We are, literally, off to the races in a couple hours. The event today - a suffer-fest hill climb that, while not long is VERY steep, runs from 5-8pm, so we'll be home late, once we have all the results done. Tomorrow, we'll be leaving about 7:00am for a full day of criterium races. As much as they're fun to watch, they're also rather scary. Hopefully, everyone will remain upright and safe. I'm so glad my husband is the chief official (which gives him a 'little' bit of permission to boss me around *grin*), and not in the competition.
Before we go, dashing in quick with my card for Muse #126, inspired by this absolutely adorable penguin card designed by our fabulous Tracey McNeely, who, at this moment, is in the midst of moving to her new, gorgeous home. Hope the unpacking is going well, my friend!
I have but 'little' penguin images (for now..I've given in to the temptation of this MFT set...excited for its arrival!), so I went with another black-and-white critter, who I've nestled in a flowery and leafy 'paradise' all his own:
I haven't played with my PS zebra for far too long, so making this card was a ton of fun!
Sharing in the galleries at:
Paper Smooches (Aug. 2-8)~Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges~Happy
Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday...and I'm so glad Monday's a holiday, too (sort of...).
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Oh this is sooo perfect and so pretty Carol!
Oh he is a cutie-patootie!!! Darling sub for Tracey's penguin, c ...
That adorable zebra is the perfect image for the Muse!!!! I love the green stenciling behind her, and the little pink flowers in her garden. Absolutely precious.
Ahhh ... this adorable little zebra just had me smiling, Carol ... he's so cute! Hugs, Anita :)
Awwww, that is so cute! Love the effect of the stencilled background, too! Beautiful card.
Fantastic take on Tracey's card Carol. xx
Love your adorable zebra surrounded by flowers! Sweet take on the Muse!
Ohhhh, how cute! I bought that stamp set a long time ago, just because of that Zebra and then I never used it....now I think I need to get it out! Your card is a sheer delight, Carol!
This is adorable. Love that little zebra nestled in the flowers, and your bit of stenciling makes a perfect backdrop. I have to say, just reading about your schedule makes me tired.
LOVE your take on Tracey's card! So fun!!!!
That zebra is sooo cute!! Darling card :) Busy w/e with officiating!! Hopefully the weather isn't too hot or too cold or too wet.
Eeek!!!!! Super duper cute!!!
Oh, this is so cute and so darling, Carol!!!! Love your cute little zebra and those sweet flowers are so pretty!!!! The sponged leafy bg is so perfect for him and looks great!!! Lovely card!!!!
Hope you had a great time at the races!!!
Have a great week!!!!
PS. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the sweet comment!!!
Genius idea to use the zebra since it is black and white like a penguin, the foliage and flowers you added to the card just make that zebra squeak with JOY. He is very happily situated!! Hope things went well/are going well - good luck, be safe and keep smiling!! You are dear to so many of us!! I dare say, ME, especially!!!
Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, :0)
So sweet! I love the addition of the pink flowers! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!
Adorable! I have this set coming too :) -- for me it will be a challenge, since cutsie is not something I do often.
Awesome work on this card. Like those leaves ( *Ü* ) That zebra has the cutest face! The flowers add a nice touch and I am so sorry but the hey there makes me think of Joey from the US tv show Friends...makes me giggle. May not be the vibe you were going for though. Ohhh I hope everyone was safe on that race! Hugs!
All of your elements work wonderfully together. That little zebra is such a cutie! Popping the major elements up really makes them stand out. Your subtle leaves in the background are just right too. Homerun!
The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get. That's me. Late in comments. Have been running around doing heaven knows what, and still can't get everything done. *sigh* Love your use of the zebra. B&W is B&W in my world. Those leaves are spectacular, btw. Love them. Love this card. Hope you're having fun at the races, and that everyone is riding safely. Bev
Hope you are having a wonderful time being bossed around! I love your take on Tracey's card. Subtle stenciling, black/white animal - and I love your pops of pink flowers.
This is SO cute and I love your take on the muse card!
Your sweet wee zebra appears to be loving his field of pretty posies! Nice 'tropical/jungle' touch with the inked leaf background!
this is just too darn cute...and I love that you used this amazing and sweet zebra, simply adorable.
Great take on the inspiration card!! Love the little zebra, perfect substitute for a penguin!! Hehe!! Love the background, too!!
How did everyone get one with the races at the weekend?? Hope they all did well and no-one was hurt too much. Your card is an absolute sweetie and wish I had this little dude. I don't usually buy critters as I felt they needed to be Copic coloured but now I'm getting more confident with my pencils and water colouring (and you don't need to colour black and white animals) I might need to add this to my Wish List!
This is just too CUTE, Carol! I love your soft stenciled background with your zebra and the blooms are so sweet! Fabulous take on Tracey's inspiration card!!!
Super cute card, Carol! I love the penguin too but have managed to resist temptation so far (only because the exchange rate is so bad. haha) and I cannot wait to see what you do with it when it arrives. I love your little zebra. I haven't given my PS stamps much love lately so you've inspired me to dig them out. Thank you!
Super duper cute, the backgrounds really add a special touch!!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.
achhhh so so cuuutee Miss C
love the animal on your card and love the background too
your flower add adorable touch too
CUTE sweet little card I LOVE THIS
Such a cute card--love your take on the Muse inspiration! Hope the races went well!
I saw your card featured on the Paper Smooches FB page as one of our "FB Featured Players" from the August Anything Goes (wk1) challenge--- congrats!
Carol- looooooooooove that you joined in the fun with the PSS team;) LOVE LOVE LOVE that little zebra! I also love the leaf background! FAB card all around:) Hope you are doing well! HUGS HUGS HUGS <3
THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at PSS! Hope you play along again soon:) HUGS <3 Sav
Love that little zebra with the leaf background :)
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