Thursday, 5 April 2012

Crafty Gals April Challenge "April showers bring May Flowers"

Hello everyone!!!. April 5th...time for another Challenge at Crafty Gals. This month our hostess is Diane and she challenged us like this:

Since April is supposed to be a rainy month in most of the country, I thought we would try a "water" challenge. My challenge to you is to incorporate water in some way on your card. It can be rain, puddles, ocean, sea, beach, lake, bathtub or anything else you can think of. In addition to the water, I want you to use ribbon, brads and patterned paper on your card. I can't wait to see your creations and I hope you all enjoy this month's challenge.


I don't have many stamps about water, maybe a watering can, some shells and a couple of lighthouses. I used lighthouses for my last group challenge so while I was searching I found this cute stamp set from SU that doesn't see ink in years!!!. I've been using a lot of MFT lately with very cute images and other companies as well and forgot completely about my SUs. I'm so glad I used this one. I need to get back to my origins from time to time!!! Please visit my other Crafty Gals for more great creations!!!

Here is my card:


And here are some close ups:




For this card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip from SU. I don't remember where the blue base is from.
Designer Paper: All about boys from DCWV
Stamps: Ahoy Matey from SU and the sentiment is from the set Time to Celebrate from MFT
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers. Ribbon, brads, paper piercing tool and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder from SU. 

Thanks for looking!!!

19 comments:

Jackie said...

Too cute! I forgot all about that SU! set & you worked magic with it gf! Love the layout, your coloring & how you stamped on the *ribbon*. Very, very nice work Carolina & TFS!!!

Liz said...

Very Cutie I love all the details you put into your layout , Awsome Job!!

Nancy said...

Very cute card! I like how you incorporated the image by using a rectangle and a circle. I like the embossed circle. Those are super cute papers too.

Melina said...

This is a great layout Carolina! Wow, I love the images and papers. The embossing is a great touch and is that stamping on ribbon I see?! I love it! :)

Barb said...

Awesome card Carolina--I think your designs is so darn cute! I love the twill ribbon and all of the details in your card.

You sure rocked this challenge!

Tracie said...

Wow...i love that stamp set! Nice job!

Carol said...

So cute, Carolina! Love images and the piercing just makes that layer pop!

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous paper piercing on the rectangular pieces and raised dots on the circle!! Your little pirate looks like he's having loads of fun sailing the seven seas!

Pam said...

I love the layout and colors on your cards! I would have never thought about using pirates for a water theme, but it works!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness... it's a Pirate... and a very cute one at that! How clever for a wet card!!! Your circle is the perfect backdrop for him, too... like a window in a ship. Very nice details on your card!!!

Patty Gorka said...

How darling! This card is so perfect and I love how you have your pirate poking out, very creative!

Athina said...

I love it! I laughed at its cuteness! Great job!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Just as cute as can be! Very nicely done!

Heather B said...

That is awesome!!! Love the pirate theme.

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful!! Perfect little boy card ;)

AnnMarie said...

Sooo very cute!!! This is one of my favorite SU! sets!! I love looking at your cards, because there is always so much pretty detail! Another great creation! Thank you fro sharing! :)

Chaitali Narla said...

Very pretty and pirate-y! Love the detail on the card! I see you have been using your "pokey" tool :D

Carole said...

Ahoy matey, Shiver me timbers!! This be a fine card.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I be lovin pirates, Matey. Cute card. That patterned paper is awesome and goes perfect with image. I need some.