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Monday, August 4, 2014

I love using sentiments!

Do you put sentiments on the front of your cards? Over the past couple of years, I've found that putting a sentiment on the front of my card makes it more personal for the recipient. The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is ADD A SENTIMENT to the front of your card.

I used this adorable image from Crafty Sentiments Designs and her name is Annabel - Summertime.
 

This card is one of my favorites of all times. It has everything on it that I love, with the exception of lace. I loved this paper from Basic Grey because of the small pattern and the colors. I even used it as the background on my Elizabeth Design's butterfly diecut. I used a Spellbinders die around my image that has been out for a long time, but one I just purchased. The flowers are from both Wild Orchid and my local lace warehouse. The seam binding is from a local convention and the button in the center of the bow is a new purchase and it came with the twine in the button holes and adhesive on the back! Last week I purchased this sentiment set from Make-It-Crafty. I love the set since I always felt redundant putting "Happy Birthday" on the front of my card AND on the inside. The rhinestones are from Queen & Co. I added Stardust Stickles to the edges of my flowers, the flowers in Annabel's hair and on her kitty's hair bow. I used Warn Glitter Ritz on the filigree of my butterfly.


Annabel and her kitty are colored with Copics and I used a gel pen to add the polka dots to her dress. I love this kitty. It's got such a cute face and I'm happy with how my gray kitty colored up. I'm not very good at coloring animals and have been practicing my dog and cat coloring for the past couple of weeks. My trash can is full of rejects.

The team at Crafty Sentiments would love you to participate in our challenge this week and ADD A SENTIMENT to the front of your card. The prize this week is:

 A SURPRISE!!
(I don't even know what it is!)
 
Remember, if you use an image or stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs you can be voted the DT's favorite and have your card placed in the members gallery.
 
                                                                                   Hugs,
                                                                                   Gail
This card is entered in the following challenges,
Whimsy Inspires, Divas by Design, Inky Impressions, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, 4 Crafty Chicks, Crafty Girls, Fussy and Fancy, Sister Act Card Challenge, All Sorts (my favs are flowers), Treasured Times, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Robyn's Fetish, Eclectic Ellapu, 613 Avenue Create, Crafting From The Heart, Creative Moments, As You Like It (I love the Basic Grey papers because of the small prints, the weight of the paper and they're always 2 sided!), The Squirrel and the Fox (inspired by a song: You and Me Against the World by Helen Reddy), Hanna and Friends, Art by Miran, Dies R Us, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Lacy Sunshine, My Craft Creations, Melonheadz Friends, Digi Choosday, Creative Fingers, Natalie and Amy's, The Sisters of Craft, Crafting by Designs, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, Animal Friends, Craft for the Craic (new Spellbinders die around image & new sentiments by Make It Crafty), Cards Galore, Craft-dee Bowz, Our Creative Corner, Stamp and Create, Crafty Calendar, Penny Black at all Sorts, Crafty Boots, Sparkle n Sprinkle

45 comments:

  1. Hi Gail what a gorgeous card! Love your colouring the kitty looks fab and I feel I could almost stroke her hair! Beautiful papers and embellishments, hugs Susan x

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  2. What a pretty card. Beautiful work. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

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  3. Such a gorgeous card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #8
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

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  4. wow this is another gorgeous card Gail.
    Gr Karin

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  5. Absolutely stunning. thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz!!

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  6. Gail, your card is gorgeous! Love the design and these are my favorite colors! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us August Birthday Challenge!

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  7. Gail this is stunning and really beautiful sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  8. Great card! Love all the detail you have put into this! Thanks for joining us at 4 Craft Chicks this week.
    Tina DT

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  9. BEAUTIFUL coloring and design Gail! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  10. so so pretty Gail, love the combo and stickles on flowers
    hugs
    céline

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  11. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  12. A sweet image and a very lovely card! Thanks for sharing with Hanna&Friends.

    hugs

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  13. Fabulous card Gail. Pretty image, gorgeous embellishments and I love how all your paper match so well. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  14. Gorgeous creation... Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

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  15. A beautiful design. I love the colours, the image is perfectly coloured and the spectacular floral arrangement is the icing on the cake. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  16. Gail this is beautiful, gorgeous colour choice, I love her hair, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

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  17. Beautiful this is so pretty Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  18. How lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you join us again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  19. Beautifully coloured image(great hair)love the B.papers,layout and embellishments-thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

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  20. Your colouring is amazing Gail, Beautiful card!!! Lovely Dp and embellishments.

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  21. Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors and you've colored the image beautifully. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  22. I love her beautiful hair,very pretty card
    Hugs Julie P

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  23. Oh my, what pretty colors on this card! Your "bouquet" is wonderful - I think I can almost smell them from here . . . love the variegated colors on the butterfly body. Your coloring turned out perfect - on both the cat and the girl - great idea to make her dress polka dotted. Good luck on your challenges!

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  24. Another stunner Gail, it's just beautiful. I love the image and the way you have coloured her is perfect. Kerry xx

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  25. Such a pretty card Gail.

    I do love how you have coloured in her dress and the flowers that you have added.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

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  26. oh wow what an amazing make... love the colour and design.. and well all of it lol. thank you so much for entering into the Sister's of Craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

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  27. Oh! Gail...this is so very pretty...love the image and colouring and the beautiful summer flowers...gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  28. very pretty summer flowers. Thanks for joining in with us at Our creative corner.

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  29. Your project rocks! Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Crafts Galore Challenge. Good luck and I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge!

    La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  30. Gorgeous card Gail! I love your image, your DP, fabulous embellishments and great coloring. So perfect!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  31. Lovely card Gail. I especially like her dress. Thanks for sharing at CFTH this week.
    Cheers Nicole

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  32. What a lovely project! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle! We hope to see you next time and good luck!

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  33. Love how you have used some stickles on the flowers! I need to remember to do that. Love the layering and the great coloring.

    Thanks for joining us in our Lots of layers challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

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  34. Supercute card with amazing colouring
    Thanks for sharing it with us in our Lots of layers challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine DT member
    Digi Choosday DT member
    Sketch N Stash DT Member
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

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  35. Beautiful card. Fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  36. This is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  37. Gorgeus image love the coloring you did. thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz!! be sure to join us for next months challenge as well!

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  38. Wow! Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ-FLOWERS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  39. This is absolutely gorgeous as always Gail and I love the colours you used. Thank you for joining in the Fussy and Fancy Challenge this fortnight.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

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  40. Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  41. Oooo gorgeous colours and a great layout too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

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  42. Cute image, love the layout and design too, thanks so much for joining us over at the 'Sister's of Craft', Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

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  43. Gorgeous image and details!

    Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
    DT Katya x
    http://madewithlovebykatya.blogspot.ie

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  44. Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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