Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Feature Friday again at TCC

It's hard to believe that it's already Friday again. Unfortunately I didn't get to post a card last week because I was in the hospital. Fortunately they helped me get to a point that I didn't have to have emergency surgery. However, I do have to go back in on Monday. I'm going to try to get a few cards done to post while I'm there, but I'm not moving too fast right now so I don't know how that's going to work out.

The Challenge this week calls for natural colors (blk, brown, navy, kraft or anything similar and something embossed. I'm using Stefan & Katherine that I was to use last week. I thought they were so sweet. As soon as I saw them I knew pretty much what I wanted to do. However, even though I like the way the image turned out, I'm not totally happy with the overall card. It just seems like it's missing something. Also the jute that I used in front of the tent looks more like cheddar cheese. LOL! I will definitely try to fix that before I send it out.

When I think of fall or autumn I think of fairs, carnivals, and circuses. I've made this as an anniversary card for some friends. The sentiment on the front says: "Life Can Be A Circus". On the inside it says: "The Two of You Have Made it Work, Happy Anniversary!" This is something that my dh and I came up with.

The tent was cut at 4" from Create a Critter. I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the bottom half of the tent, and then paper pieced the top with some striped paper. No one would probably be able to guess how I did the lights. The cord is part of the steam rising from the noodles on the same cart. The lights are welded to it and are one of the peanuts on the card. LOL! I colored the image and the lights with my Prismacolor pencils. Then I used stickles on the lights. I really do like the way the brown background paper turned out. It is a cardstock that I got a while back at Joann's that had a lot of texture. I used Vintage Photo distress ink to rub on the paper; I think it makes it look like leather.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - sketch

Catch the Bug Blog - anything

CES Challenges - autumn

Sketch, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - fall

Gingerloft Challenge - buttons

Stamps R Us - buttons & bows

Paper Pretties - embossing

Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - anything

Crafty Cardmakers - dry embossing

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear any comments you might want to make.




Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

You are in our prayers Debbie! We hope everything goes well Monday and you finally get some relief! The card is so cute! Lots of fun details! The backround paper is very cool! I did not notice the cheddar cheese... until you mentioned it! LOL! The lights are cool! Love the bow! Very nice! Hope you feel better soon!

Jessica L said...

This is so cute! I'm glad you're feeling at least a little better. You're such a trooper to keep crafting through it all! I'll definitely keep you in my prayers!

Gram's Treasures said...

Cute card DJ, and such a busy card for someone who should be taking it easy! Wishing you all the best on Monday.....hope all goes well and you get home real soon!
Joyce xx

Annette22 said...

what a cute card

thanks a lot for joining us at our

very first Fairytale challenge



Dorcas said...

cheese? cheese? where's the cheese? OMGoodness!! LOL You're right. Pizza anyone?
I will truly keep you in thoughts and prayers this week. I hope it all works out well for you.
btw, Cute card, Debbie!

karlinchen50 said...

This is a very nice card and a sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Linda w said...

I'll be keeping you in my prayers and hope the hospital will be able to sort things out for you. A really cute card, you've put so much into it, and I love the sentiment. The Circus tent is great and so is your colouring. I left something on my blog for you
when you get chance to have a look at it. hugs lin

Linda w said...

Sorry left you the wrong blog link it's at What a silly billy I am lol. hugs again.

Marilyn said...

Lovely card & I hope your health issues are behind you.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Jenni said...

Lovely card & cute image, thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers this week and hope you are feeling better soon.
Jenni x

Bianca said...

Lovely card and a pritty image! Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale! xx Bianca

Deanette said...

I think it's cute DJ & I'm so glad you are okay. I sure hope all goes well on Monday, you're in my thoughts & prayers!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card love the sentiment & big top it looks great!
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

darling Ho said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

PokSa said...

Fantastic card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Julia Moss said...

Your card is adorale. I wish you well. Thanks for joining us at SSDS

Lola said...

LOL! You are too funny. I think it looks great...cheddar cheese and all! And I bet they will LOVE it.

Lin said...

Oh dear, I did a double take on this. I was glancing while the page loaded and I really thought you had actually used cheddar cheese on your card! I thought to myself, my God that really is taking crafting to the next level....... LOL, LOL

Thanks for making my day with your very cute card. Cheese or not! LOL

Thanks for joining in our dry embossing spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox