Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hang in There…

It’s Time for a new challenge over at DDSC and for me this is one of the most difficult cards I’ve made in a long time.  Now you’re probably looking at this card and thinking: “Why?”

It’s because it’s a challenge for me not to put things all over my card. LOL. I really love it when I see the CAS cards, but I just find it difficult when I see mine because I always think it needs more.

Ok, enough about me.  As you might have guessed, this little guy’s name is “hang in there” and can be found at The Shop here.  There are so many fantastic images to choose from and there’s always a sale going on.  Don’t forget to stop by and see what the rest of the team have come up with.  As usual their cards are awesome.  We really do have some talented ladies.

I used my Nestibles and Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol.  I did score 1/2” around the card and “stitched” the card.  The sentiment is one I typed on my computer.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Frosted Designs – quote
Allsorts – free and easy
I Did It – animals
One Stitch At A Time – flowers
DDH – summer
Craft Your Passion – sentiment
Stamps + Fun = Creativity – digi
Papertake Weekly – cute
Crafting For All Seasons – furry friends
Daisy Doodles – anything
Die Cut Dreams – 4-legged animals
The Stamping Boutique – cool colors
Clear It Out - anything
Shelly's Images - anything
Digi's With Attitude - anything

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment so I know that you stopped in.


dj1952 (Debra)


Donna said...

This is so cute! Gorgeous card hun, love how the image comes out of the die and our stitching is fab. hugs Donna x

Denise and Louise said...

This is so sweet. Lovely image and and fun sentiment.
Denise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable dj. Love your colouring and layout. Thank you for your kind comments on my card. I am afraid the scrolls are nothing to do with me as they are printed on the card stock.

Your card is just right for CAS theme.


Judy said...

Great card hun. I really like how you have the stamp displaed. Very nicely done!


Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Your card is perfect - nothing "more" is needed! This cute cat is the perfect focal point!
I can´t find a translation for "Hang in there"... does it mean, that you want to encourage someone to keep up although times may be difficult right now?

Dorcas said...

I have a hard time with CAS too, but its something I need to get over cos some cards need to be made in bulk; i.e, sympathy cards and I just don't have the time to spend on them or I'd do nothing else.
You did good, Debbie, I like the idea of scoring the card to give it some texture. I might steal that one. ;-)

Linda w said...

I have always found CAS you I just feel it needs something else lol. I like what you've done though, it looks so well balances, love the simple colour scheme, and the stitching is a nice touch. An adorable image too of course. Hugs lin

Karen said...

Love this Dj, such a cute image and your colouring looks fab!

ahlers5 said...

I feel the same way. CAS is very difficult. this turned out beautiful. What a cute kitty!

Julie said...

So cute! You did a great job!

Debs M said...

love the colours and layering, beautifully coloured x

Fleur said...

A lovely card, such a cute image. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Chocolate Orange said...

Awww another gorgeous card.

Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Flowers' challenge. Good Luck !

Choccy x

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

Great CAS card Debbie! I am the same way with CAS cards! Love everyone else's, Always hate mine! This is adorable and the nesties add a nice punch!

Hannah Clark said...

This is so cute! I love the CAS style! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

Collette said...

Very cute kittie ... Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

Shirl said...

What a sweetie kitty Debra you just want to grab him and hug. Sentiment goes perfectly on such a cute card.
Hugs Shirley x x

Sazzle said...

That kittie is so cute and just right for our getting cute challenge over at Papertake this week.

xx Happy crafting xx


Christine said...

Gorgeous Kitty great colours fab take on the Animal theme.

thanks for sharing at DCD chall this wk.

smiles Christine xx

Jan said...

Adorable card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Marjo said...

What a cute card, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Flowers” Challenge.

Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

xoxo Marjo

Anonymous said...

You've coloured him so prettily.Love the stitching and great idea with the wording.
I can't do CAS easily either.
Lisa x

WeirdCat said...

This is gorgeous, he looks so cute,
Ruth x

Karen said...

Please forgive my late comments hun, it was such a poorly household last week in our house. Love this CAS card so much!
Honey I adore your "stitched" idea so much I may just have to pinch it for the card I have literally just finished scoring. If I do, I promise to link it back to you from my blog!! Smiles.xx

Martha said...

tooo cute, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Lizy said...

Aww this is one of the cutest cards ever DJ! :)

Thanks for entering our challenge at CFAS this week! :)
Lizy x

kurlygirl said...

Such a sweet card... love the colors! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Show Us What You Got! Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


Zulma said...

Cute card! TFS with us at Lollipop Crafts.
Zulma DT
(you forgot to link back your entry)

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Debra, lovely
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Crafteezee said...

So cute. Thanks for joining us at Papertake. Hugs Tracy GDT x

stephanne said...

Awwww, this is adorable!!! Your colouring is superb and think, CAS equals easy to mail, right? Lol!! I can hardly resist covering every surface of card myself, CAS is indeed the ultimate challenge!!

Well, you asked a while back (forgive me, I am not very prompt with things...) what I use to distress things with, and for the most part, I use TH pads, browns like Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Curdoroy or Walnut Stain. Vintage Photo is my fave. Then I run the pad along the edges of whatever it was I distressed, then rough the edges up with scissorblades. Seems counterproductive, but I like the effect.

Welp, enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
hugs, stephanne