Friday Fun Day Challenge

Hello and here it is Friday - you know there's a new Friday Fun Day #36 challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack where this week's theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsors are Paper Nest Dolls and Bugaboo. I'm Team A, so my sponsor was Paper Nest Dolls and my chosen digi was Circus Seal Sammy .

- printed 4 images of Sammy on Xpress paper, let dry overnight, then heat set. Used the oval piece of the S/B Filigree Design (card creator series) to cut Sammy out. Colored with C family copics and had a smear at the bottom where his flippers are. Even though this was a gray color, it didn't seem to want to clear up as usual with the colorless blender. Sooo...I colored the remaining images, cut them out and mounted each with dimensionals, and made sure to do a strong shadow around Sam. This successfully hid the smudge made when I tried to blend away the boo-boo. Printed an image on DP, cut out to paper piece his ruffle collar. I should have colored the spots on his collar, but that's hindsight. Used 3D crystal effects on the ball and collar spots.* The background of the oval was colored with BV0000, shadow was BV000, and used some BG0000 & BG000 underneath to ground him (or should that be 'water him'?).
- background was a circus print found on the internet, printed out & diecut with another piece of the S/B Filigree Design. I had chosen Sammy because I had some G45 Circus theme paper...but could I find it? Nope.
- Card base covered with some orange-tone mirror c/s from a paper pack. No sentiment but I did add some green rhinestones. This will probably be a birthday card later in the year.
*Opened the packaging for the Crystal effects purchased last Saturday. I knew it had tiny pieces so opened carefully over a white paper. The tiny pin that is meant to keep in the applicator top when not in use was missing. On Monday I emailed Sakura, and within an hour had a reply. They are sending me the missing pin! How good is that for customer service?! Just sayin'.
OK, that's my card for today, so if you can, why not play along with our Friday Fun Day challenge? 

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    using the linky tool at Jo's blog.
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3. 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements 
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
Starts: Friday, February 7th, 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, February 14th 6PM

Thanks for joining me today, and have a fabulous weekend. Hugs.




  1. Sammy is a real circus cutie, Mary. I love the shadow you made around him. I would never have known there was a boo boo. About searching for paper, I do a lot of that...not always successfully, either.

    Have a good weekend. Hope your weather is nice.

  2. Like your card. Good coloring on the seal. The card has a nice festive circusy feel. Can almost here the Calliope playing in the background.

  3. Mary, this is so fun and just delightful!!! I love the background paper and it's so perfect for that precious image. Great dimension on the little guy too! SO CUTE!!!!!

  4. Great card Mary. Perfect colouring too. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. This is so awesome, Mary!! The seal looks so colored him perfectly!! And the paper is so fun!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Awww, I love Sammy and for the life of me I can't see any boo boo's! You have colored and shadowed him so well, I love the collar and the ball paper pieced, so cute and appropriate. I also love that paper you printed out, it is fun and festive like at a circus and I love the die cut you used on it, so pretty! Well done Momma Mary! Hugs!

  7. Oh how cute and fun!!! I love the image and the background looks festive and full of fun! Well done on this one Mary! I hope you're enjoying some sunshine today - we are and I love it!! It's the calm before the storm! :)

  8. Fun card Mary, perfect for many occasions too! Love the circus paper - yep, I've gone searching to no avail on many occasions! Love how you fixed the boo boo - we would never had known, had you not told us!

  9. Yea! More Friday Fun. Sammy is a cutie and I really like that you used circus paper behind him. Fun card!

  10. Lovely card Mary so bright and cheerful. Have a good weekend x Susan x

  11. This seal is really sweet, and the colouring looks really good with a nice bit of light and shade, and I love the red ball with the yellow spots. The circus background works really well with yellow and orange tones, and the Filigree Design Die adds lots of interest. The rhinestones have been perfectly placed to draw your eye into the main image. A lovely card Mary. x

  12. What a cute image Mary and love your colouring. Have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  13. What a precious card ! The image is colored beautifully ! I am so happy to be on a design team with you ! Hope you have a wonderful day !


  14. Sammy is very handsome with his yellow collar! I think the shading at the bottom looks a bit like a pool which is perfect for a seal! Great paper for background!

  15. could this be an sweeter? I think not. Mary, your little seal is beautifully colored and so wonderfully layered! I think he is performing for you, though - it is with your magical fingers that he has come alive! hugs, de

  16. Super cute and fun, glad to be designing with you!

  17. How adorable is Sammy! Such a lovely card and gorgeous colouring :)


    Vic x

  18. Look at your pretty colors - such a fun card. I am still trying to get my head around Valentine's Day!!
    Sandy xx

  19. Too too cute for words!! I like your out of the box image and the die cut is perfect with the BG D{ too!

  20. You have so many details on this adorable card, Mary! It's a happy and fun card :)

  21. WOW this card is absolutely beautiful!! I just love all those gorgeous colors together, such an array of color, makes me smile! Your image is colored in beautifully and I love that seal... so cute and fun! I just love this so much!!

  22. Very Cute Mary well done, Shaz in Oz.x