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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's time for bed!

Another week has arrived, and with it brings a new challenge at The Paper Shelter.  The topic for this week is STARS AND/OR HEARTS. My image is from The Paper Shelter and her name is Let's go to sleep! I decided to make a card with hearts.

 
This card has a hidden message--see below. I was in a dilemma on where and how to put a little something to say since this card isn't square.  So, borrowing an idea from Julie Price, I did the 'hidden tag' trick. Thanks, Julie! The 3 little hearts on the tag are from a convention I attended in Mesa, Arizona. The silk ribbon is from May Arts Ribbon. It's pure silk and so soft! 
 


I used dies by Magnolia, Whimsy, Quik Kutz, Cheery Lynn and Go Kreate. The white paper doily is from a restaurant where I went and was given salad dressing on a dish with this doily under it. My first thought was: don't dirty that--I can use it! The papers are from my stash (and if you look closely, even my paper has heart shaped flowers on it) and the flowers are from Wild Orchid. The leaves among the flowers are a punch by Martha Stewart. I used my Quickie glue pen and coated each of the three different heart dies behind my image and then sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on each of them so they have a soft and pretty sparkle. I also put a little sparkle on the hearts on her pajamas! I'm loving my Glitter Ritz and any of the super fine glitters. It may go EVERYWHERE (remember, turn ceiling fans off when using fine glitter) but the super fine glitters have such a soft look.  Here's what my image looks up close and personal...don't you just love that little puppy's face?! 


We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter where you can find the most beautifully created images on-line. You not only get the black and white image, but a colored image and also background paper. And if you enter the challenge and use an image from The Paper Shelter, the prize is a $30 gift certificate to the store versus 3 digis if you use an image from somewhere else. Big difference and $30 goes a long way at the store!

 
 
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The Design Team would love to inspire you to enter this challenge, so please take a quick look over at the challenge blog!
                                                                            Hugs,
                                                                            Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T.,  Cute Card Thursday, Crafty Girls, Brown Sugar, Creative Corner, Sister Act, Treasured Times, 613 Avenue Create, Dream Valley, Artistic Inspirations, Crafting From The Heart, Ppinky Dolls, Creative Moments, Fairytale Stamper, Aud Sentiments, Sweet Pea Stampers, Fussy and Fancy, Art by Miran, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Craftin' Desert Divas, The Paper Nest Dolls, Melon Headz Friends, Lexi's Creations, Cutie Pie Challenge, Crazy Challenge (3 heart pearls on tag), Scrappers Delights, Creative Fingers, Crafting at the Weekend, Craft-Dee Bowz, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, My Heart Pieces, Crafty Calendar, Addicted to Stamps, Lia Stampz, The Craft Garden (the shade of green was my inspiration), Eclectic Ellapu

57 comments:

  1. Hi what cutie great colouring and design. Thanks for sharing at craft this week

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  2. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our Anything Goes Challenge

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  3. Amazing, so very pretty, I love the colours and the design. the image is so cute and coloured beautifully, a truly great piece of work, love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  4. Thank you Gail for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog, that's very kind of you and it is much appreciated.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  5. Hi Gail another beautiful creation from you! Lovely detail with all those gorgeous hearts and the pretty papers are so gorgeous! Susan xx

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  6. So pretty. Love the shape and colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  7. Love the shape of the card and the addition of the die cuts. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner

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  8. So pretty, a lovely image & your colours & embellies are just beautiful!
    hugs Jo x

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  9. What a pretty card Gail and love the hidden message tag !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  10. Thank you so much for playing along over at Ppinky Dolls Challenge - "Anything goes”!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Ppinky Dolls
    x x x

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  11. Gorgeous card love how youve coloured the image and your card design is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  12. Love this card and the shape of it. And the little hidden message is cute. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

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  13. This is so adorable!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

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  14. Hi Gail, Lovely! Great take on the Challenge Theme. Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

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  15. This is so beautiful Gail!! Love the shape and all the dies. Fab coloring! <3
    Hugs Anna

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  16. This is adorable. Love the hidden message that goes with this sweet image. So glad you shared her with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  17. beautiful card,love the cute image and beautiful dies love the hidden heart die-thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  18. Absolutely wonderful card and perfect for our sparkle and shine challenge at Lexi's Creations, thanks for sharing with us!

