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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hot chocolate, coffee, tea...

The challenge at The Paper Shelter Blog this week is ANYTHING GOES!  I used the image named Coffee Break II.  Isn't she the cutest, and whether she's drinking hot chocolate, coffee or tea, I just had to color her up! She's carrying her tablet around with her, like so many people do nowadays, too!


I used my beloved Copics, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (look at those spring tulips and poppy...aren't they awesome!), the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and the swirl in there is by Magnolia, jewels from Queen & Co., paper from Michael's (purchased over a year ago), two kinds of lace, ribbon and a button (I used my white gel pen to put the dots on the button) from my stash, oval nesting dies by QuicKutz and the beautiful Marianne Die behind the ovals. I applied Stickles to the edges of each flower and I used my Sakura fine point glue pen and applied Cool Glitter Ritz on the butterfly which is a die by Elisabeth Crafts.

Of all the embellishments on my cards, my favorite is lace. When I was growing up my Grandma Bruneau had lots of crocheted doilies around her house and I've always loved the look. As I've gotten older, I have my own collection of doilies and I've carried my love of crocheted lace to my cards. I've stretched my wings over the past three years and now use all kinds of lace on my cards. When I started my blog, my best friend, Lillian, came up with the name Lacey Lassy since I love lace and my last name is Lass.

Here's a close-up of this cutie pie.


There are so many different designs of digital stamps at The Paper Shelter that are not only for specific occasions, but are versatile enough to be used for any and all your card needs.  And remember this:


Use a TPS image and you win $30 gift certificate. Win using another image and you win 3 digitals of your choice. This is a good time to buy a $3 image that comes in black/white, color, with a colored background and then the 4th file is a colored image on the colored background! You get your $3 worth with images from The Paper Shelter!  I definitely think that these images are my favorites...I can't pick just one, but because of their clean lines and great designs, these are definitely awesome.

Please take a look at the cards the Design Team have created to inspire you and I hope to see you enter the challenge.

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons, DRS Designs, 4 Krafty Girlz, The Stamping Boutique, Digitally Sweet, Sister Act Crafty Catz, Catch the Bug, The Squirrel and the Fox, Come and Get It, Robyn's Fetish, The Shabby Tea Room, Make It Monday, Artistic Inspirations, Eureka Stamps, Crafting from the Heart, Card Mania, Paper Make-Up, Scrappers Delights, Hanna and Friends, As You Like It, The East Wind, Stampin' For The Weekend, Treasured Times, That Craft Place, Craft Creations, Just For Fun, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craft Mojo, Cards Galore, Natalie and Amy, Craft Dee Bowz, Through The Craftroom Door, Crafty Sentiments, Fan-tastic Tuesday, Loves Rubberstamps, Papertake Weekly

49 comments:

  1. Oh, I absolutely love this! Such a pretty card. Your work is always so amazing. Love the flower arrangement...again!

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  2. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at hanna and friends.
    hugs stine

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  3. What a delightful image, I love the aqua and purple together, so pretty, and those flowers are gorgeous, beautifully done my friend
    Hugs Julie P

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  4. Beautiful card. I love all the details & your coloring is very nice as well. Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.
    Maureen, DT member

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  5. Lovely colouring, and image

    Malika

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  6. Beautifully laid out card, the flower arrangement is spot on! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

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  7. Hi Gail! Thank you very much for the sweet comment you left on my blog!
    I really appreciate it and it made ​​me smile :)

    Your card is so beautiful! I love the detail with the flowers, the lace and all the bling :)
    Hope to see you soon again!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  8. What a pretty card, Gail. The flowers, the die, the coloring. Everything is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

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  9. Gorgeous card Gail with so many wonderful details. Love the ribbon thru the lace. hugs, Pat K x

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  10. Wow. Love your card from top to bottom *U* All the details are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

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  11. What an adorable image! Reminds me of me with my iPad and cup of coffee - no matter where I go! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month with this adorable card!

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  12. great card! love your embellishments! thank you for joining us this week at Catch The Bug!

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  13. love all the elements on this pretty card and lovely colouring as well, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz
    Tilly

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  14. A lovely lacey card, Gail! So pretty with it's beautifully coloured image and lovely design.
    Chris
    x

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  15. This is so beautiful! I love how you used ribbon and the design of your card. Awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons!
    Hugs! xx

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  16. Hi Gail. Love this super card. fabulous colours and those flowers are so beautiful xx

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  17. Fantastic coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  18. Gorgeous card Gail. Love your colours and the flowerbunch is soooo beutiful!!
    xxAngela

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  19. Hi hun fabulous card love it and ty for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck x

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  20. Hi hun fabulous card love it and ty for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck x

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  21. Fab design..... thank you for joining in with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge .....,.
    Hugs
    Suzy B ~Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    Xx

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  22. Great card such a fab design love the image and that gorgeous flower arrangement Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  23. your coloring is simply phenomenal! the layout on your creation is simply stunning. You really know how to rock the flowers and ribbon. Thank-you for joining us at the CardsGaloreEncore Challenge #3 Stamps or Digi.

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  24. Hi Gail, oh wow my favourite colour and youve done a stunning job with this image, and i love your flowers to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  25. what a fab card ,love the image and pretty colour combo
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck

    tracey x

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  26. Lovely card with such a fabulous colors. Thank you for joining our 'anythig goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and I wish you a good luck in the draw.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  27. Darling image, very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  28. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our March Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

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  29. Love all the glitter on your flowers. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

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  30. This is so cute and pretty! I love the image and all the wonderful elements on your card. The color combo is lovely. Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge!

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  31. Such a pretty card Gail, its wonderful how we all grow in our crafting and what materials we choose to use !! Lace and ribbon are still growing on me...... Thanks for sharing your fab card with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  32. Gorgeous card. Love the image and she's colored beautifully. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

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  33. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  34. Another fabulous card! Love it! Saw this on MIM and absolutely had to come get a closer look. :)

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  35. Fabulous card, love this image which as you say is typical of the youth of today lol. Your floral arrangement looks amazing too. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim xXx

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  36. Such a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.

    Kelly
    xxx

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  37. What a pretty card - I adore the colours you chose - beautiful x
    Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  38. Gail what a smashing card. So beautifully embellished with pretty flowers and dies. Love the colours and your colouring. Thank you so much for joining us for our Spots and Dots Challenge at Crafty Sentiments, hugs Susan x

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  39. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delight and good luck..

    Caz xx

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  40. Oh this looks so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! MOjca

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  41. Love your color combo choice, Gail, and, as always, you coordinate all your embellishments to perfection. Love how you threaded the ribbon into the lace, added gems and then continued to complement the rest of your creation. Cute image and typical of youngsters today, to be always carrying their "world" with them - LOL. Good luck in your challenges - this masterpiece is sure to be a multiple winner!

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  42. P.S. And you always have the most MAGNIFICENT bouquets of flowers - absolutely stunning !!

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  43. Oh she is so cute and I love this great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  44. What a great card! :) I love the colour combination of turquoise and purple (that's my favourite). Thank you for joining us at the East Wind.

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  45. This is a beautiful card, thank you for entering the MCC challenge, and Good Luck....Kathy x

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  46. An adorable image Gail and beautifully colored! That bouquet of flowers and the ribbon inserted into the lace along with the fab bow are wonderful!! So glad you joined us for the CDB challenge! ((hugs)) from the East Valley!, Rebecca

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  47. Such a beautiful card Gail. Love your layout and the ribbon threaded through the lace is just awesome. Picture perfect!
    Anne x

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  48. Such pretty colours. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x

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