Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rainy Days (Gerda Steiner image)

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome two lovely new followers - (AJ) Art Jypsy and Becca Cruger - thank you for joining me! My card today features the freebie progressive challenge image from Gerda Steiner Designs called Rainy Days.  Such a cute image - thank you, Gerda!  I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and combined it with a freebie sentiment from Create with TLC - thank you, Paulette!  It says, "Maybe I can't stop the downpour, but I will always join you for a walk in the rain."  I thought it went so well with the image.

I recently discovered The Outlawz Challenges, and I am slowly finding my way around their web site.  There is a fun colour challenge that started today and I wanted to play along!  Everyone over there is so friendly and supportive, and there's a big party going on right now, so why not head over and join in the fun!  

For my card, I kept it CAS.  I received this beautiful embossed panel from my friend Patti a while ago and I'm finally using it - I was waiting for the perfect image and this is it!  Thank you, Patti!  I added some lace (The Ribbon Girl) and a row of pearls from my stash along the edge, and some twine (My Craft Spot) and a single pearl on the embossed umbrella. Lastly I added some Glossy Accents to the water puddle and rain drops.  

I would like to support the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create AG 3/3
Allsorts Embossing 1/3
City Crafters A Piece of Sky UE
Come and Get It Child's Card 3/3
Crafting by Designs October AG UE

Crafty Sentiments Use a Sentiment 1/3
Creative Card Crew Bows (twine bow) 1/3
DL.ART October Linky AG 1E/day
Gerda Steiner Designs Rainy Days 1E
Hiding in My Craftroom Embossing 1/3
Not Just Cards AG UE
Pile it On Cheerful/Uplifting Message UE
Quirky Crafts Let's Quirky Frame It 1/3
Really Reasonable Ribbon AG with Ribbon or Trim (lace)1/6
Ruby's Rainbow Use your freebies/prizes (freebies described above) UE
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Optional Shaker Card 2/3
Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG with a Twist: Add Pink UE
The Outlawz Colour Challenge (Flannel Grey, Victorian Rose, Soft Sage, Twist: Add Lace) 1E
The Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer and AG 2/3 
The Ribbon Girl White UE (used lace from The Ribbon Girl Store)
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5

The Outlawz

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S.  I'm celebrating my 50th birthday this month with Candy!  Help me celebrate - my candy is here!


Ema M said...

Sweet design and super cute GD image! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

jimlynn said...

Kitty! This is awesome! I love that embossing folder and you have the perfect image to go with it. The pearls and lace just top off the whole thing! Beautiful!

MaryH said...

You surely picked the perfect image to go with this lovely embossed piece. Not seen this EF, but really like the look. That is one darling image and I love the sentiment. And the pearl trim is so pretty to set off the entire card. Beautiful work. TFS & Hugs

Karen Letchworth said...

How beautiful! It's just STUNNING really. Thanks so much for playing along with us. It's always so greatly appreciated.
Word Art Wednesday

vinita jain said...

Such a stunning embossing BG with a pretty image, feel like a rainy day!!!
Your CAS card is awesome with pearls and gorgeous lace, I love it:)))

Karen Oliver said...

Gorgeous, the sentiment and the embossing are just perfect for the image. I love the soft colours you used too. Thanks for joining the Gerda Steiner Designs October Challenge

brenda said...

Just lovely Kitty, you have so cleverly combined a cute image with an elegant look. And that embossing folder looks like another need item.

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Jo Ann said...

This is too cute...I love your embossing folder and the sentiment is wonderful! We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again as the new challenge starts today. Leaving you with God's Word in 1 John 4:9 which says, "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." God bless always!


Elina P. said...

Goprgeous card, love the image, embossed background and the touch of pearls and lace you added!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

Becca Cruger said...

That rain embossing is to die for! I just got an umbrella stamp set and I'm jealous! Cute card and thanks for the sweet call out! It brightened my day.

Michelle Gorgeart said...

Très belle carte ! Je tenais à te féliciter pour ta 1ère place au "défi de Bibiana". Bravo encore ! Amicalement. Micha

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card

marion said...

a lovely card made with this cute image, lots of hugs to you and cuddles and perhaps a brush for my three loved ones overseas, Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy

Jacee said...

Such a lovely card, what a fabulous sentiment.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa said...

I'm not sure my comment went through so I'm trying again :) Your card is so adorable!! I love the sweet image!! The raindrop embossing is just perfect!! And the pearls and lace along the side are an awesome touch!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such a sweet image and wonderful sentiment.

terrie said...

What a lovely card....it turned out really nice and I like the raindrop embossed folder...
Well done Kitty....
Good luck

Donna said...

Beautiful card, that embossing compliments your wonderfully colored image perfectly!

Cindy said...

Great card. Love the embossing and the pearls and lace. Thanks for playing along with us at SBC. Cindy-DT

Sarah said...

Such a cute card Kitty and what a fabulous embossing folder to go with that image! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

N Zver said...

I love that embossing folder and your colouring. Great job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Ros Crawford said...

Such a lovely card!! Love that embossing folder! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Lil Green Bug said...

Adoreable... and cute... thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge...... Love it. Come check out my embossing project.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "Embossing" Challenge;-))m

Barb said...

What a fabulous creation, so elegant looking, love the sentiment and the embossed umbrellas really adds to it. Thanks for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

Charlene said...

SO cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB :-)

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Patti said...

Oh Kitty!! what a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing and for the special invite to pop in and see what you created from what I sent. : )

I have been so busy I have not been able to create or comment much : ( SUCH! a busy time for my business. I really appreciate you and I promise I'll be back!! : )

I also wanted to say Happy Birthday!! I have a card sitting here to send to you and... here it is STILL sitting here! : ( I plan to send it even though it will be LATE as I think you'll like it any time of the year : )

Happy Happy Birthday friend!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Sandy How said...

Love it. fab embossing to go with the sweet image and wonderful sentiment. Sorry I'm late popping in but thanks for entering the challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous card, beautifully coloured and I love the embossed background! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

Stella said...

So cute! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

crafty-stamper said...

cute image and love the sentiment and raindrop embossed background-beautiful pearl border--Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs
Carol GDT x

Deonna Bemish said...

Gorgeous Card! I love that embossing folder with the raindrops. I love all of the details and that fabulous image. Thank you for sharing your card with Through the Craftroom door this week.

Laurie HIMCR said...

This card is just too darling! I also love the embossed raindrops and use of pearls and lace. I just can't get enough of this card, it is beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I love it.
Thank you so much for sharing over here at SBC and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT