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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Isn't she CHARMING?

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog...this week it's CHARMING -- USE A CHARM ON YOUR CARD. I hardly consider this a challenge since it's something I often do, but it is so much fun to find the charm you want to use and then find an image to fit it!  If you have a collection of charms and wonder which image to you, let me suggest you go to The Paper Shelter and pick an image from the store for your card. For using a store image, if your card is chosen as the winner, the prize is well worth the cost of the image!!  I used this super cute image named Refreshing Time.


My image is colored with Copics and I've added Glossy Accents to her eye glasses, sunglasses and her glass of lemonade. I added some clear Wink of Stella on the fan wind going around, but it's not showing up well in the photos. That's a Spellbinders die that is the turquoise under my image and it's been embossed.  I used my trusty little rounded corner punch on my image. The tiny red gems are from Queen & Co. This is my favorite layout and I love being able to use two or more papers to bring more color to my cards...and my papers are from Doodlebug.

 
Here's a close-up of these pretty die cut butterflies and I added pearls for their bodies. My die cut daisies are a gift from my best friend, Lillian who cut them out of white for me and send me a bunch so I colored them with my Copics to match the daisies on her hat. I used brown paint in the middle of the daisies and then added brown flocking while the paint was wet for texture in the center. The daisy leaves are a die by Marianne.  Oh, if you look at the pic below, you can see the  Wink of Stella on the fan breeze!
 
 
My sentiment is from Whimsy and I used my big EK punch to cut out the circle.  The yellow felt die cut doily is from Michael's. The red satin bow is a double loop and the flip flop charm is from my stash of charms. I pick up charms everywhere I go and can't keep track of where each one came from! I used red embroidery thread to die my charm to my satin bow.
 


Our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, generously donates this awesome prize each week...a $30 voucher if your card/project is chosen and you've used an image from The Paper Shelter. If you win and you've used a non-TPS stamp, your win is 3 images of your choice.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/
 
The Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog has made beautiful creations and we hope that we've inspired you to join in the challenge this week of USE A CHARM.
 
                                                                            Hugs,
                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, As You Like It, Crafty Girls Creations, Simply Papercrafts, Crafting with Friends, Crafty Catz, Crafty Friends, Digi Designs, Allsorts, Glitter n Sparkle, Ribbon Girls, 613 Avenue Create (create your own challenge: image/sentiment/glossy accents/flowers/ribbon), Craft Your Passion, Crafting from the Heart, Artistic Inspirations, Jo's Scrap Shack, CCC Digi Creations, Cuttlebug Mania, Card and Scrap, Petal Lu Challenge, Creative Moments, Julia Spiri Challenge, Simon Says Monday Challenge, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, Reasonable Ribbon, Crafting for all Seasons (Tic-Tac-Toe: Flowers/Die Cuts/Patterned Paper)Lacy Sunshine, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Creative Craft Cottage, Love to Scrap, Art by Miran, Natalie and Amy's, Crafts Galore Encore, Sweet Stamps, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Lia Stamps, World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Crafting with an Attitude, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, The Sisters of Craft, Scrap & Craft, Digitally Sweet, The Artistic Stamper, Dragonfly Dreams, Crafty Calendar, Let's Create, The Paper Nest Dolls, Whoopsi Daisy, Where the Heart is, Not Just Cards, Crafting By Designs, Papertake Weekly

75 comments:

  1. A lovely card Gail, just perfect for our challenge.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

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  2. Gorgeous card Gail, love the pretty bright colour combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  3. With my other DT hat on. Beautiful card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

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  4. Love this such a fun bright cards love it thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

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  5. Gorgeous card Gail, beautiful image and colouring. Great card layout. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

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  6. Hi Gail its me again this time with my other DT head on. Your card is just stunning, love the image and fabulous colouring. Your backing design is just perfect for our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and we would love to see you again. Jennifer DT member xx

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  7. Morning Gail, what a stunning card I love how youve coloured her its bright and sunny, just what you need at the moment its starting to get colder in the UK in the morning and nighttime. I love your card design to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  8. Your card is so bright, cheerful and Summery as we try to hold on to the last bits of Summer here. Love your details and especially the cute little flip-flop charm.
    Lorraine

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  9. Ah, you've eased right back to summer from your previous holiday card - variety is the spice of life, as they say!! This card makes me smile - the colors are so bright and cheery, the image has been colored so well (love her red hair) and I love the background papers you've used! Your flowers are perfect with this, as is the doily, sentiment, bow and charm, and oh, let's not forget the butterflies. Stunning summer card, and let's hope we still have a bit of summer left to enjoy. Now, go out and enjoy some ice cream, girl !!!

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  10. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  11. she is charming Gail and a fantastic and beautiful card
    Gr Karin

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  12. Lots of lovely layers here Gail and such pretty bright colours as well.

    Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  13. Gorgeous bright and cheery card Gail. Love everything about it. hugs, Pat K x

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  14. Beautiful elements and design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make It Colorful” Challenge!

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  15. Lovely bright and cheerful card Gail, super image, love the butterflies and the pretty flowers
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  16. A Super Duper card, with lovely summer colours and a beautifully coloured image too. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  17. Lovely card, joyfull colors!

    Takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap!
    Klem Siri DT

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  18. A totally summer card, love the primary colors, so full of life and energy! Thank you for joining our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back on Friday for a brand new theme.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  19. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

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  20. What a gorgeous card, all of the textures you used are so fun! I love how bright this is :) Thanks for joining our challenge over at Where the HeART is!! http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. A fab card, so bright and cheerful. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

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  22. Oh yes yes yes, I love this, absolutely wonderful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with this great entry.
    Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories from the monthly challenges, so hope you keep joining in each month.
    Annette DT Leader

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  23. Very nice. Live all your elements. Thanks for joining WWODTC
    Heather DT

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  24. This is just wonderful and so colorful! Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Members

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  25. Lovely bright and cheery card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

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  26. I like bright coloring and all details.
    Thanks for joining us on Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog
    It will be good to change the link to the curent challenge, not to the blog.
    Irena, DT
    x x x

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    1. Thank you, Gail for fixing the link!
      I realy love your card! Adorable!!!
      Hugs!
      Irena xxx

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  27. Fabulous card. Thank you For entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog Challengs xx DT Crafter Sarah xx

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  28. Your card is stunning Gail, really bright and cheery. Thank you for joining us at Where The HeART is, Claire DT member xXx

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  29. Beautiful card and lovely colouring, Thanks for sharing and joning us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

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  30. Stunning creation Gail Thanks so much for entering our very new challenge and hope you continue to support us with your gorgeous creations.xx
     {Where The Heart Is  DT}

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  31. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.
    Mags
    x

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  32. Wearing my other hat now. This is just perfect for our challenge this week at
    Creative Craft Cottage Hope to see you again and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

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  33. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

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  34. Stunning card - lots of lovely layers. Loving the colours. Thanks for joining us over on Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Hugs,
    Bev (DT) xx

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  35. Lovely card, very bright and cheerful - sweet image.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  36. So fabulous - love all the summer colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge,Elizabeth (DT)

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  37. Gorgeous card here lovely bright paper, such a lovely image and coloured so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

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  38. This is wonderful! A gorgeous image beautifully coloured and all the bright cheerful embellishments and papers and that lovely charm. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT xx

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  39. Wonderful creation with a gorgeous image! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts, hope to see you again!

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  40. Lovely embellishments and awe-inspiring image. Digistamps4Joy.
    HugsBerni (DT Member)

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  41. So cute! Lovely!
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge!
    Hugs, Julia.

    Julia Spiri Challenge Blog

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  42. What a beautiful card!! I'm in love with the brightness of it :) Thanks for joining us at Where the HeART is for this challenge, hope to see you again soon!

    DT member - Sonia

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  43. Beautiful card I like the image and the design, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  44. Fabulous image and brilliant colouring love the papers and beautiful embellishments
    Carol x

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  45. Hi just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

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  46. Gail, every single card you make is stunning!! It's too bad you live so far away, I could come over and maybe some of your talent would rub off on me! Anyway, this is soooo beautiful!! Love the bright colors and those gorgeous daisies and butterflies. And how fun is the glitter on the fan!!?? Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  47. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and at Julia Spiri. Hope to see you again next time.

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  48. Fantastic card and so bright and cheery.Super colouring and beautifully detailed.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  49. Gail this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  50. A really beautiful card. Your image is brilliantly coloured and gorgeous. I love the colours you have used too. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

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  51. Beautiful card! Love your coloring and embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

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  52. beautiful card! Love your coloring and colors! Everything fits perfectly.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  53. Super card, love the colors and the embellishments, thanks for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons!

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  54. Very pretty card. Love the details you added to make it just perfect. The layout is awesome. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  55. What a cute gal...she most certainly is ready for summer. Your coloring is wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  56. Super cute, Gail! Your coloring has really improved. Love all the details, and that charm. Thanks for joining our very first challenge at Julia Spiri. Julie, DT

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  57. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Creative Craft Cottage, love the bright colours and colouring - good luck hope to see you again soon
    Lyn - DT

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  58. Such a cute card and beautifully colored. Thank u for joining us at lacy sunshine anything goes. Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

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  59. Such a cute card and beautifully colored. Thank u for joining us at lacy sunshine anything goes. Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

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  60. Wonderful card, so sunny, Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge

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  61. I love this!!
    The beautiful colours, the design, the layout..
    Thanks for sharing it with us..
    Hug Lena

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  62. Oh this is just too cute, Gail!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you joing us again soon!
    xx Sharon

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  63. I love your bright and colourful card and that charm is just perfect

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  64. This is fabulous, thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  65. Thank you for joining us at
    Stamps by Julia Spiri Challenge blog
    Come back tomorrow to see if you are a winner! We hope you play along with again soon
    Hugggs Lori X x X

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  66. Such a vibrant and fun card, the image is gorgeous, thank you for taking part in the Petal Lu Challenge. X

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  67. Thanks for joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper. Love the colours. Debs DT

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  68. What a fun and colorful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  69. Gorgeous colours! Love the summery feel of this card. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create challenge

    Mary DT

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  70. I love this card! I love the colors and everything!
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette

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  71. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at PP xx Jan

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  72. Fabulous feminine creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  73. I love the bright and cheery colours you have used, gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Dragonfly Dreams challenge.
    Chris (DT)

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