Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Life is a bowl of cherries.....

Hello everyone: I have another card to share for you that I started about 3 days ago and today, I finally decided to just go ahead and post it.  Why the delay you might ask? well, it was because the sketch challenge over at Retro Sketches called for several layers of paper and most of you know how hard it is for me to mix and match pattern paper so it took me 3 days to finally decide on a combination that look acceptable to my totally untrained eyes. I'm also entering this card to the Penny Black and More "Anything Goes with a stamp and dies" February challenge, I just love the little critter stamps they have. Anyway, here is my card, I hope I didn't mess up big time with this papers. (Be gentle, sigh!)


This image is from Penny Black and it's called Homemade , I stamped it onto Canson water color paper and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers in Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green, then I die cut it using Spellbinders CARD CREATOR  dies. The pattern paper is from Lily of the Valley and my card base is SU Stawberry Slush. 
The sentiment is from the same set, I stamped it with Strawberry Slush ink and die cut it with an old Labels die set, the linen thread is from my stash. 

Here is a picture of the inside.


The sentiment here is from another Penny Black set, also stamped with Strawberry Slush, the little mice footprints are from the set and are stamped with SU Crisp Cantaloupe. I just thought having some footprints from this little critters would be fun.
Here are the banners that inspired this card.


Penny Black and More
*****Anything goes with a stamp and dies*****

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

12 comments:

  1. Oh I love patchwork looking cards ! This is really cute and colorful !!

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    1. Thanks Sonny, so glad the papers look good together.

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  2. Your card is gorgeous Maria and your patterned paper looks great together! I always love the PB mice....they are too cute xx

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    1. Thank you Karen, I too love this little mice, they are so cute. So glad I finally decided on this pattern papers.

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  3. A super bright and welcoming card with the sweet PB image Maria.

    Many thanks for joining our February theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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    1. Thank you Brenda, I really just discovered this challenge and, since I have a lot of Penny Black stamps, I'll be making more cards with them for sure.

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  4. Maria, you did a wonderful job with the sketch. Great paper for patchwork. Wonder if the mice are mixing up cherry pie? He He.

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  5. Thank you Lisa, this little guys are probably making cherry pie! Yum!!

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  6. A gorgeous card Maria. I love the patchwork paper background and all the lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.

    Shirley

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  7. Thank you Shirley, I just love the Penny Black little critters, the patchwork paper seemed to fit this sweet image perfectly. Thank you also for your good wishes.

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  8. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts february challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  9. Thank you for your good luck wishes and for stopping by.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.