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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's Summer Time!

I'm glad you stopped by today. Today starts one of the easiest challenges you'll ever enter. The challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog for this week is SUMMER TIME. We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter for this easy peasy challenge. The image I used for my card below is named: Summer Holidays.


I knew this image would be perfect for our theme and I had a great time making this card. I colored her with Copics and love the vibrant green, blue and orange on this card. The palm tree is a die by La-La-Land and the small flowers and ferns at the base of the palm tree are punches. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. And those little green flip flops? Those are buttons by Dress it Up and I cut off the button loop and glued the flip flops on the card. A tiny orange jewel was perfect to glue on her flip flops, too!  Here's a close-up of her and you can see her suntan and even little sunburn on her cheeks! Her drink in the coconut looks scrumptious, doesn't it?!


Remember, if you use an image by The Paper Shelter and win the drawing, the prize is a $30 credit at the store. But, if you use a stamp by the 'other guys', the prize is 3 digis. There are so many wonderful summer themed digis at the store...take a look!!!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The gals at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have made fabulous cards to inspire you!  Take a look at their wonderful cards and let's see what you can make for the challenge of SUMMER TIME.

                                                                                   Hugs,
                                                                                   Gail

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy, Craftitude, Treasured Times, Cut It Up, Sister Act, Digitally Sweet, CCC Digi Creations, Catch the Bug, Fairytale Stamper, One Stitch at a Time, Glitter n Sparkle,  The Squirrel and the Fox, Perfectly Rustics, Card Mania, Whoopsidaisy, Crafting from the Heart, Jo's Scrap Shack, Pile It On, Stampin for the Weekend, CMC Copics Challenge Group, My Sheri Crafts, Addicted to Stamps, Ditzie Digi Designs, My Bestie Norge, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Melon Headz Friends, The Paper Nest Dolls, Bastel-Traum, Art by Miran, Challenges 4 Everybody, Cards Galore, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Just for Fun, The Sisters of Craft, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, One Sweet Challenge, Craft for the Craic, The Doodle Garden, Crafty Bloggers Network (Tic-Tac-Toe: Row A: Diecuts, image, patterned paper), Whimsy Inspires (Tic-Tac-Toe: summer, diecut, sentiment), Bunny Zoe's, Craft-Room Challenge, Digi Choosday, PDE Linky Party, V's Sweet Ideas

66 comments:

  1. So sweet, such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

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  2. How cute! Love this sassy image!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  3. What a pretty card and that palm tree is just perfect, very nicely done my friend
    Hugs Julie P

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  4. Totally adorable card and LOVE that digi image as im partial to a pina colada or 2 ! lol Thanks for playing along in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  5. this is sweet and gorgeous Gail, fab colouring.

    gr karin

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

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  6. Gorgeous card Gail, great image choice! love the papers, palm tree and flip flops, hugs, Colette xx

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  7. Amazing job coloring that image, and I love, love, love those flip flops! What I really like is the dimension of your card. The tree, flowers, fishermen's net and flip flops bring it over the top!!

    Thanks for sharing your Summer Vacation project at Cut it Up Challenges!
    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  8. Once again, your coloring is absolutely fab, Gail -- her cheeks are definitely "sun-kissed" and that fruity drink looks SO refreshing. Love those flip-flops, and the palm tree is perfect for this theme, as well as the background paper -- very "tropical" and makes one want to get away to a beach somewhere . . . the blue and gold are striking together. Fantastic creation, as is fitting for any "Gail cards" !! Happy Summer to you, as I know you've been sweating it out already there in Arizona.

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  9. This is beautiful, Gail! Your colouring is so amazing! The palm tree and the flip flops are perfect! I love the rope net behind the image too! I hope your day is filled with sunshine too, my friend!

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  10. I'm back, Gail! Did you notice you won the candy over at LOTV! Congratulations, my friend! And it couldn't happen to a nicer person! Enjoy!

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  11. She is adorable!!! Lovely coloring!! Thanks for joining us this time at One Sweet Challenge!!!

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  12. Such a sweet card to enter in to our fun 3 in a row challenge this time over at MSC. Love the rope addition and such great colouring in.
    Sue

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  13. What an amazing card. I love the palm tree and added embellishments. Your coloring is done to perfection. Lovely card all around. Thanks for joining us at Ctch The Bug.
    Nancy

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  14. Love, love, love this card! So sweet!! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi somewhere on your project #6, Dawn DT Member x

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  15. A lovely card especially to make you think of holidays. ah! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

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  16. Hi Gail, oh wow what a stunning card I love how youve coloured her which is done brilliantly and your card design papers and sentiment is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  17. Wow Gail, this is just fabulous! I wouldn't mind being on a beach right now! Great colors and love the net embellishment! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On! :)

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  18. Absolutely AMAZING!! Adorable!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  19. Hi Gail! Your card is absolutely stunning ( as allways) I love the colors and embellishment, and that cute palm tree:-)

    Hugs Eva
    TPS teamie

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  20. What a wonderful card, love the detail of the rope net. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge, Sylvie. Craft for the Craic DT

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  21. Your card is beautiful Gail, I love the cute image and your colouring is fabulous. Beautiful embellished. Anet x

