Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spotlight Artist for May - Just Keep on Creating

Before I show you my card, I would like to share some exciting news:  I am delighted to be the Spotlight Artist for May at Just Keep on Creating!

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Just Keep on Creating is a fun monthly link-up hosted by Susan where the theme is Anything Goes - my favourite!  You can enter as many times as you like; in fact, the more entries the better!

Check out the wonderful inspiration in the Just Keep on Creating May Link-up. There's still plenty of time for you to play along this month - the deadline to enter is May 26.  At the close of the linky, Susan picks her Top 10 Featured Artists - I always enjoy seeing the beautiful inspirational cards and projects that are chosen.  Susan will post her next Featured Artists shortly before the June challenge starts, so stay tuned!  And don't forget to link up your crafty project or card - it's Anything Goes!

Thank you, Susan, for choosing me as your Spotlight Artist this month - it was an honour!

Now I would like to share a get-well card I made for my nephew.  He was in a car accident last week.  Yes, very scary - and worrisome - he sustained a number of injuries but he's going to be okay.  So I tried to keep this one CAS, cheery, and masculine.  You all know I struggle with masculine cards!

The adorable daisy and bee image is from Diane's Daydream Designs.  It was lightly pre-coloured but I added lots of shading on the daisy with my Prismacolor pencils and Stickles on the bee's wings.  I fussy-cut and then popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is a die-cut from Tattered Lace Everyday Sentiments, and the embossing folder is Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Modern Vines.

I enjoy supporting the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
A Creative Romance One for the Boys (for my nephew) 3E #2
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes with Punches or Dies (used dies) UE
Card Mania CAS 3E #2
CASology Flower UE
Crafting by Designs May Anything Goes UE
Crafting for All Seasons Things with Wings 3E #3
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 3E #1
Craftitude Die-Licious - Use a Die 3E #3
Crafts 4 Eternity To Die For - Use a Die 3E #3
Crafty Creations Use 2:  Flowers, Die Cut, Ribbon, Purple 2E #2
Crafty Girls Anything Goes 3E #3
Creative Craft Cottage Use a Digi/Anything Goes 3E #3
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #3
Dies R Us May Flowers 3E #2
Digi Sketch Anything Goes (T for Theme) 4E #3
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Anything Goes 3E #3
Divas by Design Anything Goes 2E #1
DL.ART May Anything Goes Linky UE 1/day
Dream Valley Things with Wings 3E #1
Hiding in my Craftroom Embossing 3E #3
Inky Chicks CAS UE
Just B Creative Crazy May Anything Goes Linky UE 1/day
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes UE
Left of Center Cards for a Male (for my nephew) 3E #2
MFP Speedy Fox and Friends No Designer Paper 5E #3
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Paper Pretties Flowers 3E #1
Papertake Weekly Oh So Cute 5E #2
Polkadoodles Things with Wings 2E #2
QKR Stampede Punches or Dies (used die) 3E #3
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes 3E #3
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes 3E #3
Sentimental Sundays Funky Flowers 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Botanical 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
The Kraftyhands Challenge Anything Goes UE
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #2
Top Dog Dies Show Off and Win (tag #inspirationchallenge) UE
Treasured Times Anything Goes UE
Wags 'n Whiskers One for the Boys (for my nephew) 2E #2
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes w Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1
Your Next Stamp Sketch or Inspirational Photo (see below - I was inspired by the daisies) 3E #3

Your Next Stamp Photo Inspiraion

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Bad Kitty said...

nice flower card

Unknown said...

Your last three cards are just beautiful, cute and stunning....keep them coming.xx

Donna said...

Cute cheery card, I like the touch of glitter on the wings.

marion said...

What a sweet card and so usefull to have in stock, sending you lots of hugs and love and cuddles to my sweet loved ones overseas Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

Diane Noble said...

Kitty, this is an adorable card! Thanks for letting me know you posted it. I hope it will be ok to copy and showcase it sometime soon on my blog and Daydream Designs Facebook page. It's super cute and I'd love to share it. Let me know if that's ok. Thanks so my for using giving a shout out for DD. Blessings on your day!

Darlene said...

What a cute creation Kitty! Love that little touch of sparkle! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

Gail said...

Congratulations on being the Spotlight Artist - lovely creation - have a blessed week - Gail

Unknown said...

Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Very cute card, love the sparkly wings. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


jimlynn said...

Congrats on being the Spotlight Artist!!! Very exciting news indeed!
This will be a great card to cheer up your nephew! SO cute and love that little bee.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love how you glittered up the wings on that cute bee! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth DT

Lisa said...

Congratulations on being the spotlight artist!! Your card is bee-utiful!! I love the sparkly wings!! The embossing is fabulous!! I hope your nephew feels much better and heals quickly!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kitty this is beautiful.

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}



Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Stampsnob. said...

Cute card thanks for sharing at MFP.........Lis

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card and what a cute image you have used, love it. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, I love the single image and the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Punches/Dies." Come back to join us again and good luck.
Karal QKR Stampede DT

Carol L said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I love the embossing and especially how you placed the sentiment!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: 'clean and simple' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Kathy Bradley said...

What a darling image and pretty card - big smiles. Thanks for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

Unknown said...

Congratulations Kitty, so very well deserved my lovely friend, I love this CAS card, I do love Bees me, not wasps mind, just Bees, love and hugs hun xxx

Barbara Godden said...

Great card, super cute your embossing folder. I'm sure it will bring a smile to your nephew's face. Glad he is going to be ok.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude and at Creative Fingers

Meghan said...

Kitty, this is a fabulous card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for entering our current challenge '#31 A Card For A Male' over in the "Left Of Centre" Challenge Blog.

I'm sorry to hear your nephew had to go through such an awful ordeal, I hope he is much better. This is such a simple but beautiful and stylish card. The embossed backing really frames that lovely bright image perfectly. Who wouldn't smile looking at this...

I hope you will pop over and join us for more of our future fortnightly challenges. We have great sponsors so we always have great prizes to win.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

Teresa said...

Such a sweet design - I hope this helped bring some cheer to your nephew. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week - good luck x

michele said...

Gorgeous card,hope your nephew recovers soon. thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Diane said...

Well congratulations on your Spotlight Artist position. Wonderful embossing with your pop of color.

Hugs Diane

MaxiBelle Studio said...

super cute! that bee is sure to cheer anyone up!

Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Karen Letchworth said...

What a sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and have a blessed week,
Word Art Wednesday

stampingbowd said...

Beautiful card! Love that pretty daisy! Wishing a full and speedy recovery for your nephew! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Hope your nephew is ok and recovers soon... this card would cheer anyone up! It's so sweet. Love what you have done with the daisy and that little bee is so cute with his sparkly wings. Your nephew will love it. Really like the embossed background too.

Artesania said...

Beautiful card and fine design !Thank you so much for entering our SSS challenge this time ,i hope you return with another stunning card next.
Greets Gudrun DT

Crafty Humphreys said...

Wonderful get well card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxxd!

Lena said...

Mission accomplished, Kitty! :-) Your card is definately CAS, cheery and masculine. Sorry to hear about your nephew's accident but it is a blessing that he is going to be okay. I'm sure your card will brighten his day during his recovery.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena – DT Member
Lena’s Creations

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

Sorry to hear about your nephew's accident. I hope he is on the mend! Your card is wonderful and I am sure it cheered him up. Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

Caz said...

This is lovely..Thank you for joining with us at Digi sketch..And good luck,,

Caz DSDT x

Claire said...

Such a fun card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
Claire xx

Anna-Karin said...

Such a great card! The embossing on the grey cardstock looks wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Your card is super cute! Love the fun embossed background, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

Andie's Space said...

This is so lovely. Great image & the embossed background looks brilliant. This would cheer anyone up & make them feel better. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Lou Sims said...

Stunning card. Adore the composition, colours and the bee image. Many thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles "Wings" challenge this fortnight. Lou x

fiona mctiernan walker said...

A great get well card thank you for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

Jo Ann said...

This is beautiful. Love the color of your base card and that flower stands out. We are so blessed you joined our Challenge last week and hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with an encouragement from Psalm 119:50 which says, "My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." Hugs and blessings...