Saturday, July 16, 2016

You are the sunshine in my garden

** 7/19/16 Top 3 at Fab 'n' Funky! **
** 7/20/16 Top 3 at Word Art Wednesday! **
** 7/21/16 Top 3 at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog! **
** 10/1/16 Featured Artist at Just Keep On Creating! **

Hi everyone! Well, we are just rockin' right along and are half-way through July. Having a bit of rainy weather here in north Florida this week but nothing we can't handle. The grass and shrubbery really need the drink! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and I'm really stoked to share my birthday card for Challenge #36 - Use Dies. Come on over and play with us - we are being sponsored by the very awesome Pickled Potpourri! Love me some Pickled Potpourri!

I chose the wonderful-beyond-measure 'Watering Can' image for my birthday card. I L.O.V.E. this image and the sentiments that come with it! I created a birthday card but this image and sentiments could be used for other occasions. I pulled out some black and white dotted paper that I've had for several years and paired it with some yellow cardstock. I also used some yummy olive Silky Crush ribbon for my big bow which pulled in the green from the leaves.

In keeping with the challenge theme, I used round and rectangle dies. I'm in love with my stitched dies and have every basic shape out there, I think! I did a little layering with the image and the front sentiment. Also used some yellow gemstones and flat-back pearls on the front.

I used another sentiment from the image set on the inside and layered the panel on some of the yellow cardstock.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Wild Dandelion cardstock, Marco's Black cardstock scrap, The Paper Cut Black Mini Dot paper
  • Stamps: Pickled Potpourri Watering Can
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- IG2, IG4, IG6, CT2, CT3, CT4, OR1, LY2, DG2, DG3, GB6, GB10, LG1
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Spellbinders Classic Rectangles
  • Accessories: White gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, Really Reasonable Ribbon Olive Silky Crush ribbon, Queen & Co. Marble Magic Rox

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our Dies challenge this time! And be sure to visit Pickled Potpourri to see all the fun images and papers! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, love this!...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week :)
    Hugs Wendy X

  2. This is so pretty! and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar..Please remember that you now have to Join and Follow our blog (If you haven't already:)))) to win the challenge prizes..hugs Sue J x

  3. This is beautiful! I love watering cans and sunflowers, so the 2 together is awesome! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments. Julie, DT member

  4. Oh, how pretty! Great color combination and the green ribbon just sets it all off. Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges. Barbara DT

  5. What a perfect card, so beautifully made! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious, Jackie DT member

  6. Beautiful card Leslie thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  7. Such a lovely image. This is a great card, love those stitched circles you have used.
    Thanks for joining in the fun over at Ecletic Ellapu this month.

  8. Lovely CAS card! Thanks for join us at "Crafty Sentiments Designs", good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

  9. very nice.
    Thank you for joining us at inspirationdestination.
    greetings Geesje DT

  10. Gorgeous card! Love this image! You colored it beautifully and yes, that beautiful bow brings out the green leaves. Wonderful sentiments too.
    Great seeing you again at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

  11. What a great card and I love the colors you used. Great sentiment too. Thank you for sharing it with us here at Scrapper's Delights.

  12. This looks like summer: a great card!
    Lia, DT S4F

  13. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  14. So fresh and bright - love this garden card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  15. What a beautiful card, Leslie! Your colouring is just stunning and I love that beautiful, big bow! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along and I hope that we see you next week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

  16. Just beautiful Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  17. Great job! Love the stitching! Thank you for participating with Scrapper's Delights :)
    DT Nicole

  18. Beautiful card! perfect done.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  19. What a beautiful card!! Your colouring is perfection and love the papers and embellishments, it all goes together perfectly. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

  20. Stunning card, love the image and the dotted background paper let the image pop!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  21. I love the black, white, yellow color combination. It always looks so fresh! This is such a pretty image and upbeat card!

    Thanks for celebrating our 100th post with us at Cut it Up!


  22. What a gorgeous card! Perfectly colored and the bow is perfect! (and i'm not a huge fan of the big bows!) Love this card! Hope to see you again at TGIF!

  23. Lovely card Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Susan DT for:-

  24. Such a lovely card Leslie!! All the elements are just balanced so perfectly and I love that gorgeous lush bow! Thanks for joining us at TGIF - Chlo xx

  25. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrapping 4 Fun and good luck.

  26. This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  27. Fab card, lovely image and gorgeous big bow. Thanks for sharing with us at Get Creative Challenges and hope to see your again.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  28. Great card! Love the bold colours and the great sentiments on both inside and outside. Fantastic!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Artbymiran. Good luck!

  29. FUN FUN FUN! I love the papers and layout. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

  30. Super fantastic project. Love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  31. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  32. Cute sentiment and a cute card! Love the polka dot background,too. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  33. Super image Leslie, beautifully coloured and mounted on those matching die cut circles.
    Thanks for joining us at HLS dies as well this month. :)

  34. What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz x
    [Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
    My Blog

  35. Really pretty card! Thanks for joining Scrapper's Delights' challenge!

  36. I love how your polka-dot background and green ribbon tie your project all together!
    Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s July challenge!

    -DT NieNie

  37. We have atlast got a sunny day in Sydney, yay!!!. This card is so stylish, I love the main image and the sentiment and the background is perfect for the image with the bow.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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