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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Miss U

Coffee of the Day - Marzipan

Today at Oddball Art Stamps we are starting a challenge in the Facebook group. unlike the challenge blog where you can use ANY image, on the FB group we are going to require the use of an Oddball Art Stamps image. Our challenge theme will be 'anything goes,' as will all of them on FB. all challenges will run for one month and the prize for winning will be 3 digis from the Oddball Art Etsy store.

so on to my card -
I used 'Big Eye Girl image 2' and paper from the Basic Grey Lucille collection. the designer paper was cut with the new SU! hexagon thinlits die. I am proclaiming right here that as cute as that die is, I do NOT recommend it to anyone. it is a nasty beast to cut with and tore up several sheets of paper before I could get one to produce a fairly decent cut. it took more than a dozen passes through the Big Shot to even cut this one little thin piece of paper, turning it all different directions. even then it was hard to get all of the pieces out. doubt I will ever use it again, which is a real shame. it's been more than 30 days since I received it, so it's too late for a return. :(  not up to the usual standard for SU!

okay, off of my rant. sorry.
deep cleansing breath.....
the piece underneath is stamped with the SU! script and woodgrain bg stamps. ribbon is also SU! and flower is Prima. if you look closely you can see that I popped up some separate hexagons on foam tape over the solid hexagons. lots of dimension irl - quite a few different thicknesses of foam tape. LOVE this image!!!!! sentiment is from the same cutey little MFT stamp set I've been using a lot lately.

be sure to stay updated on the card drive for Linda Payne's grand-daughter. I'll post info as I have it. :)

Craft-Dee Bow - anything goes with a handmade bow
Craftin' Desert Divas - anything goes
Catch the Bug - recipe: at least 4 layers, flower, and ribbon
Cutie Pie - cute with dies and punches (SU!, Spellbinders, and EK Success)
Outlawz Greeting - anything goes
Timbro Scrap Mania - only for girl
Use Your Stuff - die cuts (SU! and Spellbinders)
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Quirky Crafts - Spice Girls
Allsorts - use those dies (SU! and Spellbinders)
{pin}spirational - photo inspiration (shapes from turtle's back and colors)
Alphabet Ch - 'd' is for die cuts (SU! and Spellbinders)
Art Impressions - getting girly
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes
TTCRD - anything goes


DonnaMundinger said...

Just LOVE those Oddball images and your card is adorable, Jennifer. Hope to join in this month. xxD

Basslady said...

a fabulous card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Josephine said...

Fabulous card - love the background. I feel your frustration re the die. Some are just so difficult to cut and it's so irritating.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Solange J. said...

Sad, because this is so cute ! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

Penny said...

Very sweet, Jen! Love the design, papers & image! Great die cut--why don't you talk to your SU rep. I would think she/he would take care of this for you, no matter how long it has been.
Hugs, Penny

Barbara Bruder said...

Your background is so neat, too bad about that die, I have a few like that, too.Cute image and great design. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, starting Wednesday nite 10 pm, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our April Blog Hop. Leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.

Cazro said...

A very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. Caz

Karen Day said...

She is SUCH a sweet image! Gorgeous card - thanks for joining our Getting Girly challenge at Art Impressions!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! I'm so glad you stuck with it. The hexagon design is super fun. I love the pop of bright colors. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge! We'd love to have you visit our blog hop for a chance to win a Craft-Dee BowZ Tool (which works perfectly every time)! :)

Helene E said...

Such a lovely creation, and with gorgeous dies! Thank you for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Jane Savage said...

Fantastic design! Love that backing paper!
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

susiestacey said...

lovely card.
Thanks for sharing with Allsorts 'Use those Dies' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card! I really love the colors you chose!

Thank you for sharing with us a Craftin Desert Divas!
Make sure you check out our April Stamp release. The FUN starts April 22nd, hope to see you there!
Shelly DTM

Stephanie said...

Sweet card, thanks for playing along at CTB this week.

Nicoletta said...

beautiful card and lovely image!
thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a sweet card. Cute image and great flower embellishment!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT Challenge this week!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our March Recipe Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

Erin Stephenson said...

What a great card! Perfect for our challenge at Catch The Bug. I just love how the paper you cut with the die looks. How sad that you will never use it again. Thanks for playing. Good luck. Erin - GDT

Shell B. said...

Beautiful card, sweet image & love the quilted look design!
Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. I do love the image you used and must check them out. With all your difficulty, you did great with your background. Sorry it was such a trial for you. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. - Maggie DT

Lizzy Love said...

I just love this card, you never guess by looking at it that you had any problems, it turned out just beautifully! :)

Erin Stephenson said...

What an adorable card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Paper crafting journey. We hope to see you next challenge. good luck.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your cute at Craftin Desert Divas.
If the die is faulty they should replace it even if it is past the return deadline. I'd contact them about it.
Crafty hugs,
Craftin Desert Divas Guest Designer

Sarah said...

Awww such a cute image and love your card layout.

Isn't it frustrating when you get a new die that just doesn't work!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Spyder said...

Love your papers and colours...Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge! Hope to see you again - the next challenge is later today! ( Sunday evening!)
((Lyn)) DT

Giò said...

WOW! Just a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.