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  19. Hi just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

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  20. Fabulous card Gail, I love the shape and all the details, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured, I adore the heart tag, (great idea with the hidden message), hugs, Colette xx

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  21. Lovely, soft, sweet and adorable! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September challenge and good luck!

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  22. Lovely. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden this month

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  23. This is gorgeous!! The image is so sweet!! I love the details!! What a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Lisa
    CDD DT
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  24. Absolutely adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  25. Your cars is adorable. Just love it.
    Greetings Maria

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  26. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

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  27. Gorgeous shaped card, love the hidden tag!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  28. Hi! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Cute image and I love your colouring.

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  29. Just too adorable, beautifully made card and lovely detail. Thank you for sharing with us at ArtbyMiran Challenge this time. Hugs Jackie DT.

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  30. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 13th ‘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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  31. Beautiful card Gail. Love the soft colours for this adorable image and your hearts are gorgeous. hugs, Pat K x

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  32. Oh this is beautiful Gail!! What a wonderful image...perfectly coloured!!! Fabulous card design...thanks once again for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!!
    Beth F&F DT

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  33. This is absolutely gorgeous Gail and I love the soft colours you used. Thank you also for your very complimentary comments on my blog - you always know how to bring a smile to my face when I'm having a bad day!

    Lots of hugs,

    Vannessa x

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  34. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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  35. How fabulous! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  36. Golly, this card just "oozes" elegance, Gail . . . fabulous coloring/shading, and not a thing that I would change on it. This card has it all -- beautifully colored sweeties, flowers, doily and diecut (which gives it that "lacey" look), sparkle, hearts, ribbon -- what more can I say but that it's absolutely FANTABULOUS !!!! This has certainly got to be a winner in more than one challenge . . .

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  37. Awah, such a sweet sweet image, and your die cuts are beautiful. Thanks for joining in the Scrapper's Delights Challenge. Wishing you the best of luck!
    DebbieM

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  38. Very pretty ... Thank you for taking part in The Craft Garden challenge!

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  39. This is a gorgeous card Gail - I love everything about it, especially the image and embellishments. I did giggle at the little doily story - if we go anywhere with this sort of thing on the table I get a warning look from hubby!! lol. He just wants to ensure I don't disturb everything before the meal! Gorgeous creation by the way!

    Thank you so much for entering the August Crafty Calendar Challenge, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  40. What a sweet sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  41. This is gorgeous Dail, such a sweet image and pretty papers with my faourite little tag die, so very sweet
    Hugs Julie P

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  42. Super sweet card!! All those little info's were amazing!!(Like the hidden sentiment etc) Loved everything about it!

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  43. Hi Gail! Your card is absolutely adorable. I love the colours you used as well. Thank you so much for joining us at Lia Stampz! Hope you to see your beautiful creations again soon!

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  44. A beautiful design Gail... I love your use of different shapes and the delicate die cuts to create so many interesting layers! Lush! The sentiment tag is very creative indeed and is quite effective! Thank you for sharing your great project & your creativity with us!
    ~ginny,
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#114 – Any Sentiment other than a Birthday]
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  45. Such a sweet image and I love all the shapes and dies you have used. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights xxx Stacey S xxx

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  46. What a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Crafting at the Weekend! We hope to see you next challenge and good luck!

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  47. This is fabulous and just so right for this months challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. Thank you for joining in.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  48. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Sweet Pea Stampers

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  49. Gorgeous card, Gail! Fabulous design, lovely die cuts and beautiful colouring!
    Chris
    x

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  50. Your card is sooo beautiful !!
    Soft delicate pastel colors, wonderful !!
    Like your short frame ..

    Hug Lena

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  51. Another beautiful card good luck in the challenge and Thank you for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge I hope to see you next time.
    Hugs Sharon (DT)

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  52. Lovely Card!! Fantastic Shape of it!! Great Details.. lovely colors too!
    Thank you for joining out Pastel challenge! at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

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  53. love it! very pretty!
    xx
    Erum
    Lia Stampz DT

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  54. Gorgeous, love the softness of your card! The heart die is super cute too :) Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz Friends this round. See you Monday for a new challenge :)

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  55. Too adorable!

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

    Hugz

    Laurian

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