Grow With Love ~ CIC #246

Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Top Pick for Week Challenge #68

Good Morning!
Happy Sunday!  

Happy Groundhog Day 
& Happy Superbowl!

If that's not enough to make your Sunday great ----

here's another reason ---

A Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

This week we are sponsored by

DigiDarla Designs!


Stop by their shop and see all their wonderful digis!

They are offering the winner of this week's challenge--

5 Free Digis!

That's a great prized!

This week is a color challenge:

Fuchsia, Cream & Steel

And here is my card using 

DigiDarla Designs image, Vinca Vase:


STAMPS: Image - Vinca Vase (DigiDarla Designs); Sentiment (Impression Obsession).
PAPER: White, fuchsia, and grey cardstock; DP - Grey (American Crafts); Pink-Valentines Day (Recollections).
INK: Hampton Art grey ink for sentiment; Copics on digital image.
EXTRAS: Basic circle die (Spellbinders); Quatrefoil cutting plate (Taylored Expressions); Sentiment label Framelit (Sizzix); grey embroidery thread; pink gem; diamond Stickles.

So my week was a little more challenging than I had hoped.  Seems like "Someone's" really challenging my "Be happy no matter what" resolution I've made!  In the first month of 2014, we've had tree limbs smash up the car; one dog diagnosed with inoperable cancer; I was under the weather; the other dog tried to kill our newly adopted cat-producing bruises and scratches on yours truly, cat survived and dog was put in time out (and still there) lol; and now the hot water tank is leaking!  However, I have managed to take it all with a fairly cheerful attitude (except for the one dog's illness and other dog's attempted cat murder).  IF that isn't enough, I had issues with my Big Shot this week and had to just walk away from crafting for a couple days to see if I could sort it out.  It's still giving me issues, but it's better.  Never knew you could use foil and wax paper to help sharpen things up!  Now I know!  

So, now I'm pretty much back on track with just one small interruption of the Hubs putting some new furniture into my craft room yesterday.  So now supplies are more strewn everywhere needing to be put in their new proper places!  It's never a dull moment at the Salkeld's!  hahaha 

Now on with my card...

My card is more the pinkish fuchsia than the purple fuchsia.  I don't think you can go wrong with either one.  I printed my digital image on white cardstock and then again on patterned paper and fussy cut out the vase from the pattern paper to match my background paper on the card.  I colored my digital image with Copics then added some Diamond Stickles  and  a small grey bow to the vase.

 I used a quatrefoil cutting plate for an overlay of my background and then recycled the punched insides of the plate, the flower looking ones, as my border along the large vertical pennant on my card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Here's hoping February is a much more "Lovely" month in the Salkeld household!  LOL

Sunday, Groundhog Day and Superbowl  Blessings!
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Hayley Kew said...

WOW! Now THAT is a card. This is just stunning!!! I can't even say what I like best about it :) So happy you played along with us at Sunday Stamps, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This card is stunning , your take on the sketch is perfect !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !


Alycia said...

Nance- I'm sorry for your rough week. That's a lot. And you still produced an amazing card. My creative mojo would've been completely outta whack. :) Hope this week is better. -Alycia

Holly said...

Fabulous color combo.. I love how you used the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

OttawaMom said...

So very pretty! Love the colour combo and that fabulous bouquet of flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!! Awesome use of the colors in the cupcake!! Wow!! And the sketch! Love how you colored those flowers.. that is a great image! Love the papers and the die cuts.. everything matches LOL Amazing!! This is so beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful card! Great colors and wonderful overlay. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week-please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Kathya said...

WOW! What an amazing card! Love how you used the sketch and the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! Hope you will join us again.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow sounds like quite a start to the year!!!! I'm very sorry about your 4 legged friend being sick. And the other attempted murder... well that could be the story here lol one of my dogs just loves to chase the cats!!! So far hasn't managed to hurt one however!

Just adore your great card. The die cuts are totally GORGEOUS!!!! Total die envy here :) Love the colors you have used!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

Avril Ann said...

Oh I do love this card hun, love all the detail, colours and a brilliant image also, thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xxx

ps hope you wee furry friends, are well now, I had a sick Poodle this week, and your heart just goes out to them xxx

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