Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Play Ball!!

Here is a cute card for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge of Buttons, Bows, and Bling.  They are celebrating their 100th Challenge so go check out how you can win some wonderful prizes.  I also tried to meet some other challenges, including Mark’s Fine Papers with a challenge of Bright and Cheery/Pink, Yellow, and Green.  I found this little guy and he reminded me of all the summer sports.  Even though this card has pink on it, I still think it works pretty well for a young man.  I used layers of yellow and green cardstock on a white card base and two different decorative papers.  I wanted the center to look a bit like a ball diamond.

The image in the center is colored with Tombow markers and cut out with a square Spellbinders’ Nestie.  For embellishment I added yellow jewels on the scallops of the green layer under the image.  I ran green polka dot ribbon down the left side with a bow and layered buttons.  There are more small buttons on the top and bottom of the card and two green brads in the corners on the right side.  I also added a green metal star and a dragonfly that I colored with alcohol ink.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #121 – Buttons, Bows, Brads, and Bling
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #89 – All About Boys!
House Mouse and Friends Challenge #100 - Buttons, Bows & BLING
Mark’s Finest Papers Challenge #64 – Bright and Cheery/Pink, Yellow, and Green
All Sorts Challenge Week #112 – Free and Easy July
Little Claire's Designs Challenge #11 - 'Things With Wings'
Paper Cutz Challenge #100 - The Skies the Limit (I used a star and dragonfly)
Sew Many Challenges #60 -  Sparkle/Glitter and Gemstones
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #120 – Animal Antics
Totally Stampalicious Challenge – Buttons an dBows
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Sparkle and Shine
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #71 - ' So Charming


Jill said...

Lovely card. Gorgeous job with all the layering!
Beautiful coloured
Thanks for sharing your work at Allsorts this week and good luck
Hugs, Jill

America said...

wow- so much gorgeous detailing, fab embellies and great cuts. FAB take on challenge!! So happy you could play along again!!!!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge on our BLOG-HOP to help us celebrate our 100th challenge. Good LUCK to you! :) ...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely bright card and such a fun image. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x (I have candy.)

Sue said...

WOW, I love it. So many beautiful details and embellishments. Love the color combo, and FYI my grandson's LL baseball team had more girls on it one year than boys!!!! Perfect card for our 100th challenge at House mouse and Friends Monday AND our Blog Hop celebration! Thanks for joining us and good luck with the prizes!


Kat said...

Hi Marie, love your cute House Mouse card. Love that image, ideal for a male card. Thanks for joining us at HM&F and TG and good luck.

Kat x

Charlene said...

So many details! lOVE THE COLORS AND THE ADORABLE IMAGE :-)Thank You so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

maxine said...

A great card I love the layout thanks for joining us at little claire x

Sandra said...

Fabulous l love this image and the layout :) Sandra H

Céline said...

so cute card! love the stamp!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline F&F DT

Fleur said...

A great card, the image is fab. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Winnie and Patty said...

What an adorable card for Speedy's challenge this week! The image is colored beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so pretty and to top it off you have used an adorable image. I love your attention to detail with that dragonfly charm and cute embellies. Thank you so much for playing along in the Speedy's Friends Challenge. It was a joy to visit you today. Hope you can play with us again next week!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is total cuteness! Love the adorable image and your creative layout! Great embelishments too! Thank you for joining us for the Buttons & Bows Challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week!

Janeen said...

oh Marie, this is an adorable summer card, it really made me smile. Thank you so much for playing along with Friends of Speedy the Cat. I wish you good luck in the drawing.

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable!! Love the great colors you used and such a great image! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) I love this image, so very cute and the layout, papers and colours are perfect, I love the star shape and embellies too :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge and hop :-)

Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous card,great papers & design, fab colouring, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sande said...

What a darling card! Lovely details!

Thanks for joining us on "Sparkle and Shine" challenge at Whoopsi Daisy!

Hugs, Sande x

Donna Mosley said...

A very lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Heike said...

This is a fabulous card with such a cute image.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x

Gill McCall said...

what a fantastic card. thanks for joining us at HM&F.
Gill GDT for July

Natascha said...

Your card is really great. Love this cuties and your awesome layout. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good Luck!

Hugs, Natascha