Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Fun Surprise!

GD card patterns

Wow, my head is spinning from all the excitement at the CTD blog!  If you haven’t played yet, you need to!  Wonderful prizes are at stake!  You can find out all about it here.  My head was spinning, also, when I got an email from Michelle at Card Patterns, telling me that this card had won that week and I was the guest designer for today!  WOW!  So here is the sketch that she gave me to play with:

Card Patterns Sketch #72

and I already had a thought in mind for the City Crafters challenge CCCB12 this week, which is Some Like it Hot!!   I wanted to use some of the cute Cosmo Cricket papers I had laying around, and I knew I had a bikini stamp (have no idea who the manufacturer is) I had gotten from Tammy, so here is my version of a summery, hot, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini card (again, I am dating myself with these songs!  Yikes!):


Since the patterns are busy, I kept the whole thing rather simple.  I think the images were actually supposed to be underwear, but I cut the straps off and made them into a bathing suit!!  Creative license, you know!  The button is from my grandma’s button can…..I am sure in her wildest dreams, she would never have imagined that this button would end up on a bikini card!!!  The sentiment is from Lizzie Anne’s Shore Thoughts….cute beachy set.  This also fulfills the Little Red Wagon challenge this week, to use Nesties, as well as SCS’s WT278, to use yellow! 

So you need to go over to Card Patterns and make something fun with this sketch too!  Thanks to Michelle and all the CP girls for this opportunity!  And thanks for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Bikini (unknown); Shore Thoughts, Lizzie Anne
  • Paper:  Confetti Cream, Real Red, So Saffron, Material Girl & Garden Variety, Cosmo Cricket
  • Ink:  Real Red, So Saffron
  • Acc: Daubers, Nesties, Red Gingham, Paper Piercer, Button, Dimensionals


Kim said...

Oh SO cute LeAnne!! Love every detail!!

Karen McAlpine said...

So cute.. Love the bikini image. Congrats on guest desinger!

Ros said...

So beautifully done ... love it. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB

Barbara said...

Congrats, LeAnne!! What a darling card--fabulous job with a hard sketch!

Linda said...

Wow that was a lot of cutting! They are wonderful cards!
Congratulations on being a guess desinger:)
Thanks for the sweet comment.

Heather Rogers said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love your cute bikini card for the Card Patterns sketch. Congrats on your Guest DT spot. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Yeah for Guest DT! (I'm making my debut guest DT on 365 Cards today).

Unknown said...

(That she wore for the first time today)! Such a catchy tune.. Love the card it says Hot Summer Days all over it! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is super cute, congrats on your GD spot, and thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Carol L said...

Congrats on your GD spotlight, but that apple card definitely deserved all the attention it obviously received! Love this patchwork card with the festive colors and the cute bikini!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That is CUTE, LeAnne! LOVE the colors, too! Way to go on another honor!

I wanna' say thats a Gina K stamp set, but I can't be sure. I remember making a card using it a LONG time ago to apply for her design team, but as usual it didn't get me anywhere!

Sylvia said...

Cute card LeAnne, my favorite colors!

Joanne said...

Truly stunning! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo