Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ouch...Freshly Made Sketches #238, Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Hello,

Happy Memorial Day weekend to my wonderful friends in the USA!

My husband and I are at my mom's, readying ourselves for officiating at the second event of a two day road-bike racing competition. Today: criterium races.  Fast and furious laps around a 1km circuit. They're fun to watch....as long as everyone stays upright!

So...here's my card, inspired by my wonderful friend, Kim, over at Freshly Made Sketches #238


Some sweet succulents...and in the context of what we're off to do today, I hope this sentiment does NOT ring true *grin*!


NOTE: Honoured and delighted to receive an Honourable Mention at Freshly Made Sketches #238! THANK YOU, Jen T!

I'm also joining the galleries at:
Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes with Dies Challenge




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


31 comments:

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous coloring on those succulents, Carol! Have fun watching the races. They were road races going on this morning while Tex and I were out walking. Thankfully Tex has no interest in them whatsoever. My old dog, Scout, wanted to chase them all!!

Julie B said...

Super card Carol, love the sentiment!
Thanks for sharing at HLS AG dies too.
Hope you enjoyed the criterium races and no one ended up in the barriers! :)

Patti said...

SWEET! I love this! the plants are super great but the card is made amazing by the addition of your sentiment! : )

Have a great day! wow! how fun to be officiating!! I hope you'll include pictures after your event : )

Patti

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hi Carol!
What a lovely card! Great coloring as always! Good luck with the challenges!
Hugs from Switzerland
Marlene

Shelly said...

LOOOOVE this!! Fabulous card, Carol!
Best wishes with the races! :) Hugs

Anita in France said...

So fun, Carol ... those succulents are fabulous ... your colouring is awesome! Hope there were no ouches at the bike races! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautifully colored and arranged are your succulents! Gorgeous card!
Hope everything went well at the bike races today! We had our annual Marathon today and they had to discontinue it after four hours because of the heat! It was the first time that happened in 28 years!

Mimi said...

You know I love these... you are wonderful with this set. I wonder how many people have bought these after being inspired by you!!! :)

Carole said...

Great prickly card!! Hope the officiating goes well

Jeanne said...

Oooh, I do hope no ouchies occur on the race! Your coloring is amazing on these prickly plants. I like how you clustered them, too. The pierced edge makes me think that you took a spine (?-is that the correct word?) and poked the edge. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!!

Kim S said...

You made me laugh out loud and I certainly hope the "ouch" didn't come true! I am actually a huge fan of cacti - their flowers are stunning - so I love your grouping of beautiful cacti.

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect sentiment! Love your arrangement of plants! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Kim Heggins said...

OUCH! What a sweet card, just love i Carol!

Jen Brum said...

Oh, this card is just too cute! I love those cacti (succulents?!)! Great colouring!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous take on the sketch. I love you coloring work on those cactus diecuts.
Thank You for playing along with HLS May Anything Goes With Dies.

Helen
HLS DT

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the succulents, beautifully colored!!

Geri said...

"Ouch"...now how cute is this card? Totally sweet...and prickly! Great images, beautifully colored!

Hope the majority of the racers managed to stay upright!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So WONDERFUL -Congrats!!!!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Carol, this card is so wonderful. I love all of your wonderfully colored and placed cacti. That black strip really helps to pop the colored images, and the embossed sentiment is perfect!!

Emma Sims said...

I love this and a great interpretation of the sketch.
Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies challenge this month.
Emma - DT Member

Charlene said...

Hi Honey :-) I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this card!!!!!!

Joyce said...

OH, this is too very sweet. And, the sentiment is the best. Short and sweet and to the point (ouch).

jenn shurkus said...

such a fun card!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Bobby said...

Darling card, Carol. No wonder it was a favorite at FMS.

Taunya Butler said...

So glad to see that this card was a favorite - I know it would be a favorite with me - you are so clever and creative and your talents are just abounding and your cards reflect that!! So delighted that you are getting to spend time with your mom!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome and so funny!

Greta said...

Very pretty, Carol! Congrats on the HM! Hope things are going well with the races!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh this is just too cute Carol!! I love your take on the sketch with these images!! :)

Marisa said...

These succulents are adorable. Great card :) Fingers crossed everyone stays upright...can't even begin to imagine the road rash if they don't!!

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning take on the sketch, Carol! Your succulents are colored so beautifully, and the black banner for your sentiment is perfect!
Congrats on your well deserved HM!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Super delightful design, Carol! Love the coloring-so fresh and lovely!