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  22. Beautiful card Gail with amazing design. LOVE the flip flops and your great colouring...especially the sand.
    hugs, Pat K xx

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  23. great summer card! love the summer details of jandals and rope, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

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  24. Great card and love the colours. I had to close down Memories to Keep due to a hacker, so my new one is up and running with a candy...if you want to join up and join in please do so. I also had to rejoin your blog as a follower..xxx aNNie xx



    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Hi Annie, I've gone to your new blog and am following you again. :) Thanks for letting me know you had to close your Memories to Keep blog. Hugs, Gail

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  25. Your card is sooooo gorgeous Gail!!! The colouring is really great and the details; wowww.... love the little flip flops and the piece of fishing net!!!
    xxAngela

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  26. Hey there Gail! WOW i CANT BELIEVE THAT THOSE THONGS ARE BUTTONS!!!! TOTALLY awesome lovely!! Thanks heaps for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

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    1. I have a bunch of buttons from "Dress It Up" and often cut the back off and glue them on cards. But I can believe that when a challenge calls for a button that someone won't believe they are buttons which is why I link up the store "Dress It Up" so they can see for themselves that they really are buttons!

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  27. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    ~Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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    1. Thank you so much for the honor of putting my card on your Facebook page! Hugs, Gail

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  28. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our seventh ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  29. Wonderful sunny scene,love her flip flops. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

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  30. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

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  31. This is lovely card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  32. A lovely card with a stunning coloring! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamp! Hugs, Flo.

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  33. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our June Anything goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts Saturday!

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  34. Fabulous card, great coloring of the image and those flip flops are perfect! Thanks for sharing another great project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

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  35. Gail, you are having a lucky week! I just saw that you won the Freebie Friday candy over at Crafty Ribbons! Congratulations, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Kitty

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    1. Yes, and I am so exited to win the Freebie Friday at Crafty Ribbons since the prize was all polka dot buttons. I LOVE polka dot buttons and started to run out of them and was making my own with a white pen on my colored buttons. Hahahahaha! Hugs, Gail

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  36. This is gorgeous Gail - love your colouring and those cute flip flop buttons are adorable!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  37. great cute image and just perfect colouring...lovely card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

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  38. Wow!! Gail, this is so beautiful. :D I love the coloring you did on the image she is adorable and I like the little flip-flops so cute adds the perfect touch along with the palm tree. Wow!!
    Good Luck! Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

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  39. Lovely card, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

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  40. A beautiful card.I love your coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at fairytale Stampers.
    Hugs Andrea

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  41. Such a lovely card, your colouring on the image is just awesome. I like how you have used the flip flop buttons and added a little bit of bling. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  42. Gail, the coloring is outstanding. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the colouring and this gorgeous summery card! Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

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  44. Fantastic summer card and I really love this stamp and your perfect coloring. Love this mesh, too, great addition to this creation! Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and please come back for a brand new one.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  45. Brilliant card - Loving the flip flops!! Thanks for joining Crafting from the Heart. Kx

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  46. Echt heel mooi gemaakt,..
    Veel knutsel plezier verder en een fijne zondag
    Liefs Anneke

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  47. Such a cute card! I love the netting accent and the palm tree die cut. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room!

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  48. Love this! Thanks so much for playing along with PDE!

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  49. Beautiful! I love the addition of the tree and rope. Perfect embellishments!

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  50. Great card. Thanks for joining us at the PDE Linky Party.
    ~ DT Barbara

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  51. What a wonderful card Gail - you picked the perfect embellishments!
    Anne x

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  52. awww, this is such a cute card!! your coloring is awesome!!! love it!!
    xx

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  53. Cute and so lovely card,
    just perfect for the theme at Craft-Room Challenge, thank you;-))m

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  54. Beautiful creative card, love the image and goodies added. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society..
    { Scrapbook Stamp Society DT Member aNNie}

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  55. Just love her this is a fantastic design fabulous colours and design Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  56. Hi Gai thanks for popping over and leaving such a lovely comment on my card I so appreciate it and the fact you liked my card enough to save it to look at is something i have done with some of the well known colourists makes me feel so good. Thanks for making my evening. As for tis card it is stunning and your colouring is equally special

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  57. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Nest Dolls "Anything Goes Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    Paper Nest Dolls DT
    Jenn Zeeb

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  58. Hi Gail!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment at my blog. Glad you like it. It was so much fun to do and there are no limits to what you can put in the box. That's the fun of it :) Cant wait to see what you will come up with :)

    Your card is so beautiful! As always :) Love the coloring on the hair. And those flip flops are so cute!!
    Big Hugs
    Anna

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  59. What a lovely card! Firstly very nicely colorized, then you've used so fitting fine detail, palm tree .. just wonderful ... love it!

    Hug Lena

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  60. A fabulous beach card. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.

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  61. Just For Fun Challenge Blog Comment


    Thank you so much for joining our May Challenge Here Comes Summer, over on the "Just For Fun" Challenge Blog.

    What a brilliant bright, colourful and fun summer card. I love the image and she is coloured perfectly. The texture with the embellishment is the perfect finishing touch.

    We offer monthly challenges with nice and easy themes. I hope you will pop back and join us for more of our future challenges...

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

    p.s - I have candy on my personal blog if you are interested xxxx

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