Here is my first card with Wendy and her adorable puppy -
Now it is rare that I color and have no idea at all what paper I want to use. But this time, I had colored up Wendy a few nights before, as therapy.... Then sat her to the side until I had time to make a card. So I had this gorgeous girl all done in bright blue and then had no clue what I was going to do with her and papers to use. I went through lots of papers and nothing felt right at all. 10 million papers and nothing. So I sat her aside again. Then I came back to her late last week - I had come across this piece of pattern paper from DCWV "The Four Seasons" Glitter stack. This is one of those collections of paper that has been on my shelf forever. I have never used a piece out of it. I fell in love with it while at Michaels one day, probably had a 40% off coupon that I needed to use and went with it.
Honestly it is gorgeous, but the patterns are so large it is hard to use with cards. But this piece... well I decided that Wendy should be sitting in these large flowers and the huge butterflies could be flying around her. So a cream colored base card stock. Then a dark brown and burlap pattern paper from Glitz. Then the blue is the DCWV. I took a second piece of the dark brown pattern paper and created an iron fence with the Martha Stewart corner/border punch. I love this punch set and just don't use it enough. Then the glittery section of the pattern paper - I cut out the butterflies from other sections of the paper -
Everything is sewed together with a simple straight stitch. A piece of gingham brown and white ribbon tied around the middle. Then Wendy -
This is one of those cards that I have left "blank" for the sentiment. It could go for so many things and I think I will wait until the need to decide what it should be.
The inside is done as well - copied close to the front and left blank.
So this card was for fun - just to play... but lets see what challenges it qualifies for this week :0)
Saturated Canaries Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Things with Wings
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - All Stitched Up
Pile it On Challenge - Let's Go Outdoors
Stampin' for the Weekend - Bugs and Butterflies
Ribbon Girl Blog Challenge - Ribbon or Lace
There are more I am sure... I get lost seeing all the fabulous challenges out there! And all the talent from the Dt's.. a click to the challenge, then clicks to the DT blogs and then links on their pages and then I can't find my way back to where I started :0) But I see lots of pretty things on my way!
Me... I just noticed the time, and gotta stop surfing and get a bottle made up and out to Sandy my baby goat.... Then I think I am going to call it an early evening. Yesterday I cooked my brain. Seriously, I was out in the sun too long with a lady wanting to buy a goat... it was really hot. I thought I had stayed in the shade most of the time, but it was 100 degrees... and this gal, well she ain't use to the heat at all. After a couple of hours I started to feel odd... nauseous, weak legs, dizzy, and my head felt like it was bubbling inside. Ding... I was done. I came in an drank a gallon of water and then couldn't do a thing the rest of the day. I was so sick feeling and dizzy I couldn't even color!!!! Today... I have still been feeling a bit weak, but have drinking lots of water and stayed 99% of the day in the air conditioning, no doing much at all, I am good just being cautious for a couple of days. Hubby will have to do most all the outside work... LOL like I do much anyway... well other than hello's loving and holding the water hose from time to time. Oh... and feeding my baby... which I need to do and stop rambling.... Oh BTW... we sold two more goats yesterday so it was all worth it. Mel and Bobby will be going in a few days to a lady that is going to spoil them rotten. She has always wanted a couple of goats.. just for lots of lovin' :0) -
HUGS and -