Friday, April 20, 2012


It's finally Friday.........everyone looking forward to the weekend?  Sounds like we are going to get rain on Saturday and Sunday, but that's what they are saying today, could change tomorrow.

Today's card is for the challenge at Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge #197, Spots and Stripes.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Penny Black - A Toast to You
Sentiment - Stampabilities
Papers - Echo Park Dots and Stripes
Baker's Twine
Die Cut Doily-Cheery Lynn
Sparkly dot stickers - Michael's
Colored with Copics
Red textured card stock base

I'd also like to enter this card in the challenge at Tip Top Tuesday-#74 - Spotty and Dotty.
My tip is this:  I had a very hard time cutting the intricate die cut from Cheery Lynn that I used on this card.  I have several of these with either the middle portion intact but not cut all the way through, or it completely cut the center out.  I finally got them to cut, with the use of their metal plate, but had several on hand that weren't  perfect, so I used it on this card under the image so I didn't have to waste them.

And the challenge at Pile It On #16 - Pop It Up - I cut out the image and the sentiment and popped them up.

Have a great Friday.  Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek.  Until later............


KarinsArtScrap said...

your card is very beautiful sue, sweet image and beautiful colors.

greetings karin

Catherine said...

Love the bright colours in this, so pretty....

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww fabulous!!! i can almost smell the taste!!!
xx petra

catherine said...

Fantastic card Sue and such a cute image. love all the bright colours
x catherine

debby4000 said...

Adorable, beautiful card Sue.

Eve said...

luv the color combos & your coloring, and the sentiment to go with this image! Have a great weekend! :)

Mrs Wonka said...

Really cute card Sue, I love the colours you have used.

Mrs Wonka (Zoe) x

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card sue and great tip for not wasting those naughty die cuts..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Whisper said...

What a lovely bright card to cheer us up from all the rain we keep having, but i guess we need it, Luv Sam x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sue.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my...I love this! I got this stamp "before copics" and had a hard time coloring it...but I see you have it mastered! I will have to get mine out again!

Glenda Atkins said...

This is wonderful! Love the cute little critter, the layout and the fabulous die cut circle. So sweet!

Eve said...

Sue, I left the comment last night but i just found out this card being a WINNER at Penny Black Sat. Challenge blog!! Congratulations!!! This card definitely deserves it! Have a great weekend! :)

America said...

Gorgeous dies, cute image, fun colors, lovely design.

Beth said...

Ooh well done on being our winner this week! Such a gorgeous, bright and fun card! Thanks for joining in with last weeks Penny Black Saturday challenge! (I'm a bit behind!)

Love Beth xx

Emma H said...

Eeek, I love this! Such a cute image and then such fun, bright colours. Love your tip about the die cut too, very useful. Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

sallysbitz2 said...

Such a sweet fun card Sue x
I do love that sentiment too.

hugs sally x

LaJanette said...

What a cheery card! Loving these little mice:0) and the colors are so bright and fun!

Thanks for playing along in our Spotty Dotty Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope to see you back often:0) Remember to add TIP after your name when linking up:0)

Psst...I have candy on my blog if you care to take a lookie:0)