10. Happy you were in a safe spot this race! Your card is beautiful Carol! Love the design and colors of the CAS gorgeous card!

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  11. Oh, this is so cool, Carol! I love how you used those stencils!

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  12. Love your card, great job with the colors! Glad you are joining THD And Fusion!

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  13. Gracious to Betsy, I'm glad DH told you to go to the back of everything! I tell you girl, someone is watching out for you!! Glad everyone is safe and sound and that another race is under everyone's belt. Yes, that board is a fabulous inspiration board! Loving those bright colors too. And speaking of loving something, I love your card Carol! The stencils are fabulous, but it is the colors that you used that just draw the eye right in. Fabulous! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. Beautiful stenciling, Carol, your card is wonderful!

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  15. Oh, c ... you've made me fall head over heels for your stenciled beauties ... that Starfish is every bit as handsome as his buddy! I've got that Heart Desires photo on my craft table ... hope I find a moment - it calls to me!!
    =]

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  16. I love your larger than life sea creatures, Carol, and can definitely see how they fit each challenge.

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  17. Glad you okay after the incident! :) Such a beautiful card! I love those colors and the stencils are so pretty! Great take on the inspiration photo and the sketch! :)

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  18. I always enjoy seeing your stenciling magic Carol. Gorgeous colours!

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  19. Oh, be still my heart. I adore this! Simply amazing! THanks for joining us at the first THD challenge--hope you play again! (um, yes, please!)

    Toni

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  20. FUSION, Hearts Desire, and added bonus FMS, YAy you! Lovely the seahorse is STUNNING Carol!!!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  21. What a wonderful card! I love the softness of those images and the colours you've used are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  22. Impressive card and ALSO impressive is the way this card works so delightfully well with other challenges!! What a whiz you are and your sponging talents are remarkable!! Kudos to you for another AMAZING card - hugs to you!

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  23. Gorgeous stenciling, Carol! I love the color combo, and how you combined all these challenges, too...you are amazing!

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  24. Love this colour combo and and how perfect is it for a beachy/sea theme. Wonderfully done. Counting sleeps till school is out yet? Wink, wink! Hang in there.

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  25. Simply gorgeous, Carol ... fabulous stencilling ... I do love seahorses! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. So very glad you are safe. Love your watery sea images. So very pretty.

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  27. I came upon this card that I had not seen before on your blog. How absolutely gorgeous. And now I know about a wonderful new challenge. 2 good things for this day. Would you please let me know whose product those stencils are. I need them. lol. slan.zal@verizon.net

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  28. Glad to hear you are safe and unhurt. I love these stencils and how you used them! Great job! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

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  29. This is stunning! love that the lines aren't really sharp and softens the look! Thanks for joining us at CAS STAMP-lorations Challenge!
    Lisa

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