Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It's Your Day!!! Live a Little!!...

Hello everyone: Well, yesterday was one of those Internet bad days for me, something was going on with my service, I still don't know what it was, nor do I care, I don't understand this techy stuff when it's working well, so when it's not working.....well.....I was frustrated to say the least.
So, lets move to a more pleasant subject, shall we?
I have a card to share with you today (well, this was for yesterday but.....never mind) that I will link to the Tuesday Morning Sketches and the Cardz 4 Galz "Cute and Cuddly" challenge, here is my card

This image it's from a sadly retired SU set called "Peace Within" from the 2009-2010 catalog, just so sweet, I think this kitty totally fits the "Cute and Cuddly" theme at Cardz 4 Galz.
I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with my SU markers and the aqua painter, I added some shadows and highlights with Prismacolor pencils, I'm liking a lot the great shading I get from them.
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the sentiment is stamped using two Power Poppy stamp sets,  Go Wild and Dynamic Duos , both with gorgeous images.
Here is a picture of the finish inside.

Here, I also used two Power Poppy sets, Best Day Ever and Countryside Bouquet Deluxe .
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

Cardz 4 Galz
And here is the picture of the retired SU set.

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


Patti Willey said...

Hmmm, looks like a fabulous Birthday Card to me! Just sayin'! Sorry for your internet troubles, I appreciate your links to posts since Blogger wont' send them to me, I don't know the answer there, so frustrating I know! Love this card!

Maria A. said...

Oh my friend, it's indeed frustrating to have this kinds of troubles and no knowledge on how to fix them, (sigh!)
But I'm happy it's finally working so I can share my cards. I love this set, that kitty is doing exactly what I wish I could do just about now. Thank you for stopping by.

Brian King said...

So sweet, Maria! You are so good with color. I remember this set. Thanks for sharing.

Maria A. said...

Brian, this set is indeed beautiful, so glad you remember it, that is why I take the pictures of this retired sets, so maybe someone would find them like on Ebay or any other place.
So happy you stopped by.

Sonny said...

Oh, I love this scene ! Just look at that marmalade kitty enjoying the weather . That chair is so symbolic of "taking it easy "
Love your coloring on the images soft and pretty ! Love the sentiment inside !

Maria A. said...

Thanks my friend, I had a totally relaxing time making this card, that kitty makes me jealous!!! LOL!!

Lisa Poe said...

I can see myself taking a snooze in this chair basking in the sunshine. One lucky kitty. I'm familiar with this set. Must be before my SU days. A lovely card Maria.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful coloring and card. Thanks for linking up at Cardz 4 Galz!
DT Janis
Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs

Maria A. said...

Thanks Lisa, I also wish I could lounge on a beach somewhere like this kitty is doing.
This set is old, came out in 2009-2010, the images are so beautiful.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Janis, I enjoy playing along with Cardz 4 Galz.

Mary Fish said...

Cute and cuddly indeed!

Maria A. said...

Thanks Mary, love this old set.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! I love this image and your coloring is wonderful!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Maria A. said...

Thank you Debbie, this old Stampin Up! images are so endearing.

Patti said...

You certainly have a treasure stamp there Maria!! That's a sign of a great choice when you still love it years later. I love your card, your coloring is great and it makes me want to go relax outside. Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, I really treasure all of my old Stampin Up! sets.

Jennifer Scull said...

you are so right about this card fitting the challenge. I would love to curl up with that kitty right now. ;) great card and stamp set, too!

Thank you for joining our 'Cute and Cuddly' challenge at Cardz for Galz! :)

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jennifer, this chair looks so inviting indeed.