Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's All About Finding the Right Tree

 

I hadn't realized it's been so long since I posted - I don't know where my time goes but here it is, the end of January already!  Very wintery here in southwest Saskatchewan with lots of snow but thankfully we are getting some relief from the extreme cold temperatures.
Today's card is my first as one of the new design team members at Eat Cake Graphics.  I was so excited when Holly wrote and asked me to be part of the team because I've always loved the ECG stamps.  Today's card was a good chance for me to dig out this stamp which I have had for ages (I like to let my stamps 'cure').  Anyway, I had a lot of fun colouring Finding the Right Tree (#8155-0) and the sentiment is perfect on so many levels!  The paper is Glitz's French Kiss collection, the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and gem is from my stash.


Copics:
Mr. Piddles:  E39, E37, E33
Trees:  YG99, YG95, YG93
Snow:  GG70, BG10
I added a little Aleenes Glitter Snow to the trees, Stickles Dry Fine Glitter for snow and used the Viva Pearl Pen for snowflakes.  Finally, a little Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink was rubbed into the sky.
Challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
 Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Loose Ends (use a bow)
Drunken Stampers - All that Glitters
Fussy & Fancy - Circles

32 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Marilyn - this really made me smile! The image is fabulous, and the sentiment even more so!! Love your colouring and the beautiful layout.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

jimlynn said...

LOL!! This just could not get any cuter - or prettier! Love the card, Marilyn, and that stamp is darling!! Love the thought about letting the stamps 'cure' too!
Great card and congrats on the DT!
Lynn

marjoleincreatief said...

Hi Marilyn,

Congrats with your new DT spot. Love your card and sweet image. I have sent you something for your birthday but it will arrive too late I am afraid....sorry! Still wishing you a lovely birthday!

hugs marjolein

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card...love the image and fab papers.xxx

Molecraft said...

Lol. what a fab image and sentiment! Love it Marilyn!
Helen x

NickelNook said...

Marilyn...is that a three-legged dog? hahaha I sure hope you remember what I'm talking about! ;o)
Great card! Although for some reason I feel the need to cover my eyes! lol :o)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your new DT place Marilyn.
Your card is fabulous, I love that image and the papers and layout are wonderful
Sue xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Marilyn I love this! Love the image, the sentiment is just perfect! But it is what one does with them that matters and oh WOW have you excelled! Love it! I am so pleased we are keeping in touch! Judy x

Daen'Ys said...

Good morning Marilyn,
This card makes me really smile and the sentiment even more. Love the colors you've used, they are so vibrant and bright. It's just gorgeous!
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my card, it makes me happy.

Have a nice day
Rosi x

Chrissy said...

This is fantastic Marilyn, love the image[lol]...so funny, fabulous colouring,congratulations on your new DT postion.

Luv CHRISSYxx

coops said...

hehe so stunning marilyn.fabulous fun image and i love your colouring and design.huge congrats on your DT :D

xx coops xx

mixamatoasties said...

That really made me laugh!! How true ;)

Gorgeous card.

Susan xx

Shari said...

Marilyn, Oh my goodness, this card is so cool! thank you so much for the morning chuckle! Love this image - great design and wonderful card!

Thank you so much for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper! Good Luck!

Hugs;
Shari G.

Anneke said...

What a great card! The stamp is so funny :) Love it! Hugs Anneke

Elena said...

it's so cute!

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

Marilyn, this card makes me smile all over. How fun!!!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh, what a nice card and witch sweet scene.......i like it very much.

Hugs Andrea

Sheri said...

Love this card! Your coloring is so good. the pearls are a special touch. I am happy to be on the team with you! It will be fun to work with you.

Margaret said...

That image is sooo cute! Love the scene that you created for it and your card layout is fabulous!

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Marilyn!! Fantastic coloring and I love that sentiment!
Tammy x

Kelly Neis said...

Mr. Piddles is adorable and funny. A cure for those long wintery days. I love it. I wonder how many of those trees he will hit on his way. I do love how your colored the big tree, those shadows are so cool.
Congrats and enjoy our DT position.
Hugs Kelly

MaxineD said...

Wonderful card Marilyn.
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Hehehe this is so cute- I know my Dad would love card like this....The scene is fabulous!

Sandy said...

Ain't it the truth Marilyn!!!! You have colored this bad boy beautifully. I love your design and papers!! It really is a pretty card - well done my friend. Hope you foot is doing better and the dish towel stays in place!
Sandy

Jacilynn said...

this is too cute! Love the sentiment and image.
Thanks for playing along at OCS!
cheers,
Jacilynn

Tracy said...

Oh gosh this is hilarious! LOL The image and sentiment are super fun and you've used a great layout. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Hugs!

Darlene said...

LOVE THIS!!!! hehehehehe Too dang cute! I also love the rich browns and greens against the pale blues in the image. Masterful coloring! This is one great card!

Annie said...

fabulous! and oh so true .. .. love the card.
hugs, annie x

Staying Crafty said...

*LOL* What a super fun card :)

Shannon White said...

LOL!! Soo Cute Cute Cute Miss Marylin!! Love the Darling image and Perfect sentiment! Cant' wait to see more of your Fabulous creations with ECG stamps! They are all so CUTE!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images....

Hugs Judith

Christine said...

BEAUTIFUL. That is all lol! Just stunning. Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy! xx