Thursday, July 14, 2011

Visiting a Neighbor…

It’s that time of week again. There’s a new challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.  This week we’re to make our own flowers.  Now everyone seems to be coming up with all kinds of flowers, so get out those dies or whatever it is you use to make yours.  You’ll love Digi Doodle images if you haven’t already tried them.  Judy and Mom have been coming up with some awesome new images.  Stop over at the shop and check them out.  Also you must check out the rest of the DT's cards, too.  They're awesome.

Here’s my card with their prairie dogs. I just love seeing these little guys.  When I lived in Pecos Texas, there was a park that had an area set aside for them.  It was a joy to watch their antics.

My card is fairly self-explanatory.  The flower die, leaf flourish and butterfly can be found here at Cheery Lynn Designs.  (The color of the butterfly doesn't look as nice as in real life.  I use a shimmer paint on top, and the light just didn't do much for it.  I love their dies. The first time I used the flower die, I only used one image, this time I used two. For the center I used seed beads by MS.  They really do shine, but the photo doesn’t do them justice.

This is the inside.  I used the Elegant Edges cartridge by Cricut for the mat and the borders.
I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

 Sketch Saturday – sketch
Allsorts Challenge – anything
One Stop Craft Challenge – summer
Totally Gorjuss – summer
The Crafty Pad – texture
One Stitch at a Time – anything
Pile It On Challenge – favorite tech. (embossing)
Crazy Challenge – summertime
DDH – summer
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges – summer
Happileigh Craftin' Designs – critters
Paper Play Challenges - wings
Flutter By Wednesday's Challenges - wings
Creative Craft Challenges - flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge - card
Digital Tuesday Challenge - spellbinder
Tuesday Throwdown - summer
Crafting For All Seasons - furry friends
Crafts and Me Challenges - summertime
Paper Pretties Blog - animals
Crafty Sentiments - stitching
Do You Stack Up - stitching
Moving Along With The Times - favorite things (DDSC images, flowers, butterflies and dies)
Paper Play Challenges - wings
Digi's With Attitude - anything
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - anything

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love it if you leave a comment.


dj1952  (Debra)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card for these little guys.Love the beaded center on the flower.
Lisa x

Denise and Louise said...

Great card - such a cute image. Unfortunately living in the UK we do not get prairie dogs but I bet they are real fun to watch.
I totally love your flower. The seeds beads really finish it off perfectly.
Denise xx

Karen said...

Very nice Dj, love the papers you've used too and the LO is great, lovely flower too.

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

So cute Debbie! Love the pretty shade of green and that flower is gorgeous! The beads are fantastic! Love the vine too!

Judy said...

Awh!, I lub dis card!!! You just did such a great job, and the flower is just perfect!


KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic. There is so much I love about it. You are great at colouring in animals.


Pam said...

Great card such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam x

aqualeiga said...

This is just lovely! Lovely textures and great natural colours. So pleased you joined THE CRAFTY PAD challenge. Hugs, Ali x

Dorcas said...

Very nice, Debbie, the vine looks cool and I love prairie dogs too, even if they DO stink! lol

Shirl said...

Debra I love everything about this card and your faux stitching just compliments it perfectly.
Hugs Shirley x x

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely flowery card
thanks for playing along with our pretty blossoms challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck
hugs sandra DT

ahlers5 said...

Your flower is absolutely beautiful! I've had prairie dogs in my yard here. Little buggers do lots of damage to tree roots! It is cute to see their heads popping up out of the ground, though.

WencheP said...

Very cute. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Pami said...

Hi Debra, what a great card, I love these little cuties! Never seen one in real life though! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Nicola said...

Great card Debbie, love the cute prairie dog image and the gorgeous colour combo!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx


A great card Debbie - the image is so cute and the background carries through with an outdoors feel. The inside of the card is beautifully finished, and very classy.

Thank you for joining in the fun at MAWTT this week. Hugs, Sylvia x

Debs M said...

Great card and lo, the flower looks amazing x

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful image Debra and perfectly coloured

Thanks for sharing your card and favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Marcy said...

Wonderful card! Love that image. Thank you for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Chris said...

I love prairie dogs too and I love your card, it's adorable. thanks for playing with us at Pile It On,

Davi said...

A very pretty card..those are the cutest little prairie dogs with lots of great embellies. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

What a great card! Love the embellies. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Heather said...

Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Linda w said...

Adorable image, love the inside again...but the outside is lovely. I really like your flower and the faux stitching detail really adds to it all. Thanks for joining the Happleigh Scrappin Critters Challenge, hope to see next week too. Hugs lin

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is just beautiful! And so earthy and natural! Thank you for sharing and playing with us this week at The crafty pad. :)

Karen said...

A really gorgeous card and I love that flower so much!! :0) xx

Elke said...

what a gorgeous card. just love the image that you have used.

Thanks for joining us over at CCC, good luck.

Elke XX

princesskitten said...

That's a fab image

Kitten DYSU team

crafty amy said...

Hiya Debra :D
Thank you so much for your comment on my new challenge blog Marianne's Design Divas. You do not have to have made anythign with her goodies to enter the follower candy but I am afraid you do need to use her products to enter the DT call sorry :(
This card is so sweet I love the way you have used the Cherry lynn dies and the image is really cute :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the image they are so cute!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, Crafty Sentiments & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Made by Mandy said...

Fabulous Card :) The flower with the bead centre is really lovely.

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT, hope you will join us again.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Debs said...

I love that image and your green swirls and gorgeous flower is perfect, thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week
Debs R

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the prairie dog image and the gorgeous flower you made.

You left a comment on my blog asking about the twine I used for my button flower. I did not use any stiffener on the twine, but it comes kind of stiff/coarse. More so than standard bakers twine.

I hope you have a fabulous week end!

Miranda said...

pretty card Debra, lovely
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Rose said...

DJ, your prairie dogs look magnificent on this beautiful card. So glad to see your entry at Crafts and Me's summertime challenge. ~ Rose

Donna said...

A stunning card DJ, love that Sunflower and your stitching is gorgeous! hugs Donna x

Joanne Gilch said...

Sweet image and luv the sketch. Thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

WeirdCat said...

Great card, the creatures look so cute, would love to see them close up
Ruth x

JOAN said...

What a lovely card!! I like all the little stitches. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Joan

Anna said...

Adorable! Wonderful card to combine so many challenges! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed!

Becca Fabozzi said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Gry said...

Adorable! Love the stamp you have used, and the die is so useful to any project (us it a lot myself)!

Thanks for joining CFAS in our Furry Friends challenge!
Hugs Gry!

Zulma said...

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