Good afternoon, and welcome to Roxann a new follower. Thanks for joining me here, as I'm always delighted to make a new craft/card friend.

There is a pretty sketch challenge going on at Jo's Scrap Shack. By the way, Jo is having
 some nice blog candy for her 200th followers goal- see pic in sidebar. Now for the  Funday Friday's Challenge. I'm not very good with sketches but this looked like one I could manage, so I made a card last night. Surprisingly, the sketch made it easier for me to think about how to arrange the card (DUH! Who knew?), but also helped me to think about what design papers to use.

I've got some snippets on this one too, so you know it's going over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop Playground to enter my 3rd card entry for a chance to win this lovely Ryn Water Droplets stamp. Woo Hoo...wouldn't it be a lovely texture stamp to have in your bag of tricks??? I've seen a Ryn water stamp used on some lovely cards at Paper Creations by Shirley. This particular post is not the same prize water droplets stamp, but a similar one by Ryn, and Shirley has done a lovely card.'s the card: (even with the sentiment on the front, I think it will work for Birthday, Thank you, or whatever...depending on what I do on the inside.)

- diecut is a new Die-Namites Daisy Bunch. This was my first try with this brand, and it cut like butter. Loved it! I used copics to color white cryogen paper diecut- which was a snippet from my rather unsuccessful water coloring adventure earlier this week. Copics worked much better on this paper.

- yellow snippet dsp diecut with a S/B small circle.

- red mat is S/B Stately Circle die on a red snippet (this dsp has a stars pattern, but you can't see it on the part that shows. Daja Vu from an earlier project.

- green striped paper was from a pack (not a snippet, - hadda cut into this piece -but NOW, I have a snippet left! <g>). Expect to see it again.

- red bottom dsp was a snippet though, as was the yellow dotted border piece cut with an EK Success punch.
- yellow flower border - same snippet as the yellow circle, just the opposite lighter colored side.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment, a tiny green snippet - which you've seen beforeDumped the thoroughly holey small piece that was left into the trash...finally. Sure got my $$$'s worth from this paper as I've cut palm fronds, plant stems, tree trunks, etc from this piece.  These small script dies are wonderful to use up small pieces of leftovers. I sure hope a company will bring out more of these smaller script dies because I am loving them. I've sent an email to Elizabeth Craft & to Memory Box, asking for seasonal & celebration script dies, so I hope they pay attention to customer feedback.

I hope you'll like this card, and I hope you'll also join the challenges at Funday Friday & Pixie's Crafty Workshop week 75! Happy afternoon and hugs.


Bonnie said...

I love red and yellow together! So bright and cheery! Beautiful flowers! Love the coloring!

Redanne said...

I do like your card Mary, it is lovely, so cheery with the gorgeous colours, love the flower centre-piece and the lovely flower border. A lovely card. Hugs, Anne x

jimlynn said...

Oh I love that red and yellow together! Outstanding card and great placement on the sentiment.

Mrs A. said...

A lovely bright fun looking card. Thanks for your delightful explanation of all the pieces used. Love that die cut flower that is so much a must have will be straight off to source a company in the UK. Britannia dies make lower case sentiment dies and can be bought from Joanna Sheen . Hugs Mrs a.

Kellie 0:) said...

Mary I love what you have done with the sketch. The daisy diecut is beautiful with your colouring. Great to see you joining in on the Funday Friday Challenge again at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Sandy Smith said...

Mary I love it!! This is one of my favourites that you have made.
The colours are vibrant and the flowers just POP off the card.
Great work.

scrappymo! said...

Great diecut flowers...Your take on the sketch is wonderful and loving the nice hot summery colours here.
Not sure how much visiting i will be doing as I have ordered the internet up at the lake but don't know if they have installed it yet!
Guess I will soon find out!

Carol said...

This card is just so gorgeous Mary. I love the bright colours. TFS!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a beauty, Mary! Great take on the sketch and fantastic use of your snippets!! See you in the Playground!

Debs Willis said...

Hi mary - what a lovely bright cheerful card - love that die!

the HOTP tool is called a 'Design Kit' - not sure where you'd buy in US but below is link to what it looks like, there are 2 sets available


~ Jo ~ said...

Mary I love this beautiful card! The colors are fantastic and the papers you used are gorgeous! Love your coloring too!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!

Jo's Scrap Shack

Julia Aston said...

THe yellow and red are such great colors together - your die cut flowers are so pretty!

Di said...

Hi Mary

I think I could be meeting myself coming back - am sure I commented earlier, sigh! Lovely card if I didn't. Hugs, Di xx

Sandy said...

Such a wonderful color combination making for one heck of a pretty card!! We really had a big rain storm up here late this afternoon. Tons of rain and some good winds!

Brenda said...

Wow Mary this is one gorgeous card! I love your take on the sketch! The SB you use is perfect, I am so loving that daisy die! You have such wonderful papers you used, love your coloring on the daisy's too! Thanks for joining Jo's Funday Friday my friend!! Hugs!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Gorgeous card. I love the bright red and yellow - so fresh and summery. Love the way you've colored your daisies - fabulous shading of colors. Loll xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the colours, so bright and happy.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ooh hot and vibrant . . . lovely.

Sarn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well Mary that is one gorgeous card.. well done girl!! love the colours! and thanks for popping over Shaz in Oz.x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Mary, love the vibrant colour combo ! I hope you have a great day, Shirleyx

S`andra V. said...

Stopping by to say hello and must I say... LOVE LOVE this card. THE COLORS, the design, the papers. Looks like it all came together wonderfully. The paper patterns all meshed well with each other. Awesome. Thanks for sharing your talents~Sandra V.