Saturday, July 2, 2016

You're the Coolest...Just Us Girls Challenge #350~Word Week: Summer

Hello and Happy Canada Day to my marvelous friends from the country I live in and love!

I'm soooo excited!  Why?  Because for the next five Saturdays, I have the honour of guest designing over at Just Us Girls! Woo hooooo! I've had a sneaky peek of all the challenges, and I'm telling you...they are fabulous! You'll definitely be inspired to 'get your crafting on' and design a card or two to join us in the gallery!

This first challenge - Just Us Girls Challenge #350~Word Week: Summer - couldn't be more timely, because as of today, I am on summer holiday! Wild happy dancing!


Ahhhh yes, summer, and with it thoughts of...palm trees, sunshine, blue skies, beaches, iced drinks with umbrella-shaped swizzle sticks, flowers and...sun-tanning penguins!  That's where my mind went...a chance to play with MFT Penguins in Paradise.  Isn't that little guy the cutest?  His shades are glitzed up with glossy accents (as is the hibiscus in his drink) to add to the cool factor.  A combination of sponging, inking, die-cutting and polychromos pencil colouring...


Immense fun making this little dude!

Now, your turn! 
How will you be inspired by *Summer*?  Flip flops? Swim suits? Sun-and-sand? Summer travel destinations? Cool icy treats ? Oh, the possibilities!!

Looking forward to finding out; see you in the Just Us Girls gallery!

To the JUGS DT:  THANK YOU so much for inviting me to play alongside you this month! 

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!



















25 comments:

Rose said...

Super cute penguin card! Fabulous coloring & great design Carol. Hope you have a fantastic summer break!

~amy~ said...

This IS just the coolest!
Trying to get back to my regular commenting after the coffee blog hop festivities!

Aileen Ryan said...

Great card, love all the colours and your super cool penguin. Congrats on your time at Just Us Girls.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELCOME! We are thrilled you agreed to join us this month. You are starting out with a super fun Summer card too -- the guy is just to cute with his sunglasses on :)

Mimi said...

Awww, love it! He's just chillin'... Congrats on your spot over at JUGS... love their challenges, and you will inspire so many people of all paper-craft backgrounds and levels.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! I'll try to play along - time permitting....Hey, penguins are BIRDS - what's he doing on one of your cards???But - He is cute, so I guess he's allowed ;)

Brenda said...

Well, I can't think of a better person for them to ask to be GDT for this month! Your card is just darling Carol! I love the way you have colored everything. I swear it looks like you have used Copic markers! Those polychromos pencils must be amazing to work with! Or else I need someone to show me how to blend with colored pencils. lol Anyway, congrats on your guest DT spot, can think of anyone better to be this month's designer! Hugs, Brenda

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Look at this - http://unikostudio.blogspot.com/2016/07/uniko-challenge-32-winners.html
Congrats!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

So happy to have you with us this month at Just Us Girls! Your card is super cute....love the penguin!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...just love that sweet little penguin catching some sun!

Ina G said...

I agree with the above. Totally cool and fabulous card Carol. So glad to have you as our Guest this month. Can't wait to see more. Welcome to JUGS.

Marisa said...

Sooo stinkin' cute!! Congrats on the JUGS GDT roll :) Great team of wonderful ladies (was on the team for a few years myself) - enjoy!!

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Carol!!!!! Enjoy!!!!
And what a cute little scene you've created with the darling little penguin enjoying the sun!!!!! This is just sooooo super cool and makes me long for summer!!!! Enjoy the holiday, hey!!!!
Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on the GD spot! That penguin card is adorable!
Enjoy your vacation!

Geri said...

Awesome coloring pal! I adore the big, bold sun and all the glorious white space...makes my heart sing!

Celeste Goff said...

Love this amazing and happy summer card!

Joyce said...

What a fantastic summer scene you created. So happy and bright. Congrats on your GD spot.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Welcome! I just love this darling little scene with your sunbathing penguin! Awesome design, can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.

Anita in France said...

Fun and cute, Carol (in a cool kind of way!) ... my sort of place! Congratulations on your JUGS GD spot! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved Guest DT spot at JUGS, girlfriend! Love this fun card...perfect for summer, and the sentiment is spot on!

Greta said...

What a cute scene, Carol! Happy Summer!

Bobby said...

So happy to have you as part of the team this month, Carol. This is precisely why we wanted you. Your card is full of wonderful details and whimsy.

Judy Woodland said...

Super, super,super CUTE!! Ditto what Bobby said, it's so nice to have you with us this month. Your card is so adorable, that little penguin just makes me smile!!!

Maria Levine said...

What a super cute summer card! Love him! Great job!

Taunya Butler said...

Adorably cute card full of awesome sunshiny-ness and Summer fun!! So cutely done!!